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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
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Aetna to add 300 Jobs at High Point NC OperationsSource: Winston Salem JournalAn expansion by Aetna at its High Point operations is expected to bring 300 new jobs by the end of 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper made this announcement Thursday at a ceremony at the High Point Municipal Building.Aetna, a CVS Health business, currently has 1,230 employees at its High Point facility. The company plans to expand its 126,000-square-foot space that it currently leases by adding 16,000 more square feet, a news release from the High Point Economic Development Corporation stated.This new space will be used for clinical care management and customer service positions. The company is investing about $2.5 million in building uplift and equipment. Aetna's facility is at 4050 Piedmont Parkway.Gov. Roy Cooper states...
By Karen Rittenhouse, Real Estate Investor
(www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com)
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I’ve written many posts on how to find real estate leads. But I get this question so often that I’ve decided to write another short list on things you can do at any time to speak with sellers and buy properties. Call individually to sellers – the more sellers you speak with, the more practiced and experienced you become. You can never speak with too many sellers. Call for-sale-by-owners — from signs as well as sites like forsalebyowner.com. Call sellers on Craigslist. Call all “we-buy-houses” bandit road signs and discuss that you want to buy from them and sell to them. When going on appointments to meet with sellers, drive the neighborhood looking for distressed properties. Call for-rent signs and sellers on sites like ForRent.com – looking for burnt out landlords wanting to sell. NETW...
By Karen Rittenhouse, Real Estate Investor
(www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com)
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This is one of those chicken/egg questions that a lot of investors ask.Do I need a property before I look for buyers, or should I have a list of buyers before I find a property?The most important thing, of course, is to start somewhere – just start. If you don’t have connections, investors to sell to, you’re probably new to the business and might not even know a good deal if you come across it.Some things you need to know before you can make an educated purchase include: how to comp the properties to determine their true after repaired value how to determine true repair costs If you don’t want to “own” properties but you want to be able to “sell” properties, you need buyers. To find buyers: constantly attend all the local real estate investor meetings you can find and collect business c...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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What a crazy year it's been.It's a few days after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday to be precise.  The holiday craziness is in full swing.  It’s the perfect ending to a very strange year in real estate.The trends in the Triad have followed the national trends, which is not always the case. Normally, just before Thanksgiving and until a week or so after New Year’s Day, it's a very quiet time for real estate sales in our area.  This year, it's anything but normal.  Yes, it slowed down for a few days just before and after Thanksgiving and I would expect the same around Christmas.  However, more people seem to be in the market to purchase a home now, than usual. The reasons?  Very low inventory for the most of 2017, which still continues to be the case.  If so many people want to buy, why are sel...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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Sum, Sum, Sum, Sum, Sum, Sum, SummertimeAnd the song lyrics bring us to another summer in the North Carolina. Long stretches of blue skies, 90 degree weather and thunderstorms nightly, remind us that summer is here, at least for the next few months. Perhaps your thoughts are more about that upcoming beach vacation and not about selling or purchasing a home. Well, stop daydreaming about the sand and waves. You will be sitting on that beach at the Outer Banks or Myrtle Beach, sipping a sweet tea soon enough. But, selling your home in the summer? The prime selling season has just passed, right? Well, not so this year. The local Greensboro and surrounding Guilford County market is still hot. Very hot! Several factors contribute to this. Because there was a shortage of resale homes in the ar...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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A Change of Seasons for Real Estate The leaves are starting to fall. The temperatures have dipped below ninety. The stores are filled with mums and pansies. It's football season and tailgating time once again. As summer fades, the children are back in school and the memories of your beach vacation are already just a pleasant smile. Now that your routine gets back to normal, thoughts of a new home start to come to mind again. Well, you are in luck, because September and October are some of the best months to list your home for sale. Of course, everyone tells you it's best to attempt selling your home in the spring. April and may are certainly the busiest months for real estate, for sellers and buyers. But the fall, just before the holidays can be equally successful. Now, when the holiday...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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A wonderful small town with the perfect place to downsize. I'm talking about the town of Jamestown, North Carolina, nestled between it's big siblings, Greensboro and High Point.  When referring to the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, most folks think of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, but overlook Jamestown.        Jamestown was settled in the late 18th century, by Quakers moving from Pennsylvania.  Its most famous resident was James Mendenhall, who's son founded the Village of Jamestown and named it in honor of his father.  James' son Richard, built the Mendenhall Plantation, which still stands and is a popular tourist attraction.  Jamestown played a roll in both the Revolutionary War and The Civil War.                 Current Jamestown still offers that small town feel...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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Meet the demand for aging buyers. I recently read an article about older Americans, baby boomers in particular, which talks about their confidence in the economy and how they are having a positive affect on the housing market. I don't feel that many builders in my area are embracing this with the communities they are currently developing.  I do wish builders would pay attention to these trends. Baby boomers are downsizing, or "rightsizing" in huge numbers. They want single level living, all the bells an whistles they had in their previous homes, convenience, no exterior maintenance and easy access to amenities. This means town-homes or patio homes for them. Unfortunately, I see a small number of communities to meet those needs in our area. The vast majority of new construction still con...
By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
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That's right, I love my airport!I believe there are not many people who would say this.  So many people have negative experiences with airports.Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro is a great airport, in many ways.  Getting to and from the airport is a breeze from anywhere in The Triad.  Parking is easy and convenient.  Access to drop offs and pick ups is easy and convenient.  Typically, security lines are not long and are fast and efficient.  Much of the airport has been updated with new ticket counters, waiting areas and concessions.Of course, one of the main reasons people don't like airports is because of delayed flights.  Delays from other airports are unavoidable, but delays due to PTI are rare.Are there issues?  Sure there .  Flights to many areas don't originate he...
By Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate
(Total Care Realty)
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Is Your Realtor® Keeping Up For YOU!?!?!   In today's world of constantly updating technology is your agent keeping up with all the changes to better market your home that is for sale?  To often websites and real estate systems are constantly changing their websites and guidelines.  Now many times these changes are for the better if taken advantage of.  For example; The Triad MLS system recently changed software systems to the new and improved Matrix MLS system.  One change in particular did add a load of work for me as soon as the system too affect.  The new system will accept up to 30 photos where as the old system only took 16.  The resolution and size of the photos that are allowed to be accepted has been enhanced also.  Of course as soon as the system took affect we updated all our...
By Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate
(Total Care Realty)
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Is Your Market HOT or not, Why is My Home Not Selling?    Have your been attempting to sell your home for an extended period of time now?  Have you seen your neighbor's homes sell but not yours?  One of the best things you can do is a comparison of your home and your competition.  There are many things to consider besides just comparing homes.  But let's start with the obvious;   * Compare the basics of your home and the homes that have sold:                     Price:  focus on the price per square foot and not just the total price.                     Size:  not only how many rooms, but what size are the rooms?                     Features:  take a look at the listing pictures, what do they have you do not have?                     Upgrades:  Don't just focus on granite countertops bu...
By Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate
(Total Care Realty)
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What or Who is Your Realtor® Trying to Sell   When you look at real estate marketing what is being sold?  Is it your home or is it the brokerage or the agent?  Is their face the largest picture?  One needs to consider the direction and intent of a company.  At Total Care Realty, LLC our focus is singular, we are here to sell your home not ourselves.  All of our marketing pieces are about our clients homes.  We pride ourselves on taking a rare and different approach to selling homes.  Our jobs are not to simply put a sign in the yard and wait for a buyer.  As "listing" agents we aggressively try to find a buyer for your home not just wait for one to appear.  Our firm's entire marketing strategy is not on promoting the firm but, on selling our clients homes.  The next media push for our f...
By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
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Listing# 718931 9211 Highway 158 Stokesdale, NC 27357 County: Guilford  Price: $160000Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Type: Residential  View Full Details: http://search.thecarolinacrew.com?action=listing_detail&property_id=718931  Full Property Search: http://search.thecarolinacrew.com  9211 Highway 158 in Stokesdale is a newly renovated single family home, three bedrooms, two bathrooms,  and it is move-in ready. The brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops creates the perfect gathering place for family and friends. Master bath has a gorgeous tile shower and separate jetted tub to relax following a long day. If you are searching for an over sized garage, this home has not only a 3 car attached, but also a small detached garage. Located on 3+ acres, this home is...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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You think you have found it, THE house!  Yay!  But wait, what do you really know about where you are moving?  It is really important you ride through a neighborhood and check it out.  What else is there, are the neighbors keeping up with their yards and trash?  No?  Hmmm that could be a bad indicator. I also recommend my clients ride around the neighborhood at different times: day time, night time, and weekend, to get a sense of what the neighborhood they may be living in will be like.  At 3:00 the neighborhood may be nice and quiet, but maybe at 4:30 when the high school has let out the streets are full of kids smoking and listening to loud music…OR maybe the neighborhood is still nice and quiet.  You won’t know unless you check it out. Ride before you buy.
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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Hi friends! First of all, thank you for being a loyal reader of our blog. We hope you like what you read here and find the information useful! Today we are going to ask for your help with something. The best way, in our opinion, to find a new service provider, store, doctor, etc. is to ask someone for a recommendation. Do you agree? We are going to assume you said yes We are asking today that you help Team Leung by recommending us! If you know of someone thinking about buying or selling a home, could you mention us? Maybe recommend they check out our Facebook page, or just give us a call…we will be happy to reach out ourselves. Another way you can help is to provide testimonials and write online reviews. A few places you can review Team Leung: https://www.facebook.com/TeamLeung http://...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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There are many factors that go into buying (and selling) a home. But just like most buying decisions, particularly the big ones, in the end it all comes down to price. How much is your house worth? Or how much should you pay for that dream house you’ve got your eye on? Like all complex questions, there’s more than one “right” answer, but some answers are better than others. Let me explain… Lots of times, people will ask me about the “tax value” of a home, and that is a factor to consider, but it’s not going to be the best answer to either of those two burning questions above – how much is your house worth and how much should you pay for a particular home for sale? Tax value – also called assessed value – can be way off the mark. Tax value is an amount assigned to a property as a basis ...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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Moving with kids isn’t easy, heck, neither is moving without them! These 4 steps will help you Go Home Without Going Gray! 1. There’s no time like the present Don’t wait to tell your kids that you’re moving. The more time they have to process the move, the better. And the sooner you tell them, the less likely it will be that an over-sharing friend of family member spills the beans for you and sours your carefully laid plans to break the news yourself. 2. Question everything Your children will have many questions about the big move. Be receptive. Keep communication open. And remember that you’re not just providing answers, your also discovering how they feel (and what they fear) through the questions they ask. 3. Stay positive Moving is a pain. But try not to share the stress with your k...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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    Your dog may know “Sit!,” “Stay!,” and even “Roll over!”, but I’ll bet even the most perfectly trained pooch doesn’t know this one – “Move!” Pets are not furniture.  You can’t just pick ‘em up from your old house and plunk ‘em down in a new house without some planning and preparation.   So, if you’ve got furry friends and a move in the works, consider these helpful hints: Dog Tags: Before you move, get your dog (or cat) new tags. Any of the major pet supply retailers have handy dandy machines that’ll engrave Spot’s new ID tag on the spot.  It costs less than $20 and takes about 10 minutes.  Be sure to include your new address and phone number as well as the pet’s name. Chip Slip: If your hi-tech hound is micro-chipped, don’t get tripped up by technology.  Those chips don’t work like...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
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                  Moving with children can be a hair-raising experience.  But let’s at least prevent major graying with some simple tips to make the move smooth. Since there’s much to consider – school and medical records, emotional impacts, before, during and after plans – there’s no one-size-fits-all moving with children checklist.  BUT there is a great online resource that I suggest you check out: Moving With Kids! There you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know about moving with kids – from toddlers to teens.  There are checklists to make sure you’ve got it all covered, helpful hints and tips, and even real-world advice from parents who have been there and done that. Look for my next post: 4 Ways to Keep the Kids Happy When You Move

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