HAPPY Spring to my Clemmons community and everyone. I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and taking some time to get out and have some fun. Take a break, relax and enjoy the April 2018 edition of the Newsom Home Post. This month, the front page story reminds us that it's time to "think spring" and get going on that spring cleaning. We offer you some helpful tips. Look to page 8 for a yummy recipe for pork medallions on apple compote with black pepper cider sauce. WOW! Also, read an article by David Kasper of Kasper and Payne Associates on springing into action and calling a lawyer if you're in the market to buy or sell a home. Are you without a laundry room? Read how to convert a closet into a laundry room. As always, we thoroughly enjoy putting this newspaper together for our you! We appreciate your interest and ENJOY!
If you ask anyone who is thinking about selling their home when they expect to have it on the market, they will inevitably say “in the spring”. Everyone waits until spring to sell their homes.
Spring brings to mind warmer weather, sunshine, flowers and fresh air. The windows can be opened and the cobwebs can be cleared out. In addition to spring cleaning, this seems to be the ideal time to bring in painters and landscapers to spruce up the outside of the house. Yes, spring is a great time to fix up the house and get it ready to sell.
It also makes a lot of sense to sell your house in the spring because of the school year. If you list the house in the spring and it takes three months to sell, plus an “in contract” period of about a month, theoretically you’ll be able to move your kids into their new school district just in time for the first day of school.
Unfortunately, most people wait too long to start this process. If they begin cleaning out the basement and throwing out 25 years of possessions in April, it could be June before they have it all done and have the “For Sale” sign in the front yard. They may have missed a big portion of the spring market.
Last year, we had many clients who intended to put their homes on the market in the spring, but couldn’t seem to get everything done quickly enough to get it in the Multiple Listing Service until May or June. It turned out that there were an unusually large number of buyers in March and April and a low inventory of properties to show them. By the time many of these clients were ready to sell, many of these buyers were gone and it became more difficult to sell their homes.
The message is this: The spring market is now. Begin your cleaning today and take next week end to clear closets and discard clutter. Call the painter and the handyman and get them scheduled before they get really busy. Call us and we will offer suggestions on preparing your home for sale. We will also put together a comparative market analysis to give you an idea of pricing. In a few weeks, you will
be ready to act quickly and take advantage of what we hope will be the best spring market yet!
by Delana Newsom
The new year is an excellent time to create fresh expectations for yourself. But sometimes setting a resolution and sticking to it is easier said than done. According to the New York Times, the best way to create resolutions you'll keep is to create achievable, measurable, goals that you can follow step by step. That means instead of resolving to sell your house in 2018, you'll set multiple smaller goals and incorporate them into a timeline.
Another struggle in creating new goals can be picking them out among the multiple possibilities. To get you started, here are five broad resolutions that you can personalize for yourself and your lifestyle in 2018.
1. DO ONE THING EACH DAY THAT SCARES YOU
One of the biggest challenges that can keep us from achieving our goals is a fear of failure. But what if you discover that what scares you isn't so scary after all? To achieve this goal, you don't have to do anything major - just choose a small, nerve-wracking hurdle that you can overcome each day.
2. TALK TO SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW EACH WEEK
It's easy to get into the same old routines of speaking to the same people at work, at the gym and around town. But what would happen if you struck up a conversation with someone you didn't know? Having a pleasant chat with a stranger can brighten their day - and yours.
3. INCORPORATE SOME EXERCISE INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE
This is a common resolution, but people often fail at it because they make grandiose exercise goals to which they simply cannot commit. Instead, doctors suggest that even some added physical exertion - like taking the stairs, walking around the block or chopping wood - can get you on the road to better health.
4. EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Another way to improve your health is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Most people don't get enough of the vitamins and minerals from these healthful food options, so make this year the time to commit to incorporating more of these in your snacks and meals. Specifically, try to add more nights of cooking at home to your routine. For instance, cancel a typical night of takeout, and replace it with a dinner filled with healthy greens.
5. EMBRACE BOREDOM
With so many distractions, like television and smartphones, most of us don't give our brains much downtime. But it turns out that boredom can give us some of our best ideas; this kind of mindless downtime can help your brain connect ideas and create solutions. So, schedule some time in your busy schedule to do nothing - not even scrolling through your phone.
HAPPY February to my Clemmons community and everyone. I hope you are faring the winter well and taking some time to get out and have some fun. Take a break, relax and enjoy the February 2018 edition of the Newsom Home Post. This month, the front page story reminds us that it's not too early to "think spring". Look to page 8 for an easy and yummy recipe for whole wheat bread with dark chocolate and cherries, a great treat while reading your Newsom Home Post. Also, read about the pros and cons of investing with friends or family when retired. Are you happy with your current bathroom? Read about how to make it more sellable and enjoyable at the same time. As always, we thoroughly enjoy putting this newspaper together for our you! We appreciate your interest and ENJOY!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to my Clemmons community and everyone. I hope the season is filled with warmth, friends, family and the making of some new wonderful memories! Take a breather from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy the December edition of the Newsom Home Post. This month, the front page story fills you in on the Tanglewood Festival of Lights, a truly beautiful event in our area. Look to page 8 for an easy and yummy recipe for Christmas Kringle, a great way to start your Christmas morning. Also, read about the latest in smart appliances for your home. Do you want to be unique in your holiday gift giving? Read about unique decor gift tips. As always, we thoroughly enjoy putting this newspaper together for our you! We appreciate your interest and ENJOY!
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Preston Lane
Ebenezer Scrooge’s last chance is one night and three spirits. It’s a life-changing ride through past, present and future as he learns what it means to be human. Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design and spine-tingling special effects. Returning for the 5th year to The Hanesbrands Theatre, A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yuletide cheer, gracious redemption and heart-warming hope for the whole family.
Visit http://triadstage.org for times and ticket info.
Noon year’s eve
Date: 12/30 • Time: 10:00a - 1:00p • All Ages Welcome
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Join Us For Rocking Noon Year’s Eve! Live Music by Nathan Ryan Band • Dance Zone with The Dance Project, Inc. • Face Painting • Photo Booth • Karaoke • Rocking Hair & Tattoos • Apple Juice Toast. The Museum will be open until 5:00 p.m. Price: GCM Members: Free| Nonmembers: $10 Fee for this event is admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum. All Rocking Noon Year’s Eve activities are included for all museum guests that day.
Info: 336.574.2898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover holiday cheer at Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons! Ringing in their 26th anniversary, this beloved local tradition transforms Tanglewood Park’s beautiful greenery into a glittering winter wonderland, filled with LED lights and animated scenes. Featuring 100 festive displays, visitors are invited to drive their vehicles through this magnificent, 5-mile long route and watch with glee as over a million lights twinkle above them.
Attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year, the popularity of the Festival of Lights continues to grow. Since it first opened in 1992, this event has earned an outstanding reputation as North Carolina’s biggest and brightest light show. With new displays added every year, Tanglewood’s wintertime festival keeps the magic alive by providing family-friendly attractions, special events, and a charming gift shop.
Holiday Fun and Special Events for Everyone
Beyond its dazzling light show, the Tanglewood Festival of Lights also offers wintertime attractions and holiday-themed events for all ages. Midway through the route, visitors can drive up to Gift Village, the festival’s beloved gift shop. Housed inside a restored red barn, guests can discover crafts, gifts, and other goods made by some of North Carolina’s most talented artisans. Also located at Gift Village is S’moresville, where you can roast marshmallows to create delicious s’mores treats. Other popular on-site activities include:
• Carriage and Hay Rides: Visitors are invited to enjoy a three-person sleigh ride in a traditional carriage or climb aboard a hayride with their group of up to 25 guests. Reserve in advance to enjoy these delightful alternative ways to experience Tanglewood’s light show.
• Running of the Lights: Start 2018 with a bang by competing in a New Year’s Eve race around Tanglewood Park! Scheduled just before midnight on December 31st, cont estants can run either a 1.75-mile or 5K track through the lights. To register online, visit runningofthelights.com.
• Meet and Greet with Santa: Bring your little ones to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus every evening starting at 6 p.m. After taking a photo together, kids can head over to the Gift Village and write their Christmas wishlists for Old Saint Nick!
Located at 4061 Clemmons Road, Tanglewood Park’s Festival of Lights begins on Friday, November 17th and runs until Monday, January 1st. Opening hours are between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., except on New Year’s Eve when the show closes at 10 p.m. Tickets fees can be paid in cash and with Visa or MasterCard. Daily admission rates are $15 for families (cars, vans, and trucks), $35 for commercial groups (vans, limos, minibusses), and $100 for large groups arriving in a bus or motor coach.
Please visit www.forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/fol for additional information, or call 1-336-703-6400 to speak to a member of the Tanglewood staff.