Asheville Mountain Homes and LAND Report.
Buyers looking for homes on the GREEN-side in North Asheville ask:
"Is this a good time for buyers to get a ‘bargain' in Asheville ?" Getting relevant information to our clients and interpreting data for them is a serious focus in our Asheville real estate office. We appreciate good questions! And as local experts, we are a good source for on-the-scene answers. The answer to, "Is this a good time for buyers to get a bargain in Asheville ?" depends on how one defines " bargain."
Asheville Real Estate Market "Bargain" Defined
Going beyond possible financial opportunities due to foreclosure and/or short sale, if the definition of "bargain" extends to the concept of "value-added" then the answer is a resounding YES! Asheville Real Estate Market "Value-Added" -Features to look for when "value-added" is important to you:
Energy Star windows
Energy saving daylighting
Energy Efficient Appliances
Low-flow toilets and low flow faucets
Low-VOC paints, caulks, sealants and finishes
"Green" carpet and/or hardwood floors
Passive solar gain
Good tree shade in the summer
And overall Sustainability.
Research has shown that a home's market value increases by $20 for every dollar decrease in utility bills, and this home offers energy saving appliances, water savings, and daylighting. It is about life on the GREENSIDE... and, about this, I am biased
Here is a sampling of homes in North Asheville, a sustainable neighborhood. There are big trees, sounds of the mountains, and children playing.Many of the homes in North Asheville have been updated with amazing eco-friendly features, as is the home shown below. North Asheville seems to attract buyers who seek quality of life- not only for the home they choose, but in education for their children and proximity to nature , golf courses, and downtown Asheville.
NOTE:Average price per square foot in the North Asheville Area - $170+. - 2010 sold prices are within 10% of the asking price. - AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET: 74
SAMPLE HOMES SOLD
NORTH ASHEVILLE - BEAVERDAM NEIGHBORHOOD
- July. August and September, 2010
MO/YR $$$ SOLD SF PRICE/SF DOM
(7/2010) $280,000. 2668 $104. 90
(7/2010) $870,000. 4342 $200. 46
(9/2010) $250,000. 1650 $151. 199
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