5 Things to Know if You Want a Land Loan

Real estate transactions have two main components: the structure and the land. In most cases, the nature and location of the land will have a strong influence on the value of the house. A home on 40 acres is obviously going to have a different value than an identical home on four acres next door, […]


Christie Melear has a passion for the land, animals, and the folks who love them. Christie Melear is a dedicated professional with 30 years of expertise in simplifying complex real estate transactions. She has experience as an investor, as a project manager for two local real estate developments, and in assisting many clients over the […]

View of 2009 Land Sales in Western North Carolina

2009 was another year similar to 2008 with the volume of Land sales significantly below the highs of 2006 and 2007. The total units sold over 20 acres in the seven county region which includes Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, Rutherford, Polk, and Transylvania counties as reported through the North Carolina Mountains MLS was a mere […]

Land in Lieu of Stocks

Land as an investment can be an accessible purchase for almost every potential investor.  The 30+% loss in value of the Dow in 2008 has the astute actively seeking long-term stability in other investment vehicles. It could be recreational timberland, path of progress development acreage, a residential lot for a future retirement home, or farm […]