House Anatomy Event

It may be early February- but Spring hit Parkwood towards the end of January (which means that the phones are ringing off the hook- Hooray!!). We are always grateful for the opportunity to help buyers and sellers navigate their due diligence process.

I regret that we haven’t been able to share with you some of the photos from our House Anatomy 101 Realtor event until now. We had a tremendous turnout of over 40 agents wanting to better serve their clients by gaining in-depth knowledge of house components and systems. Due to the complexity of a house, it’s structure, systems, and components, this event focused primarily on the electrical system. Feedback showed agents preferred this to a broader overview so that they could actually retain some of what they learned. Many plan to attend future seminars highlighting other topics and we look forward to continuing to assist agents in this way.

Knowledge is a wonderful thing. The consumer is always better served when everyone involved in a real estate transaction works together to stay more informed. Many thanks again to Taz Ameen with Providence Realty for allowing us to showcase his listing for our seminar.

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Ask the Home Inspector: Polybutylene Pipes

Can a home inspector predict the useful life of PB pipes in a home?

Unfortunately, inspectors cannot. Poly pipes may “look” fine, but most of the problems associated with poly systems are not visible. Inspectors can look for water leaking right now, we can look for evidence of repairs, and we can look for certain installation no-no’s (only where pipes are exposed), such as kinks in the piping. This helps a little, but many things contribute to a poly leak, most of which an inspector cannot see. When buying a house with PB piping, purchasers must be aware of the potential for leaks and damage and be comfortable moving forward with the purchase of the home, despite the risks.

 

 

2017 Operation Inasmuch Service Project

This year was a huge success. We helped a homeowner with limited mobility install railings for his front porch, repaired his shower and installed a new shower surround, landscaped to reroute water away from the foundation of his home, and stained a deck.

It was a long day, but as always a rewarding experience for an appreciative homeowner. Looking forward to next year!

 

 

3rd Annual Operation Inasmuch

We love our community and giving back. That is why we are participating in our 3rd Operation Inasmuch on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

Evidence shows that when neighborhoods are full of rental properties, neighborhoods decline. In local areas where this trend is occurring, several service organizations are stepping up to encourage retention of owner occupied residences and assist owners with repairs to get their homes back on track.  Home ownership comes with expenses that can sometimes set an owner on a downward spiral financially.  Homes can become an eyesore in perpetual disrepair. When this happens, neighborhood pride goes down. By stepping up to relieve some of the burden, we create a positive impact and pride returns to the community.

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We have a great group ready to help make a positive impact for these homeowners, but as always, you are welcome to come out and lend a helping hand. If you are free and would like to help- please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you about where to go on the 21st. Thank you for considering joining us for this rewarding day of community service.

2017 Tour de Emerywood

Please join us for the 2nd annual Tour De Emerywood presented by the Young Professionals Network and the High Point Regional Association of REALTORS.  We are a proud sponsor for the second year in a row. Proceeds from this event will go to the HPRAR Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to helping REALTORS, their families, and the community in times of tragedy. A portion of the proceeds also go to Kisses for Kate, an organization that provides assistance, in many forms, to families with children battling cancer. This run also gives the community a look into one of the most popular neighborhoods in High Point. So come out and run with the your home inspectors!
  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • Location: High Point, NC
  • Race Start Time: 9:00am
  • Race Distance: 5K, 1 mile
  • Registration Closes: Friday, September 29 at 9:00 am
  • Race Cap: 300
We look forward to seeing you running! Register here  or check out the event page here.

Introducing Howard

Howard holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from NC State University. He joined Parkwood in April of 2017 and will be an integral part of our expansion into the Raleigh real estate market. Prior to joining Parkwood, Howard worked for HOPE Home Inspections in the Apex area. Howard is a thorough and knowledgeable inspector. He is a fantastic addition to the team.