May 29, 2019

WOW! Circa 1875 Victorian Cottage Under $80K!!

WOW is right!  Mark our words, it's hard to find a vintage home this clean for this price!  Listed with Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, the area's historic home expert, now is the opportunity scoop up this little gem!

Welcome to 422 E. Fisher Street ~ a circa 1875 Victorian-era cottage, freshly painted inside and out . . . for $79,900!

Located in the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, one of (10) historic districts in Salisbury North Carolina, this home is just (3) blocks from the award-winning Historic Downtown, offering a plethora of dining, shopping, microbreweries, and arts and culture. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Shaver-Crowell-Fisher House, and classified as a contributing structure in the district.

Let's check it out:

422 E. Fisher Street is a 1,424 s.f. single-story Victorian-era cottage, with 3 bedrooms and a single bath. Check out the cute rocking chair front porch.

The spacious living boasts a fireplace (currently non-functioning) with attractive mantel and wood floors.  The large dining room has newer linoleum flooring (and a dropped ceiling).

The kitchen offers new linoleum floor coverings and all new appliances that will convey.

Because a house of this era would not have featured closets, the bedrooms offer newer modern closet structures. The master holds the home's other fireplace (non-funtional). Note the pretty arched doorways.

422 E. Fisher Street welcomes relaxation in its deep, shady back yard. The recently refurbished standing-seam metal roof is another welcome feature!

This home is eligible for City of Salisbury Historic Preservation Grants for exterior improvements. Historic Preservation Commission oversight applies per the Design Guidelines.

Ready to scoop up this circa 1875 cottage and make it yours? Call Realtor® Greg Rapp today at 704.231.6846!

422 E. Fisher Street
Salisbury NC 28144

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

May 28, 2019

Circa 1938 Farmette for Sale ~ 6+ Acres ~ A Restoration Project!

When opportunity knocks, sometimes you need to be wearing overalls and roll up your sleeves! Here is your chance to return this 6.48 acre spread back into the gentleman's farm it once was. And the best part? This property is priced almost $50K under tax value!!!

This circa 1938, 1,316 s.f. home and farmette at 2110 Grubb Ferry Road in Salisbury NC is loaded with potential. There are a number of usable outbuildings, and a nice grape arbor. Yes, the house needs work, for sure a new roof, and the HVAC needs to be replaced (the heat is inoperable / AC may work) but the home has good bones. The well works!

The front porch with glassed-in with storm windows and a rear sunroom add to the livability of the home. Three bedrooms include a larger owner's suite with its own second full bath. A small portion of the back yard is fence-in . . . ideal for pets!

This home, with some elbow grease, could be a show place. Come take a look and make it your 21st century homestead. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Don't let this chance pass you by! Call Realtor® Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty: 704.213.6846 to make this farmette YOURS! SOLD AS IS!

Note: While the tax card states that this property is 7.55 acres, the calculated area per Rowan County GIS is 6.48 acres; no survey on file.

2110 Grubb Ferry Road
Salisbury NC 28144

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

May 27, 2019

Downsize? Flip? Investment? Circa 1925 Bungalow for Sale!

You know you've been thinking about it. Investing in a nice little bungalow 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 ~ and the tenant will stay ~ if you like!). And wait...the best part??? This home is priced at just $69,000!!!

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

The cute country kitchen is wonderfully sunlit with lots of windows providing plentiful natural light.

This circa 1925 home at 209 N. Yadkin Avenue is a great house for starting out in home ownership, downsizing or flipping. The home's exterior has been freshly painted a handsome charcoal gray with bright white trim; the porch roof has had recent repairs, and the home was updated with a new gas furnace in 2014. This said, the home is being sold 'As-Is' (no further repairs will be completed).

But wait . . . there is more!

The adjacent lot is included with sale of the house - combined provides nearly a half acre of property (.44)! The combined tax value for the two parcels is $76,791.*

Spencer, North Carolina is home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and some darling shops and restaurants. A handsome park planned for the uptown area is soon to become a reality. Adjacent to the Town of Spencer 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 stone's throw away.

Is it time to make that investment? Time to move to home ownership? Whatever the time . . . this is the house! And at just $69,000 ~ what a deal!!!! Call or text Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to make this home yours!

209 N. Yadkin Avenue
Spencer NC 28159
CMLS: #3510212

211 N. Yadkin Avenue*
Spencer NC 28159 
CMLS: #3510686 

*The lot is for sale independently of the house: listed at $6,500. The house will NOT be sold independently without the lot.

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

May 26, 2019

Here & Gone - Another Success Story by Realtor® Greg Rapp

This awesome investment property . . . here . . . then gone!  Listed by Greg Rapp of Wallace Realty, this solid brick duplex in Salisbury, North Carolina, it lasted on the market just (6) days before being under contract! And in less than a month it was SOLD!

Do you wish we were telling YOUR success story here?

Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 and let's make it happen!

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

May 22, 2019

CALL TO ACTION | Contact our State Representatives for the Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina is an iconic structure in the center of the city with a legacy stemming from the year 1855.

In 1855, Attorney Nathanial Boyden began construction on the 3-story building that would become the Boyden House. Construction lasted until December 1855 and the hotel formally opened in May 17, 1859. Over the years the building transferred owners to become the Davis House, the Central Hotel and lastly the Empire Hotel. The Empire Hotel closed for good in 1963, leaving its rooms empty for almost 40 years.

Salisbury, NC, with a population 33,524, is a central location on the I-85 Corridor between such populous cities as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. These cities boast a population of approximately 3.2 million total. Founded in 1753, Salisbury’s downtown is nationally recognized as a model for preservation and downtown development, benefiting from $130 million in investment, $60 million of which has been in the last 10 years.

In 2017, Black Point Investments, LLC signed a purchase and sale agreement with plans to develop the property into market-rate apartments. Initial plans also provide for the development of retail storefronts along South Main St., including the retail space in the large former Montgomery Ward main floor, mezzanine and basement. Combined, the project will allow for approximately 29,000 square feet of retail space.

There have been many attempts at rehabilitating the hotel over the years. The Empire Hotel has a rich legacy, and its current efforts for rehabilitation require your help.

Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed state budget included the Empire Hotel restoration as one of 68 local projects statewide that would receive grant money. The governor’s proposed grant would invest $26.4 million to 68 projects to spur economic development in rural areas. Communities would provide at least $1 for every $4 of state funds invested in the project.

The grant would mean $1 million for the Empire Hotel project if approved. However, the same Empire Hotel funding is not included in the state House’s budget. And Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, said it is unlikely the project will be added to the Senate budget. Ford is expecting the Senate budget to be unveiled later this month.

Please consider emailing or calling our local representatives in support of these redevelopment efforts. While Gov. Roy Cooper has outlined financial support of the rehabilitation project of the Empire Hotel, local representation is likely not going to support the project.

The restoration of the Empire Hotel means that history will live on, and a pivotal structure in the center of Salisbury's downtown again contributes to the town center's vitality. Support of the restoration project means increased food options, more retail, a more business friendly and professional downtown for Salisbury.

Contacts for our NC representatives can be found here:

To call Rep. Ford or Warren:

FORD - (919) 733-5665

WARREN - (919) 733-5784

Thank you in advance for your consideration in contacting our elected officials to support Main Street USA.

Greg Rapp Realtor®
Wallace Realty Co. 
301 S. Main Street 
Salisbury NC 28144 

May 05, 2019

Circa 1890s Victorian Cottage in Prestigious Historic District - It Can Be Yours!

Looking for that sweet Victorian storybook cottage of your dreams? Look no further. Greg Rapp with Wallace Realty offers this terrific blend of old world charm and new world comfort in a sweet single-story circa 1890s farmhouse Victorian in the heart of Salisbury, North Carolina.

308 West Monroe Street, a 1890-1910 folk Victorian Queen Anne with 1,329 square feet, two-bedrooms and 2.5 baths, is nestled between three circa 1897 sister houses in the heart of the prestigious West Square Historic District in Salisbury, North Carolina. Two large pin oaks, the owner's rock garden, and iron fencework frame the property and offer wide swaths of shade, cooling the home in summer and creating the most enjoyable front-porch experiences.

The adorable front porch is a prize-winner, with spindle friezes, trefoil brackets, and turned elements figuring prominently in its ornamentation. Decorative dentil molding trims the home's bay windows. The home's exterior was recently painted as part of many recent upgrades, including an added bath and kitchen re-do.

Stepping inside, the knock-out feature in the spacious front parlor is the tray ceiling bedecked with a stunning ceiling mural, all framed by impressive crown molding and trim. A faux-fireplace is framed by two large windows in the parlor's bay. 

The formal dining room is equally handsomely trimmed with wide crown molding.

Enter the farmhouse-style kitchen through lacy corner brackets . . . and you are sure to be impressed with plenty of cabinet space and counter work-areas.

A mudroom just off the kitchen leads to a half bath with a hidden laundry room.

The tongue-&-groove beadboard walls throughout and more handsome crown moldings are a stunning statement to the homes vintage beginnings.

The Owner's Bedroom Suite has its own private bathroom with a claw foot tub. The second bedroom has a box-bay window. Again, pretty original beadboard walls speaks to the home's vintage era.

The pretty shaded (and private!) back yard, a-bloom with irises and evergreens, offers a large outbuilding that would be perfect for a workshop, artist's studio, a "She-Shed" or "Man-Cave", or more!

In the center of the Historic West Square and only blocks from the Rowan County Library and Downtown center, which is bustling with plenty of activity, 308 W. Monroe Street is a stone's throw from Salisbury's many and varied restaurants (Italian, American Bistro, Thai, and Vietnamese, to name a few!), community theaters, shops and brewery options!

Located in a Historic District overlay, this sweet home is eligible for City of Salisbury Historic Preservation Grants for exterior improvements. The home's interior is all freshly painted. A newer roof replaced original tin roofing.

If pictures are not enough to convince you of the complete charm of this spectacular and move-in-ready Victorian cottage in the West Square, then it's time to give Realtor® Greg Rapp a call: 704.213.6846. Let Greg tell you the advantages of purchasing a historic home in Salisbury, and the rest, as they say, will be history!

308 West Monroe Street
Salisbury NC 28144

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

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