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 7, 2020

Handicap & Wheelchair Accessible Homes for Sale Page Just Added

Handicap and Wheelchair Accessible Homes for Sale Search Page Just Added

Over 50 million people in the U.S. have some type of physical disability. If you consider yourself physically handicapped and are searching for a new home, you probably don't want to look at every home that is not already handicap accessible. We set up this new page hoping it would help you save time in your home search.  Click the link below to start your search.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on any of the homes you see.  You can call or text us at 336.462.9544.  We're here to help!

Search Handicap and Wheelchair Accessible Homes in the Triad, NC area.

Contemporary Handicap and Wheelchair Accessible Home

 

Posted in Buying A Home
June 26, 2020

Show N Tell LLC

We Love Lewisville-Clemmons Business Feature

Tim Johnson of Show N Tell LLC and Timmy Vo Voiceover Specialist

Recently, we sat down with Tim Johnson, owner of Show-N-Tell, LLC for our local Business Feature on the We Love Lewisville-Clemmons pages.  Tim was born in Valdese, NC and lived much of his life in the Winston-Salem area.  He's a multi-talented and humble dude with business skills in video editing, podcast production and voiceover.  He produces and is part of the 4 Man Rush Social Sites, which cover the Carolina Panthers.  They have over 2,400 YouTube subscribers and their facebook page has over 4,000 followers.  They continue to grow their channel with news and updates about the Panthers.  Once you here Tim's silky smooth voice, you'll be ready to hire him for any voiceover work you need done!

How Do I Connect with Tim Johnson?

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May 28, 2020

The Coffee Mill Lewisville, NC

Business Feature with Jeff Blair of The Coffee Mill

We sat down with Jeff Blair, owner of The Coffee Mill in Lewisville, NC recently.  Jeff is a lifetime resident of the Lewisville-Clemmons area and is also an author, Board Certified Nutritionist, and Herbalist.  The Coffee Mill is one of the favorite hangouts for Lewisville and Clemmons residents and serves up coffee, tea, smoothies as well as gift offerings. They won "Best Coffee Shop" in the Winston-Salem Journal 2019 Readers Choice Awards. The Coffee Mill is located in the Historic Lewisville Roller Mill and features a rustic, rocking chair front porch and eclectic atmosphere. Visit once, and you'll be sure to return!  

 

The Coffee Mill Lewisville NC Contact and Social Feeds

The The Coffee Mill is located at 6275 Shallowford Road in Lewisville, NC 27023.  You can find out more about them at their website. They are also active on Social Media on facebook and Instagram @thecoffeemillnc.  Their phone number is 336.946.2407.  Stop by for some coffee and/or goodies and tell Jeff we sent you!

May 18, 2020

Armored Team Building, Research and Self Defense

Local Business Feature with Connie Chesner and Travis Cook of Armored Team Building

 

Our latest small business feature is with Connie Chesner and Travis Cook of Armored Team Building. They are quite the entrepreneurs leading three different businesses under the Armored Team Building umbrella.  In addition to Armored Team Building, they also operate Armored Research and Armored Self-Defense.

 

Describe Your Business...

Armored Team Building:

Armored Team Building is a professional development services consultancy that serves a nationwide audience since 2016.  The company specializes in hands-on

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May 11, 2020

Tips for Your Septic Tank

What Should You Know about Owning or Buying a Home with a Septic Tank?

When someone buys a home, it is either served by public sewer or a septic system.  For properties that are more rural, it is normally a septic system.  We spoke with Shane Broyhill of Broyhill Solutions recently regarding septic systems.  Shane has been in the septic business for over 16 years and recently started his own company.  His company services the Triad and surrounding counties.  They install new septic systems as well as maintaining, pumping and inspecting existing systems.  He reminded us that it's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it besides Mike Rowe!  Whether you are a home owner with a septic tank, or looking to buy a home with a septic tank, this post should be very informative for you.  Take it away Shane!

What is a Septic System?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about septic systems. Hopefully this brief overview will help to clear some of these up and help keep your system working correctly for many years to come.  The full NCSU article can be found at the bottom for further reading.

septic tank

There are a number of different types of septic systems.  The most common is set up with three main parts:

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April 28, 2020

Brooke Eagle & Forsyth Magazines

Local Business Feature with Forsyth Magazines Associate Editor, Brooke Eagle

We like featuring locals and local small businesses frequently on our website and social feeds, because we love the Lewisville-Clemmons community and supporting those who make it such a great place to live, work, play and shop.  Today we are spending some time with Brooke Eagle, the Associate Editor with Forsyth Magazines.  Brooke has lived in the Lewisville-Clemmons area all of her life. Is there a secret we know on Brooke? You'll have to watch the video to find out!  You can also read the full interview below.

Describe your business

Forsyth Magazines consists of four publications. Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family began in 2005 and 2007 respectively and come out monthly. These magazines celebrate women and famiy life. We love showcasing local businesses and being a resource for people new to the area and people that have been here forever. We love hosting and sponsoring events and pride ourselves in being more than just a

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April 16, 2020

Lewisville Clemmons Real Estate Market Report April 2020

How Has COVID-19 Affected Real Estate Sales?

Most of us are living life at least somewhat differently, if not in a very different way, after the COVID-19 outbreak.  That means staying at home more in quarantine sick or not.  Thankfully, we have not had many Coronavirus cases in Forsyth County or the Triad area.  Even though real estate is considered "essential", Guilford County has implemented stricter Stay at Home restrictions than our state governor.  

Quarantine Caution Sign - Covid-19

In Guilford, real estate agents are not allowed to show a home unless it is under contract, so that means making an offer on it site unseen.  Have homes been sold that way even before Coronavirus?  Sure, but it's definitely not the norm. This is making it very challenging to sell a home in the Greensboro area. Again, thankfully, our Forsyth County leaders and local Mayors have not seen the need for these harsher restrictions.  With less than 0.04% cases  in Forsyth, I don't see the need for stricter requirements.  That being said, we want everyone to feel safe in either listing a home or buying a home, and we have a COVID-19 Policy for sellers and buyers for anyone who is interested.  That includes offering In-person Virtual Tours.  Maybe you aren't able to view a home because of travel restrictions where you live, but still need to move soon.  Please contact us, and our agents are glad to provide virtual tours via Zoom, Facetime, Google Duo, Skype, or whatever your preferred video chat app is. 

COVID-19 Real Estate Contract Addendum

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, or if you are already under contract to purchase a home, a COVID-19 Addendum can be added.  The details of an addendum can vary, but it can typically be used to extend closing dates, inspection periods, or financing contingencies. If you can't close because you lost your job or income due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the addendum can also be used to let the buyer and seller out of the contract penalty-free.  The North Carolina Association of Realtors have created such a form.

Has COVID-19 Affected Lewisville-Clemmons Home Sales?

Lewisville Clemmons Real Estate Market Report April 2020

Much of the change in our daily lives started about the first week of March due to COVID-19 governmental restrictions.  There were slightly more new listings coming on line in March than February, but an overall decrease of over 20% from March 2019.  This tells me people are hesitating to sell.  Pending sales were also down from last year over 30%. The good news is there were 37% more sales last month than March 2019 and 32% more than last month.  Year to Date sales are up as well.  That could drastically change when next month's report comes out.  

I don't mention the condo/townhome sales because there really isn't enough data from month to month because of the limited number of condos and townhomes in the Lewisville-Clemmons area. The condo/townhome numbers can fluctuate greatly on a month to month basis due to this.

Has Coronavirus Affected Lewisville-Clemmons Home Prices?

As you can see on the chart, both the Median Sales Price for March and Year to Date are up from last year at $312,535 and $289,730 respectively.  The average price is down from last year, but up Year to Date.  And the Percent of List Price Received is still very strong at over 98%.  For homes in certain price ranges, mostly entry level up to about $250,000, houses are getting multiple offers and selling over list price. This has been on-going for months now due to a large number of buyers (many Millenials who have reached home buying age), low interest rates, and low inventory.  There just aren't enough homes for sale in these price ranges, which has driven prices up for entry level and lower priced move-up homes.  There is still roughly 3 months of inventory, which indicates a strong Seller's Market. There should be at least 6 months of inventory for the market to be more balanced.  If you would like to be on our Market Report email list, so that you don't miss an update, please contact us to be added to the list. 

If you're in the Lewisville-Clemmons area or thinking about moving to the Lewisville-Clemmons area, please join us on our We Love Lewisville-Clemmons facebook group.  And as always, if you are thinking about buying or selling a home, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We're here to help!

- Tony Green, Broker-in-Charge

Tony Green, Realtor, Appraiser

 

April 12, 2020

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

The Gift of Easter

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many changes we are all having to get used to including not being in large gatherings. Churches were one of the first establishments to feel the effect of coronavirus with many state governors, including our North Carolina governor, putting restrictions on how many people could be together at once.  For most Christians, Easter is the most special Sunday of the year, and many who don't attend church on a regular basis will still get up and go on Easter Sunday.  Happy Easter He is Risen

So this year, we are all experiencing Easter in a new way thanks to coronavirus.  We started 

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Posted in Community News
April 7, 2020

How To Create Comfortable and Functional Spaces at Home

How to Create Comfortable and Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

 

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home (#stayhome). We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult and challenging situation.

Here are a few tips for creating comfortable and functional spaces within your home for work, school, and fitness. We also share some of our favorite ways to stay connected as a community, because we’re all in this together … and no one should face these trying times alone.  One awesome way of staying connected locally is following our We Love Lewisville-Clemmons page and joining our group on facebook as well as our Instagram and Twitter feeds.

 

 Comfortable and Functional Spaces at Home Covid19

 

 

Begin with the Basics - Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

A basic home emergency preparedness kit is a great addition to any home, even under normal circumstances. It should

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March 26, 2020

How to Sanitize Your Home and Car from Coronavirus COVID-19

How to Sanitize Your Home and Car from Coronavirus COVID-19

EPA Approved Products Will Help Keep Your Home Germ-Free

Even though the coronavirus has us all boarded up inside, we still need to go out occasionally for essential items, like food at the grocery store, take-out and curbside orders from restaurants, and prescriptions from the pharmacy. And we should be cautious of surfaces we touch in public, like shopping carts, and be aware of the germs we might bring into our homes.  As we adjust to the new reality of COVID-19 as a pandemic, we have to get used to doing things a little differently. For one, we need to keep things disinfected more.  Here's how to avoid the coronavirus with these practical tips on sanitizing your home and car.

Disinfecting Your Home

disinfect clean and sanitize your kitchen

Washing your hands frequently is obviously one of the best steps you can take to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Hopefully, everyone has heard that enough and has put it into practice. But the virus can still cling to surfaces we carry

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