Renovation Projects

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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632 N. Elm Street

  • Auction scheduled for Wednesday September 26, 2018, 10:45 a.m., Guilford County Courthouse
  • 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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5128 and 5112-5114 Liberty Road, Forest Oaks
contract pending as of May 19

  • $375,000 for the two adjoining properties together
    $172,700 for 5128 Liberty Road, $202,300 for 5112-5114 Liberty Road
  • 5128: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,530 square feet, 17.45 acres
    5112-5114: 20.44 acres
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed May 9, 2018. The properties have been listed, on and off, since October 2016.
  • Last sale: Pre-1958, exact date not listed in online records
  • Listing for 5128 Liberty Road: “One of two pieces of property being sold together. This piece is 17.45 acres with a small house and trailer. Being sold AS IS. Second piece is 5112-5114 Liberty Road, MLS 858439. Total of 37 acres being sold for $375,000.”
    Previous listing for 5128: “The home is considered a tear down, but it is liveable just needs a little TLC. Seller will not be doing any repairs. The house, if a buyer wants to live in it, is being sold ‘AS IS”. The price reflects the land only, not the house.”

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224 S. Mendenhall Street
no longer under contract as of May 14, 2018

  • $284,000
  • House is divided into six units — 8 bedrooms, 6 baths, 3,168 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed February 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $169,900, April 2002
  • Note: Originally a single-dwelling home and could be converted back.
  • Caution: Listing says the house has six units “with potential 7th unit also.” According to Code Compliance Case 201500315, the owner was ordered in 2015 not to rent out the seventh unit.

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2419 Walker Avenue
contract pending as of July 20, 2018

  • $185,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,362 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed June 7, 2018
  • Last sale: October 2004, price unavailable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Lindley Park
  • Note: This is a single-family house divided into two units.

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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

  • $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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3912 Old Julian Road, Julian

  • $125,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,450 square feet, 3.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $86
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed July 24, 2018
  • Last sale: $105,000, May 2010
  • Listing: “All it needs is your personal touch. Home is sold AS IS.”
    • “Original wood floors, many original light fixtures as well as large moldings and built in storage throughout”

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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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1532 Gorrell Street

  • $69,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,350 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1939
  • Listed May 30, 2018
  • Last sale: $77,414, April 2012 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: McConnell Road Community
  • Listing: “Buyer to verify function of HVAC system. … Being sold AS IS.”

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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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8704 Sherfield Road, Colfax

  • $55,000 (originally listed at $45,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 806 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $68
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed February 27, 2018
  • Last sale: $17,500, October 2009
  • From previous listing: “A diamond in the VERY rough. Seller says her parents raised 7 children in this old place (the kids slept in the attic). … Although the original wood stove and later oil furnace are no longer providing heat, it has 900+ s.f. of living space, once a new heat source is installed.”
    • County property records say it’s 806 square feet.

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2908 N. Church Street
contract pending as of July 26, 2018

  • $50,000 (originally listed at $59,999)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,302 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $45
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 10, 2018
  • Last sale: $59,900, August 1994
  • Neighborhood: Proximity
  • Listing: “Home SOLD AS-IS, Price reflects need for repair, TLC will go a long way! … Please see held harmless for encroachment, Some additions to the property and no permits on file.”

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909 Caldwell Street

  • $49,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 912 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $42,500, March 2004
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Listing: “Fair-good condition, priced to sell.”
    • Rental property

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1402 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

  • $39,500
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,722 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed August 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $8,250, January 1964
  • Listing: “Needs plumbing work, some electrical, and flooring in kitchen. House is old and has been vacant for awhile.”
    • Property includes a detached garage.
    • For sale by owner

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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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1122 Caldwell Street
contract pending as of July 18, 2018

  • $28,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,136 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $25
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 25, 2018
  • Last sale: $25,000, July 1988
  • Neighborhood: Arlington Park
  • Listing: “Bring your hammer and nails. … Total Fixer Upper! … Cash only buyers.”
    • For sale by owner
    • Rental

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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.