December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from Greg Rapp ~ !!!

December 07, 2012

1403 South Fulton Street is for sale and . . . What a Buy!!!

1403 South Fulton Street is for sale and . . . what a buy!!!   

At the gateway to the popular Fulton Heights Historic Neighborhood in Salisbury, North Carolina, sits this absolutely charming, 1 and 1/2 story, 3 bedroom, 1930's brick bungalow with a huge fenced back yard . . . and here is the real deal: 

Living Room with Fireplace
This solid masonry brick home with loads of built-in storage space, wood floors, period millwork, and original tile bathroom is priced $30K below tax value!  Folks, this is an opportunity not to be passed by!

Screened Porch with Terracotta Tile
 This home at 1403 S Fulton Street deceivingly appears small from the outside, but features large spacious rooms with a great circular-flow floor plan.  From the welcoming front portico you enter through the front door with its attractive arched transom into the large 20’ x 14’ living room with fireplace.   

12 x 12 Dining Room
From there you can go through to either one of the two 12’ x 14’ bedrooms  . . . or turn to the left to enjoy your beautiful screened porch with terracotta tiled floor ~ looking out into a yard with its huge shade trees.  Heading upstairs will take you to the enormous, nearly 30’ x 15’, wood-paneled attic bedroom with unique angled walls and deep storage closets.  

Charming kitchen with pantry
From the living room, you walk through an archway to the 12’x 12’ dining room, and from there to the nearly 12 x 12 kitchen, workable yet ripe for renovation with its butler’s pantry and built-in storage space.   

From the kitchen you can exit through the back door to one of the most special attributes of this charming Fulton Street home: the large fenced backyard, perfect for entertaining, or just playing fetch with your puppy.  

This South Fulton Street home features a large deck, perfect for summer relaxing, and the masonry BBQ fireplace at one corner of the deck is the perfect touch to this great outdoor entertaining and living space.  The block sidewall of a quiet, next door, commercial building creates the feeling of a walled courtyard, something a savvy gardener will really make the most of! 

Great garden potential!

This 1425 square foot solid masonry brick home in one of Salisbury’s 10 historic districts is nestled in a friendly neighborhood, the popular Fulton Heights Neighborhood of Salisbury North Carolina, while being close to everything in downtown Salisbury.  The Fulton Heights Neighborhood was selected by Rowan Magazine as the Best Neighborhood 2010, based on votes by the public.

The Fulton Heights Neighborhood was the 2012 recipient of the City of Salisbury's BLOCKWORK Program. The City of Salisbury’s Community Appearance Commission hosted the BLOCKWORKNeighborhood Improvement Project in the 1000 block of South Fulton Street this October. Salisbury's BLOCKWORK is a grass-roots program designed to bring community supporters together to promote cleaner and safer neighborhoods - one block at a time. This year’s Fulton Street BLOCKWORK project included exterior repairs like painting, porch repair, decorative fence installation, sidewalk and landscaping work, and a major student art project.   

The Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association is a very active group that sponsors many fun family activities in the neighborhood, such as Easter Egg Hunts, an annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, and its annual Holiday Home Tour. Fulton Heights has excellent sidewalks throughout its grid pattern creating a great place to take walks to enjoy the neighborhood, and a small park actually funded and installed by a neighborhood fundraising effort. 

The Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association communicates with neighbors via email, on on-line newsletter on their website (, and via Facebook at

$59,000 ~ $30K under tax value! Call 704.213.6846
This 1932 brick bungalow at 1403 South Fulton Street with its spacious rooms and high ceilings needs some minor updates and a little TLC but is a solidly built home, priced FAR below its tax value!   At the asking price of just $59,000, you can’t afford to pass up this opportunity!! Take the first steps toward making this charming home your own, make Greg Rapp your real estate agent by calling 704.213.6846 and let him show you the vast potential in this gateway-to-Fulton Heights home!

December 03, 2012

Home for Christmas!

Now is your opportunity to live in the antique house of your dreams in the popular Brooklyn South Square Historic Neighborhood in Salisbury North Carolina!  You can be home for Christmas!!

Click HERE to learn more about this gracious circa 1895 Victorian home-for-sale with gleaming floors, meticulous landscaping, many original features, and oodles of space!!!  

When you live in this beautifully preserved piece of history, you will be within walking distance to many of Salisbury's downtown amenities, and just a block from the Salisbury-Rowan Farmers' Market!  Walk to dinner at Chef Santos, and after dinner stroll around the corner to catch the latest play at the Meroney Theatre, stop next door afterwards and have a glass of wine whilst listening to live blue-grass or jazz at The Blue Vine wine shop, stroll home by the light of the moon & stop to watch a train go by into the night on the railway bridge . . . because you'll live close enough to do all of this and more!  Enjoy your mint julep on the wrap~around veranda, pick a bouquet of roses for every room in the house from your spectacular hedgerow of easily maintained (and practically ever~blooming!) Knock-Out Roses at the front bank, or cool off on a warm summer day with the breezes blowing through your side porch looking out upon your tucked-away brick patio. Grow your own vegetables and herbs in your deep, gated back lawn.  Cook up a gourmet supper in your granite counter-topped kitchen.  Curl up with a book and hot chocolate in winter in your sunroom looking out to the side gardens.

What better Christmas present for your family than this antique home that will give back for years to come!  Want to see this gorgeous specimen for yourself?  Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 ~ he will walk you through every step of the purchase process so that you can relax in no time flat in your beautiful 1895 Victorian Home. . . . let Greg put YOU & your family in the the perfect Christmas card!

Circa 1895 Victorian Home for Sale ~ $200,000 ~ the Perfect Christmas Gift!

December 02, 2012

All Roads Lead to Salisbury NC!

The circa 1893 J.R. Silliman House ~ SOLD!!
Success story!  When a couple from the Washington DC area was recently searching central North Carolina for a home in which to downsize, Salisbury NC Realtor Greg Rapp showed them the circa 1893 J. R. Silliman house, the beautifully restored Victorian at 424 E. Bank Street in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District.  They fell in love with this unique home with its spacious veranda, enormous great room, and many special features, just a few blocks from downtown Salisbury shopping, restaurants, museums, and galleries, yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood filled with beautiful late 1800’s ~ early 1900’s homes.  This November, and within a very short time, Greg had a contract, AND . . . under the average number of days on the market.  

More preservation to come!  The previous owners of 424 E. Bank Street have invested heavily in restoring several houses in the Brooklyn South Square neighborhood...and will now delving into yet another home restoration project in their new home in Salisbury's North Long Street-Park Avenue Historic District.  Here is what one of the owners shared with Greg Rapp, their real estate agent:

(To see more testimonials, scroll to the bottom of this webpage)

Circa 1870 ~ 229 S. Long Street
All roads lead to Salisbury!  A few days later, Greg was speaking with another of his clients who had purchased the circa 1870 home at 229 S. Long Street a few years earlier.  It turns out the gentleman who just purchased 424 E. Bank Street had gone to high school with the gentleman in the Long Street home back in Ohio.  Who would ever think that, some years later, the two would find each other in a historic neighborhood in Salisbury, North Carolina?  All roads DO lead to Salisbury NC!

The circa 1895 Julian~Phillips Home ~ FOR SALE $200K
Salisbury North Carolina has a strong record of historic preservation. The City of Salisbury currently boasts 10 National Register Historic Districts with an inventory of over 1,200 historic properties.  The city has many historic homes and commercial buildings dating from the 19th century and early 20th century, several of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   If you have always dreamed of owning an older home, rich in value, character, and history, contact Greg Rapp to see which, within an array of historic homes for sale right here in Salisbury, might be your new dream home and your own piece of history!  

Greg Rapp / Wallace Realty ~ 704.213.6846.