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Specializing in homesteads, off-grid, retreats, and prepper properties in Western North Carolina.

Available Properties

The properties offered for sale through Retreat Realty are varied but all focus on the characteristics that make them good choices for a mountain getaway.

Product Reviews

Not only should you be considering a retreat property, but you need to plan on how to utilize it, stock it and secure it.

From the Blog

Owner/Founder, John Haynes’ excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty.

Who We Are

Headquartered in the mountains of western North Carolina, Retreat Realty exists to aid forward thinking individuals in their search for a secure, sustainable place of residence that can provide peace of mind and freedom during times of crisis or simply a place where one can live closer to the land. Lets face it, we live in an increasingly dangerous and complex world. If you live in an urban environment such as Charlotte or Greensboro, what would you do in the event the order of law should break down?

Do you have somewhere safe to retreat to or will you be trapped in your suburban home surrounded by desperate citizens and chaos? Think it can’t happen to you? Just look at the madness of New Orleans after Katrina or the riots in major cities over the past 20 years. The causes for such are many, and increase in likelihood… READ MORE

From the Blog

Got Food?

Got Food?

Have written a couple times recently about the gradual downward spiral we've been witnessing regarding productivity and supply chains here in the U.S.  Still hard to imagine that we could be turning into Venezuela, but its happening on a slow boil with most folks not...

The Perfect Property

The Perfect Property

The Perfect Property?   It doesn't exist. One thing about real estate, even in "cookie cutter" subdivisions, every property is unique in some manner.  In tract built housing, the differences are minimal, but when it comes to rural land, farms, homesteads, off-grid,...

Are Properties Overpriced?

Are Properties Overpriced?

For quite a while, real estate agents (myself included) have held the opinion that property values are inflated.  After all, how does one explain the incredible price increases over the past two years and bidding wars we see on single family homes in some markets?  I...

What’s Happening With The Market?

What’s Happening With The Market?

What's happening with the market?   I'm getting that question a lot along with its cousin, "What do you think is going to happen to the market?"  Now if I could accurately answer that, I wouldn't be our schlepping real estate would I?   My response is, "I don't...