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Asheville's Real Estate Surge: Trends and Insights 


In recent years, the real estate market in Western North Carolina has undergone significant transformations, presenting both challenges and opportunities for homebuyers and sellers alike. From the bustling cityscape of Asheville to the serene landscapes of McDowell and Transylvania counties, each region offers a unique blend of charm, affordability, and potential for growth.

Welcome, savvy investors and homebuyers, to Noble & Company Realty's exclusive breakdown of Asheville's burgeoning real estate surge and the surrounding areas. As the premier destination for real estate insights in Western North Carolina, we're here to equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed investment decisions.


Here's the Breakdown for Q1 in 2024:


Buncombe County and Asheville: A Rise in Prices Amidst Market Shifts

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As the vibrant heart of Western North Carolina, Buncombe County and the Asheville region have experienced a steady rise in home prices, accompanied by shifts in closed sales. The transition from Q4 2023 to Q1 2024 has seen a slight downturn in closed sales:



  • Buncombe County experienced a 6.25% drop in property prices from Q4 2023 to Q1 2024, with a significant decline in closed sales at 15.6%. Is there still a potential for growth in Buncombe County? Or is the market changing for the central region of WNC?



McDowell County: Leading the Charge in Growth and Investment

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Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, McDowell County emerges as a beacon of growth and investment. With a remarkable 10% increase in median price and an impressive 19% surge in closed sales year over year, McDowell County offers unparalleled opportunities for homebuyers and investors seeking value and appreciation. Explore the quaint towns, scenic beauty, outdoor fun, and potential for development in this hidden gem of Western North Carolina.



  • McDowell County had a commendable 3.9% increase (and a whopping 19% YOY) in closed sales and 4.88% drop in median prices from Q4 2023, McDowell emerges as a promising investment hotspot, capturing the attention of astute buyers seeking value and potential returns.




Transylvania County: A Hidden Gem of Price AppreciationMoore Cove Waterfall in Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC


While often overlooked, Transylvania County has quietly established itself as a leader in price appreciation and desirability. With a remarkable 19.3% increase in median sales price and a 14% uptick in closed sales year over year, Transylvania County captivates with its natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and small-town charm. Discover the magic of Transylvania County and unlock the potential for your dream home or investment property.


  • Transylvania County: Nature enthusiasts and investors alike take note – Transylvania County boasts a remarkable 4.8% (with a YOY of 19.30%) rise in median prices from Q4 2023 and a 16.3% drop from last quarter (but a 14.10% YOY increase) in closed sales. Explore the untapped potential of this scenic gem nestled in the heart of Western North Carolina.




Henderson County: A Haven of Stability and Opportunity

In Henderson County, the real estate market offers stability and promise for homebuyers and sellers alike. With modest yet reliable increases in median price and closed sales hovering around 5% and 3% respectively, Henderson County provides a balanced lifestyle, diverse housing options, and strong community amenities. Experience the tranquility and convenience of Henderson County as you embark on your real estate journey in Western North Carolina.

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  • Henderson County: While experiencing a decline of 14.87% in closed sales from Q4, but up almost 3% for the year, Henderson County remains steadfast with modest increases in median prices at 5.8% YOY and -3% from Q4 . Discover the hidden opportunities in this picturesque locale, where laid-back living meets investment potential and family focused lifestyle.



The Western North Carolina real estate market offers a diverse range of opportunities for both buyers and sellers. By staying informed about market trends, exploring emerging areas, and partnering with a trusted real estate professional like Noble & Company Realty, you can unlock the full potential of this dynamic and ever-evolving market.



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