ASHEVILLE/HENDERSONVILLE & NC BLUE RIDGE
VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 11
Mountain Tranquility and Urban Living in Arabella Heights
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New Listing! SALUDA This contemporary southern classic exudes the charms of traditional style in a modern open-concept floor plan having simple elegance in every detail and a sophisticated design with easy accessibility for all lifestyles! MLS#3594500 $619,500
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Lake Summit Access!
Beautiful transformation with spacious open floor plan!This home features many updates- too many to list! 3BR/3BA, close to town!! MLS#3568047 $346,900
Your "getaway" to come home to!! Over 7 acres surround this lovely 3/2 with full basement and detached garage/workshop and a view!! Just 15 minutes to downtown Hendersonville..come see! MLS#3563222 $424,900
Under Contract! HENDERSONVILLE
So much charm in this 2-story "saltbox" type home. 3BR, 1.5BAs, larch sun porch. Add Sunny, spacious rooms and detached garage too! MLS#3558196 $254,900
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0 DAYLILLY DR, HENDERSONVILLE
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610 SKYTOP FARM LANE , HENDERSONVILLE
Proposed quality new construction! Gorgeous, private lot located in a quiet cul-de-sac of the picturesque Rebeccas Pond community. Open concept and split floor plan. MLS#3555235 $730,000
This level lot is prepped and ready for your dream home! Cleared w/ 4BR septic and water tap installed. Nestled on the cul-de-sac portion of the highly sought after Skytop Farm, you will be only steps away from the French Broad River. MLS#3508942 $120,000
LOT 20 DAYLILY DR, HENDERSONVILLE
LOT 19 DAYLILY DR, HENDERSONVILLE
Build your mountain dream home on this beautiful, private lot Welcome to your new home site in Rebeccas Pond! Situated in Rebeccas Pond. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this lot offers in a quiet cul-de-sac, this beautiful lot offers gentle topography gentle topography for an easy build site. MLS#3555122 $100,000 for an easy build site. MLS#3555192 $85,000
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Located in Arabella Heights the amazing views help to make this home special. Imagine watching the sun rise over the mountains from your bedroom, breakfast table, living room, upstairs office, or one of the expansive decks. Appreciate fine living in this open floorplan including upscale custom finishes & attention to detail. This home has all of the extras. Bosch appliances with gas cooktop and hood, double wall ovens, drawer microwave and pot filler faucet. Vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, fireplace, and beautiful hardwood floors. So many choices for entertaining friends. Play pool in the downstairs recreational room complete with bar, watch a ball game or movie in your large media room, or grill steaks on the deck and take in the surroundings. Located close to the conveniences of Biltmore Park but in a private setting. With a clubhouse, pool and pool hours, trails, what more could you want?
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339 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC 28801 828.318.8313
Luxury penthouse condo located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville. Custom high end finishes throughout. Open floor plan. 4BR/3BA. The master suite w/ large walk in closet w/ custom shelves and spa like master BA. Double steam walk in shower and large soaking tub. Main floor BR is currently being used for Media Room. Fresh Paint and Carpet throughout. Private parking, elevator and a rooftop terrace w/ hot tub. $369,000 New construction in Porter Estates. One level living at its best. Open Floor Plan w/ tons of space. To be completed by March 2020. Granite Countertops, HW floors and tile BAs make this a beautiful home. Tons of storage. Unfinished basement could allow for another floor of living. $489,000
Nature at your doorstep...
The cutest bungalow in town! New everything!!!! Would be a great rental investment or the perfect home for first time buyers. Fantastic level lot w/ tons of yard space. Close to downtown Hendersonville, restaurants and shopping. $219,900 MLS: 3590835 Enjoy year-round, long-range mountain views from this cozy home in Botany Woods, one of East Asheville's most sought after neighborhoods. Updates include New Roof, New HW Flooring, Granite Countertops, New Tile BAs and Light Fixtures throughout and so much more. Looking for an investment? This would make the perfect vacation rental! $389,000
Southcliff Asheville’s Flagship Gated Community, Now Offereing its Newest Phase of Homesites • Voted “Asheville’s Best Long Range Views” • Unrivaled Hiking Trails and Outdoor Living • Just Minutes From Downtown Asheville • Mountain Modern Architecture Visit our on-site sales office, now open 7 days a week.
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LAKEVIEW PARK 366 Midland Drive Janet Blake | 828.450.5359 $967 K
BILTMORE FOREST 2 Holly Hill Road Laura Livaudais | 828.712.5445 $788 K
BUTLER MOUNTAIN ESTATES 372 Lambeth Walk Miriam McKinney | 828.777.7924
LAKEVIEW PARK 370 Midland Drive Janet Blake | 828.450.5359 $1.1 M
GROVE PARK 69 Edwin Place Laura Livaudais | 828.712.5445 $849,995
SOUTHCLIFF 20 Peregrines Ridge Court Mike Zboyovski | 828.337.7600 $534,900
FAIRWAY VIEW ESTATES 2 Fairway View Drive Ellen McGuire | 828.551.7027
THOMS ESTATE 2 Kiftsgate Court Laura Livaudais | 828.712.5445 $1.095 M
WATERFORD LAKES 19 Bradford Vista Britt Allen | 828.450.8166
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Avalon is Waynesville's premier mountaintop community offering the Best Views in Western NC. Avalon is located just ten minutes from town, and offers residents underground utilities, city water, community fire hydrants, high-speed fiber optic and low HOA fees. And just three minutes outside our gate is beautiful Lake Junaluska. Homes and Homesites Available.
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Model #17 of 18 Single Family Townhomes in Cummings Cove. Exterior/Interior - color/fixture/finish choices from custom design book. Master on main in this 4BR/2-1/2BA, many upgraded features included, 2600 sq. ft. open floor plan, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, great room, fireplace, finished lower level, two car garage. Fairway/Pond sites available. MLS 3516831 $525,000
End units - #12/#13 of 16 Duplexes in Cummings Cove. Exterior/Interior-color/ fixture/finish choices from custom design book. Easy living, one level 3BR/2BA, many upgraded features included, 1650 sq. ft. open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, great room, hardwood floors, fireplace, two car garage. Pond sites are available. MLS 3515859 $385,855 - MLS 3519446 $369,900
SPACIOUS LIVING One of the best locations in Cummings Cove on a cul-de-sac street. 3BR/2.5BA. Large front patio porch, views of golf course & mountains make this home very attractive. Main level w/open floor plan great room, fireplace, dining area is very desirable for entertaining; sunroom, screened porch + open deck. Lower level has several interior rooms, wet bar, fireplace; outside patio. Large workshop area. MLS 3562207 $545,000
FAIRWAY KNOLL Desired location on 6th fairway with a mountain view on a cul-de-sac street. 5BR/3BA, open floor plan; fireplace, vaulted ceilings, sunroom. Finished lower level, with family room, fireplace, wet bar, covered patio and large workshop area. MLS 3582941 $479,000
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Come take a look at this building site with a winter mountain view, privacy on a cul-de-sac street and a great price! MLS 3593233 $39,900
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Featuring 3 and 4 bedroom, low-maintenance, craftsman-style homes with floor plans from 1,110 to over 2,000 sq. ft. We can customize any of our plans, or pick out your homesite and build later.
With stunning views toward Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, Bill’s Mountain offers acre-plus homesites, and exquisitely appointed homes and condos.
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Directions: Only 15 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville. Follow Hwy. 64 East for 8-1/2 miles. Turn left at second Vista entrance sign, and gatehouse.
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Directions:From Downtown Hendersonville, take Hwy. 64 East towards Lake Lure. Turn Right onto 64/74A. Continue 10 miles through Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Turn left at Bill’s Creek Road. Entrance on right in 1 mile.
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Dancing Wind Cottage • $499,000 2 BEDS • 2.5 BATH • 1,652 SQ FT
This gorgeous plan, designed by Moss Creek, sits on a 1.5 acre site overlooking preserved conservation land with gentle topography. This home features an open floor plan with master suites on both the main and upper levels and wonderful outdoor living areas.
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Steve Cooper Professional landscaping welcomes you to this roomy, immaculate 1.5 story craftsman in the Preservation Collection of popular Ashley Woods. Open concept living/dining w/ two story ceilings, updated (2014) kitchen, morning room, laundry, and spacious master w/ walk-in closet on the main. Abundant storage includes three walk-in attics. MLS#3561892 $449,900 • .73
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Now is the time to build on the last lot available in this established community. 0.73 acre lot in the desirable neighborhood of Rainbow Ridge! Permit for 3 bedroom septic. Beautiful Winter Views! Private, Wooded and quiet corner lot. Only 1/2 mile to 74A and an easy 15-minute drive to downtown Asheville. Zoned for Fairview Elementary, Cane Creek Middle, and AC Reynolds HS. All schools approximately a 5-10 minute drive or less! The lot is cleared and flagged for future home site placement. Please note tax records acreage size incorrect. MLS#3591872 $69,000 • CHARMING
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Steve Collins Charming 2BR/2BA Highland Lake Cluster Home. Vaulted ceilings in main living area and master BR. Over sized closets. 2 covered porches. Private fenced yard and single car garage. Large unfinished partial basement-like storage and possible work shop area. All this in the areas premier Resort Style Amenity Community - The Neighborhood at Highland Lake Village! (1/3 of Tri-Plex Cluster). MLS#3594229 $289,900 • INVESTORS:
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Alice Patterson Christian Smith * acre flat, cleared, all usable, corner lot on US 176. So many possibilities for rentals and businesses. MLS#3586355 $299,900
105 RIDGE LANE Uncommon elegance & hard to find features for your mountain retirement home ...Level driveway, 3-car garage, full bath for each bedroom, natural gas generator & supremely private make this home exceptional & unique. Open floor plan. 4bd/4.5bth. A Must SEE! Great rm boasts cathedral ceiling & wall of windows + floor to ceiling FP. Study adjoins great rm & master on main is accented by a 2nd master on main in addition to a 1/2 bath & full laundry rm. Off 2nd master is a lovely screened porch w/room for table for outdoor dining & is directly adjacent to chef's kitchen. LL offers a comfortable family rm w/gas FP and bar/entertainment area. Two ensuite guest rooms compliment family rm. Private & close to clubhouse & fitness center. 3593907 $865,000
15 HUNTMERE COURT Attention to every detail in this beautiful custom built Kenmure home. This home has an open floor plan, curb appeal, comfort, elegance and high end finishes throughout. Main level has master suite, office, great room, formal and informal dining, two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, cooks kitchen with granite island and large walk-in pantry, laundry room and three car garage. Take the elevator to the lower level to an inviting family room with second full kitchen and laundry room, private lower level bedroom suite and large lower level shop or storage. 3446601 $1,319,000
300 WINDING MEADOWS DRIVE Fantastic location, setting, views and architecture. Main level has large off set windows that take in the view from every room. Inviting entry w/ sunken great room, office/study, wet bar, gourmet kitchen w/ keeping room and soaring tongue and groove ceilings, informal and formal dining, master suite and private luxurious master BA surrounded by glass exterior walls. Open and covered decks to entertain guests and admire the view of the signature 17th fairway. Lower level has family/game room, full kitchen and BA, office, fitness/flex room and media room. Upper level has 2BRs w/ a Jack and Jill BA. Walking distance to the indoor/outdoor pools/fitness and tennis. 3508691 $1,375,000
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406 BLUE VISTA ROAD CANTON, NC 28716 You can have it all here! Big views with gentle ridges on 8+ low maintenance acres of privacy. Real mountain living begins in this beautiful log home with a dream come true collector’s garage! You’ll find a spacious, open floor plan, large windows, soaring ceilings and living spaces that invite the outside in. The expansive great room has a masterpiece 2 story stone fireplace that opens to multiple decks & outdoor fun. Main level master with two walk-in closets and en suite guest bedrooms upstairs and down. Attached heated 2 car garage plus a separate exotic 4 car garage with radiant heat, BBQ patio, wet bar and living loft. A masterpiece of finish & design. Situated close to nearby Lake Logan. Within five minutes to world-renowned trout fishing, hiking, and the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain Nat’l Park. Perfect for those looking to get away from it all and who want a special place that inspires them. MLS #: 3595251 $1,363,000
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Refresh Your Home for a Brighter
Spring As temperatures rise and flowers start to bloom, itâ€™s time to wipe away the colder months and refresh your home. Spring and summer are all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine.
While a big clean and seasonal overhaul can sound daunting, here are five simple steps to help make your preparations for warm weather a breeze. Add a Pop of Color
Declutter to De-stress
Say goodbye to winter grays and blues and invite color back into your home with affordable and small swaps to celebrate the colors and hues of the season. Replace white table napkins or plain placemats with patterned prints or shades of magenta, red and orange for a pop of color, or snip a few buds from the garden and place in different sized vases and jars to decorate the table spaces and windowsills around your home. Incorporating pastels, yellows and greens also helps reflect the sunny, blooming outdoors.
While disinfecting and removing odors are the cornerstone of spring cleaning, it’s also important to re-evaluate items that were hoarded over the winter months. For example, revisit your warm weather wardrobe and pick at least three items to get rid of or donate to a clothing drive for every new item that you plan to bring in. Start by eliminating what doesn’t fit or what’s no longer needed. Cleaning out your wardrobe is an easy way to declutter your space.
Clean Out the Fridge
After you refresh your space, revisit your calendar to update with spring and summer sports, holidays and events. Warmer weather and sunnier days mean a fuller social schedule, and keeping your calendar organized is just as important as keeping your home organized. Hanging a whiteboard calendar in a central location is an efficient way for the whole family to make real-time updates. Add flower magnets or use pink and green dry erase markers for a seasonal touch.
Before tackling messes around the house, start at the heart of the kitchen by cleaning out your refrigerator. Get rid of old leftovers, forgotten frozen meals and expired condiments. By removing perished and never-used contents from your fridge, you’ll get rid of lurking odors and have plenty of room for all the fresh produce that spring and summer have to offer.
Soften and Eliminate Odors from Fabrics Throughout the cooler seasons, warm weather clothing like t-shits and shorts that have been stored away can take on musky odors and become stiff and wrinkled after being folded for so long. Preparing your wardrobe is an essential step to ease into the seasonal transition.
Update Your Calendar
Make the most of your spring cleaning with these tips to start enjoying a more fresh, colorful and organized home.
BE SMART about SMART HOME SAFETY Smart home technology has made our daily lives easier and more automated, but it also opened the virtual door to intruders and hackers. As smart home technology grows, so do the risks of being hacked, which can stop some customers from adopting these amazing technologies for their homes. There have been some scary stories lately of hackers tapping into security cameras and other technology, but with the proper precautions, you will make your home incredibly safe from hackers.
Keep your smart home safe with these tips USE STRONG PASSWORDS We’ve all heard it countless times, but having a strong password really is the first step against hackers and is enough to keep most out of your devices. However, many people prioritize creating passwords that are easy to remember (or that don’t change) over their home’s security. The best passwords are a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Longer, “pass phrases” or sentences also work well. As a rule of thumb, change your passwords every time you add a new device to the network, or at least every few months.
UPDATE APPS AND FIRMWARE Most people generally remember to update their smartphone apps but updating the apps and firmware in smart devices around the house can be a different story. Just like mobile apps, smart devices are constantly being updated and often come out with updates to increase performance, remove bugs, or improve safety. Using an old version of a device’s firmware makes it easier for hackers to attack because the firmware is vulnerable and not running at its full potential.
BE SELECTIVE WITH SMART HOME DEVICES
WATCH THE WI-FI NETWORK
The growth of smart home technology means that not every product is created equally. Before bringing something into your home that could put your privacy and safety at risk, be sure to do your research. In general, use products from brands you are familiar with—bigger brands typically have more updates and better customer service just in case hacking does occur.
Putting smart home devices on a public wireless internet network makes them much easier to hack and makes them more visible to hackers. Instead, opt for a private home network that has a strong password and network protection. To be even safer, security experts recommend putting your smart home devices on a separate wireless network from your home computer, which greatly reduces the risk of hacking across devices.
TURN OFF UNUSED DEVICES It can be tempting to always leave every device plugged in and turned on, but that just gives hackers more opportunities to find a way in. Powering down your router or smart home devices that don’t need to be on all the time, can keep your network more secure.
Smart home devices are powerful tools, but by following these tips, you’ll increase their safely and help keep digital intruders out of your home.
HOME YOU for
Buying a home is a major financial and life commitment that you’ll be living with for the foreseeable future. While that can sound a little daunting, being aware of this, and zeroing in on what exactly you need in a home can make the process a lot less stressful. The first step is to define what the “perfect” home is to you. Start by making a list of your “must-haves,” “would likes” and what would be nice, but not necessary. If you’re buying with a partner, make sure you compare lists to further parse them down. In addition to your lists, you’ll also need to ask yourself some questions, such as:
WHAT CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD? Before scouring the market for your ideal property, you need to know what you can afford. By getting pre-approved for a mortgage first, you’ll know exactly how much you can borrow. Your budget should also allow you to put funds aside each month for emergency maintenance. Lastly, think about any potential changes to your income you may face in the next 5-10 years, how they could affect your ability to make payments, and whether there are any safeguards you can put in place.
WHAT LOCATION? It’s not uncommon for buyers to find their perfect home, only to discover too late that the area it’s in is far from ideal. Take note of what you like about your current neighborhood and what you would change and keep this in mind. Take the time to explore the two-mile radius surrounding the property. Drive around in the daytime and at night to get a feel for it. Test out your rush hour commute to work as well. And even if you don’t have children, the school district is important for a future sale.
HAVE YOU DONE HOMEWORK? Carrying out thorough research on a property and area before you buy can take time and money, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Look at general property values in the local area and study how they have changed recently. This will help you decide whether the asking price is fair. A professional home inspection will cost a few hundred dollars but could end up saving you thousands in the long run. If they find any potential issues with the home, you can request the seller makes repairs on the property or use it as a bargaining tool to lower the price.
ARE YOU BUYING FOR TOMORROW? A perfect home isn’t just for now, so visualize whether you can see yourself living and growing there. You also need to look for the potential in the property if you decide to expand or refurbish parts of it. You might not be planning to do this anytime soon, but it’s important to know you’ll have the option later. Ask yourself these questions, and remember, the perfect home is one you build yourself. Don’t worry about minor issues or details, there are always things that can be changed or different. And working on these things will really make your house a home.
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Morgan Chapel Village. 2 wooded lots totaling 1.15 acres in a desirable, well established neighborhood. Less than 5 minutes to I-26 and Hwy 74, 15 minutes to the TIEC, 50 minutes to the Asheville Airport and Greenville/Spartanburg Airport and 1.5 hours to the Charlotte Airport. $24,000 Call Cindy
Located in the wonderful Gillette Woods neighborhood, this 3BR/3BA cabin is so convenient to everything the area has to offer. Light and bright w/ cathedral ceiling in the great room and a wall of windows. REDUCED $299,900 Call Myrna
Valley Villas stunner! Soaring ceilings, stacked stone FP, and a wall of windows. Master suite w/ vaulted ceiling in the BR, 2 spacious closets, and luxury master BA. Screened in porch and large deck. Upstairs bonus/BR and full BA. Entertainment room. Wet bar w/ wine cooler and mini-fridge. Lighted granite counter. $575,000 Call Stewart
Great building lot on the corner of Renard Road and Pineview Court! Perfect location within Red Fox. This 3/4 of an acre homesite is perfect for that new build! Bring your design plans and make this wonderful place home. Convenient to all area attractions, dining, shopping, entertainment and major highways. $27,000 Call Myrna
25.6 acres along the Green River! Perfect for small horse farm or private estate. Majority of the land is gently rolling, w/ frontage along the Green River. Home on site is being sold AS IS, but has private well, septic and utilities in place should you wish to rebuild. Gated entrance with paved driveway. $750,000 Call Mary
You can see for miles and miles from this 134+/- acres w/ â€˘1000' frontage on the Green River and some of the best mountain views in the area! 3.3 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. $1,399,000 Call Cindy
Don't miss this private treetop getaway on White Oak Mountain! Nestled in the woods, this well maintained Southland log home lives large with high ceilings through out, exposed beams and skylights. $349,900 Call Mary
Traffic count of 2600 cars per day & great mountain views make this a desirable location for a number of business ventures! $95,000 Call Cindy
Picture a life on "Golden Pond" in a secluded one level 3BR/2BA home on 3.34 acres. Vaulted ceiling, FP, and built-in bookcases. Adjoining the living room is a large enclosed porch and open deck overlooking the approx 1.5 acre stocked pond. $339,000 Call Myrna
BOATHOUSE on Lake Lanier! In the area known as the BIRDHOUSES on the 3rd Basin. The perfect place to gather family and friends for a day on the lake. $110,000 Call Genie
Build your mountain getaway on 5.22 acres in the Lake Adger community. The lot has a driveway roughly cut in leading to privacy off the road and opens up to one potential location for a house. Lake Adger offers a marina w/ public boat launch & equestrian/walking trails. $65,000 Call Stewart
A BEAUTIFUL piece of property to build your private estate! The combination of open fields, forests of HWs, and a wide, bold creek meandering through the land is just picture perfect. $175,000 Call Stewart
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure (828) 694-3001 112 MOUNTAIN BLVD. | Lake Lure, NC 28746
$2,195,000 • MLS# 3461676 5BR, 5BA, 2HB • 7,430 SF
$1,375,000 • MLS# 3508642 • 4BR, 7BA • 4,800 SF Beautiful home overlooking Lake Lure and surrounding mountains. Enjoy the view from the wrap around porch. The home features an open floor plan and a state-of-the-art kitchen.
$474,900 • MLS# 3431991
$439,000 • MLS# 3512665
$399,500 • MLS# 3541942
$375,000 • MLS# 3582915
$324,000 • MLS# 3454704
$259,950 • MLS# 3520252
$159,000 • MLS# 3511607
4BR, 4BA, 1H • 3,412 SF
2BR, 3BA • 2,304 SF
2BR, 1BA, 1HB • 800 SF
2BR, 2BA • 1,579 SF
2BR, 2BA • 855 SF
2BR, 3BA • 2,171 SF
2BR, 2BA • 1,122 SF
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