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

Want to sell a house that needs repairs…

Want to sell a house that needs repairs… … WITHOUT doing a ton of work to it? We get it. At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve helped a lot of homeowners sell properties that they didn’t want to repair themselves. How? Well, we’re real estate investors. And we buy distressed properties as-is for cash. We can even … Continued

Gratitude is Good for Your Health

Did you know that expressing gratitude is good for your health? It really is! Studies conducted by researchers in the field of positive psychology have found that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. People who express gratitude feel more positive emotions, get greater enjoyment from good experiences, improve their health, cope better … Continued

Bad House Flip

Had a house flip go sideways? You wouldn’t be the only one. At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve seen a lot of house flips lose money — there’s a lot of potential upside to flipping homes… but there’s also a fair amount of risk. So, we thought we’d stop by and help. Here are some possibilities to … Continued

Senior Renovations

Want to renovate your home so that you can comfortably “age in place”? Or maybe you want to help a parent or grandparent do that? Well, at Greenpoint Properties we’ve been working in the real estate industry in High Point, Greensboro, Kernersville, and Winston Salem for a long time. And we’ve seen many seniors renovate … Continued

Most Important Repairs Before Selling

Need to repair your home before selling? Not sure where to start? At Greenpoint Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in the Triad cities of North Carolina for a long time now. And over that time, we’ve learned quite a bit about which repairs are most important and which ones are least important. So … 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