January 18, 2020

Ranch Living at its Best! 2400+ Square Foot Brick Ranch for Sale!

This is ranch living at its very best! This beautiful brick ranch offers a fantastic floor plan that makes its 2,406 square feet feel even more spacious! Welcome to 105 Oakview Drive, in Salisbury, North Carolina ~ offered by Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty!


Bathed in warm neutral shades, the sprawling living room has room for plush furniture and more, featuring a vaulted ceiling and fireplace, with large picture window filling the space with natural light.





French doors off the entry hall lead to the attractive dining room, again in soothing neutrals, complete with crown molding and chair rail trim. Handsome wood floors connect the spaces.



The kitchen's sophisticated neutral beige colors help to create a warm, welcoming feeling. Plenty of cabinets extend to the work peninsula that overlooks a breakfast room where another large picture window continues that natural daylight feel. A large laundry room with utility sink completes the efficiency of this fine home.




105 Oakview Drive, located in a quiet subdivision yet close to thriving Salisbury North Carolina shopping areas, offers 3 bedrooms on its main level with 2 full bathrooms. A new owner's suite includes private shower and large dual closets. But wait, you say . . . this is a ranch! Isn't it all 'main level'? Surprise! A small staircase hidden behind a doorway leads to a bonus room over the garage, set up as its own suite complete with full bath.

Master Suite

Master Suite


Bonus Room over Garage
Outdoor enjoyment areas include a deep rocking chair front porch at the home's welcoming entry, and a small rear deck off the living room. 

The over-sized side-load garage, accessed via a concrete drive, provides a nice storage closet. 


A 12' x 20' storage shed conveys. The brick and vinyl siding translate to low maintenance here!






105 Oakview Drive is located convenient to shopping, I-85 access, and Salisbury's downtown amenities such as theaters, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. See this wonderful home for yourself by calling Greg Rapp for your private showing: (704) 213-6846. This pretty ranch can be YOURS to love!



105 Oakview Drive
Salisbury NC 28146
CMLS#3582298
$249,900






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





January 15, 2020

1920's Bungalow Charm ~ Close to Everything!

You're looking for that quaint and charming house that has all of the 1920's charm one can think of: oak floors, the cozy kitchen that quickly fills with cooking aromas, large sun-bathed windows, butler's pantry, and spacious rooms. The typical charming bungalow - the perfect palette to add your own unique style to make it more 'you'. Look no further!

Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty has just listed this spacious 2-story Arts and Crafts bungalow in the West Square Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina, and just a stone's throw from the vibrant downtown shops and restaurants! Wait until you see what is in store in this wonderful 2,546 square-foot home!



Welcome to 115 W. Thomas Street!

Right off the bat - your favorite room might be the living room. It’s the space you will relax on your giant comfy couch and to simply live your best life. This room has nearly floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the fireplace - the room's focal point - giving you that ideal natural light we love so much. This might be everyone’s favorite room! Beautiful narrow-strip oak flooring unite the living and dining rooms. Those floors are gorgeous!



The kitchen is updated with tons of warm honey-hued cabinets and a pretty tiled floor. The adjacent butler's pantry with built-in china cabinet could be a cozy breakfast room. You'll find a laundry room conveniently located off the kitchen.





115 W. Thomas Street may look like a compact bungalow, but within its +2450 square feet, this circa 1922 home offers 5 - yes FIVE!! - bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms! No early morning fighting over sink and mirror space in this home! And . . . you will be even more delighted with the plethora of storage space and closets this home provides!



In true Arts and Crafts style, 115 W. Thomas Street is graced with a deep rocking-chair front porch. Picture your rocking chairs and summer flowers spilling over this welcoming entryway.  Your mint julep is calling!


A small back porch leads to nice level yard perfectly suited for gardening, entertaining, and recreation ~ wonderfully surrounded with privacy fencing.

Conveniently located in a central neighborhood of Salisbury NC ~ this home has close proximity to Salisbury's award winning downtown,  where you will find yourself delightfully close to a town center chock full of restaurants, breweries, small shops and more. Easy access to Interstate-85 and the beautiful historic Amtrak station at the Salisbury Depot make the location of this home just perfect for the travel-minded.

Photograph by Larry Braun


The original state of the house is very basic - a perfect canvas for your mind to run wild and your design concepts to become a reality. This house is in good general repair, yet needing some light TLC ~ mostly in the repainting of both exterior and interior spaces. (This house will likely not qualify for FHA or VA loans because of needed paint.) The front roof was replaced in 2015 and the rear roof in 2019.

Homes such as 115 W. Thomas Street located in the West Square Historic District are subject to City oversight and guidelines for exterior improvements, and are eligible for grant monies. Information can be found on the City of Salisbury's website at https://salisburync.gov/Government/City-Council/Boards-and-Commissions/Historic-Preservation-Commission.

Come see this circa 1922 Arts and Crafts home for yourself! Call Realtor® Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to take the steps toward making this YOUR charming house with all the 1920's charm one can think of! 115 W. Thomas Street in beautiful historic Salisbury, North Carolina.



115 W Thomas Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS #3582250
$139,900





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





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January 02, 2020

The Cutest NOMA Home ~ SOLD by Greg Rapp

In the North Main Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina, you'll find this charmer on a nearly .5 acre (.43) fenced lot!!!  This 1,893 square foot, circa 1948, 1.5 story brick home offered features galore!  Realtor Greg Rapp listed this home for sale in October 2019 . . . and now it is home to new owners!

The buyers were most impressed by the open floor plan, natural light, and spacious rooms at 215 W. 12th Street.  The large dining room and living room flow into one another with attractive arched doorways with bright hardwood moldings and beautiful hardwood floors, glossed to a high sheen!  A picture window in the living room streams natural daylight, while a beautiful gas fireplace in the connected dining area enhances these open and airy rooms.




215 W. 12th Street is just blocks from downtown Salisbury's unique shopping, fun and varied restaurants (Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Pizza, and sandwich shops!), two community theaters, and soon to come . . . a downtown central park! Closer to the home, the beautiful Hurley Park and City Park are great for leisurely walks. Greg Rapp listed this NOMA home on October 10th, 2019 . . . and by November 1st, it was under contract!

Is it time to put your house on the market?  Call Realtor® Greg Rapp to learn about his excellent services in the Salisbury/Rowan County area! 704.213.6846 - call or text today!



215 W. 12th Street
Salisbury NC 28144
CMLS #3558852
-SOLD-





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





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December 31, 2019

Showcase ca. 1912 Queen Anne in Spencer NC ~ Sold by Realtor Greg Rapp!

The beautiful Queen Ann style home, originally built in the heart of the Spencer North Carolina Historical District for banker J.K. Dorsett, has long been a jewel along the sidewalks of Spencer, North Carolina. Featured as a show-case home in the Historic Salisbury Foundation annual OctoberTour of historic homes in 2018, this home is full of character and unique charm, taking you back in time.



When this immaculately kept home hit the market this fall, Realtor Greg Rapp knew just the buyer who would appreciate this circa 1912 homes many original features: The covered, wrap around porch, the double oak doors that lead into two beautiful parlors, (5) original fireplaces and original pocket doors, and restored heartwood pine floors throughout. This stately home has been featured in Spencer's Christmas Home Tours and over looks Spencer's Historic Library and Library Park, where many cultural community events are held.



Today this wonderful home is sold, right in time for the Christmas holidays!

Greg Rapp, with Wallace Realty, is known as the area's premiere agent for the sales and marketing of historic and older properties. If a glorious Queen Anne style home is on your wish list, contact Greg at 704.213.6846 to make it happen for YOU in 2020! Have an older home you are considering selling? Greg Rapp is the agent to call!







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





Happy New Year, from Greg Rapp at Wallace Realty, Salisbury NC!

Thank you for giving me the chance to serve you as your professional real estate agent in 2019! All my clients are prestigious customers and my promise is to always handle your 2020 real estate transactions with top care and priority.

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!








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





December 07, 2019

List My House for Sale in Winter? YES!!

Contrary to popular opinion, winter can be a really great time to purchase a home, or list your home for sale! Sellers are often more motivated and the holiday spirit just makes people want to be settled in a home. The combination of fewer buyers and slower business can mean lenders and real estate agents might compete a little harder for your business. 

So despite that December might be when people are decking the halls, listing your home in winter can be a smart move. Realtor® Greg Rapp at Wallace Realty, knows why winter may be the best season for buying or selling your home! Give Greg a call at (704) 213-6846 and you'll know why, too!

Many real estate agents will tell you that the holiday season represents a “lull” in the market. But savvy home buyers and potential sellers should look at the advantages of listing or purchasing during this season. Mortgage rates are still low - and there are other benefits to home-buying during the “lull” of December through January.  Your buyers also get to see the home at a rare vantage point: All the big systems such as heating, plumbing, roofing and gutters are being put to the test in the cold. Some of the curb appeal may be diminished, but fixing landscaping is a lot less expensive than finding out months later that a furnace doesn’t work.

Why List Your Home Now

There is much less competition. People are busy or traveling during the holidays, so many deals have been already wrapped up or people have put off looking until after the New Year. There are still homes on the market, but not as many people seeking them. This is an advantage to both buyers and sellers. This is when the active buyer is more serious about obtaining a home, and not just 'shopping'.

You might think inventory would be lower in a slow season, but that’s not necessarily true. And those sellers are often highly motivated. The homes available on the market during this season might be the homes that for some reason did not sell during the peak season. The sellers will want to get the deal closed before year end, especially for tax purposes. This is an advantage for buyers, especially if there are points to negotiate.

Some Realtors® love this time of year, because they know that people who are out looking in December are serious. As a buyer, your agent will have more time to focus on you, as opposed to other times of the year when they might be juggling multiple clients. You may not be able to close before the end of the year, but it’s an excellent time to get something under contract.


Moral of the Story 

Just because it is winter with holidays looming ahead doesn't mean this is the wrong time of year to sell your home! Learn the advantage of listing NOW, this winter, with area expert Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty. Greg’s record in selling homes, and finding buyers what they need, is well-known in the area. You'll be HOME for the HOLIDAYS!! (704) 213-6846 ~ Call -OR- Text!



Adapted from an article by Pauline Millard / LearnVest , December 26, 2013, Forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/12/26/why-wait-for-spring-winter-is-a-great-time-to-house-hunt/





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





November 06, 2019

Another Prize Vintage Home SOLD - by Greg Rapp Realtor

Real estate agent Greg Rapp, with Wallace Realty, listed this spacious circa 1918 Arts and Crafts bungalow in the North Main Historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina on September 18th, and on October 3rd it was under contract. By Halloween eve, this elevated home at 925 North Main Street overlooking the North Main corridor was SOLD. Is your house still on the market? Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to spark the interest that will sell your home!



Sitting high on an elevated lot, the L. G. Hines House (per its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, was built about 1918 by L. G. Hines, a Southern Railway yard conductor, and occupied by Hines into the 1940s. Separated from N. Main Street by an attractive stone retaining wall and an impressive staircase, it is typical of the Arts & Crafts bungalows built during the early 1900s - with a gracious veranda, large rooms, and built-in features.

This two-story home, with 2,485 square feet of living space, is now the home of a first-time buyer! What a treat to have a home like this as your first property purchase, with many of its wonderful vintage details still in place!

This house qualifies for fiscal assistance for exterior improvements through the City of Salisbury Historic Preservation Grant program. Located in the center of the North Main Historic District, 925 N. Main Street is just 9 blocks from the center of Salisbury's vibrant downtown, loaded with great restaurants, two micro-breweries, and fun and unique shops.



Realtor® Greg Rapp is known for his expertise in marketing historic homes and structures. Let Greg tell you the advantages, and there are plenty, of owning and living in a house built in this era. The saying, 'They don't build them like they used to!', is around for a reason . . . and could not be truer! Salisbury, North Carolina is known for its marvelous inventory of vintage homes that have been here 100+ years and will be sticking around for another 100! Call Greg today to make one of them yours (or to LIST your home for SALE): 704.213.6846



925 N. Main Street 
Salisbury NC, 28144 
CMLS#3549749 
$174,900
SOLD



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








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November 04, 2019

Three Days on the Market ~ and BOOM! Sold by Realtor® Greg Rapp.

The trend towards tiny homes isn’t going anywhere! But despite the trend towards small homes, many people still want the features found in large ones like large open living rooms and restaurant-style kitchens. The minimalist lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and there’s a lot to be said for small homes that feel spacious, versus ones that just feel small. Money-savvy millennials and retirees continue to seek out smaller homes, and Realtor Greg Rapp had just the ticket ~ and placed it on the market on April 6th, and BOOM ~ it was under contract in just three days!

Welcome to 505 W. Peeler Road, Salisbury NC!  

This cute house is large enough to accommodate folks' needs, open enough so as not to feel cramped, and with a bunch of added perks that keep it affordable. A good floor plan plays a key part in this, since the layout of a home can make all the difference in how it actually feels inside. This 1068 square foot house offered an open floor plan and lots of sunny windows that make this 2-bedroom home feel spacious. And the fact that is sits on its deep, nearly one-acre lot gives folks that room-to-breathe feeling!



Small homes come with a lot of benefits, especially for buyers interested in reducing their cost of living. Not only do they shrink utility bills and tax expenses, but they also allow people to live more minimally and simply. 



The people who purchase small homes are often either first time buyers or baby-boomers looking to downsize. The biggest reason why many people are looking for smaller houses right now is because they are more economical. Large homes cost a fortune to heat and cool. With gas prices rising, small homes will continue to be popular.



Call Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty to learn more about smaller homes for sale in Salisbury/Rowan County! 704.213.6846 gets you your showing appointment today! Take the first step towards reducing your cost of living today!



505 W Peeler Street
Salisbury NC 28146-7312
CMLS #3493470
$122,500 SOLD!!!





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



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