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.77 ACRE BUILDING LOT WITH SEPTIC Just build on top of existing foundation or install mobile or modular. Convenient west location. Septic approved for 3 bedrooms. MLS:491528 $15,000 www.rewnc.net/917122 Call Teri Deitz Asheville Realty Associates at 828-2428336

BEAUTIFUL LEVEL LOT THAT BORDERS NICE STREAM underground utilities, public water and sewer. Don't miss this deal. Priced $5000 below tax value. MLS:485529 $17,000 www.rewnc.net/871150 Brian Miller, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-2583737

BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT, IN A PEACEFUL NEIGHBORHOOD Perked for 2 Bedroom house. Approx 10-12 minutes to town. Well & septic permit on file. MLS:484896 $19,900 www.rewnc.net/867352 Olga Batranchuck, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

INVESTOR SPECIAL DW in need of repairs. 1680 sqft in Weaverville close to the schools. Nice lot. MLS:508977 $26,000 www.rewnc.net/934278 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

DOUBLEWIDES OK!!! Popular North Buncombe Schools! Nice wooded and usable building lot for a good price! Suitable for stick built, modular, or doublewide. MLS:486848 $28,000 www.rewnc.net/917120 Call Teri Deitz Asheville Realty Associates at 828-2428336

GREAT BUILDING LOT IN OAKLEY. Winter mtn views but could have year round views! 1 mile to Biltmore Village. Approved for city water and sewer. MLS:441018 $35,000 www.rewnc.net/867236 Call Jennifer Ruane Asheville Realty Associates at 828-279-7272

BEAUTIFUL wooded lot, partialy cleared. Three bedroom septic permit on file. MLS:453579 $36,000 www.rewnc.net/917108 Olga Batranchuck, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ACROSS FROM JOHNSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Singlewide grandfathered into zoning and currently lived in but given minimal value. City water and septic currently, but sewer available. MLS:492988 $42,000 www.rewnc.net/917107 Michael Srijayanta, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

READY-TO-BUILD-ON LOT NOW PRICED BELOW APPRAISAL. Well, septic, and foundation already in place. Restricted, established subdivision ~ 17 minutes to downtown Asheville. MLS:485492 $45,000 www.rewnc.net/917118 Call Teri Deitz Asheville Realty Associates at 828-242-8336

ONE LEVEL HOME ON OLDER 1920'S STYLE ON .23 ACRE LOT. 2 bedroom/2baths, has previously updated master bedroom with full bath, jet tub, decks, fencing, outbuilding. Has nonfunctional fireplace. MLS:505928 $64,900 www.rewnc.net/917101 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

AROUND THE 3601 ADDRESS ON BULL CREEK ROAD. Easy access off of state road. Not far from Mars Hill College. MLS:487822 $64,900 www.rewnc.net/891698 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

CENTRAL LOCATION IN TOWN OF CLYDE. Easy access to I-40 and surrounding areas. Big front deck for barbeques and relaxing. Two lots combined with lots of room. MLS:508320 $69,900 www.rewnc.net/934256 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR RENTAL OR 1ST TIME BUYER. 2BR/1Bath. Hardwood under carpet(per seller, buyer to confirm). Newer Cabinets. Fenced back yard. Roof just over a year old(per seller). MLS:508105 $70,000 www.rewnc.net/934239 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOT WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS in Candler. Largest lot in this subdivision. Off-frame modulars welcome. Underground utilities available. MLS:489325 $72,500 www.rewnc.net/891754 Michael Srijayanta, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL w/ this 3BR/2bath home in Grovemont. New 200 amp electrical service and breaker box. Full unfinished basement. Two drive ways. Bring your investors! MLS:508206 $79,900 www.rewnc.net/934249 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN WAYNESVILLE. 2BD/2BA on .33 level lot with mountain views. Fully fenced in back yard with outbuilding and covered picnic area. MLS:505606 $79,900 www.rewnc.net/917098 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

CONDO IN THE SEASONS AT BILTMORE LAKE. 2 bedroom/2 bath. Condo is on the 3rd floor, end unit. Fireplace, all appliances. MLS:507948 $89,500 www.rewnc.net/934234 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

CLEAN AND TIDY, UPPER LEVEL 2BD/2BA CONDO, IN GATED COMMUNITY. Freshly painted, eat in kitchen, living room w/ skylights and fireplace, dining room, split bedroom plan. MLS:505275 $89,900 www.rewnc.net/917092 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

DOWNTOWN LIVING IN THE WEST END/CLINGMAN COMMUNITY HOA handles exterior maintenence and mowing. Walk to town, River Arts, or just sit on the porch! MLS:506069 $89,900 www.rewnc.net/917074 Cynthia Kovach, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

LARGE 3BD/2BA ON FRAME MODULAR Handicap accessible. Fireplace, jet tub, kitchen island, cvrd front porch, outbuilding. MLS:507640 $90,000 www.rewnc.net/934153 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

NICE 2ND HOME OR PRIMARY RESIDENCE. Nice 2nd home or primary residence. Ground floor access unit, no stairs to climb. Over 1200 sq ft of maintenance free living with 4 miles of I-40. MLS:488977 $98,900 www.rewnc.net/891742 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

A GREAT HOUSE WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL HOME. 3BR/2bath w/ partial unfinished base. Separate single car garage w/ storage under. Zoned Open Use. A LOT for the money. W/ some TLC there is built in equity. MLS:508363 $100,000 www.rewnc.net/934260 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

TWO STORY TOWNHOME with fenced back patio, open floorplan, freshly painted. Amenities include swimming pool, green area and 2 parking spots. MLS:508169 $103,000 www.rewnc.net/934242 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ONE LEVEL LIVING AT END OF CUL DE SAC. Level .45 acre lot. Bay window, breakfast bar, fireplace, pantry, covered front porch, mountain views. MLS:508988 $104,900 www.rewnc.net/934279 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ONE LEVEL BRICK BEAUTY IN CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE. Corner Lot, garage, large sunken sunroom, hardwood floors, level fenced back yard with cute outbuilding, large back deck for entertaining with surprising privacy. MLS:507753 $111,900 www.rewnc.net/934231 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737


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ONE STORY BRICH RANCHER WITH PARTIAL FINISHED BASEMENT. 3BD/1.5BA on .65 level lot. Has 2 fireplaces, workshop area, hardwood flrs, sgl attached carport and storage building. MLS:508450 $114,900 www.rewnc.net/934270 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ONE LEVEL LIVING. 4BD/2BA on 1.90 acre. Close to N Buncombe Schools. Has jet tub, kitchen island, walk in closets, master has attached sitting room/nursery, living room and family room. MLS:508382 $116,900 www.rewnc.net/934265 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

WELL MAINTAINED HOME convenient to popular venues. This has an additional storage room. Green space in the back to walk the dog. Within driving distance to downtown and the River Arts District. $118,500 MLS:492444 www.rewnc.net/944915 Call Sandi Moore at 828-388-4663

THIS MOVE IN READY HOME Detached 2 Car Garage, Deck Off Kitchen and Deck Off Master. Wood Flooring. Fenced Back Yard For Pets & Children. Seller Paid Home Warranty Included. MLS:484915 $119,000 www.rewnc.net/867358 Cynthia Kovach, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

IMMACULATE DOUBLEWIDE HOME The interior boasts a spacious open floor plan with both a den and living room and fireplace. Built in bookshelves, a walk in closet and a garden tub. MLS:507323 $119,500 www.rewnc.net/934142 Call Shae Morales Asheville Realty Associates at 828-280-6844

MOVE-IN READY 2ND FLOOR UNIT. 9' ceilings and some Crown Moulding. Kitchen has Stainless Steel Whirlpool Appliances, Shaker Style Cabinets, and a Pantry Closet. MLS:507080 $119,500 www.rewnc.net/934140 Cynthia Frazier, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

SHORT SALE. Investment opportunity. Cute home on .5 acre lot. Convenient to Biltmore Village, Bus Line, and Downtown. MLS:507409 $129,900 www.rewnc.net/934143 Chuck Giezentanner, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ONE LEVEL LIVING 3BD/2BA on .23 level lot. Has open floorplan, fresh paint, appliances, vaulted ceilings, decks, dbl detached garage, move in ready. MLS:506900 $129,900 www.rewnc.net/934137 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

GREAT OAKLEY LOCATION. Newer roof, kitchen, bath & heat pump. 20' x 11' sunroom not in sq. footage. Two car det. garage. Hardwood floors refinished. Garden space, 2 woodburning fire places. MLS:506332 www.rewnc.net/944284 Call Rick Jaynes The Real Estate Center at 828-713-7626

THIS RUSTIC LOG HOME HAS GOOD SPACE. Covered front porch & screened back porch. Easy access & convenience. 2 of 4 bedrooms do not have a closet but adequate space to add them. MLS:470185 $149,000 www.rewnc.net/826745 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

2 STORY FAIRVIEW HOME AT A GREAT PRICE. Full, unfinished basement waiting to be finished w/ stubbed in plumbing for bathroom. Hardiplank exterior.*AS-IS, SUBJECT TO BANK APPROVAL MLS:508027 $150,000 www.rewnc.net/934236 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

5.3 ACRES ADJOINING THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER. Wooded with some partial clearing. Old home on the property that is unihabitable in its current condition. Currently no septic on property. MLS:487054 $150,000 www.rewnc.net/917104 Call Melanie Ferguson at 8282583737

LOW MAINTENENCE BRICK HOME IN WEST ASHEVILLE. Walk to Carrier Park/French Broad River. Kit & BA are done in Ceramic Tile. Private Back Yard, Hot Tub, Fencing & Play Area. MLS:471542 $157,000 www.rewnc.net/826746 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

WEST ASHEVILLE BUNGALOW Quiet street. Brand new roof and gutters. Hardwood floors, arched doorways. Covered front porch, large rear deck and fenced backyard. MLS:506250 $159,000 www.rewnc.net/934132 Call Christian Donochod Asheville Realty Associates at 828-545-7670

LARGE CAPE COD STYLE HOME. Has an in law suite in the basement. Mtn views, decks, gardening area, fencing, master on the main, fireplace, jet tub. MLS:508949 $174,900 www.rewnc.net/934277 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ONE STORY WITH A FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. Mature landscaping on an acre. Has 2 fireplaces, fencing, sgl garage, hardwood flrs, eat in kitchen, large sunroom of kitchen. MLS:508796 $174,900 www.rewnc.net/934273 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN POPULAR S.AVL. Well maintained/updated by original owner. New Trane HVAC(2010),new tilt windows(2006),new dryer(2010). HOA covers H2O/Sewer MLS:508109 $175,000 www.rewnc.net/934241 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

BEST VALUE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD! Open floor plan, cath ceiling, hardwood floors, granite counters, fp. Master on main. Mother-in-law suit w/tiled bath & Jacuzzi downstairs. MLS:446763 $175,000 www.rewnc.net/826724 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

NEW SUBDIVISION OF ECO-FRIENDLY HOMES. Easy access. Several lots available for your choosing. Enjoy a park like atmosphere with mountain views. Only 25 minutes drive to Asheville. MLS:507564 $179,900 www.rewnc.net/934151 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

ROOMY 3BR/2.5 BATH HOME IN GREAT FLETCHER NEIGHBORHOOD. Great mostly level lot with fenced (privacy fence) back yard. It is a definite must see!!! AS IS. Subject to bank approval. MLS:508374 $181,000 www.rewnc.net/934261 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

COUNTRY CREEK SUBDIVISION W/ COMMUNITY POOL AND CLUBHOUSE. Tigerwood Floors, opening up to and expansive deck for entertaining. Master Bedroom and Garage on main. MLS:507499 $184,900 www.rewnc.net/934150 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

AFFORDABLE SOUTH ASHEVILLE HOME Private front porch with low maintenance wooded back yard fully fenced. Quiet kid friendly neighborhood with easy access to Asheville and Biltmore. MLS:505958 $189,500 www.rewnc.net/917071 Brian Miller, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-2583737

TWO HOUSES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. Brick 1 story with full unfinished basement built in 1925, full unfinished basement has bathroom in it. Blue Guest cottage built 1963 has 4 RMs/ 2BD/ 1BA and kitchen. MLS:508655 $199,900 www.rewnc.net/934271 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

GATED COMMUNITY, POOL, tennis courts. Freshly painted and new carpet. move in ready. 2 fireplaces, family room, dbl garage, wrap decking and huge hottub!! MLS:491743 $215,000 www.rewnc.net/903262 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

HAVE PRIVACY AND GREAT VIEWS ON 8+ ACRES! Large living room w/ wood burning fire place. Den area w/ 2nd fire place. Spacious kitchen w/ island. Unfinished basement. Great opportunity. MLS:508107 $220,000 www.rewnc.net/934240 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-6910536


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LARGER HOME IN NICE NEIGHBORHOOD. Private lot with lots of character. Fireplace. Garage. Home is a HUD home. Buyers agents input offers at www.HUDhomestore.com. HUD key in listing office. MLS:507824 $229,000 www.rewnc.net/934232 Chuck Giezentanner, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

QUALITY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN A QUIET, TRANQUIL SETTING. Vaulted ceiling in living room. Gas log fireplace. Hardwood floors in main living area. 10 minutes to Asheville & Black Mountain. MLS:508103 $229,900 www.rewnc.net/934238 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

GREAT WEAVERVILLE LOCATION! Home is on short cul-de-sac in quiet neighborhood. Open floor plan w/ 3BR/2baths on main floor. Downstairs finished area has ceramic floor throughout. MLS:508015 $230,000 www.rewnc.net/934235 Call Stan Webb Asheville Realty Associates at 828-691-0536

HISTORICAL LANDMARK IN WEAVERVILLE. 5BD/2.5BA on 1 acre. Walk to dtown Weaverville and Lake Louise. 3BD upstairs with updates for the master bath and large walk in closet. MLS:508385 $235,900 www.rewnc.net/934268 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

EXTRAORDINARILY CHARMING 1915 BUNGALOW in the Beaverdam area. Refinished hardwood floors, a gorgeous stone fireplace, open floor plan, and updated kitchen and bath. MLS:508884 $239,900 www.rewnc.net/934275 Call Shae Morales Asheville Realty Associates at 828-280-6844

PERFECT SECOND HOME GETAWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS. Cabin built on a knob with 270 degrees spectacular views and lake stocked with Bass. Easy access to I-40 for Waynesville or Asheville. MLS:483562 $239,900 www.rewnc.net/867334 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

LARGE SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARY HOME Brand new carpet in bedrooms and basement family room w/ fireplace and full bath. Sgl garage on main and sgl garage in basement with workshop area. MLS:507747 $244,900 www.rewnc.net/934230 Gregory Sullins, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

LONG DISTANCE MOUNTAIN VISTAS FROM THIS PROPERTY. Perfect place for an estate. Rolling hills and a creek running the length of this parcel give it a majestic feel only found in the mountains. MLS:455164 $249,000 www.rewnc.net/867240 Mark Sullivan, Asheville Realty & Associates 828258-3737

WONDERFUL HOME WITH 11.87 MOUNTAIN ACRES. 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Woodburning fp. Lrg mstr ste. Lrg island and stainless steel appliances. Gran tile counters in kit and ba. 2 Laundry areas. Private. 4 wheel drive is recommended. MLS:467087 $249,999 www.rewnc.net/826734 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

GREAT OPPORTUNITY Over 2200 sf of one level living. Freshly painted interior, new flooring, over 400 sf of decking, fenced back yard. Agent related seller MLS:488286 $268,500 www.rewnc.net/891709 Brian Miller, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-2583737

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT HOME Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile & hw oak floors, crown molding, fire place, two car garage, partially finished daylight walk-out basement. MLS:483125 $339,900 www.rewnc.net/867327 Olga Batranchuck, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

WANT IT ALL? Near-New Quality Built Home, 11.58 Acres, Old Historic Barn, Lrg Storage Shed, Mountain Views, & MORE! MLS:488377 $398,000 www.rewnc.net/891711 Cynthia Kovach, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-2583737

THERE IS MORE TO THIS home than meets the eye! Five bedrooms & three baths PLUS a media room complete w/HD projector, 100 MLS:468407 $425,000 www.rewnc.net/826741 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

A NEW AMERICAN CONTEMPORY DESIGN in Holcombe Meadows. Spacious 4 BR 2.5 BA, 2 rock fireplaces, custom shutters & window treatments, pro landscaping, corner lot. Owner is licensed agent. MLS:468359 $439,000 www.rewnc.net/826740 Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

CUSTOM BUILT HOME NEXT DOOR TO REEMS CREEK GOLF COURSE Vaulted ceilings throughout. Lower level built to same quality as main level with 2 BRs. Home Warranty included! MLS:473091 $550,000 www.rewnc.net/867256 Michael Srijayanta, Asheville Realty & Associates 828-258-3737

UNIQUE 22 UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX located inside Hendersonville city limits. Units 1BR or studio with avg sq ft of 465. Five Pin numbers include 2 out parcels on 1.87 acres MLS:506076 $567,500 www.rewnc.net/941165 Call Betsy Gudger FMG, Inc. at 828-279-5789

MULTI FAMILY APARTMENT INVESTMENT Lady Ashlee Apt. 6 units, 2br - 1.5ba. Maple Ridge Apt. 10 units, 2br 1ba. Whispering Pines Apt. 8 Units, 2 br, 1 ba. Alyson Apt. 8 units, 2 br, 1.5 ba. MLS:454451 $1,624,500 www.rewnc.net/941167 Call Betsy Gusger FMG, Inc. at 828-279-5789

LAND IN THE COUNTRY ... gently sloping into pasture with an old tobacco barn, well house and spring fed pond. Leave the city behind every day and go home to your oasis. You owe yourself a look. MAKE AN OFFER. MLS:508002 www.rewnc.net/944913 Call Sandi Moore at 828-388-4663

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Homeowners: Save some money this winter (StatePoint) During the cooler months many Americans struggle to keep their homes warm and cozy while keeping energy costs down. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save money this winter. “People would be surprised how much energy, and ultimately money, they can save by making minor adjustments in their homes,” says Leonard Kady, Principal of Leonard Kady Architecture, Interiors & Planning and member of the American Institute of Architects. “It’s really a matter of determining where the house is leaking to prevent good air -- warm and cold - from escaping.” To help get you started, Kady offers some useful advice. Insulation is Key Windows are the primary source of heat loss in houses, says Kady. While newer windows are better insulated than older ones, steps can be taken to improve all windows from losing heat. Whether new or old, start by caulking around windows, door frames and other trim, and use weather-stripping to seal drafty doors. Expanding foam sealants in spray form, which are inexpensive and can be found at most home repair stores, can also be used to seal and insulate wall cavities, gaps along the top of foundation walls in attics and spaces with obvious holes around pipes. Insulating these spaces will

keep heat from escaping during winter months and cold air inside during the summer. Strategic Landscaping Money may not grow on trees, but trees can help you save on energy bills. “Trees and bushes do an excellent job of blocking cold winter winds,” says Kady. “The difference between having trees and not having trees is truly significant,” Kady said. Basic Home Maintenance Some additional tricks around the home: • Make sure the damper of your fireplace is closed when not in use. “Leaving it open is akin to leaving a window open,” says Kady. • Fix all leaky faucets. Even slight leaks increase energy consumption and can cause drain on water supplies -- and your bank account.

• Use power strips to aggregate rechargeable transformers to conserve energy. Even when not in use, anything plugged into a wall draws a lot of power. So switch power strips to “off” to shut off a number of electronics at the same time. • If you’re in the market for new appliances, be a smart shopper. Energy Star models use less energy when in sleep mode than traditional appliances. Homeowners may also consider using an architect or mechanical engineer to check for pockets of energy inefficiency. An infrared photography test will check for hot and cold energy loss zones, and a blower test will help determine a home’s airtightness. This information can help homeowners better insulate and green their homes. To find an architect in your area, visit http://architectfinder.aia.org. By making a few key improvements and behavior changes, you can comfortably save money on energy this winter.


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PRICE REDUCED - MOTIVATED SELLER Beautiful lot. Home has been very well maintained with newer vinyl siding, roofing and windows. 10 year warranty on heat pump has 8 years left and will transfer to new owner. Has large kitchen with wood cabinets and adjoining sunroom addition in rear. Covered front porch with handicap ramp. Priced to sell at $72,500. MLS:505354 www.rewnc.net/915219 Call Jim Howe Keller Williams Professionals at 828-279-1446

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THIS CONTEMPORARY HOME is nestled in premier equestrian countryside. Two master suites, 2 guest rooms, 3 beautiful family rooms and two wonderful decks with fireplaces and privacy, Over 3500 SF above ground with high end Natural Hickory Flooring, Italian tile and granite throughout. Room for an artist's garden on .86 acres. $359,000 MLS:484686 www.rewnc.net/876120. Call Cynthia Thornton, Keller Williams Professionals at 828-776-2034

MOUNTAIN LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCES. Nestled in the Hills of Beaverdam, yet you are only 1 mile to all the amenities of downtown Asheville. The Open floorplan on the main is great for entertaining, yet 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths. Great value in a great neighborhood! $259,000 MLS:476649 www.rewnc.net/923645 Call Cynthia Thornton, Keller Williams Professionals at 828-776-2034


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Highland Forest. Well built home with so many updates you would think it is brand new. MLS# 478074 $199,000

Downtown Brevard. Fantastic location, completely updated. Country setting. MLS#506466 $169,000.

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Probart St. Great location near music center. Garden area, oak floors, updated kitchen. MLS# 489048 $119,000

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Morningside Drive. Well built home in downtown Brevard. Estate sale. MLS#505283 $189,000

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Downtown Brevard. Ashworth Ave. Beautiful home with quality finishes. Home theather, chef’s kitchen, 3 car garage. $695,000

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TWIN BROOKS: Home has been immaculately maintained. The basement has been completely finished with full bath and play area. Opens onto patio with swing and lovely landscaped area with pond. Four bedrooms upstairs, beautiful first floor hardwoods. Great yard with level play area. MLS# 490233

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GASTON MOUNTAIN: Beautifully maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open floor plan, formal dining, two fireplaces, large family room, 2 car garage main level, lower drive with garage door to sports, hobby or workshop storage. MLS# 483707

BALLANTREE: Trilevel on very private low maintenance lot. Small front yard with secluded back deck area. 4 bedrooms 3 baths, family room with vaulted ceiling, clerestory windows, stone fireplace. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances. Oversized 2 car garage workshop in basement. MLS# 490494

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MARSHALL: 4BR/2BA home with wooded privacy. Decks surround the house. Barn for great storage or workshop. Use upstairs or downstairs for master. New appliances, electrical, plumbing, windows and roof. Close to French Broad River and downtown Marshall. Convenient to Hot Springs and AVL. USDA eligible. MLS#505710

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SOUTH ASHEVILLE: First time on market since 1978. Has been a rental for almost 15 years. Needs cosmetic but generally in good shape. Great yard. MLS#505677

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CANDLER: Affordable living just minutes from Asheville. Great investment property. $89,900 MLS505907

SUNSET RIDGE: Immaculate 1bd/1ba unit Remodeled kitchen & bath in gated mtn top privacy. Perfect full time/seasonal living close to DT w/o noise & expense $94,500 MLS506453

SUNSET RIDGE: Fabulous, mountain top studio condo with western views. Redone with granite, tile, California closet and plantation shutters. $100,000 MLS509874

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Excellent lock and go for students or second home. Fenced back patio area, open floor plan, and convenient location. Very affordable price. $119,000 MLS473757

WOODFIN: Very private remolded home. Great location, five minutes from downtown Asheville. Level yard and stream. Must see today. $119,900 MLS510053

BILTMORE COMMONS: Not like all Biltmore Commons. This 2BR, 2BA condo has open floor plan from kitchen to porch. Must see-lives large. $120,000 MLS509978

SEASONS AT BILTMORE LAKE: Beautiful 1 level 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Quiet terrace level, pool, trails, all appliances, washer and dryer. Pets OK. $127,900 MLS488157

TOWNES AT CONNOR CREEK: 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, and lots more! $139,900 MLS478146

CANDLER: Enjoy the country setting-easy access to all-charming 3 bedroom 1 bath home with wood/tile floors-open and bright. $140,000 MLS506270

CANDLER: One level living on great corner lot. Split bedroom floor plan. Backyard landscaped for great entertaining. $150,000 MLS487624

WEST ASHEVILLE: Charming West Ashevile completely restored bungalow with 2 bedrooms, open floor plan and level usable lot. $159,900 MLS491919

MALVERN HILLS: Cozy home features 3 bedroom, 2 bath with large sunroom, hardwoods, updated kitchen with possible in -law suite downstairs. $163,000 MLS487422

BILTMORE COMMONS : 2 bedroom Patio Home in gated community with double carport, sunroom, formal dining with white oak floors, clubhouse, pool and tennis. $165,000 MLS486558

THE CLOISTERS CONDOMINIUM: Three bedroom condo, 2 car garage, pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, close to golf course, downtown Asheville and shopping. $167,000 MLS488357

STAFFORD HILLS: All 1 level, 2 bedroom + office, 2 bath, double garage. Lowest price for this floor plan. No neighbors behind you. $173,000 MLS506411

BENT CREEK: Ranch home with new carpet, paint & appliances. Living room with wood FP. 3 bedrooms on main floor. Rec room complete with built-in bar. $173,000 MLS487908

WOODFIN: Great brick ranch on full unfinished basement with nice yard. 3 bedroom, 1 bath with room to grow. $179,000 MLS487379

HICKORY HILLS: Two bedroom, two bath on .40 acres. New roof and very private. $192,000 MLS509868

SOUTHWEST: ULTRA CONVENIENT LOCATION! Like new, granite, stainless kitchen, split bedroom plan. Oversized 2 car garage, storage shed. Low maintenance. $199,000 MLS486943

HAW CREEK: Convenient location close to city, mall, parks, golf courses and elementary schools. $199,500 MLS506179

MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS: Tri-Level home with level, corner lot in South location. Open floor plan on the main level with fireplace and relaxing Sunroom. Brand New, Updated Kitchen with Granite & Stainless appliances. $209,900 MLS510236

THE VILLAGE AT MOORE AVE: W. Asheville's new healthy built comminuty offers a beautiful setting, mature trees, community garden, fire pit, walking tails & small creek $214,900 MLS505715

NORTH/WEAVERVILLE: One level home w/ beautiful hardwoods, stone fireplace, open floor plan on 2+ acres located on cul-de-sac. $219,000 MLS506009

KYFIELDS: Completely furnished three bedroom, two full, one half bath in a great location. $223,000 MLS491106

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KENILWORTH: Casual elegance in this cozy home with hardwoods, updated kitchen, 2BD, 2BA, large deck with long range views. $229,900 MLS506278

BEAVERDAM: Brick ranch, 3 BR/2BA with family room, fireplace, new kitchen with corian tops and stainless steel appliances. Wood floors. Double garage. $239,900 MLS472272

CROWFIELDS CONDOS: Lovely 3BR, 3BA unit overlooking lake with some upgrades including sliding screen and glass on deck for yearround use. $265,000 MLS506764

BEAR CREEK HILLS: Great open floorplan. Master suite with large walk-in closet. Lower level man cave with heated workshop. Views. REO as is. $265,000 MLS510085

BILTMORE LAKE: Biltmore Lake townhome. 3BR, 2.5BA, master bedroom on main level. vaulted ceilings, garage, and more. $269,000 MLS510083

STONECREST: Great 4BR, 2.5BA home with hardwoods, tile, ceiling fans, open foyer, large expanded deck, fenced backyard and convenient to Biltmore Park Town Center. $269,900 MLS506462

MADISON COUNTY: Only 23 miles from Asheville. Mountain Paradise on 13 acres. Views forever. $279,000 MLS506268

EAST ASHEVILLE: 3BR, 2BA ranch, double garage, hardwood, trees on .56 acres. $292,500 MLS506646

THE CLIFFS: Spacious four bedroom home has great kitchen. Brick patio so you can enjoy the mountain views. Close to everything. $300,000 MLS488415

BILTMORE PARK: Corner unit. Come to two town square to view condos. $323,000 MLS478502

NORTH/THE TIMBERS: Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome features granite counters, views from 2 covered decks, pool and clubhouse! Special! $345,000 MLS467743

BILTMORE FOREST: One level living, vaulted great room, level flat yard, and mountain view.2BR, 2BA with big deck and garage. $349,900 MLS506613

GROVE PARK: Grove Park vintage bungalow. Prime location! Over 1 acre. Desirable private area. 2 fireplaces. Some recent updating. Renovate your way! $360,000 MLS506350

EASTWOOD VILLAGE: Sensational home in convenient location with two master bedrooms, beautiful mountain views and handicap access. $369,900 MLS506149

SOUTH BUNCOMBE: Mountain views, outdoor fireplace, low county taxes, open floor plan with media room. Also available with extra acreage. $375,000 MLS488277

GLEN ARDEN HEIGHTS: Well maintained brick four bedroom, three bath in park-like setting. $388,000 MLS488288

GRAY EAGLE: Open and bright with tons of windows and architectural detail. Beautifully finished with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths plus lower level in-law suite/apartment. $400,000 MLS488414

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT: Contemp. condo with deeded, secure parking. Two bedroom NY loft style. Washer/dryer hook-up and Juliet balconies. $419,900 MLS481761

CANDLER: Lovely home. Beautiful open floor plan. Master on main, granite counter tops, 9' ceilings, hardwoods & tile. Beautiful views. Lots of space. $435,000 MLS506566

BILTMORE LAKE: Soaring ceilings with open plan between family room and kitchen. Two story stone fireplace, formal dining and living room. Biltmore Lake. Priced to sell. Bring offers! $449,900 MLS510087

BEAVERDAM RUN CONDOMINIUM: 1 level living with many upgrades in a gated community with all the amenities. A perfect lock-n-leave situation. $460,000 MLS506198

BRENNAN BROOK: Immaculate 4 or 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in wonderful neighborhood. Great views of Asheville. Level yard. $495,000 MLS474869

CHESTNUT HILL: Custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath private retreat on 32+ acres with bold creek, guest cottage, workshop and gardens. $500,000 MLS487775

THE COTSWOLDS: Beautiful French Country w/full unfin bsmt. 4/3.5, pool-extra large lot. Great price! $579,900 MLS506067


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WEAVERVILLE: By renowned architect. Walk to mainstreet Weaverville. 4 bedroom, 3 and one half bath, .94 acres, 2 story, full basement, views. $625,000 MLS487836

FAIRVIEW FOREST: Awesome views and a level driveway. Beautiful, private, pristine 2 acres with pond, gazebo, and screened in porches. 3 bedrooms plus office. $659,000 MLS444568

KRESS BUILDING: Dramatic luxury in historic Kress Bldg. 2BR/2BA High-end European finishes. Spectacular views of church pries, mountains, sunrises and sunsets. $700,000 MLS506151

MARS HILL/SETTLERS COVE: Beautiful 4 bedroom, 5 bath, custom home on 1 acre in beautiful gated community. $725,000 MLS462447

LAKE VIEW PARK: Own a piece of Asheville's glory days! Stunning open home with view of Beaver Lake and Elk Mountain. Spectacular elegant Spanish eclectic architecture with magnificent details. $799,000 MLS510159

WIND SONG ESTATES: This stunner is chock full of upgrades including an elevator and media room, overlooking the lake;10 min to town. $799,000 MLS491851

BILTMORE FOREST: Elegant custom home, spacious rooms, family room, rec. room, hobby room, screened porch, greenhouse, golf car garage. $799,900 MLS473950

EAST ASHEVILLE: East Asheville mountain privacy, 4BR, 4BA on over 6 acres in Bull Creek. Waterfall and creek. Main level living plus more. $875,000 MLS488669

GROVE PARK: Exceptional Grove Park home, year round views. Exquisitely updated! Mint condition! Warm and inviting. A must see! $900,000 MLS506133

SHERWOOD HEIGHTS: Year round views only 5 miles from downtown Asheville. Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths with master on main. $1,095,000 MLS432225

THE CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE: Custom, privacy, fabulous golf community. Five bedrooms, 12' ceilings, and two master suites. New condition! $1,595,000 MLS509527

FAIRVIEW: 34 acres with main residence and guest house with views, creeks, rolling meadows, wooded trails and a pond. Only 20 minutes south of Asheville. $1,700,000 MLS509901

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Gated Community Townhomes • 24 Townhomes masterfully designed • Model Open Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 5 PM • Spacious living • 2 and 3 story options • Single level living • 6-8 minutes to downtown Asheville

Single Family Lots • Only 6 lots available Located on Hwy. 74A two miles SE of the Blue Ridge Pky.

Contact June Metcalf at 828.779.9955

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From Hendersonville, travel west on Willow Rd. Continue past Champion Hills. Turn right on Cantrell Loop Rd, turn right on Patterson Rd to CrystalCove on the right. Continue on Patterson Rd to Crystal Creek & Crystal Heights on the right. For more information call: 828-697-0515 • 1-800-868-0515


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LEICESTER: 4 bedroom on 4.57 NEW LEICESTER: Three bedroom, acre, split foyer. Foreclosure. two bath, 1,320 SF, two-car garage, on .71 acres with open floor plan.

$126,500 MLS507292

$239,000 MLS481811

WILLOUGHBY RUN: Three bedroom, two and a half bath, single garage, end unit with over 1,276 SF. Hardwoods and gas fireplace.

KENILWORTH: Eye catching English charm! Perfect location. Lovingly restored in 2002. Master or office on main (no closet) with adjoining full bath. One block to Mission Hospital.

$247,000 MLS506803

$265,000 MLS450457

$279,900 MLS508132

$299,900 MLS506134

MOUNTAIN PARK: Four bedroom, three and one half bath on 1.94 acres. Gated community, and two-car garage with views.

MARS HILL/PINECREST: Must see this wonderful home situated on a 1 acre lot with stone fireplace, hardwood, carpet, ceramic tile floors with huge master on main.

BEAR CREEK HILLS: Large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, split bedroom and amazing views of pastoral setting. Bank owned. Sold "as is".

BEAVERDAM: Location! This southern charmer is a must see on 1 acre of beautiful privacy in Beaverdam community of north Asheville.

$384,900 MLS490398

$449,900 MLS508936

$450,000 MLS481336

$500,000 MLS486026

SWANNANOA: Gorgeous custom home on beautiful acre complete with magical tree-house, three natural springs, 4 bedrooms, three and one-half baths plus incredible kitchen. Very nice home.

SILVERSTONE: Spacious floorplan with 5BR, 3.5BA. Great library with built-ins, formal dining, great bonus room. Park like setting.

BILTMORE LAKE: One level living with almost 3,000 square feet. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, unfinished basement and open floorplan on wooded lot.

GROVE PARK: 3 bedroom, 2 bath Grove Park bungalow on a gracious lot and quiet street. Restored to absolute perfection!

$550,000 MLS456124

$625,000 MLS479835

$695,000 MLS465823

$800,000 MLS430431

GROVE PARK: Griffin award winner. Historical meets modern, 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2 masters, over 5,000 SF, grand living room. A must see!

BILTMORE LAKE: Reduced-better HICKORY NUT ESTATES: Luxurious LAKE VIEW PARK: Come see and than a forclosure/short sale on this mountain home with stunning feel the harmonious balance of custom home. 2 bedroom, 2 bath mountain views. space, time and energy in this on main. Lower level suite with stunning North Asheville home. screened porch.


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SYLVA -$115,000 Home being Sold AS-IS. Additional addenda apply BOB SINNERS 828-254-7355 MLS: 488365 www.rewnc.net/883139

WEAVERVILLE - $1,880,000 World class 360 views, private, mtn springs, beautifully appointed homes, multiple building sites. DOUG SHEPARDSON 828-254-7355 MLS: 488037 www.rewnc.net/883140

WEAVERVILLE - $229,000 handsome,1 level home on 1 acre. A regal setting overlooking a small, quiet community. KATHY KANE 828-254-7355 MLS: 487892 www.rewnc.net/880993

ASHEVILLE - $195,000 3/2 on the main level and 1/1 on the lower level. Lower level could be a guest suite, apartment JOY PERKO 828-254-7355 MLS: 487827 www.rewnc.net/880990

SWANNANOA - $228,900 This private location abuts Warren Wilson College's forest with access to 30 miles of walking trails. KATHY KANE 828-254-7355 MLS: 486937 www.rewnc.net/875068

FLETCHER - $649,000 Tri-level French Provincial Stone & Stuccow/3car garage.FUll partial finished lower level w/kitchenette. STEVE NORCIA 828-274-1091 MLS:492549 www.rewnc.net/943798

ASHEVILLE - $779,000 Solid brick Dutch Colonial Revival home in Montford Caringly restored and wonderfully maintained PHIL RYMES 828-274-1091 MLS:492073 www.rewnc.net/943797

FLETCHER - $139,900 Mint condition upper level pvt end unit Designer model look & feel with many upgrades STEVE NORCIA 828-274-1091 MLS:489963 www.rewnc.net/943794

HENDERSONVILLE - $229,000 High end modualar on 2+ acres of lush gardens With w er features, brick drive, fenced year yard BRIAN FRAGA 828-274-1091 MLS:489477 www.rewnc.net/943791

ARDEN - $349,000 Charming 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath New Construction Home has top of the line Energy Efficient System KAREN YEAGER 828-274-1091 MLS:488878 www.rewnc.net/943790

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Since the first of the year, the Asheville Real Estate Market has seen an increase of about 3% in units SOLD over last year- and a decrease in Average Selling Price of about 5%. When you take into consideration the near historic low mortgage interest ratesthis may very well be the VERY BEST TIME TO BUY! Call us to discuss all of your real estate needs. Happy Holidays from all of us! Allison, Colleen, Ruthann, Susan, Susie, Suzanne

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N. Asheville-The Timbers, Multi-level options!

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Want a gated condo community,amenities AND still want your workshop? Spacious multi-level unit w/ 3 deck levels & views has added feature of 300+Sf walk-out hobby room & bath. Main level living features open floorplan, inviting sunroom, master bedroom suite & more. Looking for a separate living space? Lower level offers spacious den w/ built-ins, two generous bedrooms, bath, full kitchen w/direct access to outside & laundry. PLUS OWNER FINANCING!

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Waynesville LOG CABIN on 2 Acres $139,900 MLS #505726 www.rewnc.net/922918 Call Susie Leavens at 828-989-2932 . TO IN LE M L 25 A’VI

Fairview privacy 1 acre $109,750 MLS# 492711 www.rewnc.net/922947 Call Susie Leavins at 828-989-2932

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Easy Living! -Easy one level living, corner lot, new carpet and vinyl flooring, new interior paint,gas fireplace in living room, dining area has wet bar for entertaining, large kitchen and pantry, Eat-in kitchen with attached private deck, all appliances convey, screen porch off living room & master bedroom. Flex room for guest/office or tv room. Convenient to downtown Hendersonville and easy access to other surrounding areas. www.rewnc.net/944040

Walk to Downtown! Great remodeled home. dbl carport, Red Oak Hardwood flooring & tile through out, 3rd bedroom can be used as flex space--separate entrance to this room, detached gas htd. laundry room, Dual-fuel heating, 30-yr arch.roof,New appliances convey, new granite kitchen counter-tops. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Don't miss this gem. www.rewnc.net/944038

Beautiful Flat Rock Home. Open Floor plan, large plank hardwood flooring in most area of main floor. Stone gas fp, enjoy screen porch over looking natural setting. Walk-out basement area with a large family room for recreation or private guest area, bonus room for guest or office with full bath. Mature landscaped yard. www.rewnc.net/944035

Walk to Downtown! MOTIVATED SELLER!Condo in Lower Laurel Park within walking distance to Downtown Hendersonville. Spacious upper level unit with elevator, screened porch overlooks wooded area and creek. Separate deeded garage included. Great room features stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling. Dining room could function as office/den. Loft with built-in work station; additional storage. Appliances included. Large inviting park-like common area and playground. $129,900 www.rewnc.net/944024

Exquisitely Decorated Condo! Custom and professionally decorated lower end unit. Immaculate and move-in ready. Updated fixtures, new paint and carpet in 06. Enjoy the natural gas fireplace, flat screen TV, custom drapes, crown molding, all purpose room. Gated heated pool/clubhouse community with tennis courts, putting green, exercise room, full kitchen in Clubhouse, pool table, big screen TV. Very convenient to super Walmart shopping center and Hendersonville amenities. $142,000 www.rewnc.net/943664

Entertaining or Rearing a Family--this is the house for you! Enjoy the privacy and natural beauty this unique wooded 4 acres and 4 bedroom, 4-1/2 baths this custom built home has to offer. Gorgeous stone fireplaces, massive great room, cathederal ceilings, exposed wood beams and lots of windows for natural lighting -- just to name a few of the features. Approved 4 bedroom septic--but 4th line has not been installed. Plenty of room to roam. Addl.PIN9933316 & portion of 9937381. $349,900 www.rewnc.net/943661

Astounding Long Range Views! -The views are so breathtaking you will NEVER want to leave this mountaintop retreat.... every floor has remarkable long range view of mountain vistas!!Cutsom staircase and ceiling,bedroom with sitting area to soak in the astounding views! www.rewnc.net/941473

Mountain Views! -Absolutely Immaculate 4br 3br Beautiful stone fireplace,separate dining area, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, large master suite with tile shower, jetted tub, huge walk in closet, vaulted ceilings, basement has been studded, plumbed and has electric-over 1700 sq ft just waiting to be finished, tons of natural light, gorgeous mountain views.YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS AWESOME HOME!!! (Approved for 3br SEPTIC/3bth not included in square footage) www.rewnc.net/941434

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BEAUTIFUL FLAT ROCK, NC ESTATE A one-of-a-kind estate in WNC, this home has been renovated by the current owners offering state-of-the-art conveniences, yet it maintains the appearance and character of an 1840's home. It's exceptional in every way. Don't miss this opportunity. www.rewnc.net/941426

Outstanding Custom Home with Views! -Find remarkable elegance in this outstanding custom stone and stucco home! Unbelievable master suite with wet bar , sitting area, private balcony, fabulous master bath complete with jetted tub and tiled shower! 2 fireplaces, gourment kitchen, bonus room, plumbed for second kitchen(downstairs), whole house generator, central vac , enormous deck to watch the beautiful wildlife and views that surround this awesome WORK OF ART! www.rewnc.net/941422

Incredible Cape with Full Basement Incredible floor plan, cathedral ceilings, gourmet island kitchen w/SS appliances/double oven, plush master suite,high tech theater room, home office/den,rec room, large bonus room & oversized garage. All offers are subject to 3rd party approval. $298,000 www.rewnc.net/939119

Great Buy It's been cleaned from top to bottom and is ready for it's next owner. Great split bedroom floor plan, large private lot, large deck with mountain views. On demand hot water heater, wood floors, and easy access to downtown Asheville. $122,500 www.rewnc.net/939113

Wonderful home on a cul-de-sac Spacious sunroom off of the kitchen, game room, office/bonus room, 3 bedrooms and formal living room. Back deck for entertaining, fenced rear yard, two storage buildings and detached double carport with heated workshop/storage area. $228,500 www.rewnc.net/939102

New Construction Bright and open floor plan. Spacious eat in kitchen with hickory cabinets, disposal and dishwasher. Custom milled wormy maple flooring throughout. Large master bedroom with large master bath. Central heat and air-conditioning. $117,200 www.rewnc.net/939074

Private Gated Community Updated home on private wooded lot in desirable gated subdivision. Updated kitchen, with new cabinets, slab granite counters and fixtures. Rocking chair front porch and private rear patio. Double garage on main with 3rd garage door on basement level. $345,000 www.rewnc.net/938437

Fantastic newer home in West Asheville a convenient location. Cherry Cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless appliances in the kitchen. Bamboo and tile flooring throughout. Great neighborhood. Walking distance to all of the West Asheville favorites. Custom paint colors. www.rewnc.net/932212


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Welcome to our new Open House Weekend section. As you’ll notice there’s a number in each listing inside the red triangle. Go to our map on page 21 -- look for the matching number on the map, and find the location of the house. Because we are the best at pulling together print, web and mobile marketing, each listing has its own unique weblink and QR Code. Type the link into your smart phone or computer and you’ll see an electronic tour of the property as well as a more detailed map to the location of the open house. If you prefer, scan the QR Code with your smart phone app and get the same result.

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Sunday Dec. 18, 2-4 PM 12 Grove Cove Drive, Asheville Thursdays and Sunday 2-4, Grove Park Cove Model Grove Park Cove is North Asheville’s premiere new neighborhood just 3 miles from downtown. Offering big view home sites from just $134,900 and lot/home packages from the $650’s. Come see our award winning furnished model and talk to Dan Grammatico about building your dream home! DIRECTIONS: 240 to Merrimon to Beaverdam Road (R) to Spooks Branch (R) to Spring Cove Road (R). An additional entrance is located at the intersection of Sunset Drive/Patton Mountain Road and North Griffing Boulevard. www.rewnc.net/887170 Call Dan Grammatico Prudential Lifestyle Realty at 828-273-9877

Our open house listings are a great value considering the print, web and mobile exposure you get for one low price. Call 279-5962 to learn more.

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Ridge Top Contemporary, Beaverdam - $499,900. This 4 BR/3 BA/2 HB in Saddle Ridge community features a state-of-the-art kitchen, spacious deck, detached studio, & winter views. MLS #483216. Call Bill Palas, 691-7194.

Near Beaver Lake - $159,000 A great location, & it’s on a .75 AC lot! Classic 2 BR/1 BA cottage w/a FP, screened area on the wraparound porch, sunny kitchen, newer gas furnace. An urban homestead! MLS# 485502. Call Gray 279-4058.

Like New 4 BR/1.5 BA - Only $174,900. Move-in ready, & in a private setting in a new Oakley subdivision. HW floors, granite counters, fenced backyard, rear alley access, off-street parking, tall crawlspace for storage, mtn views from the large back deck. MLS #491161. Call Mark, 691-1317.

One Level Living, Black Mountain-$165,000. 3 BR/3 BA on a private, landscaped .23 AC on a nothru street in Ridgecrest community. Two MBRs, vaulted wood ceilings, wood stove, vinyl windows, kitchen w/granite island & counters, 3-yrold appliances. French doors lead to a spacious back deck. MLS #490479. Call Sona, 216-7908.

Fairview Getaway Cabin only $195,000! This little cabin has a big attitude. All the bells and whistles of granite counters, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, and the charm of log home. 1 bedroom, loft guest area, 2 full baths, DR, LR, deck, on a private half acre. MLS 485052 Call Sona, 216-7908

Affordable country home Affordable 2 Bedroom One Bath home with many updates in a quiet setting 20 minutes NE of Asheville. With a beautiful new kitchen, appliances included, tiled bath, hickory floors, and new AC. Plus playhouse, swing set. The Beech Community Center and ball park are right down the road. Easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and just minutes to the town of Weaverville. $120,000 MLS:507580

Privacy, Views, & Dwell Style in Fairview! $299,000 Sleek, modern & open, with live/work flex space, hydronic floor heat, cement counters, MBR suite on 2nd floor w/private deck, 2nd BR & BA on main. On an almost level acre, w/mtn views, garden space, privacy & great access to DT Asheville & the Parkway. Energy efficient, passive solar design. Call Betsy, 779-5544.

50 Acre Family Farm- $580,000 Get your vegetables on! This Madison County property has approx. 16 acres of organically farmed bottomland acreage, pasture, interior roads, gently rolling woods, creek frontage, a well, spring, farmhouse(as is), views, barn w/workshop & rustic apartment, & greenhouse! 35 min. to AVL. Call Erik, 779-5149.

Walk to Downtown West Asheville - $188,000. 4 BR/1 BA with large kitchen, deck, basement workspace. 4th bedroom with own entrance perfect for an office or roommate. MLS #460223. Call Erin, 775-3746.

Move-in ready 3BR, 2BA $159,900 This home features huge level yard, barn w/electric and Mountain views in a pastoral setting. Renovations include but are not limited to; New flooring,(New heat pump and compressor(manufacture warranty 10 years, parts and compressor)), New kitchen appliances,New hot water heater and fresh paint. You sign warranty registration cards at closing. Great location in the country, yet so close to shopping dining and downtown $159,900 MLS:509125

Blocks from Downtown Asheville - $334,200. Historic, 2524 sq ft. Zoned heat pumps, parking. Offices, conference rooms, and restrooms on each floor. MLS #426641. Call Bill Palas, 6917194.

Malvern Hills - $363,000. 4 BR(master on main), 2 BA, and the original features remain: gleaming hardwoods, vintage tiled baths, crown molding, sunroom, breakfast nook. Plus, updated kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, and a very efficient new heating/cooling system. Call Gray, 279-4058.

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Historic Asheville Landmark for a Home or B & B - $775,000 The Rankin-Bearden House was built in 1843, and has Greek revival architecture with Italianate details. Professionally renovated, this grand home received the Griffin Award for restoration in 2007. Conditional Use Permit approved for Bed & Breakfast. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, central hall, period details throughout, a landscaped .43 acre lot, an in-law (or inn-keeper) suite and an income producing apartment, the possibilities are endless. Just a few blocks from Asheville’s vibrant downtown. For history, photos and more information please visit - www.32ElizabethPlace.com. MLS # 472201. Call Betsy or Gray 255-7530.

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Take a Virtual tour of our listings at: “www.ashevilleproperty.com” AFTER OFFICE HOURS CALL:

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James Blue, Broker in Charge ............778-3220 Milo Garren ............................777-2888 Sally Jackson............................258-2222 Julie May ................................242-5629

Jim Tart ....................................290-3377 Keith Norris ............................279-5242 Dave McMahon ......................273-0889 Terry Carpenter........................552-1237 Cindy Zinser ............................243-0217 Perry Moore ............................231-2285 David Wright ...........................778-6160

Steve Heiselman ......................216-4230 Brian Moseman ......................775-4464 Bob Zinser ..............................230-8117

190 Merrimon Avenue • Asheville, North Carolina 28801

828-258-2222 Dial Direct • Toll Free 1-800-232-0199

GREAT VALUE in this solid, traditional ranch home. Large, private Master bedroom with walk out access to back patio. Formal Living Room, plus a nice sized kitchen, dining area, and den with wonderful brick fireplace. Level lot, with fully fenced back yard. Newer Gas Furnace and energy efficient windows. Oversized garage with plenty of storage. MLS# 510131 $163,500 Call Steve Heiselman

AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN WITH WOOD FLOORS, “Fixer Upper” Sold as is. Some upgrades complete, more recent additions as well. “Great Schools” Convenient Location, An opportunity for someone. MLS# 510193 $98.500 Call Milo Garren for further details.

SPECTACULAR DUTCH COLONIAL HOME offers 2037sq. ft. of living space, new bamboo flooring, new granite counter tops and cabinets, new ceramic tile, new carpet, open floor plan, 3 bed, 2 bath, new appliances and water heater. Great location. MLS# 505229 $160,000 Call Keith Norris or Terry Carpenter for more information.

VERY NICE VIEWS from front porch of house. Only minutes to downtown Black Mountain. Quiet Street. Home is tenant occupied, on month-tomonth lease. MLS# 507391 $84,500 Call Steve Heiselman for more details.

PRIVACY AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Large well-built home on 2 private acres only 1 minute to downtown Weaverville. Large deck with hot tub, master with cedar closet, cultured granite & marble in baths, large kitchen with plenty of space, cozy fireplace in the den. Organic garden space, heated workshop, double car garage. Septic permit not available. MLS# 507193 $295,900 Call Jamie Blue

MOTIVATED SELLER! 2 story stacked renovated duplex with partial finished on grade basement. Large covered front and rear porches. 2nd fl 1 bedroom unit with separate entrance, private deck. 1st fl 1 bedroom unit owner occupied with 2 additional unheated bedrooms . Basement studio. Fenced yard with off street parking. MLS# 490772 $259,000 Call Bob Zinser for more details.

LARGE CORNER LOT in convenient South Buncombe County. Cozy fireplace in Living Room. Light filled Sunroom. Partially finished basement with plenty of storage. House is leased until March 31, 2012. MLS# 492552 $166,000 Call Milo Garren for more details.

BEAUTIFULLY PRIVATE SOUTH FACING HOME. Hardwood floors in Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, & Half Bath. . Sunny Kitchen & large Laundry Room. Master Suite on main includes double sinks, garden tub & separate shower. Double Garage on main. MLS# 491000 $264,000 Call Cindy Zinser for further details.


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GREEN Basically the term”Green” is a main stream marketing tool to get the word out to the general public that it is generically good for the environment and good for people. The use of the word”Green” is a starting place to promote the concept of sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY The EPA defines”sustainability” as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. So when you hear the word”Green” think sustainability.

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FLAT ROCK Highland Lake 3BR, 2.5BA plus loft. Open floor plan features hardwood floors, ceramic tile, gas fireplace, screened porch. Lawn maintenance included in low HOA fee. Resort style living, visit website for all the details. MLS# 507549 www.rewnc.net/925992

ASHEVILLE 3BR, 2.5BA plus loft. Former model home with many upgrades. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile, central vac. Large kitchen with all appliances. Gas fp, 12 x 12 sunroom, fenced back yard. Lawn maintenance included in low HOA fee. MLS# 506068 www.rewnc.net/918456

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FAIRVIEW 3BR, 2.5BA Open floor plan with hardwood floors, fireplace, spacious kitchen with granite counters. Wrap around porch. Full basement with tandem 2 car garage. 1.18 acre lot with partial fencing. 1 year warranty. MLS# 508586 www.rewnc.net/931721

FLETCHER The Cottages at Livingston Farms. 3BR, 2BA split bedroom 1 level floor plan, vaulted ceilings, light filled sun room, gas fireplace, neutral decor, lawn maintenance included in low monthly fee, one year home warranty. MLS# 478701 www.rewnc.net/828835

GREEN BUILDING Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resourceefficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building. THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATION Third-party certification is a scientific process by which a product, process or service is reviewed by a reputable and unbiased third party to verify that a set of criteria, claims or standards are being met. A third-party certification can reduce the time and expense needed for identifying, selecting and purchasing a home or other”green” products.

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FLETCHER Stafford Crossing Condominium 3BR, 2.5BA. Neutral colors throughout. Spacious kitchen with all appliances. Indoor laundry with W&D included. Fenced patio area for entertaining. 1 car garage & storage. 1 year home warranty. MLS# 509540 www.rewnc.net/937450

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COMPLETELY REMODELED $170,000 MLS:481979 www.rewnc.net/943766

SHORT SALE $85,000 MLS:466551 www.rewnc.net/941709

GREAT LANDSCAPING $350,000 MLS:506675 www.rewnc.net/923174

CERTIFIED HEALTHY-BUILT $389,000 MLS:492081 www.rewnc.net/920971

SPACIOUS TOWNHOME $125,000 MLS:492778 www.rewnc.net/932581

RARE OPPORTUNITY $125,000 MLS:460033 www.rewnc.net/941579

WRAPAROUND PORCHES $374,000 MLS:482267 www.rewnc.net/924075

IN GROUND POOL $195,900 MLS:490855 www.rewnc.net/920927

TOP FLOOR CONDO $119,000 MLS:487632 www.rewnc.net/920932

FARMHOUSE $129,900 MLS:505446 www.rewnc.net/923208

.63 ACRE BUILDING LOT $49,000 MLS:438712 www.rewnc.net/926961

GREAT BRICK RANCH $127,000 MLS:505689 www.rewnc.net/926820


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LAND & INVESTMENTS! NORTHWEST! 16.2 private acres! Cleared with new roads and homesites! $319,000!

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EAST! Stunning 3 BR, 3 bath home on gorgeous 4.13 acres on the Swannanoa River w/600 ft of river frontage, wonderful kitchen, 2 FP’s, fam room, office, cov decks, 2-car gar, MLS#489650, Code#8032, $775,000!

NORTHWEST! 4 BR, 4 bath home on 1.5 private acres, Spacious great room, huge fam room, HOME WARANTY, custom cabinets, white oak HW floors, office, huge cov rear deck, attached 2-car gar, + detached 2 story 2-car gar, many upgrades, MLS#505949, Code#7112, $669,000!

EAST! 26.48 acres surrounds this lovely 4 BR, 2 bath home, family room, large front deck, rear patio, HOME WARRANTY, black top drive, MLS#506279, Code#6242, $599,900!

WEST! 4 BR, 2.5 bath rancher on 7.44 gently sloping acres, full finished bsmt, lg patio & decks w/views, HOME WARRANTY, 3000 sqft metal bldg w/attached shed, creek, fenced w/24x60 barn on property, great for horses, MLS#484344, Code#7102, $590,000!

FAIRVIEW! Outstanding commercial property w/1.80 acres on Charlotte Hwy – US 74A, includes 1930’s vintage 4 BR home, HOME WARRANTY, great visibility, potential to tap into sewer, MLS#508249, Code#6252, $560,000!

NORTH! Newer spacious home, 4 BR, 4.5 baths, fam room, see-thru FP, tall ceilings, 2car gar, cov decks, private .87 acre lot, lots of storage, MLS#492855, Code#6042, $429,900!

ROBERSON HI DISTRICT! Newer ranch style home w/ 2 BR, 2 baths all on 4.85 private acres, den/office, 2 car gar with separate garage/barn w/4-stalls, electrical fence throughout property, owner financing possible, MLS#509800, Code#6032, $425,000! Call Camilo Monroy at (828)606-8843

COUNTY SETTING! Newer 4 BR, 4 bath home, great room w/FP, cathedral ceilings, wonderful kitchen, HOME WARRANTY, 2-car gar plus add’l gar in bsmt, full bsmt framed, plumbed and ready to finish! MLS#488791, Code#4932, $375,000!

NORTHWEST! 31.66 acres w/incredible long range 50+ mile views includes neat and clean 3 BR, 2.5 bath 2 story home, ultimate privacy, add’l building sites, MLS#505898, Code#4972, $349,000!

EAST! 4 BR, 3 bath home, nicely landscaped w/fenced back yard, lg rooms, cov front porch, rear deck, fam room w/FP, many updates, bsmt, nice above ground pool w/elaborate decking, MLS#491722, Code#5062, $315,000!

FAIRVIEW! 3 BR, 3 baths on beautiful 1.35 acre landscaped lot, LR w/vaulted ceilings, 2 gas log FP’s, lg family room, HOME WARRANTY, craft room, 2-car gar, cov front porch, lg private patio, views, MLS#485698, Code#4962, $310,900!

ROBERSON HI DISTRICT! 3 BR, 2 bath home on 4.05 acres, stainless appliances, cov front & rear porches, stone FP, HOME WARRANTY, 2 car gar, 36x24 detached workshop, fantastic mtn views, approx 1400 sf unfinished walk up attic, MLS#509830, Code#4912, $309,500!

FLETCHER! 2.01 well landscaped acres w/3 BR, 2 bath home – all on one level, stunning kitchen w/custom cabinets lg cov rear deck, HOME WARRANTY, HW & tile floors, rock FP, 2-car gar, private, MLS#507596, Code#4082, $299,900!

FAIRVIEW! Gorgeous, level, wooded, 2.68 acres located behind Food Lion in Fairview, ideal location for an office building or a business, great location, MLS#490323, $275,000!

SOUTH! All brick 3 BR, 2 bath home on nicely landscaped .42 acres, family room, LR w/FP, exercise room, office, HOME WARRANTY, rear covered and tiled patio, wonderful unheated sunroom, 2-car gar, HW & tile floors, full bsmt, MLS#507372, Code#4082, $269,900!

WEST! Newer 3 BR, 2.5 bath home, views of the Biltmore Estate, lg cov front proch, great room, gas FP, lg kitchen w/granite countertops, full bsmt, MLS#505675, Code#4052, $265,000!

WEST! Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath home in wonderful area of newer homes, bonus room, corner lot, convenient location, 2-car gar, MLS#506470, Code#4022, $249,900!

SOUTH ASHEVILLE! Private 1.29 wooded acres w/3 BR, 2 bath home, cov back porch, deck, patio, HOME WARRANTY, 2 rock FPs, cathedral ceiling, family room, great school district, MLS#509474, Code#4062, $239,900!

FAIRVIEW! 1 level living, 3 BR, 2 baths, family room w/rock FP, HOME WARRANTY, 2 car gar, level private .62 acre lot, MLS#492754, Code#4072, $229,900!

LEICESTER! 3 BR, 2.5 bath home on .61 acres, office, playroom, 2 ht pumps, jetted tub, cov front porch, HOME WARRANTY, security system, HW & tile floors, 2-car gar, MLS#507599, Code#4692, $220,000!

EAST! 3 BR home on gorgeous level .88 acre lot, covered RV parking pad, HOME WARRANTY, lg family room w/FP, huge covered private rear deck, 2-car gar, no maintenance exterior vinyl siding MLS#486065, Code#4112, $220,000!

NORTH! 1.42 very private acres in country setting, ideal garden space, includes a 2 BR 2 bath home, family room, HOME WARRANTY, ht pump, metal roof, out building, home needs “TLC”, MLS#490305, Code#3062, $188,000!

NORTH! 3.74 gorgeous acres! Wonderful homesite or for subdividing! $97,000! WEST! 4.95 beautiful acres! Excellent long range views! Creek w/waterfall! $60,000! NORTH! .99 acre building lot! Mountain Views! $50,500! NORTHWEST! 1.2 acre lot w/beautiful mtn views, ready to build, $33,000! FAIRVIEW! 1.04 acre lot w/ buildable knoll, convenient location, $29,900! LEICESTER! .83 acre lot! Million dollar views! Ready to build! $29,900! WEST! 1.13 acre lot, winter views, waterfall at top, .5 acres cleared, $24,900!


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WEST ASHEVILLE! 3 BR, 2 bath ranch, nicely landscaped .45 acre lot, impressive rear screened patio, HOME WARRANTY, 2-car gar, black top drive, MLS#505602, Code#3572, $187,900!

LEICESTER! All brick home w/3 BR, full bsmt, carport, large living room w/FP, central air, views, garden space, minutes to downtown Asheville, MLS#492696, Code#3572, $185,000!

NORTH! A private 1.5 acres surrounds this newer 3 BR, 2 bath, 1.5 story home, office, den, full unfinished bsmt, HOME WARRANTY, enjoy the views from this magnificent cov front porch, MLS#487835, Code#3202, $184,900!

EAST! Neat and clean 3 BR, 2 bath log cabin, open floor plan, nice kitchen, private deck, skylight, walking distance to Lake Tomahawk, owner financing possible, MLS#506580, Code#3022, $179,900!

OAKLEY! Brick home w/3 BR, 2 baths, full bsmt, 2-car gar, level yard – partially fenced, newer kitchen, windows & roof, vacant & immediate possession, MLS#507888, Code#3222, $169,900!

NORTHWEST! Neat & clean 3 BR, 2 bath ranch on level .67 acre lot, family room, brick FP, full unfinished bsmt, 24x32 garage, great mtn views, MLS#506282, Code#3102, $169,900!

EAST! Private 3 BR 2 bath home on 1.27 acres with a long Broad River frontage, cov front porch & rear deck, HOME WARRANTY, heat pump, 2-car garage, MLS#491017, Code#3072, $165,000!

NORTH! Lovely 2 BR ranch, nice family room w/brick FP, cov front porches and lower deck, HOME WARRANTY, garage in bsmt, one half acre lot, MLS#506059, Code#3272, $159,900!

NEW LISTING! South! Lovely 2 BR, 2 bath condo, private deck w/wooded view, gas log FP, separate storage unit, pool & tennis courts, convenient location, HOME WARRANTY, MLS#510332, Code#3232, $149,900! Call Susan Burk at (828) 777-1906

WEST ASHEVILLE! Neat and clean cute 2 BR home, vaulted ceiling, fenced back yard, covered front deck, large rear deck, ht pump, outbuilding, no maintenance vinyl siding, convenient location, MLS#508939, Code#3252, $143,900!

FLETCHER! Like new 2 story condo w/3 BR, 2.5 baths, HOME WARRANTY, many upgrades, rear patio w/privacy fence, gas FP, garage, convenient location, MLS#508760, Code#3112, $137,000!

SOUTHEAST! Cute 2 BR home, nicely remodeled bathroom, level .74 acre well landscaped yard, creek, cov front porch, 2 out buildings, 2-car carport, new roof and vinyl siding,MLS#486715, Code#3032, $135,000!

BILTMORE LAKE AREA! Very neat & clean 2 BR 2 bath condo, many upgrades, newer appliances, Berber carpet, crown molding, backs to conservation, HOME WARRANTY, shows like a model, must see, MLS#483211, Code#3672, $119,000!

FAIRVIEW! Newly remodeled home w/many upgrades, 3 BR, 2 outbuildings, nice stream, HOME WARRANTY, level .37 acre lot, MLS#478163, Code#3602, $114,500!

NEW LISTING! West! Block building in handy Candler location on level .25 acre lot, presently used as a church, large storage area, city water & sewer per owner, MLS#510221, Code#2042, $50,000!

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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOME ON MONTFORD. Currently used as commercial office. Totally unique with lots of spacious rooms. 7 original fireplaces with Italian tile. 3rd level is a huge attic which could be finished. Lots of parking. $585,000 MLS:510179 www.rewnc.net/943296

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT home sitting on 2.48 acres. Large back patio and full basement with 1/2 bath for expansion. Has fantastic 2900 sq ft garage-now rents for #500 per month. $175,000 MLS:509769 www.rewnc.net/940324

THE WONDERFUL THING about this traditional home is the feeling that you are living in a tree house. In addition to the 3 full bed you have an additional spacious room w/closet to be used for whatever your heart desires. Too many upgrades to mention. $430,000 MLS:505339 www.rewnc.net/913359

LOTS OF SPACE 2 Bedroom 2 bath. $118,000 MLS:491589 www.rewnc.net/902074

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MOUNTAIN VISTA Pristine new home with natu3 BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM Spacious 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM ral colors that make you feel as if you are living home with vaulted ceiling in living room, Conveniently located home in West outdoors. This home has a beautifully appointed cherry hardwood floors, maple cabinets, Asheville. Hardwood floors in LR, DR, and eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar. Split bed- kitchen with tons of gorgeous cabinets, a sunny Kitchen. $150,000 MLS 489994 interior, breakfast bar that opens into a great room plan. large deck for entertaining. www.rewnc.net/895595 room, large deck and level yard just waiting for $230,000 MLS:488976 your outdoor activities to begin. $219,900 www.rewnc.net/895593 www.rewnc.net/765365

BEAUTIFUL MASTER PLANNED 100-ACRE GATED COMMUNITY features spectacular long range views of the Western NC mountains & 6 acres of common area w/family-friendly amenities. Lot sizes vary from .7 to 2 acres. Lot prices from $35k to $48k.

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3 BR/ 2 BA MLS# 509581 $165,000 Call Eva Hartman, 242-3843

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North Office

Great location! Right across from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce!

145 Garrison Branch Road Weaverville NC 28787 (828) 658-2264

35-B Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 www.brpavl.com

828-254-4440 or 1-800-704-5434 PRICE REDUCED

CENTRAL Asheville’s premier B&B located within blocks of Biltmore Estate. On National Historic Registry. Grand foyer and sitting rooms, 2 dining rooms & veranda dining, 12 private rooms, 2 en-suites. $2,600,000. www.rewnc.net/927979, Call Leslie Osborne at 828712-3507

BRAND NAME GAS & CONVENIENCE Long Established Branded Gas Station, Convenience Store - Seller Is Owner Of Prop. Sales For 2010 Are $215,400 Plus $770,956 Gas = $985,930. Sales For 2011 Are Up Approximately 20%.Price is plus inventory. $80000 MLS# 506893 Mike Bagley 828-215-8310 www.rewnc.net/943327

BEAUTIFUL KNOLL TOP BLDING. SITE 3.73 acres with barn, creek and workshop. Beautiful knoll top building site. Country living only 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Newer heat pump and windows. MLS#509812 $125,000 Kathy Chieco 828-776-5846 www.rewnc.net/940445

9.47 ACRES!!! BONUS ROOMS!!! Well Maintained Home-Flooded w/Natural Light. Bay Windows In Living Room & Master, 3 Bd, 2 Ba Home w/Large Addition. Storage Shed, Fruit Trees, Tremendous View From Top Of Property. MLS#492039. $159,000 Carol Dodge 828-2064309. www.rewnc.net/904773

UPDATED 3/3 Cape Cod On 1.18 Ac. w/Long Range Views. Full Basement, Great Location. Motivated Sellers. MLS#481467. $229,000. Norval Hensley 828-712-2203 www.rewnc.net/901130

FAIRVIEW Custom, owner built 3BR/3.5BA, 2 master BRs, gourmet kit w/maple cabinets, granite counters, SS appl., 10' ceilings and hickory floors. Great room w/FP. Private setting but close to school and shopping. $429,000 MLS:485876 www.rewnc.net/934422, Call Olga Earwood at 828-280-4104

WEAVERVILLE MLS# 488164 Sought after downtown location. Walk to restaurants, library, parks, and shopping center. Traditional with wrap around porch. Hrdwd and tile on main level, spiral staircase, 4BR/3BA, separate laundry room on main, new roof, many updates. www.11HarbeckDr.com Owner/Broker. $359,900. Call Geri Ray at 828-712-4946

CANDLER MLS# 507600 Exceptional home! Large foyer, inviting LR w/wood flrs and gas FP. Spacious kitchen, SS appl,granite counters. Lrg mstr suite has luxurious bath. Walk-out bsmt offers den, office, and lots of storage. Screened porch, deck great for entertaining. $349,000 www.rewnc.net/930609, Call Leslie Osborne at 828712-3507

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BEAVERDAM Private 7.9 acre+/- tract perfect for estate or specially approved subdivision of 3 lots. Just min. away from N. Asheville with gentle slopes and attractive home sites. Views short and long range vary by season. Also includes PIN#'s 9750-57-0730 and 9750-57-3158. $324,900 MLS:491793 www.rewnc.net/936889, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-712-3507

FAIRVIEW MLS# 507390 Beautiful home with mtn. views! Hdwd floors and tile throughout. Large LR features cathedral ceiling and stone FP. Gorgeous sunroom. All BR's have walk-in closets and views! Upgraded kit with granite counters. Energy efficient. $284,900. www.rewnc.net/928133, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-712-3507

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WEAVERVILLE MLS# 490522 Close to schools, shopping and restaurants. Only 15 minutes to DT Asheville. Wooded landscaped lot w/wonderful private deck Split BR floorplan w/centrally located kitchen,DR and LR. Finished bsmt has den w/woodstove and storage. $189,900 www.rewnc.net/930607, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-712-3507

WEAVERVILLE Great mountain views from this level to rolling .75 acre building lot. Septic permit on file for 4 bedrooms. Paved road built to state specs, underground utilities. $88,500 MLS:492205 www.rewnc.net/936892, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-712-3507

LAND

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Rented Home. Upstairs $750/Month, Downstairs $500/Month. Joins Northridge Commons (Walmart, Lowes, etc.) Very Good Commercial Potential. Sold As Is. MLS#506929 $275,000 Tom Garden 828-231-6866. www.rewnc.net/921143

MOUNTAIN VIEWS From This Custom Built Home. Hardwood & Ceramic Tile Floors, 3 Decks, Creek, Full Unfinished Walk Out Basement, 2 Car Garage. $300,000 MLS:492687 Kathy Chieco 828-776-5846. www.rewnc.net/909456

VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS!... This Quality 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Home Exceeds Most Building Standards. Immaculate Home Sits Above The Rest. Placed Strategically Atop A Gentle Mountain To Maximize The Awesome Long Range Views. MLS# 480447. $329,900. Carol Dodge 828-2064309. www.rewnc.net/901332

A PLACE TO CALL HOME! 16.91 Acres Fenced, 3/3 2500 Sq.Ft. Barn & Views. MLS# 471679. $339,000. Norval Hensley 828-712-2203. www.rewnc.net/901333

FINE HOME & ESTATE QUALITY - Spacious Open Floor Plan Welcomes Home The Entertainer In You. 3 Large Bedrooms, Large Office, 2 Full Baths, Studio, Workshop & Gazebo Overlooking The Mountains. MLS# 466542. $450,000. Carl Whitt 828-216-4729. www.rewnc.net/901376

ELEVATION-4767'!!! Wake up to this view on your favorite holiday. Just 9 min. to Wolf Ridge ski lifts! Breath taking long range views, 4BR/3.5BA, great room, loft, granite kit, 2 FP's & private outdoor jacuzzi. MLS #490145 $517,000 www.350unakite.com Carol Dodge 828206-4309. www.rewnc.net/901380

Lots and Acreage

WEST ASHEVILLE - Two half-acre lots available. Gently sloping and easily buildable. Lots to be surveyed out from 1 acre. Portion of PIN. Taxes TBD. Acreage is approximate. $40,000 each MLS:483307 & 483310 www.rewnc.net/936885, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-712-3507

MARS HILL - Private wooded lots 30-35 minutes north of Asheville. $28,500 to $57,500. 1.27 to 3.4 acres MLS#'s:480958, 480985, 480986, 480987 www.rewnc.net/936882, Call Leslie Osborne at 828-7123507

2.6 ACRES. Huge Lot With Great Views From Building Site. Plans Must Be HOA Approved. System Built Modulars Ok If Approved By HOA. MLS#454044 $27,900. www.rewnc.net/901452 5 ACRES. Your Own Private Mountain Retreat With Beautiful Views. Build The Home Of Your Dreams, Close To Skiing. Seller Will Owner Finance With 15% Down. Survey On File, Tract 1. MLS# 489456. $58,000 www.rewnc.net/901473 1.75 ACRES. River Front Level Lot With Plenty Of Room To Garden. MLS# 483470. $129,500 www.rewnc.net/901510 12 ACRES. 10 Minutes From Weaverville. Pasture And Open Woods Make The Perfect Combination For A Beautiful 12 Acre Horse Estate. $228,000 MLS# 506970. www.rewnc.net/921308 95.2 ACRES. The Perfect Retreat! Privacy, Views, Trout Fishing, Wildlife, Easy Access & Excellent Building Sites. MLS# 487609. $560,000. www.rewnc.net/901937


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Your Choice for Real Estate in the Mountains

C21ml.com 45.13 ACRES, stunning 4BR, 4BA, Hickory, Granite, Marble, breathtaking views, 6 stall barn, hayloft, tack room. $1,150,000 Carol Hand 828-684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 487602

2.53 ACRES, beautiful ceilings, eat-in kitchen, quartz counters, cherry cabinets, FP, views. $485,000 Barry May 828-6842640 Cell 458-5995 MLS# 486980

ELEGANT, IMMACULATE, 4BR, 3.5BA, lots of closets, HW floors, MBR suite has office, 3 car garage. $465,300 Kristie Frizsell 828684-2640 Cell 242-4484 MLS# 509293

IMMACULATE, Beaver Lake, 3BR, 2.5BA, private, convenient, hardwoods, FP, 4 season sunroom. $400,000 Jason Nicolai 828684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 468814

South Office 2123 Hendersonville Rd. 828-684-2640 828-277-7773

7.5 ACRES, OPEN USE ZONING, city water, gently rolling, stream, views, 2BR home & garage apt. $399,000 Martha Lowe 828684-2640 Cell 777-4364 MLS# 485578

CUSTOM-BUILT, Builder’s lake front home, 4000sf, natural light, 2 FP’s, recreation and guest area, hiking. $379,900 Jason Nicolai 828-684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 505265

CAPE COD in the COUNTRY, 4 acres, mtn views, creek, 3BR, 3BA, bonus room,1633sf garage. $359,000 Dave Couch 828-6842640 Cell 777-9810 MLS# 482282

ON 1.56 ACRES, 4BR, 2.5BA, lots of hardwood floors, 2 family rooms, updated kitchen. $339,900 Bill Goodman 828-6842640 Cell 273-4009 MLS# 487842

MOUNTAIN CHALET, Contemporary European, mtn. views, Brazilian cherry floors, curved stacked stone FP, MUST SEE! $330,000 Deb or Kristie 828-684-2640 MLS# 506708

SPRAWLING RANCH on .79 acre in Arden, hardwood flooring, 3BR, 3BA, sunroom, central vac, workshop & more. $329,000 Bill Goodman 828-684-2640 Cell 273-4009 MLS# 509831

VICTORIAN, hardwood floors, open kitchen, LR with FP, 2 garages + workshop, views, decks!! $325,000 Jason Nicolai 828684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 491213

LIGHT and BRIGHT townhome has lots of windows and mature trees, screened deck and open deck, ample storage. $319,400 Dot Hart 828-684-2640 Cell 777-4837 MLS# 482859

ONE LEVEL HOME ,1.39 acres, 3BR, 3BA, hardwood floors, solid surface counters, FP, 3 car garage. $259,000 Allison Jones 828684-2640 Cell 712-1193 MLS# 482472

COUNTRY SETTING, wrap around deck, open & bright, private, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops. $242,000 Cathy Moore 828-684-2640 Cell 2751421 MLS# 505380

ROOMY and CUTE as a BUTTON, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, LR, huge FR, wooded lot. $224,900 Jason Nicolai 828684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 507774

SMALL COMMUNITY, 3BR, 2.5BA, MBR on main, gas FP, skylights, convenient to town. $218,500 Eunice Pearson 828-684-2640 Cell 230-4894 MLS# 470672

CONTEMPORARY with hardwood floors, 3 baths, updated kitchen and wrap around deck. $207,000 Eunice Pearson 828-6842640 Cell 230-4894 MLS# 507134

ONE OWNER HOME, established subdivision, _ acre, brick & vinyl, replacement windows, FP, basement. $201,900 Martha Lowe 828-684-2640 Cell 7774364 MLS# 491591

A PERFECT HOME, country feel yet minutes to downtown, year round views, wooded. $200,000 Jason Nicolai 828-684-2640 Cell 284-0723 MLS# 484294

IMMACULATE TOWNHOME, end unit, garage, appliances included, walk to downtown. $199,900 Debra Marshall 828-6842640 Cell 273-5305 MLS# 506180

VACATION PLACE! Golfing, snow skiing, 2 FP’s, view, 3BA, huge deck, easy access to Asheville. $199,900 Eunice Pearson 828684-2640 Cell 230-4894 MLS# 476108

PRICED TO SALE! 3BR, 2BA home in Fletcher area, over 2900sf for only $199,850 Bill Goodman 828-684-2640 Cell 273-4009 MLS# 484857

CONTEMPORARY!! Open plan, vaulted ceilings, skylights, in-law suite has kitchenette, dbl garage. $174,500 Cathy Moore 828684-2640 Cell 275-1421 MLS# 490600

ARDEN, covered front porch, deck, new above ground pool, 3 yr. old roof, updated plumbing. $154,500 Skip Dillingham 828684-2640 Cell 712-5339 MLS# 490348

ORIGINAL MODEL, 3BR, 2.5BA, new Apollo heat/ac, water heater, exterior paint; formal DR, gated, pool. $139,900 Owen Fields 828-684-2640 Cell 777-5447 MLS# 489605

ADULT COMMUNITY, 55+, 2BR, 2BA, very clean, LR, galley kitchen, appliances, garage, views! $136,750 Dave Couch 828-6842640 Cell 777-9810 MLS# 483999

TOWNHOMES, appliances, fixtures, solid oak cabinets. Level yards in the country. Eight homes. $127,500-$146,500 Debra Marshall 828-684-2640 Cell 273-5305 MLS# 434934

LOWER END UNIT, updates: energy efficient windows, sliding glass doors, tile, laminate, vanities, & more! $109,900 Cathy Moore 828-684-2640 Cell 2751421 MLS# 507401


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Twists on holiday dessert favorites (StatePoint) Getting your family to eat right doesn’t mean forcing them to skip dessert or forego favorite cakes and cookies. You just need to learn to prepare those sweets in better ways.

• Add Fruits: Add fruits to cakes and pies, even as toppings instead of whipped cream. You can add apples or applesauce to most recipes without anybody complaining. And tossing in some berries or raisins will add antioxidants.

It’s all about making desserts that are wholesome and delicious, so your kids will actually eat them. A few easy alterations to your favorite holiday treats can make a big difference -- such as reducing sugar or fat, adding fruits or swapping-in more healthy fats and grains.

To get started, here’s an easy recipe for oatmeal cookies using whole wheat flour, brown sugar and a special twist. More creative recipes can be found at Facebook.com/raisinets.

Here are some tweaks for sweets that you can proudly put on your family’s table or give as holiday gifts:

Deluxe Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour

• Substitute: Replace ingredients with smart alternatives. Try swapping white flour with whole wheat flour in cakes and cookies. You can use two egg whites for a whole egg in most recipes, or dark chocolate instead of more fattening milk chocolate. And lowfat milk usually can be used instead of whole milk. • Reduce: For starters, serve-up smaller dessert portions. Plate a small slice of cake or pie with some fruit and your kids won’t notice the difference. Within recipes, try reducing the amount of sugar or butter. In most cases you won’t miss what you leave out. • Don’t Deprive: Most desserts add some fat and sugar into your family’s diet. Deal with it. Saying “no” will lead loved ones to look elsewhere for sweets at school or work. You can even indulge their urge for candy. Just be careful with portions and consider smart options, such as Nestlé Raisinets, California raisins drenched in rich Nestlé Milk or Dark Chocolate. They have 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands and provide real fruit in every serving.

1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 3 cups quick or oldfashioned oats cup Nestlé Raisinets (dark or milk chocolate-covered) cup chopped nuts (optional) reheat oven to 375° F. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Raisinets and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. For smaller cookies, use a level tablespoon. This yields about 4 1/2 dozen cookies. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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