Asheville, NC Real Estate News

By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
at the roundtable  lots of happenings out on the land around Ashevillle.... 
Comments 6
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
TOMORROW :   *** WEB 5.0 ***  Is it set to address the authentic EMOTIONAL interaction between our clients and their computers? That is something I have have been wondering - wondering, too,what this might mean to buyers, sellers and real estate brokers and our transactions. And then, wondering if the interaction might become a daily" thing" for many of us. According to the science of neurotechnology, that's a strong possibility.TODAY::   *** WEB 2.0 - 4.0 ***  The web remains " emotionally" neutral at this point. It does not perceive/ use our emotions. But the winds of change are close at hand bringing a storm of headphone-wearing interaction – where people interact with content that interacts with their emotions or even changes in facial recognition/expression. Here's what Spunky want...
Comments 0
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Our Generation Our Choice – how germane that phrase seems to me today as wildfires continue to burn in our area.Not long ago I read an article focused on the energetic student presence in establishing and building a sustainability legacy at UNC Asheville.I thought about that today as my four-footed furry friend and I walked the NC Asheville campus where sustainability awareness was surely expressing itself – a LEED Gold Certified building, seven other buildings heated and cooled by ground-thermal wells beneath the campus quad, and a 112-panel solar array on the roof of the Wilma M Sherrill Center – all in evidence. And there was this sign – possibly a" sign" of the incredible momentum of life in the forests, and things to come: OUR GENERATION OUR CHOICE." 
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
 HOME RE-IMAGINED Have you heard any number of  Post50 People say they are ready to  "scale down"?  A recent survey revealed that ... and more!  It seems that “boomers” have a significant attraction to tiny cottages. What drives this attraction? To begin with, you can pack a lot of great ideas into a small space.   COST: It is way less expensive and way more budget-friendly to live in a  small home. And, when compared to “assisted living” the cost-savings can be sizable. (see side-by-side cost breakdown HERE.) http://www.whitehair365.com/ageold.html  Additionally, for Post50 People who desire to  live independently (aging-in-place)  a small abode makes sense. The typical dollar investment for a small cottage ranges between $45,000-100,000. That’s workable especially when compared to  th...
Comments 1
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Population in 2014:  87,882 (100% urban - 0% rural)Population change since 2000: +27.6% Males: 42,451   (48.3%) Females: 45,431   (51.7%)   Median resident age:   37.6 years North Carolina median age:   37.9 years  Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,558 (it was $32,772 in 2000) Asheville   $42,558   NC: $45,906   Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,195 (it was $20,024 in 2000)Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $209,800 (it was $105,200 in 2000) Asheville: $209,800   NC: $154,300   Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $258,447; Detached houses: $268,283; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,133; In 2-unit structures: $213,961; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,694; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $254,804; Mobile homes: $84,327Median gross rent in 2013: $8...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
 When It Comes to Adding Value to Your Home Simple Updates Makes Sense Considering selling your home? if so, you may also want to consider coordinating a few simple projects.look for those that can add value to your home.Start with Curb Appeal – a little landscaping can go a long way. Manicure your front yard.Trim overgrown bushes. Arrange fresh mulch. And think about orchestrating affordability – e.g. smaller-sized trees in places where they will offer future shade could be a wise investment. ( As you know, shade can reduce cooling costs and that is a great selling point.) Brighten the Entrance. Select a number of colorful pots to hold a charming array of plants to place at the entryway. This can attract attention and, together with a freshly painted front door , can make a significant...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate Journal A client asked me if I had some ideas about creating community here in the Asheville area. With a sizable dollar investment in cash on hand, that client was particularly interested in how best to create "Pocket  Neighborhoods"... but was undecided about the approach to be taken. Should the development start from scratch? Or should it work with up-fitting a neighborhood already in existence.  Good questions!  Here (below) are SEVEN (7) links to posts written over the years that might be helpful when getting very clear about how to answer those questions:   1. A Coming Trend? “Boomerlicious” Pocket Neighborhoods 2. Pocket neighborhood development- Asheville- Ross Chapin local ... 3. activerain.com/.../pocket-neighborhoods--radical-boomers-asheville-stylePocke...
Comments 0
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Planning a Visit or a Move to Asheville?For visitors or New Residents to the Asheville area, here are a few things to check out ...Gray Line Historic Trolley Tours of Asheville: Hop aboard a shiny red trolley and discover our city's historic neighborhoods. Knowledgeable guides offer interesting historic tidbits, and two days of hop-on, hop-off privileges mean you can see more of the city without your car.Moving Sidewalk Segway Tours: Ditch the bus or car, and make your own moves around town with a segway tour. Biltmore Village Tours by History @ Hand: Explore the town that helped build the Biltmore during this 90-minute walking tour that includes the iconic All Souls Cathedral, local galleries and more.Travelling Yogini Yoga Tours: If yoga is more your speed, sign up for this 90-minute ...
Comments 1
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
 Looking for a FUN Day Trip, Weekend Getaway, Vacation, Second Home or even a Move to Asheville?  Check out this short video clip to see just how AWESOME ASHEVILLE REALLY IS!  Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call anytime at 704-235-3000 and visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com.
Comments 1
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
 Planning a trip or a move to Asheville NC? A Few FUN Things To Do In And Around Asheville NC  Biltmore ...  For more information ... http://www.biltmore.com Omni Grove Park Inn ... For more information ... https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park Pisgah National Forest ... For more information ... http://www.romanticasheville.com/pisgah_forest.htm Folk Art Center ...For more information .... http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/folk-art-center/ Blue Ridge Parkway ...For more information ... http://www.blueridgeparkway.org Botanical Gardens ...For more information ... http://www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.orgAre you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?  The Temple Team can help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call at 704-235-3...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate Journal and Newsy News Asheville is the incredible place I home-and you can call it home, too. The other day, our dog and I took a walk along the French Broad River.  We were exploring places along the river – land, and homes on the land- that are currently available for you. Close in, such places are priced well. However, a little further out – say 15 or 20 min. from downtown Asheville, you might still find a relative bargain with a view like this- that any kayaker and/or fisher-person might relish.  Let me know if you agree. I think this might be just the place where you can live independently for years to come with a view that changes and inspires you each day. By the way, there's more information on aging in place just below. 
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate Newsy-News Journal(or...Putting  dogs, aging-in-place and technology together in one sentence is easier than you may think. ) AGING-IN-PLACE TECHNOLOGYOne of my favorite sources of information geared to “baby boomers” and Post50 People is Aging-in-Place Technology Watch- take, for example this bit of interesting information I discovered recently.The Internet enables a dog-eats-well and pet-traveler-friendly world.   Forget about the Internet of Things – the Internet is a giant narrow-focused guidebook for what-you-need-is-what-you-get.  From map of wheelchair-accessible restaurants to a guide to gluten-free dining to family-friendly hotels in Paris to child-free vacation locations.  So too, dog owners regularly update the global guide to restaurants that welcome do...
Comments 1
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
 Asheville Real Estate Journal You may find this series of interest . It's dedicated to Post50 People and "Boomer" Family and Friends - Your  "For Ever"  Home –Accessibility and Small Home Spaces. ( You can fast track to the video below.)As I noted in Part 1, Sage and John, a smart couple were beginning their Post-50 adventure with their choice to  create a sanctuary – their “dream place”. And, it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small.Their ultimate dream home would be far from  huge. In fact, this goes along with a concept that is getting more and more popular it seems these days. “Boomer” consumer influence  has tremendous buying power today and this points to a number of alternative solutions. And, there  are affordable solutions for those who are looking for ac...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate JournalBased on feedback from Post50 People, REALTORS®, healthcare professionals, and home builders a team at the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary  is working expeditiously to develop aging-in-place “laneway house” prototypes. In conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute for Public Health they  are envisioning, designing, and testing a series of prototypes that can work even in an intergenerational setting. Will one or any number of these be  brought to market? Rendering of a home with alterations geared to Post50 People (AKA “seniors” )Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary  That’s a good question. According to Professor John Brown, Associate Dean of the Faculty , “A home isn’t a medical facility; ...
Comments 1
It is no secret that Asheville, NC has been gaining fame and recognition for the many attractions the area offers. People are moving here from all over the country, mostly as they retire or are wanting a second home. Asheville has been listed on more top ten lists than most cities lately, especially being recognized as the Beer City. But there are many other reasons folks want to live here; mild climate with four distinct seasons, mountains, forests, waterfalls, green and eco-friendly, great hiking, art and entertainment. This has created a strong housing demand, but we have a problem..... affordable land. Since we live in the mountains, level land is not easy to come by and if it is available, it is expensive to purchase. Asheville is now the most expensive (relative to this State) cit...
Comments 3
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Real Estate Choices Post50- BOOMERSAccessory Dwelling Units and Small Home Spaces (Part 2)As I noted in Part 1, Sage and John, a smart couple were beginning their Post-50 adventure with their choice to create a sanctuary. It would be their “dream place”. And, it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small.  Indeed, their ultimate dream home would be far from huge. Interestingly, this goes along with a concept that is gaining a great deal of popularity  these days. They noted “Boomer” consumer influence and its tremendous buying power today. This points to a number of alternative solutions.   There are affordable solutions for those who are "downsizing" or for those who are into creating a private space near family members. To continue with their story- As Sage and John c...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Real Estate Choices Post50:  Accessory Dwelling Units and Small Home Spaces (Part 1) When Sage and John, a smart couple beginning their Post-50 adventure, decided to create a sanctuary – their “dream place”—  it was clear to them that they wanted to build something small. They were also interested in making their home on a 20 acre parcel not far from Asheville- like this one pictured below.  We were ready, willing and able to help.They had seen an ad in an Asheville journal and were looking at a land and home package for the tidy sum of around $150K. The interior? Just 900 sqft. But there was the option of adding on an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) as well. At some point in the future the idea of continuing on to create a “family compound” might be on the table. So, they explained,  “ W...
Comments 0
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate JournalNot long ago, I had an interesting conversation with  someone (a Post-50 Person) who is planning for her future.  Here's a snapshot of our discussion..about changes and decision-making.Transitions mean change and many decisions to make. For those who are 50 and older, planning to add universal design elements to feather a nest can not only be wise, but can  make aging-in-place a masterfully-designed adventure. It seems important to plan for  an AT LAST Home  where accessible, universal design allows function and aesthetics to coexist, as in this interior space. AGING IN  A  P A L A C E©   If you are ready, willing, and able  to set a goal for "sustainable excellence"  consider a self-guided tour. Read up on what it takes to start a conversation about and to ...
Comments 3
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate Journal, 2016 SURPRISING FINDINGS:: Wondering what makes sense when it comes to planning and creating the how and where you live-Post 50? In search of reasonable solutions? I came across 9 links that may provide some healthy answers. Take a look  (below) and let me know what you think... .  POST 50?  - !!! SURPRISING FINDINGS !!! -  Creative planning, a reasonable amount of due diligence and and discovery can open the way to creative solutions... Age-Friendly-Home * CHECKLIST*  - Here's a Small Home . Planning a place to live? Create a home that helps you stay independent -- a home that works for you because ...here's a checklist  to keep in mind. (a dream home for Asheville real estate buyers?) NEIGHBORHOODS CAN MAKE WILD SENSE -  Whether you refer to them as “wal...
Comments 2
By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Boosting innovation -Asheville leads the way Asheville is well known for innovative strength - current efforts, organizational capacity and local partners. Now that initiative continues and soon Asheville will broadly disseminate products, processes, and tools to boost innovation statewide. “The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University has announced that ...Asheville, [has] been selected to participate in InnovateNC, an intensive, two-year cross-city learning collaborative. The initiative, led by the Institute of Emerging Issues and nine partners, is a first-in-the-nation effort to spark innovation-centered economic development... .”   Asheville Helps Boost Innovation For those who live here in Asheville, and for those who may be lucky enough to join us as residents, the ann...
Comments 0
Explore Asheville, NC