The market definitely continues to transition.Still, the stats this month make a bit more sense.For housing, the number of homes sold increased, as did the number under contract.Neither number is a significant difference from July.Homes have been coming on the market at about the rate as the number selling. The days on the market is down; th...
A mistily mysterious morning on the New River:  what will come along? 
Queen Anne's Lace is amazingly ubiquitous throughout our mountains.  Does it surprise you, then, to learn it's an introduced species?  Like humans, plants find the way to adapt and thrive in new environments. If you'd like one of my calendars, I do have extras to give away.  Call me at 828.264.1434 or email me:  Helen@...
 Inventory is creeping up.  Perhaps it's the pattern familiar from past years: a Spring spike in new housing and land listings.  Or, could we be entering a more balanced market?  For the complete current picture, read the pdf below.   Download PDF File Here
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Ashe County offers us many delights, including picking out our own Christmas trees or, in this case, pumpkins.  What does it offer us in housing?  Take a look at the 2021 Ashe housing market to learn what's been happening .     Download PDF File Here
2022 greets us with the opportunity to be mindful to enjoy each and every day.  And with questions about where our world is heading.  Take a look below at what happened in the Watauga real estate market to see where we are coming from in housing and land and where we are now.   Download PDF File Here
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 Daylight's last rays of sunlight catch high clouds over Grandfather Mountain, Seven Devils, Sugar Mountain. 
 The market remains very busy, both land and homes.  The land market continues to offer many choices for buyers.  The housing market:  the number of homes on the market continues to dwindle.  See the full report:   Download PDF File Here
Saturday mornings from May through November you're most likely to find me at the Watauga Farmers Market, located in the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone.  Buying locally grown, organic veggies brightens my life and strengthens my health.  All manner of other offerings are available:  veggie and flowering plants, bakery goods, fr...
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...

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