Two residences on Walker Avenue have become rentals somewhat atypical for College Hill.
917 Walker was sold in November and is now being marketed as a rental for families. It previously was owner-occupied. An LLC bought the house and is listing it for $2,250 per month.
“Great Location, Off Street Parking,” a sloppily written listing on Zillow says. “3 bedroom 3 bath house with a beautiful yard. READY to LEASE. perfect home for a professor at UNCG or any other professional family that wants live in this great location. … Can be a short term lease for a strong credit. (requires bigger deposit) Partly furnished.”
The new owner is an LLC called Black Rhino Capital Group. County records show it owns two homes in Greensboro, both bought in late 2019. The home was previously owned by Kate Black, a real estate agent. The sale price was $280,000. The property wasn’t listed publicly for sale.
The first-floor apartment of 706 Walker Avenue is now a “vacation rental.”
“This contemporary duplex is a fantastic destination for smaller families or couples looking to explore downtown Greensboro with easy access to nearby attractions, outdoor recreation, and the UNC Greensboro campus,” the VRBO website says.
The apartment has two bedrooms, 850 square feet and a listed capacity of six people. VRBO lists it as “NEW! Modern Dwtn Retreat <1 Mi to UNC Greensboro.” It has an average rate of $117 per night (plus a $106 “cleaning fee,” listed far down the page).
“Make your stay in Greensboro one to remember with a stay at this 2-bed, 1-bath vacation rental nestled in the downtown historic district,” the listing says. “This chic duplex offers all the comforts of home including modern amenities, a spacious kitchen, and comfortable furnishings. You’ll be within walking distance from the excitement of the UNC Greensboro campus and a short drive away from well-known attractions such as the Greensboro Arboretum and LeBauer Park, making this the ultimate North Carolina getaway!”
Asheville, Pinehurst and Bald Head Island, you’re toast.