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GREEN Trends in the Asheville, North Carolina Real Estate Market

Are you relocating to the Greater Asheville area ? Coming in or going out you will find yourself immersed in GREEN!. (see photo above for a smile) Look at the statistics that follow. . . The GREEN trends these statistics clearly indicate could be of value to you.

In general, North Carolina continues to see a rise in the amount of homes sold in 2006. Sale prices continue to climb and the average number of days a house is on the market has decreased. All of these indicators show that the real estate market in  Western North Carolina is strong."                                   (page 6, Real Estate Weekly -October, 2006)

            In the City of Asheville alone, (pop about 75,000)  a total of 1450 homes listed  by January 1, 2006 closed by December 20th.  In the Greater Asheville Area,  2820 homes were sold from Jan. 1 through December 20, 2006.  For those following the ECO-friendly stats in our region, in the period between January 1, 2006 and December 20, 2006, 14 Energy Star® rated homes sold, but wait!  --there are 35 currently on the market and there are currently 32 certified HealthyBuilt Homes (GREEN) on the market and 378 in progress in the Western North Carolina area. From 14 "green homes" to 378 in our market- a Trend ...


Residential Sales Trends/ Existing Homes  Asheville, N.C. As of December, 2006, the average sale price for an existing home in the Asheville area is $261,098. The price has increased about 10% percent since this time last year according to Annual Percent Change in OFHEO MSA House Price Indexes through Q3 2006. .. Home Appreciation ...Annual appreciation rate for homes in the Greater  Asheville area is about  12.5 per cent as of the third quarter of 2006. The data reflects same-home sales information collected by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight(OFHEO). The Asheville appreciation rate tops the nationwide pace of 10 percent  and our area's appreciation rate ranks 83 among 275 metros across the USA.

December, 2006 Real Estate Market Stats Buncombe County (Asheville area), North Carolina

Residential Properties on the Market: 2078                    
Residential Properties Pending: 702
Priced Over $1M: 117
Priced Under $50K :   7

Farms & Land on the Marketin Combined Buncombe, Madison, Yancey Counties :  2107 

Asheville, North Carolina ,Buncombe County

Pending: 242
Priced Over $1M: 161
Priced Under $50K : 2989

Our market is moving toward:

  • Lower operating costs- Lower utility bills for heating and cooling
  • Increased comfort- Improved indoor air quality
  • Creating lasting value- Third party review
  • Building with health in mind- Lowered Environmental Impact

NC Healthy Built Homes: DUE in 2007: 378









This is an example of new construction. This is a HealthyBuilt Home.It's ECO-friendly and Owner-friendly.





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This is really helpful information. It is good for us to know as investors .
Posted by John Thomas about 12 years ago

Thank you very much. Happy to provide information to our clients, and always working to be of service. Knowing the context in which you make investment decisions  is very important and we realize this.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 12 years ago
Posted by Arlene Brown (Eco Steward Realty) about 12 years ago
Arlene... Look for my bi-monthly repoprts in the real estate market in the Greater Asheville area. Soon, on I will also be taking a deeper look at various interesting neighborhoods. I hope this will prove helpful for people who want to get a "flavor" for living in Western North Carolina.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 12 years ago

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