Buying A House

Black Mountain Retreat Complete with Waterfall

Greybeard Realty’s new listing, 57 Gold Anchor Lane in Black Mountain, began life as a secluded fishing cabin, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. While its audience hasn’t changed, this lovely home has been transformed from cabin into a contemporary private getaway.

Originally built in 1940, this renovated mountain retreat has a lovely stone-constructed, wood-burning fireplace as well as a gas-fired propane stove. The third bedroom is a bunkroom to accommodate the children or guest overflow. From the large covered deck, homeowners can enjoy the rushing waterfall in the creek or oversee the fire pit. And the low-maintenance landscaping means that time can be spent enjoying the outdoors and not manicuring it.

This three-bedroom, two-bath home has just come on the market, and we don’t anticipate it will stay there for long. For more information about this home or any of Greybeard’s residential listings, please contact Greybeard. If idyllic mountain solitude is your goal, you may have just found your dream home.

Enjoy GreyBeard Realty Buyers Video

If you are thinking of buying a home in western NC, Greybeard Realty encourages you to learn about the buying process before you start. Our office, located in Black Mountain, has Realtors who are local and very knowledgeable about the area. And we love where we live. It's why we are so invested in our work.

If you haven't already, please take a look at Greybeard's Buyers video:

And to get an idea of what's involved when you become a buyer in general, check out Greybeard's Buyers ABCs. On that page, you will find some simple steps that can make the buying process a little easier.

Greybeard Realty has great listings throughout western NC of available homes. And our Realtors are ready to help you with that process. Whether it's a luxury log home, a home in historic western Asheville, or a western NC vacation home, Greybeard can assist you when you're ready to buy. We hope you will take a moment to look through our website and then contact Greybeard. We would love to welcome you into our great neighborhood.

Front Porch Views of Black Mountain

It’s well known that Black Mountain is viewed as the “Front Porch of Western NC.” With its majestic mountain views, the town serves as the gateway to western NC amenities including hikes, arts and crafts, and historic sites including The Biltmore house.  And living in this idyllic small town gives you access to a welcoming community that treasures its arts, its culture, and its music.

Black Mountain Porch ViewsPerhaps lesser known is the tremendous growth in front porches in homes across America in the last 20-25 years. According to a recent Parade magazine article, in 2013 63% of single family homes in America had front porches. This figure is up from 42% in 1993. For many people, front porches serve as a window to the world, a place to sip a drink and enjoy the view or watch the world stroll by.

And truly what could be better than enjoying a NC mountain front porch.  Greybeard Realty has numerous Black Mountain homes listed, many with porches just waiting for rocking chairs. To get started on buying your own home, check out Greybeard Realty’s real estate buyers’ tips. Then take a look at our NC real estate market information. Get started now, and you can be watching the world from a Black Mountain front porch in no time.

Head Out to A Montreat Parade of Homes

Fourth of July is the time for fireworks and parades, so in keeping with that tradition, Greybeard Realty has scheduled a Montreat Parade of Homes. This open house of homes for sale, on Sunday June 30th from 2-4 pm, provides interested buyers with a chance to see 11 specially selected homes all on the same day.

Lake Susan is Central to Montreat

Lake Susan is a Montreat Focal Point

To find out what makes Montreat so special, visit our recent blog on Montreat that captures the essence this small, historic community.  For people who've grown up visiting Montreat on a regular basis, there's no other place that offers the same sense of community and sense of belonging as Montreat. And the homes listed for the open house provide buyers with a wide selection to choose from. In fact, this open house tour will take you from Mississippi to Virginia to Texas, road and avenues, that is.

To begin the open house tour, you can stop by at any of the houses or come by the Greybeard Realty office located at 204 East State St. in Black Mountain to get a copy of our flier and head out to the tour. Each home will have someone available to answer questions and direct you to the next home that best suits what you're looking for. Greybeard Realty hopes you'll take advantage of this special parade and come see what homes for sale in Montreat we offer. Come join enjoy our Parade of Homes.

Simple Steps for Real Estate Buyers in Asheville and Elsewhere

Real estate buyers in Asheville can benefit from a few simple steps to ensure that when they find the house of their dreams, it won't become a nightmare. For every handful of happily-ever-after buyer stories, there is one house-that-got-away tale.  To be sure a buyer is prepared for house hunting, Greybeard Realty has assembled The ABCs for Buyers, six simple steps to get ready for a home purchase.

Home Buyers: Simple Steps

Simple steps to assist buyers.

In short, buyers should know what they need and what they can afford.  Very often, house hunters set off without taking into account they need a first floor bedroom or can only afford a fixer-upper home. Doing a brief assessment of needs and assets can shorten the list of homes a prospective buyer needs to check out.

Also, home buyers in western NC should do their homework about where they want to live. Are they heart set on city life in a home in Asheville or do they crave a peaceful mountainside home in Montreat? Regardless of the home's location, buyers can benefit from having a Realtor they know and trust to show them the various options.

For more information about how to prepare to buy a home, check out our buyers' notes.  To meet Greybeard's Realtors and get more information about the Asheville real estate market, please contact Greybeard Realty.