Retreat Realty Phone Number - Call UsRetreat Realty Facebook Link
Letter Of Reference

Letter Of Reference

Its always rewarding to get a very nice letter of reference.  For those of you who have met me to look at property, many of you have seen the three ring binder I carry with me that contains…

Homemade Antiseptic

Homemade Antiseptic

Here’s a great, simple recipe for a homemade antiseptic.  When we get scrapes or small cuts, we often reach immediately for the alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, but this all natural ointment does…

Head To The Hills

Head To The Hills

According to a recent New York Times article written by Alyson Krueger, the cry “Head to the hills” is becoming more common as the talk of climate change continues to grow.  Whether you believe…

Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants

Invasive plants such as Kudzu aren’t anything new in these mountains, but one in particular is especially disturbing.  As I write this post, I have a mild case of Poison Ivy.  Its a real…

Testimonials

Testimonials

I recently updated the website with a new page featuring several testimonials.  Having a good name is extremely valuable and is something that takes time and effort to achieve, yet can be ruined…

Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar

Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar

Our good friends at Carolina Readiness Supply in nearby Waynesville are hosting the Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar on July 14th from 9 AM to 6 PM.  Come for the whole day or part of it. …

Solar Forced Air

Solar Forced Air

Did you realize you can heat your house with solar forced air?  Yes, it is true (to a certain extent).  Basic physics teach us that hot air rises, and if you can capture hot air, then funnel it…

New Property Listing

New Property Listing

This new property listing is located about 40 minutes northeast of Asheville in Yancey County on a quiet, picturesque country road lined with multi-generational farms.  Yancey County is home to…

Silence Is Golden

Silence Is Golden

When the power goes out, silence is golden.  What do I mean by that?  Last week due to high winds, our power went out for about seven hours.  We live in a rural area with no houses in view, but…

Cape Town’s Day Zero

Cape Town’s Day Zero

If you’ve not yet heard of Cape Town’s Day Zero, do a google search or just read about it here in USA Today.  “Day Zero” is the day government officials in Cape Town, South Africa estimate the…

Getting More Affordable

Getting More Affordable

The homestead of your dreams is getting more affordable.  In the last few days, two of our listings have had price adjustments, making them even better values.  First is the Mountaintop Retreat…

Affordably Priced Ten Acres

Affordably Priced Ten Acres

These affordably priced ten acres with excellent access and features is offered with owner financing.  This is a rare find.  The property sits at 4,000′ elevation in a very private, small lot…

Heritage Life Skills

Heritage Life Skills

It is now April, so that means two things: The Masters in Augusta, Georgia and the Heritage Life Skills Event at Carolina Readiness Supply.  Each year our good friends at Carolina Readiness…

Closed Two In One Day

Closed Two In One Day

An unusual thing happened yesterday; we closed two sales in one day.  In my 30 years of real estate, I don’t recall ever closing two transactions on the same day.  While it was certainly…

Micro Hydroelectric Power

Micro Hydroelectric Power

For those looking to go off-grid or just become less dependent on the power grid, micro hydroelectric power is something to consider if you have the right resource: water.  We’ve all seen Hoover…

New Ken Cove Listing

New Ken Cove Listing

This new Ken Cove listing is a wonderful and yet affordable mountain retreat or bugout property in the greater Asheville, NC area.  Well off the beaten path, yet accessible via paved roads, it is…

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

For those of you who don’t have an acre or more for a garden, the Garden Patch Grow Box is a must.  I purchased some of these last year and was amazed at the results.  It takes up very little…

Asheville

Asheville

Asheville is effectively the capital of western North Carolina.  When people contact me about relocating to western North Carolina, they tend to have at least heard of Asheville, or more often…

Whistle While You Work

Whistle While You Work

“Whistle while you work” is a good habit to follow when out in the woods.  In my business, I do a lot of hiking on large land tracts, often by myself.  Therefore, I always carry a few things with…

One of the Best

One of the Best

Its nice to be recognized as one of the best among one’s peers.  That’s what happened just this week when survival blogger Tara Dodrill included Retreat Realty as the #2 such agency on her…

New Listing In Burnsville

New Listing In Burnsville

This new listing in Burnsville has a lot going for it.  With 133 acres including over ten acres of rich, flat bottom land and over 1,000′ of high volume creek frontage, it provides ample room for…