Asheville, NC Real Estate News

By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
  Easy Acess- so Close to Mission Hospital- Kenilworth Neighborhood- Asheville, and YES!!! It is So Fine!! Asheville Real Estate Journal   …and you may discover this yourself or simply tune in to hear the praises of this multigenerational, sustainable and eco-friendly Asheville neighborhood from the creative souls who live here,  The Kenilworth Artists Association. . .   “Because of its hill-and-gully topography, you’d be hard pressed to find a square corner anywhere in Kenilworth, one of Asheville’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods.  These same odd bends and oblique intersections have fostered a creative community of great range and imagination, and the public is being invited to find out for itself.”                                                                    Possibly,...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
 Tailgate Markets, Strawberry-time and Asheville's Urban Gardens It’s a great time of year here in Asheville-  May is an awesome time to visit our local tailgate markets (farmers markets) around this town. Asheville’s urban gardens  are enjoying the perfect sun and rain mix. (NOTE: There are a few small acres in-town that will be coming up for sale soon.) (photo we took at UNCA tailgate market- great organic produce!) Check out a copy of IN THE FIELD News Round Up, for newsy-news and (in this issue) a reminder that strawberry season is in full swing across the state… “…. and other fresh produce is right behind as we get closer to the summer harvest. Here in Asheville, May is a great time  enjoy delicious organic,  fresh produce, and celebrate the season with upcoming events such as: 25...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
    Heads Up !! It being called a HUGE grass roots and global effort to help “Boomers” and Older People Stay in Our Homes … I say “OUR” because this is a situation involving aging- one we will all face, if we are lucky! Will “Boomers” and Older People Chose Aging-in-Place Solutions? There sure is buzz about this. And you may be as excited as we are about the value-added features for buying and selling residential properties that  Universal Design (UD) , “a broad spectrum of ideas … products and environments that are inherently accessible for everyone – provides for those who are old and young, and those with and without disabilities” ... .    What is On Your Horizon? (photo of Asheville- beautiful horizon and possibilities)   Is Your Home Aging as Well as You Are? (Begin the UD conversa...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
    "Nestled In" It's a matter of opinion- Asheville Luxury Homes and Land- Every time they read an Asheville real estate property description saying, “Nestled in the – (fill in the blanks)…” our clients confided, “We  wonder who is writing this description of the property. Is it some ad agency?”  So I went on a surfing tour this springtime in the mountains 2014. And what I discovered  may surprise you- it sure did me!      (photo shows home forsale deeply nestled in this gorgeous Asheville  valley)   “Nestled in between downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway…” - I know this broker. He’s the real deal. “Rustic, Stone Cabin nestled in the woods on a beautiful private lot, close to Warren Wilson College.” This is an older video, but worth seeing. And so is the listing agent. “Pictu...
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By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival One of the perks of living in Western North Carolina is that the summers are filled with activities. From April through October there are festivals and shows all over the mountains. This weekend is no exception. Asheville is celebrating the 25th year that they have hosted the Herb Festival, which is held at the Asheville Farmers Market. Held on May 2-4, 2014 this is a must see event if you have any love at all of all things herbs. You will see some of the most exotic seeds and edible plants, along with other varieties of yard show-stoppers. Wear your walking shoes because the property is large and there are venders in every inch. There will be 60 herb businesses represented from Western North Carolina, and a few from Tennessee. This is the largest gat...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Real Estate Property Alerts Let’s say you have 6 horses.  You might require a minimum of 12 acres, depending on the circumstances. By “circumstances”  I mean that there are other options , for example, there are equestrian communities near Asheville where you could share a pasture. Community acreage is attractive to any number of our clients including organic gardeners and “boomers” looking for inter-generational neighborhoods. In terms of horse properties, when our team is keeping an eye out for land for our  clients, we look for what’s there and what isn’t - for example- barn(s) paddocks, riding rings, stalls, the condition of all these and the condition and lay of the land. Here ‘s a  quick run down of Asheville 1031 Essential Horse Properties Preview We walk the land. We ...
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Don Davies Real EstateREALSEARCH - Asheville Real Estate Trends     Welcome to Asheville Real Estate Trends and REALSEARCH, a web blod designed for consumers, clients, Brokers, market researchers, developers, and other interested folks that wish to be informed about the current Residential Real Estate market conditions and trends in the Asheville and Buncombe County area.Buyers/Sellers - Your Referral Resource Matchmaker Services: I do NOT compete with local Brokers for Buyer or Seller listings, therefore, Buyers and Sellers that may be seeking advice on which agent/Broker would be the best selection for you, considering your situation, wants, and needs, I am a resource for helping with that selection process and referral. Click on the BUYER - SELLER  REFERRALS tab. Never a fee from Buy...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Here in Asheville, NC, the idea of sustainable living intrigues our real estate clients.  If you have been  working to develop creative solutions for independent living -- regardless of age or physical ability, you may find much to inspire you here in Beautiful Asheville. You may be attracted to considering a small home on shared acreages…a community garden…friendly neighbors, and living -independent universal design elements. We are here to  talk with clients about small spaces, universal design… and, for an awesome view of the land, follow these birds ... a veritable merry chicken-go-round      (photo by JT NARRIN, of the trailblazer team)   Asheville Happenings This Spring including (and especially) what’s happening at  ASHEVILLAGE.ORG- ASHEVILLAGE INSTITUTE is a nonprofit in Ashevi...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
When you think about  sustainable agriculture, organic farms, eco-communities and quality of life in Asheville and the towns surrounding this jewel in the North Carolina mountains, you may imagine scenes like this. But this in NOT your imagination. This is real.     Committed to sustainable farming and pasturing methods, the owners of this farm also are receptive to talking with visitors about what it takes to create this environment. This is a serious plus for our clients who more and more are telling us they want to learn about sustainable practices.  In general, here in the Greater Asheville area, whether you live here, are visiting or relocating, you will notice that people enjoy conversations and the accompanying camaraderie about such matters. That, by the way, turned out to be a...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
    It is safe to say that your approach to walking and hiking mountain land (including some that is for sale and calls to you in and around Beautiful Asheville) will evolve over the years. And, it's also safe to say that walking the mountain land will never cease to inspire and amaze you, as it does our land brokerage team. One look at a scene like this (photo from recent walk on broker-colleague’s land for sale) and you may see what I mean.        Over the years, I must have written at least three volumes about mountain land and acreage here in Asheville. I love the land! For lucky buyers the investment they made in LAND remains strong. Here are just a few of  my notes from the .  Land & Sustainability Series- Asheville, NCThat series gives a big nod to the  idea of  sustainability—pr...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
  (photo near my home in North Asheville- a walkable neighborhood we love)   Did you happen to see the 2014 report on emerging trends in real estate by The Urban Land Institute ? Interesting! It  reports that, “…baby boomers [desire living accommodations] within walking distance of downtown areas or moving into centers for active seniors. Many people, regardless of age or physical ability, love the idea and experience of working with and/or  simply enjoying the camaraderie of friends and neighbors. This continues to be  desirable- with no age limit-  according to many older adults we speak with. Asheville is noted as a wonderful, wonderful place if you are considering relocation in retirement. In fact, here’s my annual reminder  about the Creative Retirement Exploration Weekendwhere yo...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
If you are a resident of Asheville, you may have noticed rapid growth and the accompanying challenges including  habitat loss and a scarcity of affordable farmland. As land specialists, we sure can attest to that.  We were pleased to note that there is conversation happening around that topic. In fact, Sustainable Now will present the Four Futures for Mountain Farmland Symposium with the theme “Rethinking Sustainability and Land Use in the Mountain Area” at Warren Wilson College.     According to organizers, “a diverse group of thought leaders will convene for a day of eye-opening presentations that will help land owners, community leaders, planners, farmers and neighborhoods think through land use in a new way. " Learn more  We’ll look at questions like, What is sustainable land use? H...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
It's early morning and a good time to practice the " art " of scouting the valleys and the mountains only discovered by navigating the curving roads that lead there. Today is full of unexpected possibilities as you will see in my one-minute video here. I'd like to mention that ...as an Asheville LAND BROKER... this is *exactly* what gets my heart pumping, happily. AND..if you are a Post50 person this could be a place to create a feathered nest in which to enjoy "staying power" where a trip up a gentle incline reveals a parcel just minutes from the cultural delights of downtown ... .  **Asheville NC Land For Sale- Land Brokers Find Nice ACRES ** 
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Three (3) Elements in Successful Real Estate Transactions Asheville 1031 Real Estate Journal   The  Essential Positive Relationship Dynamic What leads to buyer/ seller satisfaction? And is that contentedness skewed by a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market”? Good Questions. And over the years, we have come to see that successful transactions have a common thread- regardless of the market trends.. What works to bring happy results-  the modern “win-win” scenario-  is the professional application of three (3)  key elements. Three (3) Elements in Successful Real Estate Transactions Here at Asheville 1031 Realty, we believe that success in selling/investing in and facilitating real estate transactions involves:  A keen awareness of deadlines and follow-through during the due diligence pe...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
  Asheville “Boomers”  are keeping that REALLY Nice Kitchen in an Intergenerational Community, Downsizing, and smiling. Of course! Asheville is a progressive place. There is a strong voice for sustainable excellence here. You may discover a fondness for locally grown and harvested organic produce and sweet kitchens in small spaces, (see photo) and  living in a way that supports a gentle use of the land and community. As concerned real estate consultants, we are always on the lookout for thoughtful solutions. Aging-in-Place in a Small Space (It’s Poetic!) One idea comes from Andrew and Gabriella Morrison whose blog (and kitchen pictured here)  we are excited about. The couple has a plan for construction technology that is  cost effective, healthy, energy efficient, and age-friendly home ...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville Fun Times and DiscoveryThe MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR - " a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle"  event is   coming to Asheville this month. - The Fair features practical, hands-on demos and workshops:    Renewable energy    Small-scale agriculture                             Gardening    Green building and more  Sundance Solar Power Systems - one of our great eco-friendly connections, is powering the main stage.  (see poster)   SMART!AND another  of our personal favorites-  Cecilia’s Kitchen is offering AWESOME delicious foods from  Crepes – Thin buckwheat pancakes filled with cheese, egg, pesto, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, greens and crème fraîche - to Lasagna – Spinach, Mushrooms and Ricotta stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Veggies-    Moroccan Stew with Grains-...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Black bears around the mountainside in Asheville, N.C. take long naps, then wake up  a little hungry and grumpy this time of year, right?   Yes. Right! You can see new mothers and their wee cubs along the wildlife path next to an organic farm within miles of Asheville's city limits.  I'm sure you don't need me to remind you. . . Do NOT get close or feed them.  Don't hang out taking snapshots when the cubs are playing by the dumpsters. And that’s NO April Fool's joke! Genus Ursus the black bears around this neck ‘o the woods live in close proximity to human beings.It's an opportunity to learn an important lesson in coexistence. And that lesson can be brought home, unexpectedly.   In fact,  while out taking photos of the brilliant green moss I almost stumbled upon this black bear (see ph...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
Asheville 1031 Real Estate TRENDS Journal A growth opportunity for the senior housing industry?   According to Joseph F. Coughlin, the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. AgeLab (http://agelab.mit.edu), the "disruptive demographics of an aging society offers a growth opportunity for the senior housing industry." (March, 2014) And, as we have been consideringhere in Asheville, NC., there are also many promising ways that can  enable older adults to remain in a lifelong home rather than move.(aging-in-Palace). But what are the implications for "boomers" and older adults and real estate professionals who serve this niche? Aging-in-place technologies and the real estate market  Of course, there are any number of  available technologies relevant to a discussion of a...
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By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
WNC Home Garden and Green Living Show, Asheville This weekend is the start of the WNC Home Garden and Green Living Show, held every spring in Asheville at 87 Haywood Road. This year looks like it will be another great show with some of the best and most innovative home improvements and building styles and ideas. Last year the Home and Garden Show combined with the Green Living Show, so it is bigger and better than ever! This event will begin today and run through Sunday at the Asheville Civic Center/U.S. Cellular Center in Downtown Asheville. Doors will open today at 3pm and the show will run until 9pm. Saturday, March 22 you can come from 10am until 7pm. Sunday, March 23 doors will be open from 11am until 5pm. There will be seminars running all day long every day. So browse the booths ...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
    Walk or Wheel- Downtown Asheville Residences Recently a few of our "boomer" clients have been considering the advantages of living in walkable  Downtown Asheville- and condo residence living. Several of our friends have found this a positive move as  Downtown Asheville offers awesome shopping, restaurants- and yes, even a market where one can find organic fruits and veggies.  We will be previewing and sharing photos of Downtown Asheville opportunities that could work well for “aging-in-place” (or aging in sustainable excellence – a D.I.Y PALACE- ) In the meantime, here are a few Downtown Asheville  Lofts and Condos -beautifully restored with accessibility in mind.   3  DOWNTOWN  ASHEVILLE LOFTS & CONDOS- WALKABLE 1.BATTERY PARK ($850-950K range) The luxury condos are right in heart ...
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