The Market Report – 3rd Quarter 2014

Overall, the real estate in Western North Carolina either stayed level or improved from the 2nd to the 3rd Quarter.

Primary market neighborhoods like Biltmore Forest, with it’s million dollar plus homes, Biltmore Lake, and Haw Creek, showed a modest increase in sales, more transactions, and higher list price to sale price percentage.

Lake Lure however, has shown a decrease in number of transactions and high-dollar sales. However, to put that in perspective, Lake Lure is a resort community of mostly secondary homes and the prime selling season is from Memorial Day to Labor day, so the decrease is to be expected.

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More Than Just a Place to Dock Your Boat | Waterfront Homes

When affluent consumers are considering their next purchase,  waterfront properties top the list, according to the Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report. Explore these magnificent waterfront homes featuring docks, a luxury amenity trending among affluent consumers around the world.

$2,900,000 USD | Lake Lure, North Carolina | Terry Tincher

This award-winning, Adirondack home embodies the ambiance of an Aspen lodge merged with eclectic, contemporary styling. From its finely crafted interiors including its hand-tooled trusses, copper sinks, and limestone tile, to its world-class waterfront that features a 75′ water slide, cascading waterfall, and boathouse with sundeck, to its detached two-car garage with guest house on the lower level; this home is truly refined and incomparable.

 

$1,390,000 USD | Lake Lure, North Carolina | The McKay Group

Sweeping views of Lake Lure and the Chimney Rock Mountains provide the frame for this thoughtfully designed hilltop estate. One level living invites all who enter to experience a panorama of breathtaking views from almost every room. The spacious Master Suite with a fireplace is privately located from the two guest suites and third guest/study. A 2-car garage, in-ground pool, and a double boathouse on the waterfront complete this inspired home.

$1,220,000 USD | Lake Lure, North Carolina | Terry Tincher

Sophisticated and serene custom lakefront estate encompassing over 5,000 sq ft. Impeccable details include mesquite hardwood flooring in the living room, Brazilian Rosewood paneling on the curved staircase, and handcrafted oak coffered ceiling in the den. Other features include a Master Bath with heated floor and tiled walk-in shower, an elevator, an enclosed heated lap pool, generator and, and trolley taking you to the double berth boathouse.

$1,120,000 USD | Lake Lure, North Carolina | Terry Tincher

Beautiful Lake Lure waterfront home with beautiful Rumbling Bald Mountain and open water views; live outside of the resort but still enjoy all amenities. Master bedroom with stone fire place and total update of master bath with walk-in shower and granite counter tops for the double vanity. Large boat house with workshop area and carpeted sundeck to enjoy sun sets. Private patio with stone arches off of the master. Private gated entrance with parking.

$795,000 USD | Lake Lure, North Carolina | The McKay Group

Lakefront home about a mile from the Lake Lure Beach and town center. This 2 ½ story home has breathtaking views of the lake & Chimney Rock Park Mountains. Two original stone fireplaces, beautiful wood flooring, up-to-date kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, private master suite & wonderful outdoor spaces w/docks, boathouse and covered slips provide an elegant rustic retreat for year-round or seasonal living.

 

Asheville North Carolina Named Most Beautiful Place in America to Live and More

Asheville, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

No need for mascara or lipstick, Asheville, North Carolina’s acres of mountain terrain won the ultimate beauty contest in 2011. ABC’s Good Morning America, announced its list of “Ten Most Beautiful Places to Live” and this little city nicknamed Land in the Sky near the Blue Ridge Parkway topped the charts at #1. But beauty is not only what’s Asheville’s know for. In 2013, Conde Nast Traveler named Asheville on the list of Friendliest Cities in the World. More recently, Purina ONE selected Asheville in May 2014 as a “perfect dog-friendly city” after touring the country to find the best place to kick off its 28-Day Challenge. In June 2014, Livability.com placed Asheville at #4 on its “Top 10 Foodie Cities 2014” round-up.

Asheville, North Carolina beat Aspen, Colorado with flying colors for the top beauty title. This culturally rich beautiful mountain town is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Asheville’s stellar outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking and fishing appeal to folks of all ages. Families from far and wide travel to the region to check out the rich cultural festivals and foodie venues. Visitors enjoy this place so much that many end up searching for Asheville homes for sale while they’re on holiday to see if Asheville is right for them. Check out which Asheville neighborhoods Real Estate Scorecard believes are getting even more beautiful as time goes on:

BILTMORE LAKE – A bass fisherman’s dream! This luxury community filled with Asheville homes is known for its catch and release fishing, gorgeous mountain views and its 1,300 acres of superb architectural planning. Add Biltmore Lake‘s convenient location near the Blue Ridge Parkway and additional amenities like the lakefront Biltmore Clubhouse, two tennis courts and 4.2 miles of hiking trails and this is clearly the most ideal destination for retirement.

THE CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE – For the golfing enthusiasts of the family, this is one of the best places to live in North Carolina mountains. This upscale, gated gated community comes with its own fine dining at the Walnut Cove Tavern, four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a superb Wellness Center and, of course, 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus golf course. This 1,500-acre golfing paradise set in a valley is more than what any Baby Boomer could bargain for who wants to live close to downtown Asheville.

SOUTHCLIFF – Quaint elegance is the best way to describe this gated mountain community. It is 400 acres of manicured parks, six miles of walking trails, and plenty of farmhouse and cottage-inspired Asheville homes for sale. The rustic porches and bridges sweeten the already breathtaking landscapes of the mountains in this cozy Asheville neighborhood for house-hunting retirees and young families.

THE RAMBLE – Location, location, location. It’s hard to beat The Ramble’s proximity to downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Luxury Asheville homes and European-style estates are built among a 1,000 acre forest. An extensive trail system provides hiking adventures outdoor lovers crave in Western North Carolina. Award winning restaurants and shopping can be quickly accessed at Biltmore Park Town Square.

REYNOLDS MOUNTAIN – Perched up on a mountain, the twinkling lights of downtown Asheville will steal your breath away at Reynolds Mountain. Situated on the north end of the city, Reynolds Mountain offers low maintenance townhomes and cliffside Asheville homes. It urban towncenter at the base of the mountain is home to a large YMCA fitness center and outdoor cafes.

CHAMPION HILLS – Competitive folks will love the opportunity to win at Champion Hills. Complete with a resort-style heated outdoor pool, 18-hole Tom Fazio Championship golf course, fitness center and four lighted tennis courts, this mountain golf community will keep any fitness fanatic in top shape. The 100 social clubs and hobby organizations occupy the social butterflies of the family, and the grand 25,000 square foot clubhouse offers a scenic venue for folks to reunite and share the events of their memorable days.

All of these neighborhoods have been welcoming folks looking to relocate to the Western North Carolina area. Now is still an excellent time to buy while Asheville home prices are still affordable. Asheville shows off its natural beauty year round and continues to win the reputation of being one of the best places to live in North Carolina mountains.

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Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.

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