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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.

Dec. 4, 2020

Free Book for Home Sellers - Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss

Thinking About Selling Your Winston-Salem Home?

We hope everyone has had a good week!  Do you know anyone thinking about selling their home in the Winston-Salem area?  Please share our new book - Home Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss - We're currently offering it for free!  You can read it online at the link below!

Home Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss

Home Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss

 

Selling Your Home Can Be Emotional

The largest investment most people make is their home.  That makes selling a home - whether single-family residence, duplex, or condominium - the single largest, most complex transaction a person will ever undertake.  It involves new terms and concepts, financial lingo, and larger figures than most normally deal with.

 

And let's face it, there's a good chance that emotions come into play to the detriment of good judgement.  Surely, the seller thinks, my home where we've had so many fond family memories is worth more than the brick and mortar it contains.  Needless to say, all of the sweat and equity they may have poured into it as well.  

 

A real estate transaction involves dozens of decisions and substantial investment in the homeowner's time, energy, and money.  All of that may cloud rational thinking in sales price negotiation.

 

Where Do I Start When I'm Ready to Sell My Home?

The home seller's goal is for a home shopper to come in and know that's the house for them, and that they can't resist paying the highest price. To do this, you must offer an attractive home sales presentation that makes your home outshine others on the market.  As they say, "you never get a second chance to make a first impression."  And that means creating in the buyers an instant feeling they are traveling up the front walkway of their new home for the first time, and not visiting someone else's.  It's about falling in love at first sight, from the curb, in those initial fleeting seconds.  It can be a daunting task.

 

Should I Hire a Realtor?

Most sellers do not venture alone into selling their home.  They find it better to have an experienced real estate professional with whom the owners are comfortable.  This book was written to provide some of that comfort without the direct sales stressors of person-to-person contact, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

 

We want the prospective home seller to independently achieve a better understanding of the home-selling process and the value of hiring a real estate professional. We've also provided actionable insight into how best to market your home, avoid critical mistakes and maintain proper focus.

Free Book for Lewisville-Clemmons Home Sellers

Let this book be your go-to resource for information, strategies, and techniques that can be put to work to sell your home quickly at the best price.  Take time reading through the chapters and master the secrets of successful home sellers.  For example, discover why comparable homes sell for considerably different prices.

 

Our sincere desire is that this book will help you make the most of your time and efforts to sell your home.  We talk about the process and importance of preparing your house for sale, how to present to get top offers, as well as which upgrades will make you the most in ROI. We also show you how to avoid costly marketing mistakes, and find qualified buyers.  Then we break down negotiations- what to expect, and how to conduct them - and finish with showing what having an experienced real estate professional brings to your real estate transaction.  After you learn the process, requirements, and tips, you will see that an experienced, financially astute real estate professional can vastly cut the time and raise the economic value of your home selling transaction.

 

Reading this book is your first step to selling your home for the best price in the shortest time.  After you read it, you might want to talk with us.  We stand by to assist you with a Comparative Market Analysis and solid marketing plan to fit your needs and lifestyle.  

 

Remember, we're here to help!  Don't hesitate to call/text us at 336.701.2891.  - Tony & Kim Green

 

 

 

 

Nov. 18, 2020

Lewisville Clemmons Real Estate Market Report October 2020

Lewisville-Clemmons Home Prices Up Again

Our latest Lewisville-Clemmons Residential Real Estate Market Report for October 2020 is out.   The data confirms the local real estate market continues to remain strong.  October showed positive gains in new listings, pending sales, closed sales, median sales price, average sales price, and percent of list price received.  Once again, Lewisville-Clemmons home prices are on the rise.  The median sales price was $298,634, which is up 6.7% over last year, and the average sales price is even higher.  The average sales price was up to $325,467, which is 5.7% higher than October 2019. 

Lewisville-Clemmons Real Estate Market Report October 2020

It's a Seller's Market

Key metrics that indicate if the local real estate market is a seller's market, in balance or a buyer's market, continue to

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Nov. 11, 2020

Happy Veterans Day 2020!

VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to Veterans, including VA home loans. For over 75 years, VA home loans have provided millions of Veterans and their families the opportunity to purchase their own homes.

VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

 

As we consider the full impact of VA home loans, it’s important to both understand these great options for Veterans and to share them with those we know who may be able to benefit most. For a variety of different reasons, many Veterans

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Sept. 3, 2020

Lewisville-Clemmons Homebuyer Demand is Up

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is continuing into the fall. It is, however, becoming harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, the coming weeks might just be the timing you’ve been waiting for.

lewisville-clemmons homebuyer demand is up

 

According to the Pending Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

Pending home sales in July achieved another month of positive contract activity, marking three consecutive months of growth.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 5.9% to 122.1 in July. Year-over-year, contract signings rose 15.5%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.”

This means that for the past several months, buyers have signed an increasing number of contracts to purchase homes – well above where the market was at this time last year. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR notes:

“We are witnessing a true V-shaped sales recovery as homebuyers continue their strong return to the housing market…Home sellers are seeing their homes go under contract in record time, with nine new contracts for every 10 new listings.”

Below is a graph that shows the impressive recovery of homes sales compared to previous years. The deep blue v marks the slowdown from this spring that turned into an exponential jump in sales that followed through the summer, skyrocketing above years past:Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace | Keeping Current Matters

What Does This Mean for Lewisville-Clemmons Sellers?

If you were thinking about putting your house on the market in the spring, but decided to wait due to the pandemic, it may be time to make your move. Buyers are in the market right now. With so few homes available to purchase, homeowners today are experiencing more bidding wars, creating an optimal time to sell.  This has especially been true in the Winston-Salem and Lewisville-Clemmons areas.

Is This Trend Going to Continue?

As CNBC notes, there are no signs of slowing buyer demand this fall:

The usual summer slowdown in the housing market is not happening this year. Buyers continue to show strong demand, spurred by the new stay-at-home world of the coronavirus and by record low mortgage rates.”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, concurred:

“In a typical year in the housing market, buyer interest begins to wane before seller interest causing the usual seasonal slowdown as we move into the fall. Due to a delayed spring season and low mortgage rates, we could see buyer interest extend longer than usual into the typically quieter fall. Whether this means more home sales will depend on whether sellers participate or decide to stay on the sidelines.”

As Hale mentioned, homeowners who are willing to sell their houses right now will play a big role in whether the trend continues. The market needs more homes to satisfy ongoing buyer demand. Maybe it’s time to leverage your equity and move up while eager home shoppers are ready to purchase a house just like yours.

Thinking About Moving?

If your current home doesn’t meet your family’s changing needs, Green Haven Realty can help.  Call/text us at 336.462.9544 to help you sell your house and make the move you’ve been waiting for all year.  We're here to help you get what you want!

Aug. 30, 2020

Lewisville-Clemmons Home Prices Rise - July 2020

Lewisville-Clemmons Home Prices Continue to Rise

Our latest residential real estate market report is out for the Lewisville-Clemmons area. Home prices continue to rise as home inventory levels stay below average and interest rates creep lower.  The median home price in Lewisville-Clemmons was $301,750 in July 2020, which is up over 10% from the median home price in July 2019.  The median home sales price in our area year to date is $299,300, which is 9.8% higher than the period January thru July 2019.

Lewisville-Clemmons Home Prices Rise July 2020 

The average home sales price in July 2020 in Lewisville-Clemmons was strikingly up 21.4% to $

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Aug. 27, 2020

Aging In Place Home Modifications

What Modifications Does Your Home Need so You Can Age-In-Place?

An AARP survey of adults shows that 3 out of 4 adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.  Yet many (59%) don’t see "aging in place" happening for them. For those who can't stay in their homes, they will have to arrange other means for housing whether it's living with a family member or loved one, assisted living, or retirement home.  

 

Often, the homeowner cannot stay because their current home isn't accessible and needs modifications. Sadly, the vast majority of homes in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Clemmons, Lewisville, and truthfully the entire state of North Carolina are not built for accessibility. Which simply means, a mobility scooter or wheelchair cannot get inside the door...any door. 

 

So, you're wondering what modifications do you need to make to your home to live there longer. You may need wider doorways, wheelchair accessible cooktops, or varying counter heights in your kitchen to name a few.

Aging-in-place kitchen in Winston-Salem, NC

Accessibility begins before you get to the door. If you're coming home from rehab or after a change in medical

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Aug. 27, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Sanders - Morgan Elementary School Principal

Get to Know Dr. Stephanie Sanders, Principal of Morgan Elementary School, Clemmons, NC

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Davidson Co native (born and raised). I am now raising my own child in the same county I grew up in. I am true Tarheel Girl in the truest sense and always have been and always will be a daddy’s girl. Enjoyed my four years there and go back every chance I get. I am huge sports fan and I am certain that I bring my competitive nature to the Principalship with me each day. I’d rather be watching Netflix and having no earthly sense of time, than having every moment planned in my day. I grew up teaching stuffed animals and now I am leading in my second school as a Principal of Morgan Elementary School here in Clemmons, NC.

Dr. Stephanie Sanders, Principal, Morgan Elementary School, Clemmons NC

 

Where did you earn your teaching certifications?

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Aug. 25, 2020

Multi-Family Properties for Sale in the Triad North Carolina

Are You Searching for Multi-Family Properties for Sale in the Triad?

Investing in Multi-family properties have always been a good real estate investment.  Many real estate investors say multi-family properties are their favorite investment for a number of reasons: 

  1. They are easier to manage.
  2. Getting financing is easier.
  3. They are one of the best options in real estate for building wealth.  
  4. They are cheaper per unit compared to single-family residences.

Greensboro Apartment Complex for Sale

The Piedmont Triad (or simply the Triad) is in the north-central region of North Carolina and includes Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding areas.  Additionally, the Triad is an area with steady economic growth.  We've had smaller losses and gains, but overall the Triad is extremely steady. 

So, if you are searching for multi-family properties for sale to

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Aug. 17, 2020

Third Quarter 2020 GDP Projections

Will We Have an Economic Recovery in the Third Quarter 2020?

The news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery is starting, but we’ve also seen some of the worst economic data in the history of our country. The challenge today is to understand exactly what’s going on and what it means relative to the road ahead. We’ve talked before about what experts expect in the second half of this year, and today that progress largely hinges upon the continued course of the virus.

What Lies Ahead

A recent Wall Street Journal survey of economists noted, “A strong economic recovery depends on effective and sustained containment of Covid-19.” Given the uncertainty around the virus, we can also see what economists are forecasting for GDP in the third quarter of this year (see graph below):

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Aug. 13, 2020

Luxury Real Estate in Clemmons, NC

Luxury Lifestyle and Southern Charm

Tucked away in the southwestern section of Forsyth County, Clemmons is one of the most popular neighborhoods in North Carolina. It attracts residents, young professionals and families with its beautiful expanse and lavish community. Clemmons is rich in culture, architecture, living standards, and its real estate market introduces us to a diverse taste of luxury.

Living in Clemmons allows residents to explore the bounties of a secluded and peaceful lifestyle in a picturesque little small town that offers an abundance of modern-day luxuries and resources. The community is vibrant and close-knit, and Clemmons offers a wide array of entertainment, recreation, retail and business facilities. 

Visit the Tanglewood Championship Golf Course for luxury lifestyle

 

 

Clemmons Luxury Homes

Indeed, the greatest attraction for residents and potential homebuyers is the luxury homes for sale in Clemmons, NC. Clemmons has a diverse historical background and a rich heritage that is visible across the magnificent architecture of the town. It is home to beautiful estates sprawling over acres and acres of lush green land, modern luxury homes, and tasteful architecture.

Clemmons Luxury Estate

Luxury homes and properties drive the robust real estate market of Clemmons. Residents who move to this picturesque community seek to make valuable investments that promise a higher rate of returns. Many luxury homes for sale in Clemmons, NC are fully restored architectural masterpieces that were constructed in the early

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