Asheville: Mission Hospitals Offers Integrative Healthcare Program

Asheville, North Carolina, is home to almost 2% of all alternative medical practices in the country. But until recently, these therapies have remained for the most part separate from traditional Western medicine. Mission Hospitals has launched a new Integrative Healthcare Program that is “dedicated to the safe and compassionate integration of complementary and conventional medicine […]

Asheville Homes and Architecture Celebrated During “Preservation Month” in May

The Asheville Buncombe Historic Commission and the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County, along with other historic and “green” committees, will be hosting the Preservation Month kickoff on May 1st at Aston Park with food and informational booths and presentations. It should be a great afternoon—come join us! Read the press release for Preservation […]

New Air Services from Asheville to NY and Orlando

Two new scheduled air services will make it easier for travelers to visit Asheville, North Carolina. In June 2009, AirTran Airways plans to begin nonstop flights from Asheville Regional Airport to Orlando, Florida, running three days a week. These new flights will be convenient for travelers to Disney World and other Florida attractions, and to […]

Asheville’s Hotel Indigo and Residences at 151

Check out all the progress that is taking place at Asheville’s Hotel Indigo and Residences at 151 since our last update. The “mock-up” room is finished with all the furniture and fixtures. InterContinental Hotels, the parent of Hotel Indigo was on site to review and critique the room. With a few tweaks, we’re almost there. The […]

Now is the Time to Buy Asheville Real Estate

Take Advantage of Historic Low Interest Rates and the First-Time Homebuyer Stimulus Package Thanks to a Fed announcement which exceeded all expectations, it was a big week for mortgage markets. Mortgage rates ended the week down significantly, falling near the lows reached in January. The stock market and Treasury market also performed well during the […]

Sunday Times UK Documents Tour of Asheville, NC

The Times UK recently published a great article about Asheville and Western North Carolina. After a jaunt through the South and being disappointed by the strip malls and chain restaurants, they entered Western North Carolina: “In addition to a diverse spread of restaurants, Asheville’s narrow streets offer an eco-chic boutique, a sustainable-clothing warehouse and a […]

Hendersonville Home Builders are ahead of the Curve

At a time when most area builders are pulling back or canceling projects, Nappier & Turner Construction Co. is confidently moving ahead with their newest community in Hendersonville. Brookstone Cottages and Foxchase Cluster Homes will be a community of firsts: The first in Henderson County to feature all NC HealthyBuilt Homes and ENERGY STAR® rated […]

Homeowner Stability Initiative

Fears about the economy led to a stock market decline and pushed mortgage rates a little lower during the week. Even with Tuesday’s passage of the new $787 billion stimulus plan, economic growth forecasts from Wall Street economists and from the Fed were revised lower. Wednesday, President Obama announced the $275 billion Homeowner Stability Initiative, […]

Financial Stability Plan

Government announcements dominated the financial news this week. Updates on two major programs were favorable for mortgage markets, and mortgage rates fell modestly during the week. Financial Institution Assistance Plan The most highly anticipated news concerned Tuesday’s speech from Treasury Secretary Geithner on the financial institution assistance plan. This “Financial Stability Plan” involves multiple programs […]

Lake Living in the Mountains

This post is from guest author and Beverly-Hanks associate Joelle van den Berg. UPDATE (2016): Joelle is no longer affiliated with Beverly-Hanks. We wish her the very best in her pursuits.   Lake Lure is a little gem of a place located southeast of Asheville, and east of Hendersonville. The name Lake Lure applies to […]