490 Ruth Street, Athens, GA 30601 | 971324 | RE/MAX of Georgia

490 Ruth Street $380,000


    490 Ruth Street Athens, GA 30601

    • 4 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • Single Family
    • MLS# 971324
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    New price! Get ready to step back in time and yet experience a modern day twist. You can own a rare piece of Athens history, not to mention one of the last, big farmhouses minutes from downtown Athens. Rare but sought after 'Grapevine' mortar detail, suggest the solidity that comprises a home of the vintage. The wrap around porch is straight out of a Harper Lee novel, where many a lemonade was once sipped and southern tales were told. Rich, wooden doors offer entry to this freshly painted gem of a home with its high ceilings & large windows, that allow the sunlight to burst through and cast a happy glow on the golden, antique heart of pine floors & faux wood beams. The living room runs the width of the home, followed by a shotgun hallway, with 4 over sized bedrooms, 2 baths--one doubling as a large laundry room (with new washer and dryer). Not to mention the kitchen; the type that any gourmet cook dreams of -- stone counter tops, farm style sink with commercial faucet, a brand new appliance package (refrigerator, microwave, oven, dishwasher), antique, heart of pine wooden accents & Shaker style cabinets. Coffee in the morning & weekends baking cookies--even doing the dinner dishes never looked so good! Large, wooden ceiling fans and contemporary light fixtures bring just the right amount of modern elegance for a home of this era. Four ornamental fireplaces (two with antique mantles) could be returned to service for gas logs, real wood fires or to vent a wood stove. State-of-the-art, energy efficient, newer metal - reflective roof that is low maintenance: the perfect ambiance for a rainy day's nap. In town living like this is hard to come by. Lots of off street parking--a hot commodity today this close Downtown. Just minutes jaunt to the Foundry, Lyndon House Arts, The Classic Center, 1000 Faces Coffee, The Grit & Tacqueria del Sol, and not to mention the newly renovated offices of Our Town Realty! Small guest home (Fun sized Ruth) is not included in this sale but can be purchased for $145,000 ($525,000 combined price) and would make a great rental, Airbnb or Game Day Rental, to help offset the mortgage. Call Sylvan today for your tour--Proof of funds or pre-approval letter kindly requested with all offers. Property being sold 'as is' with no disclosure as seller has never lived there. Will consider all trades, including farm and/or house with land in rural county.

    • General Features
      • Apx Age 111
      • Area 00: In Town
      • Subdivision North Farm
      • County Clarke
      • Short Sale 0
      • Year Built 1908
    • Building Features
      • Air Central Electric, Window Unit(s)
      • Appliances Microwave, Standard Oven, Dryer, Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer
      • Apx Total Heated SqFt 1802
      • Construction Wood Siding
      • Exterior Features Covered Porch
      • Extras Underground Utilities
      • Fireplace 2+ Fireplaces
      • Floors Wood
      • Foundation Basement Crawl Space
      • Garage None
      • Garage Carport Capacity 0.00
      • Green Features None
      • Heat Central
      • Interior Features 9 Ft+ Ceilings, Fireplace
      • Kitchen Features Pantry,Solid Surface Countertop
      • Sewer City/County
      • Stories One
      • Style Craftsman
      • Full Bathrooms 2
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Half Bathrooms 0
    • Property Features
      • Apx Acres 0.61
      • Lot Size Acreage 0.26-0.5
      • Number of Parking Space 5
      • Water City/County
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Howard B. Stroud Elementary
      • Middle School Clarke Middle
      • High School Clarke Central


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    Mobile Phone: 706-621-9835


    30601 (Athens) Demographics

    26 Median Age
    973 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    26% College Educated
    $21,082 Estimated Median Income
    2,903 Estimated Total Home Owners
    5,854 Estimated Total Renters
    33% / 67% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    3 Estimated Average Household Size
    22,932 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

    Market Last 30 Days In This Postal Code

    $208,000 Median Sales Price
    7 Homes Sold
    26 New On Market

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        Property History

        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source New Value: $380,000
        2/17/2020 2:56:41 PM Price Reduced Source New Value: $380,000 -1.3%
        2/8/2020 6:56:59 PM Price Reduced Source New Value: $385,000 -1.28%
        11/26/2019 2:57:05 PM Price Reduced Source New Value: $390,000 -0.64%
        11/21/2019 8:56:36 AM Price Reduced Source New Value: $392,500 -0.63%
        9/12/2019 8:57:00 PM New in Database Source New Value: $395,000

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