Sunday, April 30, 2006
Asheville Real Estate News
TRENDS in the Greater Asheville,N.C Real Estate Investment Market
The Greater Asheville Area enjoys an energetic position in the real estate investment market.
Our clients have a vested interest in maintaining quality of life in the mountains and valleys, coves and countrysides of Western North Carolina. This contributes to the strong Asheville real estate market. as demonstrated by the increasing demand for value-added, sustainable properties such as NC HealthyBuilt ® Homes . In fact, and this is important to potential investors, more and more buyers are choosing "green" communities. They appear to be looking at ECO-developments and private land trusts not only for their economic investment potential, but for their value in terms of social and natural capital.
We recently did a market analysis of the coastal Florida seller's market. Sales have yet to regain momentum there with days of inventory reaching 1, 339 average for lots and land. Days of inventory for single family residences: average 670+. Also it appears that there is a trend toward the buyer's market in Delaware and VA. This is supported by our investors’ turnover rates. Asheville area trends are energetic on both sides.
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Asheville real estate HOT TRENDS
& 2-DOs in the Home Improvement "Pastime"
Home Improvement Guide 2006 - Remodeling and improving our homes has become a national pastime. This guide takes you through it step by step.
Top 10 Mistakes of DIYers - Knowing what you can do and what you can't tops the list of the biggest and most common mistakes weekend warriors make on home projects.
Trends in Home Improvement - New studies show landscaping and more elaborate kitchens top the home improvement want-list as Americans spend more and more to remodel their homes.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
asheville real estate
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Horse people have much to contribute to the preservation of sustainable rural communities and are a caring influence in smart growth initiatives, where rapidly developing communities must recognize the value of maintaining natural corridors that serve the needs of a wide range of interests. That is why Asheville 1031, The ECO-STEWARD is happy to work with many fine equestrians in the asheville area real estate market.
Mountin’ Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center Mountin' Hopes is a therapeutic horseback riding center located in near Asheville, N.C> that provides children and adults with special both riding and care of the horse, so a relationship can develop between the person and the animal as guided by the principles of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). The ECO-STEWARD Real Estate Firm’s senior consultant, Arlene Brown is on the Board at Mountin’ Hopes.
Land-of-Sky Regional Council Fosters desirable social, economic, cultural and ecological conditions in the Greater Asheville, N.C. area.
The North Carolina Division of Water Quality in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the agency responsible for statewide regulatory programs in groundwater and surface water protection. DWQ's mission is to preserve, protect and enhance North Carolina's water and groundwater resources through quality monitoring programs, efficient permitting, responsible management, fair and effective enforcement.
Discover Your Ecological Address You know what street you live on and what town you live in, but do you know where you live ecologically? Your ecological address can tell you much about your place in the world.
North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works with the state's citizens to protect and improve outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina for the health and benefit of all.
The Clean Air Community TrustProvides activities, events and education that can inspire individuals and communities to make wise choices that lead to air quality improvement.
AIR QUALITY IN THE ASHEVILLE AREA RIGHT NOW - COLD MOUNTAIN (near Asheville) LIVE - The North Carolina Division of Air Quality and the Forest Service perform real-time monitoring. The available data from the ozone, visibility, and fine particle monitoring is available to you. The results will help us determine if current air pollution exposures are causing an adverse impact
COMPARE INTEREST RATES
Asheville Area Home Sales STATS
RENT vs BUY CALCULATOR
HOME AFFORDABILITY CALCULATOR
ASHEVILLE AREA INFORMATION Asheville Chamber of Commerce - www.asheville.com
WLOS - Local News and Weather
Buncombe County, NC
The Ultimate Guide To Asheville"Best selling guidebook to Asheville & Hendersonville"by Lee James Pantas
North Carolina State Home Page
North Carolina Dept. of Revenue (Tax Information)
North Carolina Travel GuideThe School Report ExpressSchool reports for all areas and districts
North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development
North Carolina Arts Council
VA Medical Center in Asheville(828) 298-7911
The Biltmore Estate & Winery
The Bele Chere Festival in Asheville
Chimney Rock Park
The Cherokee Indian Reservationwww.cherokee-nc.comwnc.com/cherokee/index.html
Brevard Music Center
Western North Carolina Bed & Breakfast
Western Carolina Guide of Events
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Western North Carolina Tourist Destinations
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Asheville, NC real estate board is on top of the trends!
The Asheville Board of REALTORS®
has created a first of it's kind educational program…
the Asheville Board of REALTORS® CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
ECO - Environmental Consultant
The Asheville Board of REALTORS® has created a Certification Program for environmentally conscious REALTORS®. It will allow REALTORS® to obtain an ECO Certification. ECO stands for Environmental Consultant. REALTORS® who obtain the ECO certification undergo a significant training program (36 credit hours) in order to better prepare themselves to consult with their clients on environmental issues affecting their real estate transactions.
Our own janeAnne is a charter member of the ECO Task Force who created this opportunity and is one of only nine people nationally who hold the ECO designation.
The ECO Real Estate Consultant can offer certain features to clients that benefit the client and the community.
Here is a short list:
BENEFIT: Energy and environmental information and tools that can provide additional positive impetus for smooth and healthy transactions.
STUDIED KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS of land, land trusts, preservation, stewardship, green home programs like Energy Star Qualified Homes, energy-efficiency, and sustainable design.
BENEFIT: Real Estate professional is abreast of the newest topics in real estate on the cutting edge of interest for clients.
WEALTH OF RESOURCES
BENEFIT: ECO Real Estate professionals offer practical tools/resources to help sort through issues such as mold, radon, and poor indoor air quality, and offer clients references/resources who can provide real solutions to real challenges we all meet.
ECO SYSTEMS FOCUS
BENEFIT: A client base of ECO-minded consumer folks is unique. Most communicate intelligently and with dedication and appreciate the efforts of their REALTOR® to service the environmentally-friendly market. The ECO Real Estate professional who knows about and is interested in the value of energy efficiency, environmental technologies, reduced liabilities, and sustainable design in real estate has the opportunity to establish a genuine dialogue with clients and this has long-range benefits for all concerned.