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Home Values on the Rise.

Home Values are on the rise in Buncombe County and surrounding areas.

Just in case you haven’t watched the news, read a news article or even been on social media in the last few months.

According to the Ruiz Report prepared by Zacory Ruiz for Keller Williams Professionals;
In Buncombe County in April the average sales price of a home  is $119,000 higher than last year in April 2020.  Homes valued between $0-199,000 sold the fastest, averaging 57-days, followed closely by homes in the $450-499,000 price range which  sold in 61 days on average. 

The average days on market is 5 days, down 75% from last year.  The current average sales price in Buncombe County is $489,712 which is up 32% from last year. 

Right now the inventory is at 1.1 months, down 69% from 2020, what is Inventory? Inventory represents how long it would to deplete the marketing assuming  no new inventory is purchased or put on the market. A Balanced Market is when the inventory is between 5-7 months, right now we’re in a Seller’s Market. 

According to in the United States, home prices are up 17% over last year with one in 10 sellers expecting to get double what they paid for their homes when they purchased it.  

Why is this happening?George Ratiu an economist at says that “Low mortgage rates and a lock of available homes for sale have created a strong seller’s market.”  The other change is working from home or remote working, you don’t necessarily have to live near your job.  With all of these factors it gives the current homeowners the upper hand when listing their homes for sale. 

If you would like more info on Home Value and the Real Estate Market in Buncombe County and Surrounding areas email Jim at or give us a call at (828) 771-2310. 

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7 Hart Holloway Drive!

7 Hart Holloway Drive located in Swannanoa, NC in Eastern Buncombe County is the Buff Team Listing of the week.

This newer home is conveniently located just minutes from Asheville in super convenient Swannanoa location. Close to restaurants, grocery shopping and more. This home is a must see.

The home on 7 Hart Holloway drive was built in 2018, it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is spacious with a walk-in closet.

This is all one level living with a covered front deck and more. For a private showing give us a call at (828) 771-2310 or go here for more information.

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NEW LISTING! 82 Mount Royal Drive, Arden NC 28704

The Jim Buff Team has recently listed 82 Mount Royal Drive in Arden for sale. If it is views you’re looking for, this is the home for you. It has tons of views. There is a wrap around porch to sit and enjoy the views with your morning coffee or to unwind in the evening.

This three bedroom, two bath home is located in popular Royal Pines. It is close to everything. Within 10 minutes of: grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, doctors, urgent care, schools (preK-12), movies and so much more. If you’re looking for a conveniently located home in a wonderful area with even better views, look no further.

Besides the killer views and convenient location. The home at 82 Mount Royal Drive has a one car garage, a spacious eat in kitchen and a level backyard.

If you are interested in a private showing of this property, or any other property in the area, contact us at (828) 771-2310 or email us at to schedule your appointment. If you are looking to sell your home call today to schedule an appointment and a free market analysis.

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114 Knollway Court, Asheville, NC 28806

114 Knollway Court in Asheville, 28806 is our featured listing of the week, this week. 

This spacious home is located in The Knolls subdivision in the Erwin school district. It’s convenient to schools, shopping, restaurants and much more and just 20 minutes to Downtown Asheville.   

If it is space you’re needing, look no further. This home has FOUR bedrooms. The master bedroom is located on the main level and has an attached but separated space that could be used as an office, nursery, studio or even just for extra storage.  There are three more bedrooms on the lower level along with another multi-use space. 

There is a large kitchen with an island and tons of cabinet space, the living room is light and air with a fireplace to enjoy the cool mountain evenings, along with a family room . All of these are on the main level. 

If you’re looking for outdoor living, this home has what you need and more! There is a covered front porch, perfect for enjoying quiet mountain air, in the back there is a large rear deck, an enclosed sun porch and a screen porch along with a partially fenced backyard. 

This home has ample space for families, entertaining and storage. It’s a must see! Plus you car park your car in the 2-car attached garage. If you’d like to see this home or any other home on the market in the area please give us a call at (828) 771-2310 or email us at

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Featured Listing of the Week 419 Heather Downs Drive!

419 Heather Downs Drive in Alexander, North Carolina is the Buff Team featured listing of the week.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, this  three bedroom, two bath home sits on a magnificent 5.16 acre lot in the Heather Downs subdivision just off Jupiter Rd. 

There is an attached 2 car garage in the full unfinished basement, plenty of room for storage and a workshop.

The Main level boast all three bedrooms, a lovely living room with beautiful rock fireplace, a dining area that will fit a sizable table. Just of the dinning area is a covered sunroom plus a side deck to enjoy the long range views. This makes for great indoor/outdoor entertaining. 

There is a large master suite with two additional sizable bedrooms, plenty of room for multiple beds for friends and family.

This may be your next home. If you’d like to see this home or any other home on the market in the area please give us a call at (828) 771-2310 or email us at

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214 Smith Knolls Rd, Fairview, NC 28730

One of the newest listings that on the Jim Buff Team is located at 214 Smith Knolls Road in Fairview, NC .

214 Smith Knolls Road is currently listed for $495,000 and this property is a must see. Set on a 3 acre park-like lot. The home offers a plethora of opportunities for outdoor entertaining from the screened porch to rear deck and lovely areas in the backyard.

The home at 214 Smith Knolls Rd is a lovely two story home that with four bedrooms and three baths along with a two car garage. The bedrooms include a large master suite , a spacious family room with fireplace, an office and a separate dining room.

This home has a one year American Home Shield Warranty included with the sale. If you’d like to take a look at this home or any other listed in the area please give us a call at (828) 771-2310, or send us an email at to schedule an appointment.

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New Buff Team Listing- 72 Noland Hills Drive, Leicester NC

72 Noland Hills Drive in Leicester is the Buff Team’s newest listing. Are you looking for privacy, rental income, and maybe an in-law suite? 72 Noland Hills Drive may be the home for you.

Located on 3.94 acres in Leicester this property was built in 1990 and has been meticulously maintained. This one story with finished basement is neat and tidy and waiting for you to come visit.

Privacy, is that want you’d like? Located at the end of the Noland Hills community in Leicester you can’t see your neighbors as your are tucked away on almost four acres of land.  

Rental Income are you looking to subsidize your mortgage payment or maybe make a little extra money,  this property has a doublewide on the property that could be rented out. I bet you’re wondering, how is it private if there is also a doublewide on the property. The doublewide is tucked nicely behind the home and has a separate driveway. There is also an additional living area in the basement, with kitchen and living area.

72 Noland Hills Drive is an open and spacious home with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It includes a sizable living room, a beautiful  eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar plus an additional dining area and a heated sunroom. There is a attached two car garage along with an additional detached two car garage.

This home is a must see! If you must see it, please call us at (828) 771-2310 to arrange a showing or send an email to email to!

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Price Improvements 2373 Riceville Rd & 2 Dixie Lane!

In the past week we have had sizable price reductions on two of the Buff Team Listings.

The two properties we’ve had price reductions on are 2373 Riceville Rd in Asheville, 28805 and 2 Dixie Lane in Candler.


2373 Riceville Rd in Asheville-28805 price has recently been reduced to $339,000! This house is a must see and we’re not saying it has the biggest utility room in Buncombe County, but it’s has a pretty sizable one.

However that’s not all 2373 Riceville Rd has, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This home has three bedrooms and two and half baths.  It boasts a lovely kitchen with dual ovens, a skylight and tons of cabinet space for storage. There is a heated sunroom in the back for the entire family to enjoy.

This immaculate all brick home in East Asheville has a two car garage, a full unfinished basement and it sits on a .84 acre lot in a convenient Riceville location.


2 Dixie Lane in Candler price has recently been improved to $544,900! This house has plenty of space for you and your family or just you if you just want a lot of space. There is a fenced backyard and a rear deck and patio. But the outside space doesn’t end there there is a large covered front deck and it all sits on 2.04 acres.

The outside living area is just the beginning. There is a sizable kitchen and large dining area, that would be perfect for entertaining or a just everyday for the family. Dixie Lane has three bedroom and 3 and a half baths.  There is a bonus room and a family room to top it off. Along with all the finished space there is plenty of storage space throughout the home.

This lovely family home has a three car garage on the main level with an additional 1 car garage in the basement., there are two heat pumps and a central vacuum system. Come see this great home in a great Monta Vista Location!


If you’d like to see either of these homes or any other home listed in the area, email us or give us a call at (828) 771-2310 to schedule a showing!

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Featured Listing of the Week – 24 Country Cove Court

This weeks Buff Team’s featured listing is 24 Country Cove Court in Leicester, NC 28748.

24 Country Cove Court is a must see listing on the Buff Team, it’s currently listed for $359,900 – For most up to date pricing, call (828) 771-2310 or check out the listing on the website.


24 Country Cove Court has four bedrooms! That means there is plenty of room for your family. The master bedroom is located on the main level along with the master bathroom. The additional three bedrooms are located on the second level of the house.  


In addition to the master suite on the main level of the house on 24 Country Cove Court, there is a living room with a beautiful gas logs fireplace, lovely kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless appliances, eat in area plus a separate dining area.


24 Country Cove Court also has a ton of space in the basement.  The basement includes a finished room and bathroom that is not counted in the finished sqft or bathroom count. There is also tons of space that could be easily finished for extra space.


Along with two driveways to park your cars in the this home has a 2 car attached garage. There is a large deck on the back perfect for entertaining or enjoying the quiet country evenings with your loved ones.


Give us a call at (828) 771-2310 or email us to setup a private tour of this four bedroom 2.5 bath home on 1.55 acre lot in Leicester!

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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.