Buyers… did you know….

that in North Carolina there may be tax exclusions that apply to you? The State has three different exclusions for: elderly or disabled disabled veteran circuit break property tax deferment There are specific requirements related to disability, age, income, depending on the applicable exclusion. If you’re considering purchasing property this could be important information for you to be aware of when…

Inventory is shrinking…thinking of selling?

It’s been an active beginning to 2017 (even though we’re now almost half way through the year) with sales in the Spring Creek area, at least more than typical in my experience.  If you’re thinking about selling your home or some land, now is the time to get it listed.  Buyers are exploring the area, and looking at properties so…

Owing a vacation rental in the mountains

  Have you thought about investing in a home to use as a vacation rental, or buying land to build a vacation rental?  It can be a business that offsets some of your annual expenses, i.e. taxes, insurance, and may be self-sustaining.  What I mean by self-sustaining is that you may earn enough revenue to cover the cost of operating expense…

Building a home in the mountains?

Maybe you have a dream of living in the mountains, maybe it’s your ultimate retirement destination.  That dream may include building your “dream home”.  While you may have a mental or even written image of what that home would look like, I want to share a few practical considerations with you. So, let’s say that the “dream home” is the…

Get off the merry-go-round

A few days ago I was standing outside a home that I have listed for sale, with a showing broker.  She and I were talking about real estate in her area nearer to Asheville,  and mine… more removed from the city.  I boasted how great it is to live, and work in the mountains…further away from the city. During our…

“Don’t let any grass grow under your feet”…

Well, those of us living here are about ready for the grass to start growing again. However, as the saying goes… Don’t let any grass grow under your feet”, there’s a lot of activity in the real estate industry right now, and you might miss out on a property that appeals to you.    If you’ve been attracted to any…

Let’s talk weather!

A few weeks ago I was on a jet bridge preparing to board a plane in Atlanta bound for Asheville. I listened to a couple women talking about the weather in Asheville. One of them mentioned that she was from Ohio and would “take an Asheville winter” over Ohio any time. The other party to the conversation agreed with her.…

Military veterans… they like the mountains in North Carolina, but why?

I encounter clients with diverse backgrounds, and current lifestyles.  I believe that the mountains attract certain types of individuals, and are not as appealing to others except for maybe a vacation.  In my previous post I discussed “location, location, location“, and that still has some consideration in the topic of this post. In my experience interacting with veterans they may…

Three most popular words in real estate?

  You’ve probably heard these words more than once if you’ve been involved in a conversation about real estate… “location, location, location“.  There’s no doubt that location is an important consideration when evaluating a home or land.  It may be at the top of a buyers list more often than not.  But, isn’t there more to it than simply, the words……

Want to look for a home or land in the mountains? It takes preparation…

prior to meeting with you. I remember “in the old days”, as a little girl I would sometimes accompany my father (who was a broker in upstate NY) to show homes.  To reveal my age some….this would have been in the 1970’s! Guess what… there was no such thing as a computer in those days.  My dad had a black…