Everything You Need to Know about Buying Mountain Property: It Is One Thing Not to Know the Answers, Quite Another Not to Know the Questions. How to Go about Finding the Perfect Property to Fulfill Your Second Home, Vacation Home, Retirement Home Dreams in the Mountains by Michael I Posey (Paperback / softback, 2013)
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- DescriptionThe Southern Appalachian Mountain region - Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Northwestern South Carolina and Southwestern Virginia - has been attracting the attention of retiring Baby-boomers and entrepreneurial Gen-Xers in droves since the turn of the millennium. The vast majority of them hail from densely populated, metropolitan areas of essentially flat topography, which gives them little, if any experience to tackle the job of finding an appropriate home site on which to build their dream-home. Whether that home site is for use as a second-home, vacation-home or retirement-home, the pitfalls and obstacles to making that dream become a reality remain essentially the same. The stories of some of those dreams becoming nightmares are all too familiar... the roads were never completed to my lot..., there's power or phone to my lot..., I drilled my well to 1,000 feet but there's water..., the septic/drain field system can only accommodate a one-bedroom house..., the sub-grade is solid granite and the foundation will cost a fortune... Most of the wide-eyed transplants that purchase property here t only have idea what the answers are to a whole host of pertinent questions - they have idea what the questions are either - and therein lies the danger. The combination of a lack of development regulations and ordinances in rural areas, a lack of centralized, municipal water and sewer services, a multitude of impacts and unkwns that difficult topography can present, a few shady developers and finally, a throng of unsuspecting buyers that simply don't kw what they don't kw - together provide for a ripe environment for potential disappointment. There is doubt that the this region of beautiful blue mountain peaks and ridgelines, picturesque farming communities, roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls is truly one of the most scenic and naturally attractive areas in this country, if t the world. Outdoor recreation is boundless: fly-fishing, kayaking, caeing, hiking, mountain-biking, trail-running, sw-skiing, hunting, horseback riding, skeet-shooting... the options are almost endless. Eighty percent of the Western North Carolina region alone is comprised of government-protected and maintained forests, assuring that much of the area will forever remain in an undeveloped state with its natural resources and eco-systems protected and conserved. The purpose of this book is to help those that wish to call this area home to make better and smarter decisions about the land they wish to purchase to fulfill the vision they have for themselves and their family. In so doing, it is my hope that development regulations will gain ground, development practices will improve, developers themselves will be held to a higher standard of conduct and the buying public will benefit along with the natural resources that are so precious to the area.
- Author BiographyMichael Posey was born in Auburn, New York, in 1958, was raised in Boca Raton, Florida, and spent the majority of his career in construction and real estate development along the Gold Coast of Florida from Miami to West Palm Beach, until he moved to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2005. Prior to moving to Asheville, Michael spent the previous ten years as the COO and VP of Development on Fisher Island, the private island of residences and resort/club amenities located just off the southern tip of Miami Beach. He is a graduate of St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Florida's School of Construction Management in the College of Architecture. He is married to Sonia Santana and has three children, Taylor, Hannah, and Leila, all of whom reside in Asheville. He continues to develop residential real estate in the western North Carolina area, with his current focus on Sunset Falls at Bald Creek, a three hundred-acre community located just outside of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the picturesque farming community of Crabtree in Haywood County. Michael can be reached at email@example.com, where he welcomes your thoughts and comments on the book, particularly from those who may have had their own noteworthy experiences buying property here in the mountains. Additionally, Michael invites your suggestions regarding topics that readers may feel were omitted or ideas that readers believe may not have been given their due coverage.
- Author(s)Michael I Posey
- Date of Publication14/01/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight404 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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