Serving the North Carolina Mountain towns and villages of Boone, Blowing Rock,
Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Linville and The Jeffersons
Early Spring Newsletter from the
Leslie Eason Real Estate Team

Hello Spring, Hello New Listings!
March is an interesting time here in the NC High Country, where daffodils are blooming one day and there are snow flurries the next. Our ski resorts will be open until the end of March. We have a list of some of our spring events and activities below.

The Real Estate market here is already in full bloom! New listings are coming on early as sellers realize that we are no longer a purely seasonal market. Numbers and activity stay much stronger through what used to be called the 'off season.' Some of our listings are featured later in the newsletter. Be sure to check out the videos of our luxury listings.

If you want to look homes in our entire MLS with advanced search features, CLICK HERE..

VACATION RENTAL homes have become a huge part of our Real Estate market, and I address that below. Many second home buyers and investors are looking for homes that can be rented to the increasing number of vacationers in this area. Our team has built some solid expertise in helping buyers and sellers in this vacation rental market.

Please enjoy this newsletter, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Leslie, Laurie, Chris, Savanna, Ashli and Michael
Vacation Rental Investment Properties:
A Large Part of our High Country Market
Are you thinking about buying a second home, but are worried about the expenses? Many buyers decide that they would like a second home they can also rent.

Are you looking for a good Real Estate investment and do not know how to choose?

A large percentage of our buyers have the same questions and we can help to answer them and navigate the process. Some of the questions we can address are:
  • Which attributes in a home make for the best vacation rentals?
  • Which properties or neighborhoods allow vacation rentals?
  • What kind of ROI or income level can I expect or should I aim for?
  • Should I use a management company or rent it myself through VRBO? What are the pros and cons? Can you recommend management companies?
  • How do I transition rentals already in place when I purchase the property?

The Leslie Eason Real Estate team has helped many buyers and sellers in this process. We can help you think through it from beginning to end. We can also let you know when a new property hits the market that would be a great choice.  

Even if you or your clients are in the beginning stages, we can give you some guidance as you begin the process. Please do not hesitate to reach out:, 828-406-0828
   This Side of Paris

Our clients Rina and Shan Norwood purchased a small cabin to update and put in a vacation rental program. Since Rina is one of the premier interior designers in the Charlotte area, the results were fantastic! This stylish gem typically rents for about $90 a night.

To see the rental listing, click here

To learn more about Rina Norwood, check out her website: /
Spring Events in the NC High Country
Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Boone's second annual downtown parade! Grab a spot on King Street and enjoy the fun.

March 20th - March 24th

The annual production includes original pieces choreographed by faculty and students of Appalachian State
March 23rd - March 24th

Head to Appalachian Ski Mtn and enjoy the classic end of the winter celebration with a full weekend of crazy events. There will be lots of snow, sun and skin!

April 6th, Broyhill Lake in downtown Blowing Rock

The 40th Annual Derby will begin at sunrise. Chetola Resort will present an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Demonstration at 1:00pm. The Fly Fishing Clinic will start at 2:00pm and prizes will be awarded at 4:30pm.
April 25th - April 28th 2019
Wilkesboro Community College

Head Merlefest is considered one of the premier music festivals in the country- an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans. Enjoy a weekend celebration of of various music, including classic country, bluegrass, folk, and many other styles. The festival will host a mix of artists on 13 stages over the course of the four day event.
May 2nd - May 5th

The A four day celebration of wine, fine cuisine and entertainment! The Savor festival showcases the greatest food, wine, craft beer and distilled spirits the Blowing Rock and High Country regions have to offer. Savor also features lectures, art classes, cooking classes, special dinners, and even live bands and karaoke.

For the Full Rundown on High Country Spring Events Click Here
Featured Listings
(High Price to Low)
838 Church Road
Boone, NC 28607

Mountain Estate on 25+ acres with Watauga River Frontage
4 Bedrooms, plus sleeping rooms
3.5 Bathrooms
6,408 square feet
25.76 Acres

108 Hendrickson Lane
Boone, NC 28607

Custom Timber frame home in Desirable Twin Rivers.
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
5,609 square feet
1.68 Acres
Located in Twin Rivers community

140 Linville Oaks Drive
Linville, NC 28646

Spec Home with Gorgeous View to be Completed in 2019
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
2.36 Acres; 2,335 square feet

201 Rocky Glen Ln
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Luxury Home with Energy Star Rating. Enjoy electric bills of just $100/month!
Now $769,000
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
2,408 square feet
600+ feet above garage ready to finish

989 Scenic Drive
Vilas, NC 28692

Luxury log home offered furnished with GREAT Rental History
3 Bedrooms + 2 bonus rooms
4.5 Bathrooms
3,791 square feet

925 Saratoga Drive
Boone, NC 28607

Quality Home with Grandfather Mountain Views
Now $650,000
3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
2 Bonus Rooms
3,511 square feet

392 Tara Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Elegant home with sounds of creek in back and huge deck
4 Bedrooms
4.5 Bathrooms
2,701 square feet

2139 Georges Gap Road
Vilas, NC 28692

Rare Combination of Log Home and Acreage
2+ Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
3,152 square feet
12.68 acres

439 Craggy Pointe
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

Condo with loft and MASSIVE LAYERED VIEWS
Now $345,000
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
1,580 square feet

249 Laurel Ridge Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604

UNDER CONTRACT: Chalet with great rental potential
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2,018 square feet

To search listings throughout our MLS, visit our website:

Testimonials: Our Latest Reviews!

"Leslie was our agent when we purchased our cabin and then again when we decided to sell it. We were so impressed with her work ethic, knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and responsiveness when we originally purchased that we couldn't imagine listing our cabin with anyone else. Our cabin sold in less than a week in large part to Leslie and all that she did on the marketing end before it went live in MLS. From start to finish Leslie was wonderful to work with."

"All I can say about Laurie and Chris Chilleli is that they're just awesome! They made our High Country home-buying experience a pleasure. Laurie and Chris are extremely knowledgeable about the market, very much attuned to what we wanted and didn't want, they listened carefully to everything we told them, answered all our questions honestly, and were extremely patient with us."

"Leslie Eason and Ashli are an outstanding team to consider as your real estate professionals. They helped me through a very difficult process of upgrading and selling a property that was 3.5 hours away from where I live. Leslie was quick to jump in and do whatever it took to keep things moving and help out when I was faced with challenges."

Leslie Eason, MBA
REALTOR, Luxury Specialist, GREEN
(828) 406-0828