Green Haven Gazette

Looking for buying and selling tips on real estate? Check out the Green Haven Realty Blog. We write posts on local real estate trends for Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, Kernersville, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding Triad (NC) areas, as well as market reports for Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Yadkin and other Triad counties as well as Neighborhood Market Reports (If you don't see your neighborhood listed, just ask and we'll be glad to add it). Let us show you how the latest technology can make buying and selling your home easier and faster.

June 23, 2017

U.S. Housing Market June 2017

U.S. Housing Market Highlights from Freddie Mac 

Here are highlights of the latest Freddie Mac Economic Outlook for the U.S. Housing Market for June 2017.

U.S. Housing Market Signs

  • May marked the 80th consecutive month of job gains. The unemployment rate dropped another 0.1 percentage points to 4.3 percent. Despite last month's lull in housing data, the economy will continue to bolster the overall housing market.

  • In April, housing starts fell 2.6 percent and permits for single-family homes also declined. After a strong March, home sales also a took a hit with new home sales falling 11.4 percent and existing

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June 21, 2017

Winston-Salem Ranks High for Young IT Professionals

Winston-Salem is 3rd Best City for Young IT Professionals

Winston-Salem, NC has recently been recognized as a "Best City" for young IT professionals. "Right Click" an online newsletter, which focuses on technology news, released their "2017 Best Cities for Young IT Professionals" list, and Winston-Salem is near the top.  Only San Antonio, TX and Savannah, GA ranked higher.  

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Park

Winston-Salem has historically been known for tobacco and manufacturing, but business leaders realized that needed to change in today's high-tech new economy. The report mentioned

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June 16, 2017

Urgent Repair Program NC

Home Repairs for the Elderly, People with Special Needs & Low-Income

The Urgent Repair Program for North Carolina homeowners is a much needed program that can help people in need. Do you know anyone who is elderly, has special needs, or is low-income (below 50% of median income in their area) and in need of home repairs? This special program

through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) could be a huge help to them. This program will make emergency repairs to their house to correct unsafe or threatening housing conditions such as faulty septic systems, dangerous HVAC systems, or rotten flooring. This program can also pay for accessibility modifications that could help someone stay in their home after an injury or illness.

The assistance is provided through local governments and non-profits that determine eligibility. They will then contract and supervise the work once approved. Assistance is through an interest-free, deferred loan and might be forgiven at $1,000 per year to pay for the required repairs.  Please share this Urgent Repair Program for NC homeowners with anyone you know who needs this help! 

There are two other programs from NCHFA that can assist in home repairs depending on the homeowner's situation and income.

  1. Single-Family Rehabilitation Program :  for folks who are below 80% of the median income in the area.
  2. Displacement Prevention Partnership:  If your area is not served by an organization that offers the Urgent Repair Program

Visit the NCHFA website for more info on theses home repair assistance programs. Please share any success stories using the NCHFA Home Repair Assistance Programs in the comments below!

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May 3, 2017

Forsyth County Real Estate Market - April 2017

What Buyers & Sellers Need to Know About the Forsyth County Real Estate Market

Hello, I hope everyone had a great April! If you're in the Forsyth County Real Estate Market, whether buying or selling, here are some stats you need to know.   

Forsyth County (NC) home sales continue to rise.  There were 517 sales in April 2017, which was up from 477 in April 2016. That is an almost 8.5% increase over last year and over 65% from 2012.  Much of this is due to a great deal of qualified buyers in the market to purchase a new home and continued low interest rates. 

Year to Date Home Sales - Forsyth County NC April 2012-2017

Forsyth County NC Real Estate Market - Average Days on the Market

In April 2017, the average days on the market for closed sales was 69 days. That was an improvement over last April's

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May 2, 2017

Is Your Forsyth County Tax Appraisal Too High?

Forsyth County, NC Real Estate Tax Assessments

Forsyth County (NC) recently reevaluated all properties in the county. You probably received your 2017 high tax appraisals affect home ownersReappraisal Notice recently. Real estate tax assessments can have a huge impact on property owners. Obviously, a tax appraisal determines the amount of taxes a Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Clemmons, Lewisville, Pfafftown, or Rural Hall homeowner pays yearly on their property.  If your tax appraisal is much higher than it should be, you are potentially paying thousands of dollars in taxes that you should not be paying.

Tax appraisals can also have a significant impact on Forsyth County homeowners who are attempting to sell their home.  If a Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Clemmons, Lewisville, Pfafftown or Rural Hall home has higher taxes than it should, potential buyers could be scared away. These potential buyers are
shopping for homes that have low taxes and might not look at a home because the taxes are higher than other homes in the same neighborhood. So it is important that your assessed tax value is accurate. 

Is Your Forsyth County, NC Tax Reappraisal Too High?

Do you think your your county valued your home too high on your tax appraisal? Our FREE online property valuation will give you a report on your property in seconds by clicking the following link Forsyth County NC Property Values

You will know RIGHT AWAY what your home is worth in today's real estate market. It may be worth more

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April 27, 2017

Let's Connect!

Are You Social?

Most of us are on various social media sites now, and needless to say, it's hard to keep up with all of the different profiles. Regardless, We would love to connect with you so we've added links to our profiles below. Some are business related and some are personal, but either way, let's connect!

 

Social Media Connections Green Haven Realty

GHR on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/winstonsalemhomesforsale

GHR on Yelp: http://rlty.pro/yelp

TG on facebook: http://facebook.com/nchomesforsale

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March 6, 2017

Lewisville & Clemmons Make Top 10 Healthiest Real Estate Markets in NC

Lewisville & Clemmons Real Estate Markets Popular as Ever

SmartAsset.com has recently announced their Top 10 America's Healthiest Real Estate Markets. The healthy indicators include stability, risk, ease of sale and affordability.  Matthews was at the top of the list for North Carolina. Both Lewisville and Clemmons in western Forsyth County NC, made the Top 10 as did Trinity located in Randolph County of the Triad area.  NC Top 10 Healthiest Real Estate Markets

Lewisville NC #2 Healthiest Real Estate Market in NC - Clemmons #4 - Trinity #8

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