Ashe County Homes for Sale and Renovation

Ashe County Homes for SaleYou’ve seen the house flipping shows everywhere on TV. If you’ve thought to yourself “Hey, I’d like to give that a shot” and are in the market for Ashe County homes for sale, contact us at Century 21 Heritage Realty. We’ve seen many clients buy a home and renovate it to fit their style and needs. The mountains of North Carolina can be a perfect place for you and your family to settle down. Whether it’s a new home or a fixer upper, we can help you find the home of your dreams.

There are many benefits to buying a home to renovate from top to bottom. One of the benefits is that you will be buying a home cheap and adding value to it. In most cases, when you renovate a home, the more money you put into it, the even greater amount it appreciates in value. When you get yourself a fixer upper, you are also getting the chance to make everything exactly as you would like it. Want a more open concept? Go for it. Want a clawfoot soaker tub? It’s yours. Another big benefit is that you can manage to get into your dream neighborhood for less than anyone else paid. How’s that for buying smart?

Never forget, whenever there are pros, there are also cons. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely think buying a renovation home is the best way to go, but you need to be ready for the challenges. First, make sure you are ready to take on a renovation. If you aren’t sure what to do, hire a professional. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Always plan a little extra in the budget for any unseen problems, such as HVAC or electrical issues.

Century 21 Heritage Realty has plenty of Ashe County homes for sale to show you. One of them might be your dream home. Call us today to check out our listings.

Mountain Homes for Sale in NC

mountain homes for sale in ncFind out more about the available inventory of mountain homes for sale in NC if you are searching for property in the Blue Ridge Mountains. No matter what your reason for looking into buying log cabins for sale in NC, or other mountain properties, you should begin your search for homes currently listed by clicking on the ‘Search MLS’ button on the above menu. We list and sell all types of mountain homes for sale in NC across the county, and in neighboring counties of Watauga, Avery, and Ashe. If you are on the market for a mountain home there are several different types of properties available. Our region includes new home listings in planned developments, including golf course homes, as well as rural mountain estates that are located further away from town. Searching for prime Ashe County mountain homes for sale in NC? Some of the most sought after real estate in our county is located along or nearby to the New River.

We’d love to meet with you and find out about your specific wants and needs. We’ll talk about your checklist of absolutes that you want to include in your search. This checklist is a great place to begin narrowing your search. Items such as budget and how much home you can afford are likely pre-determined factors that you already know the answers to. If not, however, we can help you. We work with several lending options in town and can advise you to reach out and connect with a mortgage specialist. Your mortgage representative will gather information from you in order to make a determination for what type and amount of loan that you qualify for. They’ll analyze your credit score, and other factors and provide you with the necessary information on what you can borrow from their institution.

If you are a first time home buyer, the steps in the home buying process and decisions that you’ll need to make can seem daunting when you begin the process. We are here to make that purchase an easy one. Instead of leaving you to your own devices, we believe that purchasing your first property shouldn’t be scary or too stressful. It’s a wonderful time of change and learning, but the necessary procedures that take place when buying a home should not keep you up at night. We’ll help you select homes that meet your wants and needs, that are within your budget. We can provide advice on the real estate market and investment that you are about to make. We can recommend some home appraisal and home inspectors that you can connect with regarding those questions and help you make your real estate offer.

Ashe County MLS

ashe county mlsThe multiple listing service  in Ashe County are provided by the The High Country Association of REALTORS®. The High Country board includes members from the Northwestern North Carolina real estate markets in nearby Watauga, Allegheny, Avery, and surrounding counties. You can easily search ALL of the real estate listings in our region of the North Carolina mountains by clicking to the button for Search MLS in the above menu. Narrow your choices down by Residential, Land, or Commercial listings. Multi-Family listings are also categorized for your search if you are an investor looking for exceptional Ashe County real estate listings.

Our firm represents all types of real estate clients including both those looking to purchase property, and clients that wish to list their real estate with our firm. We are one of the oldest and longest running firms in the county, and our team is comprised of seasoned real estate veterans that understand the local markets and economies. We excel at meeting the specific needs of our clients no matter what those might be. Each and every day, we work with first time buyers that are in an active search for homes for sale in West Jefferson, and the newest neighborhoods in the county, as well as clients that are trying to sell their mountain property for relocation or other purposes. Our communities are wonderful areas to retire to and that is no secret. If you are searching for a mountain property to enjoy during your retirement, we would love to work with you. Our team loves working with retirees that are new to the area, and/or are interested in buying their dream home to enjoy their retirement.

Right now, the inventory on the Ashe County MLS and surrounding county listings is much like the real estate inventory across the state. It’s lower, but that is to be expected. This sales environment is great for those selling real estate Ashe County and in other areas of Northwestern North Carolina because they are getting multiple offers on their listing and buyers are having to pay asking price, to beat out other offers. We encourage you to talk with us if you want to list your property on the Ashe County MLS, a part of the greater The High Country Association of REALTORS® board and listing service that exists for Northwestern NC.

Click to find out more about our team of Ashe County real estate agents serving the North Carolina mountain counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, and Avery. We would love the opportunity to meet and serve you.

Local Homes are Selling – Record Year since 2007

ashe county real estateThis year is not even over yet and local Realtors® have already sold 14% more homes this year than last year. Local real estate sales are soaring this month as the interest rate changes, just before the end of the year. This year’s new real estate sales actually broke the record of any year since 2007.  Dramatically increasing mortgage rates  have definitely influenced this behavior in buyers and investors. If you are looking for the right time to buy or sell, reach out to our team of Ashe County real estate professionals. We’d love to talk with you about your specific situation and needs. This year’s election definitely changed the numbers a bit. Give us a call, we’d love to talk to you about the local homes that are selling and list your property so that its highly visible to interest buyers.

If you are new to the area, or not familiar with our Ashe County NC real estate company, let us tell you a little bit about our team. Our firm is second to no other firm in Ashe County or the surrounding region in terms of knowledge and dedication. We are the top firm to work with for all of your Ashe County real estate needs. Our combined years of experience in selling real estate, assisting investors with commercial real estate and the development of land in Ashe County have attributed to our being the best firm to work with. We can provide opinions and advice that you can trust. We have decades of experience to draw from. Right now, the High Country real estate markets in Boone, West Jefferson and the surrounding areas, have all shown a high demand and you’ll find a low inventory most everywhere in the state. That’s definitely the norm, but this year it’s even more true. Even with a lower inventory than usual, there are so many wonderful properties and homes listed.

What this means for home sellers is, if your home is ready to move into or rent, then you’ll likely have no trouble getting numerous offers on your home. You’ll likely have offers above your asking price. We’d love to work with you and help you. Give us a call at 800-865-4221.

Source:  December 14, 2016, High Country Realtors blog, http://highcountryrealtors.org/interest-rates-surge-as-real-estate-sales-continue/

Barna Log Home for Sale with Amazing Amenities

Are you searching for the ultimate log home for sale in the Blue Ridge that already has it all? Currently listed is an amazing Jim Barna log home for sale that is ready to move into or begin renting out as a nightly, weekly or monthly rental. It’s located in West Jefferson making it convenient to all of the area’s attractions, things to do, and the business center.

It features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a gas fireplace. You’ll find everything you want inside the home including stainless appliances, easy to clean hardwood and ceramic floors, and perfect covered front and rear porches. It’s on a wonderful corner lot, next to the New River giving you amazing river frontage access. All of this for well under $300,000 is a pretty amazing find. First time home buyers, this could very well be your dream home in Ashe County.

To view photos of the exterior and interior, you can view the listing on our website by clicking here. 

West Jefferson is an ever growing, small mountain town that has grown exponentially in recent years. Buyers are looking for more land, flat land, less sprawl and opportunities to explore nearby parks, recreation areas and hidden wilderness. Our neighboring counties are becoming more and more populated, leading mountain home buyers looking to Ashe County as the ultimate place to buy and settle. Everyday we assist buyers and sellers with their Ashe County real estate needs and help them make the best decisions regarding their investments. Buying a home is definitely a process and we are the team to trust. Our knowledgeable Ashe County NC real estate agents have decades of experience and varying background and are ready to assist you and your family.

Give us a call at Century 21 Heritage Realty, 800-865-4221. We would love to meet with you and consult on your related needs. If this home is not what you are looking for, there is an amazing inventory of homes for sale in Ashe County NC right now, so it’s a great time to be on the market for property.

 

Day Trips from Ashe County

Ashe County homes for saleIf you are thinking about relocating to the High Country, let Century 21 Heritage Realty be the first to tell you it’s a great decision. Our team of agents will collaborate with you to show you Ashe County homes for sale and help you decide which one is the best for you. Ashe County is so full of culture and the feeling of community and is surrounded by other great little towns. The benefits of Ashe County include serenity, small-town life, and an abundance of nature, but you’re not so far away from all other adventures that you feel disconnected from the world. Here we’ll give you an example of some perfect day trips.

Boone, North Carolina is just a stone’s throw away. In Boone, downtown King Street is always a pleasure to explore. Quirky shops and farm-to-table restaurants make King Street a perfect Saturday get away. Another great town with unique shops and delicious dining options, Blowing Rock, is just 8 miles further south. Both Boone and Blowing Rock boast wonderful hiking trails and things to do. While you are in Boone, be sure to visit Mysterium, a family friendly escape room. Closer to Blowing Rock, High Gravity Adventures, a family friendly ropes course, provides a little adrenaline to your day.

On top of Boone and Blowing Rock being short trips away, there are many wineries and breweries in the area. Ashe County has its own Boondocks Brewing, and about 30 minutes away from West Jefferson, Laurel Springs, NC plays host to Thistle Spring Winery. Further out, Grandfather Winery, Banner Elk Winery, and Linville Falls Winery are all in the Banner Elk/Linville area. Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Booneshine Brewing, Lost Province Brewing, and Blowing Rock Brewing Company are so notable breweries in the Boone/Blowing Rock area. The Yadkin Valley, is also dotted with various wineries, our favorite being Raffaldini.

Call us at Century 21 Heritage Realty to view Ashe County homes for sale and choose the perfect new house for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Restaurants In and Around Ashe County

homes for sale in Ashe CountyAt Century 21 Heritage Realty, we know the value of location of your home. That’s why we love showing our homes for sale in Ashe County. The High Country is a beautiful place, and we think our homes are located in the best area of all of North Carolina. If you are looking for a new place to call home, let us show you why you should choose Ashe County. From the sense of community to home cooked food, we promise you will love the area just as much as we do.

There are many great little places to discover in Ashe County. Here are a few restaurants we recommend. The first one is right in downtown West Jefferson, a fantastic brewery with phenomenal food. Boondocks Brewing is one of the newer restaurants in town. It’s menu boasts everything from delicious healthy salads to creative and delicious burgers. To top it off, the beer is some of the best in the High Country, and the staff is ready and willing to pair you up with a craft beer to fit your tastes. For more information on Boondocks Brewing, visit www.boondocksbeer.com

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a different and more historic type of character, look no further than Shatley Springs. Shatley Springs is nestled in beautiful mountain scenery and serves up quite the spread of amazing home cooked food, from fried chicken to banana pudding and everything in between. You can choose to have a family style dinner or order a plate off the menu. Shatley Springs is open for lunch every day beginning from 11:30am, but is only open for dinner on the weekends. For more information on Shatley Springs, www.shatleysprings.com

If these restaurants sound as good to you as they do to us right now, make sure you look into one of our homes for sale in Ashe County to get first dibs as a local! Call Century 21 Heritage Realty today to get started!

Holidays at Home in Ashe County

Ashe County North Carolina Real EstateCentury 21 Heritage Realty, your go-to source for all Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate, is located in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The area is rich with nature, culture, and community, just a few of the benefits of living in this area. Century 21 Heritage Realty can help you find your dream home. When you buy a home in Ashe County, you will find it’s easy to fit into the community here. Just in downtown West Jefferson alone, you will find the most interesting shops and friendliest people in the High Country. The Holiday season is a great time to find out for yourself!

Don’t forget about the Annual Hometown Christmas on November 25th! Hot chocolate, carolers, and an appearance by Santa Claus make this event special, but the holidays don’t stop with our tree lighting. Starting in December, the holiday mood spreads with the Christmas Crawl on December 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. Throughout the year, West Jefferson hosts “Gallery Crawl,” a free event sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council. This special holiday edition will feature 17 galleries showcasing some of Ashe County’s Favorite Artists. It’s sure to be a great time!

Then, as always, there is the big part of the holidays, especially for kids! This year’s Saturday with Santa is December 3rd, 2016. Santa Claus will be available for free pictures beginning at 8:30am. There will also be story time with Mrs. Claus, crafts, milk and cookies, and more! Each child will also receive a goody bag and a holiday book. There are four different sessions beginning at 8:30 and going til 11:00pm. Reservations are required at $5 per child.

Let our Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate agents help find you a home in our community today! Find out why West Jefferson is the best kept secret of the High Country!

Farmhouses & Log Cabins for Sale in North Carolina

log cabins for sale in north carolinaRural and scenic, yet close enough to share the modern conveniences of having a major state university institution less than 30 miles away, Ashe County is a one of a kind location in North Carolina’s High Country where you will find many historical homes and farmhouses that are for sale. Many of these exceptionally preserved log cabins for sale in North Carolina were built using authentic methods of the 19th century, with custom features and hand laid wood floors. There are a few great options listed on the current Ashe County mountain MLS service, but throughout the year, you’ll see these types of properties get listed, and sold. If it’s your dream to own a beautiful cabin in the mountains, like portrayed in this photograph, find out more about

If you are searching for a one of a kind property, that has elements of Appalachian Mountain life that are slowly fading away, you’ll want to search for farmhouses and other historical properties that are being listed in our region. Our Ashe County real estate agents and firm staff would love to assist you with your search for adequate properties. If you are looking for NC mountain homes for sale in the rural and scenic areas of the High Country, learn more about Ashe County and the Ashe County homes for sale currently listed. Many of the homes for sale Ashe County NC listings are types of farm properties and log cabins for sale in North Carolina that come with large land tracts and abundant acreage. Inquire today!

Reasons We Love Rural Living

Home Listings Ashe CountyIt can be tricky being an Ashe County Real Estate agency. Many of our properties are very rural and sometimes that steers folks in a different direction. It isn’t bad to be a bigger fan of the city than the country, go for what works for you. We at Century 21 Heritage Realty love the rural country life. That is why we’ve come up with a few benefits of living in a small town.

1) “Cheers” had it right when they said “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” Living in a small town gives a greater chance to meet and get to know more people. It’s better for the soul when you have a small community of folks you can hold a conversation with.

2) You learn to appreciate the outdoors. When there aren’t close jammed buildings, sidewalks, roads and businesses everywhere, you learn to walk in the warm grass with your bare feet. You can take a walk through a field and find a creek you never knew was there. You can breathe fresh air and you feel like you’re taking a deep breath for the first time. When you’re in the outdoors, you never know what wonders you will see or adventures you’ll come across.

3) Exercising doesn’t have to be done in a gym. In a small town, there are more likely to be trails and less crowded sidewalks to use for your morning jog. Most of the time, if you get out at the right time of the day, you can even run or bike on the main roads. It’s all perfectly safe, unlike those major city highways.

4) Heavier emphasis on traditional values. Typically, small towns have their mannerisms that people stick to. People will expect you to be more polite. There is a level or respect that is expected in a small town. With smaller, tight knit churches, traditional family values are more dominant in rural communities.

5) Smaller towns tend to hold their own traditions – which means more festivals and appreciation for artisan craft! The High Country is full of culture and tradition. You can almost always find a festival on any given fall weekend, and there are so many local businesses with a craft trade. From pottery to craft beer, you never know what you’ll come across. Small towns always tend to support their local artists as well.

Century 21 Heritage Realty understands if crickets at night are too overwhelming and you need the bustling atmosphere of a city. The country doesn’t appeal to everyone, but if rural tranquility is more your speed, we have you covered as your premier Ashe County Real Estate agency. Give us a call today to see what listings we have available and we’ll find you the country home of your dreams.