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A Special Supplement to The McDowell News | Friday, October 31, 2014

HOMEFINDER

November 2014

The McDowell News

Homender
Index of Advertisers:
Realty Group 1..................................................................................... 2, 3
Catawba Properties .................................................................................. 4
The Marion Agency ................................................................................. 4
Whitson Realty......................................................................................... 5
Joanne Howle Realty ....................................................................... 4, 6, 7
Clear Creek Realty................................................................................... 8
Charlene Blevins Real Estate................................................................... 8
Allison & Silver ..................................................................................... 12
Clark Realty ........................................................................................... 12
Alpha Realty .......................................................................................... 12

698 Heartwood Drive $319,900

Quality log home living in a well located area is available with this 3 bedroom 2 bath home in
the Forest Heights subdivision. A large wraparound porch offers plenty of room for enjoying
the wooded neighborhood or entertaining. Enter through the grand mahogany double entrance
doors into the great room where 23 foot cathedral ceilings and a huge stone replace await your
pleasure. The modern open custom kitchen allows lots of storage and work space. Recreational
opportunities such as golf, state parks, boating, hiking and camping are within a short drive
to Lake James. I-40 offers easy proximity to Asheville, NC and many popular WNC mountain
attractions including Mt. Mitchell and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

www.realtygroup1.com

McDowell Homender is a monthly publication of The McDowell News, Logan Street, Marion, NC.
For more information on advertising rates, call 652-3313.

Listing Agent:
Mike Rabb
828-442-6502
mrabb@realtygroup1.com

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f y Coates, Lea Ward,
W
Susan Gossett
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125 South Main Street Marion 652-3797

UNDER
CONTRACT
969 RIDGE RD

+/- 45 ACRES ONE MILE FROM I-40 W/ UNLIMITED


POSSIBILITIES/ROAD FRONTAGE
T
221 S, 226 S/3 POINT RD
& BARNES RD. PERFECT FOR INDUSTRY
R , COMMERCIAL, RETAIL
T

$1,700,000

COMMERCIAL
FOR LEASE

RENTAL
T HOUSE & APT,
3 MH & 6 MH SPACES
P
.
GOOD RETURN ON
INVESTMENT!
OWNER FINANCING
POSSIBLE
$

199,900

COMMERCIAL

125 South Main Street Marion 652-3797

REALTORS
NANCY HOLLIFIELD:
LEE SISK:
TAMMY DOOLEY:
FRANK DEAN:
KATHY RABB:
MIKE RABB:
CRYSTAL BAKER:
STACY MCKINNEY:
SHARON TUCKER:
KEN HOLLIFIELD:
MARY JANE BOYD:

724-3728
652-8492
527-2107
442-1896
442-6503
442-6502
442-0306
442-0966
738-4002
724-3728
460-8044

FOR RENT
3BR/2BA,2 Bonus Rooms,Old Fort ...... $800/month
3BR/2BA,Doublewide............................. 650/month
$

COMMERCIAL
RUTHERFORD ROAD COMMERCIAL SITE 3.5+/- ACRES ...........................................$599,900
GRAND OAKS SUBDIVISION LOTS 1-14 GATED,
A
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES, GRAVEL
A
ROAD
..................................................................................................................... REDUCED TO $229,000
80 S. MAIN ST ........................................................................................................ $499,900
31 MEDICAL COURT/ DUPLEX MEDICAL OFFICE.... .............................REDUCED TO $250,000

LAND
BUCK CREEK S/D BROWNS CROSSING LOTS 1-5 ...$20,000 EA. LOT 6 ...$50,000
COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL WILDLIFE ROAD NEBO MOSTLY
L CLEARED. 11.5 ACRES
.......................................................................................................................................... $299,900
OLD WILDLIFE CLUB LOT 46 W/BOAT
A SLIP LAKE JAMES ...................................$159,900
FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS / LAKE JAMES LOT 3 .856 LAKE FRONT LOT IN MORGANS COVE
.......................................................................................................................................... $145,000
GRANDVIEW PEAKS LOT 184 2.75 ACRES. VERY GENTLY
L SLOPING. EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS
............................................................................................................................................ $89,900
1969 AIRPORT ROAD 3.04 ACRES GENTLY
L SLOPING BUILDING SITE FOR SINGLE RESIDENCE
W/RESTRICTIONS - EXCELLENT LOCATION!......................................................................
A
$42,500
MARION LAKE CLUB, LOT C GOLF-VIEW, CREEK ............................................................. $35,900
MARION LAKE CLUB LAST 4 LOTS IN LAKE CLUB HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE ACCESS... $30,000 EACH

95 WEST HENDERSON ST $1,500/mo

522 W. HENDERSON 2BR/1BA,In Town/Storage


T
Building ...... $600/month

163 KENWOOD COURT FOREST HTS SD GENTLY


L SLOPING 2.61 ACRES. GOOD BUILDING LOT
IN RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT ......................................................................................... $26,500

2 BR/1.5 Townhouse
T
.......... $550/month

RESIDENTIAL LOTS OFF PATTON


A
VALLEY DRIVE .75 - 1.5 ACRES ........... $13,000 TO $25,000

44 SOUTH GARDEN STREET $550/mo

2BR/1BA Singlewide Private Lot ...... 450/month

RIDGEVIEW DR LOT 9 0.7+/-ACRE W/ WELL & SEPTIC .............................................. $15,000

74 S MAIN ST $800/mo
82 S. MAIN ST.
T $800/mo

1.36 +- AC CLEARED
$495,000

44 S. GARDEN ST
$79,900

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS

CALL TAMMY 828-527-2107

OAKWOOD FOREST LOT 6-E 1.19 +/- ACRE ............................................................... $21,900


RIDGEVIEW DR LOT 8 0.67+/-ACRE W/ WELL & SEPTIC............................................. $15,000
DEER RIDGE TRAIL 1.01 AC LOT IN OCONEE FALLS W/RESTRICTIONS ......................$9,700

HOMEFINDER

The McDowell News

November 2014

NEW LISTING

125 South Main Street Marion 652-3797


realtygroup1.com

698 HEARTWOOD DRIVE

446 FLEMING AVENUE

Custom 3 BR 2 BA log home in Forest Heights S/D. Stone


FP,
P 23ft Cathedral Ceilings, Screen Porch, Full Bsmt,
Custom Kitchen, 2.8 +/- Acre Lot

Lovely brick 3 BR/2 BA home. LR w/gas FP; kitchen/


breakfast w/slate tile; large master BR & BA w/Jacuzzi
tub; attached & detached garages; replacement
windows; oored attic; patio; new roof. Great location!

$319,900

$259,900

$205,000

303 SMITH HILL ROAD

$154,900

1503 AIRPORT ROAD

138 BEAR CLIFF VILLAGE DRIVE

Well maintained 3BR, 2.5 BA one level home w/ large


kitchen w/ granite counters & breakfast bar; Den w/
FP; open Living& Dining w/ good natural lighting; HW
oors; Bsmt w/ Family room, garage & workshop;
screened porch & deck; carport

4 BR/3.5 BA townhome located at beautiful Lake James.


Open Great Room w/FP & red oak HW oors; kitchen w/
granite counters & stainless appliances; Screened-in
porch, deck & patio; concrete siding; single car garage

42 VIEWPOINT DRIVE

37 WHISPERING RIDGE DRIVE

Charming 3BR; 2.5 BA; LR w/ FP; Dining; Kitchen w/


built in china hutch; Sunroom w/ FP; Good storage;
HW oors; replacement windows; 2 HP, 2012 Roof;
Deck; Detached Carport

Low-maintenance exterior townhome on tone level w/2


BR / 2 BA, HW oors, LR w/gas log FP,
P screened porch;
2-car garage, basement storage, good location!

Move in ready- Immaculate 3BR/2BA; Eat in kitchen/


Dining Room; LR w/ HW oors; 2 car garage; Mostly
nished basement; Deck w/
w awning; City water& sewer.r

$184,900

211 Granite ridGe CasCades


2 BR / 2 BA 2-story log home on 2.36 acres; open oor
plan; nished basement; community lake; creeks,
waterfall & picnic area.

$219,000
UNDER CONTRACT

$174,900

$175,000

750 FOREST HILL DRIVE


3BR/2BA Brick ranch w
w/ full partially nished basement w/
FP; Large LR w/FP; updated kitchen; nicely renovated Mst BA;
Laundry w
w/ good storage space. Main level w/ HW oors; HP;
great yard in excellent location!

$159,900

UNDER CONTRACT

586 REID STREET


Move in Ready! 3 BR/3 BA Tri Level w/ open Living/Dining/Kitchen;
Large Mst Suite addition; small Den/Ofce; Covered Deck; garage;
Beautiful Pool! 2 outside storage buildings

75 DOGWOOD LANE

53 GENEVA
V DRIVE

57 GENEVA
V DRIVE

4 or 5 BR/2.5 BA home; LR w/ FP; dining; ofce;


sunroom; wood oors; pickled paneling; deck;
screened porch; newer roof; partial bsmt; workshop;
partially fenced backyard

2 BR mountain cabin w/large LR; kitchen w/pecan


cabinets; spacious sleeping loft; covered front porch
overlooks trout pond; frontage on Big Buck Creek;
adjoining access to Pisgah National Forest; 2.75+/- acres

Creekside 2 BR/1BA cabin w/metal roof; 2 outside storage buildings; 4.75


acres w/creek adjoining Pisgah National Forest; nice location for craftsmen
or artisans to make & sell wares

$149,900

$120,000

$139,900

SALE PENDING

75 VALE
V
STREET

251 REID STREET

3409 OLD FORT SUGAR HILL RD

Move-in ready! 3 BR / 1.5 BA tri-level on .63 acre lot; LR &


kitchen w/HW ooring; appliances; newer siding, roof & HP; new
metal outbuilding

Extra nice 2 BR log home in private location. Great


room with small gas log FP,
P Main level master BR, open
loft with 2nd BR & 1/2 BA, fenced backyard, storage
building, wrap around deck

3 BR/ 1.5 BA bungalow style home located close to


town; open LR & DR; remodeled kitchen; unnished
basement; screened porch w/built-in grill; 1-car
carport

$99,900

$97,500

$111,500
REDUCED

$94,500

$449,900

SALE PENDING

149 WEST POPLAR ROAD

158 WHISPERING PINES DR

53 HIGH MEADOWS DRIVE


Beautiful brick & stucco home on 2 lots; LR;DR & foyer w/15ft.
ceilings; family rm w/gas logs & built in shelves; fantastic
kitchen w/stainless appl; main level Mst BR w/tray ceilings &
BA w/whirlpool; also, ofce, laundry & BA upstairs w/ BR &
BA; downstairs w BR & BA & storage; 2 car garage

$222,500

186 DOGWOOD LANE

$150,000

3 BR, 1 BA home with vinyl siding in good location in PG,


LR, DR, Kitchen, Screened Porch, Covered Front Porch,
Storage Building,1 acre

2 BR/2BA townhome in good location. Open


oor plan; kitchen with appliances; HP; high
crawl space; covered front porch; deck with
awning; large lot

$39,000

REDUCED

REDUCED

$112,500

92 WAYNE
A
HEIGHTS
In good condition- 2BR/2BA singlewide/w/ front porch &
deck; newer large attached garage/workshop; storage
building; 1.17 acres

SALE PENDING

SALE PENDING

3 BR/1 BA w/replacement windows on 22.5 acres; conveniently


located; unrestricted; mostly wooded; some land currently
suitable for farming, horses or additional building sites

928 GRANTS MTN ROAD

$225,000

15 6TH STREET EM
Beautiful Brick 5BR; 2.5 BA; Great Rm w/ FP; dining;
Kitchen w/ island; LR w/ FP; ofce; HW oors; HP &
gas furnace; replacement windows; 2 car garage; 2
screened porches; deck; large yard

NEW LISTING

Like New! 3 BR/2BA; Great Rm w/ surround sound;


open kitchen/dining w/ appliances; Laundry Rm; 2 car
garage; screened porch; HP; 6 acres w/ creek

$174,500

UNDER CONTRACT

244 MACEDONIA CHURCH LOOP

121 FLEMING AVE.

322 HIGHLAND DRIVE

Brick remodeled 3 BR/1BA home incl kitchen w/


appliances; LR w/FP; replacement windows; HP; newer
roof; full bsmt; mobile home hook up; 1.56 acres

Bungalow style home close to town & Marion


Elementary: LR; eat in kitchen; 2 BR/1 BA;
laundry/mudroom; walk up attic storage;
covered front porch; patio;

Good location in city limits. 2BR, 1 BA, LR, Den,


Innished Kitchen and 2nd Bath with 1.38 acres.

$89,900

$73,500

$54,900

Additional 1.52 acres for $12,900


Can be sold separate or together.r

87 salisbury av
a e Old FOrt

Well maintained 3 BR/ 2 BA Two


T Story Brick home; LR;
Eat in kitchen; upstairs patio; carport; some HW oors;
City water & sewer; New roof!

$95,900

REDUCED

89A WESTWOOD CHATEAU


A

30 WOODY STREET

2 BR/1.5 BA upstairs unit townhome w/


open living & dining; covered front porch;
common area w/laundry facilities

Older 3BR home in need of TLC; Also, mobile


home in poor condition; 5 acres mostly
wooded; located outside city limits; Cash
Buyers only

$58,900

$32,500

HOMEFINDER

November 2014

Catawba
Properties

REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS


NEW LISTING

WAY
A CROSS WAY
A
2 BR., 1 BA. Cottage. Full
bsmt., private setting,
great views!
$64,900

828-659-7700

NEW LISTING

LAND

NEW LISTING

REDUCED

LAKE MOUNTAIN
T VIEW DR.
9 separate lots. 2 with
well & septic.
Singlewides welcome.
$59,000

1037 NEWBERRY
R CREEK RD
Fabulous Find! Adjoins National Forest.
$329,900. NEW PRICE
OF $300,000!

CANNON WOODS
ESTATE
3 BR., 2.5 BA., HW oors,
Lg. living area, eat-in
kitchen, full basement.
Adjoins National Forest.
$224,000

CHESTNUT OAK
FOREST
Fully Renovated & beautifully landscaped.
$59,900

NEW PRICE

NEW LISTING

OLD FORT2 HOMES/LOT


/
Brick Ranch, 3 BR., 1.5 BA. Central
H/A, Many updates! Ranch, 3 BR., 1.5
BA., remodeled kit., new appl., Additional site for SW w/septic & water.
All for $195,000

CALIFORNIA AVENUE
A
4 BR., 2 BA. Home,
Fully remodeled 3 years
ago, nice fenced back
yard.
$114,000

MT PLEASANT
CHURCH RD
Large 2 BR, 2 BA.
$147,000

MARION
AGENCY

925-1240
MLS

LAND
Armstrong Creek Marion 4.88 acres Lots starting at......... $89,900
T
Turkey
Crossing 26 acres on Hwy 226A Lots starting at....$131,000
1.5+/- Acres in PG Also great house site, perfect for duplex or triplex
..................................................................................... REDUCED $29,900
Wind Cloud Road No restrictions Lots starting at ............. $9,900
PG/Greenlee Brookfield Lane. 1 Lot ............. CALL FOR DETAILS!
Old Fort Golf Course Road. 8 acres.................................... $175,000
Graphite Rd Old Fort Great Mtn Property. 19 Acres ............. $80,000

Cindy J.
J Ledbetter

THE

442-8316

catawbaproperties.com

The McDowell News

612 Suga
Sugar Hill Rd
Be
Beautiful
Home
ome withh 41
4117 Sq Ft, a
Hea d Poo
Heated
ool, Hot Tubb, 2.81
2. acre
acres (up to
255 acres
ac av
avaailable) $499,000
$499, 00

ealtor
ker/Realt
Broker/R
y Managemen
ment
Proper
ope ty

828-442-0034
-442-00
cindyledbetter@gmail.com
edbetter@gmail.com

Warre
rr n Ho
Hollar Dr Old
O d Fo
Fort
7 Acress Old Hwy 10
0 Nebo 71 Wa
No re
restrictions. Minutes
nutes frfom Lak
Lakee James.
J
No value giv
given
to old
o homepla
omeplace, septic system/sp
ystem/spring-fed
ng-fed well. Adjoins
M Ne
Mt
N bo MH Park. $69,90
69,900

10 acres, no restrictions
res tions,, open floor plan,
stainle
tainless appliances.
ces. Recently
R ently reduced!
$264,900

187 Sunset
Suns Dri
Drive Marion
Mario

118 Sweet
weet Briar
riar Rd S Lake
Lak Lur
Luree

SELLING YOUR HOME?


WE WANT YOUR LISTING!
The housing market is looking good
and we are getting quick results.

605 Ned McGimse


60
Mc imsey
y Rd Nebo
8.35 acres w/stream
/stream & com
completely
rem eled 1995 2 BR/2 BA SW
remodeled
SW.
W
$94,900
$94,

Located off
Lo
ff Veteran
rans Drive.
Coming Soon!
Soo
Cal office for details
Call
tails!

3 BR/2
BR/2BA log home
ome in Bills
ills Creek Area. 2.09
2.0
acre
cres in ga
gate
ted community.
ity. HOA
H A, fen
fenced yard
& largee deck. $199,900
9,900

WE NEED RENTAL PROPERTY...


GIVE US A CALL!
RENTALS

GLENWOOD 4 BR, 2 BA ............................. $1000/month


2 BR, 1 BA......................................................... $400/month
P.G. 3 BR ...................................................... $700/month
GLENWOOD ESTATE 3/4 BR, 3BA ................ $1100/month
TOWNHOUSE 2 BR, 2 BA .............................. $650/month
BRICK HOME 3 BR, 2 BA............................. $1100/month
OLD FORT 3 BR ............................................ $600/month

COMMERCIAL
HWY 70 EAST Great Commercial Potential! ... $330,000
COMMERCIAL LOT on 5-lane .................Call for details!
LARGE FENCED LOT Corner of Hankins Rd .....$850/mo
LARGE OFFICE BUILDING Excellent Location .$850/mo

REDUCED

REDUCED

REDUCED

6831 Hwy 221


683
22 Sout
South Mario
arion

Mt Nebo Mobile
M bile Home Pa
Park
rk

94 Alabama
ama Av
Aven
enue Marion
Mar

Brick hom
Bri
home in Glenwood,
enwo d 8.
8.6 acres,
no restrictio
res ctions, full basem
asement,
nt 3
BR/1-1/2BA.
/1-1/2BA. $239,00
$239,000
0

O Hwy10, Nebo. Close to Lak


Old
La e James.
mes. 7.30 acres &
poten l to add more sites. $84,900
potential
$84 900
Additionall 7 acres
ac adjoinin
adjoining property available
vaila .

STORAGE UNITS AVAILABLE


Climate contr
controolled units
units,, var
arious sizes
izes &
priices. Call 828-442-0034 fo
prices.
f r de
details!

N wl
Ne
wlyy updated.
d. 3 BR/1
/1 BA. Intown.
Hard od flfloors. Excellen
Hardwood
ellent condi
ondition.
Motivated
otiva d Se
Seller! $70,900
0,900

2 Bedroom
om Renta
ental Available
able N
Now
ow
Lots and
nd ac
acreagee for
for sale
ale at Hidden
en Lak
L ke,
e
The
he Meado
Meadows and Hav
Ha enn He
Heights

Let us manage
nage you
your rental
tal proper
p operty.

Steve Jones
REALTOR

301 North Main Street


Marion, NC 28752

steve@SteveJonesSellsHomes.com

828.442.7204

Madison Swofford
North Cove Elementary
Grade 5

HOMEFINDER

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NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

November 2014
NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

BEAVER
A
CREEK ROAD
GLENWOOD AREA
ShortSaleCountrysettingw/creek/branch.4BR,2BAon

406 HICKORY HILL DRIVE


SPRUCE PINE
GRASSY CREEK GOLF COURSE
Enjoy the golfing lifestyle in this 4 BR, 3 BA home.
Finished basement has a family room, BA, kitchenette
& 4TH BR. Home overlooks several golfing opportuni-

$120,000

$175,000

738-3540

NEW LISTING

926 NANNEYTOWN ROAD


UNION MILLS
Spectacular views surround this unique 38.9+/- acre
tract. This farm has a large 2 BR, 2 BA house w/sunroom that could be used as a 3RD BR, partial basement.
Also on the property is detached 2-car garage, detached
storage building w/kitchen for additional living space
& 1-car carport, 2 more detached carports, an adorable 12 x 12 playhouse. Property has large barn w/
loft area & covered storage areas on each side. Rolling
$595,000

180 HIDDEN VIEW LOOP


PLEASANT GARDENS COMMUNITY
Beautiful mountain view surround this 4 BR, 3 BA home
on 1.17+/- acres. For your outdoor enjoyment there is
an in-ground pool along w/full BA, storage & covered
area. To add to the appeal, there is a 2-car detached
$219,500

NEW LISTING

408 CALIFORNIA AVENUE


A
Nice, affordable home just outside city limits.3 BR, 2
BA. 2 of the BR are extra large. Large LR, HW floors,
$99,900

REDUCED!

2000 SUGAR HILL ROAD


Great Commercial possibilities w/2+/- acre site w/road
frontage on Sugar Hill Road. Tract has approx 160 ft road
frontage & is near I-40, Wal-Mart, new medical facility,
YMCA, by-pass & Marion ..............$295,000
Available additional Sugar Hill Road frontage w/3+/acres can be purchased for $395,000. Acreage ranging

160 Bethlehem Road old FoRt


Mountain views from this 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on a
.63+/- acre lot.Vaulted ceiling, kitchen w/island, newer
pump-pressure tank, outbuilding. Convenient to Old
$79,900

364 SHADOW DRIVE


GLENWOOD AREA
Short Sale Lovely 2-story log cabin w/full basement
on 4.93+/- acres. Great opportunity to own your own
mini-farm. 5 BR, 3-1/2 BA w/open wood beam ceilings,
large KIT, separate DR, LR w/FP,
P covered front porch,
large back deck, nicely landscaped yard & play area.
Full basement, large 2-car garage, large barn w/
$299,900

wildFloweR waY
a
GLENWOOD AREA
THE VIEWS AT WOODLAND HILLS
Gated. Custom-built log cabin w/mountain views featuring 4 BR, 3 BA,full basement, wrap-aroundcovered
$319,900
259 dennY Bean Road old FoRt
20+/- acre tract w/privacy, long range mountain views,
ridge top w/360 views, creek, convenient to I-40Cabin
on the property considered to have minimum contribut$129,900

19 dunn tRail dYSaRtSVille


Gated Grandview Peaks. If you are looking for the
perfect Western North Carolina home, this is a must
see! Beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA home is excellent move-in
condition. Open living/dining/kitchen area, one BR on
main level, 2ND level has loft w/den/office/play area
& master BR & BA w/Jacuzzi tub & separate shower.
Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, hardwood/
$179,900

THE BROKER THAT


A GETS RESULTS
L
350 East Oak Street-Sold - SOLD!
232 Nix Creek Church Road - SOLD!
175 Blue Ridge Street - SOLD!
181 Shea Drive - SOLD!
336 Paradise Circle - UNDER CONTRACT
80 Lake George Drive - UNDER CONTRACT
823 Worley Road - UNDER CONTRACT
2630 Old Hwy 221 South - UNDER CONTRACT
129 Old Morganton Road - UNDER CONTRACT
UNDER CONTRACT
UNDER CONTRACT

EAST GLENVIEW STREET


Awesome mountain views add to this custom-built 3
BR, 2-1/2 BA home on Mt Ida. Privacy is added by the
end-of-road location & 12.35+/- acres yet within walking distance of downtown Marion. Home features over
3,000 SQ FT of living space including large KIT w/custom
cabinets, HW floors, GR, LR, formal DR, sunroom, finished rec room, workshop in basement & 2-car garage.
$329,900

113 lowdeR dRiVe dYSaRtSVille


Glenwood school district. Large 4 BR, 3-1/2 BA house

16 WEST LAUREL RIDGE DRIVE


Gated Cascade Highlands in the Nebo area. 3 BR, 4 BA,
vinyl siding, cedar shake stone home.Main level has 2
BR, 2 BA, KIT/DR/LR, utility room. 2ND story has BR, BA,
loft study. Basement currently used as 4TH BR, BA, den,

$289,900

$199,500

25 HIDDEN VIEW LOOP


PLEASANT GARDENS AREA
3 BR, 2 BA. 2.54+/- acres. Offers privacy, convenient
location, nice front/side yard w/fenced area, garage,

631 EAST COURT STREET


High visibility on major traffic corridor leading to &
from Marion. Building currently consists of 4 units,
each having BA facilities allowing for separate use as
desired. Main level: unit 1 - 640 sf, unit 2 - 320 sf,
unit 3 - 2610 sf. Upstairs apartment - 1020 sf w/2
$249,900

190 DOGWOOD ACRES


3 BR, 1 & 1/2 BA tri-level home conveniently located
close to Marion. Recent updates include refinished
HWs, new thermopane windows, heat pump, roof

$128,500

$99,900

446 HIDDEN SPRINGS DRIVE


NORTH COVE AREA
Abundant wildlife & year-round views surround this
2 BR, 1 BA home on 1.76+/- acres close to Blue
Ridge Parkway. Offers skiing & all the other activities that Western North Carolina while being convenient to Marion & Lake James. Upstairs has KIT,

150 SIXTH STREET


4 BR, 1 BA home has updates including windows,
electric, HP & more. Nice covered front porch for you to

ReSeRVoiR Road
Enjoy convenient, near-town living. 4 BR, 1 BA brick/
vinyl home w/full basement to add to the appeal.
Improvements include: updated electric, thermo-pane
windows, newer HP,
P water heater & plumbing, laminate

$99,900

84,900

STROUD STREET - .87 +/- acre lot ........... $12,900


LOT 13, TYLER WOODS - HANKINS ROAD - 1 +/acre lot ......................................................... $19,900
LOTS 1-6, TYLER WOODS - HANKINS ROAD 8.26+/- total acres .....................................$100,000
HARMONY ESTATES
A
lots available for doublewides,
modulars or site built homes. Community water/
$19,900

dential potential w/public water & sewer.


Located directly across from Pleasant Gardens
Elementary. Owner/Broker..................$79,900
AUTUMN VIEW ESTA
TATES
DYSARTSVILLE AREA
Great views! Restricted to site-built off-frame modular.
Level lots ranging from 2.88+/- acres to 3.37+/- acres,
Owner/Broker.
$30,000-$39,900

432 LANDIS ROAD


Near I-40. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on .90+/- acres.
Carport, covered porch, basement, newer roof, t-pane
windows. Great location convenient to I-40 & Marion.
$109,900

$69,900

Wooded lot at the end of road location. Water


rights. Available below tax value... $15,500
lot 31 .95+/- acRe
Lot w/road frontage on Pheasant Trail & Pleasant
View Drive ...................................$19,500
lot 10 .76+/- acRe
Graded corner lot w/great views. Owner/Broker.
...................................................$29,500
lot 32 1.19+/- acRe

70 Ridge StReet
Convenient near-town home w/2 BR, 1 BA, LR, DR,
KIT, laundry/storage, covered front porch. Thermopane
windows, stone exterior, wood floors, new wiring
& plumbing, newer furnance, handicap ramp, large
crawl space for extra storage. Double city lot. Great

$24,900

$36,500

Carla Tompkins
803-4125

Mike Cinquanto
442-2537

Wayne Wicker
442-4303

Patti Wood
925-1441

Diane McKinney
442-6474

Bryan Wilson
442-3807

Joanne Howle
442-6943

Ken Gaddis
803-3346

Joan McGuire
442-3481

Teresa Sigmon
442-5094

Steve Jones,
Owner
442-7204

November 2014

Thank You
for Voting us
Best of McDowell!

301 North Main Street


Marion

Drop By Our Ofce For


Personalized Service

828-652-6455

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w oanneHowleRealty.c
y om
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390 FOREST HEIGHTS DR

273 CROSS CREEK

270 NORTH FOREST DR

963 NATHAN
A
MCDANIEL PKWY

14901 HWY 221 NORTH

6,200+/- sq ft brick home on 37+/- acres,


7 BR/5.5 BA, full
f
basement, 3 garages,
double kitchens, creek, bottom land, small
waterfall.
f

WORLD CLASS RESIDENCE


Magnificent
f
4,000+ sq ft 5 BR in-town
estate on 5.5+/- acres. Many amenites
including indoor pool.

CROSS CREEK LUXURY


4 BR/3.5 BA, amazing custom home w/
over 3,200 sq ft, 3 stories, bonus den, triple
garage, lushly landscaped lot w/creek.

TOP-OF-THE-WORLD
3 BR, 2.5 BA custom log home in the
North Cove area with dramatic views,
basement, detached workshop.

CUSTOM & LIKE NEW LOG HOME


3 BR, 3.5 BA log home living on 3 levels,
approx 2,675 sq ft of living space plus
shop/garage, wrap deck w/outdoor FP.
P

ROOM-TO-ROAM!
Beautiful views & a home to match! 3
BR, 2 BA, 1,700+/- sq ft, 12+/- acres.

146 COBBLESTONE DRIVE

1450 AIRPORT ROAD

$1,400,000

$374,500

$349,900

REDUCED

$325,000

$309,900

$299,000

REDUCED

56 EAST GLENVIEW ST

$269,900

PRIVAT
V E ESTAT
T E ON 13+/- ACRES
5 BR, 2+ BA contemporary floor plan w/
views toward Marion in the valley, set on
a very private 13+/- acres just outside the
city.
Online at www.56EastGlenvie
n wStreet.com

379 HUSKINS BRANCH RD

2980 MCCLELLAN DRIVE

LONG RANGE MOUNTAIN


T
VIEWS
3 BR, 2 BA, 1.5 story home w/full
basement, detached carport & storage,
pool, 5+/- acres.

ESTAT
T E WITH RIVER FRONTAGE
T
4 BR, 3 BA, 2,900+/- sq ft, built 2006,
pasture + barn + river frontage on 15
acres.

$269,900

$265,000

NEW
LISTING

1078 AUGUSTA
T DRIVE

$250,000

HOME WITH VIEWS


4 BR, 3 BA, granite countertops, views!

$239,500

PICTURE PERFECT & 1.7 ACRES


3 BR, 3.5 BA, 2.600+/- heated sq ft,
brick, modern remodel, basement.

HOMEFINDER

2517 PINE COVE ROAD

$238,900

BRICK HOME ESTAT


T E
4 BR, 3 BA, 2,600+/- sq ft, basement.
Online at www.1450airportroad.com

REDUCED

93 HEMLOCK DRIVE

406 GLENHAVEN
A
DRIVE

182 BABY FOX DRIVE

43 HEMLOCK HILLS EST DR

53 DOBSONS KNOB

DEEPWOODS HOME
4 BR, 2.5 BA, contemporary two-story w/
unfinished
f
basement.

LIKE NEW BUILT


L 2002
3 BR, 2 BA ranch, great room, huge den,
deck w/mountain views.

BUILT
L 2010 & ULTRA
L
PRIVAT
V E
Incredible value, 2 BR, 2 BA, great views.
Private bordering government lands.

RANCH IN PLEASANT GARDENS


3 BR, 2 BA, 1.9+/- acres, beautiful views,
attached garage & detached garage/shop.

NC MOUNTAIN
T
YEAR ROUND LIVING
4 BR, 3 BA, 2,500+/- sq ft, built 2008,
on beautiful 1 acre lot with tremendous
mountain views & privacy.
y

$229,900

$224,500

$224,500

$220,000

$219,900

93 HEMLOCK HILLS
ESATES
A
DRIVE

$219,000

PLEASANT GARDENS RANCH


3 BR, 2 BA ranch, full basement, large
lot.

202 BLUERIDGE DRIVE N

$218,900

OWNER HAS INVESTED $250,000


Unfinished
f
home is dried-in & ready to
start to finish. Golf Course front, exterior
cedar siding. Dont miss this opportunity
to live in Western NC! A REAL
BARGAIN!!

12121 MONTFORD COVE RD

$216,500

QUIET COUNTRY LIVING ON 4 ACRES


3 BR, 2 BA, 2,285+/- sq ft, brick!

342 JACK CORPENING RD

1244 OLD HWY 10E

$184,500

$184,500

BRICK RANCH WITH BASEMENT


3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1,600+/- sq ft plus
unfinished
f
basement, 2.68+/- acres.

EXCELLENT ESTAT
T E
Much space in this 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-story
with many recent additions, basement,
2,500+/- sq ft, extra large & private
acreage.

1515 AIRPORT ROAD

$209,900

584 RUTHERFORD ROAD

33 LAUREL LANE

$199,900

189,482

350 MOUNTAIN POINT DR

$184,900

CLASSIC CHARM & INVITING


3 BR, 2 BA, 1.5 story farm style home
w/2600+/- sq ft plus detached garage, on
2+/- acres.
Online at www.1515AirportRoad.com

RUSTIC - VIEWS - PRIVAC


V Y
North Cove area, 2 BR,1.5 BA, 2200+/sq ft, multiple decks, finished basement.

135 MACKEY FARM DRIVE

2762 HWY 226 SOUTH

843 MUD CUT LOOP

314 FOREST HILL DRIVE

ROOM-TO-ROAM
Very updated, 2-story, 3 BR, 2.5 BA,
formal & informal areas, excellent rear
deck/patio with views.

RESIDENTIAL OR
COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITIES
3 BR, 1 BA, 2.04+/- acres w/500 foot road
frontage.

LOCATED
A
IN GLENWOOD
3 BR, 2 BA, 1,500+/- sq ft, built
2007, oversized 2-car garage, excellent
condition.

PLEASANT GARDENS RANCH HOME


3 BR, great room w/FP,
P full basement,
private location.

8199 HWY 221 NORTH

$179,900

$169,000

LOVELY
L CABIN
2 BR, 2.5 BA. Built 1997. Also comes
with separate camping cabin. Close to
Lake James!

$148,500

NEW
LISTING

5 EAST CARSON STREET

221 FIFTH C STREET

138 LOCUST COVE ROAD

25 CLAREMONT AVENUE

5976 HWY 226

CLOSE COMMUTE!
Brick ranch, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,700+/- sq ft
plus sunroom, fenced yard, excellent condition w/open floor plan.
Online at www.5EastCarsonStreet.com

IMMACULATE
A
RANCH
3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1,600 sq ft, heated
basement, garage, huge lot, extensive
upgrades.

MOUNTAIN
T
CHALET
3 BR, 1.5 BA, approx 1,600 sq ft, 13+/acres.

IN-TOWN CURB APPEAL


4 BR, 2 BA, 1-1/2-story brick w/basement,
detached garage/shop, huge grassed lot.
Online at www.25ClaremontAve
A nue.com

BRICK RANCH WITH BASEMENT


3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,000 sq ft, 2 acres,
outbuildings.

110 WILLET

156 GREENWOOD DRIVE

77 SHERWOOD FOREST DR

THREE BEDROOMS
3 BR, 2 BA, 1,400+/- sq ft in Woodlawn/
Sevier area.

3 BEDROOM LOW MAINTENANCE


3 BR, 2 BA, approx 1,728 sq ft.

BRICK RANCH WITH BASEMENT


3 BR, 1.5 BA, hardwood floors, large
picture window, dead end street.

CLOSE TO I-40, LAKE JAMES


3 BR, 2 BA, ranch, 1-car garage, hardwood floors, tile, many updates.

89 LEACH STREET

61 NED MCGIMSEY ROAD

44 MORRIS AVE

71 WEST HIGH STREET

CHARMING, MOVE-IN READY HOME


3 BR, 1 BA, basement, heat pump, many
updates.

CLOSE TO LAKE JAMES


2 BR, 1 BA, nice cottage style home on
large lot w/outbuildings & detached den.

3 BR, 1.5 BA ranch, brick siding, nice


landscaping, covered back deck, storage
shed.

EXCELLENT & CONVENIENT LOCATION!


A
2 BR, 1 BA but lots of sq ft plus
basement. Convenient location adjacent
to YMCA greenway!

$144,900

$139,900

3041 PAW
A PAWS
A
PORCH DR
MORGANTON

699 STATE
A
STREET

$120,000

IN TOWN LOCATION
A
3 BR, 1 BA, 1,450+/- sq ft, basement,
corner lot.

$139,000

$132,000

$130,000

NORTH COVE LOCATION


A
Brick Ranch, 3 BR, 2 BA, basement.

NEW
LISTING

NEW
LISTING

REDUCED

$139,900

$119,900

ELEGANT, YET COMFORTABLE


4 BR, 2 BA, open floor plan w/ADA
accessible ramp.

313 HICKS CHAPEL LOOP

$119,900

$117,000

$109,000

The McDowell News

NEW
LISTING

$169,900

IN-TOWN BRICK
4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,138+/- sq ft, basement.

The McDowell News

NEW
LISTING

$99,000

NEW
LISTING

125 MAUNEY AVENUE

$89,900

$89,900

EXCELLENT RANCH
3 BR, 1 BA w/many recent cosmetic &
technical upgrades (heat pump, roof, etc),
carport, laundry room.
Online at www.399SherwoodForestDrive.com

$89,000

$78,500

$78,000

$69,900

AGENT SPOTLIGHT
Mike Cinquanto
Broker

828-442-2537

BUSINESS:......828-652-6455
FAX:

..............828-652-6042

mcinquanto@yahoo.com
www.joannehowlerealty.com

301 North Main Street


r
Marion, NC 28752

REALTOR

301 North Main Street


Marion, NC 28752
steve@SteveJonesSellsHomes.com

828 . 442 . 7204


LAND LISTINGS

#86 Black Lark Drive 2.05 Acres .......... $13,500


Vacant Land Drucilla Road 2.44 acres......... $19,900
46 Goodrum Drive 3 Acres.......................... $30,000
Vacant Land Fairfield Lane 5 acres ............ $35,000
BUSINESS........828-652-6455 Lot #25 Cascade Highlands 3 Acres ........... $37,500
FAX
A ................828-652-6042 Lot #32 Grants Mountain 3.7 Acres ............ $41,900
Hwy 70 / Old Greenlee Road 18+/- Acres.... $92,000
Realtor/Broker

828-442-5094

tvsigmon@yahoo.com www.joannehowlerealty.com 301 North Main Street Marion, NC 28752

Joan McGuire
oker

828-442-3481
joan_mcguire22@yahoo.com
r
www.joannehowlerealty
r
y.com

November 2014

Teresa Sigmon

Steve Jones

HOMEFINDER

NICE BRICK RANCH IN OLD FORT


3 BR, 2 BA, 1-story brick ranch close to
I-40.

399 SHERWOOD FOREST DR

301 North Main Street


r
Marion, NC 28752

HOMEFINDER

November 2014

The McDowell News

McDowell County Board of Realtors

The McDowell County Board of Realtors met on October


7, 2014. Katherine Moore, of NC Land & Lots, was sworn
in as a new member by David Patneaude, Chairman of the
Membership Committee. Mrs. Moore not only can assist
buyers and sellers with existing property,
y but also works with
doublewide, modular homes and stick builders.
For more information, visit ndyourlots.net or email her at
locatelandforme@gmail.com

Search for
land and homes @
charleneblevins.com
Under contract

MLS coverage!

Lovely 3 BR/3 BA 2,800 SQ FT log home w/upper & lower


covered decks overlooking the most magnicent views
day & night. Open oor plan w/great room, open dining
room & kitchen & stone gas log replace. 4.19+/- acres
beautifully landscaped surround this home offering
a quiet private setting. Finished basement leads out to
lower deck & offers BA, family room, and additional BR.
Detached 2-car garage & workshop.

84 LUCKY STREET
Old house on .75 acres, close to town & shopping, being
sold AS-IS. Wood in home may be usable. House is
currently being used for storage. Recent survey on le,
old well on property (condition unknown), small branch
in back corner of lot & it is UNRESTRICTED. Easy access - located on State Road.

15,900

305,000

LAND

MAKE AN OFFER!

.85+/- ACRE LOT

antationPointlot#60
1.43+/- acres w/close access to Lake James.

Located on Edelweiss off Cannon Road only 2


miles from Lake James access. UNRESTRICTED,
singlewides welcome.

DRASTIC REDUCTION ONLY


$42,000

Knollwood - Privacy on double lot in


Hankins. Solid-built, newer kitchen
w/custom oak cabinets, granite counters
& island; open to den. Great outdoor living
w/screened porch, deck, fire pit. Huge
boat garage/workshop. Full unfinished
bsmt w/wood stove, laundry & bath! New
heat pump & roof in 2007. Minutes to
lake. Great home. Bring Offer!: $198,700

Old Fort - two homes on 10


acres! Great famil
f
y compound
or summer
with a place
Underhome
contract
for a caretaker/renter! Just off
f
Old Fort Sugar Hill Rd.
$165,000

SOLD

Land

Exceptional property - 121.4 acres


in desirable Crooked Creek adjoining
700+ac. of Nature Conservancy
then National Forest. Natural paradise,
easy laying land. Unrestricted. Perfect
f
compound, farm,
f
for horses, family
hunt club. $607,000. Also available
in 30, 40 or 50-acre tracts. Must see.

SOLD
Absolutely gorgeous home and views in
desirable Katy Creek subdivision. 3/2
open concept with sunroom, FP, and
stairs down to the waterfalls that you
can hear from your deck. Great price
and you really must see. $249,900

Lakeside beauty in Lake Lure.


Five bedrooms each with
private bath and fireplace.
Three decks, two covered to
enjoy the beautiful view of
the lake. $400,000.

REDUCED!
$12,500

828-527-2307

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY !

Reduced

828-527-3379
Call or Text

JUST REDUCED!

Charlene@charleneblevins.com

Katy Creek Log Home - Beautiful! Nearly


5 acres - about 3 ffenced - bring the horses!
Frontage on Katy
t Creek. 5BR/3Bath - 3/2
on main, great master suite. MIL suite
down plus 5th BR, library, LR & kitchenette. Lots of space inside and out in one of
the areas best gated communities. Home
warranty
t & pre-inspected; Lovely, comfortable home. Bring offer! $369,000

10 Years Experience

OFFICE :

NEW LISTING IN GRANTS MOUNTAIN

It's great to be in Western North Carolina

Lovely, updated home at the north


edge of town on the way to the lake!
Fresh paint, many upgrades; great den
with FP/vaulted ceiling, formal living/
dining, large heated space downstairs
with bath & laundry, more basement
area for
f
storage, workshop, more.
Large back deck -great yard! $219,900

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL,
LAND

Brad Taylor Broker


828-460-0839
brdfordtaylor@yahoo.com

REAL ESTATE

Local & Asheville regional

SPECIALIZING IN

Wanda Wilson Owner/Broker


828-527-3379
wandawilson7@yahoo.com

11 Acres adjoining Pisgah


National Forest Hankins, near Fish
Hatchery. Small creek. Gentleman
farmer's dream, or developable
p
p
per
restrictions. Gorgeous! $199,000

Katy
t Creek - a wonderful small gated
community - views, creeks, paved rds &
underground utilities; great neighbors
Lot 9: 4.37 rolling acres with spring,
internal stream & frontage on Muddy
Creek. $43,700; Lot 10: Building pad
ready, well and septic in!! PLUS, this one
has a gorgeous play area down by the
creek. Must see.
Lot 11: 3-acre lot bordered by Muddy
Creek on one side & Katy
t Creek on
another! Level by creek,
k gentle rise to
homesite. $43,000. Lot 14 - Almost 3
acres with 300+ft on Muddy Creek.
$38,500. Lot 38: 2.47 acres, great
building lot with lovely views, level house
site, $37,000.
Back on Market- GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
8.5+ acres on Fairview Rd. No restrictions!
Lays well, easy build & access. 435' road
frontage Many possibilities. Minutes ffrom
town, 15 minutes to lake. $76,500! Call for info.
Grants Mountain Lot 12 - 12+ acres well in, killer view with clearing, $45k a STEAL! Lot 26 - just reduced to
$21000! Must see. Lot 67 - 6 acres,
driveway in, house site graded & level,
perked. Very private, southeast perch.
Supernice @ $55,500 Lot 39 - great deal
in this beautiful community - $19,900.

HOMEFINDER

The McDowell News

Local Real Estate Market Update

November 2014

FOR SALE BY OWNER


98 LONG STREET

Brought to you by McDowell Board oof REALTORS,


McDowell MLS, Inc., and Homefinder/McDowell News

in Pleasant Gardens

Year-to-date sales statistics through 3rdQ 2014:

Single
l Family Residential
Currently active: 360 Listings Sold: 216 homes
Average sales price: $148,392 Average Days on Market:
198 Average list-to-sale price ratio: $93.61%
Total sales volume: $32,052,568

Land
Currently active: 470 Listings Sold: 45 listings
Average Sales Price: $67,400 Average Days on Market:
407 Average List-to-sale price ratio: 90.18% Total Sales
Volume: $3,033,000
Call your favorite
f
REALTOR for more ddetails!

McDOWELL

Lovely 3 bedroom brick home with carport, situated in a desirable


neighborhood in the Pleasant Gardens community.
y Has new roof,
new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and kitchen island.
Den with replace & large living room. New windows, new guttering,
renished hardwood oors. Heat pump. Must see to appreciate!

Board of REALTORS
Homes & Land in the WNC Foothills

Your

$128,500

Call Bill Wiseman 828-724-9313

Sales Team

Your Local Real Estate Guide

10

HOMEFINDER

November 2014

The McDowell News

Homender
Business Card Directory
Laurie Kehler
K
Owner / Broker

828.442.0870
734 Rutherford
f
Road
Marion, NC 28752

office:
828.659.3164

isit us at:
blackdiamondrealestate.org

RESIDENTIAL, LAND
AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

HAWKINS LUMBER COMPANY


828-724-4166
We carry a complete line of lumber, building materials,
pressure treated lumber and kitchen cabinets

STOREWIDE SAVINGS!

PLUMBING SERVICES

Always Great Prices & Selections!!

FREE DELIVERY & SET-UP!!!

Residential Commercial Industrial

www.bucknerplumbing.com

1240 Hwy 70 W
West Marion
724-9636 NC LICENSE #15143

Webb
Home Inspections
Honest reliable service

NC License #3290

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828.442.7738

3rd Generation Licensed Building Contractor


rbenjaminwebb@gmail.com

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The McDowell News

November 2014

11

FALLING LEAVES PRESENT A BEAUTIFUL SAFETY HAZARD


Watching leaves turn brilliant
shades of color and fall from the
trees is a favorite activity each
fall. Drivers travel near and far to
witness spectacular and colorful
displays of fall foliage, hoping to
catch the peak hues in their respective areas of the country.
While falling leaves can be a sight
to behold, those leaves can become
a nuisance to drivers in various
ways. Understanding certain inconveniences and safety risks posed
by falling leaves can help motorists
protect their vehicle and themselves.
Staining
Leaves can do more than just stain
driveways; they also can damage a vehicles paint job.
Should wet leaves, sap and other chemicals that leach
out of the leaves stay on a car for an extended period of
time, they can cause an outline stain and damage to the
paint.
Its important to manually pick leaves off of the cars
surface right after they fall. Do not sweep them away;
otherwise the leaves can scratch the paint surface. When
all the leaves have been removed, thoroughly wash and
dry the vehicle.
Should stains be present already, use a commercial
leaf-stain remover or automotive paint cleaner. Tackle one
stain at a time.

Clogging
Leaves that fall can become trapped
in air intake vents, eventually impeding
ow and causing odors. Leaves that
fall in the groove of the windshield
by the windshield wipers should be
removed. Use a high-powered shop
vacuum to remove any leaves that are
imbedded in the venting.
Check other areas of the car where
leaves can become problematic, such
as under the vehicle or in the rear
exhaust pipe.
Slippery surfaces
The Car Care Council notes that wet
leaves on the surface of roadways can
be hazardous. Wet leaves can make roadways quite slippery, even as slippery as roadways when snow is falling.
Drivers should slow down when roads are covered with
wet leaves and take turns and off-ramps more carefully.
Dry leaves also can pose problems, as they tend to
accumulate at the edges of roads, where they easily
can obscure curbs or street markings. Leaves may ll potholes, giving the false impression that a road is smooth
and causing damage to tires and suspension systems
when drivers drive over them.
Autumn leaves may be beautiful to see, but they can
complicate driving and fall car care. Motorists should
keep their cars clear of leaves and use caution on
roadways.

ASK-A-REALTOR
Q: Im a rst time homebuyer. I have a little money saved. What do I do next?

A: The next step is to talk to a lender and get a handle on what you can afford. Knowing what you can
afford is the rst rule of home buying, and that depends on how much income and how much debt you
have. In general, lenders dont want borrowers to spend more than 28 percent of their gross income per
month on a mortgage payment or more than 36 percent on debts. It pays to check with several lenders
before you start searching for a home. Most will be happy to roughly calculate what you can afford and
prequalify you for a loan. The price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six factors:
1. gross income
2. the amount of cash you have available for the down payment, closing costs and cash reserves required
by the lender
3. your outstanding debts
4. your credit history
5. the type of mortgage you select
6. current interest rates
Another number lenders use to evaluate how much you can afford is the housing expense-to-income ratio.
It is determined by calculating your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance (or PITI as it is known). If
you have to pay monthly homeowners association dues and/or private mortgage insurance, this also will
be added to your PITI. This ratio should fall between 28 to 33 percent, although some lenders will go higher
under certain circumstances. Your
Y
total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
The next step is to talk to a local REALTOR
L
and start looking at some homes in your range.

to www.mcdowellnews.com to submit a real estate question.

Home Improvement Projects Perfect For Fall


Home improvement projects can add value to a
home and do-it-yourselfers know the sweat-equity
that goes into such projects can give homeowners a greater sense of pride in their homes. But no
two home improvement projects are the same, and
homeowners should know that certain projects are
best tackled during certain times of the year.
Fall is a great season to work on your house, as
the weather is often at its most agreeable once the
summer heat has gone and before winter weather
arrives. The following are a handful of fall-friendly
home improvement projects for homeowners looking
to improve their homes.
Roof repair
Whether youre repairing or replacing the roof, fall
is a great time of year to dust off the ladder and get
some work done on your roof for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, fall is ideal for roof work because
you wont have to be up on the roof with the summer
heat bearing down on you. This can make the project
move along more quickly, which is especially benecial if you are paying laborers to work on the roof. The
fewer hours workers are xing your roof, the less you
will be paying in labor costs.
In addition, xing up the roof in the fall ensures those
winter storms, be it rain or snow, wont nd their way

into your home via leaks. A leaky roof in winter is


hard to x, as the roof surface could be treacherous
in the winter and winter winds can make it dangerous
to be up on the roof at all. Addressing leaks in the fall
can prevent damage to your homes interior, which
can mount up if a leaky roof is not addressed until the
following spring.
Window work
When the weather outside gets frightful, poorly
insulated windows can allow cold air into the home.
That often has a trickle-down effect on nances,
forcing you to turn up the thermostat in an attempt to
offset the cold air pouring into the home. Whether you
need your windows replaced or simply need to patch
up any leaks, a proactive approach to leaky or older
windows in the fall can save you from unnecessarily
high heating bills come the winter. Addressing leaky
windows also makes a home more comfortable for its
inhabitants.
Fall is the ideal time to address a homes windows
because the temperature outside tends to be pleasant. This means you likely wont have to make much
of an effort to offset the elements, and open windows
in the fall wont make your homes interior very hot or
cold like they might if you were to tackle the project
during the summer or winter.

Fixing the oors


Wood ooring is a hot commodity for many homeowners. But not all ooring can be added to a home
at any time of year. Thats because certain types of
ooring employ adhesives that need temperatures
inside the home to be within a certain range, and that
range is often within 70o to 80o F, which makes fall a
great time to install such oors. Colder temperatures
can make it difcult for the ooring to dry and bond,
which will prove problematic down the road. Whats
more, many people entertain friends and family come
late fall and into the holiday season, and it can be difcult to do so if you are busy installing new ooring.
Painting projects
Painting is another home improvement project that
seems tailor-made for fall. A fresh coat of paint or
a new color scheme around the house can give a
home an entirely new look and feel. But paint can be
pungent and the aromas may last if its applied at a
time of year when it cant dry while the windows are
wide open. Paint fumes inside a home can make the
home uninhabitable, but painting at a time of year like
the fall, when you can keep the windows open during
and after the project, can help air the home out.
But interior painting isnt the only painting project
homeowners can tackle in the fall. Many exterior

paints are temperature-sensitive and need the


temperature outside to be above 40o F. Paint that
freezes wont dry properly, and homeowners might
be left with a costly and unsightly mistake on their
hands. Fall temperatures tend to be amenable to both
interior and exterior painting projects, just be sure to
check the weather forecast before making your rst
brush stroke.

12

HOMEFINDER

November 2014

ALLISON
ALL
ALLISO
N & SIL
SILVER
LVER
r ea l es ta te g r o u p
A LLI S O N & S I LV E R
real estate group

65 LAURELWOOD

29B W Henderson St, Suite 1 Contact:


Marion, NC 28752
Rhonda Silver, Realtor/Broker
rhondarealestate@yahoo.com 828-442-8585

See www.rhondasilver1.point2agent.com for more listings.

192 PINNACLE HEIGHTS

107 GILBERT STREET

714 ARROWHEAD

The McDowell News


A. Everette Clark
Broker, GRI
CALL: 652-6077
CELL: 442-7078
AFTER HOURS: 652-2469
EMAIL: eclarkrealty@gmail.com
www.mcdowellmls.com

Clark
Realty

Rhonda Silver

330 Fleming Avenue Marion, NC

66 MCKINNEY ROAD

REDUCED!

UNDER CONTRACT
NEW
LISTING/
SALE
PENDING

SALE
PENDING

NEW
LISTING

REDUCED

SOLD

2 Bedroom 1 bath Two story


brick townhouse that features nice
landscaping and low maintenance.
HOA includes common area
maintenance, water, sewer, trash
pickup, and POOL upkeep. Central
living close to downtown Marion.

Great price! offers a 3 bed/2


bathroom home with nice views.
Gas log re place in living room
with laminate ooring. Tile tub in
master bath, nice views from front
deck and storage building. Eat in
kitchen,covered back porch.

Bedroom 2 bath. Convenient to the


Marion bypass and hospital. Wormy
chestnut walls in the living room,
and stairwell, builtins surround the
replace. Massive large living and
dining room. Basement has lots of
storage area and a drive in garage.

Back yard with patio area. Eatin kitchen, living room with
hardwood oors, 1/2 bath with
master bedroom. Some updates
include paint, carpet and xtures.
Partial nished basement with a
bonus area and laundry room

Beautiful 3 BR/1 BA home


located in West Marion just
minutes from I-40. Newly
remodeled KIT & BA, new
roof, guttering & HP.

$95,000 MLS15025

$53,900 MLS15545

$150,000 MLS15554

$112,000

$89,900

110 PINE GROVE

118 MACEY DR

266 ALMA MORGAN

$59,900

MLS15195

414 MUDDY CREEK

Nice Community at the end


of the cul de sac. Hardwood
oors, granite countertops, 2
master suits. Jacuzi tub and
tile showers.
French doors
leading to a private deck with
den & study.

$131,000

$345,000

MLS14814

85 CROSS CREEK

SOLD
Minutes to Lake James Marina
and downtown Marion. Beautiful
home and lovely neighborhood.
New roof in 2013!

$129,900

$265,000

MLS15015

42 PLEASANT HILL
MARION
Close to Hwy 40, close to amenities, close to
town! This hidden gem of 9.7 UNRESTRICTED
acres has a single wide waiting for you to live in
OR live in it while you build that dream house!
It offers some cleared land to build and
live on and some treed areas.
You alrea
r dy have your well and septic so dont
pass up this grea
r t deal!

$110,000!

MLS15159

146 EPLEY

SALE

home offers a nice level


lot and numerous upgrades and
improvements. Large Walk In
Closets, Jacuzzi Tub, Gas Log
Fireplace, Large Laundry Room
& Study. Also has additional
Sorage Building.

1769 sq feet Kitchen & Bathroom


has been partially remodeled.
Brick Ranch Style Home, Garage
has been converted into a large
living room. Partially nished
basement & ue replace.
MLS15243

133 SUNNY ACRES

BACK ON
MARKET

SOLD
BR/1BA single-level home
w/original HWs features additional outbuilding as well
as a screened-in porch.

MLS15408

MLS14791

This traditional brick ranch


home 4 bed and 2 baths,
original hardwood oors & nice
neighborhood. Pool/patio area.
Den offers wood heat source.
New roof within last 3 years.

$99,900

MLS13927

Open dining & living PENDING


room area.
Large master suite with garden
tub, double sinks and separate
shower. Walk-in Closets. French
doors in Living Area & 20 x 40
deck. Garden or Pasture Area.

$99,900

MLS14557

LAND

415 MONTEVISTA
T AVENUE
Great Neighborhood and Location 1.5 Story, 4 BR, 2.5 BA,
LR, Study, Den, Formal DR, Modern Kitchen, Laundry Rm,
Nice Wood
W
Deck, Covered Front Porch, Covered Enclosed
Screen Porch, Gas Water
W
Htr, Central Air, Basement with
drive in garage. Nice Stairs to 2nd oor and basement. Many
Updates. MLS 15350 $184,500

RECENTLY REDUCED!

LAND / LOT

WISTERIA DRIVE (OFF YANCEY


Y
ROAD)
1-1/4 acres, wooded lot, nice location. MLS 14811

25,000

BLACK FOREST - MCDOWELL COUNTY 3.8 ACRES .................... MLS 10007 $99,900

NIX CREEK ROAD

BUILDING LOT CROSS CREEK SUBDIVISION <1 ACRE.......... MLS 12507 $35,000

Approx 6 acres, wooded land. Call for location &


details. MLS 15252 $30,000

OAKWOOD FOREST <1 ACRE.......................................................... MLS 12555 $15,000


OAKS PARK
P
RD 2 ACRES................................................................ MLS 14335 $24,200
FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS <1 ACRE............................................... MLS 15471 $119,900

180 MCKINNEY ROAD WEST


PLEASANT GARDENS
This three bedroom, two bath home has
potential for a family or just for a couple of
lovebirds! It has brick exterior and a
screened porch and carport.
It does need some TTLC.
reduced $104,000!

95 BROAD STREET
Brick Ranch home with 3 BR., 2.5 BA, Nice Kitchen, Dining
Room, Living Room, Florida Room, Large den w/wood
burning stove in replace, laundry room, storage room, drop
down stairs to attic. All on one level with easy access. Two
car detached carport, detached storage building/work shop.
Must see to appreciate. MLS 15456 $187,500

HIGHWAY
W
226-A MARION
75 acres, mostly wooded w/some cleared. Paved road
frontage, designated trout stream. Unrestricted property
borders Pisgah National Forest, wildlife, spring-fed
creek, nice building sites w/privacy & good views.
MLS 14313 REDUCED! $225,000

41 EAST TATE
A STREET
Cute bungalow type home. Eat-in kitchen, cleared
lot, off-street parking. Close to amenities.
Basement has concrete nished oor & lots of
shelving. Enclosed rear porch is being used as
laundry room. Concrete driveway w/room for 3
cars. Hardwood & vinyl ooring. Great for rst
time buyers, empty-nesters or for rental. Stove
& refrigerator, gutters. A great bargain!
i
DIRECTIONS : From Baldwin Street turn on State
Street, 1ST street is East Tate.
reduced $50,000!

37 DEEPWOODS DRIVE
Great location, well built, brick & frame, 3 BRs, 2 full BAs,
2 half BAs, great Kitchen, DR, Den, LR, double garage, 18 x
36 pool, 14 x 21 workshop, HP,
P well, septic, located on 1.16
acres (fairly level). MLS 14746 $240,000

964 WAITES HOLLIFIELD


LITTLE SWITZERLAND
Looking for that private mountain getaway?
Great potential for this log cabin style home
with large deck, single car garage, 3 BR, gas
replace, oak cabinets in kitchen.
Mountain views.
reduced $84,200!

Alpha
Realty
150 North Madison
Marion, NC
WEB : www.callalpha.com

LOTS
FOR SALE:
CREEK
SUBDIVISION
74 acres

OLD LINVILLE ROAD


126 NORTH GARDEN ST
NORTH COVE
Dont miss this beauty! 4 BR, plus a bonus room.
This is a very cute 3 BR, 2 BA
4BA, 3 w/whirlpool tubs. 4 gas replaces. 2 heat
home with a nished basement &
pumps, a gourmet kitchen w/granite countera two-car garage. It is located only
tops, room enough for a big table or eat at the
four miles from Baxters & has a
breakfast bar. Separate dining room & pantry.
1.5 acre lot. It is in good condition
Metal roof, covered front porch, two areas
& a very large deck overlooking the
f king & rready for a ffamily!
for laundry. Fit for
mountains.
Motivated Seller!
$114,900!
reduced $215,000!

140 LENTZ LANE


LAKE JAMES AREA
Super large home. Full nished
basement. Needs some repairs
but for the money & size its great.
Not on the water but it does have
a dedicated boat slip nearby.
Hardwood oors, carpet & tile,
3 BR, two-car garage. Private
setting & brick exterior.
reduced $364,000!

GLENWOOD
80 EPLEE
Not a foreclosure but it is listed
at a foreclosure price! Handyman
speciall. 3 BR, 1 nished BA & one
BA that needs to be nished. Full
basement on. 87 acre. New septic
for 5 BRs put in last year, central
air & fairly new roof-the basics are
there. The rrest is up to you.

$50,000!

ONLY

$28,421!

FOREST HEIGHTS
174 ACRES

LINVILLE MTN
SUBDIVISION
5 acres

ONLY

$60,000!

Joyce Halter

GRI, ABR, CREOS


828-659-2902
FAX : 828-652-3507
E-MAIL: jhalter1@frontier.com
OFFICE:

Professional
Staging
Available!