Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

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The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife… Read more »

Agents Answer: Where are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in WNC?

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In our end-of-year Market Report for 2018, we reported that the supply of homes priced under $300,000 was down by 4.4% across our nine-county region. In fact, it’s possible that in certain communities, there may no longer be affordable homes available. If you’ve been shopping for an affordable home in Western North Carolina, that’s probably… Read more »

What is the Upcoming Wilma Dykeman RiverWay?

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  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it life began.” —Wilma Dykeman, The French Broad What is the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan? The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan connects 17 miles of existing and projected greenway systems along the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers, from Biltmore Village north to the edge of… Read more »

6 Things You Need to Know about Underground Storage Tanks

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Out of sight, out of mind. Underground storage tanks are something you’ve probably rarely thought about, if ever at all. Compared to marble countertops, walk-in closets, and outdoor patios, USTs rarely factor into a home buyer’s decision making process. But if you ever have trouble with one, your UST will quickly become one of the… Read more »

2018 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

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It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit around all day… Read more »

These Inc. 5000 Companies are Inspired by Asheville

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Did you know that there were 10 companies from the Asheville metro area on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list? Every year, the small business- and startup-focused publication ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. Let’s take a look at Asheville’s fastest-growing independent businesses. Avadim Technologies Ranking… Read more »

Black Mountain, NC: A Culture Built on Entrepreneurship, the Outdoors, Arts, and Community

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Situated in the eastern end of the Swannanoa Valley at the edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain was once known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” The historic small town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. In fact, it won the 2016 TripAdvisor readers’ choice award for “Prettiest Small… Read more »

2017 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

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Get out the face paint and fly those flags this Fourth of July weekend! If you’re keen to venture away from the home grill this year, there are many great fireworks shows across the region. Last year, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you narrow down your choices. But don’t… Read more »