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Real Estate in Winston Salem and Triad Region, NC
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Fiddlers Glenn is a relatively new subdivision located in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  The construction is good, and you would almost call them cluster homes for sale, but they are really single family homes a little bit close to each other.  There is a Fiddlers Glenn Homeowners Association th...
11/21/2010
Thanks to Chrissy from Virginia.  Halloween can be Spooky, and having the right inspector is the key to "learn about the home"....rather than just another step in the house buying process.  A good inspector will explain things and give good maintenance advice.  Being an uninterested party as to "...
10/29/2010
NORTH CAROLINA RANKED THIRD PLACE IN THE USA FOR DOING BUSINESS! Forbes is Business and North Carolina is Approved!  Okay!  Let's get excited!!  Those of us in the Tar Heel state have always said we have a great place to live and work, and now we have further confirmation!  It's nice to be able t...
10/19/2010
Thanks to Cynthia Larsen of Sonoma County, CA, for making the picture pretty clear about why a buyer must have a Pre-Approval letter for a mortgage loan.  I agree and stress this to all my new contacts and clients.  I particularly like Cynthia's analogy of the Question:  Which comes first....Chic...
10/02/2010
HOMES FOR SALE WINSTON SALEM NC As the fall market is in full swing in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point Triad area, this is the time to find the great deals....and it's not necessarily the "Foreclosed and Short Sale Home"!   People are still relocating.   Interest rates are the lowest they'v...
09/22/2010
HOMES FOR SALE WINSTON SALEM NC          124 Charlestowne Circle, Winston Salem, NC 27103 Living at Charlestowne is about the easiest place to purchase because it's completely ready.  Everything has been professionally painted throughout the interior.  Pre-Market Inspection by Heitman Home Inspec...
09/19/2010
"If you have to ask yourself (or your Realtor) if something might not be conducive to a sale, you already know what the answer is"....This statement applies to most everything when preparing a home for sale.  Thanks to Richard Strahm of REMAX for this inciteful post.  It's worth reblogging.I’m no...
08/01/2010
TOWNHOME IN HISTORIC WEST END WINSTON SALEM NC WITH GARAGE  THREE FULL BATHROOMS AND ONE HALF BATH                TWO  MASTER BEDROOMS  EXTRA 3RD BEDROOM or STUDIO or Office!   MLS# 585298        Appraised Value by NC Certified Residential Appraiser before Recent Improvements:  $234,350     After...
07/29/2010
Well said, Paul Slaybaugh!  Thank you for your insite.  This is certainly the case and I agree. The current market does not favor buyers.  I repeat, the current market does not favor buyers. Allow me to explain.  For months, if not years, you have been told that the glut of housing inventory make...
07/14/2010
Buyers and Sellers both...beware.   This post addresses today's real estate pitfalls.  Thanks to Trent Cluley of Jasper, Georgia, for sharing his experiences here.Yes, My Buyer Has the Money to Buy . . . Does Your Seller Have the Money to Sell? Get the facts on the seller's ability to sell, befor...
06/18/2010
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