The market continues very active in home, condo, and land sales.  The inventory of homes and condos, particularly under $500K, remains small.  Land sales remain strongly higher than they have been since 2007.   Download PDF File Here
In addition to the very welcome sight of new life in the form of daffodils appearing, here's what's been happening in the Watauga single family home and the High Country land markets.     Download PDF File Here
​January brought the High Country tons of snow.  But that did not cause the market to chill.   Download PDF File Here
 The Watauga home and land market has been a roller coast ride in 2020.  Due to the pandemic, buyer interest and sales dipped in March and April, began to pull out in May and June -- then doubled in sales starting in July and continuing through December.  Here's the full report:   Download PDF File Here
 Night approaches fast.  Brilliant sun set colors dazzle the sky before the dark  of night.  One person in a blue boat enjoys twilight on Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
 It couldn't happen in 2020:  COVID meant no Todd Liberty Parade on July 4th.  All the more reason to look back on the joy that prevailed in 2019.  Myself, I often miss my Mama years.  These two darlings are having such a grand time together that I'm drawn into their joy each time I look at this picture.
Bee Balm is blooming just as lovely as it always does this time of year.  But the real estate market is is astoundingly new and different with record highs and record lows!   Key points: ** July 2020 marks the highest number of Watauga area home sales in history. ** The number of homes under contract is also an historic high. ** The ...
​The Main News:  The market remains active.  Showings of homes and land were lower in March and April in observance of the restrictions ordered by Governor Cooper.  Consequently, less homes and land went under contract in March and April.  The restrictions lifted in May to allow nonessential travel.  As of early J...
Grandfather, his head in the clouds, overlooks water hemlock [careful: it's poisonous] and rosebay rhododendrons that thrive on the edge of Price Lake, nestled next to reeds.  A moment of June glory in the High Country. 
 First, an update on COVID-19 restrictions in NC. Non-essential businesses are now opening and non-essential travel is now allowed.In real estate, we are back to business as usual, with COVID-19 safety precautions still in effect – masks, driving in separate cars, sanitizing surfaces touched in a home [I'm handing my buyers sterilizing wipes t...
Despite the COVID-19 virus, buyers continue to be interested in homes and land in the High Country.  I'll be posting stats during the pandemic on three locations:  my home page [still in the works, as of today], my blog, and my facebook page.  I explain this and also how buyers can currently view homes and land:  https://youtu.b...
​Put aside any thought that the real estate market has become inactive due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of today, the market remains active.   Download PDF File Here
​Highlights of the March 2020 Newsletter include: What's Happening in the Market  What's Happening in the Market? [Note: written prior to the virus] Safety features you can add to your car Crowdfunding possibilities Help with finding a new job Ways to show sincere appreciation of a person A trivia challenge   Download PDF File Here
 I do love trees. My favorite most relaxing time is spent out in the woods with trees.  Here's a giant who has lived along Old John's River Road, one of the oldest entry points into the High Country.  This tree is as old, perhaps older, than the road has existed.
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My 2020 calendar is finished.  I have given away quite a few calendars but do still have about 10 left to give away.  Let me know if you'd like one.    The January picture is of one of the many summer blooming, yellow flowers that help you feel bright and sunny on grey winter Mountain January days.  This flower was abo...
2019 has been quite a ride in the real estate world.There have been stunning changes in the home market moving rapidly for both sellers and buyers in the direction we say in 2018, and far different from our many recession years.The land market has shifted as well, not as dramatically but definitely in the direction many sellers would like to see. I...
 What caught my eye?  How nature put together for me the brilliant yellow and orange of the caterpillar next to the pale lavender of the blossoms.  I wouldn't have thought of that.  FYI, I'm beginning work on the 2029 calendar.  Always love to hear from folks who would like to have one!
 Do let me know if you have questions.  Helen L Phillips, Broker/Owner CoeRealty.com  828.264.1434  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Download PDF File Here

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