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The National Association of Realtors reports that 2012 saw total home sales at their highest level in five years and the lowest housing supply since May of 2005. Signs continue to indicate an improving housing market, spurred by low interest rates, less inventory, and rising demand. Potential buyers who stayed on the sidelines during the recession are getting off the fence and back into the market as their financial ability and confidence grows. If you are thinking that now is the time to prepare your Western North Carolina home for a spring sale, decluttering and organizing your home is an essential step before you put it on the market. Although organizing and decluttering your home may seem like an overwhelming undertaking, it is doable. Use some of these tips to make the task at hand more manageable.

Look at individual rooms with a critical eye. What types of activities take place in this room? Is the function of each area of the room clearly defined?

In keeping with the function you’ve identified for the room, decide which items need to stay, what needs to be moved to a more appropriate area, and what things just simply need to go, so that potential buyers can easily see how this space is used.

Top 5 Essential Repairs Before Selling Your Home

How is storage currently used to maximize the function of your space? It is often necessary to get creative with how to arrange and organize things, however, every storage space needs a designated purpose. There are a lot of choices available for furniture that can double as a way to store items and storing things on the wall can save lots of valuable floor space.

Bookshelves that are stacked and overfull; surfaces and counters covered with things; cluttered and busy closets; all give the impression that you don’t have enough space or storage. In this case, less really is more. Keep bookshelves approximately 1/3 full, horizontal surface should have only three to four items on them, and closets should be cleared of unnecessary or unused items.

Determine which are the most essential pieces of furniture in the room. Perhaps some pieces will work better in another area of the house or some may need to be put into storage. Consider rearranging the furniture to open up the space and create an inviting flow in and around the room.

Tips To Have Your Home Ready For A Fast Sale – Home In Brevard

Be sure that your home makes a great first impression to home buyers by presenting an organized and functional space.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

Search Real Estate For Sale In Brevard, Asheville, and Hendersonville areas of Western North Carolina

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This fabulous 20 acre parcel in Brevard, North Carolina offers two approved home sites, several acres of board fenced pastures with eight stall high end stable and tack room. A horse enthusiast property laid out with the appreciation of year round views and practicality of equestrian usefulness. Two wells, underground electricity and roads to both home sites. Best trails in the Southern United States, as quoted by Trail Riding Magazine.

Pisgah Forest, North Carolinais in Transylvania County and is only minutes from Brevard and located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the crossroads between Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, and The Gorges State Park all offering a smorgasbord of outdoor activities such as world-renowned fly fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping and climbing. Brevard is also home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center, Brevard College, and Transylvania Community Arts Council, bringing very diverse programs, concerts and exhibits to our mountain community.

  • Acres – Cleared: 5
  • Improvements: Barn, Feed Barn, Partial Fencing, Stable, Wood Fence
  • Lot Description: 2500-3000 Ft. Elev., Level, Mountain View, Pasture, Private, Year Round View
  • Lot Number: 5a
  • Lot Size: 20+- Acres
  • Road Frontage Depth: 1
  • Street Access: Private Road, State Road
  • Street Type: Gravel
  • Sub-Type: Vacant Land
  • Suitable Use: Horse Ranch, Pasture/Grazing, Residential
  • Utilities: Electric, Phone, Underground
  • Wooded Acres: 15
  • View: Yes, See Lot Description
  • Subdivision: The Reserve

Brevard’s hometown feeling is captured by four annual street festivals: White Squirrel Festival, the famous Fourth of July Festival, Halloween Fest, and the Twilight Tour. These include special events such as the Annual Squirrel Box Derby, antique auto show, Old Time Music Competition, and Main Street Alive. The city is nicknamed “The Land of the Waterfalls” due to the many waterfalls in the area, including Looking Glass, Connestee Falls, and Sliding Rock.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376. Search Real Estate For Sale In Brevard, Asheville, and Hendersonville areas of Western North Carolina

Web Link: The Reserve Road Lot 5a Vacant Land For Sale

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Fabulous Long Range Views at 1848 Campbell Drive located in Glen Cannon of beautiful Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.  You will fall in love with the 2500 square feet of living area on first floor with a spacious master bedroom suite, a guest room, and bath.  The first floor also features a open living/dining room with a beautiful fireplace, picture windows, and eat in kitchen. Entertain your friends and family for a relaxing evening on the screened porch and grill deck. This lovely home also features a utility/work room and garage. The finished basement offers two bedrooms, a recreation/sitting room,  bath, storage rooms and ground level entrance on separate heat pump. Plus you will enjoy the isolated shop/exercise room with outside entrance.

Glen Cannon is located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina- and nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. You will love the delightfully peaceful, friendly place and enjoy making new friends and bring old ones for a day of fun. Join the Glen Cannon County Club and take advantage of the many amenities such as golfing, swimming, playing tennis, or dining while you are surrounded by a gorgeous view of the mountains. In the evening, having a cool drink on our covered patio or in the dining room, you will be delighted and enchanted by breathtaking sunsets.

Located just outside the scenic and popular town of Brevard, our golf course is one of the most enjoyable in Western North Carolina. As you stand on the tee of Hole #2, our signature hole, before you is a cascading waterfall feeding into a crystal clear mountain stream that weaves its way throughout the course. In the spring, flowering trees and azaleas delight the eye. In the summer, the scent of honeysuckle entices the senses. Even on a day when you are not playing your best golf, the beauty of your surroundings will make you smile.

Features

  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Apxhtd Sqft: 4500-5280
  • Basement And Foundation: Bas Full Finished
  • Basement Sq Ft Finished: 2514
  • Bath 1 Size: 11.6×10
  • Bath 2 Size: 11.2×7
  • Bath 3 Size: 9.2×5.9
  • Bedroom 3 Size: 19.3×11.9
  • Bedroom 4 Size: Office-Br # 2
  • Bonus Room Size: 29.9×20 Shop
  • Construction Type: Site Built
  • Cooling: Central, Heat Pump, Zoned
  • Dining Room Size: Liv Room Combo
  • Drive: Paved
  • Exterior Features: Deck(S), Insulated Doors, Insulated Windows
  • Family Room Size: 19.2×17.2
  • Floors: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
  • Half Bath 1 Size: 8+x8+
  • Half-Baths Level 1: 1
  • Heating: Heat Pump, Zoned
  • Interior Features: Breakfast Bar, Built-Ins, Cathedral Ceiling(S), Fireplace – Gas Vented, Fireplace – Wood, Home Warra
  • Kitchen Size: 21.2×17.8
  • Laundry Room Size: 8.3×8.2
  • Living Room Size: 29.2×19.2
  • Lot Description: 2500-3000 Ft. Elev., Long Range View, Mountain View, Paved Frontage, Winter View, Year Round View
  • Lot Size: .90+- Acres
  • Master Bedroom Downstairs: Yes
  • Master Bedroom Size: 19.2×13
  • Other Room 1 Size: 12.9×12.5
  • Porch: Back, Front, Screened
  • Road Frontage Depth: 187
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Sewer: Septic Approval 4br
  • Sq Ft Level 1: 2514
  • State Rd Y/N: Yes
  • Street Type: Paved
  • Sub-Type: Sfr
  • Water: Private Well
  • View: Yes, See Lot Description
  • Garage: Garage Dbl Main
  • Basement: Yes, See Basement/Foundation
  • Subdivision: Glen Cannon
  • Style: 1 Story w/basement

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: 1848 Campbell Drive Home for Sale

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The recovery in the housing market continues to pick up steam, as home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the latest reading of the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.

The housing market is showing improvement in Western North Carolina and around the country. The index showed prices up 4.3% in October compared to a year earlier. That’s the best improvement since May 2010. But that earlier increase was due to a temporary spike caused by a homebuyers’ tax credit of up to $8,000 on homes purchased in late 2009 and early 2010.

This latest rise comes as the housing market has shown numerous other signs of recovery in recent months. A combination of near record-low mortgage rates, lower unemployment and a drop in foreclosures to a five-year low means there are more buyers interested in purchasing fewer available homes. That in turn has lifted prices.

How to Play the 2013 Housing Market

October marked the fifth straight month that the index has been up on a year-over-year basis.

The improvement in housing market fundamentals has helped to lift the pace of both home sales and home building. But even with the latest rise in prices, the index is still down 29% from the peak reached in June 2006.

The bounce back in prices likely will be another positive for both purchases and construction in the year ahead. Higher prices give current homeowners a better chance to sell their home and get the down payment they need on their next home purchase. They also encourage buyers who may have been on the sidelines because of uncertainty about home prices’ direction that now is the time to buy.

Of course, home builders will benefit from higher prices and increased demand. Major home builders such as PulteGroup (PHA), Lennar (LEN), KB Home (KBH), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI) and Toll Brothers (TOL) have all enjoyed better than a 50% rise in their stock price over the last 12 months, with PulteGroup’s stock nearly tripling in value.

The increases in volume of home values were widespread in this latest reading, with only two of the 20 cities tracked by index showing modest price declines from a year earlier. Prices were down a little more than 1% in Chicago and New York.

The greatest rise was in Phoenix, one of the cities hardest hit when the housing bubble burst. Prices in Phoenix were 21.7% higher than in October 2011. 

The housing market is looking up so if you are looking to sell or purchase a home or investment property 2013 is the year!

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-837

HomeInBrevard Link: Housing Market Improves With the Largest Annual Jump in Two Years

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Ring in the New Year with a Real Estate Investment Property!!! Happy New Year!!! Investing in Western North Carolina Real Estate - HomeInBrevard

If you have decided that this is the year to add to your investment portfolio, we are here to help every step of the way.  There is a lot to know and our 50+ years of experience and expertise in the real estate market can help smooth the way for you.  And you will not find a better place to invest than the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina where the breeze is cool, the air is clear, and the water is pure.

The Kaiser Team is without a doubt the hardest working teams in the industry, using the latest in technology to manage our clients, providing the quality service they deserve and expect.

Until our customer-client’s are beyond 100% satisfied then our job is not complete. Market share production is continually in the top Realtors in the area year after year. Jay is experience in all aspects of Real Estate as well as Jewell including property management.

We specialize in Land Sales, Residential, Light Commercial, and have assisted developers in the development of many local developments. We are excited and ready to help you build your property investment portfolio in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Happy New Year!!! Investing in Western North Carolina Real Estate - HomeInBrevard

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-837

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Cadence Point is a intimate 31-home development located just minutes from downtown Brevard, North Carolina; one of America’s famous small towns.  Cadence Point, like Brevard manages the crafty procedure of honoring the past while looking forward at the same time. On one hand, Cadence Point is reminiscent of a classic neighborhood, with its inviting streetscape and homes that recreate a sense of Brevard’s architectural legacy. On the other, the entire community is designed for modern living, with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

The home designs of Cadence Point react Brevard’s architectural history, which was impacted by two important events: the arrival of Charlestonians in the late 1800’s and the area’s economic boom of the late 1930’s and 1940’s. As a result, homebuyers will see both low-country and craftsman style homes. While the styles are distinctive, they live well beside one another, as evidenced by Brevard’s classic neighborhoods, which are composed of both styles.

Cadence Point is located inside city limits so one can easily take advantage of existing parks, infrastructure and resources, instead of having to subsidize new ones in a suburban development.  Walk to your favorite restaurant or enjoy an evening shopping in one of Brevard’s unique boutiques.  In this community you will experience small town living with big town opportunities.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-837

HomeInBrevard Link: Cadence Point Real Estate for Sale

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Big Hill is a 600 acre, mountain, development just on the outskirts of downtown Brevard, North Carolina.  This magical location offers great access to Trout Fishing on the East Fork and Middle Fork River, hiking or Mountain biking in DuPont Forest.  The Paved frontage offers easy road biking onto one of the area finest loops on the East Fork Road and then to the Carolina’s Course down Hwy. 178 into Greenville County.

Big Hill - HomeInBrevard

Brevard is located minutes from many of the area’s best attractions such as the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Grandfather Mountain and very convenient connection to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Catch the home town spirit and visit Brevard and the “Land of the Waterfalls”, Transylvania County.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: Big Hill Real Estate for S

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