North Carolina Surpasses Florida As #1 Retirement State

How North Carolina Surpassed Florida As The Number One Retirement State Posted by John Brady for Topretirements.com Florida and Arizona have long been the favorite 2 states for retirement migration. A new study from Del Webb, however, finds that the Carolinas, North and South, have usurped FL and AZ’s traditional positions as the favorite retirement […]

November Housing Scorecard: Continued Signs of Stabilization in Prices and Affordability

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the November 2010 edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (http://www.hud.gov/scorecard). The latest housing figures show continued signs of stabilization in house prices and high home affordability due in part to record low mortgage interest […]

Myths: The Earth Is Flat and Newspapers Sell Houses

It is amazing how masses of people can believe something that is absolutely untrue. The greatest example of this is that at one time the vast majority of people believed the world to be flat. Today, we want to debunk another commonly held belief – that newspapers sell houses. Somehow this notion gained believability even […]

4 Ways to Tell if You’re Getting a Good Deal – on Your Home!

Trulia Contributing Author: Tara-Nicholle Nelson Buying or selling a home is a funny endeavor (but not ha-ha funny – puzzling funny!).  It’s your biggest purchase ever, but unlike many smaller purchases, making an offer on a home can feel like pulling numbers out of a hat.  And selling’s no easier – the stakes are so high, […]


Western N.C.’s largest rooftop solar array completed in Weaverville

Progress Energy Carolinas has signed an agreement to purchase the output of a new 250‐kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array built by SunEnergy1 on the roof of Conrad Industries’ manufacturing facility in Weaverville, N.C. SunEnergy1 will own and operate the array, the largest of its kind in Western North Carolina. Progress Energy will purchase the […]

Discover Lake Lure, NC: Special Event

Southeast of Asheville and Hendersonville, in the Hickory Nut Gorge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is Lake Lure. The name Lake Lure applies to both the lake and the town. We are a small town wrapped around the lake that is our heart.  The combination of mountain views and lake is superb and it’s no […]

6 Reasons Why It’s Smart to Buy a Vacation Rental Home Now

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Lately, you’ve been thinking a lot about investing strategies. You have a small nest egg that needs to grow, but frankly you don’t trust the stock market. And while real estate has been somewhat of a rocky road in recent years, it’s still a solid long-term investment strategy—and clearly we’re in a buyer’s […]

Beverly-Hanks Consolidates N. Buncombe Operations

ASHEVILLE, NC – October 12, 2010 – Neal Hanks, President of Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors (BH) announces the consolidation of its North Buncombe operations into the 820 Merrimon Avenue location.


Private Mountain Communities Announces Expansion

Neal Hanks, owner of Beverly-Hanks & Associates, announced today that he is now a 50% partner and co-owner of Private Mountain Communities (PMC) with Harry Redfearn, the Founder and President of PMC. As the Western North Carolina real estate market continues to strenghten, Redfearn and Hanks believe timing is optimum for growing the company to […]