Greensboro, NC Real Estate News

I am a home inspector living in Greensboro NC, working in the Peidmont Triad area since '92, doing remodeling and plaster restoration.  When I first came back home (here) from Chicago and began my own restoration buisness, I kept seeing a peculiar crack in the ceilings of homes of certain vintage. Usually the crack would occur in the living room, but would occasionally be found in others.  The crack would be straight down the middle of the ceiling, going the length of the room.  The homes would have plaster as an interior finish and were usually built between 1946 - 1965 +/-.Many times it was evident that someone in the past had tried to repair these cracks, but to no avail.  It always came back. One day I had a call from a customer who had a major problem.  When I got there, the ceilin...
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By Scott Vosburgh, Greensboro/Triad NC Realtor
(Re/Max of Greensboro)
     This gorgeous 4bedroom home has it all.  Formal living and dining rooms, updated kitchen with granite counters that opens to a cozy den with gas fireplace.The new deck overlooks a park-like backyard with woods and a stream.Located in NW Greensboro within steps of hiking trails and Lake Brandt, this home is close to schools and shopping.Visit for more details and pictures. 
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As a FSBO seller in the current real estate market you must prepare your home for success. Many FSBO sellers do not prepare a home correctly and therefore fail to make that quality first impression on potential buyers. There is 3 key factors to selling a home whether by owner or with a full service real estate firm. They are as follows Price, Exposure, and Preparation. The one that I believe is most effective and generally returns positive results is preparation. The key to preparation is start with a professional staging consultation that may cost some money but the return on investment is good. You can take time to research information on home staging and how it often results in quicker sale and for more money. As for price and exposure they are as follows, do not overprice a home eve...
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By Gospodin Kostov "GK"
(Wilkinson & Associates)
Many people believe that owning a home requires a big down payment, and that it would be difficult to save enough while paying all of their regular monthly bills.  Others believe that their mortgage payment would be too high, or that they wouldn't qualify for a mortgage.  I would like to tell you a few facts that just might change your mind:·       FACT:  Most people who rent can actually afford to buy their own home.·       FACT:  The average mortgage payment costs about the same (and sometimes less) than the average rent payment.  ·       FACT:  There are many, many different types of home loans, some with very low DOWN PAYMENT.·       FACT:  There are special government programs that will help first-time homebuyers come up with a down payment.·       FACT:  Many sellers are willing t...
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By Philip Lamachio
(Advantage Inspection Clear View)
Advantage Inspection's Pre-Listing Program consists of a Seller's Inspection and a 'No Denied Claim's' Home Warranty)  Hello All, I just had to tell you !..........19 Birkhall Circle - Received a ratified/accepted contract 20 days after listing!  This is incredible. Here is my have free will to use as much or as little as you would like:After being in Real Estate for just over 15 months, I wanted to take my business to the next level.  As most businesses or self-employed people do I looked for anything that I could find that would set me apart from the other 2000 plus REALTORS in the Greenville market area.  I am happy to say that it did not take me long to find exactly what I was looking for.With every listing I take I automatically order an Advantage Home Inspection....
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By NC List for Less Realty NC Flat Fee Listings
(NC List for Less Realty)
 Greensboro Real Estate Listings -  What is a flat fee listing?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Flat fee MLS (sometimes referred to as "flat rate mls" or "fixed fee mls") refers to the practice in the real estate industry of placing pertinent information about a property for sale into the database of the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for a set fee or dollar amount as opposed to a commission based on the sales price of the property.Not all Flat Fee Business Models are the same.The Pros Saves thousands of dollars. Services are always negotiable. In a tough market the seller can become more flexible with the price. The seller has more room to help with buyer's closing cost The seller has more negotiating room to make repairs. The seller and the REALTOR work together as a team. ...
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By NC List for Less Realty NC Flat Fee Listings
(NC List for Less Realty)
Mount Airy Real Estate Listings Mcbride $45,500 MLS#: 439236w City: Mount Airy Subdivision:  Style:  SqFt: 1100 - 1400 Acres: 0.46 Bedrooms: 3 F/H Baths: 1/1 Rooms:  Year Built: 1971 Garage:  Stories: 0 Clemmons Real Estate Listings Fieldview Ct $159,900 MLS#: 449877w City: Clemmons Subdivision:  Style: 6 SqFt: 2000 - 2400 Acres: 0.59 Bedrooms: 4 F/H Baths: 2/1 Rooms: 8 Year Built: 1969 Garage: B Stories: 2 3 Winston Salem Real Estate Listings Saint George Rd. $174,900 MLS#: 448237w City: Winston Salem Subdivision:  Style: 21 SqFt: 2000 - 2500 Acres: 0.35 Bedrooms: 4 F/H Baths: 2/1 Rooms: 10 Year Built: 1964 Garage: A Stories: 1 4 Hillsville Real Estate Listings ROCK CREEK RD $94,900 MLS#: 451002w City: HILLSVILLE Subdivision:  Style:  SqFt: 1800 - 2200 Acres: 2.34 Bedrooms: 3 F/H Bath...
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By Jennie McNamara, Broker,GRI, ePRO
  At CFL Mortgage we help our clients make informed financial decisionsabout the most important investment of their lives is their homeMichael J. BrosmithCFL Mortgage    Michael J. Brosmith CFL Mortgage Office: 336-855-5715 E-Mail:      For the week of Aug 13, 2007 --- Vol. 5, Issue 33  Last Week in Review   IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES...Wait, maybe last week was just plain the worst of times, as far as the financial markets around the globe were concerned. French bank BNP Paribas - the largest bank in France and second largest in Europe - touched off a crisis in Europe on Thursday when it announced that it couldn't determine the values of three of their mutual funds due to their containing US sub-prime mortgage investments, and actually...
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I believe that with all the growth that is coming to the Grensboro area over the next 5 to 10 years, there will be an increase in the medium sales price of homes.  With the large growth of population that is expected with the opening of the new FedEx hub, Honda Jet and other industries that are coming to the Greensboro area.  The annual salary will increase and the Housing Oppurtunity Index (HOI) will increase as well.  Over the past 3 years the HOI in the TRIAD has fallen nearly 9% while the population has risen and the amount of homes built over the past 5 years is over 45 thousand.  Currently we are in a buyer's market with a large amount of supply and a decrease amount of qualifing families, home builders and existing home owners are giving away the Kitchen sink to sell there homes ...
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By Steve Allen
(Steve Allen Realty)
With all the new development arriving to the Greensboro (Triad) Area, now more than ever is a great time to invest in the future.  In the short time to come i will provide more information about outstanding investment opportunities in the Greensboro area.  For my fellow Realtors around the nation i welcome the opportunity to work with you and your clients you may refer to me(Standard referral fee of 25% will be issued).  As for potential buyers without a realtor, I look forward to meeting you and assisting you invest in your future wisely. 
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OK, Ive finally caught up enough to post about my local stomping grounds, Greensboro North Carolina. Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, smack in the middle of the state.  Real resonable real estate, great weather, low cost of living are just a few reasons to consider Greensboro NC as a home or an investment.   Like Country livin?  it's a 10 minute drive.  Prefer the downtown loft in the middle of a bustling and cultured city center?  That lifestyle's here too.... I'm going to use links to Neighboroo (Thanks Travis) and redisplay the normally boring demographic data layout into a pretty color coordinated map mash-up.  PEOPLE & LIFE: The Population is booming. Lifestyle. There has been a steady and heavy influx of 20 and 30 somethings from states north, south, ...
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