October 21, 2018

Storybook Ending for This Home Sale!

Picture a circa 1947 country home on nearly 7 acres with woods, open rolling lawns, a horse barn and a large stone fireplace in the small town of Rockwell, North Carolina. Sounds romantic, does it not?



We clearly were not the only ones to think so! Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty sold the pretty country property at 950 D. Earnhardt Road to a lovely young couple, who closed on the home . . . and got engaged! Gotta love a storybook ending!



Can Realtor Greg Rapp help you find your storybook ending. No promises...but...you never know!







Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 





October 20, 2018

Teamwork Gets it SOLD ~ with Realtor® Greg Rapp


Between the City of Salisbury, hopping with shopping, restaurants, and night life, and the waves of High Rock Lake lapping the shores, is a stretch of road that rapidly evolves from the bustle of this small city to rolling countryside. Along Stokes Ferry Road, which takes you from the small city of Salisbury out to rural landscape, High Rock Lake and beyond, you'll find this perfect single-story 3-bedroom/2-bath brick home for sale on over half an acre of property. Greg Rapp listed this pretty home at 4060 Stokes Ferry Road and in just 8 weeks, it was under contract.  End of story?  No!

The home's owner was visiting relatives in Florida, and upon ending his drive (yes, DRIVE!) home, he found himself not feeling well, culminating with a medical situation that required an extended stay in a recovery facility.  As the closing date neared, teamwork would be required to make it happen without inconveniencing the owner, or further jeopardizing his health. 

Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty contacted bi-lingual attorney Andrew Abramson to visit the home owner at his facility to sign the closing papers.  Today, this well-kept, 1,378 square-foot brick home ~ on its deep .63 acre yard lush with rose bushes and backed by a deep woods ~ is sold.  Sometimes, it DOES take a village!



Let Realtor® Greg Rapp show you how teamwork can make it happen for YOUR next real estate transaction!  Buying...or selling: Let's do this! 704.213.6846  




4060 Stokes Ferry Road
Salisbury NC 28146
CMLS#3410607
-SOLD-







Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 




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October 19, 2018

Circa 1923 F.N. McCubbins House - A Restoration Project for Sale

Do you drive around wishing you could fix up every fixer-upper you see, restore every bygone-looking home, and salvage every old door and mantel and garden? Realtor Greg Rapp feels your pain! Welcome to 1013 N. Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina. This huge, historic home has seen better days, but it has never seen a better price. This fire-damaged, restoration-ready 2-story weatherboard Four-Square needs more than a coat of paint to bring it back to grandeur. But if you’re looking for a great deal, here is a fantastic opportunity to renovate one of the most imposing homes in Salisbury's North Main Historic District! This 1923 home was built by the McCubbins family and was part of the early 1900s "Steelworth" neighborhood that had been carved out of the plantation property known as 'Lombardy'. While the Four-Square style house was influenced by the area’s bungalows, it is predominantly Colonial Revival in style and appearance, and is just waiting to be brought back to its former glory.

Prominently perched high on a hill on a sprawling 3-lot parcel, the circa 1923 F.N. McCubbins House at 1013 N. Main Street in the center of the North Main Historic District in Salisbury North Carolina has a towering command and view of the surrounding homes and neighborhood.



When this previously beautiful and stately home sadly sustained a fire in 2016, the owner donated the home to the Historic Salisbury Foundation whose teams of restoration craftsmen have been diligently working to stabilize this prestigious home.

The structure has been gutted. Teams have worked to rebuild the front veranda, adding a new porch roof. All of the wood windows have been restored.

Fortunately, this well-built home is structurally sound and is ready to rock a full restoration.

This home, in its present condition, is a blank slate, ready for your upfits. Most of the original moldings are stacked and labeled - ready for replacement. The home will need all new mechanicals.



Blank slate: What does this mean? It means this home has been stabilized from its fire damage, but it clean and ready...no nails sticking out, no debris. It is ready to drop in electric,plumbing, insulation, and sheet rock...all the hard work of gutting and prepping have been done for you ~ a huge head start!

The house will come with Historic Salisbury Foundation's Covenants and Restrictions. The City of Salisbury offers Historic Preservation Incentive Grants for exterior improvements and restoration/rehabilitation.  Because the F.N. McCubbins House is within the North Main Street Historic District, the city's Historic Design Guidelines apply for all exterior changes.  This property is additionally eligible for North Carolina State Tax Credits for 15% for approved rehabilitation projects.

















Greg Rapp, real estate agent with Wallace Realty specializing in historic properties, has a history as the area's preservation specialist and can often be found selling properties from the Historic Salisbury Foundation's revolving fund. He can see the diamond within the rough...give him a call and you will share that vision! Latch onto this amazing opportunity to restore this 2043 sq. ft., 3-bedroom/2-bath home at just $69,900. Elbow grease required? Yes...but much of the 'hard' work has been done! It's yours to now outfit to the home of your dreams. Call or text Greg at 704.213.6846 ~ let's do this!



1013 N. Main Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
CMLS #3441647
$69,900





Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 





October 18, 2018

Picture Perfect Under Contract in 4 Days . . . and SOLD!



Some properties are just too good to be true and the pristine Tudor cottage at 508 W. Henderson Street in Salisbury, North Carolina is one!  And thanks to Realtor Greg Rapp ~ this home was under contract in just 4 days...and is now sold!!!


On a winding road that takes you through the City Park neighborhood, sits this all-brick 1.5 story cottage on a double parcel of land.  Up the walk past immaculate landscaping and through the fairy tale arched door, lands you in a spacious living room with its circa 1942 fireplace with masonry mantel and surround.



Light meets bright in the nearby dining room with its sparkling chandelier.  Note the pretty hardwood floors spanning these two gracious rooms.



The story-book kitchen is a  custom crafted joy, with its. Sparkling white granite counter tops gleam in this cheerful space.





Just off the kitchen is the sweetest little sitting spot nestled into a small breezeway entrance that leads to the home's side walk...sure to be a favorite spot for perusing Southern and French cookbooks!

Upstairs, a very private master suite greets you, complete with large sleeping area, a sitting room, two full closets artfully tucked under the eaves, a linen closet, and a full bath. Wood floors painted creamy white brighten this upstairs oasis, where you will look forward to escaping your day-to-day doldrums in this warm, wood clad privacy zone.



You might think you've seen all there is to see in this darling home at 508 W. Henderson Street, where fastidious owners have kept this home immaculate. But no!!! Take a walk around the back . . .


Behind the house, accessible from the back yard, is a spacious screened-in and lighted patio area . . . perfect for entertaining. The garage door leads to an under-house garage, workshop, basement area.


Further along the back drive, another building awaits. A former music studio, this heated, cooled, and completely wired outbuilding is equipped with soundproof walls and makes for another great entertaining area, workshop, artist's studio. . . let your imagination run wild!

Outside this outbuilding is a patio with firepit for enjoying summer evenings. Another small shed and carport are in the adjoining lot.

As if all this were not enough, this wonderful home at 508 W. Henderson Street backs up to woods, the beautiful Hurley Park, and the Salisbury Greenway, offering the ultimate privacy in the back yard.

We knew this pristine cottage would not linger on the market, and we were right!  LGreg Rapp at Wallace Realty listed this home on August 4th, 2018. . . and had it under contract by August 8th.  On September 24th, Greg closed the deal on this house.

When you need a Realtor that can make things happen in real time, call Greg Rapp: (704) 213-6846.  Make sure your real estate deal doesn't get away from YOU!


508 W. Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS#3421087
-SOLD-






Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net