October 16, 2018

Park-Like Setting 3-Bedroom Home for Under $120,000 ~ For Sale!

Inset into a large, corner, park-like lot - sprinkled with tall pine trees - sits the single-story, 1,517 sq. ft. home at 504 W. Newton Street in Spencer, North Carolina.  And this beautiful park-like setting can be YOURS, for under $120,000!


This  3-Bedroom/2-Bath home offers a wonderful rear deck for relaxing and taking in the wooded scenery, and a front porch for  enjoying the sunlight filtering through the trees in this woodsy atmosphere.



The home features a spacious living room and a large kitchen with oak cabinets, eat in area, a garden window and separate utility closet for washer and dryer.



The bedrooms are located in their own wing down a hallway - offering plenty of privacy in this one-story home.

This great house has plenty of storage, including a separate storage shed wired for electricity. The Detached 2-car carport could easily be fully enclosed to create another room.


The 504 W. Newton Street neighborhood features lovely homes with rolling landscapes and large shade trees.  The home is right across the street from North Rowan High School (no being late for school!), is close to Interstate-85 (go anywhere is minutes!), Spencer downtown area and the NC Transportation Museum.

Wouldn't you love to be sitting on your deck this autumn as these beautiful trees take on their fiery glow? Give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call or text at (704) 213-6846 to view 504 W. Newton Street in person. At just $119,900, this house is a deal for the right owner!




504 W. Newton Street
Spencer NC 28159
CMLS #3414204
$119,900







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





October 09, 2018

Own a Piece of History . . . With a Long History! Gorgeous Historic Home for Sale!

If you love a good story . . . AND you love old houses that come with a good story, get ready to enter the circa 1885 home at 309 East Bank Street in Salisbury, North Carolina. You know a vintage home of this era has a story to tell!



The story:


This spacious 4-bedroom/2 bath home is built on the historic Confederate Civil War Prison site near the location of the gates of the prison. The Confederate Prison existed from 1861 - 1865 and consisted of approximately 17 acres. In 1866 the entire site was sold to the Holmes brothers, who began selling lots out of the parcel in about 1885. Mr. George Heilig purchased several lots from Reuben Holmes in 1885 then sold the first lot on the 300 block of E. Bank to David Julian in 1885 for $225.00. Welcome to The Julian-Phillips House.




This stately circa 1885 home features many late Italianate/Victorian details. You'll see this as you step down into the sunken garden yard, rich with perennials and roses, and onto the gracious wrap-around porch, whose roof is supported by handsome corbels, a design element that is repeated long the upper eaves. Inside, parquet and hardwood floors and five fireplaces* greet you throughout.



Downstairs, you'll find a beautiful formal front parlor with original fireplace and handsome wood mantel, a library and a den, the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen offers granite counters, a rimless sink, surface-mount electric cooktop, and plenty of cabinets.




A cozy sunroom that streams morning sunlight will be your very favorite spot.

Additionally, a beautiful, very private 25'-long east-facing sunporch overlooking more manicured gardens and a brick patio rounds out the 1st floor.


Morning coffee on the sunporch, anyone?




The expansive and very spacious upper level hosts three more bedrooms, each more gracious than the last, a sitting room, and a large upstairs bath with tile floors, separate shower and claw-foot tub.






The Julian-Phillips House at 309 East Bank Street offers a large parking area to the rear of home at the end of a charming brick drive, more rose gardens, flowering trees, and gardenia bushes enclosed with picket fencing.


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Located in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, this fine home is eligible for Historic Preservation Incentive Grants from the City of Salisbury that assist homeowners with costs of exterior improvements and repairs. The neighborhood, filled an unbroken rhythm of of Pre- and Post-Civil War homes and large shade trees is close to downtown Salisbury unique shopping venues, a multitude of restaurants, Farmers Market, and nightlife. The Rowan Public Library is just a few blocks away. Symphony performances and three community theater troupes will have your activity calendar full. Need to get on the road? The Interstate is less than a 10-minute drive away...or hop on the Amtrak at the Historic Salisbury Depot, another few blocks to the northeast side of town, and take in events in nearby Charlotte, Greensboro or Winston-Salem. Located just four hours from the Atlantic Ocean and two hours by car to the Blue Ridge Mountains ~ it doesn't get any better than this!




If the story hasn't already reeled you in, come see this fine vintage home for yourself and let its 123 years of history tell you its story in person. You'll be swept away. Give Realtor Greg Rapp at call: 704.213.6846, and let the story begin!

309 E Bank Street
Salisbury NC 28144
$192,900
CMLS#3435429

* Five exposed fireplaces are currently non-functional. A sixth fireplace, per the current owner, is closed off.





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





October 06, 2018

Listed and cash-closed in 8 days! Who is next? You?

It's not every deal that lists and cash closes in 8 days. Yes, you read that right, Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty listed this condominium on a Thursday one week at 4 PM, and closed Friday the next week at 1 PM for full price. This home at 333 Eastwood Drive even had 3 offers! Wow!

333 Eastwood Drive in Salisbury, North Carolina is a beautiful corner condominium in Eastwood Village, updated with new windows, new carpet and fresh paint throughout. The large living room with a screened-in porch overlooks pretty wooded areas.

Eastwood Village is conveniently located near Interstate-85 and plenty of shopping areas. Not far from Downtown Salisbury, residents here can easily go into town and enjoy a great selection of dining, theater, breweries and much more. Obviously, Realtor Greg Rapp can't promise this kind of snappy turn-around on every deal, but he says, "Call me and lets get to work!" Here is the number to make that happen: (704)213-6846!!





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





September 17, 2018

Circa 1925 Multi-Family - SOLD - by Realtor Greg Rapp

How often do you come across a circa 1925 multi-family property in a historic district looking for a new owner? We'll tell you . . . not that often!

Yet ~ along came 1102 S. Fulton Street in the area the locals call SoFul (South Fulton).  Down the road, the quaintest little commercial district hosts a coffee shop, a bakery, and a yoga and wellness center.  The Fulton Heights Historic District, one of Salisbury North Carolina's most desirable neighborhoods sits behind: a grid of circa 1900-1940 Arts & Crafts bungalow homes along tree-lined streets, a neighborhood park, and gardens and sidewalks galore.


The two handsome Arts & Crafts buildings, each had once been stately single-family homes, each hold (4) apartments. The property was listed 'For Sale' on July 24th, and by August 1st Realtor Greg Rapp had the property under contract. On September 12, 2018, Greg Rapp closed the deal on 1102 S. Fulton Street. The neighborhood looks forward with anticipation to see the refurbishments on these stately vintage buildings new ownership will bring!

When you are either in the market to sell your vintage property, or you have always dreamed of living in an older home, built with the quality materials and craftsmanship that seldom exists in newer properties . . . contact Greg Rapp, the area's expert on historic homes and properties. Call or text 704.213.6846 to list your home or commercial property today, and while we can't promise 7-week turn-around on all sales, Greg can ensure the 'SOLD' sign is hung sooner rather than later! Don't wait! Call today!







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





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September 16, 2018

The Perfect Home - SOLD by Greg Rapp

Every once in a while, the perfect home comes along -  turn-key and ready to go! This lovely single-story 3-bedroom / 2-bath home came to market bedecked with new cedar shake exterior shingles, a new roof, new HVAC, new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, pre-finished hardwood floors, new replacement windows and much more! Are you sensing a pattern here?  And you guessed it...move-in-ready home is SOLD ~ another success story with Realtor® Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty.

An accomplished contractor purchased this home at 123 11th Street in the Town of Spencer, North Carolina for himself and his wife and totally refurbished it, and now his expertise is the new owner's gain!












The property included the extra lot next door, combined to create nearly an acre of level yard surrounded by trees for wonderful privacy.  And speaking of outdoors, the nearby Spencer Woods, a 42-acre natural area with trails and walkways, is just 2 blocks away.


When award-winning real estate agent Greg Rapp listed this home at 123 11th Street, he knew it would not sit for long on the market.  When you want YOUR property to move, give Realtor Greg Rapp a call... or text (704) 213-6846 - and get your home SOLD!  





123 11th Street
Spencer NC 28159
CMLS#3400199
$149,500






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





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September 15, 2018

Another Restoration on the Way in Historic Salisbury NC

This beautiful circa 1910 home in the prestigious West Square Historic District is SOLD ~ thanks to preservation specialist Greg Rapp, Realtor with Wallace Realty.


313 West Fisher Street is a lovely 2.5-story frame house set in a pretty landscape nestled into a neighborhood of homes that attract visitors from far and wide. Historic Salisbury Foundation had been working on the stabilization of this home under their revolving fund that helps preserve Salisbury area historic homes.  The Foundation commissioned Greg Rapp to sell this historic home. The West Square is formally known as the Salisbury Historic District. It was the first neighborhood in Salisbury to be designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 when the preservation movement first gained momentum in this city of vintage homes and is supported by a strong neighborhood association.
(Read the Salisbury Historic District Inventory, National Register of Historic Places here: http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/RW0052.pdf)


This home, although beautiful and stately and in one of Salisbury's most desirable neighborhoods, is not your move-in-ready structure. Formerly divided into multiple apartments, locally ordinances regulate that the home, once empty for a specified amount of time, must be converted to its original single-family stature. This is no small task, especially when the home had suffered some periods of neglect. Fortunately, some have the vision to see what a home like this can become, especially in a neighborhood of this quality. The new owners closed on the home mid-September 2018.

Buying a ‘fixer-upper’ is a romantic proposition. Anyone who appreciates a good antique can understand the nostalgic appeal of a vintage home whose walls are filled with history. Older homes have amazing character traits and historical features that most new homes simply do not have. The custom, hand-crafted qualities of an older home usually mean long-lasting value and a durable structure that one cannot find now-a-days. Most of today’s builders do not take the time to dove-tail wooden joints, or hand-scrape large wooden ceiling beams. These are the qualities that make us fall in love with a historic home.


Older homes have character that’s hard to buy: Wide-plank wood floors, solid wood craftsman doors, wrap around front porches … the list of reasons to love an elderly home could go on forever. To a certain extent, you can replicate these characteristics into a newly built home, hiring a custom builder that can build homes that are full of character, allowing you to forgo all the unseen repairs of an older relic. However, a new home usually comes with a young neighborhood that is still developing, which means no massive century-old trees in the front yard, and unpredictable neighborhood developments. A tree-lined street and quaint neighborhood do not happen overnight, hence the appeal of older neighborhoods where everything is already in place and established.

There is a reason that older homes are still standing — they were built to last. (Adapted from '10 Things Nobody Tells You about Buying an Older Home', Shelley Little, June 17, 2014, Freshome's Very Best / Moving, https://freshome.com/2014/06/17/10-things-nobody-tells-buying-older-home/)

When you are ready to sell your vintage home, or you're ready to purchase the antique home of your dreams, give Salisbury NC real estate agent Greg Rapp a call: 704.213.6846. Recognized as the area's premier specialist on the sale of historic homes, Greg will help you through every step of the transaction, whether buying or selling. Let's make your vintage home sale a reality!








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





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