​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
It's my long standing love affair with trees that drew me to take this picture.   I like to see them from all sorts of angles.  Still, the blue sky draws me back to this picture, particularly on the many grey days we've had.  It injects my psyche with happy blue and the radiant sunshine behind it. I still have a few calendars le...
The home market in the greater Boone area has never been like this before -- the smallest home inventory I've seen since I started in real estate 21 years ago.  Prices are rising, though not galloping up.  As a buyer, it can be hard to find a home.  Most of the homes we are selling are older [most older than 2008 when the recession h...
                                                                                 Delights you'll find in the Whitetop, Virginia area, described b...
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Someone asked me if this was a painting, but, not, it's a picture of reeds that grow along the banks of Trout Lake, near mp 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Cone Park.  I often photograph them as they change character, always charming, in an ever transforming tableau from Spring through Fall.  
'Hebron Colony Falls' is, to me, a happenstance name inappropriate to the beauty of this treat.  Reach it via an off shoot of Boone Fork Trail, about a mile from paring in Price Park Picnic area. 
​Highlights of the Real Estate Market in the High Country for 2018 [see the pdf for the full report]: The slide upwards in sales of single family residences that began in 2016 continues.It has created the smallest inventory I have seen in my 20 years in real estate along with a concomitant increase in average sales price.See pages 3— 7 Buyers need ...
What's the Watauga Market Doing?  I'm often asked this question.  Here's a summary:   We continue yet again to have a low inventory of homes and a large inventory of land.For the single family residence market, we have the lowest inventory I've seen since 2011. Although the number sold and the number under contract are down slightly,...
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These trees are much photographed.  They are easy to get to, on the Parkway where Green Hill Road intersects.  I call them 'Brother Trees' because another sest of trees I shoot I call 'Sister Trees.'  This Fall, at this time one had shed its leaves but the other had not.  I hadn't noticed that on site while shooting them, in my ...
The Fall painted trees are a mirror image in Trout Lake.  Do you see the tiny hidden jewel in this photo?  Hidden among the rushes:  the full moon about to set. 

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