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No home seller wants their home to linger on the market but there can be a number of reasons that someone may have to sell their Western North Carolina house as quickly as possible.  Selling your home quickly doesn’t have to be an impossible endeavor.  Here are a few tips to consider to have your home ready for a fast sale:

Stage Your Home Properly

•Pack up all of your personal memorabilia. The potential buyers don’t need to see your life in the house, they need to be able to visualize their life in the house. Put away any objects you do not need on a daily basis. Books, pictures, personal décor, and other knick knacks that once added familiarity to your home may now appear as clutter to potential buyers. Arrange closets and cabinets to portray a spacious, neat, and orderly appearance.

•As the seller you need to sell the idea that your house is well maintained. Clean every square inch of the house until it shines. Make small repairs as you go along, patch the nail holes, put up fresh paint, fix the squeaky door. Again it’s in the attention to detail!

Cut That Price

•For a quick sale of your home, consider starting your listing price at about 10% below its estimated value. This will make your home competitive and grab the attention of buyers. Starting with a lower price is more effective than continually reducing the price, which can create a perception in the market that nobody wants your property.

Do Your Research

•Get an appraisal and inspection ahead of time, which you can offer at each showing. This will build confidence with your buyers, since you will be providing the hard facts up front and you will show there is nothing to hide.

•Include receipts and/or documentation of repairs done on the home, as well as any new appliances that may have been purchased.

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.

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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

 

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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Brevard, NC, and all of Transylvania County, is a growing community popular with people of all ages that offers an unrivaled quality of life and thriving entrepreneurial businesses. See why Rand McNally, the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic Traveler consistently name Transylvania County and Brevard as one of America’s top ten places to live, work and play!

Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Brevard features the very best the area has to offer, from a relaxed, rural atmosphere to the conveniences of a modern city. Its pleasant, unhurried small-town environment is rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and social amenities. Brevard’s close proximity and easy access to major metropolitan areas like Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville and Atlanta make it an ideal place to live. With 250 natural mountain waterfalls located in Transylvania County alone, a beautiful cascade is never too far away from you in Brevard, North Carolina. You can also enjoy fine dining, art, music and outdoor adventures in this mountain berg that was named one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by Budget Travel.Search Brevard NC Real Estate
Brevard, NC offers some of the best mountain biking trails in America . In fact, Bike Magazine uses the trails around this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a test area to evaluate various mountain bikes.  Brevard, NC is a great place to for any level of rider to experience whatever type of mountain biking trails suits you- the terrain here provides for everything from gentle and rolling to rugged descent.

North Carolina’s mountains have long been a haven for flyfishing enthusiasts. They are also home to the first fly fishing trail in the U.S. The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, includes portions of 11 creeks and 4 rivers and features some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains. If trout fishing is not for you, there’s a number of high mountain lakes that offer anglers the opportunity to fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and muskie, as well as panfish and crappie.

 
To experience the arts and cultural events of the Brevard area, look no further than the Brevard Music Center. The Brevard Music Center, a summer institute and festival, is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. BMC is one of America’s premier summer training programs for young musicians with more than 400 students and Brevard’s hallmark is the powerful sense of community that re-emerges every June, as faculty and students work together to present more than 80 concerts to the public.
 
Western North Carolina is ahead of both the state and the nation when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors. In fact, Transylvania County is one of only 10 communities across the nation designated as Entrepreneurial Friendly. According to Transylvania County Planning & Economic Development, businesses are drawn to Transylvania County for its pure natural resources and access to an industrious, reliable work-force. Western North Carolina has developed a reputation as one of the best placesto bring your big ideas and to find the people who can help you bring them to life!
Glen Cannon is a golf community located in the Pisgah Forest area and is home to one of the biggest and most well known subdivisions in Transylvania County. Overlooking the French Broad River Valley, the peaceful and friendly community of Glen Cannon is one of Brevard’s first planned communities for families and retirees. This community, snuggled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, has a variety of living options, all with amazing views of Brevard and the Pisgah National Forest.Search Glen Cannon Real Estate Play where you live! Connestee Falls is a gated golf community ideally located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Brevard, NC. Ecologically planned to protect the area’s natural environment, Connestee Falls preserves the forest’s natural beauty while providing a variety of amenities and activities designed for an active lifestyle. A real estate gem that nature flourishes in. Located just 6 miles outside of downtown Brevard, voted one of the finest small towns in America.Search Connestee Falls Real Estate
Nearby Asheville, NC’s location in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains and high quality of life make it attractive as a place where lifestyle complements business opportunity and is home to a growing number of education and medical facilities – as well more than 9,000 businesses that include restaurants, museums, boutiques, retail outlets and independent breweries.Search Asheville Real Estate As rich in its history as it is in its charm, Hendersonville, NC is  a trove of wonders. It has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since March 1988.  For visitors, downtown offers a glimpse back in time, and is showcased during events that are held throughout the year, such as the NC Apple festival, Labor Day celebrations, antiques shows, car shows and the like.Search Hendersonville Real Estate

 

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

 

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

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

Extraordinary and Extravagant

These two words are the language of the Christmas story! They are the language of Habitat for Humanity. 

Earlier this year I traveled to Jordan on a Global Village trip with my son, Alexander, and students from his school. One day, the families with whom we were working took us on a picnic to an ancient park that overlooked the Sea of Galilee. Those of us on the team were in awe of the beautiful setting and were struck by the fact that what we were seeing was not that different from the view in biblical times. Despite all the turmoil that is happening in the Middle East, there was something extraordinary, peaceful and familiar about looking out upon the same water that was so central to the ministry of Jesus.

Then, just a couple of weeks ago in Haiti, I had another amazing experience that connected me with the Jesus who lived and walked among us. Liz Crossman, chair of our board of directors, described the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project as a case of extremes: “It was the most brutal, hot, humid, spiritual, loving, exciting, incredible week of my life.” I couldn’t agree more. We saw far too many people still living in desperate housing situations, but we were also privileged to see many families rebuilding their lives after finally having a place to call home. The extravagant outpouring of love and compassion offered to the people of Haiti has been incredible.

This is baby Sapir at 19 days old. She drew quite a lot of excitement and attention during the Carter Work Project this year. In 2011, I was privileged to work in Haiti alongside her dad to help build her family’s house. Imagine how their lives have changed in one year and the relief her parents feel now that they have a home in which to raise their new daughter. 

Seeing this beautiful child, I couldn’t help but think of the birth of another baby — the one who changed the world. Two thousand years after Jesus was born, we still marvel that God loved us so much that he gave us his only Son to demonstrate the extravagance of his perfect love.

When I spend time with Habitat homeowner families, I am inspired in so many ways. Seeing hope come alive makes me determined that we must do more. Looking into the eyes of excited children reminds me how blessed my family is. Marveling at baby Sapir made me shake my head and ask how I could possibly have a son graduating from high school this year and two teenage daughters. And on those days when I fret about budgets and policies and other challenges, I am able to refocus when I consider what an amazing impact Habitat for Humanity is making around the world. I would urge you to take a look at this year-in-review video and celebrate the exciting events of 2012. Your efforts have been extraordinary.

During the Advent season, we have been examining God’s extravagant love in a series of devotions. Click here to read the third meditation about the shepherds. It is entitled “An Event for Everyone.”

Finally, I urge you to enjoy the Christmas break. Take some well-deserved time to rest and relax and treasure time with friends and family. I pray that in the coming year you will experience God’s rich blessings and that your response will be an echo of gratitude and service.

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: Extraordinary and Extravagant Habitat for Humanity