Winston-Salem, NC Real Estate News

By John McPherson
(MKT Real Estate Group of Coldwell Banker Triad)
The second video in the home inspection series, join John McPherson of MKT Real Estate Group and Rich Reynolds of Equitable Home Inspections (www.ehipc.com) in this short video. Rich shows off a few of his most important tools and explains his process when inspecting a home.  
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By John McPherson
(MKT Real Estate Group of Coldwell Banker Triad)
This week on Real Estate Radio, John and Wendy discuss various topics from homeownership value, is it a buyer or sellers market? and even talked fudge with Adele Casanova from Casanova’s Confections (http://www.casanovasconfectionsinc.com).   Spend your Saturday mornings with John McPherson, Wendy Taylor, Madalyn Kunow, and Maria Kazakos on WSJS 600 AM.  This weekly one hour radio show discusses what is going on in the Winston-Salem real estate market.  Past guests on MKT Real Estate Group's "Real Estate Radio" have been the mayor of Winston-Salem, Allen Joines;  Jeff Smith of Smitty's Notes; Gayle Anderson, President of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce; and national guests like Coldwell Banker CEO, Jim Gillespie.  Each member of the team and our guests bring a local, unique view o...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
If you are in the market for a home in Winston Salem but you do not want to deal with neighbors right on top of you then you are not alone! Homes with land are one of the most searched for property types in Winston Salem. Homes with land are much like gold, they are not making any more land!  A home with land can provide privacy, space for pets, or just a place to sit outside. No matter what your need if you are thinking of making a move then a Winston Salem home with land could be a good option.  If you are curious about what is available then feel free to take a few minutes and browse these Winston Salem Homes with land for sale.     Check out these Winston Salem Homes with Land Call 336-499-7155 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Luxury condos in Winston Salem are not for everyone. However, if comfortable living, security, and low maintenance are on your priority list then a luxury condo just might be what you need. Some of these units have stunning views of the city, rooftop pools, bars, and much more. After you have worked a long hard day there is nothing like the serenity of home. After all you work hard so you should play hard too. Let walking through the doors of your luxury condo wash away your stress and allow you to leave the work issues at the door. If you are in the market for a luxury condo in Winston Salem then you should browse these:Winston Salem Luxury Condos and Townhomes for Sale Call 336-499-7155 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Horses are a labor of love! If you need a place to accomidate your special family members then you might want to see these available Horse Farms for Sale Call 336-499-7155 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Horse farms in Forsyth county are a great place to let your four legged family members enjoy life. The area is full of rolling hills and pasture. Combined with mild weather the Forsyth County horse farms for sale are a perfect place to set up your barn or arena. If you love your horses but do not want to stray too far from Winston Salem then you might want to check out the above mentioned horse farms for sale in Forsyth County. Also feel free to contact us for more information or with special request for your dream horse farm. 
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By Lisa Boone-Wood, Broker, REALTOR - DreamHomesinWinstonSalem.com
(BOONE WOOD REALTY LLC)
Winston-Salem’s Buena Vista homes for less than $350,000 may not be the average price in the neighborhood overflowing with older and opulent homes, but there are many to choose from. Buena Vista is an established Winston-Salem neighborhood nestled between the cross sections of Country Club, Stratford, Reynolda and Robinhood Roads. If you plan to buy one of Winston-Salem’s Buena Vista homes for less than $350,000, you can expect to find that Buena Vista is filled with towering trees, “walkable” areas and anything but cookie-cutter homes. Its close proximity to downtown Winston-Salem, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center draws buyers who are well-established singles, couples who are just starting their families and upper level executives. What’s nearby: Thruway Sh...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Winston Salem foreclosures for sale are very popular among investors and other home buyers. While everyone seems to be attracted to foreclosures only a few actually purchase one. The reason that most home buyers end up shying away from a Winston Salem foreclosure is typically related to the condition of the property. The process of a home going to foreclosure can take many months from the time the previous owner are out to the time it is re-listed for sale. During those many months (sometimes years) the condition of a Winston Salem foreclosure deteriorates due to lack of conditioned air, electricity, maintenance, weather conditions, vandalism, theft and more. Therefore, it is not uncommon for most foreclosure to be in such a state of disarray that most lenders will not provide a new hom...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Real estate in Winston Salem NC is a broad topic for this post but worth discussing. Many parts of the country and the world are experiencing a declining real estate market. However, to say the whole housing market is in the dumps is like the weather man saying is going to be sunny everywhere. There are mico-environments that are still doing okay and others that are worse. Therefore, this post is dedicated to providing some perspective on real estate in Winston Salem NC. Real estate in Winston Salem NC has certainly declined from previous years. Based on tracking local statistics and sales information it would seem the overall market for real estate in Winston Salem NC is down about 30%. The media emphasis the foreclosure impact and abundant inventory. Meanwhile, real estate in Winston ...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Winston Salem home values are the first thing on the mind of someone needing to sell their property. I understand how the uncertainty of the housing market is creating negative backlash. Therefore this post is dedicated to helping people find the resources they need to make smart choices. If you are thinking about or currently trying to sell your home then you might benefit from these Winston Salem home values resources: Winston Salem Real Estate Update- You can find market conditions and statistics to better understand what is happening in your neck of the woods. Winston Salem Homes For Sale -Browsing the current homes for sale can help you get an idea of what price similar homes are asking. Winston Salem House Hunter - Here you can learn more about a buyers perspective and understand ...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Flood insurance for Winston Salem homes can be an added expense or an invaluable asset, but do you need it? These past few years have had quite a few natural disasters. Not just around the World but also here in our great country. We really cannot do anything to stop or prevent a natural disaster. However, we can take steps to protect ourselves and our investments. You could build an emergency bunker, put your house on stilts, or make your home zombie proof. These measures may be a bit extreme for the majority of the population. Instead consider a mre simplistic approach. For example, home owners insurance. Did you know that most homeowner’s insurance policies do not include flood coverage? Some lenders may require it based on the home's proximity to water. However, a standard flood ins...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
The ONE thing a buyer needs before looking at Winston Salem area homes.... Buyers are excited and anxious about exploring the vast buffet of great homes available in this unique market. They should be excited! As a local real estate professional I have helped many buyers land some incredible deals. However there are a few things, one in particular, which buyers should have before browsing the Winston Salem foreclosures. First it would behoove a buyer or seller to read What you dont Know about Hiring an Agent. This will help you be prepared when choosing an agent and likewise what information to share with them and the proper time to share it. Secondly, it is very easy to get lost in the excitement of shopping for new Winston Salem area homes. Therefore, the one thing every potential buy...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Winston Salem homes are an abundant commodity these days. As the local real estate professionals we are often asked to consult and help buyers in the Winston Salem area as they pursue their goals of home ownership. In fact we help so many home buyers in the area that it seemed logical to create a post about some tips for buying a  home in Winston Salem. Here are our top five tips for buying a Winston Salem home: #1: Before you ever start looking at homes for sale take a pen and paper and write down your must haves (needs) and the things you would like to have (wants) in your next home. #2:  Remember there is no such thing as a perfect house. There are many homes on the market and a buyer can really wear themselves out and get frustrated quickly in search of the fabled perfect home. Of c...
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By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
Many home buyers and sellers (the client) in the Winston Salem and Lake Norman areas are often clueless when it comes to working with a real estate agent. Nine times out of ten the client will hire the first agent they meet. Typically the rule states that if the client likes you and it appears you know what you are talking about then you get the job. This article is dedicated to educating the public about the five things they should know before hiring an agent: 1)      Know what kind of agent you want. In North Carolina there are 3 types of agents: ·         The buyer’s agent who exclusively represents the buyer client. ·         The seller’s agent who exclusively represents the seller client ·         The duel agent who may referee an entire transaction for both parties Therefore the q...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Winston-Salem Showcase of Remodeled Homes This Weekend 9th Annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes EVENT DATES: April 16 & 17 EVENT WEBSITE: Showcase of Remodeled Homes TICKETS: $10, Available at HBA office/in homes days of the show Portion of Proceeds benefits Vocational Education& Habitat for Humanity Forsyth County
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
2011 Piedmont Earth Day Fair The sixth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.  Parking is free. This family-friendly event will feature: Over 100 exhibits offering a wide range of environmental topics, sustainable solutions, and local initiatives The Green Scene Investigationchildren's program for ages 4-12, including a scavenger hunt, crafts, games and activities.  Children's entertainment throughout the day on a special stage, plus hula hoop fun provided by Monkey Hooper.  Twenty minute in-depth demonstrations on a variety of interesting and informative topics.Live music all day on the main stage featuring an eclectic mix ranging from acoustic rock and bluegrass, ...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
REYNOLDA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS JASON REITMAN  Reynolda Film Festival's keynote speaker for the 2011 festival is Jason Reitman. He is known for films such as Juno, Thank You for Smoking, and Up in the Air. Wake Forest University: Wait Chapel1834 Wake Forest Road, Wait Chapel , Winston-Salem NC 27106 Email | info@reynoldafilmfestival.comPhone | (336) 758-5364Website | http://www.reynoldafilmfestival.comGet Tickets | http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/163418
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
Introducing a new addition to the Homes for Heroes family!   Ruth Hudspeth & Bill Reynolds opened the Winston Salem Branch of Fairway Independent Mortgage in December of 2007.  Established in 1996, Fairway Independent Mortgage has the flexibility to work with numerous lenders until it finds the right loan for the customer’s needs.  It’s reputation for quick turnaround and exceptional service is what really sets Fairway apart.  In cooperation with the NC Housing Finance Agency, Ruth Hudspeth was the Top Loan Officer of Affordable Mortgages in 2006.  “Both of my parents were educators, and I am honored to be able to give back to the public service men and women that serve our communities by partnering with Homes For Heroes.”  Ruth has been originating loans in the Triad for over 20 years....
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
A recent addition to the Homes for Heroes family! Ruth McMasters is a full time real estate broker with Realty 1 Properties in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Prior to real estate, she had an extensive career in management in Wholesale Mortgage Industry for over 35 years. “When I heard about the Homes for Heroes program, I knew I wanted to get involved. It allows me the opportunity to offer a significant discount to people who serve and make a difference in our community. When I see someone in the military, I have always made a point to say ‘Thank you’, but that is not enough. With Homes for Heroes, it gives me the chance to give back and say “Thank you” to not only the military personnel; but to Winston Salem area teachers, firefighters, health care providers, and law enforcement. Unfo...
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By Ruth McMasters
(Realty 1 Properties/Homes for Heroes)
Realty 1 Properties Real Estate Blog Homes for Heroes Affiliation December 9th, 2010 3:33 PM NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!! Oh My gosh!   I am so excited and extremly honored to announce that I am now affiliated with Homes for Heroes! Homes for Heroes was started shortly after 9/11/2001 by a family with deep roots in the real estate industry. Being an affiliate Homes for Heroes is a way to give back and say thank you not only to all the Military Personnel, but to Policemen and Policewomen, to nurses, teachers, first responders..  OUR Everyday Heroes.. !!    By becoming an affiliate of Homes for Heroes,  we have agreed as a company to give back 25% of our Real Estate Commission to the Heroes,  whether a buyer or seller.   In saying this,  I have to admit how honored I am and how humbled I am to be a...
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By Ruth McMasters
(Realty 1 Properties/Homes for Heroes)
The end of the year is a perfect time to make sure you have done the following.. Test Your Smoke Detectors - with the holiday season and all the Christmas trees lit,  there is sometime a fire hazard, and you want to make sure your Smoke Detectors is in Proper Operating Conditon.   Keep Your Family Safe. Service Your heating System,  In North Carolina, we have been blessed with warmer weather until this last week..  It is Cold!!  so make sure your Heating system is serviced,  you would not want to be without heat in this frigid weather. Replace or Clean Furnace Filters -  Again,  keep it safe Reseal Grout on counters, walls and doors  - this is a good time while the weather is cold to do some indoor chores.  like resealing the grout.  Drain your water heater by at least 2 gallons to prev...
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