Dunleath: Recent Sales

425 E. Hendrix Street
The Charles Augustus Hendrix House
Blog post — The Charles Augustus Hendrix House: A Grand 1890s Mansion in Dunleath, $300,000

  • Sold for $200,000 on June 15, 2021 (originally listed at $300,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,255 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built around 1895
  • Listed February 14, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000 plus unspecified balance of a mortgage, July 2007
  • Note: The house has remained in the extended Hendrix family since it was built, owned successively by a daughter and son-in-law, grandson and great-granddaughter of Charles Hendrix.
    • Although the photos indicate the house is in very livable shape, it’s priced like a fixer-upper. At least some of the floors need refinishing, and a new owner might well want to update the kitchen and bathrooms.
    • County records show the date of the house as 1902, but the city directory shows brothers Charles and Edward Hendrix living there with their wives by 1896. The NRHP nomination for the Summit Avenue Historic District gives the date as 1895-99. The Hendrix brothers appear to have bought the property in the 1880s. Edward, a broker, died in 1919.
    • Charles Augustus Hendrix (1862-1942) was identified in the 19th century as a farmer and horse trader, but later became a prominent contractor. His obituary credits him as the contractor for the Aycock school and Sedgefield Gold golf course and for the excavations for the Southeastern Building, the King Cotton Hotel and the original O. Henry Hotel. He was a founder of the Sedgefield Ride and Hunt Club and the North Carolina Fox Hunt Association.

608 Park Avenue
The Andrews House

  • Sold for $140,000 on May 5, 2021 (listed at $129,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $98
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $142,500, January 1996 (one of three properties sold together, individual prices not broken out)
  • Note: A house in desperate need of renovation, originally a single-family home, long ago divided into four apartments, all now vacant.
    • Asbestos siding
    • Eugene Andrews and his wife, Nellie, bought the property in 1921 and lived there for about two years. They sold it in 1923 to Eugene’s son, Bune Derwood Andrews, and moved to Chapel Hill. Bune apparently used the house as a rental property until he sold it in 1940. Eugene (1874-1940) and Bune (1896-1944) were embalmers. Bune worked for with Poole & Blue funeral home and ambulance service at 342 N. Elm Street.

605 Park Avenue
The Preddy House
Blog post — 605 Park Avenue: The 1920 Boyhood Home of the Preddy Brothers, Greensboro’s Great Heroes of World War II

  • Sold for $225,000 on April 30, 2021 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,756 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $128
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 30, 2021
  • Last sale: $136,000, July 2004
  • Note: The boyhood home of Greensboro’s great heroes of World War II, fighter aces George and William Preddy.
    • George E. Preddy Sr. (1889-1972) bought the property in 1919. The house is dated 1920 in county records, but George apparently rented the house out until 1928. He and his family lived first at 610 Park with his parents, George M. and Sarah, and George E.’s younger siblings Dale and Irene, and later renting the house at 607 Park. George was a Southern Railway conductor.
    • George E. and wife Clara (1893-1974) had three children. Their daughter, Jonnice Carolyn, died in 1939. Both sons died in the war — George over the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas Day 1944 and William over Czechoslovakia the day before the war ended. Clara sold the house after George Sr. died in 1972.

611 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $285,000 on April 28, 2021 (originally $319,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,006 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Listed as being built in 1925, but likely earlier (see note)
  • Listed December 2, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,460, May 2013
  • Note: Property records and the district’s National Register nomination date the house to 1925, but city directories show the address as early as 1917. The owner of the property was Charles T. Smith, who lived next door at 613 Park, a house he built around 1911. 611 Park was apparently a rental until 1927, when it was bought by Frank and Louise Herbin. The Herbins owned it until 1957. He was a machinist.

620 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $160,000 on April 16, 2021 (listed at $137,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,949 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $82
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed January 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, February 2000
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Listing: “Bring your contractors with you! Price reflects need for repairs.”

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623 Park Avenue (online auction listing)
623 Park Avenue (in-person auction listing)
The Apple-Patterson House

  • Sold for $155,600 on March 30, 2021 (auction)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,944 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed January 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,000, October 2020 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: The house was built by H. Brona Apple, apparently as a rental property. Apple was a bookkeeper in the county welfare department.
    • After an apparent foreclosure, Allen C. Patterson bought in the house in 1938, and he and his wife, Dorothy, and lived there for 28 years, selling it in 1971. He was the superintendent of the Mid State Delivery Service.

711 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $260,000 on March 23, 2021 (originally $286,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,741 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $273,622, October 2014

751 Chestnut Street

  • Sold for $130,000 on February 9, 2021 (originally $179,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,056 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $63
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: 1966, price not recorded on deed.
  • Listing: “… looking for new owners to bring back the glory days. Exterior has been covered in aluminum siding, interior plaster walls covered by wood paneling, wood floors covered by carpeting since 1960.”
    • “FP mantels and newel posts from original Dunleath Mansion.”
    • The property was bought in 1905 by Leon M. Ham and his wife, Kate, who apparently built the house as a rental. They lived on East Lee Street. Leon was secretary-treasurer of the family business, the Ham Grocery Company at 215 S. Elm Street. The first known tenant was Dr. John R. Williams, a physician, in 1908. By 1909, the house was occupied by Jesse and Walter Waynick, both carpenters, and Miss Clara and Miss Molly Waynick.
    • A somewhat odd 1912 deed shows the house being sold to “D.A. McLarty and her heirs.” County property records identify her as Mrs. Eugene McLarty; he was listed in the city directory as living at the same address. He was a druggist. Also living there were Verne McLarty, a clerk at Sykes Drug Store, and William McLarty, a student. They owned the house for 54 years, selling it in 1966.
    • The house apparently has remained in one family since then. It is being sold by the estate of Norman P. Alley, who died in June at age 85. He was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of AMP Inc., now part of Tyco.
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708 Fifth Avenue

  • Sold for $255,000 on November 9, 2020 (listed at $249,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,448 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $176
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed August 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $169,000, December 2014
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703 Percy Street

  • Sold for $352,000 on October 9, 2020 (listed at $330,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,231 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $259,000, July 2010
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516 5th Avenue The Pearce-Young House
  • Sold for $305,000 on October 2, 2020 (originally $335,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,152 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $160,000, June 2018
  • Note: The first occupants of the house appear to have been James and Eunice Pearce. James Robert Pearce (1840-1910) was a former Confederate soldier, justice of the peace and auctioneer. His funeral was held at the house. Eunice Roxanna Wood Pearce (1845-1918) continued to live in the house after his death, along with two of their six children, son Sherley, a bricklayer, and daughter Julia and her husband, John B. Clendenin, a linotyper for the Daily Record. By 1924 the house was in the hands of the Guilford Insurance & Realty Co., which sold it to Joseph E. and Rosalie M. Young.
    • The Youngs and then Frank and Lilly Young owned the house until 1986. Joseph Young was a machinist.  He had died and Rosalie had moved to Alaska by the time she sold the house to Frank and Lilly in 1938. Lilly’s heirs sold the house in 1986.
    • What it looked like when it was sold in 2018:
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513 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $330,000 on August 28, 2020 (listed at $350,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,196 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $103
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $4,000, July 1983
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

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747 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $160,000 on August 13, 2020 (listed at $159,995)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2,519 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built around 1922 (per multiple sources) or possibly in 1940 (per county records); see note below
  • Listed May 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $120,000, May 2005
  • Note: County records date the house to 1940, but city directories show a residence on the property dating back to 1922 (a 1920 deed indicates there was no house on the lot).  The neighborhood’s National Register nomination dates the home as 1920-25. It accurately describes the house as a Craftsman foursquare and says it was originally built as a duplex. The duplex part is a bit unusual, but city directories support the statement, listing two residences at the home from 1923 and as late as 1968, the last city directory available online.
    • Complicating the dating: A 1931 deed of trust suggests again that there was no house on the lot. That wording, though, matches wording in the 1920 deed and may have been copied in error with other boilerplate information from the 1920 deed.
    • The house was divided later into five apartments (presumably in 1973, the renovation date in the listing).
    • No central air conditioning
    • The exterior is in rough shape, and no interior pictures are included in the listing. The $62/square foot price suggests the house needs work.
    • The house sits on a corner lot, adjoining a parking lot and a vacant lot with another paring lot across the street.
    • The fifth unit is in a clumsily built addition at the back (click to enlarge):

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724 Percy Street

  • Sold for $60,000 on July 17, 2020
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,308 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1934
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $10,500, November 1972
  • Note: Bought by a member of the Agapion family (more, more and more).

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755 Percy Street
The W. B. Young House

  • Sold for $200,000 on July 13, 2020 (listed at $200,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,593 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed March 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $170,000, May 2011
  • Note: The date of the house is listed variously as 1895 (county property records), ca. 1908 (Summit Avenue Historic District NRHP nomination) and 1994 (online for-sale listings).

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114 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $331,000 on June 26, 2020 (listed at $339,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,962 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $169
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed April 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $150,000, December 2001

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704 Summit Avenue
The Thomas J. Reavis Jr. House

  • Sold for $150,000 on May 22, 2020 (originally $170,000)
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,559 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $59
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 13, 2019
  • Last sale: $28,500, December 2005
  • Note: No central air conditioning
    • Photos with the listing indicate the interior is in better condition than the exterior.
    • Online listings say the house has “over 3,900” square feet; county property records show 2,559.
    • Online listings show 8 bedrooms; country property records show 5.
    • Listing: “Basement with kitchenette, three bedrooms, full bath and private entrance.”
    • The house was demolished in 2021. The new owner claimed he didn’t know he couldn’t simply tear down a house in a historic district, and the city, violating its own policy, issued a demolition permit without requiring the owner to get a certificate of appropriateness.

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511 Charter Place

  • Sold for $185,000 on April 14, 2020 (listed at $185,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,214 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed March 5, 2020
  • Last sale: $123,770, June 2002
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

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740 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $195,000 on February 20, 2020
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,642 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $119
  • Built in 1913
  • Apparently not listed for sale
  • Last sale: $97,000, June 2019
  • Note: The square footage is listed as 1,642 in county records and 2,177 in the most recent Zillow listing.
    • Bought by an LLC based in Huntersville

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600 Fifth Avenue

  • Sold for $220,000 on January 23, 2020 (originally listed at $250,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,268 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed February 14, 2019
  • Last sale: $175,000, July 2015

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810 Cypress Street
The Wilson House
Blog post — 810 Cypress Street: A Newly Renovated 1920 Dunleath Classic, $319,000

  • Sold for $295,000 on December 27, 2019 (originally listed at $319,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,398 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $123
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 13, 2019
  • Last sale: $209,500, November 2018
  • Note: Renovated by the current owners. How it looked when they bought it:

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507 Park Avenue
Blog post — 507 Park Avenue: A 1915 fixer-upper in the Dunleath Historic District, open Saturday (2017)

  • Sold for $250,000 on September 9, 2019 (listed at $242,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,637 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $153
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2017
  • Note: Extensively renovated by current owner.

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720 Percy Street

  • Sold for $227,500 on August 29, 2019 (originally listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,680 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $135
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed May 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $80,000, December 2012
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • County tax records show the house with 1,680 square feet; the listing says 1,800.

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740 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $97,000 on June 20, 2019 (originally listed at $129,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,385 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed January 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $44,000, October 1983
  • Listing: “AS IS ONLY!! GREAT POTENTIAL!”
    • Not owner-occupied

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606 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $157,000 on May 24, 2019 (originally listed at $179,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,433 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed October 21, 2018
  • Last sale: $147,000, December 2009

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806 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $245,000 on March 28, 2019 (listed at $249,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,255 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $109
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed January 16, 2019
  • Last sale: $30,000, March 1997

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820 5th Avenue

  • Sold for $175,000 on January 23, 2019 (originally listed at $189,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,685 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $104
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed August 16, 2018
  • Last sale: $162,500, May 2017

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808 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $332,000 on January 9, 2019 (listed at $329,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,766 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed November 16, 2018
  • Last sale: $287,000, August 2014

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810 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $209,500 on November 19, 2018 (listed at $212,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,398 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $150,500, July 2012
  • Note: Currently a rental
    • One of the full bathrooms is in the basement.

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503 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $197,000 on October 25, 2018 (originally listed at $195,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1472 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed October 27, 2017
  • Last sale: $130,000, March 2017
  • Note: Renovated by current owner

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811 5th Avenue

  • Sold for $98,207.58 on August 28, 2018 (foreclosure auction, sold to lender)
  • Opening bid: $98,207.58
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 908 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed April 2016
  • Last sale: $92,500, December 2004
  • Note: Previously listed for sale more than a year and a half at $78,000.
    • Currently a rental

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802 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $277,000 on August 6, 2018 (listed at $289,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,891 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed April 19, 2018
  • Last sale: $54,000, June 1984

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516 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $68,000 on July 30, 2018 (listed at $68,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,405 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed May 4, 2018
  • Last sale: 1943, no price available in online records
  • Note: Not owner occupied.

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516 5th Avenue

  • Sold for $160,000 on June 21, 2018 (originally listed at $190,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,321 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed October 3, 2017
  • Last sale: $51,500, July 2014

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510 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $58,273 on June 8, 2018 (originally listed at $86,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 976 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed January 29, 2018
  • Last sale: 1976, price not available in online records
  • Note: For sale by owner
    WARNING: An ad on Craigslist for this property lists a price of $69,900; beware of the possibility of a Craigslist scam.

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615 Percy Street

  • Sold for $249,000 on May 30, 2018 (listed at $247,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,419 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1906
  • Listed April 10, 2018
  • Last sale: $60,000, September 1990

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818 5th Avenue
Blog post — Classic House of the Week: A 1946 Bungalow in Dunleath, $119,900, and Other Starter Homes

  • Sold for $119,900 on May 25, 2018 (listed at $119,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 850 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed March 14, 2018
  • Last sale: $100,000, April 2010

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805 5th Avenue
Blog post — Classic Houses of the Week: 3 Very Different Homes in Historic Neighborhoods

  • Sold for $274,900 on May 14, 2018 (originally listed at $320,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,592 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $116
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 17, 2018
  • Last sale: $66,000, October 2016
  • Note: The house is in the Dunleith neighborhood but is just outside the boundary of the local Dunleith Historic District.

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744 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $77,000 on April 11, 2018 (originally listed at $93,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,020 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 14, 2017
  • Last sale: $97,525, April 2005

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607 Summit Avenue

  • Sold for $31,625 on March 9, 2018 (originally listed at $139,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, three baths, 2,606 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $12
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 2017
  • Last sale: $4,500, June 2014
  • Note: Divided into three apartments. No pictures of interior included in listing. “This home is being sold in “AS-IS Condition. With some TLC the rents could be raised. All appliances in the unit belong to the sellers.”

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701 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $30,000 on February 14, 2018 (originally listed at $52,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 950 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Currently a rental
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed February 2017
  • Last sale: $36,000, December 1984
  • Note: Currently a rental

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703 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $30,000 on February 14, 2018 (originally listed at $52,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 714 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Currently a rental
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed February 2017
  • Last sale: 1973, price unavailable in online records
  • Note: Currently a rental

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110 Cypress Street

  • Sold for $227,500 on November 15, 2017 (listed at $229,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,526 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $150
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed September 14, 2017
  • Last sale: $153,000, October 2003

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714 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $40,000 on October 10 (listed at $50,000)
  • Duplex: Both units have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; 2,340 total square feet
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed June 26, 2017
  • Last sale: $70,000, May 1990
  • Listing note: “Forced Warm Air on 1st floor & Wall Furnace on 2nd floor – uncertain if systems are working. Price based on condition. Buyer to verify all info. Being Sold AS IS-WHERE IS. Cash Only.”

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507 Park Avenue
Blog post — 507 Park Avenue: A 1915 fixer-upper in the Dunleath Historic District, open Saturday

  • Sold for $60,000 on July 7, 2017 (originally listed at $79,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,131 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed June 7, 2017
  • Last sale: 1961, no price listed in online records
  • Note: “Great potential for a rehab,” agent says.

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820 5th Avenue

  • Sold for $162,500 on May 19, 2017 (listed at $165,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,685 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $96
  • Built in 1946
  • Listed March 23, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, October 2015

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517 Park Avenue

  • Sold for $176,000 on May 9, 2017 (listed at $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,886 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 16, 2015
  • Last sale: $55,331, July 2007