Sylva, NC Real Estate News

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  It should always be exciting to look for a new home and one thing we’ve learned over the years is that a tremendous amount of stress can be eliminated from the whole process by talking to a lender first and finding out what the buyer is qualified for. We’re very lucky here in the mountains of Western North Carolina to have several highly qualified and caring lenders to service our area. Today, it seemed like a good idea to create a list of some of our favorite lenders, those that we have a good working relationship with and those that our clients have benefited from their expertise. Our favorite lenders take the time to educate our clients about not only just the current interest rate but also help them get familiar with best loan package designed to fit their particular needs…whethe...
Comments 12
By David Wynn, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage since 1986
(WynnDcorp Realty International)
Very Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool Location Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $26,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.12 acres Location REDUCED - $26,500 - from $34,811 - Wooded LotLOT 11 a - MeldawayBalsam - Sylva, NC 28779USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David F. Wynn WynnDcorp Realty International(828) 926-5060wynndcorp@gmail.comhttp://www.wynndcorp.com Listed by: WynnDCorp Realty International Our recent listings Rehab/Health, School, Spiritual, 60,000+/- s/f Lodging/Dining/Conference - 48 acres of Quiet and Green, Special Purpose Use - RetreatJOINT VENTURE POSSIBLE - Seafood Farming, Industrial, Pacific Island Community Possibilities - Oceanfront and TimberCarolina Mountains Luxury ...
Comments 0
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Maria Morton from Kansas City turned on the light bulb over my head this morning reminding me of a pet peeve…mapping listings and lousy directions. So, thank you Maria for your inspiration. She wrote a very cool post with a graphic of a map of Outer Mongolia and some poor seller’s house getting mapped in the center. Sellers pay our commission and should feel confident that when their listing was entered into MLS, their agent actually checked to be sure the house was depicted in the true location and submitted clear directions. Most sellers never even look at their listings and as a consequence would never be aware of bad mapping, lousy directions, wrong information or terrible photos. Who uses those MLS maps? Although we have other means to locate listings before we show them, sometime...
Comments 11
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Another photo from one of my many visits to Sylva Vista. I am intrigued by the legend and artwork of the Green Man and like to capture the images whenever they move me. Green Man, for me, reminds me that we all must act as guardians for nature and our planet. Our role is to act as mentors and role models to others, be visible as we treat the world as kindly and ethically as we wish to be treated. Ahhhh, the Golden Rule again...   Green Man by Seraphina Crow Green ManOf the forest, Hidden by the trees.Even in the winterYou are the oneWe never see.I know that you are wiseIn your evergreen guise.Truly natures spiritand a spiritNever dies.
Comments 9
By David Wynn, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage since 1986
(WynnDcorp Realty International)
Very Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool Location Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $26,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.12 acres Location Wooded Lot for SaleREDUCED - $26,500 - from $34,811LOT 11 a - MeldawayBalsam - Sylva, NC 28779USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David F. Wynn WynnDcorp Realty International(828) 926-5060wynndcorp@gmail.comhttp://www.wynndcorp.com Listed by: WynnDCorp Realty International Our recent listings Oceanfront Nicaragua Condos & CasitasMexico Spa Haven - Hot Springs Special Purpose Retreat/Resort - 24 acres (10 hectares) safely in the Primavera Forest48 acres Special Purpose Use - Retreat, Health, School, Spiritual, Lot of Quiet and GreenMexico Mountain Luxury Hom...
Comments 0
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Occasionally, in fact more times than you would think, our buyers want to drive when we look at properties. Does this happen to you and what do you think about clients driving? There’s a couple of reasons that I’m usually quite okay with buyers doing the driving…we have no traffic problems to speak of! Just another great reason to move to this area.  The other reason is that if the buyer is doing the driving, they are usually highly committed to the purchase. Clients sometimes want to drive for a variety of reasons. They feel they get to know the area better if they’ve driven. Sometimes they get car sick when someone else is driving. They want to travel with their dogs, their parrots (Hi Frisco and Lulu), their children, their parents, their “stuff”. Maybe in some recessed corner of th...
Comments 23
Very Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool Location Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $26,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.12 acres Location One of the southernmost places with four distinct seasonsREDUCED - $26,500 - from $34,811 - Wooded LotLOT 11 a - MeldawayBalsam - Sylva, NC 28779USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David F. Wynn WynnDcorp Realty International(828) 926-5060wynndcorp@gmail.comhttp://www.wynndcorp.com Listed by: WynnDCorp Realty International Our recent listings Mexico Spa Haven - Special Purpose - 24 acres (10 hectares) of land in the Primavera ForestMexico Mountain Luxury Home, Retreat or Resort for SaleSpecial Purpose Use - Retreat, Health, School, Spiritual, Lot of Quiet a...
Comments 0
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Off and on throughout my life since childhood, I’ve taken courses in the beautiful Spanish language. Most recently was during night classes at Southwestern Community College for 4 semesters with a wonderful man named Gene Rainones. Since I love music, I thought a good tool for learning Spanish might be to listen to Latin music. Completely on a whim, I went to the music section of one store and looked at the covers of Spanish cds. I’d never heard of Jennifer Pena and couldn’t tell you why I chose her recordings above all others. The entire album was incredible. Her voice is outstanding and once I understood the lyrics it was obvious that she is drawn to powerful words. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do. To those of you who really do speak this evocative language, my apologies for not...
Comments 4
By David Wynn, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage since 1986
(WynnDcorp Realty International)
Very Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool Location Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $26,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.12 acres Location REDUCED - $26,500 - from $34,811- Wooded LotLOT 11 a - MeldawayBalsam - Sylva, NC 28789USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David F. Wynn WynnDcorp Realty International(828) 926-5060wynndcorp@gmail.comhttp://www.wynndcorp.com Listed by: WynnDCorp Realty International Our recent listings Resort Hotel NEEDED IMMEDIATELYMexico Spa Haven - Special Purpose - 24 acres (10 hectares) of land in the Primavera ForestMexico Mountain Luxury Home, Retreat or Resort for SaleSpecial Purpose Use - Retreat, Health, School, Spiritual, Lot of Quiet and GreenSeafood Farming, In...
Comments 0
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Finding time is much more difficult than making time. I’ve been on a quest for some time to find time to explore the Picnik website. It’s about time that I admit I’ve lost time in the meantime. Tonight, my time was of my own making and I chose to make time to play with Picnik.   This is my photo called “Shades of Blue” taken in Sylva Vista.          This is how the same photo looks “posterized”.           T h a t    w a s    f u n ! ! !   About time, too. 
Comments 17
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  The musical sound of lapping waves would not have surprised me in the slightest while I enjoyed gazing out at this amazing sea of mountains. The wide wooden deck of our friend’s Sylva Vista home is easily imagined as the weathered deck of a mighty seafaring vessel docked in an exotic port.
Comments 6
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
We enjoyed another lovely gathering at our good friend’s house in Sylva Vista. This time we were celebrating the emergence from a dark period and celebrating a new beginning. What can be better than sipping champagne late in the afternoon with friends and surrounded by these most ancient of mountains?    
Comments 8
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  Do You Ever Wonder Why People Move Here to Western North Carolina?   There are probably lots of reasons. The musical and artistic population is a great attraction, as is the laid back lifestyle. There isn’t as much of the “keeping up with the Jones’s” attitude…that’s a plus. We do have one of the best “backyards” in the nation.            Did I mention the views?   Come home to the mountains of Western North Carolina!
Comments 12
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
NO ONE DESERVES TO GO TO BED HUNGRY...Community Table Makes the Difference     Jackson County’s Community Table in Sylva, NC’s mission is specific and pure. Formed in 1999, they’re working towards the day when no Jackson County citizen goes to bed hungry. From 4 to 6 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays warm meals are served in a restaurant-like setting to anyone who’s hungry. No charge and no hunger status documentation required. It’s a welcoming atmosphere. For many people it’s their only opportunity to be served with respect and friendliness while receiving sometimes their only meal of the day.   On this Thanksgiving Day when many of us are looking forward to the traditional biggest meal of the year, please remember some neighbors aren’t as fortunate. From January to Septem...
Comments 16
By David Wynn, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage since 1986
(WynnDcorp Realty International)
Very Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool Location Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $27,500 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 1.12 acres Location REDUCED - $26,500 - from $34,811- Wooded LotLOT 11 a - MeldawayBalsam - Sylva, NC 28779USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David F. Wynn WynnDcorp Realty International(828) 926-5060wynndcorp@gmail.comhttp://www.wynndcorp.com Listed by: WynnDCorp Realty International Our recent listings Offer Improvement: Fine Home For Sale or 1031 Exchange - For Your Own Home or As Income PropertyMexico Spa Retreat - 24 acres (10 hectares) of land in the Primavera ForestVery Quiet "Get Away", Peaceful and Cool LocationSpecial Purpose Use - Retreat, Health, School, Spiritual...
Comments 0
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
    Why did this house sell so quickly? If we were enmeshed in a Sellers’ Market, this article would be no big whoop. It is such a pleasure and a feeling of “job well done” when a vacation house is on the market for less than 75 days on market!  Our sellers of this property in the Greens Creek community of Sylva, North Carolina are pretty happy with us!     This house met all of the perfect storm highlights. The sellers were agreeable to pricing the house in the “market value” range. The house was in impeccable shape, inside and out. Spotless, staged and in great “like new” shape. The location is very desirable, close to town but with that valuable sense of privacy. The house was ALWAYS available for showing. We wrote an accurate and inviting description. We put the house on an electron...
Comments 17
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
There will be contra dancing at the most photographed courthouse in North Carolina…to be more accurate, the Jackson County Public Library housed in the former courthouse will host the “Second Sunday Contra Dance” in the library’s Community Room this afternoon from 2:30pm until 5pm.     Jackson County citizens are intensely proud of their Public Library, the result of a massive funding effort between the County, the Town of Sylva, the Friends of the Library and the book loving population of Jackson County. The library complex inherited the historic knoll overlooking the downtown area as well as the famed “Most Photographed Courthouse in North Carolina” building.     Several home buyers moving into the area have cited the new Jackson County Public Library as one of the reasons they picke...
Comments 5
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Some expressions are just universal. It wouldn’t matter if these photos were taken in Norway, Japan, Venezuela or any other place in the world.   This particular dog was Focused at Food Lion in Sylva, NC. When dogs are waiting in the vehicle for their humans to return, the expressions on their faces say it all.   It still makes me nervous, but it happens. The weather is cooler and people take their dogs with them while they run their errands. While I waited in the car at the grocery store with the Office Manager it was impossible to miss this gorgeous Harlequin Great Dane.   The stare is intense and his concentration cannot be interrupted.  If force of will was sufficient to bring the human back it’s unlikely they would have ever made it to the entrance door of the Food Lion grocery st...
Comments 19
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  The general public doesn’t know different designated MLS areas can exist within mere feet of their property. Shouldn’t they be able to trust the licensed individual pitching them for their listing to tell them whether or not their property will be marketed to the local agents most likely to sell it? Listing property for sale is a perplexing and puzzling process for most consumers. Interviewing agents can be intimidating and exhausting. People look to licensed agents to help them price their property competitively, market it creatively and aggressively, help them navigate through the closing process and above all be honest with them. It’s a reflection of the current economic climate that there are fewer real estate agents in the business out to make the slam dunk sale. In my opinion th...
Comments 70
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  This Localism Contest has me thinking a lot about community. Posting everyday about our states, counties, cities, towns, businesses, neighborhoods and streets really reinforces my belief that community counts, and extends beyond our personal borders and isn't always physically local.     Gayle Rich-Boxman posted about feeling guilty for not posting and embedded a Who video. We exchanged emails and memories (shared yet separate). All of a sudden FishHawk Lake wasn't so far away. I posted about kindergarten and janeAnne in Asheville responded that she taught school there! janeAnne asked for more information after reading my story about the property on Blanton Branch here in Sylva. Her buyer comes next month to look at horse property. Sheila Newton posts appealingly about Greenville, SC ...
Comments 10