Renovation Projects

Updated January 18, 2019

Recent Sales

These classic houses require varying degrees of renovation, some extensive.

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632 N. Elm Street

  • A high bid of $189,959 was received in an auction held January 16, 2019.
  • 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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6037 McLeansville Road, McLeansville

  • For sale at $105,000 (originally listed at $120,000) …
  • … also scheduled for auction Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m., Guilford County Courthouse (18 SP 631).
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,498 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1882
  • Last sale: $184,500, January 2011
  • Note: The photo above is from May 2013 (Google Maps).
  • Listing: “Being Sold AS IS, WHERE IS. Will not qualify for FHA, VA or USDA financing. Cash Offers ONLY.”
  • 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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7639 Flowers Road, Elon College

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,968 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1894
  • Listed January 8, 2018
  • Last sale: $145,000, January 2015
  • Listing: Farmhouse “is livable but in need of major renovation.”
    • The property includes a 14-stall barn with power and well, a pond stocked with catfish, a smokehouse, many black walnut and pecan trees, two nut-drying barns, a corn crib, diesel fuel storage building and sawmill.
    • “Many of the animals (ducks, chickens, goats and turkey) can remain if new owner desires to purchase an existing hobby farm.”
    • An additional 5-plus acres are available.
    • Vinyl siding
    • For sale by owner
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The property has an Elon address but is located in Guilford County.

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519 N. Mendenhall Street

  • $163,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,150 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 10, 2019
  • Last sale: $1,100, March 1941
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Listing: “Needs updates and is priced accordingly. Being sold AS IS.”
    • The property includes a wired storage building.
    • Asbestos siding
    • Not owner-occupied

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8564 Benbow-Merrill Road, Oak Ridge
contract pending as of January 3, 2019

  • $158,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 836 square feet, 2.87 acres
  • Price/square foot: $189
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed December 21, 2018
  • Last sale: $132,500, February 21, 2018
  • Listing: “Seller Partially renovated house and decided to sell.”
    • Being sold as-is
    • “Property has several buildings.”
    • County property records show the house with 836 square feet; the listing shows 894.

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7920 Old Reidsville Road, Browns Summit
contract pending as of January 1, 2019

  • $150,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,693 square feet, 13.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $89
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed December 15, 2018
  • Last sale: Not clear in online records
  • Note: Odd listing — it promotes the property mainly for the detached two-car mechanic’s garage. It includes several pictures of the interior of the garage.
    • “Home needs a ton of work however lots of potential awaits. Bring your DIY belt and make this a beauty!” The listing includes no photos of the interior of the house.
    • “Will need to be cash or land loan due to land values more than home.”

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307 Westover Terrace
contract pending as of December 10, 2018

  • $145,000 (originally listed at $155,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,450 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $100
  • 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.”
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood

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740 Park Avenue

  • $129,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,385 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed January 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $44,000, October 1983
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Listing: “AS IS ONLY!! GREAT POTENTIAL!”
    • Not owner-occupied

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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 in 2018 at $137,500.
    • The house is now being rented on a room-by-room basis.
    • No photos of interior included in listing.

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3311 Dillon Road, Jamestown

  • $83,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,161 square feet, 1.31 acres
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed December 10, 2018
  • Last sale: August 1994, one of a package of 10 properties sold together, no separate price listed.
  • Note: No photos of interior included in listing.
    • Not owner-occupied

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704 Broad Avenue

  • $49,900 (originally listed at $54,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,440 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed October 30, 2018
  • Last sale: $1,650, August 1941
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
  • Listing: “Sold AS IS, with BUYER to verify ALL info, systems, utilities. Half bath under stairs does not show up on tax records-does not appear to be permitted.”

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705 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

  • $35,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,022 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 18, 2017
  • Last sale: $14,000, April 2014
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Note: The house has been gutted down to the studs.
    • The property was listed on Craigslist last year for $29,000.