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Why Buyers Are Choosing New Over Resales

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If you’ve spent time in the mountains in North Carolina, then you have most certainly come to understand the Blue Ridge Dream. How the mountains have inspired generation after generation to put down their roots in the cozy mountain towns that keep the pulse of the America strong.  Folks who are building a mountain home have no doubt that this majestic region in Western North Carolina is where they need to be, for a higher quality of life and sense of wellbeing. 

National forests such as Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest are the perfect protective buffers for the mountains, and add to the serene beauty of the region with healthy rivers, wildlife and lush plants and trees. Wilson Creek is found in Pisgah Forest. The waterway system originates at Grandfather Mountain and falls down into the Johns River at The Coves. These natural wonders are just some of the reasons people searching for NC mountain land for sale choose the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Building a mountain home in Western North Carolina is the Blue Ridge Dream. Why these dreamers are opting to settle into a new home as opposed to a resale is easy to grasp.  Once they have found that idyllic North Carolina mountain real estate, maybe tucked into a hillside with plenty of acreage for their horses to roam or perched up high with long range views to inspire friends and family as they gather for a home cooked meal, life becomes more peaceful. This is the mountain paradise residents at The Coves have come to know.

When building a mountain home, this gives one the creative freedom of being able to customize from the ground floor up. How many times have we walked through a resale, creating a mental check list of all the things you will need to live with, modify, or completely redo?  This is not the case when you design your own home, ensuring everything from the closet space to the laundry room, to the plug and play, conveniently wired throughout the house, are exactly right.

There are many reasons why interest in building new North Carolina mountain real estate has gained in popularity. Those of us who live in the mountains consciously care about our environment.  We want to protect what we love for future generations, and this means building mountain homes that are incredibly kind to our environment. It includes the use of natural elements and reclaimed materials such as metal, wood and stone.

With each passing year we gain more knowledge and more ability to decrease our impact, by using the right materials, choosing efficient state-of-the-art appliances, and designing our spaces maximizing nature—like the magic of southern exposure, or a wrap around porch and strategically-placed awnings.  There’s nothing like living the perfect life while minimizing our carbon footprint. Using nontoxic building materials has become more important than ever.      

And being environmentally conscious has other rewards.  All the up-to-date technology, efficient appliances, and careful design have a positive effect on your finances.  Your heating and cooling costs will be lessened, and your operating costs will be noticeably lower, leaving your family the funds to spend on that long-talked about vacation, or to sink into those hobbies you’ve put off for so long.

The savings don’t end there…which is another factor encouraging folks to find the perfect NC mountain land for sale so they, too, can begin the building process.  Once you are settled into your dream home, the furnishing is complete,  and the landscaping looks as though it’s been there for many seasons, you may be surprised when you notice your home owner’s insurance has dropped significantly.  Why would newer construction be less to insure?  Stricter codes and building regulations—things you don’t have to worry about that are taken care of along the way.    

Come visit The Coves as you search for NC mountain land for sale. Meet our professional building team that can be by your side to help you budget, design and build your own dream home in a mountain community that’s second to none.

Explore our waterfalls, hike our trails, kayaking in the Johns River or gaze at the sunset from the veranda of our mountaintop lodge.

Call us 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.

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