Renovation Projects

Updated April 16, 2020

Recent Sales

The run-down, falling down and down on their luck — these classic houses require varying degrees of renovation, some extensive.

1008 Haywood Street
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)

  • $219,999 (originally $499,000, last listed price was $309,998)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • 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 almost 60 percent from the original price, it’s still priced far higher that what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood that needs work.
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4201 Pineneedle Drive
Blog post — Two Classic Greensboro Houses and Their Spacious Lots May Be Too Much for Developers to Resist
under contract, September 2-September 28, 2019
under contract, October 2-November 13, 2019
under contract February 21-April 15, 2020
under contract November 1-9, 2020
listing withdrawn December 23, 2020
relisted December 30, 2020

  • $169,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 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.”

608 Park Avenue
The Andrews House
contract pending February 15-27, 2021
contract pending March 3, 2021
no longer under contract March 21, 2021

  • $129,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $142,500, January 1996 (one of three properties sold together, individual prices not broken out)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: A house in desperate need of renovation, originally a single-family home, long ago divided into four apartments, all now vacant.
    • Asbestos siding
    • Eugene Andrews and his wife, Nellie, bought the property in 1921 and lived there for about two years. They sold it in 1923 to Eugene’s son, Bune Derwood Andrews, and moved to Chapel Hill. Bune apparently used the house as a rental property until he sold it in 1940. Eugene (1874-1940) and Bune (1896-1944) were embalmers. Bune worked for with Poole & Blue funeral home and ambulance service at 342 N. Elm Street.

446 Gorrell Street
contract pending April 14, 2021

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,292 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $35,000, April 2014
  • Note: No central air conditioning
    • Listing: “… many vintage features remain” but it has vinyl siding and deck boards for the front porch floor.

2417 Cypress Street
contract pending April 8, 2021

  • $70,000 (originally $50,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, December 1995
  • Neighborhood: White Oak
  • Note: A rather fatalistic description of the house includes, “Fire department about a mile away and cone hospital close.”
    • “The water and utilities are not on. Copper pipes were stolen.”

2624 West Court Street
contract pending March 17, 2021

  • $65,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,220 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $16,000, September 1983
  • Neighborhood: Lathamtown
  • Listing: “This fixer-upper has lots of potential.”

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
contract pending March 27, 2021
no longer under contract April 6, 2021

  • $40,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,020 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Needs some TLC.”

732 Julian Street
outbid period in effect

  • Auction held March 18, 2021
  • Opening bid: $129,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,496 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Built in 1905
  • Last sale: $25,000, April 2005
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community