Cabin Culture in Asheville and Western North Carolina

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Cabin culture is deeply ingrained in Americana, and even more finely so in Appalachia. Thousands of cabins are sprinkled across the Carolinas alone, in every county, on almost every lake, river, stream, and hillside. They vary from rustic ship-lap chalets to impressive log estates, a-frames with 360-degree porches and cabins with mother-in-law suites. Some were … Read more

3 WNC Trails To Try in 2021

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If your new years resolution includes exploring some new trails in WNC, I’ve got a couple you’ve got to check out. All 3 of these WNC trails are a short trip from Asheville. The 3 trails highlighted here are my favorite because they are classic Appalachia, in my opinion. And if you can’t get enough … Read more

3 Easy Housing Upgrades

There are several things that you can do to prep your house for sale without having to do a major renovation. Tackling small projects around the house that you normally skip in your cleaning process are easy “wins” when it comes to getting your house ready for sale. Although it is definitely a seller’s market in … Read more

Live Close to Trails in Western North Carolina in these 4 Areas

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One of the main reasons I moved to Asheville was to live close to trails. The ability to live so close to trails that I can explore a new one each week is one of the reasons why I think Asheville is the best place to live. Hardly a week goes by where you won’t … Read more

5 Reasons Why People are Relocating from California to Asheville

Asheville remains a popular destination for people relocating out of California, at least according to the US Census. Each year, California ranks among the top sources of transplants in Asheville, together with Charlotte, NC, Florida, and the North East. As I’ve mentioned before, COVID hasn’t dramatically changed this, at least not yet. In fact, it … Read more

Want to Buy a Home in 2021? Here are 4 things you should do now

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With record low interest rates, it is cheaper than ever to borrow money to buy a home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in 2021, here are 4 things you can do now to be prepared. Chip away at your debt load This time of year it’s super easy to put things on our … Read more

Relocating from Florida to Asheville? Here’s 3 things you should know

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I get it! Florida is an amazing State with so much to offer in terms of recreation, jobs, and real estate. I began my real estate career in Florida – so I know first-hand. Moreover, I grew up and went to school there. I know how hot, humid, and monotonous Florida can be. If you’re … Read more

Asheville Area Schools

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As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I am a huge proponent of education and believe knowledge is the great equalizer. I know how important education is to you and for your kids. The Asheville area offers a variety of public, private, and charter schools with unique curricula, programs, and focuses for students. Schools for your kids Asheville … Read more

The Great Migration: Relocation to Asheville

Asheville, NC  |  By now it’s certain – 2020 has been wrought with massive change. This change has reshaped buyer’s plans, motives, and needs.   Perhaps most notably, we’ve observed that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating timelines and causing buyers to focus on health, wellness, and the outdoors in their home searches.   A significant … Read more