Renovation Projects

Updated October 21, 2020

Recent Sales

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

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3909 Southeast School Road, Forest Oaks
contract pending June 4 to August 3, 2020
under contract August 10, 2020
no longer under contract August 25, 2020

  • $339,000 (originally $359,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,200 square feet, 23.76 acres
  • Price/square foot: $154
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed June 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $270,000 on March 2018
  • Notes: The property includes 3-acre pond.
    • Vinyl and aluminum siding
    • The house was sold two years ago as a fixer-upper, and it still is one. There’s no indication what makes it worth $90,000 (33%) more now.
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1008 Haywood Street
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)

  • $218,999 (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 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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2017 Neelley Way, Pleasant Garden
Pine Needles Lodge
contract pending February 14 to June 11, 2020
contract pending July 6 to August 24, 2020
contract pending September 30, 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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4201 Pineneedle Drive
under contract, September 2-September 28, 2019
under contract, October 2-November 13, 2019
under contract February 21, 2020
no longer under contract April 15, 2020
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  • $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.”
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8425 W. Harrell Road, Oak Ridge
under contract July 12-23, 2018
listing withdrawn October 28, 2018
relisted September 19, 2019

  • $149,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 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 the house (interior or exterior), only an aerial shot of the lot.

7501 Old Second Street, Julian, Guilford County

  • $104,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,600 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $40
  • Built in 1893
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $23,000, September 1991
  • Note: Vinyl siding