Renting to Friends & Family

Thinking of renting one of your properties out to a friend or family member? The benefits are obvious… Helping out a friend or family member, already having a relationship with the person, and having a pretty good idea whether trust is a concern or not. Still, that can spell trouble. And the last thing anyone … Continued

Removing Hard Water Stains

Need to remove hard water stains from a kitchen or baths? “Hard water” refers to water with high mineral levels — mainly magnesium and calcium. Those minerals are good for overall health, but unfortunately, they can also leave a chalky residue on shower glass and bathroom fixtures. How do you get rid of it? Here … Continued

Need to Fix a Broken Window

Need to fix a broken window? Maybe several broken windows? In our time at Greenpoint Properties buying and selling real estate in High Point, Kernersville, Greensboro and Winston Salem, we’ve had to fix A LOT of broken windows. The good news is that savvy DIYers can probably figure out how to fix the broken glass … Continued

Keeping a House Clean

Sometimes, getting your house clean is easier than KEEPING your house clean (especially if you have pets or kids). We get it. It’s the law of entropy at work — over time, all things veer toward chaos. But some people are able to keep their houses clean so easily (at least it seems that way)… … Continued

Which Type of Flooring to Install

Installing new floors? Trying to decide which TYPE of floors to install? At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve worked in real estate for quite some time. And naturally, we’ve had to make all sorts of decisions about properties… INCLUDING what types of floors to install to fit both budget and aesthetic. Since there are a lot of … Continued

Which Type of Doors to Install

Trying to figure out which types of doors to install in your house? The good news is that there are a lot of options — Dutch doors, French doors, bifold doors, hinged doors, sliding doors, pocket doors, and so on. But the bad news is the same: there are A LOT of options… and so … Continued

Adding House Plants to your Home

Want to add some plants to your house? Doing so can make your home feel more cozy and bright, making it a GREAT idea! But of course, some plants are much more difficult to take care of than others… …especially if you’re new to the business of keeping plants alive. So we thought we’d stop … Continued

Cost of Repairs and DIY Score

Does your house need some repairs? Well, as you probably guessed, repairing a home is either a good amount of work — if you do it yourself — or a good amount of money. But just how much? Well, at Greenpoint Properties, we’ve worked in real estate in High Point, Kernersville, Greensboro, and Winston Salem … Continued

Lower Your Monthly HOA Payment

Want to lower your monthly HOA fees? Homeowner Association (HOA) fees vary drastically from house to house, but the average is usually somewhere between $100 and $1,000 per month. And while most people accept these fees at face value… There are some things that can be done to lower your monthly payments. How is it … Continued

Creating a Home Office

The events of the past couple of years have made it so a lot of people are now working from home. There are a lot of benefits, of course — you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule. But it also means you need a place to work… Somewhere that’s free … Continued

Best agents vs. the rest

Are you working with one of the best real estate agents in the Triad of North Carolina? Or… are you NOT working with one of the best? Obviously, this question matters because a high-quality real estate agent will help get more money for your home (and sell faster) while a low-quality real estate agent will … Continued

How to save on your power bill

For many homeowners in the triad cities of North Carolina, the electrical bill is a sizable portion of their monthly expenses. But with just a little bit of effort and forethought, anyone can reduce their power bill. At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve worked in real estate in High Point, Kernersville, Greensboro, and Winston Salem for quite … Continued

Getting approved for a mortgage

Thinking of buying a new house but wondering if you can get approved for a mortgage payment? The good news is that there are a LOT of different types of home loans for many different types of homebuyers. And there will likely be something that works for you, too. Either way, we thought it might … Continued

Emotionally Prepare for Selling a Home

Selling your home? To most people — buyers and real estate agents, for instance — your home is just a commodity… it’s a “product” that can make them some money (real estate agent) or fulfill a need (buyers). For YOU, though, it’s probably something more. It’s your home — the place you’ve lived for quite … Continued

Paperwork for selling a house

If you’re selling a house for the first time (or heck… even for the second or third time), then you’re probably wondering what paperwork is required to sell your home. That’s a common question we get at Greenpoint Properties, where we’ve worked for many years in the Triad cities of North Carolina buying and selling … Continued

Showing Your Home as FSBO

When you’re selling your home without a real estate agent… you are responsible for marketing your home, showing your home, and selling your home. And while all three of those things have challenges, we wanted to take a moment to talk about showing your home. At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve been buying and selling homes for … Continued

Setting Sale Price as FSBO Seller

How do you determine the value of your home as a FSBO seller? More importantly, how do you set the sale price for your home to a value that is both appealing to the current market AND to you as the seller? At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve bought and sold a lot of properties in the … Continued

FSBO Process

Selling your home FSBO is an exciting undertaking… It means fewer fees… And it means more control over when you sell, how you sell, and whom you sell to… But it also comes with its challenges — since you’re not working with a real estate agent, you’ll have to market the home, show the home, … Continued

Replacing Carpet

Thinking of replacing the carpet in your house? Well, at Greenpoint Properties, we’ve bought and sold a lot of homes in the Triad cites of NC… which also means that we’ve replaced a LOT of carpet… So we thought we’d take a minute to give you some tips. Here’s what we got! Rent Tools — … Continued

Fixing Hardwood Floors

Wondering how to repair your hardwood floors? For today’s buyers, hardwood floors are a desirable aspect of a home. In fact, more real estate agents agree that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell! But that’s not true if the floor is damaged. At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve been working in High Point, Kernersville, Greensboro, … Continued

Are you getting a good deal?

When you’re buying a home, how can you tell if you got a good deal or not? Real estate agents might say it’s a good deal… The seller might say it’s a good deal… But is there a way that you can run the numbers for yourself? Well, at Greenpoint Properties, we’ve been buying and … Continued

Working Remotely – Moving

Due to the challenges of ongoing current events, more people than ever before are now working remotely — from home, at coffee shops, or in co-working spaces. Maybe YOU — for the first time ever — find yourself working remotely. And for many people, working remotely sparks a thought: “Well shoot… I can live anywhere … Continued

Property Damage – Renter or Landlord

Who pays for damages to a property? The renter or the homeowner/landlord? That’s a good question. We’ve been working in real estate in the Triad cities of NC for quite some time and we’ve seen a lot of disputes between renters and landlords about who should pay for damages to a property. The truth is … Continued

Cracked Driveway

How do you repair a cracked driveway? At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve been working in real estate for quite some time and we’ve seen our fair share of cracked driveways — we’ve also FIXED our fair share of cracked driveways So… how do you do it? Fortunately, repairing a cracked driveway is probably something you can … Continued

Want to Sell Quickly?

Want to sell your house as quickly as possible in Kernersville, High Point, Greensboro, or Winston Salem? Here are a few things you can do to make the process move more quickly… Repair What’s Broken — In order to find a buyer as quickly as possible, you’ll need to repair anything that’s broken; windows, doors, … Continued

Tired of Being a Landlord?

Being a landlord isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be… It seemed like such a good idea at first — you’d own one additional property, manage tenants, and make some extra cash every month. Why not? But then it became EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to find trustworthy tenants… repairs got out of hand… and let’s not even … Continued

Inherited a Home?

Unsure of what to do after inheriting a house? We get it. While you’re grateful to be on the person’s will, inheriting a home comes with a lot of unexpected responsibilities. For example, you’ll now be responsible for taxes, insurance, and any leftover debt. Fortunately, at Greenpoint Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of people … Continued

Ran Out of Cash?

Were you planning to fix up your house just perfectly before selling? Everything was going to be just right and you were going to get top-dollar for the home… …but then, maybe you ran out of cash or maybe you ran out of determination… …whatever the case, you’re not going to be able to finish … Continued

COVID and the Housing Market

Should you sell your house during the Covid-19 pandemic? There’s no doubt that these are uncertain times… and that has made a lot of sellers wary of putting their home on the market. But it’s actually not as bad as you think. In fact, Vox published an article titled, “Why housing prices aren’t dropping in … Continued

Are you dealing with a leaky roof?

Well, you’re not the first. Believe it or not, we’ve worked with a TON of homeowners who have a leaky roof. And fortunately, it’s not the end of the world. Still, the longer you take to fix the problem, the more water damage it’s going to do… so here are some recommendations for dealing with … Continued

Thinking of Downsizing?

Want to live a bit more minimalist? Or maybe you’re preparing for retirement? Here are tips for downsizing and getting rid of stuff that’s difficult to get rid of… Start Early & Start Small — The more you procrastinate, the harder it’s going to be. You’re going to have to sell a lot of stuff, … Continued

The Costs of Selling

Want to sell your home and get as much money as possible? What stinks is, selling your home can be EXPENSIVE… especially if there are a lot of things in your house that you need to fix, replace, or upgrade. It’s not unusual for those costs to cut into the seller’s profit by up to … Continued

Selling Your Home Soon?

Selling your home soon in Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, or Kernersville? Here’s what to expect (according to cold, hard data)… Overall, It Takes Between 65 and 93 Days To Sell — According to Zillow, the average house spends 2-3 months on the market, from listing to closing. It Takes 1-2 Months To Get an … Continued

Can I Sell My House with a HELOC in North Carolina?

Navigating the real estate market can be tricky, especially when financial pitfalls like a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) enter the equation. If you’re a homeowner in North Carolina wrestling with the question, “Can I sell my house with a HELOC?”, this guide is tailored for you. In this blog post, we will provide … Continued

How to Sell a House with a Bad Foundation in North Carolina

Many homeowners in North Carolina shudder at the thought of selling houses with bad foundations; it often seems like an impossible task. However, this is not a dead-end situation. If you find yourself grappling with the complexities around structurally compromised properties, rest easy! You’ve turned to the right corner of the internet. This detailed guide … Continued

Selling My House to an Investor: What You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to bypass all the painstaking processes that come with selling a house by selling to an investor? Whether driven by the need for speed or simplicity, many homeowners are ditching the traditional home sale route and embracing property investors. But how safe is it? What do you stand … Continued

How to Sell a Flooded House in North Carolina

Imagine being hit by one of North Carolina’s notorious sudden floodings, leaving your once cozy home damaged and almost unsellable. Upsetting, isn’t it? But don’t despair. Unconventional circumstances call for unconventional solutions, and this is where Green Point comes into play: your local cash home buyers who are specialists in dealing with distressed properties. In … Continued

Selling a House with Mold in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

Have you ever unearthed a patch of mold in your North Carolina home and wondered, “how am I ever going to sell this house now?” If yes, rest assured – this post is for you! When it comes to real estate sales, mold isn’t an automatic deal-breaker. It’s all about understanding the scenario and handling … Continued

Selling a House with Termite Damage in North Carolina

Selling a house in North Carolina may feel like a daunting task, even more so when your property has fallen victim to termite damage. While it might seem impossible to attract potential buyers, you won’t have to wave the white flag just yet. The key isn’t to hide your home’s flaws but to know how … Continued

Selling Your House After Filing for Bankruptcy: Exploring Your Options

Bankruptcy is a tough, life-altering event that can leave one feeling emotionally drained and financially crippled. Yet, despite the hassle and stress it brings, there remains a glimmer of hope – the possibility of selling your house for an impressive cash value. If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy and are considering selling your home, this … Continued

Selling a House with a Failed Septic System: Tips and Strategies for Homeowners

Finding yourself saddled with a failed septic system when you’re ready to sell your home can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. But rest easy, savvy homeowners, because it’s far from impossible. This blog post is specifically designed to peel back the layers of this complex issue, providing you with practical tips and effective strategies to … Continued

How to Sell a Hoarder House in North Carolina: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you dealing with a hoarder house in North Carolina and unsure how to turn chaos into cash? Not to fret! With a bit of elbow grease, dedication, and the right advice, such a task is not as daunting as it may seem. This step-by-step guide will empower you to transform your cluttered property into … Continued

How To Sell a House with Tax Liens in North Carolina

Navigating the complex world of real estate can be intimidating, particularly when tax liens are thrown into the mix. If you’re a homeowner grappling with such issues, rest easy; you’re not alone. In North Carolina, numerous property owners struggle with selling their home under the weight of tax liens every year. They wrestle with questions … Continued

How To Sell Your House Without a Realtor In North Carolina

Selling a house is no simple task, even more so if you’re venturing into “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) territory. What if you could make it easier and more profitable? That’s what we’re here to discuss. In this blog post, we’ll navigate the world of FSBO in North Carolina, exploring time-tested strategies that can lead … Continued

Can I Sell My House While in Forbearance in North Carolina?

Facing financial hardships is tough, and the possibility of losing your home makes it even tougher. However, if you are in forbearance in North Carolina, there may be viable options available for you. This blog post aims to shed some light on whether or not you can sell your home while in forbearance and what … Continued