Category Archives: Real Estate News

Early Winter Advice to Sellers

I’ve injured my arm in a way that makes it tough to type. But if the early winter continues, the real estate market will shut down for the year early – perhaps even before Thanksgiving. In a normal year, it … Continue reading

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The Big Buzz – Is McCaysville the Next Gatlinburg?

The hot topic of conversation these days is McCaysville, Georgia. There’s a gentleman by the name of Michael¬†Galinski who is buying up McCaysville. His outfit is called McCaysville Properties, and he’s said to own a lot of commercial property somewhere … Continue reading

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Rain Beats the Heat, Racetrack Operational, McCaysville Bypass, Losing the Baptising Hole

We had a beautiful, rumbly thunderstorm yesterday evening, the best we’ve had for a long time. It left us with about 5/8″ in the rain gauge, and it was timely, as it has been dry and hot for a few … Continue reading

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More Mountain Weather, Real Estate News

We’ve had a few days of rain, at times fairly heavy. Mornings have been foggy and cold, with a porch reading of about 25 this morning. We’ve got about 3/4″ in the rain gauge this morning, frozen solid. (I forgot … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals, Beautiful Crisp Days

We had about 5/8″ rain, in addition to the inch we got Monday evening. Other areas of the county probably had more. (The fire team reported another inch and a half over the fire area Wednesday.) We were ¬†in Dial … Continue reading

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A Little Rain, Sugar Creek Raceway Activity, Invasive Species Workshop, Action Alert From Georgia ForestWatch

We had 3/10″ of rain Saturday night, and it was very welcome because the week had been very dry. Sugar Creek Raceway – a third mile dirt oval – is projected to reopen this fall as Blue Ridge Motorsports Park. … Continue reading

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New Hotel Proposals, Nordic Rye Now Made in Blue Ridge

We had a little bit of unforecasted snow or grapple late yesterday afternoon and evening. It seemed to melt as soon as it fell, and there’s none left on the ground this morning. But the Big Frog and Hemptop are … Continue reading

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Real Estate Outlook: We Need Listings

The weather has bounced back cold for now, and it looks like the rain is over for the next week or so. The real estate outlook in a nutshell is that available inventory is decreasing, and prices are increasing steadily, … Continue reading

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Classic Mountain Weather, New Restaurant & Bar, Food Truck?

After the very cold temperatures I wrote about last week, we’ve been having classic mountain weather – fog, drizzle, and mist. Some folks complain about it, but I find it very beautiful, especially at dawn and dusk. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Warmer Days, Year-to-Date MLS Stats, Happy Thanksgiving

The unseasonably cold weather is over, at least for now. We actually had breakfast on the porch Monday morning, for the first time in November. Most of the color is gone from the woods, and I’m expecting to do my … Continue reading

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