Seasonal Businesses Thrive in Western North Carolina: The Land of Four Seasons

Much like this writer, when storm clouds climb up and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they lose a lot of their steam. One of the great benefits of our mountains is the steadiness of our weather patterns. Yes, the unique topography in Western North Carolina does create the risk for occasional floods. […]

6 Things You Need to Do before Joining an HOA (Plus 4 Once You’re in)

You’ve finally landed that raise, your kids are getting a little older, and you’re ready to move on up! Better than the east side, you’re headed to one of the swanky gated communities you’ve always dreamed of living in. And then you realized it’s governed by a homeowner’s association. What do you do? If you’re […]

12 Exciting Tours of Downtown Asheville for Locals and Visitors Alike

Whether you are contemplating your first trip to Asheville or you’ve lived here for decades, there is always more to learn about the rich history, beautiful architecture, and unique culture of this fair city. But with nearly 100 different tour companies operating across town, how would even the most knowledgeable Ashevillian know where to begin? […]

How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent if You Live out of Town

With mega-search sites like Zillow and Trulia, accessing homes for sale in other markets is less of a challenge than it has ever been. However, with fewer homes available than we’ve seen in years, timing has become key. Finding your dream home still takes time, know-how, and often the help of a dedicated professional real […]

20 Standard Commercial Lease Terms Everyone Should Know and Understand

If you’re just getting your startup going, or even if you’ve been in business for a while, learning real estate terminology can be a big hurdle. Pair these terms with anything resembling legalese, and we wouldn’t blame you if your eyes glazed over. However, it’s important to understand the terms and provisions commonly found in […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to See Local Art in WNC?

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. From traditional Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area’s newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience.  If you’re not sure where to start your journey of discovery, […]

Conquer the “Big Three” before You Buy Your Next Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you make. Therefore, it must be complicated, right? There are many steps to buying a home in North Carolina. And even experienced home buyers are bound to have questions along the way. So, how can you be confident that you’re making the […]

What are Closing Costs and Which Ones Do I Have to Pay?

Buying or selling a home can be complex and emotional, especially if it’s your first time tackling the process. There are many steps to buying a home, even after an offer has been accepted. Buyers and their agents have much to do during a home’s due diligence period. And while sellers’ responsibilities are different, there […]

The 3 Keys to Pricing Your Home to Sell Quickly and for the Most Money

Home sellers never have a second chance for a first impression. There are fewer statements more true than this one in real estate. First impressions take place online long before buyers ever visit your home. Buyers who do visit have shopped, compared, and will buy based on quality and value. Overprice, and you’ll never know […]