Which is Better: Renting or Owning a Home?

Home ownership has traditionally been a big part of the American dream. And yet, less than two-thirds of Americans own homes. Obviously, Beverly-Hanks believes in the power of home ownership to offer long-term economic stability and mobility. But ultimately, the decision to rent or buy your home is up to you and the lifestyle you […]

Conquering the Big Three: Knowing the Home is in Good Condition

Did you know that home inspection issues are the biggest reasons for contract termination, amounting to fully one-third of all reported contract terminations? At Beverly-Hanks, we understand that buying a home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. And after working with tens of thousands of buyers, we’ve […]

2 Surprising Home Types that Equal Big Money for Home Buyers

Raise your hand if you plan to buy a home, stay in it for a couple of decades, and sell it for less than you originally paid. Bueller? Bueller? … That’s what we thought. Even if you’re not a professional home flipper, almost everyone is interested in finding the next up-and-coming neighborhood that promises rapid […]

Conquering the Big Three: Making the Right Offer

Do you know all the local, regional, and national factors that impact the value of a home? At Beverly-Hanks, we understand that buying a home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. And after working with tens of thousands of buyers, we’ve learned that there are three […]

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 […]