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Private and Spacious Black Mountain Home

Find spacious comfort in the charming town of Black Mountain in this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, located just one mile from historic downtown and within close proximity to the Black Mountain Golf Course and scenic Lake Tomahawk. In addition to sitting on a private, wooded double lot, 511 10th Street offers plenty of room to spread out in its 3354 square feet of living space. 



The land includes a creek, mature landscaping, two organic garden beds, and plenty of storage both inside the home and out. The second lot even has a separate PIN so that you can easily sell it if you'd like. 

The finished lower level also has an established AirBnB vacation rental history. The main house has an attached double carport for primary resident parking as well as a separate parking area for rental guests to park. 

View the full listing here, and while you're at it, contact GreyBeard Realty to schedule a showing of this beautiful Black Mountain home. To save this listing and/or receive notifications about similar properties, create an account to register with GreyBeard Realty. 

Luxurious Mountain Home in Montreat, NC

This luxurious mountain home, located in historic Montreat, North Carolina, will undoubtedly blow you away. Equipped with 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a stone fireplace, this 5,054 square foot home is a regal presence in the mountains. 

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The architecture of the house plays nicely with the forest that surrounds it. Large windows, along with hardwood flooring and paneling, seem to invite the forest inside rather than shut it out. Outdoor balconies offer both an escape into the fresh air and views of the canopied forest and the mountains. Once inside, the wood and stone interior give the home a warm, rustic feel that mixes well with its modern and luxurious finishings.  

In this secluded yet spacious home, relaxing and entertaining are equally manageable. For the entertainer, the detached garage and extensive level parking allow large numbers of people onto the property with ease. Additionally, the large dining, living, and recreational rooms that exist within the relatively open floor plan provide the perfect environment for hosting guests. Not to mention the kitchen, which boasts a large center island that doubles as a cutting board, and modern stainless steel appliances that would make a chef swoon. 

For the more private host, there exists a separate living suite equipped with 2 beds, 2 baths, a full kitchen, dining area, living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and laundry. Attached to the garage, there is also a private office space that contains a wet bar, Murphy bed, and full bath. 

From exquisite views to luxurious living spaces, this property has it all. View the full listing here. Interested in setting up a tour? Contact GreyBeard Realty to schedule a visit or ask for more information. To take a look at other homes for sale in Montreat, click here. To save this listing and/or receive notifications about similar properties, create an account to register with GreyBeard Realty.

Asheville Market Update | May 2020

Since March 2020, stay at home orders, health and safety concerns, and the events surrounding the novel coronavirus have had an impact on daily life in the United States (and across the globe). It is no surprise that questions about the economy, including the health of the real estate market, have naturally surfaced as well. As North Carolina and other states begin stages of reopening and we enter "the new normal," many are wondering what "the new normal" is for buying and selling real estate.

While the answer to that question will likely vary depending on what part of the country you are living in, the Asheville area market remained relatively stable in the early spring and has even gained momentum and remained strong going into the late spring. The quick answer is: It's still very much a seller's market in Asheville due to the market continuing to tighten with fewer homes coming on the market and buyer demand remaining strong. If you've been considering listing your home or property, this is a good time to make the move. 

In Buncombe County, the number of new listings year to date compared to 2019 has decreased from 1,866 to 1,527, an 18% decrease. New listings in April were down a staggering 39.5% compared to April 2019. This has created a decrease in the supply of inventory -- there is simply not enough inventory to meet the demand of buyers looking to purchase homes and property in the area. This decrease in inventory has impacted key metrics in favor of the seller. List to close days has decreased by 5.6% while days on market have decreased by 16.4% -- going from an average of 61 days on the market to 51 days. Sales to list prices have increased by 0.4%. The tighter market has driven the average sales price up 9.5% year to date. 

Other regional markets are showing similar trends to Buncombe County and Asheville. McDowell County's inventory of homes for sale has decreased even more than Buncombe County from 8.4 months supply in April of 2019 to 4.1 months in 2020, or a decrease of 51%. Burke County decreased from 3.6 to 2.3 months, and the median price is up 13.7%. Yancey County is showing the same trends. Inventories are down 12.2% with months of inventory decreasing from 15.3 in 2019 to 10.5 in 2020. The average sales price in Yancey County is 34.9% higher compared to 2019 for the month of April.

Real estate has remained an "essential business" in North Carolina throughout the stay at home orders, and GreyBeard has remained committed to serving buyer and seller needs, safely. These safety initiatives have included:

  • Utilizing contact-free signature software for documents
  • Offering simple video tours and 3D virtual tours of listings
  • Video conference meetings
  • Following CDC guidelines for physical distancing for in-person showings

As we enter phases of reopening, GreyBeard Realty and our agents remain committed to the health and safety of our clients. We have joined our community to support the "Asheville Cares Pledge" which includes wearing face coverings around customers and clients while showing homes and property in Asheville, frequent hand washing, following CDC standards of cleaning and sanitation at our office locations, and conducting wellness screenings of employees. The health and safety of our clients, employees, and community remains our top priority. 

 As always, please let us know if you have any questions about selling with GreyBeard or would like to connect with a GreyBeard agent. Stay well, and stay safe. 

 

Modern Farmhouse in Private Location

This modern farmhouse is not a property you want to miss out on. With a bright blue door and stellar sunset views, this 4 bed, 3 bath house has been recently renovated and is located in Leicester, North Carolina. The home was upgraded with new stainless steel appliances, new flooring, new roof, HVAC system, water filtration system, exterior and interior doors, new window treatments, and custom woodwork.

But wait! If you've also been looking for a home with shiplap accents - this is it. Shiplap accents have been added throughout the home, from the home to the master bathroom, you'll love the variety of seamless shiplap accents. 

  

This property is meant to be enjoyed. You can hangout in the rec room, watch the sunrise or sunset from the front deck, or warm up by the stone outdoor fire pit. However you choose to relax in this home, it'll be yours for a lifetime! 

  

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    Walking in a Winter Wonderland | Why winter is an ideal time to begin your Asheville land search

    The term "winter wonderland" may conjure up imagery of snow angels, ice skating on frozen ponds and snowball fights.  While our mountain paradise in Western North Carolina certainly sees low digit temperatures and a few seasonal snow flurries with accumulation from time to time, average high temperatures in Asheville actually tend to hover between the high 40s and low 50s. Asheville winters are a great combination for those who like to enjoy the best of mild winter hiking or walking during the daytime and then cozying up around the fireplace as the evening chill sets in. 

    In addition to the completely bearable temperatures, the winter months also have some great benefits when it comes to those who are looking to purchase land in the Asheville area. 

     

    GreyBeard Realtor Ali Whitman shares:

    Many folks may slow their home or land search for a variety of reasons in the colder months, but walking lots with your real estate agent in winter is actually more ideal. With the leaves gone and suppressed undergrowth and briar thickets, winter allows for better visualization of the contours of the lot, walkability, and long-range view potential. 


    In addition to being able to better visualize the contours of the lot, here are a few other benefits to starting your land search in the winter months:

    • Evaluate sound and "background noise" that may not be present when leaves return to the trees
    • Examine how sunlight impacts the land (and your future home) without dense foliage present to block views, and consider things like window placement for sunset views
    • Remote mountain homes often have septic and well systems when city water and sewer do not reach the property. Walking the land in the winter months can assist with establishing plans and placement for these systems.

    At GreyBeard Realty we have mountain lot listings in numerous developments throughout Western North Carolina that we would love to explore with you. To name a few, check out our listings in Catawba Falls Preserve, Gateway Mountain, and Creston. For those who are looking to build on a vacant lot, we encourage you to make an appointment with a GreyBeard agent so you can make the most of the winter months during your land search.

    Five Reasons to Buy a Log Cabin in the Mountains of Asheville

    When imagining your mountain dream home, what first comes to mind? For many, a quintessential mountain log cabin overlooking sweeping mountain views wins the day. These timber fortresses certainly come with a “wow factor,” but the desire to purchase a log cabin also has many practical benefits that may just provoke you to take the next step towards owning your own log cabin.

    1). Log home construction is incredibly sturdy. There is a good reason why so many historic log homes are still standing. The construction is meant to withstand harsh weather and the test of time. The National Association of Home Builders notes that log and timber homes in Europe regularly date back over 800 years. 

    2). It’s a great option as a rental! The picture association you may have of what a mountain home should look like is often shared by others. If you’ve been considering purchasing a log cabin as a vacation home, there is a good likelihood that area visitors will also be excited to see and stay in your log home. Feel free to contact our rental division, Greybeard Rentals, if you’re looking for a property management company to rent out your home in between your visits.

    3). Log cabins not only look great, but they also fit right into the natural landscape of woodlands, mountainsides, or beside a bubbling brook. 

    4). Log homes can provide energy efficiency. A recent National Association of Home Builders study suggests that homes with solid log walls are often up to 15% more energy efficient than standard stick-frame construction. 

    5). Trees are a renewable resource. Some log home builders will build with standing dead timbers (sometimes impacted by insects), or practice reforestation when they do utilize live trees. Even the milling process can reduce construction waste.

    Whether your ideal log cabin is a cozy, rustic cabin buried deep in the woods, sitting on a mountaintop, or within close access to city amenities, our Greybeard agents are all well versed in the mountain cabin search and can help guide you the through the process from log cabin dream to log cabin reality.

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    Rustic Log Cabin With Modern Touches Close to Black Mountain

    With two houses and detached studio space – this one of a kind log cabin on North Fork Right Fork Road in Walkertown Valley is perfect for those looking to be close to nature with lots of space while also being close enough to the amenities of Downtown Black Mountian. Located just outside of downtown Black Mountain with 1.53 acres, this property meets all your needs.

    2342 North Fork Right Fork Rd Black Mountain

    The main house has a variety of contemporary amenities, like skylights and stainless appliances, that will make you think twice about whether you are in a log cabin. From skylights and stainless appliances to central HVAC, you are all set with this modern, yet cozy, wood-paneled property.

    2342 North Fork Right Fork Rd Black Mountain - Main House Exterior2342 North Fork Right Fork Road Black Mountain - Main House Interior

    The second house and studio space offer lots of extra living space. The second house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and open kitchen, dining, and living room floor plan.

    2342 North Fork Right Fork Rd - 2nd House Exterior2342 North Fork Right Fork Rd Black Mountain - Second Home Interior

    The large, detached studio space offers plenty of room for all of your needs and is also ready to go with power and water. 

    2342 North Fork Right Fork RD Black Mountain - Detached Studio Exterior2342 North Fork Right Fork Road Black Mountain - Detached Studio Interior

    Contact GreyBeard Realty for more information about this home. In the meantime, create an account to save this listing and to be notified when similar properties become available. You can also take a look at more Black Mountain homes. If you have a home you’re ready to list, learn more about selling with Greybeard

    Finding Your Tune in Asheville | A Guide to Asheville Music

    These mountains inspire creativity. Asheville is an obvious magnet for outdoor enthusiasts (with good reason), but it is also the regularly selected "studio" for painters, potters, crafters, chefs, brewers, musicians and more.  Asheville's thriving art culture is clearly evidenced by places such as the River Arts District, a section of Asheville that boasts 200 artists in 22 industrial buildings. It should be no surprise that this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain paradise which is home to artists of all types, is also brimming with the music of a variety of genres. 

    Asheville’s rich music history began with Scotch-Irish settlers and evolved into “mountain music,” and was additionally formed by musicians like Jimmie Rodgers, Doc Watson, and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Bluegrass, clogging, and old-time mountain music have been reverberating around these mountains for decades. Much of this music can be witnessed during Asheville’s 50+ year-running annual gathering which is known as the Shindig on the Green, in which residents and visitors, alike gather on the Pack Square green space and watch toe-tapping folk and bluegrass music.  

    Many musical legends have deep roots in our region, including Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, Warren Haynes, The Steep Canyon Rangers, David Holt, Doc Watson. The Father of Electronic Music and creator of the Minimoog Analog Synthesizer, Bob Moog, established his Moog Music Factory in Asheville and has lived in the area for 30 years.

    Bluegrass and folk music tend to run in the veins of the region but it certainly isn’t limited to those genres.

    In terms of venues, The Orange Peel tends to hold the reputation as one of the most popular live music venues in the country, having hosted greats like Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Bob Dylan, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, The Black Keys, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jason Mraz, and many more music legends. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the top five music venues in America in 2008. There are even more incredible and intimate music venues such as The Grey Eagle and The Mothlight and Ambrose West. Mainstream, high capacity events, and concerts in the area tend to congregate at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the US Cellular Center.

    Beyond paid musical performances, there are also free traditions like Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions and the Asheville Friday Night Drum Circle which has been Asheville’s favorite drumming dance party for over 20 years, taking place in Pritchard Park. For more information on live music in Asheville, we recommend checking out ExploreAsheville.com's music calendar. 

    Live in the Heart of Downtown Asheville's Brewery District

    Asheville's South Slope district, which was once home to tired industrial buildings, is now a fully revitalized section of town that boasts over 10 breweries as well as noteworthy eateries like Buxton Hall Barbecue, Bharmari Brewing, and Wicked Weed Brewing's new restaurant, Cultura, which pairs well with the brewery's innovative sour beers. The flourishing district offers the best of Asheville's laid-back mountain feel, with plenty of options for activity and culture. 

    241 Short Coxe Avenue is a 2 bedroom luxury condo with 2 full bathrooms and 2 partial bathrooms, and the perfect home to enjoy all that life in downtown Asheville has to offer -- with a  location right on the corner of the South Slope, walkable to much of downtown. The home is adorned with premium granite, natural gas fireplace, upscale appliances, radiant heated floors in the foyer and both full bathrooms, as well as travertine tiles in both the master and guest bathrooms. Sit on the private fourth-floor patio to enjoy views overlooking Asheville. Parking is never a challenge with condo's private 2-car garage. Easily access the 3 floors of living space with the home's private elevator. Listed at $849,000, this 2017 condo with over 2,000 square feet of living space, may just be the perfect spot to call home, or your next home away from home. Contact a Greybeard realtor for more details.

    Looking for a second home that can be utilized as a short term rental when you're not in town to enjoy Asheville? While vacation rentals are restricted in the majority of downtown Asheville, the future owner of this home will also enjoy the rare privilege of owning a home that is compliant to rent as a short-term vacation rental within the city. Greybeard's rental division will be happy to discuss rental options.

    Custom Mountain Home Close to Downtown Asheville

    Exterior View of Home at 188 Cherokee Rd in Asheville NCIf you are looking for long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while still being close enough to walk to downtown Asheville, you won’t want to miss the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 188 Cherokee Road in Asheville. This custom mountain home is within 2 miles of walking to downtown Asheville and features beautifully landscaped gardens with rock pathways and a custom rock wall. You will never have to worry about your view disappearing since the home is protected by ownership of the strip of land in front of the sloped lot. 

    Listed at just under $1 million at $999,900, this graciously appointed home offers residents privacy and gorgeous views from its 3 decks. 

    Living Room of 188 Cherokee Rd in AshevilleThe main floor is designed with an open floor plan with lots of windows so you never miss the view. Buyers have the choice between two master bedroom suites on the upper or lower levels. Other notable features of the home include granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and an attached two-car garage.

     

    Contact GreyBeard Realty for more information about this home. In the meantime, create an account to save this listing and to be notified when similar properties become available. You can also take a look at more Asheville homes. If you have a home you’re ready to list, learn more about selling with Greybeard