The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains have long enticed people to come and have a piece of the mountain dream. A little cabin in the woods, doesn’t that sound like a perfect getaway?
When I first got into real estate in 2004, the little cabin in the woods was the hottest selling commodity in the business. The second home purchase was like bread and butter to us. Once the real estate market started suffering, one of the first casualties was the second home. Some people had all they could do just to hold onto their FIRST home. Needless to say, since late 2007...early 2008 we haven’t seen a lot of movement in the little cabins in the woods. Until now.
Since the beginning of 2012 we have started seeing a distinct resurgence of consumers acting upon their dreams. Vacant land and little cabins in the woods have become a common theme in inquiries coming through our phone and website.
There is no better time than now to take advantage of the little cabins in the woods that have been sitting in inventory just waiting for the dreamers to return to the mountains. We are working with several sets of buyers intent on taking advantage of the low prices and great interest rates on those cabins and vacant lots.
For the next two days, I’ll be working with a couple who originally called us from our Buyer’s Guide ad (print media) on a cabin we have listed in Whittier. It’s under contract already so we are looking for something else for them. There are several likely candidates and we will be looking in the communities of Whittier, Bryson City, Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee and Franklin. It is amazing what is available in cabins in the $200,000 range or less on a terrific variety of lots. Some have creek frontage, wooded lot or long range views.
These clients live in Charlotte, NC which is a scant 3 hour trip from the mountains. Such an easy drive to take advantage of a weekend getaway. We are in the perfect location for just about anyone on the eastern seaboard…for most of these locations we are less than a days drive.
If you are wanting to enjoy a mountain dream, come on. The little cabins in the woods have never been so well priced and it’s time to take advantage of your own place in the mountains of Western North Carolina.