July 15, 2018

OOPS!  You waited too long!  This perfect car-enthusiast's dream-come-true work shop was listed by Realtor® Greg Rapp for under $45,000. . . and now it's SOLD!!

Check out this extremely well-built block building in East Spencer, North Carolina. This 1,200 square foot building offers and 3 garage doors, one in the back and two in the front. Inside, you'll find an auto lift and an air compressor. Between the two front bays is a small office with electric baseboard heat.

Not only does 212 N. Railroad Avenue have a spacious shop area, it is also equipped with a full bath with a stand-up shower and electric water heater.

212 N. Railroad Avenue has a great fenced-in side yard as part of a larger yard (just under half an acre). A small outbuilding with a large concrete pad offers even more storage and workspace. A metal roof caps things off (see what we did there?).

It's too late for you to scoop this building up, but chances are...if you call or text Greg Rapp at 704-213-6846 and tell him what you're looking for...Greg can find it for you!

212 N Railroad Avenue
East Spencer NC 28039
$44,900  $34,900 - SOLD!!!

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

July 14, 2018

The Right Agent Brings the Right Buyer ~ Every Time!

Patience wins!

We know a sprawling 3,600+ square foot, 123 year-old Victorian home is not for everyone. But Realtor® Greg Rapp also knows that a buyer who appreciates the character and quality circa 1895 home ~ that you simply cannot find in today's building standards or materials ~ will come along. Especially when the home is completely restored, turn-key, and move-in-ready.

Enter the story of the M.C. Rufty House ~ the gracious and eclectic ca. 1895 Victorian in the Brooklyn South Square historic District of Salisbury, North Carolina. Listed by historic property specialist Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty in May of 2017, the home entertained dozens of interested buyers. Greg has a marketing strategy for 'old houses' that works, coupled with specialized video that let's potential buyers 'tour' the home. Yet, time, and seasons, (and more video) went by. In March of 2018, patience wins! The M.C. Rufty Home went under contract ~ and in July 2018, the new owners moved in!

Why wait?

The hottest real estate markets in the U.S. — San Francisco, Manhattan, and Boston, among others - all have predominantly historic homes. After decades trying to build the idyllic suburban 'town center', it turns out that early city planners did it just right 100 years ago – which is why the downtown historic real estate market is back in a big way with Generation X and millennial home buyers. According to a recent National Trust For Historic Preservation report, millennials are overwhelmingly on the move downtown.

Authentic architectural design features are reflective of an original commitment to artistry and quality that has stood the test of time, and Realtor Greg Rapp makes sure that potential buyers know it. The oldest homes often have the most jaw dropping interiors, and younger buyers love old-meets-new. It’s the luxury real estate equivalent of buying a new $450 pair of jeans that are already ripped and faded. Many assume that most of the historic homes automatically come with cold claw foot tubs, drafty windows, small rooms, and old kitchens. Everything has a stereotype. What we know is that virtually every historic home has had at least one owner (if not more) who was willing to bang down the walls, open up a master suite, rock a garden tub, chef out the kitchen and put in a state-of-the-art laundry room. Voila! Historic architecture meets modern luxury. (Adapted from 4 reasons buyers love historic homes-- and how to market them , MEGGEN TAYLOR. Inman.com, February 3, 2016)

The right buyer. The right Realtor.

The right buyer will come along for your historic house, especially if you list with the right real estate agent! Give Greg Rapp a call at 704.213.6846, and let his marketing strategy work for you. Homes are selling much more quickly today (than one year ago), so if you're even thinking of moving, downsizing, relocating . . . now is the time to list your 'old house' with Greg Rapp.

Call or text today! 704.213.6846

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

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July 12, 2018

Between City and Country - Stokes Ferry Home for Sale

Editor's Note 9/2/2018: This wonderful home is now priced at $125,000!

Between the City of Salisbury, alive with shopping, restaurants, and night life, and the waves of High Rock Lake lapping the shores, is a stretch of road that rapidly evolves from the bustle of this small city to rolling countryside. Along Stokes Ferry Road, which takes you from the city to the country, High Rock Lake and beyond, you'll find this perfect single-story 3-bedroom/2-bath brick home for sale on over half an acre of property.

Welcome to 4060 Stokes Ferry Road, listed for sale with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty.

Up a concrete drive, this well-kept, 1,378 square-foot brick home is set back from the road in a deep .63 acre yard lush with rose bushes and backed by a deep woods for privacy! Enjoy the depth and beauty of the yard from a rocking chair front porch or the nice rear deck overlooking the property.

The tiled-floor kitchen is flush with cabinets in a warm honey-pine, and the adjoining breakfast room is awash with sunlight.

4060 Stokes Ferry Road has a new roof installed in 2016. A garage has been converted to extra living space. And you'll find plenty of closet space in this solid home. For more storage, you'll appreciate the small outbuilding for storing lawnmowers and garden tools.

When you make 4060 Stokes Ferry Road your home, you will be close to all the amenities the City of Salisbury has to offer, but far enough away to enjoy Carolina-blue skies and the country life. Dunn's Mountain Park is just around the corner (you've just got to check out the view!!), and the recreation areas along High Rock Lake and Tuckertown Reservoir are just up the road.

Let Realtor® Greg Rapp show you how nice it will be when 4060 Stokes Ferry Road is your home! Call 704.213.6846 today for a showing. 

4060 Stokes Ferry Road
Salisbury NC 28146

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

July 07, 2018

Here . . . and gone! List with Greg Rapp / Wallace Realty

Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty listed this cute single story, 1960s two bedroom/1 bath home on May 14th, 2018 . . . and by May 18th it was under contract! Cozy and they come, and close to shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, and more, this adorable home at 137 Gold Hill Drive in Salisbury North Carolina was bound not to languish on the market. 

Featuring a sweet little eat-in kitchen with original heart pine cabinets and a large fenced back yard ~ we knew this would be the perfect home for somebody. This home needed a little TLC and was being sold 'AS-IS' ~ but with its great location and nice yard, at just $68,000 ~ the price was right!

So . . . it's too late to scoop up this Salisbury home, but give Greg a call - for three reasons!

(1) List your home with Greg for excellent customer service, superior real estate marketing, and rapid turn-around on the sale;
(2) Let Greg help you find another home in this price range
(3) Partner with Greg Rapp, a licensed Realtor® who has YOUR best interests at heart!

137 Gold Hill Drive
Salisbury NC 28146
$68,000  SOLD!!

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

July 04, 2018

Been thinking investment property? Now's your chance!

Editor's note:  This home is now priced at $59,500. ~ 8.30.2018 

You know you've been thinking about it. Investing in a nice little house to generate some income? Fixing it up for yourself for when you're ready to downsize? Adding to your portfolio?

Well here it is! Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty has your perfect investment opportunity (it is even currently rented ~ who will stay if you like!).

Welcome to 209 N. Yadkin Avenue in Spencer, North Carolina. This two-bedroom/single-bath home is a lot of house for 1,594 square feet! Beyond the amply-sized front porch, spacious living and dining rooms await, with handsome arched doorways chair molding, and pretty wood floors.

This circa 1925 Arts & Crafts bungalow offers a cute country kitchen with lots of windows providing plentiful natural light.

The home has a wonderful fenced back yard, and a bonus: The adjacent lot is included with sale, which when combined give you nearly a half-acre yard.

209 Yadkin Avenue is a great house for starting out in home ownership, downsizing or flipping. While the home was updated with a new gas furnace in 2014, the front porch roof is currently being repaired and the home is being sold 'As-Is' (no further repairs will be completed).

Spencer North Carolina is home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and some darling shops and restaurants. Just 3-miles to the south is the City of Salisbury, with a thriving arts district, live community theater, and a downtown alive with more unique shops and restaurants. The Interstate is just a few minutes away and Salisbury is home to a historic Amtrak depot...making transportation here a snap. For recreation, High Rock Lake is just a stones throw away.

Is it time to make that investment? Time to move to home ownership?Whatever the time . . . this is the house! Call or text Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to make this home yours!

209 N Yadkin Avenue
Spencer NC 28159-2433

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