Kernersville, NC Real Estate News

By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville Annual Customer Movie is here again this year. Each year our office reserves the Kernersville movie theater for past real estate clients to enjoy a movie. Food cans are collected and donated to a local food bank. This is a way to show appreciation to clients and customers for their real estate business. The movie night is always a big sucess in terms of lots of smiles and returning to the community from real estate. Kernersville has a giving and caring spirit that makes it a wonderful place to live. The effort needed for this event is not overwhelming in comparision. The biggest chalenge comes from the actually movie selection that is availible in Kernersville. We hope to see you next year at our Kernersville real estate movie event. www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Happy Holidays for Real Estate !  As 2008 comes to a close there becomes a bright future for real estate. The bottom of the cycle seems to be here. Real estate always goes in cycles and the current challenge is an opportunity for learning. Much of the leverage that create the bubble has gone away and we are back to the basics of Real Estate fundamentals. Kernersville real estate and prices in the market have remained on the plateau to the extent that that well kept, staged and price home will sell. The absorption rate seems to be askew as not all homes are equal. Be happy that you survived 2008 !  And visit www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville, NC  Community Calendar Upcoming Events Thursday, October 23 Blood Drive - 9:30am-2:30pm - Glenn High School Friday, October 24 Kernersville YMCA Fall Festival - 5:00-8:00pm - YMCA Saturday, October 25 Kernersville Parks & Rec. Department Trickfest - 12:00-4:00pm - Forth Of July Park Strange Tales at Korner's Folly - 7:00-9:00pm - Korner's Folly Cherry Street UMC, 117 N Cherry Street, Yard, Bake and Breakfast sale - 8:00am-11:30am Sedge Garden UMC Halloween Carnival - 6:00-8:00pm Sunday, October 26 Birdwatching 101 - 2:00-4:00pm - Triad Park Monday, October 27 Kernersville YMCA Open House Wednesday, October 29 Health Screening - Beginning 9:00 by appointment - Senior Enrichment Center/Paddison Memorial Library Friday, October 31 Halloween Trunk-A-Treat - 6:00-7:30 - Century...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Kernersville Annual Fall Festival will be this Friday October 18th, from 5-9pm. This 18th annual event is open to the community, there is no admission charge! Activities will include face painting, bounce houses, hay rides and a cake walk. Game tickets are 25 cents each, and winning tickets can be turned in for a variety of prizes and treats. The theme is "Family Fun", and there will be different games for everyone. According to the YMCA, the programs and activities are all family friendly. Proceeds from the festival will go to support the YMCA's Partnership With Youth Campaign, which provides financial assistance to residents participating in various YMCA programs. By attending the fall festival, you are helping area families benefit from other YMCA programs, not to mention having ...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Plans moving forward for the Union Cross Towne Centre in Kernersville     Located on an 85 acre site at the intersection of Union Cross Road and I-40 in Kernersville, The Union Cross Towne Centre will be a mixed-use development consisting of retail, hotel, restaurants, and some residential. According to the developer, the center will have five natural water features, courtyards with seating and a well landscaped streetscape.    The Union Cross Towne Centre will serve a market that has had an increase of 13,000+ housing units within a five mile radius of the site in less than two years. A new Interchange for the Union Cross exit on I-40 will be constructed by NCDOT.  Plans include 244,000 square feet of retail on the first level, 100,000 square feet of apartments and office space on the ...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville celebrates the re-opening of Main Street, with a street party on Saturday October 18 from 10am until 2pm.    Main Street through downtown Kernersville re-opened on October 3, after being closed since June 17. The 1.66 million dollar project included water and sewer mains replacement, as well as complete reconstruction of the road bed. Power lines were moved to the rear of buildings, and new sidewalks and street lights put a final touch on the project.    The Kernersville Downtown Preservation and Development Council hopes that the street party will bring people downtown to see the new streetscape, and also get people into downtown businesses that will be open following the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30am. You can also expect to enjoy music, concerts, food and children's a...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
      The annual Kernersville Showcase will be held on Thursday October 23 at First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main Street. This 9th annual event provides local community members an opportunity to learn about local products and services that are available in the Kernersville area.          The showcase kicks off with an Economic Development Luncheonat 11:30 (reservations required). Justin Catanoso from The Business Journal, John Owensby from the Kernersville News, and Mayor Dawn Morgan are schedule to speak at the luncheon. For reservations, you can call the Kernersville Chamber Of Commerce at 336-993-4521.       The exhibit hall will be open from 1:00-7:00pm, and will include booths set up by more than 50 Kernersville businesses. It's a great opportunity to see what Kernersville has to ...
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville Keller Williams Blood Drive is a great community event. This is an annual event that KW has done for a number of years. It is a small way to give to the community and be convenient for the public. Kernersville is a giving community and this has become a good outreach program for the Triad area that Kernersville is located in. The blood only has a limited shelf life and there is always a need for the supplies. Have a blood drive like the Kernersville event is a great way be recognized as a community supporter. Visit Kernersville at www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Triangle Business Journal has released an article showing housing price increases for several North Carolina communities. The numbers are from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight. The OFHEO is a group that oversees Fannie May and Freddie Mac.The figures quoted show housing price increases in the following communities, for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2008: Charlotte - 6.16%Raleigh - Nearly 5%Durham - 3.92%Asheville - 4.52%Winston-Salem - 3.82%Greensboro - 2.76%The article does say the OFHEO's numbers only include mortgages that qualify to be purchased by Fannie May or Freddie Mac. However, these are still very good numbers that I doubt we will see on the evening news!The Triangle Business Journal article may be viewed here:http://triangle.bizjournals.com/trian...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Located in the heart of the Triad, nestled between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, Kernersville has a lot of development projects in the works. It’s about time Kernersville starts to steal some thunder from the surrounding larger communities. Just some of the larger development projects in process in and around Kernersville: Kernersville Hospital/Medical Business Park - is about to break ground off of Hwy 66 South. Construction is expected to begin soon and completed sometime in 2010. Office, retail, restaurant and residential space is also being considered for development in the same area. Triad Business Park Expansion - located near the intersection of Business and Interstate 40.  Moses Cone Medical Office Building -  a 40,000 square foot office building on Hwy 66 south is...
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By Richard Schardt, Triad NC Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Kernersville Chamber Of Commerce starts off its 13th year of Music At Twilight summer concerts on May 22, 6:30-8:30pm, in the courtyard in front of Town Hall. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free concert. A dance contest will be held throughout the evening, so there is an opportunity to get up, get moving, and win a gift certificate. There will also be antique cars on display, volleyball, and free snow cones. Come out and enjoy a good time and a great family atmosphere! For more information you can call the Chamber at 336-993-2161 Richard Schardt richard@TriadHomesGroup.com www.TriadHomesGroup.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
The new group Piedmont Triad Area Real Estate professionals is most welcome as the area is really a metro area when combining Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Kernersville as well as the many other towns that surround the triad. Many thanks to Don for starting the group as it is long over due. Often a google of the area does not give a true picture of what there is is to offer as the search is generally specific and only gives one city that may be somewhat less of the things that are offered. Real estate in the Triad has remained steady since there was not a huge increase in the prices of homes. Look for Real Estate of the Triad at www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
I slept through the stormy weather last night. There were several tornados that touched down in the Triad area last night and a few home that were destroyed and damaged. Kernersville does not seem to have any damage. Greensboro to the east and clemmons to the west were where the bad weather was.There is a great emergency service in place. It is nice to see a community pull together in times of crisis. It is rare  for tornado in the triad area.  www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville NC Mortgages for Homes are still being acheived. Despite the clamor of the media subprime meltdown, the solid buyers are able to get "normal"  loans. The days of - if you can breath and have a job gets you in for X amount - are over. Kernersville homes have held there own with respect to prices and days on market. There is the occasional real estate transaction that goes belly up because of an appraisal issue. The spin off of the Kernersville mortgage tightening is that rental homes have become at a premium. This has allowed for less vacancy rates in both apartments and rental homes. Kernersville is a great place to live as it is located in the heart of the Triad (Winston Salem, Greensboro and High Point) The job base is good and is staged to have steady growth. Kernersvill...
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville NC Real Estate homes and  real estate sales are remaining steady. Kernersville is located in the heart of the Triad area (Winston Salem, Greensboro and High Point ) . Sales of homes and real estate from the MLS remained steady to slight increases and are as follows;January had 33 closing real estate units in Kernersville (December 49,November 49 & October 55)Febuary and March had 50 closed real estate closingsThere were 875 Closed real estate transactions ( excluding land) for all of 2007.Currently (as of 4/18/87 ) there are 531 active real estate listings and 115pending  in the Kernersville zip code.This segment of the real estate market in our area is reflective of the triad with respect to the the real estate market holding its own. The steady growth of past and present ...
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Unpaved promises seem to be the order of the day for building and maintaining the road system. The bridges of America are in need of repair. There always seems to be a push for a new project and appropriating funds for studies. At what point are there enough roads. Eminent domain is even coming under question. Following the expansion philosophy of stimulating the economy by building accessibility will at some point become a burden to the economy. This is a personal opinion and does not reflect the views of any other entity (But perhaps tax payers)www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Updating pictures of real estate listings is an on going process. As spring rolls in, there are often better views from the curb. The grass is greener, spring flowers are blooming and the leaves have not covered view from the street. Keeping in mind the view of a potential buyer of real estate the picture may show some changes that would help the listing sell. Any homes that are coming on the market and preparations are underway are good examples of taking pictures during the spring season. A series of time shots may give the perfect pictures of things like the azaleas in full bloom.                                             www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Existing homes versus new homes is a question that is often considered when looking for a place to live. Many times personal preference is usually a deciding factor that is the finial choice.Below is a comparison between features that may help in deciding.Existing Homes         Vs.                  New ConstructionLarger Lots                                      Less  yard maintenance Established Yards                            Ability to personalize landscapingLess Cost per Sq Ft                         Larger bathrooms Quality materials                             Energy effiencentTried and true                                 Start up issuesLook for Homes at www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com   
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Kernersville real estate rooftops are the sign of the Kernersville economy. Kernersville has a diversity in industry that has caught the eye of the world recently. Rooftops show how well an area is doing as people travel through an area. Real estate that is doing well from a first impression stand point generally is an indication of the economy for the area. Commercial real estate in Kernersville shows no sign of slowing down and residential real estate will likely follow. Housing starts in  Kernersville continue to remain steady with quite a few developments on the drawing boards. Look for investment Real Estate at http://www.realestateworkhorse.com/
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By Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Keller Williams Realty)
Now is the time of to start the curb appeal. This is the best bang on the buck as the things done now will do the most good for curb appeal. Fertilizing the yard, mulching plant beds, edging borders gives a great start to the spring season.It makes it easier to maintain throughout the growing season. This doea not have to be a major expensinse and allows for the best results with the least amount of time and money. Keep in mind that the first impression stay with everyone the most. www.RealEstateWorkHorse.com
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