Renovation Projects

Update September 11, 2019

Recent Sales

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

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905 Longview Street
contract pending as of August 29, 2019

  • $200,000 (originally listed at $250,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 4,280 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 30, 2019
  • Last sale: Before 1985, details not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Listing:  “Bring your CONTRACTOR … USE CAUTION WHEN SHOWING!”
    • The house includes a 740 square-foot “organ chamber/ballroom.”
    • It also has a darkroom and 400 square-foot workshop with a dust-collection system.
    • “Unheated areas include 2nd & 3rd story storage/expansion accessed from 2nd story of main house, 2nd floor workshop accessed from addition, 400 sq ft detached storage building.”

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2017 Neelley Way, Pleasant Garden

  • $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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3311 Oak Ridge Road, Summerfield

  • $170,000 (originally listed at $175,000)
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $79
  • Built in 1885
  • Listed September 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $144,000, October 2002

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704 Summit Avenue
The T.J. Reavis Jr. House
contract pending as of September 2, 2019

  • $170,000
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,559 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $66
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 13, 2019
  • Last sale: $28,500, December 2005
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • 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 shows 8 bedrooms; country property records show 5.
    • Listing: “Basement with kitchenette, three bedrooms, full bath and private entrance.”

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4201 Pineneedle Drive
contract pending as of September 11, 2019
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  • $169,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,416 square feet, 3.76 acres
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $5,500, December 1982
  • Neighborhood: Summit Hills
  • Listing: “House is sold AS IS and will not qualify for FHA/Va loans.”
    • No heating or cooling systems
    • No photos or description of the interior
    • The property appears to be priced for development, as $120/square foot is a very high price for a house in this condition, even with the acreage. The listing says, “Would be a great property to develop.”

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1601 Marion Street

  • $130,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,867 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $69
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed August 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $16,000, July 2014
  • Neighborhood: Piedmont Hills
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental. The house appears to be a single-family residence that has been subdivided, presumably into two units (since there are only two bathrooms).
    • No central air conditioning
    • The listing says the house has asbestos shingles, but that’s not what the 2014 picture above shows (from Google Street View).
    • No photos are provided with the listing.

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716 Knox Road, McLeansville

  • $99,900 (originally listed at $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,043 square feet, 1.92 acres
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $185,000, July 2010

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4001 Pleasant Garden Road, Pleasant Garden
listing withdrawn September 10, 2019

  • $85,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,168 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed March 14, 2019
  • Last sale: $120,000, April 2007
  • Listing: “Needs a little TLC. Additional lot available adjacent to property. “

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1211 Grove Street
contract pending as of September 11, 2019

  • $79,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,617 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed July 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $41,000, May 2018
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: The listing says the house “needs some TLC.” The pictures suggest it has been at least partly renovated, but only a few rooms are shown.
    • No central air conditioning. Heating is listed as “no fuel heat,” whatever that means.
    • Located at the corner of Grove and McCormick streets, one house away from the Grove Street business district
    • Country property records categorize it as a “duplex/triplex,” although now it’s a single unit.
    • County records also show four bedrooms, not five, as in the listing.

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1209 E. Bellevue Street
contract pending as of August 15, 2019

  • $45,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,484 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 3, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Note: Not owner-occupied