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Greybeard Realty Introduces Matt Lutz as Newest Realtor

Greybeard Realty of Black Mountain, NC, proudly announces the addition of Matt Lutz to its list of Real Estate brokers. Matt brings with him a wealth of local information and a commitment to western NC, as do all of Greybeard’s Realtors.

Realtor Matt Lutz Joins Greybeard RealtyLutz moved to the Swannanoa Valley as a young teen and never has left completely. He attended Owen Middle School and High School and headed to college in Wilmington, NC. After graduation, he worked as a professional actor and singer in LA and on/off Broadway in NY before returning to the Asheville area in 2016.  He states that his time away only deepened his love for western NC, and he just looked for the right time to come back. For Lutz, moving into a real estate career was the next natural progression.

“I love people, home, land, and family so working in real estate is a natural fit for me,” Lutz explains. “Those are all things I care very deeply about. I love to assist families in finding that special home they will want to have and share for generation after generation.”

In addition to being a Realtor, Lutz also serves as the artistic director of the Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. In his spare time, Lutz reports he loves to run, eat good food, laugh, connect with art and artists, and watch Game of Thrones...but not all at the same time.

Lutz joins 23 other Realtors at Greybeard Realty, which was founded in 1998 by Chip Craig. In addition to its original Black Mountain office, located at 204 East State Street, Greybeard Realty has additional offices in Asheville and Old Fort. For more information, please contact Greybeard Realty at 828 669-1072 or on line at greybeardrealty.com.

Black Mountain Home Charms With Its Character

If you’re searching for a Black Mountain home with meticulous details and charm, you have found it at 201 Chapel Rd. Located across from the Black Mountain Golf Course, this five-bedroom, four-bath home has special elements that make it a unique property with ample indoor space and outside living area. Charming Black Mountain Home

With an open-concept floor plan and a first-floor master, this lovely home can work for a lifetime. The master bath has a large walk-in shower and a spa tub. The second-floor master provides extra privacy for guests while the finished basement, complete with a wet bar, offers a dedicated area for entertaining. And it’s all in the details of this home that create the one-of-a-kind feel for the home. From the copper farmhouse sink to the special fireplace mantels to the refurbished doors and brick floors, this home offers its owners a very original living space. And that’s just on the inside. Outside, the large corner lot has extensive landscaping that includes a creek, two small waterfalls, and a koi pond, all illuminated at night with special outdoor lighting.  In addition, there’s a greenhouse for cultivating new plants and storing tools as well as an open fire-pit to kick back and take in the backyard ambience. Constructed in 1978, this home has updates and special features, including stainless steel appliances and stain-glass windows. 

If you’re ready to relocate to Black Mountain, this home needs to be on your list. If you’d like to see what other Black Mountain and Asheville area homes are available, please take a look at Greybeard’s exclusive listings page.  Perhaps you prefer a smaller home or maybe you looking for an Asheville cabin perched on a mountaintop. If you have difficulty finding what you’re looking for, please contact Greybeard Realty directly.

Move Right Into This Western NC Mountain Log Cabin

Summer is rapidly approaching here in western NC, and it’s time to seize the moment and buy your own log cabin getaway! The 2 bedroom, 3 bath home located at 179 Rhododendron Drive in Old Fort provides a cozy mountain hideaway that can be used for yourself and as a rental property. 

The log home itself is situated on a 1.5 acre lot. Adjacent to that lot is an additional 1.6 acre creek-front lot that is suitable to keep for privacy or for constructing another home on the property. Inside the home, relax by the floor to ceiling stone fireplace or retreat to the loft to read the latest mystery book. Outside, breathe in the fresh mountain air on the wrap around deck or relax by the fire pit while listening to the peaceful sounds of the waterfall. Nestled in the Gateway Community in Old Fort, this home provides access to numerous outdoor adventures including hiking and fishing, all the while providing good proximity to Asheville and Black Mountain.

Built in 2003, this finely-crafted log home offers the number one requested feature of Greybeard’s rental guests, log construction. You may choose to settle into this home yourself or use it as a vacation rental property. To understand the services Greybeard Rentals offers for rental home management, please see the management services webpage.

And the good news is, this home is being sold furnished so you really can just move in just in time for summer! Greybeard ‘s Buying with Greybeard webpage can introduce you to the process. To get an idea of the local market, please take a look at Greybeard’s exclusive residential listings. There’s also a western NC log home page that can provide you with an idea of other log homes for sale. And as always, if you’re ready to buy or have a few specific questions to ask, please contact Greybeard Realty.

A Log Cabin Home in Western NC on its Own Natural Paradise Could Be Yours

Are you someone who thinks about owning a beautiful, traditional-style western NC home that could accommodate family or guests? If so, you’ll want to look at 110 Wild Cherry Lane. This three-bedroom, 4-bath custom log cabin has an additional cabin on the property, making it a great family or group getaway spot. It’s like you have your own secluded resort, right in the NC mountains. Firepit on the water at 110 Wild Cherry Lane

Constructed in 2004 this meticulous log home has an open floor plan with a vaulted ceiling and a water view. Situated on 11.09 acres within the gated community of Gateway Mountain, this home features large covered porches that overlook two ponds and a large fire pit. Inside, a wood-burning fireplace as well as interior woodwork combines to create the anticipated mountain ambiance. In addition to the natural features on the property itself, new homeowners gain access to the amenities available within Old Fort’s Gateway Mountain community that include hiking trails, lakes, and a waterfall.

To appreciate this very special mountain property, consider heading up here to take a look at it in person. It’s really worth your time to take a walk round the property and see the incredible acreage as well as the well-maintained community in which it is nestled. If you want to tryout the area, consider staying a while at one of Greybeard Rentals’ long-term properties. If you want to see other log cabins for sale, please check out Greybeard's log home webpage. Also, if you’re looking for a home on a large land site, please look at Greybeard’s homes on 5 or more acres webpage. If you have any questions or want to request an appointment to go see this incredible property, please contact Greybeard Realty today.

Asheville Year-End Numbers Add Up to a Very Tight Supply

For many months now, Greybeard Realty has been watching the Asheville housing market grow tighter and tighter, and we see that trend confirmed when we look at the end-of-year numbers. In both Black Mountain and Buncombe County numbers, there is evidence of further tightening, which of course leads to higher prices and higher sales price to list price percentage as well. If anyone needs an example of how supply and demand work together, this year’s numbers are truly textbook. Lovely NC Mountain Home For Sale

Buncombe County

In 2017, there were 4,164 homes sold across the county, a 2% decline from 2016 numbers. At the same time, there was a 7% increase in total sales volume, up to $1.4 billion for the year. That, of course, indicates a rise in home prices. In this instance, the average price rose 9% to $338,374. In 2010, the average home price county-wide was $247,676, and prices have been rising steadily since.

As might be expected with these numbers, the sales price to list price has increased to 98%, demonstrating that buyers are paying very close to full price. And another statistic that’s very telling is the days on market (DOM) figure which has declined to 68 days, down from a high of 175 days in 2012. And of course, all of that’s an indication of just how tight the housing supply is right now. And there’s one more category that truly reinforces that. In 2017 at year’s end there were 1,425 units of the market, down 4% from 2016 figures. That’s down from 2,032 in 2012. And that drop is even more dramatic when you take into account that, of those homes listed as being on the market, 341 units or 24% were actually already under contract. The impact of the shortness of supply right now cannot be underestimated.

Black Mountain

The home sales numbers in Black Mountain very much parallel those of Buncombe County, although it’s important to remember it’s a much smaller market. The number of units sold decreased by 10% from 2016, dropping from 229 in 2016 to 205 in 2017. Simultaneously, total sales volume dropped by a modest 1%, which again indicates an increase in average price. What’s interesting in those numbers is that the total sales volume in 2017 was $61.3 million. Contrast that with the $29 million in total sales volume in 2012, and you can really start to see the tremendous growth in the housing market in the last five years.  In 2017, the average home price in Black Mountain was $299,310, an 11% increase over 2016 average price.

Similar to the Buncombe County numbers, the sales price to list price percentage stands at 98%. SP/LP was 93% in 2012.  And in Black Mountain, the DOM is down to a meager 58 days in 2017 from 85 in 2016. In 2012, homes were on the market on average 198 days. That’s quite a difference. Supply is so tight, that when houses do come on the market, they don’t seem to take very long to sell. To emphasis the market tightness, as well as the small sample in Black Mountain, at the end of 2017, there were only 70 homes on the market, that’s down sharply, 18%, from 2016 numbers. And again, that number of homes on the market is even smaller when you consider that 17 homes or 24% of the homes listed are already under contract.

Conclusion

So, what can you make from these numbers? First of all, if you have a home you’ve been waiting to put on the market in the Asheville area, this could be a great time to move on that. And secondly, if you’re looking to buy, be prepared to make an offer if you find your dream home. It won’t be available for long. And lastly, it’s time to start following land sales and watch for more spec homes. With a market this tight, people are looking to new construction and builders are seeing an opportunity for growth.

If you want to track trends, please take a look at Greybeard Realty’s market numbers webpage. If you’re looking for a new home, check out our exclusive listings in Buncombe county and Black Mountain. And if you’re ready to list that home you’ve been holding on to, give us a call at Greybeard Realty. We will help you get that sold before you know it.

Live in the Tree Tops in this Lovely Black Mountain Home

From the moment you approach the front door of 117 Valley Dr, you can sense there’s something special about this lovely Black Mountain home. From its eye-catching red door to its open floor plan, this private 4 bedroom, 5 bath home welcomes its owners home to a sunny, serene setting.

This custom-built home, constructed  in 1994, is nestled among the trees on a .86 acre lot. As a matter of fact, from the indoor living spaces, there’s a sense you’ve been transported to a treehouse rather than a mountain home. While winter light shines through from high windows in the living spaces, the north facing views include the spectacular Craggies. And from the two floors of decks, you can enjoy the light and the treetops simultaneously.

In addition to these particulars, enjoy the pristine landscaping and private trail. In the summer, the lush natural foliage provides a screen against the summer heat. The home is impaccably integrated into its environment. With its four bedrooms, this home also can accommodate a large family or guests. And with one level living an option, it’s a home that can truly grow and age as you do.  

Take a moment to look at Greybeard’s Black Mountain info page, if you’re new to the area. If you’re already familiar, contact Greybeard now to set up an appointment ot see this spectacular home. Perhaps you’d like to see what else is on the market. By viewing Greybeard’s exclusive listings page, you will get a sense of what is available currently.

Mindboggling Views from this Western NC Mountain Home

‘Tis the season to enjoy your new home in the lovely gated community of Gateway mountain.  Built in 2005, 110 Christmas Tree Lane combines natural serenity and easy accessibility, making it a great home for anyone looking to get away but still be close by.  Breathtaking Views from 110 Christmas Tree Lane

This two-bedroom, two-bath log home has a stone, wood-burning fireplace in the cathedral-ceilinged great room and long-range mountain views. The basement has a woodstove, and, while the basement presently is unfinished, it could be completed for additional living space. Situated on 2.91 acres, this lovely home has three decks and a covered porch. Sit in the rocking chair and watch the clouds roll by or head out into Gateway for some lake fishing or hiking. And an easy 20-minute drive will have you in Black Mountain.

Gateway Mountain is a gated community with more than 3,000 acres of nature. If you would like more information about this home or any homes for sale in gated communities, please contact Greybeard Realty. There’s something very special about western NC, and here’s a chance for you to be a part of that. Contact Greybeard Realty today and get moving.

Going Off Grid in Black Mountain Never Looked So Good

If you’re someone whose dreamed of living off grid in the NC mountains, you’ll want to take a look at 19 Kate Mountain Rd in Buncombe County's Black Mountain. This amazing property, which encompasses more than 86 acres, has privacy and two one-bedroom log cabins already in place. Located just 30 minutes from Black Mountain, it provides the type of seclusion with accessibility along with a sense of independence as well.

Lovely Off-Grid Black Mountain HomeThere’s a one-bedroom, one-bath cabin with a loft that includes a workshop/studio as well as a garage. Located nearby is another one-bedroom, one-bath cabin with a deck that overlooks open land as well as a trout pond and garden. Both homes feature custom woodwork and utilize the solar power, 275 gallon reservoir and gravity-fed spring water. While it is off grid, there’s still access to internet and TV through Verizon, so new owners can choose how far they want to disconnect. While this property is pristine and stand-alone, there’s also room for additional homesites, if the new owner would like.

For more information about this home, please contact Rosie Johnson at Greybeard Realty. Also take a look at Greybeard’s exclusive listings to see what else is available. It’s unusual to find a home of this quality off-grid and move-in-ready. And the expansive property provides room for branching out as well. Who among us hasn’t talked about finding a place to unwind and disconnect? Well, here it is!

Welcome Greybeard Realty's Newest Realtor

Greybeard Realty welcomes Realtor Jeannie W. Conner as its newest real estate broker. Jeannie, a native of western North Carolina, has had her NC Real Estate License since 1997. She currently resides in Rutherford County with her husband, two sons and three stepdaughter

Jeannie Conner, BrokerFor Jeannie, meeting her clients’ needs is primary, and she prides herself on her diligence in being sure each buyer and every seller gets her undivided attention. She states that her motto is: “Work hard; play hard; pray harder.”  When she isn’t focused on real estate, Jeannie can be found competing in CrossFit or completing a Spartan Race.

Jeannie joins 21 other Realtors who work in the Greybeard Realty offices in Black Mountain and Asheville to provide individualized care to western NC clients.  Greybeard Realty and Rentals began in Black Mountain in 1999 and now has an office in Asheville as well.

Greybeard Realty has numerous diverse western NC listings, and our agents are all familiar with the local community. Please contact Greybeard if you'd like to learn more about western NC homes for sale.

Old Fort Farm Property Offers a Creek, Trails, and Incredible Views of NC Mountains

Horse folks and outdoor lovers will fall in love with 1304 Souther Rd, located just 15 minutes from Black Mountain. The more-than-34 acres include a creek, trails, mountain views and a charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath farm house.

A quick two minute drive from the interstate, this incredible property can be developed, and it already has a bridge over the creek on the property. And with long-range and mountain views, there’s a sense of peace and tranquility that makes this lovely property a real treasure.

The farmhouse, constructed in 1922, has a large covered front porch, a couple of fireplaces, and a cozy country kitchen. In addition to the main home, there are several outbuildings on the property. There’s plenty of room for horses and enough land for some great family adventures.

To appreciate this gorgeous property, it’s really something you need to come out and see. Sure, you can see the photos, but there’s something about getting out and walking the property and really getting a chance to see it for yourself. If you’d like to schedule an appointment to see this or any of Greybeard Realty’s exclusive listings, please contact Greybeard Realty. This property is a great find with its proximity to Asheville and Black Mountain and its large lot size. Go ahead and start packing up the horses for the move to their new digs.