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New lot for sale in The Settings of Black Mountain

If you're looking for a lot to build your dream home or vacation home on that has the most amazing views, this is it! Perched at the top, this lot is located at the end of the cul-de-sac on Crockett Ridge and is perfect to build your dream mountain top home on. Imagine yourself sitting in your favorite chair reading your favorite book while look down on the little town of Black Mountain. Black Mountain recently voted #1 Prettiest Small Town To Vacation In by Trip Advisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalsBlog/2017/03/13/5-reasons-why-black-mountain-nc-is-americas-prettiest-small-town/ 

The settings offer underground utilities and amenities include clubhouse, walking and hiking trails, gardens and an outdoor playground area. There is city water and city sewer all within 5 minutes of town and 15 minutes to Asheville. Sitting on approximately 370 acres of beautiful mountain land of which 115 acres are a North American Land Trust conservation easement. Providing the best of all the worlds, seclusion and privacy, natural splendor and refined elegance, with convenient access to cultural life, restaurants, boutiques stores, medical facilities and the vibrancy of Asheville. http://www.thesettingsofblackmountain.com/ 

 

Lot 204 is a Cottage lot which has a minimum square foot requirement on a single story home of 1200. The minimum square foot requirement for a multi-story home is 1000 square foot on the first floor with a 1600 square foot minimum total on 2 levels. The set back requirements are 30' front setbacks, 10' side and 20' rear setback.

 

 

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    Mount Mitchell Challenge and Black Mountain Marathon Happening Soon!

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The Mount Mitchell Challenge and Black Mountain Marathon schedule for February 24th! 

    The Challenge is this: Begin at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint "front porch of Western North Carolina", and follow trails to the "rooftop" of Western North Carolina, the 6,684' summit of Mount Mitchell - eastern America's highest point - then return to the start/finish area!  

    With a starting altitude of 2,360', the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324' - in the first 20 miles!  The Marathon runners start side-by-side with the Challengers and duplicate their course to the Black Mountain Gap overlook on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway.    Here, at an elevation of 5,340' and with an extraordinary view of Mount Mitchell as a backdrop, Marathoners will turn and retrace their course to the Start/Finish area in Black Mountain. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OR THE DIFFICULTIES INHERENT IN THIS EVENT!  This will be an extremely demanding course run over rugged mountain terrain under potentially life-threatening weather conditions. Participants must understand that their safety is paramount in the minds of the organizers and that while all reasonable precautions have been taken, it will be the competitor's ultimate responsibility to insure his or her own safety.    

    Runners will begin on Cherry St in downtown Black Mountain and end at Lake Tomahawk.  Many spectators fill the streets to cheer our neighbors and visitors on!  

    For more information, feel free to visit the full site here.

     

     

    Information provided from www.blackmountainmarathon.com

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      Why I Love Living At 7 Carolina Heights

      Our family has loved living at 7 Carolina Heights.  While it is quiet and we are surrounded by trees and mountains, we are close to everything.  We frequent Montreat; enjoying the walking trails, the playground, and the lake.  Should we choose to walk to dinner, the sidewalk takes us right into Black Mountain.  

      Our home is cozy and warm, easy to clean, and has enough space for everyone.  The kids enjoy movies and games in the playroom while the adults often visit and play games upstairs in the living room.  

      In the winter, we enjoy our wood stove and eat nearly every meal at our breakfast bar.  In the summer, we enjoy spending time with the kids in the backyard and grilling on the back porch. The kitchen is the perfect size with plenty of counter space & storage and has plenty of room when both kids are in the kitchen with me baking cookies and making other sweet treats.  

      While Black mountain is quaint, it has everything we need.  Hiking, biking, Town Hardware, great grocery stores, and several wonderful restaurants.  We also enjoy all of the holiday/seasonal events that Montreat and Black Mountain host.  Our favorites are Holly Jolly, the Christmas parade, and 4th of July in Montreat.  Did I mention we are about 1/10 of a mile from the gates of Montreat!?

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        5 E. Keesler Street Black Mountain

        Living in the heart of Black Mountain has allowed us to experience the many benefits of a small town. Well maintained sidewalks and access to the Black Mountain Greenway make walking downtown to our favorite restaurants easy and enjoyable, as well as Saturday morning walks to take advantage of the fresh produce and meat at our local tailgate market. Lake Tomahawk is also only a short distance away with lighted walking paths and beautiful views. Another benefit to our home’s location is being less than a mile from Montreat’s paved path to Lake Susan, many hiking trails, and well-loved playground. Experiencing the beauty of the Swannanoa Valley is easy to do when you’re within walking distance of both downtown Black Mountain and Montreat. 

         

        No matter the season, our spacious backyard and patio allow us to host family and friends with ease. The porch provides the perfect place to grill and the rockwork patio has ample room to enjoy the built-in fire pit. For overnight guests, the half bath in one of bedrooms allows for privacy and a comfortable stay.

         

        The Town of Black Mountain consistently keeps our road well maintained, no matter what the weather may bring. The fire and police department are only a mile away and trash pick-up is on time and consistent. The house is truly a rarity with it’s space and serenity, while being in such a convenient location. We are excited and hopeful that the next owner will maximize what this amazing home and town has to offer, just as we have been lucky enough to do.

         

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          Pre-Qualification Vs. Pre-Approval

          Pre-Qualification Vs. Pre-Approval

          "What's The Difference?"

           

           

          These are two of the most commonly asked questions from first-time home and experienced home buyers alike.  One of the best places to start is by getting pre-approved by a lender up front in the process.  Not only does it give you peace of mind knowing your price range is already pre-approved by the lender, but it also strengthens your position at the negotiating table, especially in a multiple offer situation.  Some lenders offer pre-qualifications and pre-approvals.  Here's the difference.

          Here's the difference:

           

          • Pre-qualification: Provides a ballpark estimate of your buying power and is based on summary information you provide on your income and assets.  It also requires a satisfactory review of property, financial documents, and program requirements to ensure final approval.  Pre-qualification is offered by most lenders.

           

          • Pre-approval:  Provides proof to Real Estate Agents and sellers that you're pre-approved for a specific loan amount and is based on verification of your income, credit, and assets (in some cases, verification may not be needed).  It requires a satisfactory appraisal and title review and no change in financial condition for final approval. Pre-approval is offered by Movement Mortgage, as a service to you before you find a home at no cost.

           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

           

           

           

           

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            Asheville: Forbes List of Top 15 Coolest Places To Visit In 2018

                 Anyone who has visited the Asheville, North Carolina area; or those of us who are lucky enough to call this place home, know how truly wonderful and special this city is.  That is why we weren't so surprised when we got word that Asheville made the list of Forbes' 15 Coolest Places To Travel in 2018.  Yes, you read that correctly; out of anywhere in the world,  Asheville, North Carolina made the list!  We are squeezed in there right between Chile and Northern Brazil.  The folks that Forbes interviewed consisted of high-end travel companies and the article listed the top places that were on their radar of visiting in 2018.

             

            Excerpt from Forbes' journal: “It’s no secret that America’s southern cities are having a moment,” says Indagare’s Biggs Bradley. “Asheville has a character that is at once hipster and classic Americana.” Cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is home to gorgeous scenery (including a lovely botanical garden), historic mansions (the 19th-century Biltmore Estate is the largest private home in the world) and a remarkable arts scene. “Don’t miss Woolworth Walk to shop the works of dozens of local artisans and stop for a milkshake at the preserved luncheonette counter.”

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              It's Going To Be A Holly Jolly Weekend In Black Mountain

              As the Holidays approach, many locals anticipate the first weekend of December in downtown Black Mountain

              For those who don't know, let me share with you all of the exciting events that will be taking place this weekend!

              It all starts with Holly Jolly in downtown Black Mountain on Friday, Dec 1st; this event takes place in the streets downtown, where most shops will stay open late offering seasonal treats and refreshments while you can browse through the stores and maybe check some shopping items off of your list! Our little quaint downtown will have twinkling white lights, garland, and trees lining the streets.  There will be carolers and even Santa will be making an appearance down by the Depot! The streets will fill with our neighbors and friends and it's a great way to start the Holiday season.

              On Saturday, Black Mountain's Christmas Parade will begin around 4:00PM and runs along State Street from Flat Creek Rd to Cragmont Rd.  Our residents look forward to this parade all year long. Be sure to find a good spot to sit and watch all of the floats, bands, dogs, and more!  The children line up along the sidewalk anxiously awaiting candy to be thrown in their direction.  You can hear sounds of the season playing with each new group that passes by.   After the parade, folks travel down Cragmont Rd to Lake Tomahawk where you can watch the display of lights.

              This weekend will be one of seasons greetings, warm smiles, and holiday happiness felt wherever you go!  Be sure to mark your calendars now!

               

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                ASHEVILLE FOOD TRUCK & BEER FESTIVAL

                On your marks...get set....GO! Food Trucks & Brews!

                This first annual festival is where foodies and beer lovers mingle and meet and rejoice in all things delectable and frothy.

                Food Truck Festivals of America are heading to North Carolina for its very first Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Asheville, NC. Featuring some of North Carolina’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, and dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to The Asheville Outlets.

                What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sampling craft beers and indulging in scrumptious food inspired and made right in a food truck!?  

                For information on tickets, foods, and brews, please click here.

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                  Uniqueness of Living In Our Home In Catawba Falls Preserve

                  Uniqueness of Living In Our Catawba Falls Home....A Note From The Owners


                  Every season brings with it numerous sensory inspiring experiences from the tranquil yet richly stimulating environment of our mountain setting. The Fall beckons early morning walks in the chill of fresh clean air and the striking brilliance of the mountain color palette. And relaxing times rocking on the front porch listening to music in the otherwise quiet of the day; and later gazing out from the loft at the panoramic beauty of the season. In the Winter, there is the peacefulness of watching thick white clouds fill the valley below; sipping hot refreshments in the ambiance of a glowing fireplace while snow quietly falls outside and then bundling up and venturing out to enjoy the powder white. Spring brings with it trees bursting with new life and feeling the warm sun penetrating every room throughout the cottage. And times with family and friends coming to spend a weekend and taking  them on yet another new mountain venture. In the Summer we have the emergence of colorful wildflowers, and opening up the house to the feel and smells of the summer season. Evenings are often introduced  by nearby yet unseen whip-o-wills beautifully calling out to their mates. And in the presence of summer rains we see amazing rainbows just beyond arms reach it seems. Then there are the never tiring visits from wild turkeys and deer roaming about. Truly life enriching times!

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                    Come One, Come All! Gladiator Horse Polo Event!

                    Just a little over a week away, Friday, September 1st, will be a night you won't want to miss! The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mills River, North Carolina is hosting it's second annual Gladiator Polo event.  Think arena polo meets arena hockey... on horseback!  There will be fun events all through the evening, to include but not limited to, carousel rides, face painting, dancing, games, & more! All of this is FREE!  Gates to this epic event will open at 6 and admission is free.  There will be a slough of options for meals and refreshments to purchase before and during the event. The Gladiator Polo Match is set to start at 8PM.  Last year's event brought in a record-breaking crowd and they expect an even larger crowd this year! This event is fun for the whole family!  There will also be a free after-party after the event.  Go ahead and be sure to mark this on your calendar for Labor Day weekend! 

                    For more information on the event or to read the direct article, please click HERE.

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