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Updated July 23, 2019

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Around the Piedmont Triad

Featured Properties


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1875 Elmer Moore Road, Bonlee, Chatham County
The Isaac Dunlap House
contract pending as of May 1, 2019

  • $120,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,770 square feet, 9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built ca. 1900
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, June 1990
  • Note: The house was built by Isaac Dunlap. co-founder of both the community of Bonlee and the Bonlee and Western short-line railroad.
    • The listing says the house “has retained nearly every piece of trim, hardware, stunning multicolored glass sashes & original doors … deep baseboards, 5 panel doors, lacy brackets & elaborate sawn balistrades.”
    • The property includes a pond and an unspecified number of outbuildings.

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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856
no longer under contract as of May 10, 2019

  • $159,500 (originally listed at $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built around 1856
  • Listed November 10, 2016
  • Last sold: June 2013, $88,000
  • Note: A previous version of the listing said, “Ready for your cosmetic upgrades … The house is being sold as-is with the kitchen and second bathroom needing updates. Cracked plaster and peeling wall paper will also need to be repaired. All of the windows have been replaced.”
    • The original woodwork remains and is attributed to Thomas Day (not uncommon in houses of this period in the Caswell-Rockingham area).

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7435 U.S. 158 East, Leasburg, Caswell County

  • $160,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,212 square feet, 1.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed June 30, 2019
  • Last sale: $154,500, July 2009
  • Listing: “Partially restored 1850 Greek Revival home … beautiful restored staircase, 5 chandeliers, 7 fireplaces (one restored Thomas Day design), large columned front porch, upstairs balcony, roof 2007, new septic, plumbing, electrical upgrades, new insulation, plantation shutters, reinforced chimneys, side porch, dbl carport, smoke house …”

Preservation North Carolina Listings

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336 W. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
Dongola House

  • $109,000
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms not listed, 2,881 square feet, 1.86 acres
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1832
  • Listed June 18, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Preservation North Carolina listing: “Many people believe it will take a fortune to refurbish this palatial home– we have quotes for everything and it will take less than $100K.”
    • “Preservation NC will work with you to preserve this Historic Treasure.”
    • Dongola House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina.
    • The house is also being marketed for office use.
    • The property is part of a larger piece of land owned by an LLC located in Washington state.

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400 McCollum Road, Madison, Rockingham County
McCollum Farm
listing withdrawn July 2019

  • $110,000
  • 1,935 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built ca. 1820 or earlier
  • Last sale: Details not available in online records
  • Listing: “… a remarkably intact early 19th century tobacco farm situated in the rolling foothills of Rockingham County between Madison and Wentworth. ”
    • “The original tall two-story log house is thought to have been built in the 1820s, but could be earlier according to some historians. It is constructed of hand hewn square-notched logs. A one-and-a-half story addition of similar construction was built in the 1840s next to the earliest section creating two rooms on the first floor separated by a center hall. A two-room rear ell was added to the back of the 1840s section around 1904 creating even more space.”
    • “The log house will require extensive rehabilitation in the 1820s section including foundation work and new flooring, ceiling repair, and the installation of mechanical systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The 1840s side with rear ell is habitable, but will benefit from cosmetic updates and possibly some system upgrades. A fire in 2006, which started on the second floor of the 1840s side and spread to the attic, resulted in the replacement of the roof, and loss of much of the original clapboard siding, the flush gable ends and boxed cornice.”

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818 Jay Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Dunn House

  • $89,000 (originally listed at $102,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,661 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $33
  • Built in 1928
  • Note: The house is a contributing structure in the Central Leaksville National Register Historic District.
    • Designed by architect J. Bryant Heard
    • “Though the house is habitable, it will need some minor plaster repair, interior paint, and cosmetic updates. Previous roof leaks have been repaired. Some cracks in the brickwork may indicate some foundation issues. The house was last re-wired in the 1960s and has never had a central air conditioning system.”

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1525 Belmont Road, Linwood, Davidson County
Beallmont

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,422 square feet, 2.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Listing: “The original small two-story frame house was built by either Doctor Robert Moore, the original grant holder, or his son Ebenezer, in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century. A two-story log addition was built early on. Ebenezer’s son-in-law Burgess Lamar Beall, a prominent physician and politician, transformed the house into a fashionable picturesque villa in the late 1840’s. … The side wing was added during the picturesque villa remodeling and also featured latticework. The current one-bay wide porch was added in the twentieth century.”
  • The house has been moved to a nearby lot with access to a small pond. The surrounding land will be protected by a conservation easement.
  • The house will require a complete rehabilitation, including structural repair, restoration carpentry, new systems, bathrooms and kitchen.

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The Van Hook-Worsham-Stamps House
No address

  • $35,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1,425 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1852; portions of a 1780 structure remain
  • Listing: “The Vanhook-Worsham-Stamps house has been completely dismantled, cataloged and stored by a renowned builder in Caswell County, NC.”
    • “… house is a two-pin log home that features a number of Greek Revival characteristics, including street-facing façade and gable, a hip roof with widely overhanging eaves and clapboard siding, while the upper casement windows give rise to a shallow second story.”

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148 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Gordon-Brandon House

  • $32,500
  • 1,968 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built around 1850
  • Listing: “It was purchased by an absentee owner in 2000 and suffered several years of neglect. Happily, it was recently purchased by a local preservationist who has enlisted Preservation NC’s assistance to find someone to purchase and restore it to its former elegance.”
    • “An unusual example of a uniquely Milton house type, the Gordon-Brandon House is a modest-scale raised Greek Revival cottage consisting of a brick lower level and a wood frame upper level containing the main entrance and ornamentation.”
    • “The house has suffered neglect for several years and will need a complete rehabilitation.”
    • The property is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is eligible for tax credits.
    • In better days:

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The Nereus Mendenhall House (also known as The Oaks)
1753 Penny Road, High Point (house must be moved)

      • $5,000 (structure only)
      • Built around 1830

Listing: “This important early house with Guilford College ties must be moved – again! It has simple yet refined woodwork, mortise-and-tenon construction, and a modified Quaker plan ready for permanent new location.”

  • The house was moved to its present location in 1998 and now must be moved to a permanent location.
  • Dr. Nereus Mendenhall was born in nearby Jamestown. An advocate for public education, he served as principal of New Garden Friends School, which eventually became Guilford College. He is credited with keeping the school open during the Civil War.

Around the Piedmont Triad

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9395 Center Grove Church Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • $389,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,707 square feet, 28.78 acres
  • Price/square foot: $288
  • Built in 1886
  • Listed March 1, 2017
  • Last sale: $26,500, June 2017
  • Note: County property records show the house with 2,016 square feet; listing has 1,707.

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5010 Murray Road, Winston-Salem
The John and Sallie Sprinkle House

  • $329,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,697 square feet, 3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $285,000, May 2011
  • Note: “Some upgrades need completion.”
    • The property appears to be two lots that have been combined into one. It includes a second house of about 560 square feet, which originally was 5008 Murray Road. There are no separate property records online for the second house.
    • Listing: “Both houses need work.”

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811 Derby Road, Jackson Springs, Montgomery County

  • $295,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 63 acres
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1772
  • Listing date unavailable
  • Last sale: $250,000, March 2016
  • Listing: “Restoration has begun on the farmhouse. Perfect project for someone wanting to renovate and restore a historic farm.”

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4982 Patillo Church Road, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending as of May 22, 2019

  • $290,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,400 square feet, 53 acres
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed May 9, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The listing is more focused on the land than the house: “Property also offers a currently occupied century old farmhouse that would be a terrific project … ”
    • The property includes open fields, woods, a pond, and a variety of fruit trees.
    • The property has a Burlington mailing address but is located in northern Alamance County, off N.C. 62 just south of the Caswell County line.

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2017 Neelley Way, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • $219,900 (originally listed at $269,900)
  • 10 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 7,617 square feet, 3.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed February 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $292,000, October 2018
  • Note: The house is in very poor condition and is being sold as-is.
    • County tax records show the house being 7,617 square feet; the listing shows 5,882.
    • Offers must be submitted through RESNET.

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2002 School Street, Winston-Salem

  • $204,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,494 square feet, 18.86 acres
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed July 13, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: This is the third time since 2015 that the property has been listed for sale, originally at $259,900.
    • Not owner-occupied

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2586 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
under contract again as of June 30, 2019

  • $179,900 (originally listed at $199,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,660 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed November 20, 2018
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: A few of the grand old houses still remain on this stretch of Reynolda Road, but all except this one have been converted to offices.
    • Listed for sale in 2010 at $249,500 but didn’t sell.
    • Located at the corner of Reynolda and Silas Creek Parkway (Reynolda runs above Silas Creek via an overpass).

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5311 Bowman Brook Drive, Julian, Guilford County
contract pending as of May 24, 2019

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet, 6.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1870
  • Listed May 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $110,000, March 2011
  • Listing: “Partially restored looking for someone to finish the restoration. … This home needs a craftsman who truly appreciates its unique features & fine craftsmanship.”

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3369 E. Holly Grove Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $175,000 (originally listed at $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,313 square feet, 13 acres
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1868
  • Listed May  22, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “2nd and 3rd bedroom on second level has no heat/ac and not included in total square footage.”

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501 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
under contract again as of July 22, 2019

  • $135,000 (originally listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 28, 2018
  • Last sale: $25,000, February 2001
  • Note: Located in the West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District
    • “… a lot of potential! … Bring your imagination and add your own touches.”
    • An earlier restoration earned a historic preservation award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission.
    • The house has been a rental property for several years.
    • County tax records show the house with 1,732 square feet; the listing says 1,808.

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2587 Yadkin College Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $124,750
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 7.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $115,000, April 2019
  • Note: Located in the Yadkin College Historic District (National Register of Historic Places)

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2227 Martin Luther King Jr Road, Walnut Cove, Stokes County
contract pending as of July 5, 2019

  • $119,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,312 square feet, 14.92 acres (see note below)
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed June 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $19,000, May 2019
  • Note: The property was sold for $19,000 and then two weeks later was put on the market again at $119,900. The deed for that sale indicates the property was 1.49 acres. The listing shows “13 +/- acres.” County property records show 14.92 acres.
    • The property includes a detached garage, pastures and a barn.

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716 Knox Road, McLeansville, Guilford County

  • $109,900 (originally listed at $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,043 square feet, 1.92 acres
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $185,000, July 2010

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1142 Plaid Street, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending as of July 10, 2019

  • $90,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,073 square feet, 0.82 acre
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed June 24, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “2 lg. bedrooms on second floor w/ceiling height just under 7 ft. (not counted in square footage.)”
    • “Located in the heart of west Burlington on street with many recently renovated homes.”
    • There are a lot of thin paneling and wall-to-wall carpet throughout the house.

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303 Summit Avenue, Asheboro, Randolph County
contract pending as of June 29, 2019

  • $90,000 (originally listed at $99,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,034 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 10, 2018
  • Last sale: $94,000, May 2009
  • Note: From 2004-09, this house was sold three times; the prices, in order, were $99,000, $95,000 and $94,000.
    • The property includes a wired storage building and a pole building.
    • Vinyl siding

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216 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
The Dr. Nathaniel Roan House, 1838

  • $89,000 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,572 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1838
  • Listed December 21, 2016
  • Last sale: Information not available online
  • Listing: “Charming 1.5 story home in Greek Revival and Gothic Cottage styles in the heart of downtown Yanceyville across from public library. … With its proximity to the courthouse, town hall and several churches, this would also make a tremendous wedding venue.”

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523 S. Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Saunders-Hege House

  • $85,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,188 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1879
  • Listed July 16, 2019
  • Last sale: $1,000, May 1998
  • Note: The house is owned by the Leaksville United Methodist Church.

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375 New Salem Road, Randleman, Randolph County
contract pending s of July 16, 2019

  • $85,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,920 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed May 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $58,000, June 1995
  • Listing: “Large home with some updates, but needs more.”

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514 E. Davis Street, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending as of June 25, 2019

  • $79,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4,189 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built in 1889, perhaps; see note below.
  • Listed June 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, July 1994
  • Note: County tax records list the date of the house as 1950, which is obviously wrong (the listing says the house has a terra cotta drainage system and 12-foot ceilings). The homeowner says it was built in 1889, which appears more likely.
    • The listing includes no photo of the front of the house; the one above is from Google Street View. Here’s a shot of one side:

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117 N.C. Highway 731, Candor, Montgomery County

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,874 square feet, 3.37 acres
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed July 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $40,000, March 2007
  • Note: The property is at the southern edge of the Uwharrie National Forest.
    • Although the listing gives a Candor address, the county GIS system shows it as Mount Gilead, to which it appears to be closer (the towns are about 20 miles apart).
    • The property includes a greenhouse, barn, pasture and workshop.
    • Property card in the county tax office: “BARN&SHED ON PROP-NV [no value]; OLD STORE-NV; DEED CALLS FOR 4.31AC BUT PLOTS 3.37AC”
    • The interior isn’t described in the listing, and no interior photos are included. The price suggests the house may need considerable work.

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222 W. Chestnut Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $69,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,242 square feet, 1.19 acres (two lots)
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed July 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $43,500 on May 8, 2019
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The listing characterizes the house as “spacious” and “in need of some updating,” just as the previous listing did. Nothing is said to justify a $69,000 price on a house that was sold for $43,500 two months previously.
    • Also: “Double lot featuring old ‘home place’ in the back.” No information on the old “home place” is included in the listing. County property records describe it as an “old hse used for storage”; no construction date, square footage or other information is provided. The tax value of the building is listed as zero.

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6242 Suits Road, Archdale, Randolph County

  • $62,900 (originally listed at $65,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,271 square feet, 1.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1888
  • Listed February 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $31,000, May 1991
  • Note: No photos of interior included in listing
    • Not owner-occupied
    • Vinyl siding

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4847 Dippen Road, Winston-Salem

  • $55,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,863 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $112,000, July 2001
  • Listing: “Needs plenty of TLC to restore it to former glory.”
    • “Unknown septic permit.”
    • “Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested.”
    • “This property is eligible under the First Look Initiative for Owner Occupants through 8/7/2019.”
    • Owned by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac)

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121 E. Naomi Street, Randleman, Randolph County

  • $51,500 (originally listed at $55,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,456 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $21
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 24, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Selling as is, water cut off, no electricity.”

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626 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $59,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,395 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 5, 2019
  • Last sale: $74,250, May 2012
  • Note: The house was sold for $85,500 in March 2007. It previously was listed for sale in 2013 and 2015.
    • Listing: “Previous rental property, needs TLC.”

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113 Watt Street, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • $56,500 (originally listed at $65,600)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,073 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed April 4, 2019
  • Last sale: 1953, price not available online
  • Listing: “… will be adorable with a little restoration, power washing, scraping of paint, refinishing wood floors & TLC. The total square footage without removing unheated rooms is approx. 1500 sq.ft. Multiple heating units are found in the home (natural gas & electric). “

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400 Guilford Street, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending as of February 22, 2019

  • $40,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet
  • Price/square foot $22
  • Built in 1897
  • Listed February 6, 2019
  • Last sale: August 28, 2015, one of several properties sold together, individual prices not broken out.
  • Note: Banked-owned property, being sold as is.

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66 Bombay Road, Denton, Davidson County

  • $29,000 (originally listed at $45,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,604 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $18
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $2,000, January 23, 2019 (last previous sale was $2,750, April 1946)
  • Listing: “I am sure it was a grand home in its day. … Homes sits on 2 & 1/2 lots. Sold as is.”

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1307 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending as of July 23, 2019

  • $19,000 (originally listed at $27,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $11
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed March 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $23,000, October 2018
  • Note: The property includes two lots. The second is behind the lot with the house.

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1057 W. Main Street, Swepsonville, Alamance County
upset bid period in effect

  • Auction held Tuesday, July 23
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,410 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed July 6, 2019
  • Last sale: $55,000, July 2012
  • Note: County property records show 2,410 square feet; the listing says 2,509.