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 […]

Asheville Home Ownership Has Financial Advantages

If you are not sure if purchasing Asheville real estate is advantageous in our current economic climate, the blog Housing Marketing Facts has compiled a reassuring list of quotes to help with your decision. Here are nine advantages of home ownership, pulled from their site: A temporary $7500 tax credit is now available for any […]

LEED for Homes Certifications Now Available for WNC Homes

New homes in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina communities looking for green and energy-efficient certification now have a local representative. The United States Green Building Council selected the Western North Carolina Green Building Council as a LEED for Homes provider. What is LEED for Homes? LEED for Homes is a national third-party certification system […]

Public meeting on downtown Asheville Master Plan is tonight

The downtown Asheville master plan has been moving along with notable revisions and changes. Tonight, January 15, 2009, is the night for public comment on the project. For those unfamiliar, the downtown project has been ongoing and is currently on its third revision. Tonight’s meeting will allow the public to sound off regarding zoning, money, […]