Marshall, NC Real Estate News

By The Matt & Molly Team, Moving The Mountains
(The Matt & Molly Team)
Amazing home with farm and mountain views. Two drives and only 3 steps up to the main level! This home boasts beautiful floors, wrap around deck and tons of storage. Unfinished basement is heated AND cooled! Enjoy a fire pit in the side yard or relax on the covered deck. Either way, this home is a winner! Full Details http://www.mattandmollysellasheville.com/listing/mlsid/553/propertyid/546199/syndicated/1/cgltguid/B33A6744-C00C-4269-B272-BCE4DB8004E4/?ts=crg Click on photo to see more photos! Listing Courtesy of Matt Tavener, Keller Williams Professionals
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate JournalBIG Acreages and Farmland - A "Safe" Investment? As a large acreage real estate brokers here in the Asheville , NC area, we are keen observers of the Land Market across the USA.  Recently we had a discussion about Lots and Land . We hypothesized that Land Buyers (in this case large acreages) might find attractive the idea of special lending program(s)...possibly in concert with conservation organizations... possibly as sustainable agriculture grants ... Possibly a lease to buy program with a Farm Stewardship organization... .  Taking that discussion one step further-  in terms of a "safe" investment-  how does the  large acreage and/or farmland real estate market look as compared to Lots in developments (where in a number of cases once very expensive lots ha...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Area Real Estate JournalBear River Lodge, Asheville Area Picnics and Day Trips Series  Come along as we journey to various developments in the Asheville area. Today we are heading out to Bear River Lodge outside of Marshall, NC. This development is bordered by the gorgeous Big Laurel River. (see photo) REPORT   Area/Community:: Bear River Lodge, Marshall, NC. Minutes from Downtown Asheville and Mission Hospitals:: 52-56 Time of Departure: NOON   Today's Weather: Sunny, Crisp and Clear -50 degrees   Road Conditions:  Excellent   Mileage from Asheville::  33   Drive Time from Asheville:: 52-56 minutes (longer if road conditions are slippery)    Drive Time to Grocery/Drugstore from Home Site:: 20    Pluses: Bordering the Big Laurel River, this development is blessed with some of ...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Pond at the Mountain Pass  You give wing to my heart,as you ripple there,a surprise, apart, between the grassesof Octoberand the hard rocksof this Blue Ridge mountain pass,frosted over.  Sweet creature, you quench a traveler's desireto rest by your sideas you appear, renewtransform the trees to sculpted spiresand luminous light-spheres. Oh mountain pond,forever you shall wander through my mind.as I return to youtime after time,to seek repose in your azure worldthat glowsin mirrored images,exposed. * * (=^:^=) ©jA Narrin, Wind-in-the- Feather -~^~ The Spirit Ridge Collection   October in Asheville, 2010  Photo CREDIT JTNARRIN
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
LAND  and Green-Built Homes in The Mountains- Market Remain StrongReal Estate in Greater Asheville, North Carolina Excellent eco-friendly properties promise appreciationin the Greater Asheville area mountains with predictions of stability during 2010.  Eco-designed developments, green-built homes and excellent acreages are worthy of note in the WNC region. NOTE: •·         "Green" properties are in demand by buyers, and so they have added value for investors.  People living in and relocating to the Greater Asheville area and mountains of Western North Carolina appreciate sustainable eco-oriented properties. They demand green-builthomes and want to live in eco-developments. Expect a strong return on your investment. •·        Cash stream as well as market appreciation is strong with inco...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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I am looking forward to Sundays on the Island In Madison County, North Carolina  coming soon! It's still cold, so the Farmers' Market is indoors (see flyer and note below.) But I can hardly wait to find vocal  streams, rolling pastures, welcoming  "coves" and unending vistas that take your breath away as I head out in Spring, 2010 to the  Madison County farmers market (see photos.)  There's a spirit of community here. Camaraderie. Inclusiveness. A sense of place and a sense of belonging, all exemplified  in the weekly tailgate markets. .It is all about Reconnecting with the Land; Meeting the People. Again... Heaven-on-Earth...For those of us who live and work here, that's how it can feel. Today I'm taking you on a short drive north of Asheville, NC (about 18 minutes) to the tailgate ma...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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Following up on my earlier post, Land For Sale By Owner- Finding the "Right" Acreage, a few more thoughts . . . Over the years I have discovered that "the thing" about finding the "right " acreage is that those seeking LAND tend to be quite particular. I wonder , given this, how the seeker of land is to find such acreage --especially if it is in the Land For Sale By Owner category-- without the help of someone (a local expert and land broker) who really knows that land-  In fact,  I ask myself this question time and again . I receive requests from land lovers who live far away from the Asheville area and our mountains such as the request that follows and have to shake my head and smile.... Here is a  list of "  critical issues for property purchase" fron one such person: . 1. Price - un...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, June, 2009 News and Views from Asheville's Greenolina, Real Estate Eco-Steward  I'm sharing here Parts 1  and 2 of  a letter that one of our eco-friendly conservation land buyers'received from a member of the "Green Team" at our Firm.  The reason why? Simple. Sometimes people are unaware of the research and energy that goes into the practice of real estate. Sometimes this can be distressing to folks like those seen in the photo ..real estate professionals who spend hours and days preparing for a meeting with clients..... So here is a clue on just what goes on prior to a client's arrival here in Asheville, and I suspect elsewhere . LAZY? I don't think so! The letter reads: Dear Mr. and Mrs. (Smith)  Just want to review with you what, in addition to the...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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We were out exploring Asheville horse farm lands with clients last week. This is the fifth tour for us. But each time we get a little closer to finding the "perfect" property. It's not easy when you love horses as much as our clients, do. I keep telling them HORSES LOVE GREEN ASHEVILLE, but they are used to the "flatlands" of FLorida . Possibly they worry that horses will be terrified of the terrain. I took a picture of that "terrain" last week. It doesn't look all THAT scarey to me... and I have corroboration from horse-pals who live here. They nicker and snort and tell me they love the HILLS and horse farms around Asheville. \/ Take a look at this photo. Let me know what you think. investments for wealth of the generous kind.Asheville "GREEN" Real Estate and Relocation: The Eco-Stewar...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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Do you find that people tend to get engrossed in their own "thing"?  It is easy to forget the Carolina Bluesky..and all that  lies beyond including the heartbeat of the community. I just looked at the work Diane Aurit did in her community, and felt comforted to know that the tremble of widespread discomfort is somehow softened because she engages the hopes and dreams of others. This photo reminds me to look inside, gain insight, and then look beyond... to the world outside..Possibly,what affects one of us, affects all of us. ....as we get beyond that solid barrier.... Beyond the Board
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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Asheville- Real Estate Web 2.0 & BUILDING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS 2009    Part 3Professional Interpretation via REALTOR® and Local Expert. In Part 2 of this series I noted that REALTORS®  possibly more so than other professionals, weave a tapestry where a dream can be fulfilled. ...the Dream, and to some extent, the very purpose of life... Real Estate professionals and our clients can exercise our talents within the reasonable boundaries of  this process, get what we want, and not give it away, but share it wisely. REALTORS® offering objective fiduciary counsel are in the very unique position of  being able to bring all parties together in a cooperative effort.... And this is founded not only on providing data and information, but on bringing meaning to it through our  knowledge and expert...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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I could write ten thousand words about how it feels to be out on  the land with my family. I could say that it feels as if the skies are bluer, the cold winds, simply invigorating, the expanses before me even more filled with possibility. But one picture says it all....and much more.... what shall I title this photo?
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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 "Will This Home Meet Our Clients' "Sustainably Built" Expectations?"  Recently JT  and I were exploring the area for our "green" clients hoping to unearth a few "hidden gems"...As we scouted the Asheville area, JT "happened"  to bump into  and start up a conversation with a young couple . it seems they had just completed construction of a "sustainably built' home, their second such project.  As it turned out, they  even were considering selling this home. Talk about LUCK!  Will this home meet our clients' Sustainably Built expectations? Take a look at the details below and let us know what you think...  House area: 1,344 square feet       Decks and porch: 586 square feet  Foundation:   8" CMU foundation wall on reinforced concrete footing,  Bituminous damp proofing applied, face of CM...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
We are Double (maybe triple)  Lucky to be "GREEN" Buyers' Brokers here in Asheville, NC.  I say this for two (or three) reasons. First-we are lucky because not only are we located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but, to our great advantage, Second-our eco-friendly clients recognize this. Third- (and we are VERY lucky in this regard) it seems that our clients already appreciate how much green features and environmental solutions benefit them. Most of the folks we get to work with place a very high value their environment (both personal and in general) and on wellness. The benefits, such as the dollar savings, energy savings, comfort, and/or health-related benefits of green features are NOT lost on them! Of course we still talk about the fact that green features typicall...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
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We were out looking at land for a client today. The family plans to build three homes on the property they select. The homes will be placed in a portion of the land. The majority of the land will be conserved. We have been lucky over the past years to be a part of such conservation real estate stories.  (photo taken on 35+ AC parcel near Asheville, NC. January 1, 2009) I got to wondering today just how much LAND we have brokered. I am going to back into my records and will let you know. But my guestimate is around 5,000++ acres. This acreage is to be thoughtfully developed. Smart, eco-friendly, "eco-communities"and family compounds will evolve on that  land. Some of the land will be turned to sustainable farming. There are horese farms planned , as well. There are many success stories o...
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By John Narrin
(ECO-Steward Realty)
Have you ever heard the saying "the universe is conspiring against me"? Well, don't believe it. The universe is conspiring in your favour, if you can recognize it. This has generally been my experience. I suppose sometimes things may seem on the surface to be unfavorable, however, even the seemingly bad events many times probably occur for ones benefit (there are exceptions, as with any other general statement). The story I will give as an example here is not one of those "bad" experiences but rather a good one. About a month ago, I started working with a new client, James. Now James has a special situation that is paramount: members of his family have particularly extreme mold sensitivities and chemical sensitivities to boot. Luckily for James and his family, Asheville is a pretty "hip...
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