Asheville "GREEN" Real Estate and Relocation: MARKET OUTLOOK-On the Horizon, It's GREEN (Part 1)

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 Asheville "GREEN" Real Estate and Relocation: MARKET OUTLOOK-On the Horizon, It's GREEN (Part 1) 

ASHEVILLE, N.C  , Winter to Spring, 2009 :: THE REAL ESTATE  MARKET OUTLOOK IS GREEN-   janeAnne takes a look at the ASHEVILLE real estate "horizon"

If you're like me, (see photo) an avid real estate market watcher, real estate trends  and the market outlook capture my attention.... especially nowadays.

For many years now, I have been noting and advising on the real estate market  for our clients who are relocating to the Greater Asheville area.

As a member of a team of eco-oriented and savvy professionals and a "green" buyers' broker,  I am particularly focused on eco-friendly development and construction.

From that perspective then, here (and in Parts 2,  3 and 4) is  a rundown of the real estate market outlook in the Greater Asheville Area.

Asheville Market Outlook:

On the horizon  I  am pleased to see the continuing strength of "green", eco-friendly homes and land sales.  Also on the horizon:  "mountains" of opportunity and "Carolina Blue skies" with positive predictions for 2010 .

 Check out these stats:

Population:Greater Asheville Area 398,009   
Asheville, proper: about 80,000 

According to AOL Real Estate  the trend of average home values in Asheville, NC. The average estimated value of a home in Asheville, NC was $356,751 in January 2009, up 0.50% from December 2008.

Good...but even better is the "GREEN" property news where Green-built NEW HOMES attract eco-savvy buyers and investors and the news for resale is excellent due to the value-added factors HealthyBuilt ®certification means.

asheville Healthy Built GREEN New ConstructionWhat is a HealthyBuilt® Home?  

It is a third-party certification system for energy efficient and green healthy homes. To be certified,  qualified professionals conduct on-site inspections to ensure they maintain very high standards requiring compliance for energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, non-toxic materials, and environmental performance.

 

(here is a photo showing a green-built home in Asheville--very charming and great for the 1st Time Home Buyer with special tax incentives now available!..this and/or other new GREEN homes can be seen when you go for one of our Green Arrow Tours)

Typical green home features include high efficiency heating and cooling systems and windows; nontoxic paints and adhesives; recycled and renewable building materials; and drought-resistant landscaping that does not require irrigation.

1st Time and Eco-savvy buyers also can enjoy the possibility of Energy Efficient Mortgages with special and/or  low financing costs, government rebates and incentives, as well as lower insurance rates.

Check out WNC Green Building Council  and please note the following: Appreciation in the Asheville area:  Five(5) year change: 55.46%

 New Construction is a good indicator of economic stability/growth.

We cover Asheville's new "Green" construction  in Part 2 of this series.
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Rainer
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Ginger Sala
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC

janeAnne, You are contributing so much to getting the word out on the green scene in Asheville. Those AOL stats are very promising!

I hear Asheville may be turning white this weekend?

February 27, 2009 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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Coldwell Banker Select Professionals

Fun challenge - I got a buyer contact who is looking to settle in PA and build a green compound from the ground up.  I'm going to have some fun with this!

February 27, 2009 09:45 PM
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.

I think this would make a stellar project for our undeveloped land. Time to do some homework. :-)

February 28, 2009 01:25 PM
Rainer
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Christopher Johnston
The Johnston Team

I think we need someone like you to START a green movement in our area. Any advice or tips?

April 20, 2009 08:38 AM
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