January 18, 2023

Cute Completely Refurbished 1925 Bungalow - Spencer NC - FOR SALE

Cute as a button and completely refurbished ~ this adorable circa 1925 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Spencer, North Carolina is FOR SALE ~ with Realtor® Greg Rapp at Salisbury Real Estate LLC!
Welcome to 701 5th Street! Drive down the quiet road off the main corridor in downtown Spencer into a neighborhood setting and find your new home!

Handsomely located on its gently sloping, spacious corner lot with woods behind, this pretty home welcomes you with a sweet  rocking chair porch and shuttered windows. With a fenced rear yard and oversized single-car garage, this 3-bedroom/2-bath home sports a wonderful floor plan with an open and airy feel. This light and breezy diminutive bungalow feels surprisingly bigger than you would expect, with spaces designed to maximize storage, including an exterior garage to store your stuff!


You are going to love your NEW kitchen with quartz countertops, new flooring, new cabinetry, and fresh paint. The good looking and efficient island cart has a fold-down breakfast shelf to conserve space. The sharp looking stainless steel refrigerator and stove, and microwave convey.



The ultra-spacious combination living room/dining room in this 1,304 square-foot home is bedecked with a chair rail that encircles the room, a delightful architectural feature synonymous with the Arts & Crafts era. An array of windows open and brighten the space. A charming mantel, likely original to the home, denotes where a (now-long-gone) fireplace once heated the home. Here too, you'll find more of the beautiful luxury flooring that ties the home's look together.







Bathrooms feature beautiful new white tile, flooring, and light fixtures. A neutral color palette throughout will lend itself to anyone's decor preferences! The bedrooms offer lush new carpeting ~ encasing your feet (and your sleep!) with a soft, quiet, and warm touch, with the ability to retain heat and lessen your energy bills! Cozy carpeting does it all when it comes to comfort!








A large laundry room/mudroom leads to a fantastic 12'x36' deck ~ perfect for dining al fresco or entertaining, or just enjoying sunny mornings and moonlit evenings. The area to the rear of the home is wooded and the trees maintain that private feel.





This sweet home at 701 5th Street was earlier updated with a new roof and replacement windows prior to the current owner's purchase. The home has had licensed professionals perform all electrical and plumbing, however no permits were pulled.  The HVAC was recently serviced in 2022. The exterior is vinyl-sided and low maintenance!

Close to the City of Salisbury's vibrant downtown with over 20 restaurants, unique shopping, and the Bell Tower Green central park, the Town of Spencer sits approximately halfway between greater metro areas of Greensboro and Charlotte, NC . . . with an appreciably lower cost of living! A bicycle lane running from Spencer to Salisbury invites you to bike to farmers markets, music in the park, nightlife, community theatre, and more! Spencer boasts a large historic district filled with beautiful vintage homes dating from the late 1800s through the 1930s, and is home to the wonderful North Carolina Transportation Museum. You may hear the nostalgic sound of the steam engine whistles from time-to-time!

701 5th Street is a super-nice turnkey home, move-in ready with a landscaped yard featuring flowering ornamental trees (hello, Spring!!) in a quiet neighborhood location. Enjoy a 3-D walk-through to see the layout of this charming home!






Make this sparkling charmer at 701 5th Street in Spencer, North Carolina your home today and you'll be in in time to see the trees blooming! Call Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate for your private viewing: Salisbury Real Estate LLC | Greg Rapp | 704 213 6846




701 5th Street
Spencer, North Carolina 28159
CMLS #3934616















Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
GregRappRealtor@gmail.com 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 









January 11, 2023

Holiday House Sales - Yes, it can happen! With Salisbury Real Estate LLC

As the winter holidays ~Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all ~ approach in late autumn, many might be reluctant to place their property on the market for sale. Many think that folks will be distracted by holiday planning and activities. But in reality, a home or property on the market during the holidays gets the attention of the truly serious buyer!

Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate listed this unique property in the Town of Rockwell, North Carolina in November of 2022.  Not only listed just before the holidays kicked into full gear, this property was also unique unto itself . . . a homestead on 8+-acres hidden away in the woods, off ~ WAY off ~ the beaten path!  




Not for the typical home-buyer, this tucked-away 2-bedroom/2-bath 2,296 s.f. home sits in the center of a clearing on deeply rolling and heavily wooded land, with its own pond and several outbuildings.  The right buyer would be someone seriously looking over the holidays who wanted just that . . . a small remote home with some land to play with.  Say no more!  Greg Rapp knows how to reach that special buyer! 190 Dutch Farm Road hit the market November 12th, 2022 with Salisbury Real Estate LLC.  Bring on the big holidays, no problem!  The home went under contract on December 12, 2022, and the sale on this special property closed January 9th, 2023 ~ despite holidays, severe weather, local electric outages, and all that landed between listing day and closing!




When you want that special property of your own sold ~ challenges or no ~ list with Greg Rapp, the real estate agent who gets your story out to the widest reach, and most importantly. . . the right buyer. 704.213.6846 gets it done.



190 Dutch Farm Road
Rockwell, NC 28138
CMLS#3922796
$499,999  SOLD






Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
GregRappRealtor@gmail.com 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 









December 11, 2022

Perseverance & Tenacity Sold this c. 1891 Victorian Gem

At the gateway to the Historic Park Avenue/Long Street Historic District, 414 Park Avenue, the oldest house in the District, the circa 1891 Wright-Kesler/Cannon Mills House, with nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, is everything the restoration craftsman wants in a historic Victorian.



Like many Victorian homes of its day, 414 Park Avenue's exterior is graced with a wonderful 500 square-foot wrap-around front porch and two sitting balconies. The circa 1891 Victorian home features enormous rooms, hardwood floors, ample center hallways, and nine . . .yes (9) . . . fireplaces!




Yet, this pivotal home at the gateway to its historic neighborhood was not without its challenges. Left empty and mid-restoration for a handful of years, this beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bath Victorian was livable but needed some attention!




Listed by Realtor® Greg Rapp of Salisbury Real Estate LLC in July of 2022, the home definitely caught the attention of interested buyers, but for one reason or another, at least two contracts fell through! But Greg knows that a project home like this sprawling Victorian takes perseverance and tenacity on the part of a dedicated real estate agent. Greg also knows that the right buyer is out there, every time, . . . and that is exactly what transpired. Today, the oldest house in the Park Avenue/Long Street Historic District is home to new people! Welcome home, 414 Park Avenue!


When you are looking for the right buyer for your home, whether it is in pristine condition or wanting some care, listing with the right agent is the most important step! If you are even thinking of selling your home in the near future, get the important conversations started with Greg Rapp (704-213-6846) who can show you all opportunities available to you to make the sale as efficiently and streamlined as possible. 

List with the agent that will provide the perseverance and tenacity you need in this changing market!! Salisbury Real Estate LLC.  Let's do this!

414 Park Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS#3883659
SOLD $155,000






Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
GregRappRealtor@gmail.com 
www.realestatesalisbury.net 









November 19, 2022

Homestead Opportunity on 8-Acres in Rockwell NC ~ with SRE!

Who among us hasn't fantasized about living surrounded by rolling hills, away from the bustle and buzz of city and neighbors, with gardens, greenhouses, chickens...and maybe even a pond of our own! Make that dream a reality at 190 Dutch Farm Road in the sweet town of Rockwell, North Carolina. Let Realtor Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC show you this fantastic homesteader opportunity on over 8 acres offering privacy, space, and so much!

Tucked away up a long drive through beautifully wooded property, you'll find this one-owner home that the sellers poured their heart into. Walk up flagstone steps through the front door. A warm and gracious open-floorplan space greets you: a large open living and dining greatroom with cast iron wood stove, flagstone hearth, and beautiful oak floors set cheerfully on the diagonal then leads through to a spacious and bright, open kitchen with new quartz countertops along counters and huge work island. The kitchen features a dual-fuel range (gas cooktop and electric oven) and a plethora of windows overlooking gardens and rear deck.








Off the kitchen, the owners built a massive sunroom with flagstone flooring and walls of windows with a screened porch at one end overlooking the grassy knolls that wind down to the pond. A doorway leads to a large wrap around deck overlooking gardens, woods, and pond. The elevated deck runs the length of the 24' sunroom AND the screen porch, with a beautiful circular feature at the east end. Al fresco dining anyone? The owners grew large potted citrus trees along the deck and overwintered them in the sunroom. The owners were garden intensive people and perennials and herbs abound in the gardens that can nearly all be observed from this fabulous deck.






Your new home at 190 Dutch Farm Road offers a second winter sunroom that steps down off the kitchen. When the trees shed their leaves, this small sunroom is bathed in sunlight and gas logs here make this room a cozy respite.  While the entire home is heated and cooled with an energy-efficient geothermal HVAC, the owner devised an ingenious fan system that takes hot air from the living room wood stove and pipes it to this sunny space! An outdoor patio and attached solarium are just beyond the lower sunroom pleasant room.




A private hallway leads to the home's two bedrooms, single bath, and a sewing /laundry room that could do double-duty as an office or craft room.



When you step outside, the real excitement begins. Where to begin? The property has so many wonderful outbuildings all nestled here and that it's tough to know where to start! 

Do a slow 360° and take in the potting shed, a small greenhouse, the 24 x 40 garage, and a two story tiki hut down by the pond ~ complete with a tiny working kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and tiny counters. The owners have spent many an hour entertaining guests on steamy North Carolina summer afternoons with swims and sunbathing in the pond followed by cookouts at the 'hut'. A stand-alone bathroom outbuilding is nearby. A tractor shed (complete with tractor and implements that convey with the sale) is nestled in the woods. A chicken coop and a wood-storage structure round out the property. Gardens? Well, of course! The sellers are Master Gardeners with Rowan County and the property offers two irrigation systems for the gardens.




Under the home, the entire basement/crawl area is encapsulated against moisture.  But wait . . . here ~ you'll find a climate-controlled wine cellar to go with those mature grape vines that grow in the gardens!





The property extends beyond what you see in the cleared areas with lawn, gardens, pond and outbuildings - on to deep woods with native paw-paw trees and more. And old survey (updated in 1992) says the lower portion of the acreage is in a flood plain, however the seller says it only occasionally floods. NCfloodmaps.com and Rowan County GIS show no flood zone.




The Town of Rockwell, North Carolina is centrally located just 10-miles from historic Salisbury's museums, restaurants, unique shopping, and nightlife . . . and 40-miles from Charlotte's metro-area.  Nearby attractions include High Rock Lake, the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and Blue Waters Pool. Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals, is located in Rockwell. The Old Stone House, a circa 1760s plantation home restored to its period features and furniture, is in the nearby Town of Granite Quarry. The Old Stone House, a branch of the Rowan County Museum network, hosts popular events throughout the year where volunteers in period costumes tell the history of each room in the house, cook traditional food over open fires, and where there is period music, weaving, hunting and black powder gun demos, candle making and herbs, spices and historical books offered. You won't want to miss the annual Christmas Celebration here. More nearby fun includes Morgan Ridge Vineyards with its restaurant, event venue, and rolling grounds, the historic Town of Gold Hill that steps right out of its original gold-mining era practically untouched . . . and race fans will appreciate the proximity to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, just minutes down the highway. 






If you pictured yourself living on rolling acreage, a small farmette, or a country get-away ~ with privacy and greenery abounding, your dream is about to come true. Reach out today to Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC for your exclusive showing of this special property: 704.213.6846 makes it happen!


190 Dutch Farm Road
Rockwell, NC 28138-8710
CMLS#3922796
$499,999









Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
GregRappRealtor@gmail.com 
www.realestatesalisbury.net