asheville real estate: Asheville Downtown Real Estate Sales - 08/26/08 07:56 AM


asheville real estate: Asheville Downtown Development, Asheville Real Estate - 08/22/08 02:38 AM
 Asheville Real Estate, Asheville Downtown
Eagle-Market Street Redevelopment site:  Eagle Market Renaissance, LLC, proposes a 10-story building with 46 for-sale residential units over 3,600 square feet of retail space and 27 on-site parking spaces.
Haywood at Civic Center Redevelopment site:  McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc., proposes a 10-story building with a 140-room upscale hotel and a 2-story building with 13,500 square feet of street level retail with potential office space above and an integrated 350-space parking deck.
OverviewThe City of Asheville is currently pursuing redevelopment of city-owned properties to advance Council's and the community's strategic goals for Asheville.   The City expects to … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Asheville Real Estate Update - 08/21/08 01:30 PM
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What's the market like in the Asheville area?  If it's priced right and marketed well, it will sell!  There is however abundant inventory out there to compete for Buyers' attention.  Use a Realtor and get it sold!
As of August 13th, looking back 6months:
Closed sales $200,000 to $249,999 = 110
Closed sales $250,000 to $299,999 = 91
Closed sales $500,000 to $749,000 = 26
Closed sales $750,000 to $999,999 = 12
Buncombe County Active listings as of August 13th:
Active $200,000 to $249,000 = 383  (20months of inventory)
Active $250,000 to $299,999 = 365  (20+months … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Building Value through Analogies - 08/20/08 05:56 AM
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One way to make your point to potential clients about the value of REALTORS is through the use of analogies.  Comparative analogy creates a picture and story to demonstate a difference between options.
Mr. Client, who is likely to catch more fish at the end of one day?  You fishing with a single line, or me fishing with a net?  Thus, who is going to be more effective in capturing the interest of potential buyers in the real estate market?
Mr. Client, who could build a deck more efficiently?  A person working with the proper tools who has experience … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Positive Powers for Brokers - 08/12/08 02:38 AM
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Clients are much more likely to connect with Brokers who project positive energies, someone who is upbeat and respectful--SMILE.  A postive attitude projected is more likely to receive a like-kind response from others.  Remain confident in your ability to serve others and listen carefully to the expression of their needs/desires to help demonstrate your sincere concern and care.
Five Positive Powers:
1.  Power of a maintaining a positive attitude to overcome obstacles.
2.  Power of projecting positive energy, through confidence and passion.
3.  Develop and maintain positive relationships in business and life.
4.  … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Market Truths and Connections - 08/09/08 01:15 AM

There will always be buyers and sellers in the market who need assistance with real estate services.  People will continue to move cross country, change jobs, retire, divorce, marry, have families, etc.  These changes in lifestyle arrangements will require a residential ownership shift, which a real estate professional will have an opportunity to assist.  Put yourself in front of opportunites to meet people and be remembered for your smiling face, winning personality, and professionalism.  Hand out business cards and offer to be a source of information.  Connect with people and make friends, be social.  Build your market knowledge and professional … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Making your own luck - 08/08/08 12:10 AM

How much does luck play into success?  Luck is a byproduct of personal initiative and perserverence.  Fortune will smile on those who attempt challenges and those who are not afraid of some rejection and failure on their way to success.  Of course your probabilities for gaining a prospect as a client depend on your skills, knowledge, confidence, and ability to relate to the potential client.  Though, your persistence in pursuit of leads can win out over a competitor's talent.  Make your own luck by taking the initiative and never giving up.  Mind your business by consistently projecting yourself into opportunity.  … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Win-Win Connecting with Clients - 08/07/08 08:05 AM

What are you doing to demonstrate concern for your client's interests?  I try to connect with clients by asking questions to understand their motives and lifestyle, since ultimately these will play into their choice of property to purchase.  Listen, listen, listen to what they say and observe how they say it.  Tuning-in to understand the totality of communication is really a skill, since it requires you to focus de-emphasize other outward distractions and personal thoughts.  The greatest compliment is "Wow, you really listen and ask good questions".  How else can a Realtor produce results for a client?  Comprehending what the … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Ten Great Neighborhoods in Asheville - 08/07/08 03:39 AM
1. Montford - Classic early 1900 homes with several Bed&Breakfast Inns in the larger homes. 
2. Grove Park - Many homes surround the Grove Park Inn and Country Club 
3. Kenilworth - Very close to downtown and affordable, starting around $200,000 
4. Downtown - Condos, Condos, Condos, Restaurants and entertainment 
5. Royal Pines - South Asheville's established neighborhood of homes at great value. 
6. Oak Forest - Very near the Roberson district schools of Glen Arden, Valley Springs, and TC Roberson.
7. Lakeview Park - Including the North Merrimon Avenue areas of Beaver Lake and Asheville C.C. 
8. Oakley - Convenient … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Eight Reasons to Love Asheville Downtown - 08/07/08 03:32 AM
1. Salsa's - Caribbean fusion cuisine at Pack Square/Patton Avenue. Inspired preparations of flavorful ingredients at a great value. 2. Architecture - Lots of Art-Deco, also look for finishing touches of gargoyles and copper roofing on various buildings. Also nice to see some old-school cobblestone (Wall Street) and brick streets (Market Street). 3. Jack of the Wood, Asheville Brewing Company and Barleys - Quality locally brewed beverages and entertainment. 4. Frog Bar at the Haywood Park Hotel - At the corner of Haywood and Battery Park Avenue, great for people watching. 5. Fine Arts Theater - Nice place for films … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Listing to sell for best net return - 07/31/08 03:51 PM

Why would someone exclusively shop properties for sale by owner? To get a bargain, to pay less than market price. Thus, by listing a property for sale with an agent, a seller should net an amount equal to or greater than selling on their own with a lot less work to complete the transaction. Listing with a real estate agent buys the seller the advantage of third-party negotiating, extensive marketing resources, agent advice/expertise, the power of the MLS database, and opportunities to reach the best qualified buyers in the real estate market through the cooperation of brokers in selling properties. … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Primary Residence Exemption $250,000/$500,000 - 07/31/08 03:36 PM
Under the primary residence exemption, you can exclude the entire gain on the sale of your main home up to $250,000 individual or $500,000 married couple filing a joint return. To be entitled to the exclusion, you must have owned the home for at least two of the last five years and lived in the home as your primary residence for at least two of the last five years. There are special exceptions to the Two-year Requirements for changes in employment, health and unforeseen circumstances.

asheville real estate: High Quality Values - 07/31/08 03:13 PM

From the Wisdom of Mills Lane: Make no excuses! Strive to be honest. Cherish your fellow human beings. Never be afraid to say what you think. Get it done, step-by-step, do it! High Values for achievement: Perserverence, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, Excitement. Push yourself outside your comfort zone to grow. Push through the wall of self-limiting beliefs and learn from the experience. Life is adventure or nothing! Be active! Take charge of your life. Take an active role in the world around you and enjoy the power of living.

asheville real estate: The Right Spirit - 07/31/08 02:50 PM
Living with the right spirit in mind and heart can be the full sail that will carry you across the wide seas. Galatians 5:22-26 The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith. If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. St Luke 6:31 As you would have that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise. St Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Romans 14:8-9 Owe no man anything, but … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Service Action - 07/31/08 02:29 PM
Service of another is a great calling, demonstrates your love toward humanity and is a wise use of time. Ephesians 4:25-32 Put away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, sin not: Let not the sun go down on your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth. Let all bitterness and wrath, anger, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another. Proverbs 16:8 Better is … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Power of Faith - 07/31/08 02:21 PM
ST MATTHEW 7:7-8 Ask and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Thus, your continuous efforts to overcome limitations and obstacles will reveal a path to success in life and business.  Put faith in your own efforts to move ahead and improve.

asheville real estate: Qualified Intermediary Safe Harbor - 07/31/08 02:01 PM
Actual or constructive receipt of exchange proceeds is not allowed. Use of a Qualified Intermediary serves as a Safe Harbor: This party prevents constructive receipt of sale proceeds by the exchanger. The Qualified Intermediary receives the proceeds from the relinquished property sale then makes the purchase of exchange property on behalf of the exchanger. The Safe Harbor is a legal presumption of no actual or constructive receipt of exchange proceeds by the exchanger.

asheville real estate: IRC Section 1031 - 07/31/08 01:56 PM
If conditions for the tax-deferred exchange are met, then the gain from the sale of property relinquished will not be recognized, indefinitely deferring the payment of capial gains and recapture of depreciation taxes. There is no limit to the number of 1031 exchanges that may be made in succession by an exchanger. IRC 1031 - No gain or loss shall be recognized if property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment is exchanged solely for property of like-kind.

asheville real estate: "Buy to Hold" qualifies as an exchange - 07/31/08 01:51 PM
1031 Tax-deferred Exchange requires the intent to exchange properties for "long-term" benefits of income production and appreciation: Intent at the time of the exchange controls. "Buy to Sell" Dealer transactions do not qualify for 1031 tax-deferral. A pattern of regular, frequent, and continuous sales indicates non-qualifying "Dealer" status. Properties held for less than two years appear more like Dealer property acquired for resale.

asheville real estate: 1031 Tax-deferred Exchange - 07/31/08 11:58 AM
IRC Section 1031: No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment if such property is exchanged solely for property of like kind which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment. Exchange Requirements: 1. The properties exchange must be for business use or held for investment. 2. Taxpayer must not get actual or constructive receipt of proceeds. 3. Use of a Qualified Intermediary qualifies the exchange for Safe Harbor Protection. 4. 45 Day Identification and 180 Day … (2 comments)


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