If you have out-of-town guests this summer, you may want to take them to some of Greensboro’s historic sites. One unique stop on your tour should be Blandwood Mansion. It is steeped in history and is very convenient located in the heart of Greensboro.
Blandwood Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1795, which is before Greensboro was even founded. Blandwood Mansion is named after Charles Bland, its first owner. It was subsequently owned by John Motley Morehead, North Carolina’s govenor from 1841-1845. In addition to its historical significance, the landmark also has some rare architectural attributes. Also, often you will find local archeology students digging in grids across the grounds. They are still trying to uncover all of the mysteries hidden at Blandwood Mansion.
Look for special events throughout the year. One of our favorites is the ghost stories told by professional story teller, Cynthia Moore Brown. She makes a limited appearance around Halloween of every year. Christmas at Blandwood is also very popular, as is the music in the park events.
Consider Blandwood Mansion for your next event. The Carriage House at Blandwood Mansion is available to rent. It is a popular site for weddings and parties. Check out the website for the details.
Very knowledgable tour guides provide tours of the mansion and surrounding grounds throughout the day. The tours are included in the price of admission.
Greensboro, NC Real Estate Home Report:
The following Greensboro, NC housing data was retrieved from the Triad MLS on May 5, 2010 and focuses on Greensboro, NC Single Family Real Estate Home Sales in April 2010.
The numbers for April indicate a real estate market that significantly responded to the Federal tax credit incentives. Homes under contract (pending) in Greensboro have increased by a whopping 107% when compared to 2009 for the month of April. We will watch this number very closely over the next couple of months but needless to say, the real estate market will continue to be strong at least through June 30th, when all of these pending sales are set to close. Check back next month to see how the under contract is impacted by the April 30th tax incentive deadline.
Active Homes for Sale:
The number of Greensboro Single Family homes for sale: 2,794
Median Price: $164,900
Average DOM (Days on Market): 127
Comments: The number of active homes for sale is up 13% compared to April 2009 and is up 2.5% compared to March 2010.
The number Greensboro Single Family Homes listed for sale (new listings) in April 2010: 533
- The month before (March 2010): 620
- Last year (April 2009): 390
Comments: The number of homes newly listed has decreased by 14% compared to March 2010 but has increased by 37% compared to April 2009.
Pending Homes for Sale:
The number of Greensboro Single Family Homes under contract: 408
- Previous Month (March 2010): 274
- Last Year (April 2009): 197
Comments: The number of homes that went under contract in Greensboro, NC has remained a positive statistic. It jumped by 49% when compared to March 2010 and by 107% when compared to April 2009. This is a number we will continue to monitor closely. This figure is critical as it will indicate what is going to happen during the next 30-90 days.
Click here to see a detailed report of pending homes.
The number of Greensboro Single Family Homes sold: 190
Median Sold Price: $150,700
Average Days on Market: 89
- Homes Sold Previous Month (March 2010): 206
- Homes Sold Last Year (April 2009): 178
Comments: The number of homes closing this month decreased by 8% compared to March 2010 but has increased by 7% compared to April 2009. This number should be strong through June 30, the deadline for closing under the Federal tax credits.
Team Leung is the #1 Power Team in the Keller Williams Triad Area for the third year in a row! We can be contacted at 336-508-1111 or www.GreensboroAreaHomes.com. Team Leung consists of Andy Leung, Lisa Postlmayr, Kelly Walters and Heather Dodson.