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Buff Team Open Houses, Sunday February 4th from 1-3pm

Guess what is happening this Sunday, February 4th! Did you guess Buff Team Open Houses? Probably not, it would be my guess that you said the Super Bowl. Honestly, that would have been my guess too! However, the Buff Team is hosting two open houses this Sunday, February 4th from 1-3pm.  You should check them out.

One of the open houses will be hosted by Tamra Fore, it will be located at 14 Friendly Way in Asheville, NC 28806. This house has a super convenient location! It is located just minutes away from Erwin Schools. It’s also close to grocery shopping and restaurants.  

14 Friendly Way is located within Harmony Subdivision, and it boasts three bedrooms, with the master suite on the main level and two bedrooms on the second level. There is a spacious living room with a fireplace with a rear deck off of living room. There is a lovely den in the basement and tons of unfinished storage as well.

 

The other open house will be hosted by John Zujkowski and it will be held at 2373 Riceville Rd in Asheville NC 28805. This house is located in East Asheville in a super convenient Riceville location. It’s close to both East Asheville and Swannanoa.

2373 Riceville Rd is an immaculate all brick home! It’s a must see. It’s on a level .84  acre lot. IT has a lovely kitchen with dual ovens, skylight and tons of cabinet space. It has a sizable den with a fireplace (gas logs) and a heated sunroom. There is an attached two car garage and a what we think is the largest utility room in Buncombe County!  

 

Check out website to see the most up to date pricing! But before the big game go pay Tamra & John a visit at their respective Open Houses.

 

 

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New Buff Team Listing, 14 Friendly Way, Asheville, NC 28806

New Buff Team Listing, 14 Friendly Way, Asheville, NC 28806

Jim has a new listing in West Asheville, North Carolina, 14 Friendly Way. This property is located in the Harmony subdivision and is just minutes away from schools. It is also convenient to shopping and restaurants as well, with a less than 15 minute drive to downtown Asheville.

This property at 14 Friendly Way sits on a .32 acre lot, with a concrete driveway that leads to the two car garage. There is a covered front porch to sit on and enjoy the quiet subdivision. Along with the covered front porch there is a sizeable rear deck off the main living area perfect for entertaining and smaller deck off the family/rec room in the basement.

14 Friendly Way offers a sizable kitchen along with a separate dining room to enjoy your meals in, there is a master bedroom on the main level with an attached bath with two separate sinks and a large master closet. The large living room offers views out the back and a fireplace to keep warm on the cool mountain evenings.

Upstairs at 14 Friendly Way, there are two extra  bedrooms for guests, children or both. With a full bathroom and an extra little space that would be perfect of a computer area or maybe to store some toys.

Lastly in there is a large finished family room  in the walk-out basement along with a half bath/laundry room. The basement also has two other rooms that could easily be finished for additional rooms or left as they are now and be used as storage.

This house is a must see, it’s close to schools and in a convenient area. It’s offered with a one year American Home Shield Home Warranty. If you would like to see this property or any other listed in the area, give the Buff Team a call at (828) 771-2310!

 

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New Listing! 215 Cedar Lane, Arden, NC 28704

We have a new listing on the Jim Buff Team, 215 Cedar Lane.

215 Cedar Lane is located in Arden, North Carolina and is currently listed for $220,000. This charming home is in a convenient Arden location. Just minutes away from restaurants, shopping, schools & health care.

The home at 215 Cedar Lane sits on a nice level .32 lot with a fenced backyard perfect for a small garden, your dog to exercise or just to enjoy the lovely weather in North Carolina. Along with the lovely fenced in backyard there is a tremendous side patio perfect for entertaining or enjoying your morning coffee. Lastly to top it off this home has a covered rocking chair front porch.

As far as the inside the home at 215 Cedar Lane has a unique floor plan that includes a sizable living room. The living room has a beautiful rock fireplace perfect to keep you warm and cozy on chilly mountain evenings. There is a dining area with beautiful built-ins. An updated kitchen with a breakfast bar and JENN-AIR cooktop.  

There are two lovely bedrooms in in 215 Cedar Lane both nicely sized and each have an attached bathroom. One bathroom has a walk-in shower, the other with tub/shower mix. There is a large outbuilding that would be great for storage or a studio. This property also comes with a AHS Home Warranty.

If you would like to visit this home, please give us a call at (828) 771-2310 to schedule an appointment.

 

The Jim Buff Team

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Misconceptions about Selling Real Estate!

Many Sellers think that they are the best person to sell their home, and they know exactly what needs to be done to get their home sold. That, is not always a true statement. As a real estate agent we have to be able to show the seller why they need us to represent them then of course we have to perform our duties and get the property sold.  We’re going to talk about a few myths of selling your home.

All you need to sell your house is the internet. If a homeowner takes some pretty pictures and listing their home as a For Sale By Owner it’s going to sell in days. This is not always true. Yes, many buyers who are actively looking for homes are looking on the internet, but a large majority of the buyers are being represented by a Real Estate Agent. The first place the real estate agent is going to look for properties for their buyers is the MLS and usually it’s not until all possibilities in the MLS have been exhausted that they start looking for For Sale By Owner properties.

 

Property Value. Many times as a seller you may see that a similar house in the neighborhood sold for a certain price and your house may be newer, or better because it’s yours, so obviously you can get more. This could be true but it’s not necessarily what’s going to happen.  The price of the home depends on the market, the conditions of the home, improvements that have been made in the home and the actual location within the neighborhood.

 

Pricing…Overpricing. Yes, we know that you want to get the highest possible price for your home, so you plan to price it  high so you have plenty of room to negotiate and then the buyer will feel like they are getting a good deal. The truth is, if your price is too high it’s not going to get the buyers in the house because they are not going to be looking at homes that are out of their price range. Also it may make you look unrealistic to others and they won’t want to submit an offer.

 

Paint and Decor. Your favorite color is orange and you like your entire house to be that color. You also love round windows so you replaced all the square windows with round windows. You think everyone will love orange paint and round windows. Probably not so much, many home buyers prefer to stick to more a neutral colors and more conventional shapes and sizes. When they are looking at your orange, round windowed house they may be counting the dollars it takes to fix them, and it could either reduce the amount of their offer or scare them off completely.

 

Clutter, deferred maintenance and staging. You love elephants and you have a large dusty collection that’s in every room, the toilet in the guest bathroom runs if  you don’t jiggle the handle and the light switch in the family room doesn’t work, but you’re used to it. People know that you live in your house it’s fine. Well cutting the clutter, fixing the bathroom and doing all the maintenance will save you money and possibly gain you money in the sale of your house.  Sometimes when selling a house, less gets you more.

 

Get your return in investment. You paid a certain amount for your home and invested “X” amount over the time you’ve lived in and you are moving and you’re going to get everything you put in the house back, plus maybe a little more, right? Wrong? Unfortunately just because you paid a certain amount for a house doesn’t always mean that’s what it’s going to be what it is worth in today’s market. When you sell your home you will get the Market Value of your home. Sometimes that will bring you more money, sometimes you won’t make your money back.

 

My house doesn’t always have to be available to be shown. If they want to see it the house that bad they are going to come on my schedule. Well, if you’re in a popular area and your house is priced right, yes this could be true, but many times if it’s not available or only has limited times for showing many agents aren’t going to show it. Getting people in the door, gets the house sold.

 

Once we have an offer it’s a done deal. Once we’ve accepted the offer, we’re as good as closed right? No, there are a lot of hurdles to cross before a house officially closes. The buyer has to be approved for their loan, the inspection has to go well and you don’t have a foundation problem that you knew nothing about, the roof doesn’t need to be replaced and oh yeah it appraised for value. Last but not least the buyer didn’t change their mind. Once it’s under contract it doesn’t mean it’s over, it’s not over until the documents are signed and the checks have cleared.

Real Estate Agents get paid so much for just looking at homes or just putting a house on the MLS. Yes, that’s all agents do. No, sometimes agents might actually lose money on a sale. Advertising costs money and to get your house sold we have to advertise, you get an hourly wage or set salary for doing your job. We don’t we don’t get paid until the end, so when we are sending emails and talking to you all through the day, that’s just the beginning of the work we as agents do.  Before a house is even listed in MLS or we take it to you we’re doing research, looking at comparable properties. Yes, we get paid one lump sum but if you have a good agent they are probably worth every penny and more.

So if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, call us at (828) 771-2310. If you’d like to look at some of our current listings click here! 

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Land For Sale!

Have you been looking for a home for and haven’t found anything that’s exactly what you’re looking for yet, what about building a house? Are you just looking for some land out in the country to have for the future? Are you looking to build some homes and sell them. We can help. If you’re looking for some land to purchase we have several options, and if we don’t have it listed we can help you find it.

 

Here’s what we have available right now!

4.78 acres of land on Cane Creek Rd in Fletcher, NC. This property is in the heart of Cane Creek with over 300ft of road frontage and is NOT in a flood zone.  There is a potential for some awesome mountain views with some clearing in the back of the land. This great piece of land is currently listed for $425,000!

 

Lot 2 Destiny Farms Drive in Leicester is 10 acres at the top of the mountain. There are some stunning views from this acreage. This parcel of land has mature trees on it and would offer complete privacy. Plus it already has a building pad ready. This property is currently listed for $85,000!

 

 

Flynn Branch Rd in Fletcher is 9.54 wonderfully private acres of land. This property is located in Hoopers Creek area. It’s close to both Asheville & Hendersonville but is in a quiet locations. This property offers wooded seclusion with a crystal clear cascading creek . It would be perfect for a gorgeous mini estate or it could be subdivided into smaller lots. The current owner had is surveyed but not recorded This is a great piece of land and the owner will consider a trade. The current price on this beautiful piece of land is $129,500!

 

 

Lot 19 Hughey Rd in Alexander is a .57 acre lot for sale in the well established Madison View Estates. This lot is wooded and would require well & septic. There are restrictions in this subdivision but off frame modulars are considered. This lot is currently listed for $19,500!

58 Kelly Fields Drive in Alexander is a .61 acres lot for sale in Madison View Estates. This is a beautiful building lot in this community. This lot is cleared, and there are restrictions but off frame modulars are considered. This lot is currently listed for $26,900!

 

 

75 Kelly Fields Drive in Alexander is a .57 acre lot for sale in… If you guessed Madison View Estates you would be correct. This lot is also currently listed for $26,900!

 

 

Next up is 89.86 acres of land on Lotties Creek Rd in Burnsville. If you’re looking for a large tract of land, look no furthers. This property is wonderfully private and has multiple ridges and mountain views. There are 4×4 access roads and homesites throughout. This property would be great for a private estate, hunting cabin or mountain getaway. There is an electric pole and multiple springs on the property. This property is currently listed for $350,000 but give us a call for the most current pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for a commercial lot? What about a lot on New Leicester Highway in West Asheville. That’s what we have here next this .60 acre lot has tremendous visibility and commercial zoning. The current price on this property is $45,000!

 

 

 

 

Rose Hill Rd is our next property. This 1 acre lot in a convenient south Asheville location. It is beautifully set back for privacy. It’s currently listed for $87,500!

Lastly we have lots in West Asheville. We have three, that’s right, three lots for sale in West Asheville on Sand Hill Rd. The three lots range from .17 to .18 acres and they are prime building lots. They are close to Haywood Rd and all the trendy west side has to offer. They are level and cleared, easy to build on lots. Restrictions apply. They are currently listed at $75,000 per lot.

If you’d like more information on any of these lots or parcels of land, give us a call at (828) 771-2310. If you’d like more information on any land for sale in the area you can call us about that too.

 

The Jim Buff Team

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143 Druid Drive, Asheville NC 28806 – NEW LISTING & OPEN HOUSE!

New Listing & Open House:

The New Buff Team Listing and the Buff Team Open House are one in the same this week. 143 Druid Drive in Asheville, NC. Currently 143 Druid Drive is listed for $249,900! However for the most accurate information call (828) 771-2310 to speak to an agent. Or you can come to the Buff Team Open House, this Sunday November 5th from 1-3pm at 143 Druid Drive, this Open House will be listed by Elizabeth Akins a Broker on the team.

143 Druid Drive is conveniently located in desirable West Asheville. This lovely home is walking distance to popular Haywood Rd. Haywood Rd is the main street of popular West Asheville and is home to many restaurants, breweries, shops & boutiques. This cute arts & crafts style home with completely remodeled a few years ago and boast beautiful finishes throughout.

This open concept home has two sizable bedrooms plus a sunroom, so there is plenty of space. There is a front & bath deck perfect for outdoor entertaining. Do you need storage because the there is a awesome storage space in the basement.

143 Druid Drive is walking distance to Haywood Rd in popular West Asheville and just minutes away from Downtown. It’s convenient to all the things Asheville has to offer. And it has an AHS Home Warranty! So come out on Sunday November 5th from 1-3pm, visit with Elizabeth and take a look at this cute little place, or give us a call today at (828) 771-2310 to schedule your private showing!

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Buff Team Open Houses!

 

The Jim Buff Team will be hosting two Open Houses this Sunday, October 29th from 1-3pm in Leicester, NC. They will be hosted by two of the Buff Team Brokers. Elizabeth Akins will be hosting an Open House at 1336 Alexander Rd in Leicester & Tamra Fore will be hosting an Open House at 102 Old Newfound Rd in Leicester.  These properties are just minutes from each other so make sure to check them both out.

1336 Alexander Road in Leicester NC is currently listed for $469,000. This property a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on 1.05 acres. This immaculate home boasts a beautiful master suite, with large walk-in closets and a bathroom that is spa like and luxurious. Two out of three bedrooms and bathrooms are on the main level, the additional bedroom and bathroom are in the basement and situated as a guest suit that would be perfect for visiting family or friends- it even has a separate entrance and it’s own 1-car garage. Speaking of garages this house doesn’t lack in garage space. There is an attached 2-car garage on the main level, the 1-car in the basement then, yes there is more, there is a detached 3 car garage plus an additional RV garage. There is tons of storage in the house, the main level is bright and sunny. There’s a covered front porch, rear deck and patio both so plenty of room for outdoor entertaining.  1336 Alexander Rd is a must see!

102 Old Newfound Rd is currently listed for $269,000, This is a sweet move in ready home in a convenient Leicester location. This three bedroom home has the master bedroom on the main level and the additional bedrooms are on the 2nd level. The Master bedroom has a sizeable walk-in closet. This home has a fenced backyard with a firepit to enjoy on the cool WNC evenings. The additional two bedrooms upstairs have tall 8 foot ceilings. The home comes with an AHS Home Warranty.

 

If you’d like to see either one of these homes before the Open House on Sunday October 29th, from 1-3pm, call (828) 771-2310 to schedule a private viewing.

 

The Jim Buff Team

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1336 Alexander Rd, Leicester NC – Buff Team Listing of the week.

This week Buff Team listing of the week is 1336 Alexander Rd in Leicester, NC 28748.

1336 Alexander Rd located in the Alexander Heights subdivision in Leicester North Carolina. The home is situated on 1.05 acres of land with tons of mature landscaping. This is a convenient but quiet location. The home has a covered front porch, rear deck and patio to enjoy the scenery this lovely location offers.

If you’re looking for closet space, this home is a must see, actually this home is a must see anyway with a large open floor plan with a bright and sunny great room. The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closets, yes, that’s closets plural, and a beautiful bathroom. The finished portion of the basement has a bedroom, living area and kitchenette that would be perfect as an in-law suite.

The one thing you cannot forgot to mention about this home on 1336 Alexander Rd is the garage space. There is plenty of it, actually there is a ton of it. First off there is a 2-car attached garage on the main level. The basement has a one car garage with a separate driveway. Lastly but most certainly not least is the detached 3 car garage plus an RV Garage/Storage.

With the spacious open floor plan, additional suite in the basement and tons of garage space, 1336 Alexander Rd is a fabulous home. That has been very well maintained, do yourself a favor and call (828) 771-2310 to schedule an appointment to view this home.

 

The Jim Buff Team

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Open Houses & Price Improvements… Oh My!!

We’re going to talk about two fabulous homes that the Jim Buff Team has For Sale today.

 

The first property we’re going to to talk about it is our newest listing, 2373 Riceville Rd, which is currently listed for $369,000. Elizabeth Akins one of our awesome Buff Team agents will be hosting an Open House there this Sunday, October 8th from 1-3pm.

2373 Riceville Rd is a spacious three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home on a wonderful .84 acre level lot in a great East Asheville location. There is plenty of space in this home to spread out and to come together both. With a heated sunroom, family room, living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen  you’ll always have space.  This home has a two car attached garage and blacktop driveway making room for plenty of parking.   This home is a pleasure to be in, you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in!

Next up is 24 Country Cove Court in Leicester, NC. This property just recently had a price improvement, it’s now listed for $359,900. This house is a must see! It’s a spacious four bedroom home on 1.55 acres with an attached two car garage. There are two rooms in the basement that are finished but aren’t counted in the total heated square footage. The kitchen is beautiful with stainless appliances and lovely quartz countertops. There is also a fireplace in the living room perfect for the chilly nights that are coming up here soon.

Both 2373 Riceville Rd & 24 Country Cove Court come with AHS Home Warranties that will protect the buyer for one year past the closing date. If you’d like to see 2373 Riceville Rd before Sunday or 24 Country Cove Court, please contact (828) 771-2310 to schedule your appointment.

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2373 Riceville Rd, Asheville NC, 28805 – New Jim Buff Team Listing

The newest listing, that the Jim Buff Team has listed is 2373 Riceville Rd, in Asheville NC 28805 it is currently listed for $369,000!

2373 Riceville Rd is located on the East side of Asheville. It’s convenient to Asheville, Swannanoa and Black Mountain. It’s located close to grocery stores & restaurants and the VA Hospital.

 

The home is situated on a beautiful .84 acre lot. This level lot has mature trees and lovely landscaping. There is a fenced in area next to the house perfect for your dog to relax in or get it’s daily exercise without out fear of them running away.  

When you walk in this lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home you will automatically feel like you’re at home. The lovely eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space for your kitchen gadgets, dual ovens for holiday baking or just everyday use, The kitchen is bright and airy because of the skylight. Plus it comes with a dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

There is plenty of space in this home, not including the three bedrooms, you have a Living Room, a Formal Dining Room plus a Den with a gas log fireplace to keep warm on those chilly winter days. Not to mention the heated sunporch in the rear to enjoy the backyard.

There is a two car attached garage long with plenty of parking in the blacktop driveway. 2373 Riceville Rd sits on a full unfinished basement with tons of room for storage or other activities.

The washer and dryer are on the main level in what we are pretty sure is the biggest utility room in Riceville or even East Asheville.

This home comes with an AHS Home Warranty. If you’d like to schedule an appointment to see this or any other home in the area, that’s for sale, please call (828) 771-2310!

 

Have a great day,

Jim Buff & The Jim Buff Team