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-
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.
What 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.
Curious about sustainable Green real estate possibilities ? Simply pedal on over to Convivial Blogger Greenolina's "Green Wheels" BLOG and SUBSCRIBE
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