Musings from the Mountains

As usual for us, late winter temperatures have been a real roller coaster.  Tuesday it was almost 70 degrees here.  Yesterday it got really windy with temperatures falling during the day.  This morning the temperature was 23 degrees at my house.  By Sunday afternoon it is forecast to be in the mid to high 60’s again.

Cataloochee Ski Area is still open and making snow on these cold nights and mornings.   Currently, according to their snow report, they have a 36-to-66-inch base of manmade packed powder, with 5 of 5 lifts operating and 14 of 18 trails open for both day and night skiing.

For a bit of local news, Spectrum Communications is installing fiber-optic cables down Hwy 276 North (Jonathan Creek Road).  They seem to be coming up every holler, and through all the communities and subdivisions that branch off Jonathan Creek Road.  According to the Waynesville Mountaineer Newspaper, this expansion of cable and high-speed internet access is due to a federal grant to expand high-speed internet into areas of the county currently not served by high-speed internet.  From most of the residents that I have spoken with in the Jonathan Creek area, the expanded access is warmly received, and greatly appreciated.

As for some real estate news, the D.R. Horton company is still actively building homes in 2 new subdivisions.  One subdivision (Valleywood Farms) is just off Racoon Road just east of Waynesville.  Another subdivision (Patton Cove) is off Old Clyde Road between Clyde and Canton.  There is also a third subdivision off Jonathan Creek Road.  The infrastructure is installed for this third subdivision, but home building has not yet begun.  Most of the homes being built run from around $400,000 to the mid and high 400’s.  New homes for sale have been difficult to find in our area.  If you would like to see any of these new homes, please let us know.  We would be happy to show you any of these new homes.  They seem to be going under contract even before they are completed.

If you have any questions about real estate, please let us know, we’re here to help.  Our goal is not just to meet new clients, but to make new friends.