WNC Craft Brewing is Growing by Hops and Bounds

With more than 35 independent establishments in Asheville and surrounding towns, the craft beer industry is booming in these parts. Voted “Beer City USA” in 2010 and 2011, Asheville has become the epicenter for a beverage movement unseen in not only the industry, but also the nation as a whole. In 2014, craft beer pioneer […]

5 Things Every Millennial Should Know about Buying a Home

This is the third post in a three-part series about how millennials are changing home dynamics and how families can adapt to their needs. Read the first post of the series here: “Why are Millennials Really Living at Home?” Read the second post of the series here: “3 Things You Need to Survive Living with […]

Paint Companies Weigh in on the 2017 Colors of the Year

Whether coincidence or by design, 2016 seemed characterized as the year of 50 shades of grey. Soft dove greys welcomed you into foyers, rich mineral greys made cabinets pop—even the grout between subway tiles suddenly darkened into the all-at-once ubiquitous hue. Elle Decor predicted we’d be seeing more muted jewel tones and pastels in the […]

Home Sales Rebounded in September, Thanks to First-time Buyers

After two months of decreases, September 2016 existing-home sales rebounded strongly in all four regions of the U.S. First-time homebuyers reached a 34% share, the highest rate in more than four years, according to the National Association of RealtorsⓇ’ (NAR) monthly report. Sales rose across the nation to reflect a national 3.2% increase from August. […]


Welcome to 235 Longview Drive, Waynesville This corner-lot golf home brings Colonial Williamsburg to the mountains of Waynesville. Surround yourself with Southern charm in this 4/4 house overlooking the Waynesville Golf Course. Invite guests into the welcoming foyer with grand staircase. Take tea in one of the home’s enlarged sitting areas, including the parlor, study […]

Commercial Property Showcase: 19 Zillicoa Street in Asheville, NC 28801

Work in Your Very Own Castle at 19 Zillicoa Street in Asheville! $2,150,000 | CPE#: 485015 Nothing says “safe, long-term investment opportunity” like a castle, right? Located in the historic Highland Park section of Montford, Homewood, as the castle is called, has taken on many incarnations during its nearly 100 years of existence. The castle […]

Pick the Affordable Cabin of Your Dreams!

When you think of traditional mountain homes, do you think of cozy log cabins dotting the hills of Appalachia? We sure do! Nothing speaks to the spirit of Western North Carolina like cabins. Mountain cabins have a wonderful charm—at once close to nature and yet cozily protected from it. Best of all, WNC cabins are […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s Favorite Drive

The Blue Ridge Parkway unravels gracefully across the landscape, at times suspended from high cliffs and etched into rocky crags, then deftly shifting gears to skim over hayfields and past log cabins bound by split-rail fences. The road seems unfazed by mountain topography. The Parkway moves so harmoniously through the scenery and lays so gently […]


Christie Melear has a passion for the land, animals, and the folks who love them. Christie Melear is a dedicated professional with 30 years of expertise in simplifying complex real estate transactions. She has experience as an investor, as a project manager for two local real estate developments, and in assisting many clients over the […]