Greensboro, NC Real Estate News

By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Greensboro's Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway   Greensboro, North Carolina has one of the largest collections of greenways, hiking paths, and bike lanes in the southeast.  We are still adding even more all the time with plans for so much more.   The Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway is a asphalt paved greenway that follows the old railway of the old Atlantic & Yadkin Railroad.  The original path ran from Mt Airy, NC (the home of Andy Griffith) to Sanford, NC.  I went on a ride today and went from the present end near downtown Greensboro all the way to Summerfield.   It was a beautiful ride on tree lined paved trails.  I rode for a full hour in basically a straight line.  There are of course intersecting trails hiking and biking all down the greenway.  As you can see by the map the greenway joins tog...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
The Fun Fourth Festival has been presented annually since 1975 as a community celebration of Independence Day for Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad. The festival is held in the Cultural District of Downtown Greensboro and at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Over 90,000 people will attend Fun Fourth events this year, including the Freedom Run, the Kickoff Block Party, the Parade and Street Festival, as well as the Pops Concert and Fun Fourth Fireworks Finale. More than 100 businesses help sponsor the events and over 12,000 volunteer hours of assistance are donated. Fun Fourth maintains all the favorite American Independence Day traditions and offers great entertainment and exhibits free. Put on your red, white and blue and come downtown to celebrate! The Fun Fourth Festival is produ...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
  By Regina Walter of Allen tate REALTORS As a consumer, I’ve often wondered what I should be asking my real estate agent when buying or selling a home. At one point, when I was purchasing my first home, I wondered if I even needed an agent – how hard could it be after all? I did try to purchase a home without agent representation, but the transaction went sideways and fell apart.  Did you know that buyers of previously owned homes and buyers aged 18 to 24 were most likely to report using a real estate agent? The agent that I attempted to use in my first transaction did not meet my expectations. Sure, she was nice enough, but she was not consistent in her communication. In one week, I would hear from her everyday and the next several weeks I heard nothing from her at all. Her schedule w...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Beat the traffic to the beach or mountains this weekend and enjoy some of the many activities right here in Greensboro.  Here is a list of events throughout the weekend, starting tonight: Friday, July 1st  Greensboro's First Friday 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Greensboro's monthly event features local galleries, music and museums  Map of Greensboro First Friday Special Events for July 1st Eastern Music Festival 8:00 p.m. Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Tickets starting at $19 Saturday, July 2nd Fun Fourth Festival Kickoff Block Party 7-11 p.m. Downtown Greensboro at corner of Summit, Lindsay and Church Streets Music by Erica and the Chill Tones an Walrus Free Parking Admission-$10 Monday, July 4th Fun Fourth Festival Parade & Street Festival 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Downtown Greensboro at Greene & ...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
We have seen this scam once before here in Greensboro but it is back!  A Craigslist posting advertises a home "For Rent" that is currently listed "For Sale" with a local Realtor.  The rent is well below market price.  An email is established at Gmail or Yahoo in the owner's or Realtor's name (i.e. BettySmith@yahoo.com) so it looks legitimate.   Because the rent is listed so low, there are a flood of inquiries.  Here in part is the response that people receive: "My husband and I just traveled to West Africa for a program called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education which will be taking place in three major countries which are Kenya, India and Nigeria for a period of 5-7 years. Presently my house is still available for rent (rent already includes utilit...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Three lessons learned. By Tony Jarrett of Allen Tate REALTORS In today’s real estate market, new and unique challenges are facing our clients on their journey to homeownership. When approached correctly, we can often discover success as we overcome hurdles during the journey. My parents used to tell me to always look at your mistakes as an opportunity to learn. In other words, you need to get caught up in the experience so it doesn’t happen to you again. Those words have stuck with me, especially when it comes to my job. We are living during a period where there are many uncertainties, but those uncertainties give us an opportunity to learn from any and all mistakes we may make as we navigate through this unchartered terrain. One of the most noticeable challenges I have noticed is trans...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Greensboro's Walking Food Tour by Taste Carolina Every week on Saturday Taste Carolina is conducting a Taste of Downtown Greensboro, NC.   Starting in front of The Undercurrent Restaurant at 327 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC at 1:45 PM.  You definitely need to wear comfortable shoes since this is a walking tour.  So you will need to dress appropriately since this is approximately 3 miles of walking and they go rain or shine.  There is free parking available. In this guided tour of the renovated downtown Greensboro you will see a mixture of young and old cultures along with over 200 years of history.   During the tour you will talk with the actual chefs and owners of the establishments on the tours.  These entrepreneurs that are partnering with local small farms and in order to of...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Allen Tate REALTORS come through for charity. Allen Tate Company just completed its annual United Way giving campaign, one of the three giving initiatives we embrace each year. As our President, Pat Riley, said, “Our REALTORS and employees rallied at a time when support for these critical human services agencies is so important.” How did we do it? Car washes, cookie sales, jeans day at the office, and great sales meetings presentations (just to name a few) were some of the creative ways that our family worked together to touch the lives of the less fortunate in our communities. How much did we raise? $52,737 for 15 counties across our footprint. Way to go Taters!!!
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
What My Newest Toy Taught Me About Customer Service.OK literally it is for the long road home.  I have promised my eldest #1 son to start participating with him in some triathlons if he will come with me to do a "Warrior Dash"  and possibly a Tough Mudder.  Needless to say I need to shed a lot of weight and get in to a shape other then round.    When I decided I needed a new bike my wife and I went out to three different specialty stores for bicycle enthusiast.  Well to get to the lesson of the day.The first one of the day was the TREK store which truthfully ruined us.  We walked in and after a few minutes we were approached by a salesman.  He asked us if he could help?  At that time I just told him we were just looking.  So he stood back and  let us look and did not hover or anything. ...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Taste of Greensboro coming may 20th.  Taste of Greensboro is an annual event produced by the Guilford County Hotel/Motel Association. The 14th Annual Taste of Greensboro will feature over 25 food and beverage vendors from area restaurants, hotels, and caterers and valuable silent auction items and live entertainment. Ticket prices are $35 per person through June 17th. Tickets at the door will be $40. It will be held at Embassy Suites, 204 Centreport Drive  Greensboro, NC.
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Green cleaners...a safer, gentler way to clean your home. From Regina walter of Allen tate Realtors: It was a beautiful spring day and I had the urge to clean up my place. Since I didn’t have many supplies available, I took a look around and remembered my mother using some of the most basic products (I think they were on to something back than!)- vinegar, baking soda, lemons and yes even onions (for odors). When you switch to natural everyday staples for housekeeping, you will have a healthier home environment. Vinegar, baking soda and lemons are clean-up champions and they are inexpensive! Distilled white vinegar tackles chores all around the home: For sparkling windows, (yup that’s right windows), mix ¼ cup vinegar and two cups water in a spray bottle, spritz and wipe with a sheet of ...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Greensboro, NC Real Estate Home Report: The Greensboro Home Market Report as of May 31, 2011 shows some positive trends.  Greensboro homes under contract have increased by 23% when compared to the same month last year.  However, it is difficult to compare the number of homes under contract and sold this year compared to last year because of the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit, which provided up to $8,000 to buyers who had homes under contract by April 30, 2010 and closed by June 30.  As a result, there was a large spike in homes sold during the first part of 2010, which leveled off significantly for the rest of 2010.  Check out the details below.   The following Greensboro, NC housing data was retrieved from the Triad MLS on June 6, 2011 and focuses on Greensboro, NC Single Family Real E...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
North Carolina's Eastern Music Festival Celebrates 50 Years in Greensboro NCJoin us at the Eastern Music Festival as we celebrate 50 years of education, music and life! The season begins on June 25 and runs five weeks through July 30, 2011. The EMF invites everyone to share in over 100 music related events and performances. At this years Eastern Music Festival there will be over 100 concert and music-related events throughout the 5 week festival. There is the world class Eastern Festival Orchestra, along with 2 student orchestras performing in numerous special events.  There will also be talented Guest Artists such as Wynton Marsalis and many more from all over coming to Greensboro to perform with the Festival. For a season schedule simple visit the Eastern Music Festivals Website.Seaso...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Come Celebrate The Fourth Of July in The Triad In Downtown Greensboro, NCFun Fourth is going to be a great American Independence Day Party in the great Greensboro, NC.  The great events lined up for us this year are the Freedom Run, theKickoff Block Party, the Parade and Street Festival, the Pops Concert and then last but not least the Gate City Fireworks Spectacular! Put on your Red, White, and Blue and come down to celebrate the birth of our great nation.  While you are at it go ahead and register for the Fun Run/Walk8:00am -- 10K Freedom Run (Electronic timing)8:10am -- 2-Mile Red, White & Blue Fun Run & Walk9:00am -- Tot Trot & Kids 1/2KNow if you are not the running type you can always visit and enjoy the Fun Fourth Parade this is JULY 4TH in downtown Greensboro, NC.  The Parade wi...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Meet Our Newest Member Of The Total Care Realty Team!James is our model Concierge Realtor® and the face of Total Care Realty on the Internet!  James is the essential concierge.  If you need to buy a home or perhaps you need to sell a home, James will help you find that home or anything else you need or want in Greensboro, NC.    By using our new "Lifestyle Search" we can help you find anything and everything that is important to YOU in the Triad of North Carolina!  After all that is what this is all about is it not?  As your broker we work for YOU to deliver either your new home to you gift wrapped on a silver platter or to deliver that sold home to you.  We all want to know that we are in good hands so why not make sure those hands have white gloves and cutting edge technology and deca...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Guilford Hills, a popular neighborhood with affordable homes in Greensboro, has had ten homes have closed year-to-date but none are currently under contract.  Here is the latest Guilford Hills, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 6/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Guilford Hills: Number of homes for Sale: 21 Average Asking Price: $141,073 Average Days on Market:  105  Homes For Sale in Guilford Hills Pending Homes in Guilford Hills:  Number of Pending Homes:  0  Homes Pending in Guilford Hills Sold Homes in Guilford Hills Since January 1, 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 10 Average Asking Price:  $126,520 Average Sold Price:  $116,789 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 92% Average Days On Market: 133  All homes sold in Guilford Hills in 2011 See A...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Greensboro, has four homes sold so far this year and two are currently under contract.  Here is the lastest Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 6/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Kirkwood: Number of homes for Sale: 11 Average Asking Price: $223,945 Average Days on Market:  112   Homes For Sale in Kirkwood Pending Homes in Kirkwood: Number of Pending Homes:  2   Homes Under Contract in Kirkwood Sold Homes in Kirkwood Since January 1, 2011: Number of Homes Sold:  4 Average Asking Price:  150,475 Average Sold Price:  $149,100 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 99% Average Days On Market: 60 Homes sold in Kirkwood in 2011  See Also: Search Homes for Sale in Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Sell Your Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Home Greensboro Hom...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
The Lindley Park neighborhood in Greensboro, NC is a popular area near University of North Carolina at Greensboro and downtown Greensboro.  Housing activity has increased in May.  Here is the latest Lindley Park, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 6/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Lindley Park: Number of homes for Sale:  15 Average Asking Price: $181,853 Average Days on Market:  89   Homes For Sale in Lindley Park Pending Homes in Lindley Park: Number of Pending Homes:  3   Homes Under Contract in Lindley Park Sold Homes in Lindley Park Since January 1, 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 9 Average List Price: $188,444 Average Sold Price:    $181,356 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 96% Average Days On Market: 59   Homes Sold in Lindley Park See...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
The Starmount Neighborhoods, which include Starmount Forest and Starmount Farms, had a jump in homes that went under contract, which will likely lead to a lot of homes selling within the next month or so.  Check below for 2011 Starmount, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 6/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Starmount: Number of homes for Sale: 39 Average Asking Price: $432,840 Average Days on Market:  121   Homes For Sale in Starmount Pending Homes in Starmount: Number of Pending Homes: 6  All Homes Pending in Starmount Sold Homes in Starmount Since January 1, 2011: 12 Average List Price: $328,000  Average Sold Price: $309,279 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 94% Average Days On Market:  124  All Homes Sold in Starmount See Also: Search Ho...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Sunset Hills, located in Greensboro, NC, has had a significant activity in home sales in 2011.  Eleven homes have sold year-to-date and five are now under contract.  Here is the latest Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 6/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Sunset Hills: Number of homes for Sale: 25 Average Asking Price: $291,620 Average Days on Market:  59 Homes For Sale in Sunset Hills Pending Homes in Sunset Hills: Number of Pending Homes: 5 Homes Currently Under Contract in Sunset Hills Sold Homes in Sunset Hills In 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 11  Average List Price: $245,627 Average Sold Price: $234,764 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 95% Average Days On Market: 145   Homes that Sold in Sunset Hills For more information on...
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