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APRIL 2012

Volume 16 • Issue 163

Your Real Estate Guide For Northeast Tennessee and Western North Carolina

Featured Properties for April Barbara Hubbs, Realtor (423) 341-8760



Beautiful 3 Story Log Cabin provides nine rooms with three bedrooms, 20 ft. ceilings, spacious loft, has hot water on demand, Zone heat with thermostat on each floor, Semco Low E windows, well insulated throughout home, glowing hardwood floors, carpet, master-chef kitchen, two Waterford stoves - includes one cooking stove, two large decks and two screened porches, plenty of ceiling fans, whole house fan, spacious barn. Stunning Views (30 mile radius with 6 mountain ranges) MLS #301725. $474,900. Call Barbara Hubbs at 341-8760 today!!



Custom Designed Log Homeoffers spacious Great Room with open ceiling and stone fireplace, Gourmet kitchen with Kenmore Elite appliances and granite counter tops, dining area for entertaining, four bedrooms, large loft, unfinished basement plumbed for bath, and two car garage. Beautiful oak hardwood floors on the main level, and pine hardwood floors on the 2nd level, and bathrooms in ceramic tile. Decks to enjoy great views with plenty of privacy. MLS #309398 $488,900. Call Barbara Hubbs at 341-8760 today!!

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realtor Index 201 Westside Drive Vilas, NC 28692 800-566-3373 828-297-1000 Page....................................4


Real Estate & Auction


Realty Sales and Rentals LLC


4635 Hwy 421 S Mountain City, TN 37683 800-655-8230 423-727-4524 Page....................................6


2230 South Shady Street Mountain City, TN 37683 800-320-9131 423-727-9131

100 West Main St. Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-8121 423-768-2711 Page..................................10

Greg Cox Real Estate

Checkmate, Inc., REALTORS® Barbara Hubbs Page...................... Cover, 11

Whitehead Realty & Auction Page....................................7

3121 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601 800-972-2084 423-282-2411

202 Hwy 321 Ste 1 Hampton, TN 37658 877-533-7553 423-725-4000

904 Sunset Dr. Johnson City, TN 800-286-0432 423-282-0432

1970C West Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-543-4663

Mountain Land & Homes • 423-297-9071 • •

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2230 South Shady Street Shouns Crossroads P.O. Box 46 Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-9131 - 423-727-8942 or 1-800-320-9131 Fax - 423-727-7757 Internet: E-mail:

Jerry Grindstaff - 423-727-4415 Rudy Lucas - 423-727-8102 Yvonne Bailey - 727-6050

Chris Mullins - 423-727-9520 Leon Henley - 727-1614

#314357 — 225 Murphy St. in Mtn. City. A 1200 +/- sq. ft. bungelow that would make a nice rental or a residence. Most required repairs have already been made. The walls and ceiling need some attention and the kitchen needs new cabinets. Priced at $49,500.00

#302566 — Immaculate custom built house just outside city limits of Mountain City. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 garages, 2 heat pumps, vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, custom made cabinets, stainless steel appliances, cherry hardwood floors and paved drive. All this situated on one acre tract. Asking $389,000.00

#315250—535 Brown Place in Mtn. City. This comfortable ranch sits on 1.03 ac. and is convenient to town and Ralph Stout Park. Has 3 BR/2BA and is handicap modified. Has large play area and garden spot.! Asking $99,900.00

#316340 — 490 Holy Hill Rd, Mtn. City. Nice 3 BR/1BA ranch built in 1977 with 1236 sq. ft. It is a good little mini farm has old barn, great farming area, no restrictions...could have animals. Level yard and great views from back of property. $79,500.00

#316096 — 2020 McEwen Rd. Mtn. City. What a great getaway! 2BR/1BA, 720 sq. ft cabin built in 2002. The 6.64 acres allows for lots of game hunting. There is plenbty of wildlife to enjoy from your front porch. Priced at $119,000.00.

#258613---528 Gene St. in Butler. 1500+/- sq. ft. 2 story wood #311432 — 414 Greer Branch Rd. Renovated doucrafted home w/stone FP. Just a short walk to the Cherokee National blewide with full basement, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, covered Forest. It sits on 1+/- acre and Asking price is $189,500.00 Best front porch and sitting on 2 acres with stream. See this one part of all! a $10,000.00 bonus to the Selling Agent. soon, it’s priced to move quickly at $79,500.00

#315855 — 1663 Cracker Neck Rd. Mtn. City. This dream cottage is nestled in a quaint setting with a rushing creek. It’s 982 sq. ft. 2BR/1BAand it sits on .5 ac. Priced at $89,900.00

#282693 — Enjoy the charm of the early 1900’s in this beautiful old home located on N. Church St. in Mtn. City next door to the Library and Heritage Hall. Walk anywhere in town from here. Priced at only $195,000.00

#314088 — 502 Hickory Dr in Mtn. City. This ranch has 2224 sq. ft, 4BR/2BA. The finished basement offers extra bedroom/office and a family room. Has new metal roof, stainless appliances, H/W floors, 2 car attached garage. Sits in a good neighborhood. $189,000.00

#298588 — Conveniently located to town but not in City limits. Very good condition with full basement. 3BR/1BA, 1000+/- sq. ft. sitting on .50 acre. Would be a great starter home and would be easily maintained. $89,900.00

#314563 — 296 Dogwood Ave. in Mtn. City. Brick and wood rancher 1500 +/- sq. ft, 3BR/2BA sitting on .47 ac lot. close in and convenient to everything and ready to move right into. $85,000.00

#316090 — 557 Highland Acres, Mtn. City. Nice big ranch with 2036 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA and sitting on a big lot (140’ X 200’), detached 2 car garage. It’s in excellent condition and priced at only $219,900.00

#317815—A great vacation place or for a couple just starting out. 2BR/2BA mobile with add-on. It’s in excellent condition. Has new roof, new carpet a nice built on #309221---A really neat place and close to everything. screened-in porch (12 X 24) , a sun room (10 X 10), new 3BR/2BA, 1356 square feet, built in 1996, has paved drive and cabinets, new doors and windows and heat pump. Less than sits on .4 acre. Asking price is $119,000.00 10 min. to downtown. Priced at $49,900.00

#315689 — 283 Oak Hills Lane, Mtn. City. Nice split foyer with 2 car attached garage 1778 sq. ft 4BR/3 BA. This is a beautiful large home in very good condition. Move-in ready. SHORT SALE $139,000.00

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828-297-1000 National:

800-566-3373 Facsimile:

828-297-5100 jason eldreth 828-297-7103 Trade, tn

yvonne mullis 828-773-4837 Teresa alderson 828-964-0704 james gough 828-964-5164 rita storie 828-297-2295 Michael Stevens 829-964-6666 shana lewis 828-964-2992


308113 - REDUCED! LOG CABIN, 3BR/3BA on 315753 - Cozy 1BR/1BA Cabin with fireplace, loft, 0.94 Acre, Long-range Views! Convenient to Boone, & open decks, 2004 Built, on 0.93 acre with stream, pasture, & mt views. $139,900 Bristol, & Mtn City. $249,900.

170711 - 3BR/3BA Fixer-Upper with good potential on 11.97 Acres, Mountain views outbuilding, and privacy. $279,000.





201 Westside Drive Vilas, North Carolina 28692

Trade, tn

Trade, tn

217049 - JUST LISTED!2BR/2BA Log Home, Cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace, wood floors, loft, on 1+ Acre, convenient to Watauga Lake, $219,900.

hal johnson 423-306-2678 Sarah Johnson 423-306-4678 Carolyn Ficklin 828-964-2511 Netta Sue McKnighT 828-773-2720 Donna Akers 828-964-1770

LODGE-STYLE 4BR/3+BA Log Home, 3BR/1BA Guest House, 1BR/1BA Lake House, Storage Bldg, & Barn on 46 Acres, pasture, woodlands, lake & stream. Vilas NC


COMMERCIAL BOONE, PRIME 5 ACRES, level slope, stream, preliminary devlp. work available. Located just outside ETJ off Bamboo Rd. LEASING options, $275,000

BOONE, COMMERCIAL near Watauga Medical Center. 1538 SqFt, 4 large offices, workroom, kitchen, storage, ample parking, on 0.48 acre. $700,000

317044 - JUST LISTED, 3BR/2BA Ranch on 4.8 Acres, Fireplace, Master Suite, 3-Car Garage, tons of room for expansion, $349,500.

304972 - CLOSE TO ASU 4BR/2BA, Recent updates, 0.87 Acre, one mile to ASU & close to AppalCART route. $249,900.

314824 - ROOM for Expansion, 3BR/2+BA Modular home on 0.62 Acres, 1900SqFt with tons of room in upper unfinished level. $229,900.

LAND 28 ACRES, Sugar Grove NC, Views, springs & pond. $299,000 21+ ACRES with Farmhouse, Warrensville, $199,000




10+ ACRES, Creston NC, on Three Top Creek, $119,900 10+ ACRES, Sugar Grove NC, woods & mtn views, $115,000 8+ ACRES, Vilas NC, Adjoining acreage avail. $50,000 7+ ACRES, Vilas NC, Adjoining acreage avail. $50,000 4+ ACRES, Vilas NC, Owner Financed, $54,900 3.5 ACRES, Sugar Grove NC, Stream & views. $18,500.

170878 - CHARMING 3BR/2BA Ranch-style, Fireplace, Split BR floor plan, patio w/hot tub, deck w/Pergola, 1 Acre, $224,500.

170596 - 10 ACRES on Boyd Harmon Rd, Woodlands & mouintain views, Easy Access, $115,900.

307772 - REDUCED! 33BR/1BA, Wrap-around deck, on 1.5 Ac. Convenient to Boone & Mountain City. $89,900

2+ ACRES, Vilas NC, Subdv Lot, $93,000 2 ACRES with Farmhouse, Creston NC, $49,900 TWIN HOLLOWS, 2.15 Acre Lot, Sugar Grove, $58,000


317051 - BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC 43BR/3BA 2-Story Mtn Home, $230,000.


171428 - MOUNTAIN CITY, 3BR/2+BA, 2000 Built, 5 Acres. $140,000.


169946 - JEFFERSON, NC 3BR/2BA Modular Home on 1 Acre, $114,900.


170761 – DEEP GAP, NC 5+ Acre Lot in gated Blue Ridge Mtn Club $9,000

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Realty Sales and Rentals LLC

202 Hwy 321 Suite 1 Hampton, TN 37658 Office: (423) 725-4000 FAX: Toll Free 1-877-533-7553 Website: Email:

Reduced! Super Nice! 343 Buck Mountain Rd, Roan Mtn MLS# 309616. Beautiful Log Home, 10 +/- Acres, Seclusion! Apacious home has around 4000 square feet with an open floor plan, 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA, a huge covered front porch, a spacious kitchen with top of the line appliances, a large open dining area and adjoining living room perfect for entertaining. For Sale $369,500

Watauga Lake Living! 115 Harbour View Rd, Butler FOR LEASE! Enjoy Watauga Lake views with lake access and community boat ramp&dock. One of a kind home, over 3000 sq ft, 3-4BRs, 3 Baths, huge LR & Kit, oversized garage w/apartment; master on main w/loft living area, covered front porch, outside stone fireplace w/covered deck. Great Location. For Lease $2750

Reduced Again, Nice Brick Home! 116 Laura Drive, Eliz MLS# 312007 Nice Brick Ranch Home in Private Country Location! Well maintain 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath with drive under garage, 2 real fireplaces, large den, private road, many upgrades; architectural shingle roof, heat pump, rear deck, chain link fence, and double pane windows & doors. For Sale $118,900

Lisa Potter Affiliate Broker Realtor ® Mobile: (423) 335-1949 Email:

Watauga Lake Front Lot 8 Bluestone Drive, Butler MLS# 311722. LAKEFRONT IN PRESTIGIOUS GATED COMMUNITY; Horseshoe Cove. Featuring lake views and phenomenal views of the Cherokee National Forest. Private Gated Development; paved roads, underground utilities, High Speed Internet, public water and boat Launch. Great Location only 20 minutes to shopping! For Sale $239,900

7 Units! Great Locations! Jenny Lynn Drive, Eliz, MLS# 315667 Two Buildings, 7 units, level lot on 1.37 acres! Units feature large living room & kitchen, 2BR and 1 BA, paved parking, range and refrigerator, central heat and air, and cable. Units rent for $400 per month, with good rental history. Owner/Agent. For Sale $299,900

Watauga Lake Front Lot 4 Big Oak Drive, Butler MLS# 310607. WALK TO WATERS EDGE AT WATAUGA LAKE! LOCATION, LOCATION! Prime Lakefront Lot in Point 8 Pines and beautiful views of the Cherokee National Forest. Gently Sloping to waterfront, Minimal ground prep, underground utilities and approved for 3BR. For Sale $224,000

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Reduced, River Front! 919 North Sycamore Street, Eliz MLS# 311606. RIVERFRONT! Charming one level living home overlooking Watauga River, level 1.38 acres, 3BR, 2 BA, DR, 2 car garage, large family room, hardwood flooring and ceramic tile and large utility room. Featuring country living with city convenience and enjoy the peaceful sights, sounds and picturesque view of Watauga River! Owner/Agent For Sale $179,900

What a Deal! Make an Offer. 164 Alvin Dugger Rd, Butler MLS# 310846. Nice unrestricted good laying tract of land, approximately 1.17 acres, with multiple garden spots, a driveway, easy access just minutes from Watauga Lake and the Cherokee National Forest. Abandon trailer has no title, given no value, and has no water rights. For Sale $13,500

Creek, Pond, Awesome! 1089 Old Railroad Grade Rd, Roan Mtn MLS# 307292. Long Range Views, Creek, Pond, Creek Frontage, Privacy, Workshop, Fenced Garden Spot, & More! 4 BR, 4 BA, a 2 Car garage, a 1 Car garage, 23+ Acres. Land partially cleared, beautiful timber, fenced in garden spot, large workshop. For Sale $359,000

Will Consider Any Offer! 119 Watauga Valley Church Rd, Eliz, MLS# 308922. Spacious, Private, Near Town! Nice 4 Bedroom on .91 acre lot, stone fireplaces, huge family room, separate laundry room, lots of extra storage space, large front and back yard, ingound pool, on dead end street. MUST SALE! MAKE AN OFFER! For Sale $214,500

Reduced - Beautiful Mtn Land! TBD Buck Mtn Rd, Roan Mtn MLS# 310795. Very private 24.43 +/- acres tract of Land, perfect for development or mini farm. Some pasture with a nice stand of timber. Many improvements include spring fed pond, cleared home sites, electrical service, high elevation, and pre-cut roads throughout. For Sale $114,900

Large Tract, Near Racetrack! 630 & 634 Carden Hollow Rd, Bristol MLS# 316006 Great investment! Just minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway. Log home and mobile home with 19.15 +/- acres, both homes need considerable work but has a low price of less than $3000 per acre. For Sale $54,900

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GENERAL REALTY OF TENNESSEE 4635 Hwy 421 S, Mountain City, TN 37683 1-800-655-8230 ~ 423-727-4524 James “Jimmy” Bonifacino/ Broker

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Whitehead Realty & Auction 1970c West Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643 Office# 423-543-4663 / Fax# 423-547-5960 $99,500

Lot 28 Coves Edge Rd, Butler Watauga Lake rated as one of the cleanest lake in the USA. This Lot sits on almost an acre in gated community located on Watauga Lake. CALL LINDA WHITEHEAD 423-213-9611 331 Dry Hill Rd, Butler - Great Opportunity for your dream home or great investment for a subdivision. Most of the work is done all that is needed is some paving. Underground utilities are all in 16 lots/ Beautiful Watauga Lake and Mountain Views. Entrance is complete. Is a gated community. Has storage building. Call Linda Whitehead 423-213-9611


244 BIG OAK DRIVE, BUTLER - Watauga Lake, 244 Big Oak Drive, Point 8 s/d in the heart of Butler, Convenient, good road easy for the weather access views overlooking lake Beautiful brick, low maintenance , 4/br, 4/ba great room w/vaulted ceilings, FP kit w/all appl., granite counter tops, island, breakfast, dr, full basement, 3 car garage, lg double deck, partial covered gorgeous landscaping, w/pond, outdoor FP. boat slip and so much more Reduced $437,000.00 Motivated Seller.....Free stay in a beautiful cabin for the week-end in Pigeon Forge for the buyer of this home. CALL LINDA FOR MORE INFO 423-213-9611



7.17 Acres REDUCED!!

2480 SLABTOWN RD., MOUNTAIN CITY PRIVATE RETREAT! — This large home has an open floor plan with so much space you have to see it. Main level includes Kitchen open to living room, Dining area, home office, 2 bedrooms (one with bath), 2nd bath and gorgeous stone fire place and more. Upstairs has a large room that could be a second master suite with attached study and walk in closet, private deck and enclosed porch. Many possibilities to expand and explore in this home and on this acreage. Adjacent to Cherokee National Forest, Forest service has easement. Home also has new roof in June 2010. CALL


“River Front”


2007 Deer Ridge Court, Butler Beautiful Watauga Lake Views from this wooded 5 acre, easy accessed tract in a upscale community.





Cub Drive Lot 10, Butler


New Listing


LINDA WHITEHEAD 423-213-9611


94 Highway 143, Roan Mountain - CUTE AS A BUTTON! Lovingly restored cottage situated on .84 of an acre with approx. 200 ft. on the Doe River! The river is stocked right in front of this home with rainbow trout. Also this property offers mountain views and overlooks the National Historic site of the Shelving Rock Encampment. Home features 2 to 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room with stone fireplace, formal dining and galley kitchen. Pine flooring in home has been beautifully refinished. New Berber carpeting in bedrooms. This home has been updated inside and out! New windows, heat pump, flooring, light fixtures, appliances, countertops, paint and more! New well has also been installed. Rocking chair front porch and screened porch for relaxing! This home is truly a DOLL HOUSE! Not a drive by, must see inside to appreciate! Just minutes from Roan Mountain State Park and area ski slopes. CALL TRISH GRAYBEAL 423-361-1766

264 Heaton Hill Rd, Roan Mountain - Privacy on your own mountain ridges. 3br, 2ba, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, all appliances. 183.28 Acres located one parcel from Roan Mountain State Park boundary one parcel from US forest boundary Streams fresh water springs, abundant wildlife and long range views. 4000sqft hut for storage/garage. Call Linda Whitehead 423-213-9611

Beautiful wooded lot in bear ridge estates. Gated community is nestled adjacent to the national forest within walking distance of the 3rd cleanest lake in the country. Lake watauga has over 100 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by national forest. Underground utility and water is already in place along with paved access to you lot.


COLE HOLLOW ROAD, ELIZABETHTON - Beautiful 18.5 acres at the head of Stoney Creek, HWY 91. Property joins the US Forest Service near the top of the mountain. Privacy, breathtaking mountain views and wildlife abound in spacious Cole Hollow, mostly fenced and offers pasture, woodland, an old apple orchard and a natural spring. Call Linda Whitehead 423-213-9611



New Listing



New Listing!!

225 Cove Creek, Roan Mountain Perfect brick ranch perched on 1.50 acres with a rushing creek offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Nice open kitchen, dining and family room. Fireplace with gas logs in formal living room. Large mud room/pantry. Hardwood under carpet. All appliances stay. One car attached and one car detached with work shop. This is gorgeous home and will not last due to condition and location. One mile from State Park, tennis courts and in ground pool. Within 35 miles to Beech Mt, Ski Slopes. CALL SHERREE HOLT 423-213-9635 814 Deerfield, Hampton - THIS ONE HAS IT ALL, LOOK NO MORE!! Nice spacious open floor plan to include 5BR 2.5BA Kitchen has been remodeled with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and custom lighting. office or 2nd bedroom on main floor, 3 bedrooms upstairs or one could be large game room. LR w/ gas FP. Beautiful hardwood floors. Lg laundry room on main level. 2 car garage. Recently fenced back yard. Both, oversize front and back porches are covered. Good convenient location, quiet neighborhood near Watauga lake. Also, within 2 mins walk to some of the best trout fishing in the Doe River. CALL SHERREE HOLT 423-213-9635

1024 Lakeside Drive, Butler Watauga Lake Front Rare Find!

Gradually Sloping to the water, almost level, 3BR, 2BA, LR, Den,2nd Kitchen, detached 2 car garage, easy accepts, boat slip, good location at a wide part of the lake.


302 Shady Lane, Roan Mountain - A very nice home which has been well maintained for the past six years. This home features beautiful cherry hardwood on 2nd level and maple hardwood 1st level with ceramic tile in kitchen and bathrooms. Sit on the front porch and enjoy the mountain views of Roan Mountain. This property is within half mile of Roan Mountain State Park, close to snow sking resorts, Watauga Lake, and Bristol Motor Speedway, also abundance of wild life and trout streams. Wont last long call for appointment. Call Tom Whitehead 423-213-8722 542 Rainbow Rd., Mountain City - Imagine driving up your paved driveway through lovely pines to your own private estate! This 3-4 BR brick ranch features 2 bedrooms on the main level with hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with ABUNDANT cabinet space, spacious living room with vaulted ceilings, hdw floors. Basement area features a bedroom and bath, BONUS room which could be used as a 4th bedroom and a one car garage! Land lays level to rolling and features several fruit trees, storage barn, pond and abundant wildlife! Property was once used to graze horses and with a little clearing can do so again. Walking trails around property. Seller will owner finance with $50,000 down. Property is offered $20,000 below tax appraisal. At this price property is being offered at full price and “as is.”. HURRY ON THIS ONE IT IS A DEAL. CALL GREGG RICHARDSON 213-1298

Page 8 — Mountain Land and Homes — April, 2012 101 Reasons Reasons to Use Real Estate Agent (Continued) 101 to aUse a Real Estate Agent

Appreciating the Numerous Steps an Agent Takes for Homeowners Don’t even THINK about not using an agent to help sell your home! With more real estate resources available on the Internet, it mayOffers seem asand if buying and selling a home is an easy task. These 101 reasons will show you the extent of Handling Contracts knowledge, experience and hard work that an agent provides to help you through a real estate transaction. 54. Receive Offer(s) to Purchase

65. Update MLS to “Sale Pending”

55.byEvaluate Net Sheet HomeGain agents, and numerous REALTORS®, 66. Review Credit Report listed here reflect actions, Verified top-performing the 101 reasons 56. Counsel and Mediate Offer(s) 67.during DeliveraUnrecorded Information procedures and processes that a real estate agent may typically perform residentialProperty real estate transaction— 57.allDeliver Disclosure 68. Order Well Flow Test Reports (if applicable) and are thingsSeller's that you could avoid doing yourself! 58. Obtain Pre-qualification Letter

69. Order Termite Inspection (if applicable)

59. Negotiate Offers on the Seller's Behalf Typical Pre-Listing Activities

70. Order Mold Inspection (if applicable)

MediateCurrent Counteroffers or Amendments 1. 60. Research Properties Fax Contract 2. 61. Research Sales Copies Activity from MLS and public records databases Deliver ‘Offer toDays Purchase’ Copies 3. 62. Provide Average on Market Assessment AssistProperty with Escrow 4. 63. Review Tax Account Roll Distribute Under-Contract Showing Restrictions 5. 64. Prepare a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) 6. Verify Ownership and Deed Type 7. Verify County Public Property Records Home Inspection and Home Appraisal 8. Perform Curb Appeal Assessment 9. Provide Public School Value 76. Coordinate Buyer's Home Inspection 10. Provide a Listing Presentation 77. Review Home Inspector's Report

71. Analyze ConfirmCurrent Deposit Market and Buyer's Employment 11. Conditions 72. Present Follow Up with Loan Processing 12. Credentials Communicate with Lender 73. Deliver 13. CMA Results 74. Confirm Approval of Loan 14. Discuss Planning and Strategy 75. Explain Remove Loan Contingency 15. Listing Contract, Disclosures & Addendum 16. Screen Calls from Buyers or Agents


17. Explain Homeowner Warranty

78. Interpret Loan Limits

Selling Activities 79. the VerifyProperty Home Inspection Clauses 80.Review Contractor 18. Title Preparation Details

31. Distribute Disclosure Packages

81.Order Confirm 19. PlatRepair Map Completion

32. Prepare Property Amenities

20. Instructions 82.Create AttendShowing Appraiser Appointment

33. Detail Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale

21. Mortgage Information 83.Obtain Provide AppraiserLoan Information and Remove Contingency 22. Review Homeowner Association Fees and Bylaws

34. Compile Repairs Needed List

23. Submit Homeowner Warranty Application

36. Install Lockbox

Closing and Actions 24. Add Preparations Homeowner Warranty in MLS 25. Review Electricity Details 84. Ensure Contract is Sealed 26. Arrange Inspections for City Sewer/Septic Tank Systems 85. Coordinate Closing Process 27. Collect Natural Gas Information 86. Coordinate Closing Formal Procedure 28. Provide Security System Status 87. Determine Assist withTermite Title Issues 29. Bond Status

88. Analyze PerformLead-based Final Walk-through 30. Paint Status 89. Verify Tax and Utility Preparations

90. Review and Distribute Final Closing Figures Advertising and Marketing a Listing

91. Request Closing Document Copies 43. a Profile Sheet intoInsurance the MLS Commitment Listing Database 92. Enter Confirm Receipt of Title 44. Provide Copies of MLS Agreement 45. Take Additional Photos for MLS and Marketing 46. Create and Advertise Property Listing 47. Coordinate Times Remember toShowing Thank your Real Estate Agent! 48. Create and Mail Flyers

35. Send Seller Vacancy Checklist 37. Make Copies of Leases for Rental Units (if applicable) 38. 93. 39. 94. 40. 95. 41. 96. 42. 97.

Verify Rents, Utilities, Water, and Deposits for Rentals Make Homeowners Warranty Available Inform Tenants of Listing for Rentals Review Closing Documents Install Yard Sign Confirm and Assist with Final Deposit Perform Interior Assessment Coordinate with Next Purchase Perform Exterior Assessment Ensure "No Surprises" Closing

98. Final MLS Update 99. Follow Up and Resolve Repairs 100. Documentation Follow Up 101. Hand the keys to the new owners

Information obtained from

April, 2012 — Mountain Land and Homes — Page 9 101 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent (Continued)

Handling Offers and Contracts 54. Receive Offer(s) to Purchase

65. Update MLS to “Sale Pending”

55. Evaluate Net Sheet

66. Review Credit Report

56. Counsel and Mediate Offer(s)

67. Deliver Unrecorded Property Information

57. Deliver Seller's Disclosure

68. Order Well Flow Test Reports (if applicable)

58. Obtain Pre-qualification Letter

69. Order Termite Inspection (if applicable)

59. Negotiate Offers on the Seller's Behalf

70. Order Mold Inspection (if applicable)

60. Mediate Counteroffers or Amendments

71. Confirm Deposit and Buyer's Employment

61. Fax Contract Copies

72. Follow Up with Loan Processing

62. Deliver ‘Offer to Purchase’ Copies

73. Communicate with Lender

63. Assist with Escrow Account

74. Confirm Approval of Loan

64. Distribute Under-Contract Showing Restrictions

75. Remove Loan Contingency

Home Inspection and Home Appraisal Activities 76. Coordinate Buyer's Home Inspection 77. Review Home Inspector's Report 78. Interpret Loan Limits 79. Verify Home Inspection Clauses 80. Contractor Preparation 81. Confirm Repair Completion 82. Attend Appraiser Appointment 83. Provide Appraiser Information and Remove Contingency

Closing Preparations and Actions 84. Ensure Contract is Sealed

93. Make Homeowners Warranty Available

85. Coordinate Closing Process

94. Review Closing Documents

86. Coordinate Closing Formal Procedure

95. Confirm and Assist with Final Deposit

87. Assist with Title Issues

96. Coordinate with Next Purchase

88. Perform Final Walk-through

97. Ensure "No Surprises" Closing

89. Verify Tax and Utility Preparations

98. Final MLS Update

90. Review and Distribute Final Closing Figures


91. Request Closing Document Copies

100. Documentation Follow Up

92. Confirm Receipt of Title Insurance Commitment

101. Hand the keys to the new owners

Remember to Thank your Real Estate Agent! Information obtained from

Follow Up and Resolve Repairs

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901 Sprucy Ridge Private Rd. Beautiful Two Story Log Cabin provides nine rooms with three bedrooms, 20 ft. ceilings, spacious loft, has hot water on demand, Zone heat with thermostat on each floor, Semco Low E windows, well insulated throughout home, glowing hardwood floors, carpet, master-chef kitchen, two Waterford stoves - includes one cooking stove, two large decks and twoscreened porches, plenty of ceiling fans, whole house fan, spacious barn for a couple of horses or storage for vehicles, four wheelers, and seasonal toys. Stunning Views (30 mile radius with 6 mountain ranges) - (Six and a half acres.) 3200 Finished Sq. Ft. & Decks 2500 Sq. Ft. MLS #301725 $474,900 Call Barbara Hubbs at 341-8760 today!!

BRISTOL Hidden Valley Road - Great Opportunity - Building site with plenty of privacy. Minutes from shopping, hospital, college, and the Bristol Motor Speedway. Public utilities. Great Neighborhood. Plat is available. - (2.7 acres.) MLS #217789 $35,000 Weaver Pike - Investment Property - Prime location, road frontage, and great building sites with public utilities. Plat is available. - (21.2 acres.) MLS #217788 $174,900 HAMPTON Clarktown Road - Located just north of Roan Mountain, Tenn. Off US 19-E are five beautiful restricted home sites ranging from 3/4 acre to 2.1 acres (one with driveway and home site cut in) along a scenic ridge top with paved road frontage and easy access. Surrounded by panoramic views of mountains, rock formations and beautiful foliage; these properties are within 15 minutes to shopping, lake, Appalachian Trail, golf, and Interstate 26, within 30 minutes or less to skiing, rhodendron gardens, state park, Bristol Motor Speedway and the Blue Ridge Parkway. - (21.2 acres.) MLS #256113, 256114, 256115, 256116, and 256117 SHADY VALLEY Highway 133 - Beautiful parcel with great views includes creek & pond. An investment, perfect to build on or have a mini farm with good pasture land - (14 acres.) MLS #294456 $107,900 GRAY Great location with good visibility from Interstate 26. Land is cleared (with many possibilities.) (Subject to rezoning) Public sewer is on the adjacent property. - (4 acres.) MLS #248585 $329,900 greene county Earl Baxter Road — 14.18 Acres. Beautiful pasture land with several building sites, with views, just minutes to the interstate. Barn and spring. Great for horses. MLS #308445. HIDDEN VALLEY RETREAT, BUTLER, TN Watauga Lake — Great scenic mountain views with a bonus of the lake for bating and fishing. Lots of privacy. Building site for home or just to enjoy the weekend in the mountains. Septic Plans, Boat Slips Available with a fee. MLS #305700A. UNICOI Great Location — High traffic volume. Nice views, building sites currently divided into 2 tracts. Zoned R2 (4.52 acres. Owner/Agent. MLS #306018.

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Salvatore Malantonio

phone (423) 768-2186 email

Overlooking Watauga Lake

3121 Bristol Highway, Johnson City TN 37601 (423) 282-2411 toll-free (800) 972-2084

Lake Access

Watauga Lake Waterfront Lot

Beautiful one-of-a-kind custom home on approximately 5 acres with deeded access to boat ramp. 4-car garage, workshop, barn. State of the art amenities, vaulted and beamed ceilings, massive stone fireplace, stainless appliances, custom details throughout. This property offers mountain and lake views with privacy. Call Salvatore for more information. $399,500 311234

Lake Access

1 acre with breathtaking mountain views and lake access. $375,000 308579

Lake Access Watauga Lake Waterfront Lot

Double lot in Campbell View subdivision. Breathtaking mountain views, privacy, 50 feet frontage on waterfront, dock and ramp, electricity $199,000 291251

Enjoy gorgeous lake and mountain views from the deck of this beautifully done home. The features include custom wood throughout, great room with cathedral ceiling and antler chandelier, spacious custom gourmet kitchen with all appliances, and a great master suite. 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths. Lots of great details throughout! $350,000 294044

Awesome mountain views! This incredible home offers tons of curb appeal and privacy. Located close to Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Bristol. Paved driveway. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Features include custom built kitchen cabinets. This is a must see! Call Salvatore Malantonio for more information at 423-768-2186. $235,000 140 Viking Lane, Elizabethton

Lake Access Watauga Lake Neighborhood

Water views and lake access in the Harbour on Watauga Pointe. Lot measures approx 1.79 acres. One of the premier communities on Watauga Lake. $137,000 257551

Awesome Views

Two 14.43+/- acre tracts with tons of privacy, awesome views of mtns and nighttime city lights. 5 min to Elz, 25 min to JC or Bristol. $79,500 282330, 282333


Laurel Mountain Estates

Mountain living at its best. Creek, pond; deer and turkey abound. Cleared and wooded lots with mountain and meadow views. 1-2 acres. $26,900 Dry Hill Rd, Butler

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Mountain Land & Homes - April 2012  

Mountain Land & Homes - April 2012