3 Important Facts You Should Know about Conservation Easements in Asheville

Some landowners spend their entire lives caring for the hills and streams they own. Some spend generations. But what happens to all their hard work when it comes time to entrust the land to someone else? Can they stop it from being bulldozed and paved over? If preserving your farmland, forest, or wilderness is a […]

7 Home Architecture Styles it’s Common to See in the Mountains

One of the great joys of house hunting is seeing the great variety of homes that are in our community. Because of our terrain, our neighborhoods show little of the cookie cutter suburban sprawl of large cities in the South and West.  But can you articulate just what exactly you’re looking at? More importantly, do […]

3 Important Facts to Know about Slope Ordinances in Asheville

Property development is, at its core, a local endeavor. Each municipality has its own rules and regulations for many aspects of residential and commercial development. In the mountains, one regulation that’s constantly at the forefront of all development conversations is slope ordinances. Today, we’ve prepared a short primer about slope ordinances, including what they are, […]

20 Standard Commercial Lease Terms Everyone Should Know and Understand

If you’re just getting your startup going, or even if you’ve been in business for a while, learning real estate terminology can be a big hurdle. Pair these terms with anything resembling legalese, and we wouldn’t blame you if your eyes glazed over. However, it’s important to understand the terms and provisions commonly found in […]

How to Invest in Industrial Real Estate Like a Pro

Online shopping (e-commerce) and a manufacturing boom have been driving up the demand for industrial properties for several years. But certainly in the last two years the need for product storage and shipping distribution space has exploded! If you’re a savvy commercial real estate investor, you’ve likely been keeping an eye on this trend. But […]

What are Closing Costs and Which Ones Do I Have to Pay?

Buying or selling a home can be complex and emotional, especially if it’s your first time tackling the process. There are many steps to buying a home, even after an offer has been accepted. Buyers and their agents have much to do during a home’s due diligence period. And while sellers’ responsibilities are different, there […]

How Many Certifications Do You Need to be a Property Manager in NC?

Stuck in a dead-end job and ready for a fresh start? ‘Tis the season to begin planning for big changes in the year ahead. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in property management will grow 8% through 2024. If property management is something you’ve always dreamed of, now could be the time to […]