asheville real estate: Asheville Eco-Drama: How Would You Create an Eco- Village on 52 acres? - 02/18/08 04:41 AM

My last two blogs were about a seller of 52 acreshere in the Asheville real estate trying to sustainably develop his property without having to sell to a buyer who wants to do a traditional development of singe family homes with 4 homes on an acre lot. Bill, the owner has created several different options of how the land might be used as a green development, but as I indicated my boss Janeanne and I did present him with one other option and that was to create an Eco-Village or Conservation Subdivision on his property. Bill has studied these type of development concepts … (13 comments)

asheville real estate: Asheville Eco-Drama Part II – How many ways can you divide 52 Acres? - 02/13/08 11:39 AM
The first part of this blog  began with my finding some very beautiful property in the Asheville, North Carolina real estate market for clients who are looking to build a green, dog friendly community. The owner, Bill, very much wants a conservation subdivision on it,  but has  serious cash flow problems and is facing having to sell to traditional developers who will build homes on quarter acre lots. To make matters worse, Bill and his wife, their children and families all live on property adjoining the land that is for sale, so their view-shed and neighborhood will be directly affected by any … (11 comments)

asheville real estate: Asheville Eco Drama Part I - 02/12/08 07:17 AM

It all started out innocently enough. I had some clients that were looking to build  a green conservation development that would also be very dog friendly. These buyers were interested in obtaining a piece of property of at least 20+ acres fairly close to downtown Asheville owned by a seller willing to do some owner financing.  
I found a very nice 29+ acres in the town of Weaverville located only 15 minutes from downtown that bordered an existing 52 acre, 50 lot green subdivision, meaning all homes there would be built to Healthy Built Home standards( not crazy about the density … (3 comments)

asheville real estate: 100th Green Home Certified in Asheville Region - 12/28/07 08:03 AM

While home sales keep slumping nationwide, the Asheville real estate market keeps creating homes that can save money for homeowners and are environmentally friendly. The 100th N.C. HealthyBuilt home in Western North Carolina was recently completed in Black Mountain.  Homes earn the certification by fulfilling a long checklist of details that include raising energy efficiency and using recycled materials while cutting down on waste and damage to the environment.. HealthyBuilt homes in the region priced from $150,000 to $1,000,000 and tend to stay on the market a much shorter time than traditional residences.  
While the NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program  covers the entire state, … (0 comments)


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