Western North Carolina Real Estate

Christy McFadden Joins Black Mountain's Greybeard Realty

Greybeard Realty announces the addition of Christy McFadden as their newest broker. While she will be based in the Black Mountain office, she also will serve the Old Fort and Asheville offices on occasion.

Quite often, people talk about just landing in western NC and never leaving again. While the same can be true for Christy, she first explored 49 states and Mexico before finally settling down in the Asheville area, first as a student at Warren Wilson College and then with her family for the next 20 years. After the birth of her children, she became interested in early childhood development and worked as a NC infant/toddler and family specialist which took her to many communities in Buncombe, Henderson, and Madison counties. Her exposure to the various communities have provided her with an ample knowledge of the specific character and charm of the different towns within the region.

“We are so excited to have Christy on board,” remarks Chip Craig, president and founder of Greybeard Realty. “With her extensive knowledge of the various communities around Asheville, she brings a depth of information that makes her very skilled at matching potential buyers with the right sellers.”

In addition to her extensive knowledge in real estate, Christy has a passionate interest in being active. She, her husband, her two children and three dogs can be found doing a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, running, mountain biking, snowboarding, and paddling through the trails, rivers and lakes that make western NC so beautiful.

Christy joins the other 23 Greybeard Realtors who work at Greybeard Realty and Rentals, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. In addition to its original Black Mountain office, located at 204 East State Street, Greybeard Realty has additional offices in Asheville and Old Fort.

Whether you are interested in buying a western NC property or placing your local home on the real estate market, a local Realtor can make that process easier. Please check out Greybeard Realty's exclusive property listings. For more information, please contact Greybeard Realty at 828 669-1072 or on line through our contact Greybeard link.

Loving Life in Western North Carolina

With autumn coming to a close and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems natural to look around and take note of why we are grateful to live and work in the western NC mountains. Next year marks the 20th anniversary in the history of Greybeard Realty, and we are very thankful to have made our home in the area with offices now in Black Mountain, Asheville, and Old Fort.

Probably the first thing that comes to mind is the people. There’s something very special about living in close-knit communities that come together when needed and support each other. And each community has its own identity, whether it’s Asheville, Black Mountain, Old Fort or any one of the other local towns. Greybeard recently produced a video of life in Black Mountain and a day in Asheville that encapsulates some of this charm.At Greybeard Realty, we are fortunate to have local employees who know the different areas. In fact, most every employee has a western NC tie to the area. In some instances, people were born and raised here and have never left. In other cases, people arrived here for college or through marriage and have decided to settle in and stay. That commitment to the local area is something that is very important in setting Greybeard apart from some of the other national real estate companies that have come into the area.

Another bright spot about western NC is the natural beauty. Is there anyone who hasn’t hiked up to Lookout in Montreat for a sunrise and been so grateful for the incredible views and peacefulness? And the innumerable trails and hikes throughout western NC draw thousands of visitors each year, and we are fortunate enough to have them all right out our back door!

And next, let’s throw in the diverse restaurants and the craft beer industry. The Asheville area is known both as Beer City USA and as Foodtopia. Again, people come from all over to enjoy our cuisine and our beers, and we can just head into town. On Greybeard’s Things to Do List, there is the well-known Biltmore Estate to tour and the lesser-known but still remarkable Thomas Wolfe House. There’s also the Black Mountain Center for the Arts as well as the Montford Park Players. And there’s something very moving about the Friday night Drum Circle that pulls together the diverse community in Asheville.

So, as we head into winter and the holidays, it feels important to recognize what makes western NC such a superior place to live. At Greybeard, we are very grateful to be here, and we appreciate the folks that have let us help them buy and sell their homes. Greybeard Realty feels very fortunate to have grown here the last nearly 20 years, and we look forward to continuing our business here in the years to come. Please use the comment button to let us know what you're grateful for about the western NC mountains.

Expansive Views From a Spectacular Western NC Luxury Log Home

Imagine yourself atop 40 acres of mountain property in the western NC mountains with 360^ views of mountains and valleys. Welcome home to 3250 Sand Branch Rd in Black Mountain. This once-in-a-lifetime offering provides ample space, both indoors and out, to enjoy the special qualities of the western NC mountains. 

With more than 5000 sf of interior space, this 4-bedroom home features five stone fireplaces and a wrap-around porch that includes an indoor/outdoor eating area. A few of the meticulous upgrades include geo-thermal heating, mahogany floors, copper kitchen countertops, and a hand-crafted locust wood porch railing. Perhaps the most eye-popping feature is the rooftop observatory that is accessible via a spiral staircase. From this vantage point, views include majestic mountains as well as telescopic moon shots.

Even the drive down the entryway to this impeccable home captures the scenic essence of the western NC mountains. Located 20 minutes from Black Mountain and 40 minutes from Asheville, the trip home includes gentle slopes and tree-covered mountains, reminiscent of a national forest. True appreciation of this remarkable home requires a personal tour so please contact Greybeard Realty to set up an appointment.

Greybeard Realty has homes of various sizes and locations through our exclusive listings page. For a glance at available luxury log homes, please browse through Greybeard’s luxury log homes page. And if you have a specific wish list for your newest home, please let us help you find your dream home. Buying from Greybeard is a very individualized process, and we look forward to meeting with you.

Realtor Kirstie Conner Joins Greybeard Realty's Old Fort Office

Greybeard Realty welcomes Kirstie Conner aboard in its Old Fort office. While Kirstie is new to the Greybeard Old Fort office, she is not new to Old Fort. She grew up in the area and is a graduate of Old Fort Elementary and McDowell High School. With degrees from McDowell Tech and UNC Asheville, Kirstie settled into Old Fort with her husband, Casey. As a long-term resident of the area, Kirstie remains involved with numerous civic organizations including being a planning team member of the Old Fort Community Forum, that is funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation, and serving as an elected Executive Board member of the Old Fort Chamber of Commerce. 

Kirstie’s previous work experience includes working in photography and movie productions and serving as a social media marketing professional as well as running a small bakery. With her NC real estate license, she states she is looking forward to showing off her hometown to potential buyers. 

“With my long history in Old Fort, I am really excited to introduce Old Fort to people looking to move into western NC,” she says. “Old Fort has some incredible homes available right now, and there isn’t a better place in the world to settle down.”

When not showing real estate across the area, Kirstie enjoys scrapbooking, music, and cheering on the University of Tennessee Volunteers football program.

Kirstie joins the other 25 Greybeard Realtors who work at Greybeard Realty, which was founded by Chip Craig in 1998. 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.

If you’re ready to relocate to Od Fort, please contact Kirstie. If you want to see what’s available in the Old Fort areas as well as the western NC area, please look at Greybeard’s exclusive listings page. Now is a great time to take a look at available properties, and many of the available properties can be utilized as rental homes if you’re not ready to make the move full time up this way. Greybeard Rentals can make that process very easy for you. Take a look at the rental management services page to get an idea of how simple the whole process can be.

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.

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.

Come For a Few Nights and Stay For a Lifetime in this Lovely Asheville Area Home

How often have you checked into your NC mountain rental and declared, “Wow. We never want to leave!” Well, here’s a chance for you to try out a gorgeous five-bedroom home at 2031 McKenzie Rd in the gated community of Gateway. And if you love it, you can purchase it.

Known as Havencrest in the Greybeard Rentals listings, this lovely, large home features unbelievable year-round views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lure and more.  Nestled on 4 private acres in proximity to a 3,000 acre nature preserve, this fantastic home is very reasonably priced and ready to move into.  Imagine yourself preparing family meals in the gourmet kitchen, sipping coffee on the screened porch, and hosting guests or family in the guest quarters downstairs.  With its post-and-beam construction and multiple fireplaces, this home offers a warm, cozy mountain setting for anyone looking for a tranquil, secluded, yet easily accessible landing spot in the NC mountains.

Located just 10 minutes from I-40, Havencrest is an easy 20 minute drive to Black Mountain and 30 minutes to Asheville and its amenities. And the Gateway community provides serenity and amenities including lake fishing, hiking, a waterfall park, and abundant wildlife. While this home would make a wonderful rental home, it also has a terrific vacation rental history available. Greybeard’s Property Management Services can make renting this property a very simple process.

If you’ve wondered what it’s like to live up in the mountains, here’s your chance to try it out. And if it’s everything you’ve dreamed it will be, then you can purchase this home and make it your idyllic getaway. This home’s price is very reasonable, and its breathtaking views are outrageous.  Come take a look for yourself, try it out, and then you can own your own piece of NC mountain paradise. Contact Greybeard Realty for more information about this home

Montreat Mountain Getaway

Montreat has a simple, mountain feel to it that you really have to experience to understand. From the trail above Lake Susan down the creek bed to the large double stone gate, there’s just a great feel to the quiet, tranquil community. And now, there’s a 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath cabin on the market that truly matches the Montreat atmosphere. Take a look at 416 South Carolina Terrace and see if it doesn’t match the image of your dream Montreat home.

Magical Montreat HomeConstructed in 1915, this charming cabin has a large covered wrap-around porch, perfect for sipping your drink and taking in the small town’s ambience. The main floor features a rock fireplace as its focal point and includes the living area and kitchen. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, each with its distinct style and appeal. On the lower level accessed through an outside entrance, there’s another living area with a bedroom and bath attached. This home is fantastic for a family that wants to be together but have some privacy at the same time. The fireplace serves as the sole heating source.

For anyone who appreciates Montreat’s character, this home will feel ideally perfect. It could serve as a summer family getaway and also enter the rental home market when its not in use by family. To get an idea of what Montreat is all about, consider renting a Montreat home and see what the buzz is about. Take a look at the local hikes available, including the Montreat hikes that can be accessed from this mountain cabin. If you’re ready to buy and enter the vacation home realm, Greybeard Rentals Property Management page is a good read. Look here for other Montreat homes for sale or contact Greybeard Realty directly for more information. With proximity to Black Mountain and Asheville, this lovely mountain community makes a fantastic, centrally-located landing spot.

Buy Your Own Western NC Log Cabin

If you take a glance at the photos of this wonderful log home at 87 Spring Branch Rd. in the Gateway Mountain community, you’ll see the elements that make it a quintessential mountain getaway. From the stone fireplace to the wooden beams to the year-round mountain views, this 3-bedroom, 4-bath home checks all of the boxes for buyers searching for that ultimate mountain house. Add in the lovely gated community it’s nestled in, and there’s really no need to look any further.

On approach of the property, you’ll see the log cabin structure, along with the wrap around deck. Upon entering the home, you will encounter the large log beams and the vaulted ceiling of the great room. The main floor includes the master bedroom w en suite bath as well as the kitchen/dining area that opens out into the screened porch. In addition to a large loft area with plenty of reading space, the upper floor has two bedrooms with a bath. On the lower level, there’s a family/rec room as well as two bonus rooms and a bath.  The finely crafted home is energy efficient with insulation between the half-log construction.

Situated on 8.9 acres, this mountain house has plenty going on outside as well with a fire pit, a basketball/bocce ball area as well as a nearby creek. The Gateway Mountain community features a waterfall, canoeing and fishing, as well as numerous well-marked hikes. If you’re interested in utilizing the property as a vacation rental, be sure to read over Greybeard Rentals rental management webpage to get an idea of what services Greybeard Rentals provides. Gateway Mountain community makes a great living and rental location with its extensive amenities, its privacy, and yet its proximity to Black Mountain and Asheville.

Constructed in 2004, this lovely home has been meticulously cared for and is move-in ready. If you’re interested in more information about this home or any of Greybeard Realty’s other log homes for sale, please contact Greybeard.

Find Your Dream Home on Greybeard Realty's New Website

Greybeard Realty proudly announces the arrival of its fresh, new website. With updated photos and a streamlined look, we think you’ll find it even easier to find the western NC home of your dreams.

In addition to a new video header, the new site offers additional photos and videos that stream while users browse. The images provide more info about the area, including scenery and activities of interest. At the same time, the site continues to be responsive to adjust to any device and has on-time filters, enabling users to pare down home choices according to their interests. Greybeard hopes you’ll find the website even more user-friendly than before, and our Realtors are standing by to provide individualized assistance when requested. Be sure to keep checking out the webpages some of our individual Realtors have put together, which will soon be accessible from the Greybeard Realtors’ webpage.

While there’s a new look to the page, the same up-to-date features remain. For example, take a look at the latest Greybeard blog posts, look for fun outings on the Greybeard’s event calendar page, and check out real estate sales numbers on the current market trends page. Greybeard remains committed to providing each person with individualized care. Tryout the new website and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you