A Little Cabin in the Woods ~ Part of the Mountain Dream

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097

The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains have long enticed people to come and have a piece of the mountain dream. A little cabin in the woods, doesn’t that sound like a perfect getaway?

microsoft imageWhen I first got into real estate in 2004, the little cabin in the woods was the hottest selling commodity in the business. The second home purchase was like bread and butter to us. Once the real estate market started suffering, one of the first casualties was the second home. Some people had all they could do just to hold onto their FIRST home. Needless to say, since late 2007...early 2008 we haven’t seen a lot of movement in the little cabins in the woods. Until now.

Since the beginning of 2012 we have started seeing a distinct resurgence of consumers acting upon their dreams. Vacant land and little cabins in the woods have become a common theme in inquiries coming through our phone and website.

There is no better time than now to take advantage of the little cabins in themicrosoft image woods that have been sitting in inventory just waiting for the dreamers to return to the mountains. We are working with several sets of buyers intent on taking advantage of the low prices and great interest rates on those cabins and vacant lots.

For the next two days, I’ll be working with a couple who originally called us from our Buyer’s Guide ad (print media) on a cabin we have listed in Whittier. It’s under contract already so we are looking for something else for them. There are several likely candidates and we will be looking in the communities of Whittier, Bryson City, Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee and Franklin. It is amazing what is available in cabins in the $200,000 range or less on a terrific variety of lots. Some have creek frontage, wooded lot or long range views.

microsoft imageThese clients live in Charlotte, NC which is a scant 3 hour trip from the mountains. Such an easy drive to take advantage of a weekend getaway. We are in the perfect location for just about anyone on the eastern seaboard…for most of these locations we are less than a days drive.

If you are wanting to enjoy a mountain dream, come on. The little cabins in the woods have never been so well priced and it’s time to take advantage of your own place in the mountains of Western North Carolina.


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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Mona - there's nothing like the the Blue Ridge Mountains and many dream of owning a cabin in the woods out in beautiful nature with gorgeous views and scenery! I'm sure now that the market is picking up you'll be finding buyers for those cabins that are just waiting for the right buyer. I hope to visit your area this summer and will look you up!

Mar 15, 2012 08:28 PM #1
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Kristine, that is so exciting that you might visit the area.  The market is picking up but I guarantee I won't be too busy to stop and visit with you.

Mar 15, 2012 09:06 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin LLC - Sarasota, FL
Real Estate Broker

They say real estate is local! Your post proves it! May your market gain momentum and sustain it for years to come! Enjoy your day!

Mar 16, 2012 04:01 AM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Right now I could use a "getaway" and that little cabin in the woods................sounds perfect Mona.

Mar 16, 2012 04:03 AM #4
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Wayne, thanks.  If there was ever a truer maxim, I don't know what it would be!

Roger, we'd benefit from your company...come visit and we'll find you a little cabin.

Mar 16, 2012 05:11 AM #5
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

Beautiful post. There was a book I used to love to read to the children many years ago called, When I Was Young in the Mountains." I'll have to look for it because I don't remember who wrote it but this post reminded me of it somehow.

Mar 16, 2012 05:23 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Mona. I want that little cabin too. Sounds like a dream. I'd love to see the area with Kristine, Roger, you, Leslie and the family of furry friends. Great post.

Mar 16, 2012 07:53 AM #7
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Jill, I'll look for it too because you've made me curious. Thanks.

Sheila, wouldn't that be a fun group?

Mar 16, 2012 06:49 PM #8
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