Lake Lure, NC Real Estate News

By Ken Williams, Lake Lure Mountain & Lake Real Estate Services
(CarolinaLand.Com)
With a low cost of living, 4 mild seasons, awesome people... you just can't be it here in Western North Carolina. If you have ever thought about living or vacationing in the NC mountains give me a call! My number is 828-429-4004. Have questions or looking for a Private Vacation Second Home... call 828-429-4004. We are located just east of Asheville NC, near Lake Lure, Lake James.  For a list of mountain building sites, homes  for sale and general local informantion visit CarolinaLand.Com  
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By Ken Williams, Lake Lure Mountain & Lake Real Estate Services
(CarolinaLand.Com)
Our wonderful area just got better! CarolinaLand.Com and the Lake Lure area welcomes the New Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center! Tryon Resort is a brand new 1,400-acre equestrian/family destination located close to the Rutherford and Polk county line in the rolling foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Just minutes from Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Chimney Rock and all of Western North Carolina.The most significant, new equestrian lifestyle destination in the world, it will offer exciting year-round activities and a variety of accommodation options. The resort currently features the Tryon International Equestrian Center, which hosts international-level equestrian competitions across numerous classes. For more information, visit www.TryonResort.com. Al...
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By Ken Williams, Lake Lure Mountain & Lake Real Estate Services
(CarolinaLand.Com)
New this year at Lake Lure NC is "Winter Fest" coming up on December 21st and 22nd from 5:00 Pm to 9:00 pm   Join us for a weekend of wintertime fun for the whole family at WinterFest in the Gorge 2013, Friday and Saturday, December 20-21 from 5-9 p.m. Come out and support local businesses and catch the WinterFest spirit. Hay Rides Between Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Hot Chocolate & Cider Beach Bonfire & S'mores Chimney Rock Main Street lights and Christmas tree Fairy Village (the Gorge little people) competition and Bridge Lighting Trolley Tours From Lake Lure Inn & Spa There will be plenty of parking in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock and maps will be available at area businesses, the Welcome Center and the Chamber office. For more information call 828.625.2725 and visit our website at www....
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By Ken Williams, Lake Lure Mountain & Lake Real Estate Services
(CarolinaLand.Com)
If you ever thought about visiting Western North Carolina now is the time. So many great things are happing here in the NC Mountains. Also for those thinking of making a move - there are some supper awesome properties on the market right now.   Call Ken Williams of CarolinaLand.Com if you want more informantion on the area, things to do or anything at all.     For a slower pace, low cost of living and Awesome 4 Seasons visit Western North Carolina. Visit CarolinaLand.com Call Ken at 828-429-4004
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By Mega Agent Websites
(Mega Agent Websites)
Property in Lake Lure NC - December 2012 from http://www.lakelurecarolina.com There are currently 244 active homes for sale in Lake Lure NC. The average listing price for Real Estate in Lake Lure NC during the month of December is $385,681. The median list price in December for single family residential and condo/town home properties in Lake Lure NC is $279,000. The typical home for sale during the month of December in Lake Lure NC is a 2.74 bedroom, 2.35 bath home built in 1995. To break down pricing further we can look at price by bedrooms in Lake Lure NC. During the month of December a 3 bedroom homes average for sale price is $405,992 while a 4 bedroom homes average for sale price is $591,062. The 5 bedroom homes are listing for an average of $1,133,500. All market data and statisti...
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By Mega Agent Websites
(Mega Agent Websites)
Property in Lake Lure NC - November 2012 from http://www.lakelurecarolina.com There are currently 250 active homes for sale in Lake Lure NC. The average listing price for Property in Lake Lure NC during the month of November is $386,718. The median list price in November for single family residential and condo/town home properties in Lake Lure NC is $289,900. The typical home for sale during the month of November in Lake Lure NC is a 2.75 bedroom, 2.34 bath home built in 1993. To break down pricing further we can look at price by bedrooms in Lake Lure NC. During the month of November a 3 bedroom homes average for sale price is $404,491 while a 4 bedroom homes average for sale price is $611,310. The 5 bedroom homes are listing for an average of $1,133,500. All market data and statistics ...
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By Mega Agent Websites
(Mega Agent Websites)
Real Estate in Lake Lure NC - October 2012 from http://www.lakelurecarolina.com There are currently 260 active homes for sale in Lake Lure NC. The average listing price for Real Estate in Lake Lure NC during the month of October is $384,795. The median list price in October for single family residential and condo/town home properties in Lake Lure NC is $289,000. The typical home for sale during the month of October in Lake Lure NC is a 2.70 bedroom, 2.32 bath home built in 1994. To break down pricing further we can look at price by bedrooms in Lake Lure NC. During the month of October a 3 bedroom homes average for sale price is $409,561 while a 4 bedroom homes average for sale price is $647,607. The 5 bedroom homes are listing for an average of $1,041,800. All market data and statistics...
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Jodi Neal, a full service real estate professional out of the Lake Lure NC area announced the launch of their brand new website http://www.lakelurecarolina.com. This Lake Lure NC specific website was custom built on behalf of Jodi Neal to help locals search real estate for sale in Lake Lure NC. Using this advanced website lakelurecarolina.com, Jodi Neal will bring straightforward search functionality to local consumers searching homes for sale in Lake Lure NC. lakelurecarolina.com is a purposeful website for the Lake Lure NC real estate area. lakelurecarolina.com will provide fast search functionality for Lake Lure NC Foreclosures, Lake Lure NC New Homes and Lake Lure NC homes. For the best Lake Lure NC real estate Search you need lakelurecarolina.com. For more information about the mos...
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By Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source
(Coldwell Banker King)
142 Mountain View Drive, Lake Lure NC - House For Sale in Gated/Resort Community Offered at $430,000 - Expired Listing *  1986 contemporary home *  3,699 heated square feet on 3 levels *  Heated and cooled by zoned heat pump *  Year round views *  3 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths For more pictures and information on 142 Mountain View Drive, Lake Lure NC visit the Visual Tour.  For information on other homes and land for sale in Lake Lure, Asheville, Hendersonville and other areas of Western NC I serve please visit my Website.
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Baby Boomers and Nature Lovers? Turn your sights toward Eco-Friendly Creative Retirement Living at Three Creeks in Lake Lure. Looking for the essential Creative Retirement? Do you appreciate the active lifestyle? And, are you a Nature Lover? If so— the woods, the hills, the mountain vistas and the sounds of  waterfalls (see photo of waterfall at Three Creeks) —add up to Eco-Friendly living at one of my favorite developments near Asheville, NC. This is what engaged and engaging living is all about at Three Creeks in Lake Lure. And Three Creeks is an easy drive of about 45 minutes to Asheville and the Center for Creative Retirement. Baby Boomers' Retirement Creative Retirees Pick Asheville NC- Retire South picks Asheville, NC in Top 5. “If you’re thinking about retiring or relocating to a...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
                                                                                                                                              Beverly-Hanks & Associates have joined forces with Blue Ridge Log Homes  Neal Hanks, CEO of Beverly-Hanks & Associates, REALTORS, and Chip Smith, CEO of Blue Ridge Log Cabins have joined forces to provide a synergy that takes building a log home to a new level of convenience and quality.    It's a partnership that makes sense.  Beverly-Hanks is the largest real estate agency in western NC.  Blue Ridge Log Cabins is one of the fastest growing log home companies in the US.  Both companies are dedicated to providing a top-notch customer experience and their combined resources will make the process of finding a lot or land to build on and meshing that...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
  Exciting news from the marketing department at Beverly-Hanks!  Beverly-Hanks & Associates, the oldest and largest real estate agency in western North Carolina, has just implemented new mobile phone technology designed to help WNC visitors interested in real estate get a really fast response to any question they have about any property of interest.  It is a simple as it gets. You are see a real estate sign and want to know more about the property.  Simply remain on the site and text 59559 (59 with a 5 then 59 again).  The system will contact you back immediately.  If you have a phone with GPS technology, click the link at KWICKLY.COM to get your information.  GPS will tell the system where you are and what property is listed for sale at your location.  If you do not have the GPS techn...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
  It's no secret that fewer people are playing golf. More golf courses are closing than opening. Opinions for the downturn vary from "it's the economy" to a simple change in demographics.  But some are wondering if the rules of the game are part of the problem.  Enter Flogton (not golf spelled backwards). Flogtonites argue that the game needs an overhaul to increase its appeal to younger players used to fast-paced video games, those with less than stellar athletic abilities, and an aging population of golfers who can't quite hit the ball as hard as they used to. They argue that alternative golf formats will bring more players onto the courses. You can hear the purists grinding their teeth. Have no fear. There would still be rules. Different rules. The goal is not to replace PGA golf bu...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
The Dodd-Frank law has legally mandated a makeover for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Fannie and Freddie, along the FHA (another government- backed agency), are behind nearly 90% of US mortgages. The goal of reform is to make sure we do not ever see another financial meltdown requiring a $150 billion dollars taxpayer bailout. The question: how much should the U.S. government be involved in mortgage availability?  The challenge: making sure home buyers can get affordable mortgages. Will Fannie and Freddie disappear completely?  No one knows yet but what is become clear is that the government's role in mortgage markets is likely to become a lot smaller.  At stake is a 10.6 trillion dollar mortgage market. There is no consensus on how to best meet the challenge and no single ...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
More good news for boomers! It seems we may be smarter than we were in our 20s.  You already suspected that, didn't you?  For years, we have been told that our brains peak in early adulthood and then slowly go downhill from there. Now, science has discovered that our brains continue to produce neurons for brainpower and that some brain processes actually improve into mid-life.   It's not all good news.  Aging brains do slow down and process information more slowly in middle age (40-69 these days).  Retrieving information - especially names - can become a challenge.  And middle aged brains tend to lose focus sometimes. Ever stepped into another room and then could'nt remember why you went in there?  In exchange for a few inconveniences, middle aged brains are generally happier, more cre...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law passed by Congress to clean up the financial meltdown is marching forward.... The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC), jointly with the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other banking regulators have approved a draft rule that will require large financial firms to hold at least ½ of top executives' bonuses for a minimum of three years.  The goal is to tie their bonuses - a large part of compensation packages- to the outcomes of their and their employees' trades and decisions... over time.   Financial reward will now come from making good long-term decisions rather than decisions made for more immediate payoff.  It is all meant to discourage what is being referred to as "excessive risk-taking" in favor of "long-term focu...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
  Historically thrifty senior citizens have been of little interest to marketers but the 76 million boomers born between1946 and 1964 account for about half of all US consumer spending.  Now rapidly turning 65, boomers are an affluent group used to asking for and getting what they want.  Marketing experts think they will keep spending money. This is a group that expects a longer life expectancy and wants to remain fit and active as they move into retirement.  In order to meet their needs, many companies are adjusting product lines.  Carefully adjusting.  That's because it seems that Boomers must be handled gently. You do not want to suggest to this group that they are ... well, to be horridly blunt, getting old.  This is a group that prefers to identify more with their children than wit...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
    We all know that some renovations pay back more than others.  Actually, the top home selling project- returning the most $$ on investment- is a simple clean-up and de-clutter so that potential buyers can see a clean, roomy attractive property.  But what renovations and upgrades should you NOT invest in if you are thinking about selling soon? Our homes are our nests and we want to enjoy them. But it's important to know the difference between a project you invest in for your own enjoyment and one that someone else will love so much they will be willing to reimburse you your renovation expense. Worse, some renovations may actually turn home buyers away from your house. Exhibit A is a pool or hot tub.  It depends on where you are, of course.  In some parts of the US, a backyard pool is ...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
Building Green is spreading from residential to commercial.  It makes sense.  Beyond environmentally desirable construction, the ultimate goal is to use green design to save money. Restaurants, stores, offices, and banks are prime candidates. The US Green Building Council has recently launched a program to help national chains get LEED certification for design plans they can use in multiple locations. LEED is an internationally recognized Green Building certification system. Certain elements of Green Building are the same no matter the location.  These include the use of as much recycled material as possible, both interior and exterior, and elements that will reduce the bill for lighting, and heating and cooling.  White roofs reduce urban heat island effect and bounce daylight into the ...
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By Joelle van den Berg, Buyer Agent
(DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure)
 Last year's Dodd-Frank law forced regulation overhaul for the two mortgage giants whose failure has cost taxpayers 134 billion since the government took them over in 2008. Change has been legally mandated but where to go next seems to be a decision with no clear consensus. The Obama administration report recommending changes to be made is expected in mid-February. The delay has been caused in part by staff turnover but also because of policy disagreement between the factions involved in the overhaul. The lack of consensus means the final report is likely to recommend two or three proposals with discussion of the merits and drawbacks of each rather than a single mandate for change.  The questions to be answered are important.  Should the government be involved in backing mortgage-backed...
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