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 The Princeton Review recently released its 2008 survey of Best Value in Public Colleges with the University of North Carolina Asheville(UNCA) being rated as number three in the country out of 650 colleges and universities. Two Best Values lists are presented, one for Public Colleges and the othe...
Finishing up our mini tour of Haywood Street, the east side of Haywood has two art galleries, The Aerial Gallery and a branch of the  Fine Arts League of Asheville although their main office is a block over on Rankin Ave.  The eclectic mix of stores, shops, and eateries also includes the Beirgard...
I thought I would start my tour of downtown Asheville on the street I first used when entering Downtown Asheville and that would be Haywood Street. The first thing I saw that comes into view is the Basilica of St. Lawrence a building with great architecture and a rich history.  Right across the w...
I have an out of town couple who are thinking about buying as much acreage as they can and putting a simple green home up with a small footprint. They will be stewards for the property as long as they live there and are considering utilizing a conservation easement to preserve the property in per...
The condo market in downtown Asheville right now is in high demand with 4 closings and 18 units pending in the past 4 months. Depending on the location of the building and its amenities the current price ranges from $200 - $300 a square foot . Here are some units and their prices as of April 20th...
The single most important driving force in the Asheville, North Carolina Market today is this: How many minutes from downtown Asheville do you want to live? The answer to this question usually influences many other decisions that buyers will make about purchasing a home or land since proximity to...
 I am currently involved in working with an investor who is looking to develop some property close to Asheville, North Carolina. The property can range anywhere from 3 -30 acres with frontage on a major highway, three quarters a mile away from Interstate 40, and a half mile away from the Blue Rid...
 This May 11th -13th will be the semi-annual LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) Festival in Black Mountain. This event blends art, music and dance with a multi-cultural flavor that makes it one of the most popular festivals in the Asheville area. There is also a strong focus on engaging youth in the ...
 One of my recent closings had an unusual twist right at the end. I should have suspected that this deal would take some twists and turns when our home inspector found a code violation that was three owners old (but that's for another blog). Anyway, the seller of this Asheville multi-family prope...

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