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The Hills are Alive

As my broker always says, "You are only going to wish you bought more real estate later on."  I think that is definitely the case with southern West Virginia real estate.  It reminds me of the story of a seller who countered a buyer at $600,000 dollars for a large tract of land and the buyer decided to wait and get it cheaper at auction the next week.  The next week it sold for $1.5 million dollars at auction to another buyer.  That guy could have bought the land for $600,000 and turn around and sold it the next week and made almost a million dollars!  It is one of the few places in this country where you can still get an acre for $1,000-$5,000 dollars in some places.  Think about that you can't even buy a car for that much.  West Virginia is going to be the place to own land in a few years.  We have people that are buying property here as second homes, because of all the outdoors activities there are to do.  We have great whitewater rafting, skiing, and some of the best rock climbing and hiking around.  Our four seasons temperate climate makes it easy to maintain a house.  Many people live in houses in the Greenbrier Valley with no air conditioning, because of our cool climate.  Think of all the dough you could save without running an air conditioner 12 hours a day.  The mountain views are breathtaking where I live.  It amazes every day as I am driving home looking at the mountains standing tall on the horizon in every direction.  Julia Andrews would be content to sing the "sounds of music" here.  (Maybe, I should contact her about purchasing a vacation home . . . )

Comment balloon 5 commentsAdam Wolfe • November 28 2006 08:05PM


Adam, I have a 100 acre farm in Grafton, WV, up north. It's where I was born. I live in Los Angeles, but we take our family of 6 kids back for one month each summer. West Virginia is one of the best kept secrets in America.

If I can help you promote WV in any way. Let me know.

Posted by Jeff Turner (RealSatisfied) over 12 years ago
Great Blog Adam! Hope buisness is Booming for you!!!
Posted by Paige about 12 years ago

Adam, be careful to many people with find out about the secrets and you will have a crowd.  We pass through your area every month going to Florida.  The scenic route we call it.  It is beautiful country.  Nice post

Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") almost 12 years ago

Adam, I enjoyed reading your blog.  I'm with Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts in Lewisburg.  I can feel your love for West Virginia....

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot over 10 years ago


This is so true for the area. We are so blessed here in West Virginia and more an more people are finding out about the area.  The post said it all and so many people travel through here and stoop off and get the feel for what a great area it is and they want to live here.  We do have a lot of people buying second homes here and bringing there families to the quaint little town for the family vacation.  The turning of the leaves always bring a lot of tourist to the area and then when the snow comes they come to the mountain for sking.  I think the secret is out about what a great place to live.

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Marie Goodwin, Marie R Goodwin (Greenbrier Real Estate Service) over 10 years ago