Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / by Ashley Lay Real Estate
As the temperature cools off, so does all the heat generated by the summer selling season. But, just because it’s no longer the busiest time of year in the housing market doesn’t mean your best chance to buy or sell a home has passed. Each season offers its own advantages to buyers and sellers, and fall and winter are no exception. For example, one of the biggest and most obvious benefits to buyers is a drop in home prices as the year closes out.
“Over the last decade, the median home price on average fell close to 10% from its peak in June to its seasonal low in January of the following year,” says Ruben Gonzalez, KWRI chief economist. “On a median-priced home, you could be saving more than $30,000 if you’re willing to deal with less choices in the second half of the year.”
Whether your clients are selling or buying, there are plenty of reasons to enter into the less competitive market of fall and winter. Here are two ben ...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / by Ashley Lay
Top 10 Apps for New Homeowners
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Congrats! Your a new homeowner! Whether it's your first house or your 3rd new-to-you house, these helpful and dare we say… fun apps will help you get the most of your big purchase! All of these apps were respectfully rated in the App Store and have some glowing reviews. We are confident that you’ll be downloading a few of these.
For the Techy
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Sonos Controller - Who doesn’t love a good jam session to celebrate your new place?! With the Sonos Controller you can control different songs in different rooms! The app controls each Sonos speaker in your house giving each room a different vibe.
Alexa… Hey Siri… Hey Google - This is for the person who’s best friend is a voice activated machine. Whether you’re hollering Alexa, Siri, or Hey Google, any of these brands make great Smart Home devices. Apple is more con. ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Ashley Lay
Songs have been written about it, memories are made every day on it. North Carolina red dirt. There something inherently special about the land down here. Space to call your own. Area to explore, settle, and grow on. We understand the dreams of first-time home buyers to luxury buyers and somewhere in between those two areas is: YOU. Someone who has a larger dream of not just buying a house someone else lived in, but building your own home. At Ashley Lay Real Estate, we have you covered there as well. We currently have multiple land plots for sale to which you can begin acting on your dreams! We also have some trusted friends that want to help you realize your dreams, maybe before you thought it would be possible!
We pride ourselves on being your Realtors for life. That is seen through us making sure you have trusted resources and REAL people to work with every step of the way! Meet First National Bank’s Debbie Overby. She and her team at First National have some h ...
Monday, October 14, 2019 / by Ashley Lay
Meet David Nishan: loan officer, banker, and one of Ashley Lay Real Estate's preferred lenders! You’ve probably seen him on our “Partners” page or even worked with him in the past. One of our favorite lenders is a part of Residential Mortgage Services.
David spends almost equal time in Winston and Greensboro but works from his home base office in Greensboro with his five-member team. Their motto “ensuring confidence every step of the way,” continues to ring true: this local lender ensures your home loan is painless and the best deal around, while personally walking you through the process with expert knowledge.
Although they utilize several loans types, Nishan’s team specializes in structured loans. While big banks spit out pre-qualification letters from across state lines filled with empty promises, David and his team take time to individually work with each applicant, personally helping rebuild credit and choose . ...
Monday, September 30, 2019 / by Ashley Lay
Remember the days when you’d play outside in the dirt, barefoot in the grass, climbing the neighbor’s crab apple tree from sunup to sundown? Coming home with dirt under your fingernails, a fresh tan line and a skinned knee always promised a fulfilled day. It seems fewer kids know that feeling today. That's why Take a Child Outside exists.
Why Head Outdoors?
While it seems that kids “nowadays” are parked on the couch in front of a screen the majority of the time, that’s not necessarily the case. Often, instead of being linked to technology, the amount of time children spend outdoors is directly linked to their caretakers. The more time parents spend outside, the more time kids spend exploring and cultivating a deeper appreciation for nature.
This learning process begins at a very young age. Kids as young as 11 or 12 already have their view of “nature” pretty set in stone–good or bad. It’s important ; ...