What’s the Cost of Living in Asheville?: Compare Here with There

Down the street or around the globe. Wherever you’re planning to move in the world, Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ can be of assistance. That’s because we’re a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the premier international relocation network. Our affiliation with LeadingRE means you receive world-class relocation services while maintaining personal connections […]

5 Smart Home Devices that Increase Interest in Your Luxury Home Listing

Forbes magazine has called Asheville “an emerging Silicon Valley.” And if the O.G. Silicon Valley has taught us anything, it’s that where innovation is on the rise, there are sure to be tech-savvy Millennials with new money and an interest in high-end real estate. We’ve seen this trend in recent years, leading to one of […]

5 Reasons to Love Living in Asheville’s River Arts District

Asheville’s River Arts District is a bright jewel of the Southern Appalachian art scene. This small but vibrant commercial district sits sandwiched between downtown and West Asheville. But in recent years, it has taken on a character of its own. The RAD, as it’s known, is an ever-expanding complex of art studios, galleries, and innovative […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fall Drives in WNC?

There’s more to a great mountain home than four walls and a roof. And at this point in the year, who wants to be under a roof, anyway? Every autumn in Western North Carolina, nature puts on a gorgeous color show of deep reds and bright yellows as the leaves transform into rich and vibrant […]

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, […]