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Posted on 08/07/2020
How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?
With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I still need to live close to my company’s office building? Do I need a larger home with more office space? Would making a...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 299 W Swift Creek Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
Location. Location. Location. Immaculate, low maintenance 3BR/2BA home located in the popular River Stone Subdivision. Close to Asheville and Hendersonville. Great neighborhood! Home is 3 blocks away from community pool and playground. Split bedroom floorplan with tile in kitchen and baths. Gas vented fireplace. Nice fenced in backyard. NO SHOWINGS UNTIL...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Will McMansions Trend Again??
Big Homes Had Fallen Out of Favor—Then Came the Coronavirus Pandemic Korisbo/Getty Images In recent years, Americans have been less interested in living in those sprawling McMansions in the suburbs, as people of all ages gravitated toward walkable urban neighborhoods. The prevailing wisdom: Who needs all that space, anyway? What does it matter if you have only 400...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971 (See graph below): What does this mean for buyers? This is huge for homebuyers....
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 23 Prestige Point #23, Waynesville, NC 28785
A top of the mountain lot with long range mountain views, paved access, city sewer, shared well, partially excavated and only 7 - 10 minutes from Maggie Valley, Waynesville and Interstate 40. Selling with 1500 sq ft Home Design previously approved by Architectural Committee. 1000 minimum square feet to build. Property located inside city limits of Maggie Valley NC. Water line from shared well, sewer and electric is already ran to lot boundary. Seller is brother of Listing...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Six Home Design Trends on the Rise
Home remodeling and building professionals say these colors, materials and other features are taking off right now Home design and building professionals often renovate more homes in a year than the average homeowner does in a lifetime. And that means pros see in real time the constant ebb and flow of popularity in various colors, materials and other home...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Six Off-the-Beaten-Path Hikes Near Asheville
Find solitude, discover natural wonders and create unique memories on these hikes Asheville is known for its iconic hiking trails and famous natural attractions. While these hikes don’t have the same kind of household-name recognition, they offer a chance to get off the beaten path on trails less traveled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, N.C. Here...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Kitchen Cabinet Update: All New or Refreshed?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 8 Malvern Walk, Asheville, NC 28806
Welcome home to this natural light filled, pristine, contemporary home with long range mountain views! You feel the outside in everywhere! Incredible wrap around side and rear, partly covered deck, shows off the grand mountain views to a load of guests! Feel great about its Energy Star and Green Built NC status leaving less of a carbon footprint and saving you money every day! Open great room with soaring ceilings and warm wood stove. Bamboo flooring throughout and tiled baths. Bright, white kitchen with quartz countertops, island with seating and a complete set of Energy Star appliances. Even includes microwave, washer/dryer and...
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Posted on 05/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 5 Sunset View Road, Asheville, NC 28804
Located on prestigious Town Mountain, this spectacular brick beauty overlooks the city of Asheville. The location is so convenient, you could be downtown in five minutes. The views from the multiple decks are awe inspiring. The Highland Gate subdivision consists of a cluster of custom mountain homes & friendly neighbors making this a perfect primary or seasonal residence. This spacious 3 level home has a brand new chefs kitchen & many other updates. The main level sunken great room has 10 ft ceilings & walls of windows & opens to the kitchen making it a perfect open entertaining area. Lower level with full bath &...
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