January 28, 2013

Salisbury ~ The Downtown Series ~ #1

What sets a city's downtown apart?  Innovative, creative approaches to local investing, property redevelopment, and new business models, entrenched in community values.  Every community has local assets, talents and resources, just waiting to be tapped.  The 2013 North Carolina Main Street Conference being held this week in Salisbury, North Carolina features fresh, new, collaborative partnerships that are creating locally owned enterprises, cultural and entertainment venues, downtown housing and schools and a mix of activities.  It’s no longer downtown business as usual here in Salisbury NC!  Innovative ideas here are attracting people, interest and investment, making this community more resilient and better positioned to endure tough economic times and expand markets and opportunities. Salisbury is creating innovative change for a sustainable future.

450 people from around the state be in downtown Salisbury this week for what’s expected to be one of the largest N.C. Main Street Conferences ever.  Why the big turnout? As quoted in the January 28, 2013 Salisbury Post article by Emily Ford, "Salisbury to host 450 for N.C. Main Street Conference", Liz Parham, director of the N.C. Office Urban Development, answers that question with, It’s Salisbury. People find Salisbury really interesting.” 

Salisbury, North Carolina competed against other cities to host the 2013 conference, which runs January 30 – February 1, 2013 and features workshops, tours, an awards ceremony and nationally known speakers. When communities compete to host the event, state officials look at all aspects of the city’s downtown, considering the business mix, current or recent projects, what highlights guests could take in during tours, and long-term successes, as well as practical considerations like how many volunteers the community can muster and whether they have enough hotels and restaurants to accommodate the enumerable participants. Organizers of this annual downtown summit were swayed by the number and variety of meeting venues available in Salisbury, as well as the synergy between the Meroney and Norvell theaters, which co-host  the award ceremony Thursday night.

Titled “Main Street: Innovation, Collaboration and Impact,” the 2013 NC Main Street Conference will use seven downtown Salisbury locations for meeting space, including the Trolley Barn, Salisbury Depot, Rowan Museum, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, F&M Professional Center and downtown’s three theaters — the Meroney, Norvell and the Looking Glass Black Box Theatre.Conference-goers are expected to spend up to $150,000 in Salisbury hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments.

Read Ms. Ford's article covering this special event and honor to the City of Salisbury here:


And for more information and/or registration details for the conference, please follow this link:http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.com/

Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp is available this week to show you the variety of opportunities in the available commercial and residential properties in the downtown Salisbury area.  Call Greg at 704.213.6846 to be a part of the innovative ideas in Salisbury, North Carolina that are attracting people, interest and investment, and to tap the local assets, talents and resources just waiting here for you!

January 27, 2013

Salisbury ~ The Downtown Series

Stay tuned for Greg Rapp's "Salisbury ~ The Downtown Series", an upcoming series here at www.realestatesalisbury.net, highlighting commercial properties available in historic downtown Salisbury, North Carolina! 

There are many reasons to position your business in downtown Salisbury.  One is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!  Located centrally in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Salisbury is dissected by Interstate-85 between the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte.  An Amtrak station drops off your customers and clients off in the beautifully restored historic Salisbury Depot.  Additionally, Salisbury offers:

  • Local shopping 
    • Greatest collection of gift and antique shops in Rowan County
    • Three specialty beer and wine shops
    • Independent coffee shops, bookstores, pharmacy, and more
  • Buy Local: 
    • Shoppers can buy almost anything made locally in Salisbury’s local stores, boutiques, wine shops, gift shops, and studios 
  • Wonderful restaurants and food choices
    • Best collection of local restaurants in the county
    • Healthy, locally grown food at the Farmer’s Market
    • Delicious desserts, including homemade ice cream
  • A variety of opportunities to meet people
    • Coffee shops and bars
    • Live entertainment at the wine shops and coffee shops
    • Genuine Southern Hospitality, fantastic and interesting people
  • History you cannot find anyplace else
    • Ghost Walk
    • Civil War history
    • The historic train collection at the Transportation Museum
    • Cemeteries with the most fascinating historic markers in the southeast
    • Great architecture: 1825–1950; one of the very best collections of a variety of styles in the southeast
  • Unique and dynamic artistry
    • Revolving sculpture show that changes every year
    • Original public art
  • Entertainment: live, local, year round 
    • Three performing arts venues with a variety of openings
    • Friday Nights Out, Pops at the Post, Blues & Jazz Festival, Brick Street Live, CHICKWEED
    • Live music, including original and cover bands from around the country and the pops symphony
  • Places to celebrate:
    • Receptions, meetings, wine tastings can be held in a variety of places in the downtown area.
  • Many opportunities to give back to the downtown community:
    • Get recognition for your business by giving back to your downtown community or nonprofit agencies. Volunteer at Rowan Helping Ministries, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Piedmont Players Theatre, The Lee Street Theatre, Rowan Museum, and so many others.

Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp will be presenting "Salisbury ~ The Downtown Series" highlighting downtown properties in coming weeks that will give you access to all the amenities that are downtown Salisbury ~ a must for your business to take advantage of~~!  Stay tuned!  Need to talk to Greg now about a potential property?  Call 704.213.6846.

January 24, 2013

One Photographer's View of Salisbury, North Carolina

The 1882 Bernhardt House ~ $179,900
Thinking about buying a home and moving to beautiful, historic Salisbury, North Carolina?  But you don't know much about the area?  Let one photographer's art take you on a mini~tour of this fine city. Click the link below:

When you're finished, contact Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to show you the fine homes and business properties available here!

January 17, 2013

The 1887 Benjamin Cauble House ~ $89,000!

The 1887 Benjamin Cauble House at 425 E. Bank Street in Salisbury NC is now for sale at only $89,000! This 19th century home located in one of the City of Salisbury's 10 historic districts and offers 2100 square feet of living space, a nearly maintenance free landscape, and beautifully updated kitchen. This beauty of an antique home, listed in the wonderful website OldHouses.com, was completely renovated in the 1990's and is move~in ready, needing only minor updates and/or aesthetic changes.

(pictures taken mid-winter)
The most remarkable feature of this historic Georgian Colonial style home is the way previous owners nearly eliminated outdoor lawn and garden maintenance by installing a large deck system,complete with a covered cabana that once housed a hot-tub, multiple tiers,walkways, and water features. A very private yard features a goldfish pond and natural areas ~ again minimizing the tedious chores of landscape maintenance. 

A private driveway leads to an arbor that takes one through remaining lawn area surrounded by picket fencing ~ a wonderful play area for children. The deck leads one into the east facing multi-windowed side porch that stretches along the length of the kitchen ~ a great place for indoor plants, reading, or taking your morning coffee.This side porch is open to and an extension of the beautiful ceramic-tiled-floor cook’s kitchen in this home. 

The Benjamin Cauble House ~ c. 1887 ~ FOR SALE $89,000

The large kitchen’s most striking feature is the large center work island with its impressive pergola style architectural surround that includes a hanging wine glass rack and directional lighting.This center island is beautifully finished with intricate tile work, furnished with a double sink,dishwasher, and multiple storage drawers and cupboards.

There is a breakfast counter at the center work island that can be outfitted with stools so the cook has company while preparing for his guests.A second sink is along the kitchen perimeter, as are the kitchen appliances, more cupboard space, and large windows flooding the area with light. 

A small laundry room off the kitchen provides further storage space. Imagine preparing meals at this center island looking out through the glass enclosed side porch and overlooking your entertainment deck!  
The 1887 Cauble House includes a large 19x15 living room, a formal dining room, 3 full bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. Many original features remain in this historic home, including the original wainscoting in several rooms, original fireplaces and mantles, and gleaming wood floors.

The Cauble house is move-in ready and needs minor updates. The roof needs attention now, and a new coat of paint on some of the interior rooms for an updated look. The downstairs bathroom is in the midst of a remodeling process.

This historic home prime for your TLC and modernizing touches. It is located only blocks from downtown Salisbury NC arts & cultural districts, shopping & restaurants, and is walking distance to the Salisbury Farmer’s Market. And at just $89K, it’s a lot of historic house at an affordable price! 

To see the potential of The 1887 Cauble House for yourself, contact Salisbury Realtor Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846. You’ll be relaxing in under your cabana before summer arrives!

January 03, 2013

Salisbury NC 1933 Bungalow ~ featured on OldHouses.com!

This great opportunity to purchase a highly affordable house in the very desirable Fulton Heights neighborhood in Salisbury, North Carolina is now featured on OldHouses.com!  

1403 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury NC ~ circa 1933 ~ $59,000
To view the OldHouses.com webpage, click on this photo of 1403 South Fulton Street ~ or go to this link: http://www.oldhouses.com/cf/displaylisting.cfm?q_listingid=10285

This adorable and sweetly located bungalow at 1403 South Fulton is priced $30,000 BELOW tax value. Opportunities like this don't come by every day!

For more info on 1403 S. Fulton Street, call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846.  To get more details on 1403 S. Fulton Street, follow this link ~ http://www.realestatesalisbury.net/2012/12/1403-south-fulton-street-is-for-sale.html.  Start the new year off right and let Greg Rapp help you get in your new Fulton Heights home!