June 19, 2022

Spencer NC Gets HUGE Revitalization Grant! Live in Spencer! Buy/Sell with Salisbury Real Estate LLC!

Big news is on the horizon for The Town of Spencer, North Carolina!

Home of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer NC is a recipient of an award in the amount of $900,000, from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund. funded by the federal American Rescue Plan. Spencer is one of 15 communities receiving funding in the Downtown Revitalization Category. The Town’s application was part of a strategy to assemble funding for their proposed central Town Park.

Spencer NC is also home to the nation's largest contiguous historic district, with neighborhoods filled with beautiful homes ranging from the late 1800s through the early 1940s.  Tree-lined streets, a library park, and more make Spencer a special place to be in central North Carolina.

Realtor® Greg Rapp just sold this vintage circa 1928 bungalow ~ FILLED with original period details. Original shiplap and beadboard walls, an amazing butler's pantry with a wall of built-ins in a sweet little breakfast room, and more built-in shelves, drawers, and closets than you'd expect in a home of this era . . . each cedar-lined! Claw-foot tubs?  YES! Honeycomb tile work? YES!!  All the vintage details one seeks and loves in an older home!

Spencer is blossoming!  And a vintage home here will cost a buyer MUCH less than a similar home in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area...we are talking HUGE savings.

Get the quality, character, and charisma of a historic home and keep some cash in your bank account...by calling Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC: 704.213.6846Greg is the area's expert on vintage and historic houses and properties and can help you maneuver the intricacies of purchasing an older home.  Let's do this!

206 Rowan Avenue
Spencer, NC 28159
$139,900 SOLD!!

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

June 18, 2022

Dual Investment and Restoration Opportunity in Historic Fulton Heights! Multiplex Arts & Crafts Apartment Houses FOR SALE!


This investment opportunity is extra special! It's not often you'll find not one but TWO handsome 2-story, all-brick early 1900s apartment buildings in a beautiful historic district for sale! Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC is the agent to call - 704.213.6846 - to secure this dual investment and restoration opportunity in Historic Fulton Heights in Salisbury, North Carolina - this special 8-plex property!

Welcome to the stately Hanford House at 1102 S. Fulton Street! 

The two brick apartment buildings here sit on a single parcel in the desirable Fulton Heights Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina. One building faces Fulton Street, the other faces Elm Street. 

1102 Fulton Street, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places as The Hanford House, is a massive example of circa 1903-1909 brick Arts & Crafts architecture, boasting a fascinating roof line, two beautiful offset covered porches with handsome square brick columns, two formal entries - one facing Fulton Street and the second facing Elm Street, and a decorative metalwork balcony. Many of the original 12-over-1 windows are intact! This beautiful building, characterized by its groupings of three windows, was originally constructed as an apartment building. The beautiful historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery is across the street.

The (103) Elm Street structure is also solid brick but in the Colonial Revival style with a charming front columned portico.  This building's 9-over-one windows are largely intact. This structure, listed in the Fulton Heights Historic District National Registry, was built at a later date ~ circa 1940. 

Each building includes (4) 1-bedroom units each, for a total of (8) 1-bedroom apartments with  consistent rental histories at $4200 per month total (with room for modification). All units are occupied.

The 1102 Fulton building has a shared water meter. The Elm Street building has 4 separate water meters. All units have their own electric meter, plus one common-area meter at 1102. Two units were refurbished in 2019, and exterior trim is all freshly painted 2022. The properties are bordered by a charming, short granite retaining wall that increases in height as you move from Fulton Street to Elm Street.

Some TLC is needed here, but this single-parcel, double-building investment property will make a solid start or addition to your rental portfolio. 

Both structures are located in the Fulton Heights Historic District and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, but do not fall under City of Salisbury HPC oversight for exterior changes.  This property is in a neighborhood known for its friendly grid of sidewalks, charming historic bungalows, and its own community park. The vibrant downtown district of Historic Salisbury - with unique shops, restaurants, public library, and two microbreweries - is just blocks away. The beautiful Bell Tower Green city central park is also nearby.

An investment like this does not come along every day!  Give Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC a shout today to secure your offer on this 8-plex property, and start cashing in!

1102 Fulton Street 
Salisbury, NC 28144 

Greg Rapp 

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile 

June 07, 2022

On Top of the World ~ Views, Urban Living, & Central Location. Condo for Sale in Historic Downtown Salisbury!


You'll feel like you're in the center of the universe...sitting on top of the world.. in this third story urban condo in the Firehouse Urban Lofts in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina!  Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC has got THE place for you, maintenance free, and the ultimate in downtown living!  Call NOW to see:  704.213.6846 ... and read more here:

Welcome to 216 E. Fisher Street in the Firehouse Urban Lofts!

This modern brick and corrugated metal building in the center of the historic downtown places you in a hub of activity: walk to wood-fired pizzeria, the public library, a plethora of unique shops and restaurants, one of two microbreweries, a yoga and health center, and more!

This corner condominium on the top floor of the Firehouse Urban Lofts offers elevator, sprinkler system, soaring ceilings, and, as we said, a very central location! 

You'll love the gleaming oak hardwood floors found throughout this one-bedroom suite.  And you'll love the flood of daylight streaming through the amazing nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, and two sets of sliding glass doors open to cross-breezes from the two private balconies with views of the city, a small pocket-park across the street, and Dunns Mountain off in the distance.

The open kitchen design, with handsome granite counters, lets the cook overlook the living area with its cozy fireplace.  Above the fireplace, a built-in TV nook creates a sleek hide-away for the tube!

Originally designed as a 2-bedroom unit, the second bedroom is open-concept, flowing into the living space.  The room can be utilized as dining room, library or den, but would be wonderful as a guest room/office . . or add doors / walls for privacy. The main bedroom is down a hall, off and away from the living areas, offering the ultimate in privacy.

A stacked washer/dryer are conveniently located in a tiny laundry room.  A large closet does double-duty to hide the water heater.

The commercial ground level here is home to a wood-fired pizzeria. To the back of this popular restaurant is spacious brick patio overlooking a central greenspace - a tiny oasis in this urban setting accessed via your locked and coded gate.
The HOA at the Firehouse Urban Lofts, named for its impressive neighbor (the circa 1897 historic firehouse), covers the master insurance policy, Internet service, exterior maintenance, and more. 

The Firehouse Urban Lofts are centered in Salisbury's "Entertainment District": The Norvell Theatre across the street, historic Meroney Theatre nearby, restaurants, Bell Tower Green Park, a quiet haven with three acres of green space, trees, and gardens providing shelter from the busy sidewalks and pavements of the surrounding downtown streets where everyone can enjoy nature in Historic Downtown Salisbury, and a variety of unique shopping within 1-4 block walk. The building offers a private parking lot, and there is plenty of municipal and/or private parking lots & street parking in the vicinity. Salisbury's historic Amtrak depot is nearby; I-85 travel is 1-mile away ~ providing easy access to nearby municipal hubs such as Charlotte, Greensboro, & Winston-Salem ~ all approximately an hours-drive or less from Salisbury center. 

Firehouse Urban Lofts, surrounded by the central Salisbury Historic District and at the edge of the Brooklyn South Square Historic District, is an award-winning circa 2006 mixed-use development in downtown Salisbury on a former gravel parking lot. The project was honored with the 2007 NC Main Street Best New Construction Award and was instrumental in the revitalization of the East Fisher Street Entertainment District.

Photo credit: Uptown Salisbury NC, Facebook.com/UptownSalisburyNC/

When you're ready to sit on top of the world, in a maintenance free condominium...give Realtor® Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate LLC a call:  704.213.6846.  Let Greg show you the amazing life-style that downtown living in this vibrant small city offers!  

216 E Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Photo credit: Uptown Salisbury NC, Facebook.com/UptownSalisburyNC/

Greg Rapp Realtor/Broker

Salisbury Real Estate LLC 
704 213 6846 Mobile