Blog :: 06-2014

Time to Step Out For Greybeard's Montreat Parade of Homes

Fourth of July means fireworks, cookouts, and parades. In keeping with our tradition of celebrating the occasion, Greybeard Realty again will host a parade of Montreat homes for sale. On Sunday July 6, a listing of varied homes will be open for touring, providing potential buyers with a chance to check out a great selection of what's available in the community.

Enter the Montreat Gate and discover the magic.

Enter the Montreat Gate and discover the magic.

For the uninitiated, Montreat is a small, historic town with walking paths, mountainous terrain, and a genuine sense of community. When you drive through the stone entry gates, you immediately see the special qualities living here offers. Whether it's the natural beauty of the rhododendron and Lake Susan or the sense of community visible at the creekside playground and the ice cream shop, the character of Montreat will draw you in. Perhaps you are ready to relocate your family to a small, safe community. Perhaps you grew up summering in Montreat and now you are ready to retire there. Or maybe it's time for a vacation home of your own after renting for years. Regardless, the Greybeard Parade of homes in Montreat allows you to see a large number of homes at once and really understand what's on the market now. Click on the link for a preview of all of Greybeard's Montreat homes for sale.

To begin the open house tour, you can stop by any of the houses featured in the parades, marked by Greybeard signs, 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. Step out and take advantage of this special celebratory parade.

Rumors Swirl Around an Obama Asheville Home Purchase

Rumors have begun to surface that the Obama Family have purchased an Asheville home for use after the President's second term ends. While the White House has not confirmed the news, it wouldn't be a complete surprise to those people who have followed the President's recent visits to Asheville.

Obama speaking during one of his Asheville visits.

Obama speaking during one of his Asheville visits.

When Obama visited Asheville in 2013, he hinted then that he and Michelle thought Asheville might be their next stop. As noted in Greybeard's blog post about that visit, he was partial to the people and the food in the area. And that wasn't his only trip to the NC mountains. In his 2011 campaign visit to Asheville, he spoke fondly of Asheville, as noted in another Greybeard blog. The most recent talk about the Obamas relocating to the area indicates a home already has been purchased, though again this hasn't been confirmed. Another point of discussion is whether the home would be a permanent home or a getaway vacation home. While some pundits favor a larger city like Chicago or New York for their permanent home, others point out the peace and solitude the whole family would find in the area.

Regardless of whether it's true, it's great to see the fine words about Asheville. While it's news that Obama might be becoming our neighbor, it isn't news that the western NC mountains make a great retirement location. Greybeard Realty has known about the good value of an Asheville retirement for a long time. As to the veracity of the latest rumors, we will keep an ear to the news and keep you posted when it's confirmed as true. And if you've been considering retiring up this way, it may be time to follow through. After all, chances are that an Asheville retirement has just received a Presidential endorsement.