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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116 S. Mendenhall Street

  • $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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628 Rudd Ridge Road, Yanceyville, Caswell County

  • $215,000 (originally listed at $276,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,700 square feet, 11.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $126
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 2016
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: For sale by owner.
    Listing: “… mini-farm comes with fixer upper house …”

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2419 Walker Avenue

  • $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

  • $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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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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5080 Oak Garden Drive, Kernersville
contract pending as of June 12, 2018

  • $99,900 (originally listed at $108,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,752 square feet, 1.49 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $118,000, June 1996
  • Note: Foreclosure
    The interior needs work, as do the garage and outbuildings.
    Listing: “To help visualize this home’s floorplan and to highlight its potential, virtual furnishings may have been added to photos found in this listing.” For example:5080 oak garden road BR before.jpg5080 oak garden road BR after.jpg

 

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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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1500 Elwood Avenue

  • $60,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: $42,000, February 2008
  • Neighborhood: Piedmont Heights
  • Listing: “Great handyman special …”
    This is the fifth time since 2009 that the house has been listed for sale.

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2908 N. Church Street
no longer contract as of May 23, 2018

  • $54,999 (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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931 Webb Loop, Madison, Rockingham County

  • $49,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,980 square feet, 1.24 acres
  • Price/square feet: $25
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 23, 2018
  • Last sale: $15,000, August 2017
  • Listing: “Home needs extensive amount of work to be completed. Current investor has too many projects on his plate, so he is offering to sell as is. … Cash offers only! Please use caution when showing property and do not go into barn on rear of property.”

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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.

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904 Omaha Street
contract pending as of May 19, 2018

  • $20,800
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,056 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $20
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed April 26, 2018
  • Last sale: 1947, no price listed in online records
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Interior will require total renovation and significant renovation exterior. Bath and kitchen have been stripped. HVAC destroyed.” When was the last time you saw the word “destroyed” in a real estate listing?

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1005 Dunbar Street

  • $17,500 (originally listed at $34,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,080 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $16
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed April 11, 2018
  • Last sale: 1944, price unavailable in online records.
  • Neighborhood: McConnell Road Community
  • Note: This property is notable partly for having one of the most forlorn little houses you’re likely to find but mainly for its very weird lot:

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The lot consists of two separate pieces of land, 0.23 acre total, outlined in orange above, both with the same address. The empty lot in between has a different address and owner; it’s for sale for $7,500. It’s listed as 1007 Dunbar, but tax records have it as 1007 R1 Dunbar. And there’s an almost triangular lot that cuts 1005 Dunbar off from the street; that one, also known as 1007 Dunbar, has a third owner.
Gate City Boulevard is at the top and Willow Road to the right.
The wooded property at the bottom belongs to The Academy at Lincoln.

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1503 Glenwood Avenue
contract pending as of June 6, 2018

  • Ten-day outbid period is in effect; the property was auctioned June 6, 2018.
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,241 square feet
  • Tax value: $49,300
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed May 23, 2018
  • Last sale: $30,000, May 1987
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • 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.