July 31, 2016

SOLD | 1100 Ravenwood Court | Condo Living!

Realtor® Greg Rapp has just sold another home in Salisbury NC . . . this time the beautiful condo at Ravenwood Court!

Why a condo?

There are lots of reasons that a condo might be a better fit than an apartment or single home, and money is surely one of them. According to The Real Estate Journal, condo prices tend to appreciate at a slower rate than single-family dwellings, making them a more affordable choice in markets where prices are on the rise.

And, compared to renting an apartment, because you actually own your condo, you can take advantage of tax deductions such as the interest on your mortgage.

No yard to mow. This is a big appeal of owning a condo. There will be no mowing because you'll pay dues to a condominium association, which will take care of most of your maintenance needs. As a first-time homebuyer, it's enough to get your arms around the internal furnishings and such and a relief that you don't need to worry about landscaping, yard maintenance and physical labor activities like snowplowing and road maintenance and roof repair.

It’s cheaper than buying a comparable house. Obviously, the cost of a condo versus a house depends on the size of the home, the property values of the neighborhood and the cost of living in the area. But typically, you'll spend less on a condo, especially in higher-cost markets where condos can be the only alternative to high-priced, single-family homes.
How much cheaper is a condo? As an example, if you were to buy a 2,400-square-foot town house condominium in a pricey Boston suburb, you might pay $725,000. Meanwhile, a similar-sized, single-family house in the same area would cost just over $1 million.

There is a sense of community. Plenty of homeowners would say the same thing about their own neighborhood, but as noted, condo owners tend to live in much closer proximity than many suburban homeowners, who often have relatively big yards separating them. There are always social moments that occur throughout the day. Whether it be to take the trash out or pick up the mail, there are opportunities that one just doesn't get in a home. (Geoff Williams, "3 Reasons to Buy a Condo", U.S. News & World Report, September 2014)

Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty listed the 2-bedroom-2-bath condominium at 1100 RAVENWOOD COURT on April 1st, 2016.  By May 25th, this home in the Castlewood subdivision of Salisbury, North Carolina was under contract! 

Built in 1996, 1100 Ravenwood is a super- immaculate 1500+ square foot home, with new granite counter tops in a sunny, updated, eat-in kitchen that is equipped with loads of cabinet space, gleaming white, and streams natural sunlight.  The family cook is never separated from guests with that wonderful ability to look out into the dining/living room areas via the large architectural window-opening in the kitchen overlooking these areas.

The combination dining and living room is huge with vaulted ceiling.  The Master bedroom has a beautiful bay window and large private bathroom. 

Throughout the home there is ample closet space, including a small storage closet off the sunroom to the rear of the home.  The sunroom is heated and cooled and overlooks a grassy knoll.  A small rear patio off the back door is the perfect place for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining. 

This home was in very nice condition, with lovely landscaping and fine entryway floors. Mature trees provide shade on sunny summer days.  Large open green spaces surround the complex.  

Condo living

Condos provide attractive lifestyle choices for many prospective buyers. They're especially popular for retirees who want to be able to socialize or take advantage of services at communities that cater specifically to seniors. Living in a condominium can also free you from some of the usual chores that go along with owning a house, such as yard and exterior maintenance.

If condo living is for you, 1100 Ravenwood Court is SOLD and off the market...but give Realtor®  Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty a call at (704) 213-6846, and tell him you'd like to see what else is on the market.  Greg knows properties in Salisbury/Rowan County like no other...let him show you your next home!

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

July 29, 2016

Quick Turn-Around! Let's Make it Happen for YOU!

You've seen it before...a home in your neighborhood goes up for sale. . . and stays up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forever.  

Not so with Realtor® Greg Rapp!

Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty listed this fine home at 102 S. Yadkin Avenue for sale on June 6, 2016. By June 13th, it was under contract...and the deal closed on July 11th!  Call Greg today at (704) 213-6846 to see if he can get the same quick turn-around for YOUR property!

The two-story 3-bedroom/2.5 bath home at 102 S. Yadkin Avenue was a foreclosure and needed some TLC, but is a solid home.  What a deal, priced at just $49,900, and a hard deal to resist!

Buying?  There are LOTS more affordable houses in the Salisbury/Rowan County area...so don't give up, just because this one is gone!  Greg Rapp knows the properties here like no other: give him your wish list and he'll find you that home you've been looking for!

Selling?  When you are ready to see quick turn-around on your property, be sure to consider Greg Rapp.  This blog alone attracts 100s of visitors per day, and Greg has many other marketing techniques up his sleeve to make it happen for you.  Call 704.213.6846, and let's make it happen!

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

July 27, 2016

1436 CHURCH STREET NORTH ~ Virtually No Maintenance & Close to Everything!

Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty has a new listing at 1436 North Church Street in the North Main Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina!

Brick and Vinyl Siding = Low Maintenance!

Check out this brick and vinyl sided home!  Surrounded by large shade trees, but with a wonderfully sunny yard, this 3 bedroom / 2 bath single story home features a great open floor plan with a huge living area.  You'll absolutely love the feeling of space this wide open area gives you!

We love the eat-in kitchen with its sunny butternut-squash paint color, cheery bay window nook for dining, and loads of cupboards!
More people, especially those who are raising families, want kitchens that overlook family entertainment rooms. Some have even made the kitchen a family hangout by placing big-screen TVs and other electronics in the kitchen. Not only does the kitchen at 1426 N. Church Street have this combo cooking/dining area, but the rear kitchen door leads to a cute deck ~ the ideal space for grilling and dining al fresca!   You'll be overlooking your large lot and private back yard.

The Owners Suite has a nice walk-in closet and bathroom with dual vanities.

Everything starts with location!

The features described are not necessarily the most important deciding factor for potential home buyers. When looking at house, one of the first things people consider are factors such as the neighborhood, the school district and the difficulty of the commute to work. Everything starts with location: You can have the best house in the world, but if it's not in the neighborhood and school district where everyone wants to live, you are just not going to look at it.

The North Main Neighborhood is close to both City of Salisbury and Town of Spencer amenities: the wonderful North Carolina Transportation Museum, theatre, arts and entertainment district, parks, restaurants and shops.  And your commute to work will be a snap ~ access to Interstate 85 is not far in any direction!  An active neighborhood association, known as the Old North Salisbury Association, keeps in contact with neighbors, and neighbors maintain a neighborhood website:  north-main.org.  Two city parks adjoin the neighborhood: City Park with trails, a small lake, playgrounds, and tennis courts, and the gorgeous Hurley Park with its varied gardens, gazebos, and trails.  1436 N. Church Street is also close to the Novant Rowan Hospital and our VA hospital!  1436 N. Church Street is close to everything!

Schools in the Rowan-Salisbury District for 1436 N. Church Street are Overton Elementary, Knox Middle School, and Salisbury High School.  Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is nearby, as are Catawba College and Livingstone College.

1436 N. Main Street includes many updates such as the new HVAC unit installed in 2014.  The home has a spacious two-car garage, perfect for workshop projects or the car enthusiast!

Make Your Appointment!

Are you ready to see 1436 N. Church Street for yourself?  Give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call: (704) 213-6846 and make an appointment for a showing!  This fine maintenance free home can be YOURS by the end of the summer!  Don't wait another minute!

1436 N. Church Street
Salisbury NC 28144

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