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On our annual Fall Leaves photo shoot we strolled into mature hard woods at Three Creeks Preserve. (This is a local eco community within about 40 minutes of Asheville and only 10 minutes from Lake Lure, NC.) Following the colors, we traversed a foot bridge then connected with a trail that winds from the eco community at Three Creeks out into almost 300 acres of diverse terrain. What a canvas! As we continued on we climbed to the panorama of red, gold and purple and the mountain overlook. (Photo of Autumn in the Greater Asheville, NC Area. It is So (2 comments)
Baby Boomer and Nature Lover? Turn your 1031 into Eco-Friendly Creative Retirement Living- Part 2. - 10/25/08 10:31 AM
Looking for Creative Retirement? Are you a "Baby Boomer" and Nature Lover? If you are "at one" with nature- the woods, the hills, the shades of leaves of Autumn, the waterfalls-now could be just the right time to RELAX and turn your 1031 into Eco-Friendly living. Boomer/Retirement "NORTH CAROLINA has proven to be one of the top five retirement states in the nation over the past 30 years and, despite a blip in the housing market, will continue to be attractive to boomers, empty-nesters and retirees" says Dan Owens, Publisher of RETIREMENT LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE . "In survey after survey, North Carolina (4 comments)
Baby Boomer and Nature Lover? Turn your 1031 into Eco-Friendly Creative Retirement Living- Asheville NC's Hickory Nut Forest. - 10/20/08 01:06 PM
Looking for Creative Retirement? Baby Boomer and Nature Lover? If you are "at one" with nature- the woods, the hills, the shades of leaves of Autumn, the waterfalls- now could be just the right time to RELAX and turn your 1031 into Eco-Friendly living in Asheville, NC. Just this week we were out on our annual Fall Leaves photo shoot . We meandered up the paved drive (see photo ) and into the woods. The sound of Hickory Nut Creek and distant waterfalls kept us company. Rustling leaves and songbirds chimed in. And then the music of the wind played in (1 comments)
Real Estate Market Housing Predictors 2009 Buyers' Market. Part II - 10/14/08 10:15 AM
2009 real estate buyers' market housing trends and predictors are front and center as we head down "Possibility Road". In Part 1 I talked about a plausible plan of action given the current situation is to focus on what we do know...and, in particular, what we know about Buyers in the 2009 Buyers' Market; that 1) 80+% of Buyers begin their search online, that 2)they seek information about property buying and investment issues, mortgages and listings, that 3) they are very interested in Trends, and most especially that 4) more and more, as they head down "possibility road" they want to have (3 comments)
Real Estate Market Housing Predictors 2009 Buyers' Market. Part I - 10/13/08 10:15 AM
Real estate 2009 Buyers' Market housing trends and predictors are front and center. Whether you live, as I do, in beautiful Asheville, N.C. or Anywhere, USA,difficult days in the housing market can affect your mood in an unpleasant way. So I've been looking for a bright spot in the woods? (see photo from my own back yard). Questions are: 1): Can appreciation happen in the housing market, when some economists expect a further drop of 10% to 20% in housing prices nationally over the next year? 2) How much is the Economic Recovery Package going to cost the average taxpayer/buyer/seller of (1 comments)
Is THIS The Moment to Buy Green Real Estate in Asheville? What's in Your Eco-Savvy 1031 Tool Box? - 10/08/08 03:46 PM
Is it time to start buying real estate in the much sought-after Greater Asheville, N.C. area ? Are you looking at 1031 Plan and thinking that a slow-down in the real estate market means watch out? Wrong! For our eco-savvy clients, seems to me there's a river of pure potential just beyond the brambles (see photo) and an exciting ride to "green" investing with lots of GREEN in sight. It's all about sailing with your 1031 Toolbox in tow. Those tools: 1) Intuition-You have to be able to intuit where the basement is in a local market, 2) Timing- you have (6 comments)
Asheville 1031s, Baby Boomers, and Living Green - 10/05/08 02:38 PM
Living "Green" seems to be about the positive momentum for Baby Boomers with 1031s . I asked one of my 1031 Baby Boomer clients, who is a Big Fan of sustainable develpoment, what "living green" given the current economic climate meant to him. He smiled. A 1031 investor who drives a car powered by biodiesel, (see photo) he has been into low-impact living for some time. In fact, over the years, he has built up his 1031 investment nest egg in conservation real estate. Still smiling, he confided that it means many things. Given the economic situation as of October, 2008, his (9 comments)
Energy Star Helps You Perform Your Own Energy Audit - 10/03/08 02:53 PM
An EcoBroker and member of the Eco-All-Stars Group at Active Rain shares this good information on a FREE energy audit tool. Via Frances Sanderson: With all of the talk about having an Energy Rating done on your home to determine its energy efficiency, and to increase its marketability if you are selling, it's nice to know there is a no cost alternative to having a professional come in. If you can't afford a Professional Energy Rater, you can print out the result of this rating quiz, if you will, and have it available for prospective Buyers. If nothing else, it can be quite (1 comments)
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