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.

July 31, 2019

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your Lewisville-Clemmons House

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your LEWISVILLE-CLEMMONS House

As a Lewisville-Clemmons area homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I sell? The list goes on and on.

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your house and moving up into the home of your dreams. Here’s why:

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July 19, 2019

The Cost of Waiting to Buy Your Home- Rising Interest Rates

The Cost Of Waiting to buy your home: Interest Rate increases [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you still in the market to buy a home in the Lewisville-Clemmons area? Interest rates are projected to rise. How will rising interest rates affect your purchasing power? Check out the The Cost of Waiting: Rising Interest Rates Infographic below.  

 

To Summarize:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

Are You Ready to Buy a Lewisville-Clemmons Area Home?

Contact Green Haven Realty today!  Call/text 336.462.9544 to schedule a home tour or for more info on any of the homes you see here. We're here to help!

Search the newest Lewisville-Clemmons area real estate listings!

 

July 16, 2019

Why Lewisville-Clemmons is Great for Retirees

Is the Lewisville-Clemmons NC Area Good for Retirees?

 

Are you retiring soon and looking for the perfect destination? Look no further than the Lewisville-Clemmons area of North Carolina. This area, located in Forsyth County, boasts Southern sensibility and charm with a low price tag. The atmosphere is peaceful; the crime rates are low, and there is so much to enjoy about this idyllic choice for retirees looking to kick back, relax and make the most of their Golden Years.

Retiree Couple on Lewisville Clemmons NC Golf Course

 

Need more convincing? Below you’ll find specific details about what makes Lewisville-Clemmons the perfect destination for retirees.

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June 28, 2019

Americans Rank Real Estate #1 Investment Six Years Running

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Certainly there are choices when it comes to investing.  But the according to a recent Gallup Poll, the American Public believes Real Estate is the best investment. We couldn't agree more!!! 👍🏼

 

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

To Summarize:

  • Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years.
  • Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. (Why shouldn't they be!?! 😉)
  • Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live in!

Looking to Invest in Winston-Salem area Real Estate?

Our team has experience with helping investors buy and sell Winston-Salem area real estate investment property. We've bought, rehabbed, and sold (flipped) our own investment properties as well as holding rental properties. Even though the foreclosure inventory is extremely low right now, you can search foreclosures on our site, which is updated every 5-15 minutes. If you are ready to invest, don't hesitate to call/text us at 336.462.9544.  We're here to help!

June 9, 2019

June is National Homeownership Month

Live the Dream of Homeownership

June - National Homeownership Month

Many people dream of homeownership.  Most would even consider it paramount to the American Dream. Since the 1920's, various groups and organizations have recognized the importance of homeownership in this country. The National Association of REALTORS® first officially celebrated the concept in 1956. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as National Homeownership Month.

The Importance of Homeownership

Homeownership brings many benefits to individuals.  Owning a home can represent stability and financial success. There is also an important element of making a positive contribution to the local community. There are financial and social benefits of home ownership as well as tax benefits.

Financial Benefits of Homeownership

Financial benefits are probably the most obvious benefits of owning a home. Buying a home is a significant investment up front, but it is one of the best ways to build wealth and create long-term savings.

  • You Build Equity:  Most homeowners purchase their home with a mortgage from a financial institution. When
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May 27, 2019

Are Seniors Selling Their Homes or Aging In Place? The Answer May Surprise You

Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

WOULD YOU SELL YOUR HOME OR
AGE IN PLACE?

Many housing studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that seniors have chosen to “age in place” over moving.

National Association of REALTORS® Survey Shows Many Seniors are Selling Their Homes

The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point!

National Association of Realtor’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent Generation Seniors (12%) made up 56% of sellers in 2018! This means the majority of sellers last year were over the age of 54. This also shows that even though many of these generations are aging in place, many ARE moving as well!

The report also shared the reasons why they chose to move. According to the research, the top reason was a desire to be closer to friends and family. Below is a full breakdown:

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May 22, 2019

4402 Garden Club Street, High Point, NC 27265

Home for Sale - 4402 Garden Club St., High Point, NC 27265

*** UPDATE: THIS HOME HAS SOLD! *** 

We have a new listing for sale at 4402 Garden Club Street, High Point, NC 27265.  This home has a lot to offer and is ready for your personal touch.  It has tons of space with 4 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, Formal Living Room, Den with Fireplace, Dining Room, Spacious eat-in Kitchen, Large Laundry Room, & a BONUS ROOM.  The Master Bath has a Garden Tub. The Beautiful Backyard is Fenced-in and has a Large Deck for family gatherings & fun. The two storage sheds will remain. There is a Two-car width driveway with ample parking. It's close to the Palladium Shopping Center for movies, restaurants and shopping. The sellers will allow a DECORATOR ALLOWANCE with an acceptable offer.  The Pool Table in the Bonus Room is personal property BUT is negotiable. Seller is motivated and says bring for your offer!

4402 Garden Club Street, High Point - Photographs

4402 Garden Club St, High Point, NC 27265

4402 Garden Club St High Point NC Front 

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April 25, 2019

Is it Better to Rent or Buy a Home in this Real Estate Market?

ARE lewisville-clemmons renters Paying Substantially More While Owning a home Costs LesS?

 

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

“CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% over that period.”

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April 19, 2019

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a New Home

5 Reasons Millennials Buy a New Home

The Millennial Generation Population

Millennials are one of our country's largest generations and are in the prime of their home buying years.  Millennials will soon surpass Baby Boomers as the largest living adult generation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, whom are ages 20 to 35 (from the 2016 population estimate), numbered 71 million, and Boomers (ages 52 to 70) numbered 74 million. Millennials are expected to pass Boomers in population this year! In 2019, their population is estimated to increase to 73 million and Boomers decline to 72 million. Generation X (ages 36 to 51 in 2016) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.  

Questions about Buying a New Home?

With that being said, why do Millennials buy a new home? Check out the stats from NerdWallet in the infographic below.  Call/text Green Haven Realty at 336.462.9544 if you have questions about the home buying process. We're here to help!

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home

To Summarize Why Millennials Buy a New Home:

  • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
  • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
  • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day when they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they’d like or renovate an outdated part of their living space.

 

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April 17, 2019

What's Up With Mortgage Interest Rates for 2019?

Are Mortgage Interest Rates Going Up or Down?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been going down since last November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! The Fed also announced they wouldn't be making any additional rate hikes this year, which should mean not too much fluctuation in mortgage rates for the remainder of 2019.

This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Here's a quote form Freddie Mac,

“Mortgage interest rates have been steadily declining since the start of 2019. These lower mortgage interest rates combined with a strong labor market should attract prospective homebuyers this spring and could help the housing sector regain its momentum later in the year.”

To put the low rates in perspective, the average for 2018 was 4.6%! The chart below shows the recent drop, and also shows where the experts at Freddie Mac believe rates will be by the end of 2019.

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? | Keeping Current Matters

Buying a Home

If you plan on buying a home this year, contact us by phone or text at 336.462.9544, and we can help you start your home search to ensure you can lock in these historically low rates today!

Home Inventories - Thinking About Selling Your Home?

Home inventories are still extremely low. Low inventories combined with historically low interest rates make it a great time to sell, and we need your listings! We have home buyers ready to buy but not enough homes for sale. Contact us today to help you get your home SOLD!