Renovation Projects

Update March 13, 2020

Recent Sales

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

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2017 Neelley Way, Pleasant Garden
contract pending as of February 14, 2020

  • $199,900 (originally $269,900)
  • 10 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 7,617 square feet, 3.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $26
  • 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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1008 Haywood Street
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019
relisted March 13, 2020

  • $189,000 (originally $499,000, last listed price was $309,998)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed November 25, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1998
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Zillow listing says the house is 1,804 square feet; county tax records say 1,604.
    • Even reduced by more than 60 percent from the original price, it’s still around twice what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood that needs work.

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704 Summit Avenue
The T.J. Reavis Jr. House
under contract September 2 to September 30, 2019
under contract again February 3, 2020
no longer under contract March 14, 2020

  • $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
under contract, September 2-September 28, 2019
under contract, October 2-November 13, 2019
under contract February 21, 2020
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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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3406 Summit Avenue
contract pending as of February 14, 2020

  • $125,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed February 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $120,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Listing: “Partial renovations need completion.”
    • The property includes a detached garage and a wired shed.

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716 Knox Road, McLeansville
relisted November 9, 2019

  • $75,900 (originally $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,043 square feet, 1.92 acres
  • Price/square foot: $37
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $185,000, July 2010

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1025 S. Josephine Boyd Avenue
contract pending as of December 10, 2019

  • $74,999
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,448 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed November 20, 2019
  • Last sale: $44,940, September 2019 (foreclosure auction); last non-foreclosure sale: $90,000, October 2004
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: Vinyl siding
    • “Needs a little updating”
    • Rental property

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3808 Oak Grove Avenue

  • $72,500
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,609 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $45
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed January 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $72,000, May 1998
  • Neighborhood: Bessemer Park
  • Note: Being sold as-is
    • Vinyl siding

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1506 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

  • $67,600
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,205 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $104,500, December 2019 (foreclosure sale)
  • Note: Bank-owned property