• High Country Association of Realtors: 2016 Real Estate Sales Highest in Almost a Decade

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    Jan. 27, 2017. Buyers could not get enough of the High Country real estate market in 2016. Sales were up tremendously, surpassing totals recorded each of the last nine years. The trend seemed to accelerate each month, as year-to-year activity increased through the final months of the year. Low interest rates attracted a lot of buyers. Inventory barely kept pace. There were as many as 2,970 active listings during the busy summer season. / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Jan. 19 – 25: 41 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $7,568,000.00

    Jan. 26, 2017. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Bailey Faulkner / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Jan. 12 – 18: 36 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $15,097,500.00

    Jan. 19, 2017. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • WHAT’S GOING ON? at Old Sunrise Shopping Center in Banner Elk & The Lodges at Eagles Nest

    Jan. 17, 2017. The Waterfront Group, which purchased The Lodges at Eagles Nest in foreclosure about several years ago, is currently giving the former Sunrise Shopping Center an estimated million-dollar facelift. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Jan. 6 – 11: 21 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $4,239,500.00

    Jan. 12, 2017. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Hotel Redevelopment Behind Walgreens Approved by Boone Board of Adjustment

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    Jan. 6, 2017. On Thursday, the Boone Board of Adjustment approved a proposed redevelopment of the old Mountain Villa Motor Lodge property, which is located near Walgreens at 2240 Blowing Rock Road in Boone. A Marriott franchise hotel is planned. / Read more…



  • WHAT’S GOING ON?Construction of University Outlook Continues, Located Across From Holmes Center in Boone

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    Jan. 4, 2017. Construction of “University Outlook” continues on into the New Year. About this time last year, the Boone Town Council approved the rezoning of the 0.7-acre property to a general business district. University Outlook is a development by Marty Rice of MET Holdings. Rice has owned the land since the ‘80s and said it was “time to update” the property. The mixed-use project consists of 24 efficiency apartments and 2,760 square feet of commercial space. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more…



  • Proposed Redevelopment for New Hotel at Old Mountain Villa Motor Lodge Near Walgreens

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    Dec. 30, 2016. A Marriott franchise is proposed at the old Mountain Villa Motor Lodge property at 2240 Blowing Rock Road near Walgreens in Boone. The Boone Board of Adjustment will hear a request for special use and zoning permits on Jan. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Dec. 22 – 29: 30 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $11,003,500.00

    Dec. 30, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Legacy Art Farm: Ambitious Plan for Old Cannon Hospital Property in Banner Elk


    Dec. 28, 2016. An eyesore of a property, the old Cannon Hospital in Banner Elk has sat vacant for about 18 years. For some time, the only activities occurring on the blighted property are ghost hunting and acts of vandalism. But Marc Mataya has a grand vision for the property and neighboring tracts of land called the Legacy Art Farm. The vision is part “classy” and “quiet” tourist attraction; part expansion of greenways and community green-space; part farm component; part artist-in-residence program similar to the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte; and plenty more. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Dec. 14 – 21: 64 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $15,333,000.00

    Dec. 22, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Council To Meet With Junaluska Community Over Workforce Housing Project, Other Concerns

    Dec. 21, 2016. The Boone Town Council will hold a community meeting at the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church on Church Street with residents of the Junaluska community on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Susan Freshcorn of Premier Sotheby’s Receives Prestigious Real Estate Designation

    Dec. 19, 2016. Susan Freshcorn with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Charlotte and Blowing Rock offices has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation in recognition of her experience, knowledge, and expertise in the luxury residential market. / Read more…



  • HC Association of Realtors: Interest Rates Surge as Real Estate Sales Continue

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    Dec. 15, 2016. With one month remaining in the calendar year, local Realtors have already sold more homes than in any one year since at least 2007. The latest burst of activity came as mortgage rates did something they haven’t done in years – spike. Dramatically. / Read more…



  • Mixed-Use Development Proposed on King St., Features Townhomes off Wallace Circle

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    Dec. 14, 2016. A mixed-use development is planned near the former homeless shelter on West King Street in downtown Boone. The site is located across the street from Reich College of Education and First Baptist Church parking lot. King and College, LLC, development plans call for a four-story building fronting King Street that will include 64 bedrooms, 4,262 square feet of medical/office space and a parking garage. The development also includes additional uncovered parking and townhomes accessed from Campus Ridge Drive off of Wallace Circle. See attached renderings. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Dec. 8 – 13: 26 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $4,816,000.00

    Dec. 14, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Dec. 2 – 7: 45 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $9,059,000.00

    Dec. 8, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Nov. 16 – Dec. 1: 106 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $22,676,000.00

    Dec. 7, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Oct. 27 – Nov. 15: 90 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $16,975,000.00

    Nov. 17, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Oct. 13 – 26: 90 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $21,575,500.00

    Nov. 16, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • High Country Association of Realtors: Busy Summer Activity Continues Into Fall

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    Nov. 14, 2016. The busy summer real estate selling season didn’t slow going into fall, with local realtors posting another tremendous month of activity in October. Realtors sold 239 homes worth $65.79 million that month, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service, which records transactions in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties. / Read more…



  • New Hampton Hotel Opens in Boone, See More Photos of Interior, Exterior, From Roof

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    Oct. 24, 2016. The 113-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Boone joins the family of Hampton by Hilton and Hampton Inn by Hilton hotels. Located at 1252 US Highway 421 South, the new hotel is managed by Poteat Hospitality Associates LLC. / Read more…



  • Local Realtors Report for September: Summer Sales Up While Rates Remain Low

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    Oct. 17, 2016. The summer selling season was busy for local Realtors. Sales continued at a strong pace as prices attracted buyers to the market. And, as has been the case for most of the year, interest rates remained near historic lows. / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Oct. 6 – 12: 45 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $12,899,500.00

    Oct. 14, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Sept. 29–Oct. 5: 49 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $23,906,500.00

    Oct. 7, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Sept. 22–28: 46 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $14,572,000.00

    Sept. 29, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – Sept. 15-21: 30 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $5,606,000.00

    Sept. 23, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



  • Watauga County Deeds – September 1-7: 32 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $7,053,000.00

    Sept. 8, 2016. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. Compiled by Debbie Carter / Read more…



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