Upcoming Events in Ashe County – September 2020

This summer many events that are typically held in Ashe County were postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 and the Governor Cooper’s orders to limit events that are going to have more than 50 people attending. Still, even with the changes to the typical plans because of the pandemic, life has continued to feel the same for many of Ashe County’s residents and homeowners. Residents continue to be vigilant in protecting themselves and the community’s most vulnerable people by promoting social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of masks as mandated by the state. There really is no better place to be during the pandemic then in a location that makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors and practicing social distancing. We have compiled a shortlist of common activities that are still taking place in the community.

New River Blues Gathering – 1:00 pm – 5:00 September 6th at the River House Inn & Restaurant in Grassy Creek. This event is a fun Labor Day weekend event.

Blue Ridge Relay – 5:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday September 11 and Saturday September 12  beginning at Big Flatts Church Road in Fleetwood for the stretch in Ashe County. This event is the premier event in the 200-mile team running relay that takes runners through parts of the Blue Ridge and Black Mountains. Teams of 4-12 runners start in Grayson Highlands State Park, VA and finish at Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, NC.

Lansing Creeper Trail Park Antique Tractor Show  –  12:00 pm -8:00 pm September 12th

Florence Art School Workshops – The downtown West Jefferson art school is hosting several workshops this month. Starting Saturday, September 5 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm there is a painting Grandfather Mountain watercolor workshop. Sunday, September 13 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm there is a Four Steps to Realistic Painting in Oil Workshop. Saturday, September 19 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm the school is hosting Plein Air in Oil with Palette Knife workshop. For beginners, Tuesday, September 22 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm the school is hosting a Beginning Oil Painting workshop. Later in the month, Thursday, September 24 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm there is a Sunflower Barn Quilt workshop. Friday, September 25 and Saturday 26 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm they are hosting a beginner Silver Clay Jewelry workshop, with an advanced class begin offered in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.

Riverview Community Fall BBQ  – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 26 at Riverview Community Center in Creston.

The month of October is sure to be a fun month, with a few events scheduled, such as Autumn Leaf Festival, the New River Marathon and a county-wide litter sweep initiative for parks.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is comprised of local area Ashe County real estate agents and realtors that are ready to help you with buying or selling mountain real estate in our area. We know the areas of Ashe County, Alleghany, Wilkes, Watauga, and parts of Virginia and Tennessee that border these counties like no other real estate group in the area. We would be glad to hear from you and find out how we can help serve you.

Secluded Mountain Cabins for Sale in North Carolina

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Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate | Century 21 Heritage Realty

When you look at different rentals and cabins in the area, you’ll find that many of them include the words, “secluded”, “hideaway”, and “peaceful” in them. Ashe County is a rural county situated along the border of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. If you are looking for Blue Ridge secluded mountain cabins for sale in North Carolina, a great place to begin is in Ashe County. Our unspoiled wilderness is filled with lots of great real estate properties if you desire to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life. Give us a call at Century 21 Heritage Realty in West Jefferson. We can show you some properties that fit exactly what you are looking for. We sell log cabins, historic properties, farms, ranches, large tracts of mountain acreage and more.

Take a virtual tour of Ashe County real estate properties that are secluded and far away from it all. Many are close into America’s Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway with its overlooks and views. Others are found along the river valley. Did you know that one of the oldest rivers in the world meanders its way through Ashe County? The New River is considered by scientists to be an ancient river. They believe it carved out the New River Gorge, where rocks are some 300 million years old. Our mountain paradise certainly feels as if it is an ancient slice of Heaven on Earth. Search for secluded mountain cabins for sale in North Carolina.

Secluded does not have to mean cut off from the rest of civilization, although, most definitely, there are some locations in the county that easily gives you that feeling when you travel to them. Ashe County has fantastic public schools, a local hospital equipped with the innovative medical technologies, and a welcoming community filled with new families, old families that have been here for generations, a second home retiree population, and professionals.

We would love to show you some properties and assist you with your real estate needs. Let’s discuss what you are looking for and allow our real estate team to go to work for you.

Ashe County Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings from 8 am to 1 pm you can enjoy the best of natures bounty by checking out the latest offerings from local farmers in Ashe County. The Ashe County Farmers’ Market takes place in a homestead located in downtown West Jefferson, convenient to local dining and shopping. At the market you will find seasonal produce include leafy greens and a variety of lettuce, fresh squash, tomatoes, corn, and other locally grown produce. Each year a variety of area local businesses and business owners sponsor the Ashe County Farmers’ Market.

In addition to delicious, fresh, seasonal produce, you can also buy homemade goodies such as molasses, jellies and jams, native plants and shrubs, hanging baskets, eggs, honey, sourdough bread, CBD products, and even alpaca fiber that has been woven into a variety of goodies including face masks, and quilts. All of the delicious homemade and organic products are surrounded by juried arts and crafts that are made by local townspeople.

You can learn more about the area of Ashe County and all of the amazing locations and things to do in the county on our website. Our offices are located in West Jefferson. We invite you to stop in or contact us if you are interested in buying or selling Ashe County Real Estate.

Journalistic Resources in Ashe County

Ashe Post and Times

The area’s most widely read newspaper and online news source, the Ashe Post and Times combined the Jefferson Post and the Mountain Times when these publications combined. Their offices are based in downtown West Jefferson and they are a part of the Mountain Times media company which serves Watauga and Avery county with newspapers as well. You’ll find news, community listings, obituaries, sports, opinion articles, as well as a video gallery and weather news for Ashe County. For the latest news, you can always count on this publication to provide the details.

Ashe County in the Know

Ashe County in the Know is a Facebook group that you can join if you use this social media website. Group members post different posts, news and happenings for the area. It has a large following of residents and non-residents alike. It has gained popularity in recent times.

High Country Press

The High Country Press is an online newspaper based out of Boone, North Carolina in nearby Watauga County. Articles on Ashe County are included in its online database.

Go Ashe

GoAshe.com is a community newspaper of Ashe County where you can read news articles and find out more information on happenings in the area. There is also a very popular message board area where people post topics and questions and find answers that they need.

Ashe County Line

This is an online newspaper that arose from Lost Province media, however it recently closed and ended its news reporting on April 1st. The website will eventually be taken offline.

Jefferson Post

The Jefferson Post was a newspaper that served the area for many years before it became combined into the Ashe Times and Post, a Mountain Times newspaper. Some old timers still refer to it.

NC Mountain Cabins

Century 21 Heritage Realty features the best selection of NC Mountain cabins available in Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga counties, as well as parts of Virginia and Tennessee. If you are looking to buy premium mountain real estate at a great price, you should view the real estate listings in our area. New properties are added to the MLS on a regular basis, sometimes each day. If you’ve ever visited our region, you know that it is one of the most unspoiled areas of the Blue Ridge.

Search for NC Mountain cabins near the county see of Ashe County, Jefferson. With a population of just under 30,000, you’ll enjoy the small town mountain life that this area affords you. Walk the same trails that Daniel Boone once hunted on, swim in the ancient New River’s calm waters, and hike the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather here is always wonderful, with four distinct seasons of mountain beauty. In the summer, temperatures hardly ever soar above 80 degrees, and there’s always a cool mountain breeze. Fall brings gorgeous leaves that blanket mountainsides. Winter offers a time of quiet beauty, with enough snowfall to make picturesque scenes. Spring offers mountain wild flowers and calming rains.

There’s always something for everyone here. If you like history, you can find out more about site of the Battle of the Big Glades, a Revolutionary War battle that was fought in the area. The area features tons of Appalachian Mountain culture with little general stores that host mountain jamborees with live music to artists in the area that keep the traditions of mountain weaving, and other types of mountain art alive.

Our team is equipped to provide you with the right advice and knowledge about buying NC Mountain cabins in Ashe County. Perhaps you are ready to retire or you are looking for a vacation home for your family. Others of you may be looking for investment properties in the area. Some may be first time home buyers that are trying to find a quaint cabin that is budget friendly. We are here to find the mountain home of your dreams. Contact us for help with Ashe County real estate.

Log Cabins for Sale in NC

There are many locales in the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can find and buy log cabins for sale in NC. You will find the finest and best selection of secluded log cabins for sale in the area of Ashe County and Alleghany right near the Tennessee and Virginia borders. If you long for quiet days where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the suburbs or city life, you should choose our area for your mountain hideaway.

Start your search here. On our site you can access all of the log cabins for sale in NC in the High Country region of North Carolina, which includes Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, and Wilkes counties. You’ll find river properties located on or near the New River, mountain properties that having amazing views of Pond Mountain, Mount Jefferson and other peaks in the region, and properties that are close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

You can narrow your search by price, location, acreage, bedrooms/bathrooms, and square footage. You’ll see each township listed if you are searching for a property that is in Lansing, Fleetwood, Todd, Grassy Creek, Glendale West Jefferson, Jefferson, Creston, Roaring Creek, and Sparta. If you are looking for log cabins for sale in NC, you’ll find all different sizes and choices of cabins. We list everything from rustic old farmhouse style cabins, to brand new timber-frame builds.

Now more than ever people are searching for log cabins for sale in NC. Ashe County. Some are looking for investment properties, others are looking for family vacation homes that they can share for generations to come. We have cabins close in to everything including golf, hiking, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the New River, dense forests, rolling farmlands, and majestic views.

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Investment Property in Ashe County

Are you wondering if the idea of purchasing investment realty is a good idea? You may not be alone.  Property is one of the largest asset classes and probably one of the most predictable.  Folks who have been investing in the Ashe County area have found that they experience low inconsistencies and steady return over time.

Because of the fact that the value of property rarely goes to zero, investment property is a safe way to invest your capital. One factor you may have to deal with is natural disasters that may come along and destroy your property, but under normal circumstances your property value should remain constant.  Consider after the stock market crashed in 2008 and prices fell approximately 25% and banks were foreclosing on many properties. If you were able to hold out and maintain your property, prices eventually made a come back. We are now entering a similar time when markets are unstable and land prices remain steady. It’s a great time to invest in real estate after interest rates were just cut.

While the entire state of North Carolina is quickly becoming an attractive place to invest in the real estate market, there are specific areas that stand out the most. One of those places being Ashe County. This county is full of small towns that take you back in time to when things were a little simpler.

NC Mountain Cabins for Sale

nc mountain cabins for sale Rolling hills and green pastures await you in Ashe County. This place where the Blue Ridge Mountains tower above the ancient New River is an outdoor paradise where many wish to retire to, or buy a vacation home. Our slowed down way of life is one that people don’t get to experience much these days. If the mountains are calling you, think about buying mountain property for sale in Ashe County. We can show you homes, NC Mountain cabins for sale and farms listed with amazing views. Ready to retreat to the mountains?

Ashe County borders Watauga and Alleghany Counties in North Carolina, Johnson County in Tennessee and Grayson County, Virginia. It’s unique position makes it the ideal place to purchase a cabin. It’s secluded, yet close enough to Appalachian State University and the city of Boone, North Carolina and all of its amenities. Also a short distance away is the Grayson Highlands with its wild ponies that you can hike to view. You can look out across your property and see eagles and hawks flying, deer grazing, you may catch a glimpse of a family of wild turkeys crossing your section of the Blue Ridge.

There are many NC Mountain cabins for sale that are close in to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe County. There’s award winning trout streams all around the area that you can check out if you are an avid fisherman. Hiking and mountain biking are popular pursuits, as well. We’d love to show you the extraordinary life that you can have in the mountains when you buy NC Mountain cabins for sale in Ashe County.

We list and sell real estate throughout Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes county. If you are looking for large tracts of acreage, we can help you with buying land in locations nearby in Virginia and Tennessee. We are the Ashe County real estate experts!

Contact Century 21 Heritage Realty

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West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Cabins for Sale in North Carolina

Century 21 Heritage Realty is a real estate firm prepared to assist you with your purchase if you are searching for cabins for sale in North Carolina. We are based in the Blue Ridge, in a western county known as Ashe County. Our county borders that states of Virginia on the north end, and Tennessee on the western portion. We offer real estate for sale in NC mountains that features fantastic elevation ranges, without being exceptionally tortuous like the nearby Black Mountain range, which includes the highest mountains in the Eastern United States.

Instead of the tallest mountains in the eastern U.S., Ashe County’s mountains range elevation from 2,480 feet near the lowest portions of the county along the ancient New River, and 5,195 feet above sea level at the peak area near Elk Knob. This peak is simply called, The Peak, however it is very different from the average elevation of Ashe County, which hovers somewhere near 3000 feet, despite other tall peaks in the area, such as Mount Jefferson towering above the county.

For centuries our remote area has been a secret among wealthy second home and retirement home property owners and a beloved hunting ground for those seeking refuge in nature. There are several properties that are available on the Ashe County real estate multiple listing service right now that are ideal if you are searching for cabins for sale in North Carolina. No matter what type, there’s something for you.

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Types of Cabins for Sale in North Carolina

Log Cabins for Sale

Log cabins come in all shapes and sizes and were a favorite type of structure that the settlers to the area built in the late 18th century. There are still a few remnants of these primitive structures scattered about the area. Many are now historical points of interest, such as the Hutchinson Homestead located at Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap. Older log cabins and log-built homes can be found. Most are usually labeled as rustic or sold with a large sized land tract in cases where the home itself is not as salvageable.

Newer log cabins can be constructed out of most any building material and made to resemble a true log cabin. There are many builders that can build a home out of prefabricated logs and kit plans that will save you money and a great deal of time in building. Whether you are looking for an authentically built log cabin that is created in the same manner as the bygone days, or are looking to build a modern cabin with a great deal of amenities and add-ons that building methods of the 21st century affords, we can help you. We would love to discuss the type of log cabins for sale that you are looking for and show you some that will surpass your dreams.

Split Level Homes 

Split level homes is a house in which the floor levels are not uniform, as in staggered. Usually these homes have two short sets of stairs; one that leads to an upper bedroom, and one that leads downward towards a family room, or basement area. These are seen in suburban areas and has remained a popular style of house since the 1950s.

A Frame Cabins

Many cabins built in our area are A-frame or slant frame cabins. This means that their façade resembles the letter ‘A’ with a slanted roof. These can be small, or grand in size. Some A-frame homes feature portions off to each side that are attached to this main part of the home, and others are comprised solely of the area within the ‘A’. This style of home was hugely popular in the mid-20th century when various architects began constructing vacation homes in this unique style. Our area has an abundant of this style of vacation home. If you are interested in A frame types of cabins for sale in North Carolina, we’d love to show you several that will fit what you are looking for in a home or vacation home.

Rustic Farmhouse Cabins for Sale

Rustic farmhouses are well constructed and usually feature beautiful, unique details such as custom trim, custom windows and even stained glass. Several are built atop custom stone foundations, something that you will not see as often in our modern times. Shows like ‘This Old House’ and the popularity of farmhouse chic on channels such as HGTV and others have increased the popularity of home buyers searching for rustic farmhouses and these types of cabins for sale in North Carolina.

River Cabins

The New River flows through Ashe and Allegany counties creating some striking landscapes along the way. All along the river valleys you’ll see river cabins available for rent and sale. Many investors purchase these to rent out in the warmer months. They stay booked virtually all season long. When considering a river cabin, you want to be close into the river and in an area that does not flood often. Of course, living along a river there is always a threat of flooding, however the New River is at a low risk of flooding these days as it supplies water to the nearby town of Boone, North Carolina, home of Appalachian State University. The town draws water from the New River and controls its levels. We can speak with you about the different cabins for sale in North Carolina that are found along the portions of the New River that flow through our region.

Foreclosed Homes in Ashe County

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Over the past years shows about flipping houses have come onto the market with a bang! These shows focus on buying homes that need a little extra love and attention and they turn them into amazing homes! Therefore, homes under foreclosure have become a major point of interest in the world of real estate.

With Ashe County real estate prices on the rise, a great place to look for your next home to flip is Century 21 Heritage Realty. We have options for any area of Ashe County and have several homes offered through short sale or foreclosure. Although many have different connotations about purchasing a home that has been foreclosed on, it is really no different from buying a regular home. However, you should know before getting into the thick of buying a foreclosed home, there will be a lot of hard work involved.

At the time of this post, here are 24 properties that are listed in foreclosure, or a short sale scenario in the High Country MLS. In Creston, there’s a property with two very large homes totaling over 10,000 square feet and tons of potential for being made into a small farm/ranch, or bed and breakfast for just $304,000. It’s situated on 15 acres of land. It’s situated right beside Three Top Mountain state property and could even be made into a small hostel or lodging location for travelers looking to access and enjoy Three Top Mountain. This ‘island in the sky’ needs a visionary buyer that will transform it into what it could be. Our area needs a new venture of this sort. You certainly would likely not have trouble finding business.

In Roaring Gap, in Alleghany County, you’ll find a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,299 square foot home on a nice lot, listed for $222,500. This home has a charming trim and lots of nice features. The best part is it’s proximity to the High Meadows Golf and Country Club. IT’s located on the #7 green!

If you are looking for an absolute steal, check out this property listed for $137,500 in Lansing. It features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and has 1,788 square feet. MLS #214773 features some new improvements as repairs have recently been made to it. The owner of the property is adamant about it being move-in ready, so you can expect it to only improve until it is sold.

Want to find a property for less than $100,000? Right now there are three fantastic options in Ashe County real estate foreclosures. One in West Jefferson, with 902 square feet (MLS #219363), another in Jefferson with 1,039 square feet (MLS #219324) and a spacious mobile home in Fleetwood featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (MLS #214045) for under $100,000. These homes would be great starter homes for singles, or a small family.

If you are interested in buying foreclosures in the Ashe County real estate market, please give us a call. We can guide you through the process and represent you and your interests as a buyer. If you’ve never bought real estate before, you should be aware that buying a foreclosure is a much different process than buying a home for sale that is not in a foreclosed or short sale scenario. Lenders generally want to see a home be in livable condition before offering you financing for a foreclosure. If the home is in a reasonable condition, and you are considered a well qualified client, with excellent credit and good signs of being a reliable financee, then they will extend a loan to you. First time home buyers should not be leery of buying a foreclosure, it is possible, however there are conditions that you need to ensure are in place and you should expect to have to make some level of improvements in most cases.

NC Housing Market Analysis for 2020

The North Carolina housing market it hot right now.  Thousands of people are moving to the state every day for different reason.  Some are looking for real estate in a big city like Charlotte, while others are looking to find a little respite in the quiet mountains of Ashe County. Our region is perfectly situated far enough away from the hub of Boone, North Carolina and all of its traffic from being the home of Appalachian State, to offer quiet views and exceptional outdoor pursuits. The widening project of Highway 221 through Deep Gap in Watauga County, to West Jefferson creates a great deal of growth potential for our area.