Renovation Projects

Updated October 19, 2018

Recent Sales

These classic houses require varying degrees of renovation, some extensive. They are typically sold as-is and often are for sale by owner.

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6037 McLeansville Road, McLeansville

  • Auction scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m., Guilford County Courthouse.
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,98 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Built in 1882
  • Last sale: $184,500, January 2011
  • Note: The photo above is from May 2013 (Google Maps).
  • Auction note: Enter the courthouse through the main entrance, go down one floor to the UG level and through the building to the hallway outside the Clerk of Court’s office at the former entrance on Eugene Street. You’ll have to go through security screening when you enter the building, which can take a few minutes. Wireless phones, cameras, laptops, etc., are prohibited in the building.

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632 N. Elm Street
upset-bid period in effect

  • Auction held September 26, 2018; high bid was $176,781.23.
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms unknown, 4,105 square feet
  • Built in 1918
  • Last sale: $152,000, June 2002
  • Note: The house was divided into four apartments decades ago.
    • Brothers Lunsford Richardson III and H. Smith Richardson owned the house from 1923-44. Lunsford lived there from 1923 until he built his home at Hillsdale Farm in 1929.
    • The picture above was taken in 2017 (Google Street View).
  • Auction note: Enter the courthouse through the main entrance, go down one floor to the UG level and through the building to the hallway outside the Clerk of Court’s office at the former entrance on Eugene Street. You’ll have to go through security screening when you enter the building, which can take a few minutes. Wireless phones, cameras, laptops, etc., are prohibited in the building.

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116 S. Mendenhall Street
contract pending as of July 18, 2018

  • $350,000 (originally listed at $375,000)
  • Single-family home divided into three units: 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,760 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $260,000, September 2004
  • Note: This could be spectacular if converted back to a single-family home.
    The listing doesn’t give the address, but if you search realtor.com for 116 S. Mendenhall, you’ll get the listing.

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307 Westover Terrace

  • $155,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,450 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed October 19, 2018
  • Last sale: $140,000, August 2015
  • Listing: “Home has recently been inspected & priced to reflect updates & repairs needed. Sold As Is.”

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8425 W. Harrell Road, Oak Ridge
no longer under contract as of July 23, 2018

  • $149,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,496 square feet, 2.33 acres
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed September 6, 2017
  • Last sale: 1949, no price available in online records
  • Not owner occupied.
    Listing: “… maybe a rehab project or full tear down, will need new well and septic.”
    Listing includes no pictures of interior.

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8604 Bull Road, Colfax
contract pending as of October 18, 2018

  • $139,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,264 square feet, 2.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed June 5, 2018
  • Last sale: 1964, price not available in online records
  • Note: Foreclosure. This house is being sold through HUD’s HomePath program.

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710 Broad Avenue

  • $114,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,140 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed June 8, 2018
  • Last sale: $85,000, June 2007
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: This house was listed for sale by owner on Craigslist for a couple months earlier this year at $137,500.
    Listing says the house is now being rented on a room-by-room basis.
    No photos of interior included in listing.
    FWIW, this house was sold seven times between 1991 and its most recent sale in 2007. The prices paid, in order, were: $50,000; $1,500; $37,500; $34,000; $80,000; $55,100; $85,000.

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7235 Whitsett Park Road, Whitsett
contract pending as of May 29, 2018

  • $75,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2,593 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $45,000, July 2015
  • Note: “Charming fixer upper”
    The property was for sale for a month last year at $78,000.

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501 Whitsett Avenue, Gibsonville

  • $59,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 932 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed June 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $22,000, July 1984
  • Note: Rental
    • Listing: “This cute rental just needs some TLC.”

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703 Broad Avenue

  • $29,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 988 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $1,375, September 1951
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • When the house was for sale last year, the listing said, “Sold AS-IS. Needs Work Done. … Floor needs replacing, Cosmetic Repairs, Yard work ETC.”

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2801 W. Vandalia Road
contract pending as of February 8, 2018

  • $28,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 796 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed on January 27, 2018
  • Last sale: Sometime before 1982, no price available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Meadowood Homes
  • The entire description in the online listing: “Sold As Is and priced to sell.”
    • No photos of interior.