New NC Program Helps Greensboro Area Home Buyers with Down Payments

dwn pmt squareHere’s some great news if you’re a first time home buyer in Guilford County.  A new program sponsored by The NC Housing Finance Agency can provide down payment assistance up to $15,000, and if you stay in the home for 5 years you don’t even have to pay it back!  Have you heard anyone saying lately that they would love to buy a home but they can’t afford the down payment?  This program could be the answer they have been looking for.

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The Greening of Greensboro

Greensboro SpringI ran across this poem in O. Henry Magazine and had to share.  Spring in Greensboro is as special for me now as the first time I saw it 20 years ago.

“Once again the Miracle of Spring spreads across town – trees awake, and all the shades of green break forth in beauty.  Thus does Greensboro live up so gloriously to her name.

Dogwoods and azaleas add their colors and pear trees add their blossoms and perfect symmetry.  In every new development a tithe of land is left untouched, thus adding to the greening.

Once Jefferson Pilot was tallest downtown, now several surpass.  Yet there is in mid downtown a green space where one can walk or sit and meditate.  Throughout the city there are parks and a bog garden where nature offers quiet retreat.

Gone are the textile mills of Cone and Guilford Mills.  Gone also the ecoskeleton of the once mighty Bur-Mill.  Yet in every section malls arise like mini towns within the town, offering goods from all around the world and cuisine from all nations.

Five places of higher learning bring us music and drama, as does an ever-expanding coliseum bring us sports and entertainment.

So change has come.  Things once here are now gone; new things abound.  Yet one thing still remains.  Thank God this is so, the beauty of the greening of Greensboro.” – Dr. Harold Spangler



Greensboro Science Center deemed a “Magnetic Museum”

Here’s a great feather in Greensboro’s cap.  A new book coming out called MAGNETIC:  The art and Science of Engagement has singled out the Greensboro Science Center as being one of 6 museums nationwide to be featured as examples in the text.  This puts our Science Museum in the company of institutions like the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute.  Click here for full article.


Home Prices Post Solid Growth, Largest since August 2006

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If you’ve been waiting for real estate prices to bottom out in Greensboro before you purchase, it’s looking like you may have waited to long.  According to data collected nationwide by Corelogic’s Home Price Index, prices rose 3.8% from a year ago July based on MLS data from the 100 largest markets in the country.  Not every market rose of course, but more and more are beginning to show signs of life.  In fact prices in the Greensboro Triad area have leveled out to the point that home buyers should not expect drastic reductions moving forward.  We’re either at the bottom or we’re pretty darn close.  Read the full article at Good Signs for Home Values in Greensboro.