Hendersonville, NC Real Estate News

By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Hendersonville NC Weekend Events for September 11-12, 2010 For all of you who love a fair, the WNC State Fair is going on this very minute. It is being held at the Agricultural Center in Asheville, across from the Asheville Airport in Fletcher, on Highway 280. The fair will run from September 10-19, 2010. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children and Seniors. Kids under 5 are free! Parking is also free.  Their hours are Friday and Saturday from 9am until midnight. Sunday 9am until 11pm. Monday through Thursday from 3pm until 11pm.  You will find competitions, music, rides, farming and gardening displays and a lot of food.        This week there are 42 Open Houses listed in the Hendersonville Times News for you to investigate. Map out your route and have a great day for checking out ...
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
Hendersonville and Western NC Regional MLS August Market Report These numbers are provided by the 4 County Western NC Regional MLS system and representresidential home sales in Buncombe (Asheville Area), Haywood, Henderson (Hendersonville Area) and Transylvania (Brevard Area)  counties.  Land/lots are not included in these figures.  If you would find other stats helpful, such as by these individual counties that Robin services, let us know.    2009 July ResidentialStatistics       2010 July ResidentialStatistics (Adjusted 09/09/10)                   Single-Family Homes Sold   494   Single-Family Homes Sold   372 Average Days on Market   146   Average Days on Market   156 Average Selling Price   $240,033   Average Selling Price   $228,425 Month End Inventory   9,320   Month End Inventor...
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
Fall is by far my favorite time of the year.  It’s not to hot - not to cold and the leaves on the trees transform into beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange.  The second week in October is usually when the leaves are at their peak.  Until then I wake up and peak outside my window like a child looks for their Christmas present.  I'm never disappointed by what I see.   Happy fall everyone!        
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
The Apple Festival is a wonderful family friendly event.  I look forward to it every year.  This year my daughter Isobella danced on the big stage with other talented dancers under the direction of Mrs. Pat - the owner of Pat's School of Dance. It was her first performance in front of a live audience, so I told her to smile and most of all have fun! The dancers wowed us with their dance routine but Isobella surprised us all when she danced so hard her shoe came completely off near the end of the performance!  She cried a little since she didn't get to show us her "big finish".  I hugged her and told her daddy and I were so proud of her.  We spent the rest of the day taking pictures of Bella riding the kid friendly rides, shopping at Dancing Bear Toy Store and eating ice cream at Marble ...
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
Have You Ever Felt Like A SLOB?!  Buy a carpet cleaner and it will bring you to your knees! Since we have 2 dog kids I decided that instead of calling the carpet cleaning folks again we'd invest in a carpet cleaner and do it ourselves when we felt it needed it. Soooo, Marvin goes off to Walmart and comes home with our new Bissell Carpet Cleaner.  Extracts it from the confines of the box and assembles it.  And we're ready -- so we think.  Not really reading the instruction booklet we/HE started.  First thing is attachment hose is flopping all over while hubby is pushing the machine back and forth over the carpet -- without pushing the "magic" button that releases the cleaning agent!  After some screaming back and forth like the Hatfield's and the McCoy's (I'm sure the neighbors loved it...
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
64th Annual NC Apple Festival 2010 Here are some images from a day at the 64th Annual NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC I was excited to see so many people in Historic Downtown Hendersonville for this fun event. It was wall to wall people and there was merchandise and food and crafts and music everywhere I looked. And the weather was so cooperative, giving us a sunny and moderate day for being outside.  It looks like tomorrow will be more of the same. I hope that if you are in the area and have not been, you will join the local merchants and vendors for this great event. There really is something for everyone! Who was having more fun on this ride?
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Hendersonville NC Weekend Events for September 3-6, 2010 In case you haven't heard, this is the weekend of the NC Apple Festival. This is an event that occurs every year on Labor Day Weekend in Hendersonville NC, and it is in it's 64th year of celebrating the Apple Growers here in North Carolina and Henderson County. There will be Arts and Crafts, food galore, Music and more. This is one of Henderson County's biggest events.  Read all about the events and line up for this year's Apple Festival.    This week there are 33 Open Houses for you to see. There are some really nice homes on the list this weekend, so I hope that you enjoy them. Happy House Hunting!
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By Rich Cooke, Western North Carolina Real Estate
(Beverly-Hanks & Associates)
The 2010 North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville takes place this Labor Day weekend, September 3rd through September 6th.  For more than 60 years, the Apple Festival has been considered the premier family event in Western North Carolina.  The schedule of events includes: Friday, September 3Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - First Baptist Church (4th Ave and Washington St), 7am to 10am.  Cost $6/person.Festival Opening Ceremony- Historic Hendersonville Courthouse (Main St & First Ave), 10am.Apple Recipe Contest - First Citizens Bank Plaza (Main St & 6th Ave), 8:30am to 1pm.Apple Orchard Tour - County Extension Office in Jackson Park, 9am to 12:30pm.  Downtown Hendersonville Sidewalk Sales - 9am-5pm.NC Apple Festival Street Fair- On 6th Ave to Caswell St, 10am-8pm.WNC Air Museum Open Hou...
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
A Good Looking Visitor Stopped By Today in Hendersonville NC:  I just wanted to share one of Mother Nature's beautiful creatures.  Mr. Willie (canine kid) and I were just returning from an outside trip when this butterfly came gracefully flitting about.  Than it decided to take a break and rested on the side of our utility building.  I told my hubby I was going for the camera and he said why, did I think this creature was going to wait for me?  Well it did and here it is in all its beauty. Sue of Robin and Sue 
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Don't miss Hendersonville NC's 64th Apple Festival Labor Day weekend 2010 It is that time of the year again. Labor Day in Hendersonville NC is always the Big Apple Festival Event. Did you know that North Carolina is ranked #7 in Apple Production? And that Henderson County produces 65% of all Apples grown in the state? That is a pretty good record.  The Apple Festival is in it's 64th year and that means they have it down to a science. This is one of the biggest events of the year and you will find everything related to apples, including some of the best home cooked food, of course with apples in it. There will be music and crafts and events going on all over the downtown area. Stores will be open so that everyone can see what a great collection of fine stores we have.  Start off this fes...
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
I am so thrilled to share with you this fantastic contemporary home located in desirable Haywood Knolls community.  This home offers 2 master bedrooms, new flooring, completely remodeled kitchen, new stainless steel appliances and is move in ready!  All for $225,000!  It was so much fun getting this home ready for you to see.  Should you have any questions, call Mary 828-489-9354 Direct         Haywood Knolls! Overview Maps Photos $225,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1790 sqftLot: 0.63 acre(s) Location 326 COLONY LANEHendersonville, NC 28791USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Mary Gann Sitton Gann Realty(888) 844-1231mary@gannrealty.comhttp://www.gannrealty.com Listed by: mary@...
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By Jayne Williamson, REALTOR, Broker, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners, Hendersonville, NC)
Last Saturday, as part of the VISION Henderson County Class of 2010-11, we visited the Hendersonville Train Depot just off of Historic Seventh Avenue.  It was my first time there and I was very impressed with the details that the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club have used on their different train setups.  The Depot is open every Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm and admission is free, but donations are accepted.  Over 100 years old, the Depot was leased to the City of Hendersonville by Norfolk-Southern There is a special section for children that features "Thomas-the-Train" and other trains that is located in the back room only about three feet off the ground. Members of the Railroad Club are on hand to answer questions from visitors and are repairing trains and tracks as well as working o...
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Hendersonville NC Events for the Weekend of August 27-29, 2010 The weather has really cooled off here in the mountains of Western North Carolina and Hendersonville, and we are experiencing the weather we are all more used to the last two weeks. It is a great time to be visiting. School is back in session and the town has returned to a slow pace and so it is easy to stroll downtown and enjoy the shops and great food we have. 'Tis the season for the best local fruit, readily available at so many local markets. The South Carolina Peaches are here, and in my humble opinion they are the best! (Sorry Georgia, your are good too) The blueberries are ready for picking and the apples are as well. I am seeing crab apples everywhere around town. So jump in and support your favorite local farmers.  ...
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
Guess Who Came To Dinner Last Night in Hendersonville NC!  Hubby was looking out the window and hollared to put some corn out -- the ducks were coming!  Walking down our paved street was Mama in front with her boisterous, quacking girls following -- all six of them!  They were heading for the woods on the side of our house where we'd been feeding ducks all summer long.  One time we had nine at one setting. Well this family came sauntering into where the corn should be and waited for me to get it on the table for them.  A few are out of camera range where I had another place setting. Unfortunately my trusty Kodak with the zoom lens was on the charger and I don't have a telephoto lens (yet) for my new Nikon and I made a of mess of the pic. Sue of Robin and Sue
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
  The Inn On Church Street Hendersonville, NC -- Who Did It!! We had reservations at the Inn On Church Street in downtown Hendersonville NC on Saturday evening.  Actually we arrived early at 4:45 before most of the other guests for "the do". The Inn has been a Hendersonville fixture since 1921 and has specialized in Southern hospitality when in operating condition since then. During the depression the Inn was sold for $25 on the courthouse steps!  In 2000 this historic property escaped being demolished and was renovated and lovingly restored back to total respectability with a wonderful reputation for all who had the pleasure to experience spending some time at the Inn. We were there for a mystery dinner affair.  A crime would be commited while we were all gathered in the lobby celebra...
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
I’ve never had this kind of response when I am asked what I do for a living - until today.  I’m at a local store with my husband Ken and our 5 yr old Isobella.    Bella would love to have a big girl bicycle so we went to the bike department where she had to try every girlie bike in the store.  We were there for a while… A very nice man approached us and asked where he could find tube replacements for his bike.  We politely pointed where it was located which led to more questions.  When realized we didn’t work for the store he asked…. Well, what do you do for a living? “I’m a REALTOR®” I replied.  His reply, “Well bless your heart!”    Now I’d love to tell you that I had the quick whit to respond with something like “this is a great buyers market!” or “are you thinking of buying or selli...
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
Hi friends, I wanted to share with you that A Day in the Country is now hiring.  Located at 130 Sugarloaf Road in Hendersonville North Carolina, A Day in the Country offers a paradise of unique gifts and is just one of my favorite places to shop.  So if your looking for employment please call the number on the photo and make an appointment to see the manager.  Good Luck! A Day in the Country website:  http://www.aditc.com/#htmlpages/visitourstore.html        
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Hendersonville NC Weekend Events for August 20th-22nd, 2010 This is the weekend I wait for all year! It is time for the Tenth Annual Southeast Energy Expo, and will be held on August 20-22, 2010 at the Asheville Ag Center on Highway 280 across from the airport.  This is an amazing event with hundreds of exhibitors, real life examples of products and how they work to save you money and be kinder to the environment. You can see a full list of the kinds of businesses that will be there. All three days there will be workshops going on, and you can learn a lot of things that you can do now to save money, as well as a look at the bigger picture. Take a look at the full schedule of classes for all three days. This is a large event with well over 5000 people attending every year. It is a great ...
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By Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Western North Carolina
(Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -)
I am so pleased to share with you 540 North Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville North Carolina is now leased.  This commercial space will be home to “ A piece of the pie” which will open late September.   It is such an honor to know that this commercial space is occupied.  A piece of the pie will benefit from the two large display windows, new carpet, paint, high visibility and affordable lease agreement.  Congratulations A piece of the pie, I can’t wait to be a customer.      
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
This week has finally cooled off with several days of RAIN!!! I am really enjoying the cooler weather her these last few days. With endless, record breaking heat waves, it had become quite miserable. I am not big on AC so have never had it. I shocked myself last week when I said I may have to invest in a system after all. But now we are back to the real WNC weather pattern of cool and dry, even with rain. Our weather here is USUALLY very dry and very moderate. Summers hover in a comfortable level, and winters are mild (compared to where I moved from in Iowa anyway!) and so I feel I am in the perfect world. SO I hope this is the back to norm finally, for us. Even on dark and cloudy days, we still have gorgeous views and I am always happy to be here.
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