High Point, NC Real Estate News

By Adrienne L. Jones, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS)
Price Range Active Listings Listings Sold Pending Sales Sale Price : List Price Ratio Average Days on Market Less than $24,999 937 5 258 **400% 121 $25,000 - $49,999 98 6 16 87% 137 $50,000 - $69,999 97 2 20 90% 19 $70,000 - $79,999 48 4 12 92% 67 $80,000 - $100,000 82 7 26 95% 113 Duplex/ Multi-Units 8 1 0 76% 178 ** Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio was 78%  *Date collected from Triad MLS between April 1, 2010 and May 1, 2010 by Adrienne L. Jones, REALTOR  If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current properties for sale in the Triad, please call Adrienne L. Jones at 336-410-7142 or email ALJ@ColdwellBanker.com and the available active listings (including foreclosures) will be emailed to you immediately.  Adrienne L. Jones is a Full Time Realtor® with Coldwe...
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By Adrienne L. Jones, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS)
Price Range Active Listings Listings Sold Pending Sales Sale Price : List Price Ratio Average Days on Market $90,000 - $119,999 90 11 21 96% 165 $120,000 - $149,999 98 14 32 97% 103 $150,000 - $189,999 107 4 28 100% 115 $190,000 - $259,999 138 10 27 95% 146 $260,000 or More 125 8 16 92% 265 High Point Totals 803 63 169 92% 151  Market Highs & Lows: The most expensive house sold in High Point between March 15, 2010 and April 15, 2010 was for $750,000 and it was on the market for 905 days. The least expensive house sold in High Point between March 15, 2010 and April 15, 2010 was for $15,000 000 and it was on the market for 8 days. The average sales price for houses sold in High Point between March 15, 2010 and April 15, 2010 was $156,876. Date collected on single family residential house...
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By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
It's amazing how bombarded we have become over the last few months with prospective home buyers wanting to contact us in regards to purchasing homes in the High Point area. We all know that the Home Buyers Credit is due to expire very soon, and due to this a lot of people are scrambling to get in contact with an aggressive buyers agent. A good amount of these people need assistance now, to be able to buy their homes as soon as possible. These people truly need an agent whom has the time and experience to respond to these inquiries. We have learned that persistence has proven to pay dividends with these inquiring families and individuals. If you are serious about having the ability to increase the amount of prospective home buyers you contact each month, we would love the chance to talk...
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By Adrienne L. Jones, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS)
Price Range Active Listings Listings Sold Pending Sales Sale  : List Price Ratio Average Days on Market $90,000 - $119,999 124 7 39 95% 132 $120,000 - $149,999 138 8 33 98% 127 $150,000 - $189,999 119 6 17 97% 127 $190,000 - $259,999 153 4 24 91% 86 $260,000 or More 137 1 13 97% 13 High Point Totals 974 48 182 88% 195   Market Highs & Lows: The most expensive house sold in High Point between February 15, 2010 and March 15, 2010 was for $293,000. The least expensive house sold in High Point between February 15, 2010 and March 15, 2010 was for $8,000. The average sales price for houses sold in High Point between February 15, 2010 and March 15, 2010 was $102,922.  Date collected from Triad MLS between February 15, 2010 and March 15, 2010 by Adrienne L. Jones, REALTOR® If you would like to...
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By Chrissie Sutherland
(Ready Set Stage)
Hi Everyone, It's been a while.  I've been really busy, I hope you have too.  I staged a cute little house in Greensboro that was on the market for 6 months with no offers.  We staged it and in 6 days it got 2 offers and is now under contract.  The buyer wanted our window treatments and some pictures too.  I have before and afters of that one, but Andrew photographed it and I need to get some of the afters from him. Now, here is the house I just finished staging in High Point.  Great house in 7 acres.  The owners did a great job with the updates.  (I think the house is about 40 years old) Here is the slideshow with more pics: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/cg9NA7JR Enjoy.   This master bathroom was very strange.  It has 2 doors on either side of the vanity.  When you enter, you are basi...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
We are really thrilled to announce that yet another of our listings in the Triad area of NC has sold very, very quickly during this traditionally slow time of year.  Our listing at 4003 Wellingham, High Point, NC went under contract in one weekend and closed just last week.  Even more amazing is this home went under contract over the New Years holiday weekend! If you are considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call or drop me an email.  Once you get an offer, it takes dedication to get everyone to the closing table.  I can show you how to get your home sold when others aren't selling! The agent you use really does matter. For more information about buying or selling a home in Greensboro, NC or throughout the Triad, please contact one of the members of Team Leung at 336-50...
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By Chrissie Sutherland
(Ready Set Stage)
Happy New Year everyone, I hope everyone is having a great start to their New Year.  I know in the next few weeks we will all be really busy.  I just wanted to share some before and after pictures of a cute little starter home I staged.  I only did the main area, but I hope it makes a difference in selling this home.  This picture is while the home owners were still living in the home.  This is how it was showing...as you can see it feels a little closed in and dated...  Here is a picture of the home vacant after they moved...it feels cold and their is not a lot in the room to measure the scale of the room... Here is the home staged.  We moved the fireplace to the opposite wall so you could see it when you walked in and also so it was not in the way of the door to the patio.  We used ne...
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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
The following numbers are the New Listings/Current Actives for DEC 2009 Source - Triad MLS County New Listings Current Actives Guilford 517 3737 Forsyth 357 3020 Davidson 116 1093 Randolph 146 778 Davie 37 370 Stokes 39 310 Surry 33 366 Yadkin 20 143 Alamance 35 313 Rockingham 66 481 The following numbers are the sold homes in each county for DEC- 2008 vs 2009 Source - Triad MLS County SOLDS DEC 2008 SOLDS DEC 2009 Guilford 258 345 Forsyth 199 253 Davidson 57 66 Randolph 51 62 Davie 24 15 Stokes 15 16 Surry 16 23 Yadkin 7 12 Alamance 23 30 Rockingham 29 39
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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
The following numbers are the New Listings/Current Actives for Nov 2009 Source - Triad MLS County New Listings Current Actives Guilford 598 4062 Forsyth 496 3242 Davidson 146 1184 Randolph 111 758 Davie 47 414 Stokes 48 315 Surry 51 416 Yadkin 17 145 Alamance 57 359 Rockingham 78 499 The following numbers are the sold homes in each county for NOV - 2008 vs 2009 Source - Triad MLS County SOLDS Nov 2008 SOLDS Nov 2009 Guilford 241 386 Forsyth 237 263 Davidson 77 98 Randolph 51 54 Davie 15 12 Stokes 28 23 Surry 25 23 Yadkin 9 12 Alamance 24 23 Rockingham 31 36
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By Chrissie Sutherland
(Ready Set Stage)
Happy Halloween Everyone!! It's been a while since I've blogged.  Just wanted to post some before and after pictures of a vacant home we just finished.  This exact stuff was actually in a different house that ended up selling before the lease was up on the furniture, so we moved it to another house for the Realtor.  I forgot to take before pictures, so these are the Realtors.  I tried to get the same angle. Don't eat too much candy tonight...Have fun and be safe!!!  
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By Bryan Dasilva
(ForeclosureDataBank.com)
High Point foreclosures are increasing which is just similar to the trend prevailing in other parts of the country. Though overall rate of North Carolina foreclosures is declining but there are still some opportunities to invest in cities like High Point. When you start your research about the foreclosed properties you will find that there are lots of homes available in this category. In fact, it has been found by the Community Development and Housing Department in January 2009 that there were as many as 1,015 foreclosed, preforeclosures, auctioned or blighted properties. These are the homes which can be acquired at lower prices. Talking about High Point foreclosures, surely there are some zip codes to watch for. For instance, 27265 and 27262 are the zip codes where you can still find t...
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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
The following numbers are the New Listings/Current Actives for Sept 2009 Source - Triad MLS County New Listings Current Actives Guilford 794 4130 Forsyth 633 3340 Davidson 192 1225 Randolph 119 736 Davie 56 419 Stokes 55 296 Surry 73 448 Yadkin 19 147 Alamance 72 348 Rockingham 78 508 The following numbers are the sold homes in each county for Sept - 2008 vs 2009 Source - Triad MLS County SOLDS Sept 2008 SOLDS Sept 2009 Guilford 452 274 Forsyth 357 229 Davidson 105 70 Randolph 63 47 Davie 35 14 Stokes 34 21 Surry 38 26 Yadkin 12 6 Alamance 42 31 Rockingham 50 33
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By Kate Pokroshinskaya
(Royal)
RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK. 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, 4 FIREPLACES, ROCKING CHAIR FRONT PORCH, 8 ACRES AND A FISHING POND. Lots of local family history behind property. Very quite and secluded. Adjacent to  Jerome Davis "World Champion Bull Rider" Property. And Davis Ranch Arena. Around the corner from the beautiful new Randleman Lake. To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/north-carolina-buy-single-family-home-11646947.html
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By Chrissie Sutherland
(Ready Set Stage)
Hi Everyone, Ok, so I went to this house Thursday and took some pictures and emailed the quote to the Realtor Friday.  Well, instead of answering my quote, she called me yesterday (Saturday) at 11am and asked if I could help her do some staging for the open house TODAY (Sunday).  So....I started throwing things into my car, ran to the store to get a few things, started at 4:00 and finished at 7:00, ready for open house today.  A little goes a long way....she was happy.   PS. I should start charging extra for same day staging.  LOL
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By Chrissie Sutherland
(Ready Set Stage)
  Even on a small budget, staging can make a difference.  When a potential buyer walks into a vacant home, 90% of them cannot visualize how to place furniture or the scale of the room since there is nothing in it to compare the size of the room to.  By simply placing a few pieces of furniture and some colorful accessories, the room feels more livable and gives the buyer a feel of the scale of the room and if their furniture will fit.  Buyers buy homes based on how the home makes them feel.  Leaving it empty and colorless is a little depressing.  Adding some texture and color brings it to life.  Ready Set Stage....small changes, HUGE results.                     
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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
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Hi Everyone, This home has been on the market for 18 months.  The homeowner has moved to Charlotte already, but thought maybe staging would be the edge she needed to get this thing sold.  I suggested changing some light fixtures and painting the powder room.  The painter is there today painting, so I don't have a before and after of that.  We also changed the cabinet pulls in the kitchen from brass to brushed nickel and also some of the swichplates from brass to white.  She could only budget to stage 3 rooms and the masterbath, but I think it turned out nice and I hope it helps the seller.  Andrew will take pictures Monday, which are always fun to see.  I'm sure he will share them with you this week.  Here are mine.  Let's all pray for a quick sale for this lady.  As always, thanks for ...
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Hello Realtors, Just wanted to let you know that Andrew Mayon with Triad Real Estate Photography and myself, Chrissie  Sutherland with Ready Set Stage will have a booth set up at the High Point Realtors Expo on April 8th.  It will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the High Point Hotel (formerly Radisson of High Point), 135 South Main Street, High Point Queen Anne Ballroom.  Please stop by and introduce yourselves. We are looking forward to it and looking forward to meeting all of you.  I will be drawing for a Free Staging Consultation (valued at $125).  When you combine home staging with professional photography and price the home right, you have the right formula to sell your home.  Here are some examples of our work as a team.  Just think of what your listings could look like o...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Actual down payment assistance being funded by local municipalities!  One for example is in High Point, NC where the city is offering down payment and closing costs assistance for eligible low and moderate income first time homebuyers.  Now of course the property must be within the city limits of High Point, NC. Their purpose is to help the hardworking citizens with good credit in the low to moderate income levels to buy their own home by the giving of a deferred low interest loan in able to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses for buying a home.  Yes it is a loan but the interest is deferred for 3 years at 5% and the maximum amount is $5,000.  Now the buyer must put at least $500 of their own money in to the process.  So if you have a buyer that is pre-qualified is biting at the bit to ...
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By Phillip Nazareth
(Clear realty solutions)
Today's turbulent times are making it even tougher for potential home buyers to qualify for a loan. Home buyers are finding that mortgage lenders have made their credit requirements so tight that even those with strong financial profiles are unable to secure a loan. It is in times like this that the Rent To Own transaction offers a great solution to both buyers and sellers.The Rent To Own transaction has been utilized for many years, but until this recent economic crisis has stayed mostly out of main stream realty. Rent To Own is becoming an increasingly popular transaction in today's market. It offers buyers and sellers the flexibility of a lease, but the feeling of having completed a sale and purchased a home.The advantage to buyers is the ability to lock in a purchase price on a home...
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