Your Beverly-Hanks Agent is by Your Side—From Contract to Closing

The process of purchasing a home can be complex and emotional. The services of a Beverly-Hanks associate can help put your mind at ease and bring order to a process that frequently overwhelms even the most organized. Our proactive management and attention to detail will help make your purchase efficient and seamless. Getting your offer […]

What is a Zestimate—and are They Any Good?

Aside from this $128,000, Swarovski crystal-studded toilet we know you’re saving up for, purchasing a home likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Because, let’s be honest—that toilet would look pretty silly in a studio apartment. Establishing reasonable market value is one of the most important services your real […]

How does Months of Inventory Affect the Prices of Homes for Sale?

If you’re new to the exciting and fast-paced world of home shopping, it can feel overwhelming to navigate all the options available to you—let alone all the real estate industry jargon. But as unapproachable as it may sound, your agent is choosing his or her words very carefully. Each seemingly mundane real estate term translates […]

What Should Homebuyers do in this Real Estate Market? Here are 3 Tips:

Homeownership remains the foundation of wealth for almost every family. The Federal Reserve reports that households who own a home have a net worth 36 times that of a household that rents. However, regions across the country are seeing greater divides between homeowners and renters, and affordability is largely to blame. Western North Carolina is […]

What’s the Perfect Size for Your Next Home?

The Western North Carolina real estate market is currently moving faster than a Highland Brewing seasonal craft beer. If you’re looking to get in on the action, you’d better be quick! That means entering the market as a knowledgeable buyer. By examining the average home that buyers are purchasing, evaluating the homes for sale in […]

2 Proven Ways to Buy Smart in Today’s Competitive Market

If you’re even thinking about buying a home right now, you know that the market moving fast. Sales are up—higher than ever!—and supply is tight. Like, “waistband after leaving Biscuit Head” tight. Sure, there’s a little bit of wiggle room, but not nearly as much as you want to be comfortable moving. Unfortunately, this lack […]

Buying a Home in WNC with Zero to Low Down Payment

Amid tightening home supply and near record market activity, the good news for first-time homebuyers is that mortgage rates are continuing to hover at historic lows. However, it’s important to remember that even though home prices are going up, so is rent. One way or another, most adults have housing expenses. You are either going […]

Second Homes vs. Vacation Rentals: What You Need to Know

If it’s financially feasible for you, owning a second property can be an excellent investment. You can use the property as a vacation rental, or retain it for your own vacation purposes and hold it to use as a primary home during retirement. However, before you jump on that cute fixer-upper you spotted on, […]

What is the MLS and Why is it Important to My Home Search?

Imagine a group of dapper gentlemen sitting around a conference table to discuss the newest properties for sale in the city. Their three-button vests were freshly pressed just this morning, and their mustaches are expertly waxed. By sharing information about their client’s properties, the brokers are engaging in an open quid pro quo: If you […]

What do Foreign Homebuyers Look Like?

People from Western North Carolina love it here—and for great reason! Our four distinct seasons are great for residents, visitors, and local businesses alike. The people are kind, the views are jaw dropping, and for most, the cities are just the right size. It’s no wonder so many people choose to live here. In addition […]