Friday, August 31, 2012

8 Botany View Court Asheville, NC 28805 MLS 524793

8 Botany View Court Asheville, 28805 

MLS #: 524793 | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | 0.44 Acres

Priced Below Appraisal. Cozy split-level home in well established neighborhood. Situated on shaded lot in quiet cul-de-sac. Updated kitchen and new roof, garage with extra storage. Family room in basement is also great for home-based business or craft area. Conveniently located near the VA Hospital and Warren Wilson College. This home is great for first time home buyer.

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Seller Says:

The things I love about my town are the climate is fairly mild most of the year, most places in town are easy to get to from my neighborhood, the people are friendly, and there are several places to take out-of -town guests that don't cost much. I love to eat at Ole's Guacamoles authentic Mexican restaurant not far from the neighborhood. There are also several good chain restaurants in this part of town that can be enjoyed. There are several options for grocery stores in the area. The local chain Ingles has a store about 2 miles away. the regional chain of Bi-Lo is not far. We also have a Wal-Mart and Aldi not too far from the neighborhood. There is also a discount or scratch-and-dent type of store close by. 

When we bought the property we were drawn to the quietness of the neighborhood due to the fact that almost every street is a dead-end street. We also liked how the house sits up a bit from the road level. The Asheville area is wonderful for several reasons. It has both a city and a small town feel. 

There is a branch of one of the state universities in town as well as a high-ranking community college. Almost every weekend there is a festival or special-interest show in somewhere nearby. Asheville is also next to the Blue Ridge Parkway for those who like the great outdoors and national parks. "I did not have any children but I have heard that the schools the neighborhood children attend are some of the best in the county.

 I have greatly enjoyed living in this quiet, safe neighborhood for 27 years now and am very sad to be leaving it. But it is time for me to move on.

Asheville is  home to the Biltmore Estate - the largest private home in the United States. It is also  home to the Grove Park Inn which is an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture. there are several places nearby to get out and enjoy the great outdoors as well. I often enjoy walking in the neighborhood. It is a good way to get a little familiar with the  neighbors. 

There are really several options for interests and hobbies as I have noted above. I especially enjoy going to visit the small town of Black Mountain, just about nine miles away. That is another good place to take a walk and see the stores or enjoy a lovely meal. Our neighborhood is great for being open to meet and get to know the neighbors through the homeowner's group and annual picnics, most neighbors are friendly, especially right next to my house, and we watch out for each other in the cul-de-sac. 
  
My utility costs are not nearly as high as some of my friends who live in the area. We have gas heat and the winter bills are about $150-$160. The electric bill in the summer with air conditioning can vary depending how cool you like the house to be but i have found, especially this year, that a couple hours of cooling the house down each day seems to keep it comfortable most of the time and that my bill is around $35. Currently we are serviced by the following utility companies: Charter communications for cable and internet, PSNC Energy for gas, and Progress Energy for electricity. We are also on city water with Asheville and the neighborhood homes all have septic tanks. i also have had a contract with Terminix for many years to inspect and treat for any insects or termites that may be around.