A Look Ahead at 2014!

In 2013, housing prices rose faster than expected. In 2012 the national median listing price remained very steady, but according to www.realtor.com® the "pace of price appreciation accelerated quickly over the year to reach a median list price of $199,500 by September 2013".  Mortgage rates rose as well, but still remained affordable when viewed on a […]

Buying A Home In The Winter Months!

While most things around the High Country slow down during the colder months, Ashe County Real Estate included, winter can actually be a great time to do some NC Mountain house hunting.  There are some advantages to house hunting in the winter months…you can see just how well the home holds up in the cold. […]

How To Determine A Price For Your NC Mountain Home!

One of the most challenging aspects of putting your NC Mountain Home on the market is determining a fair asking price.  The market should determine the price but emotion and perspective can play a large role in the property owner’s view of its value. The seller has a vested interest and has enjoyed the home […]

Ashe County Lifestyles

There are plenty of places in the North Carolina High Country to purchase prime North Carolina Real Estate. Alleghany County, Watauga County, and smaller communities like Blowing Rock, Deep Gap, Crumpler, Glendale Springs, and Todd are just a few of the charming communities where you’ll find an abundance of NC Mountain Real Estate. However, if […]

Things To Do In Boone NC

When you live or own real estate in the High Country, you can enjoy all of the wonderful things that come with living in such a spectacular mountain region. Not only will you be close to all of the fun things there is to do, you can also check out the nearby towns like Blowing […]

Boone NC

Boone NC is a college town, home to Appalachian State University and a mountain resort town that is commonly referred to as the Heart of the High Country. Located in the middle of Watauga County, Boone has served as an important economic hub and place of government for the county since it was established. In […]

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is a public four-year educational institution located right in downtown Boone. The school was founded in 1899 as Watauga Academy and enrolled fewer than one hundred students in three grades. A few years later in 1903, after the school's founder had helped pass legislation by the state to receive funds to train […]

Watauga County

Watauga County is located in western North Carolina, near Tennessee, and is known as the heart of the High Country region.  It includes towns such as Valle Crucis, Boone, and Blowing Rock within its borders. Much of Watauga County is a bit more commercial than Ashe and Alleghany and that is partially due to the […]

Linville Caverns

 Linville Caverns was opened for public touring in 1937. Since that time many upgrades to the pathways and lighting system have enhanced the safe touring experience that now exists.  Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of […]

Ashe County Subdivisions and Developments!

Ashe County North Carolina is one of the few places left in the southeast that is not cluttered with huge developments that pack tiny houses right on top of one another. While Ashe County is home to numerous developments, many are small neighborhoods that were carefully planned by family developers to keep conservation of the […]