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Tuesday, September 24, 2019   /   by Ashley Lay

Five Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Before You Sell

Five Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Before You Sell

Looking to sell your home? Not so fast! While Ashley Lay Real Estate CAN’T WAIT to list your property, we also want to make sure you receive the biggest return possible on your investment.  So, before you put your home on the market, here are some tips to consider to help increase the value.
1. Make your home feel pretty—oh, so pretty!
Curb appeal is essential when it comes to selling a home in a highly competitive market.  Your property needs to look inviting from the outside in order to draw buyers in. We recommend investing in professional landscaping services if you don’t have a green thumb, yourself.  If you can’t, simply planting a few flowers and keeping the yard well-mowed should suffice. Have the home and driveway pressure washed for maximum vibrancy.
After you’ve tackled your home’s exterior, the best places to upgrade and update are the kitchen and bath. ...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019   /   by Ashley Lay

Relocating? Learn the History of Winston-Salem!

Winston-Salem is a beautiful and exciting place to live, work and raise a family. However, many current and future residents have no idea that Winston is also rich in history! We have provided a brief history of the city we love and how it came to be!
Winston-Salem is home to almost 250,000 people and is the fifth largest city in North Carolina. However, nicknamed “Twin City” for its dual heritage, Winston comes from humble beginnings.

The town of Salem was established on behalf of the Moravian Church in 1766. Salem was originally a typical Moravian settlement congregation with the buildings centered around a public square, which is known as Salem Square today in Old Salem. Up until the Civil War era, only Moravians were permitted to live within the town limits of Salem.


In 1849, Salem inhabitants sold land to the newly formed Forsyth County for a county seat. Winston was formed as a separate town, named after Revolutionary War hero Joseph Winston. Work was done b. ...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019   /   by Ashley Lay

NC Day Trips: Hanging Rock State Park

What a great time to be outdoors!
Cooler weather is rolling in and nature is showing the first signs of fall, so be sure to make time to get outdoors and active on the weekends! Here’s one of our favorite day trips, perfect for a fall Saturday getaway!
Hanging Rock State Park is located in Danbury, NC, about an hour from Winston-Salem on the outskirts of King. 
The park features a large lake for swimming or canoeing, beautiful waterfalls, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. Pack a picnic lunch or bring your camping gear and make it an overnight trip. And be sure to make it to the top of Hanging Rock itself.  The view is SPECTACULAR!
With the heat of summer fading away, get out and get active!  There’s so much to do around Winston!
Love Winston-Salem living?  Click here to view homes listed in the area!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017   /   by Will Kilby

One-Level Living in North Davidson

Enjoy one-level living in this timeless brick home in affordable North Davidson!
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Step onto the rocking chair front porch and through the door of this beautiful home. 

Complete with a spacious kitchen and 3 beds and 2 baths, and a finished bonus area in the basement?, one level has all the necessities, with a finished bonus room in the basement perfect for the kids or grandkids!


Enjoy a cool fall evening on the back deck overlooking a spacious yard complete with large trees, or relax by the gorgeous fireplace on both levels!
If storage is a necessity, the cute storage building situated under a tree has you covered!

A workshop space is also included in the basement/garage area, with walls lined with built-in shelves, cabinets, and even a sink. Take on a new project!

This new listing has everything you need and more. Contact us today!
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017   /   by Will Kilby

Build Your Dream Home on a lot in Carolina Pines!

Carolina Pines is a highly sought after, upscale subdivision in a quiet area of Lexington, with a vacant lot up for sale!


?This lot, located on Gleneagle Lane and over half an acre, is the perfect place to build your dream home!


Enjoy being surrounded by nature and serenity in Carolina Pines!




Customized your home EXACTLY how you want it and build your dreams!




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