College Hill

Updated September 28, 2020

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A note to Realtors and prospective home buyers about buying properties in historic districts

Single-Family Homes

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129 S. Tate Street
The Jobe-Faust House
contract pending August 21, 2020

  • $363,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,567 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $320,000, August 18, 2020
  • Note: The property was owned from 1916 (apparently before the house was built) to 1947 by W.S. and Mary Jobe. He was a salesman; she was a stenographer with Joseph J. Stone and Co., printers, engravers and bookbinders.
    • From 1950 to 1990, the house was owned by Bernice Foust, a saleswoman at The Corner, a retail institution at the corner of Tate Street and Walker Avenue for 60 years until its closing in 2011.

912 Spring Garden Street
The Wrenn-Foushee House

  • $288,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,386 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, May 2014
  • Note: Rental property
    • According to the historic district’s NRHP nomination, the first owner was Owen Wrenn, a civil engineer.
    • The house was owned by Sam and Verna Foushee and their descendants from 1941 to 2010. Foushee was a conductor on the Yadkin & Atlantic Railway.
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917 Carr Street
contract pending September 28, 2020

  • $250,000 (originally $280,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,938 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $217,000, January 2017
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212 Tate Street
contract pending August 24, 2020

  • $249,900 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,784 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $160,000, June 2002
  • Note: You’d never know from looking at it now, but this was one of the worst, most run-down rental houses in College Hill until the city took it into the neighborhood redevelopment program. It’s a great example of the impact of that very successful program.
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801 W. McGee Street, Unit 18
contract pending August 24, 2020

  • $150,000 (originally $144,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 960 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed February 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $115,000, December 2017
  • HOA: $197/month
  • Note: The condo was listed originally as being for sale by owner. After six months, it was relisted with a real estate agent at a higher price.
    • Condo in Wafco Mill. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The train tracks have been removed. The railbed will become part of the Downtown Greenway.

801 W. McGee Street, Unit 14
contract pending September 21, 2020

  • $148,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 871 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed September 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $128,000, February 2009
  • HOA: $179/month
  • Note: Condo in Wafco Mill. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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801 W. McGee Street, Unit 1
contract pending September 10, 2020

  • $139,900
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 840 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $167
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $113,500, October 2016
  • HOA: $167/month
  • Note: Condo in Wafco Mill. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Multi-unit Homes

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704 Spring Garden Street (for sale in a package with 700 Spring Garden and 702 Spring Garden)
Blog post: Three Side-by-Side Rental Houses in College Hill Have Gone Up For Sale With One Remarkably High Price — $975,000 (June 7, 2020)

  • $975,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,745 square feet (single-family home divided into three apartments)
  • Price/square foot: $157 (all three properties)
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, July 2001
  • Note: The seller is offering three adjoining rental properties together. The others are essentially identical single-family rental houses built in 2003: Each has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1,736 square feet.

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630 Joyner Street
contract pending September 15, 2020

  • $350,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $132
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $135,000, December 2001
  • Note: The house has four 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments.
    • The house may have been built as a quadruplex. City directories show multiple households at the address as early as 1924.

200 Tate Street

  • $315,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,607 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $121
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $195,000, April 2014
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, house divided into two units decades ago.
    • 200 Tate Street was the address given for the St. Paul’s AME Zion Church, an African American institution, in the 1905-06 city directory. The church didn’t appear at the that address before or after that edition. The next year, its address was 710 Guilford venue in what is now Westerwood.

130 Tate Street
The Rev. Samuel M. Rankin House

  • $277,500
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet
  • Price/square feet: $121
  • Built in 1907 (see note below)
  • Listed September 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $220,000, May 2014
  • Note: Originally a single-family home, it was divided into two units decades ago.
    • Rev. Rankin was chairman of the Presbyterian Home Missions committee.
    • County records give the house a 1940 date, but city directories show a residence at the address from 1907. The historic district’s NRHP nomination says 1905-10.