Real Estate Investing

What Should You Know? MSN Money.com’s powerful chart demonstrates what a fantastic return investment real estate has been from January 2000 through November 2011. What is investment real estate? According to Investopedia.com, it is “real estate that generates income or is otherwise intended for investment purposes rather than as a primary residence.” If you’ve been […]

Top 100 Hospitals

The Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems is the only study that aggregates individual hospital performance into system-level data. Building on the 100 Top Hospitals® National Balanced Scorecard concept, this research allows health system leaders to understand how they measure up in terms of clinical quality and efficiency. Health systems do not apply, and winners […]

2011 Holiday Decorating Winner

32 Buena Vista receives the most likes on Facebook. Well it looks like the winner of this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest is 11 Buena Vista in Asheville. It goes to show some simple white lights and a wreath on a door can really set the holiday mood. It was great to get this tradition kicked […]


Brokers Starting To Embrace Property and Lifestyle Video

Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors featured In National Photography/Videography Blog Photography For Real Estate Tips and Techniques for Real Estate Photography Larry Lohrman Heath Cowart who works in Western North Carolina sent me this example of a life style video project that he recently did for Beverly Hanks and Associates, a large broker in his area. Notice that the […]

Lynne Sellers Awarded Realtor of The Year

Friday evening at the Hendersonville Board of Realtors, Installation and Christmas Party, Lynne Sellers was recognized as Realtor of the Year. Judd Richardson, Lynne’s managing broker commented, “She did a fantastic job representing the Hendersonville members this year on the Board and the Regional MLS.  Her recognition was well deserved.  Congratulations to Lynne!” Lynne became […]

Beverly-Hanks Home Holiday Decorating Contest

Show us the most beautiful homes in WNC all decked out for the Holidays! Interior or exterior photography both work, but be sure the picture(s) are high enough quality that they can be used in print advertising. How it works: Submit your photo(s) to the marketing department via email ([email protected]) for inclusion in the Holiday […]

It’s Easy To Be Confused About Real Estate

In today’s real estate market, it is easy to get confused. There seems to be an overabundance of information and much of it seems to be conflicting. As an example, we offer you two headlines that appeared within 24 hours of each other last week. National Delinquency Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Three Years […]

Live The Life You Choose (urban): Downtown and Montford

Live the Life You Choose, Urban Style “I like to think of downtown Asheville as an urban village,” says Harli Palme, who lives in Montford with her husband Kevin and their two young children. “I love to walk around downtown and Montford and view the architecture and the skyline, and to see people I know […]

Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services: Update

Mortgage rates set new record lows As the debt ceiling drama gave way to the origins of drama, Greece and Italy.   Global investors grew more concerned about Greece and Italy’s sovereign debt, which prompted money to be invested in the relative safe-haven of US Treasuries and Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie […]


Being a Landlord, Not as Hard as You Think…

Great Time For Real Estate Investing You’ve probably heard or read that now is a great time to invest in real estate.  Prices are down (!), interest rates are low (!), but you hesitate.  It sounds too good to be true and you’ve been burned before.  Remember the dot-com bubble?  Yet, your interest is piqued […]