As we continue our journey to favorite places in Asheville, NC, we are quickly compelled to call attention to the Blue Ridge Parkway...
How many people in the world get to experience such glory on their way to work? Ahhhh... the life of an Ashevillian.
Every year, since the Parkway’s beginning in 1946, it attracts more visitors than any other area in the National Park Service system. And have you been to the new Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center? This building is an environmental masterpiece. It was built using materials from local vendors. It has a Green roof--the plants improve the air and provide natural insulation for the building. It’s thick Trombe walls and the overhang on the outside of the building are strategically designed to minimize the heat. And for cold days, It has an energy saving radiant floor--tubes of water underneath release warmth that emanates upward. (Oh I want one...no more cold feet in winter!)
So, Asheville leads the way, again. This is one ambitiously GREEN city. (Check out GO--Asheville's green community based development organization.) Asheville is serious about planning for her future!
So that's why, if you are a wise investor, you should consider investment opportunities in Asheville! Asheville is a smart city, as well as amazingly beautiful. If you would like to know about homes for sale near the Blue Ridge Parkway or real estate investment opportunities near the Blue Ridge Parkway, including foreclosures in Asheville and Buncombe county--please let me know.
Home Buyer’s Tips:
I’ve decided to add some helpful info for buying your first home or second or third... Here’s the first home-buyer's tip:
As a home buyer in NC, you need to be aware that the typical real estate agent works for the seller. For instance let’s say that you see a house you like on a website, like realtor.com, and you call the agent associated with that house. That agent is working for the seller and is obligated to try to get the highest price for his client... which would mean informing his client of any info about a buyer that will help him get a higher price. So, you would not want to tell that agent about your motives or eagerness. And be aware that, in general, real estate agents are trying to sell any of the homes listed in the MLS... whether it is their own listing or another agent's listing.
You can protect your interests by having an agent represent you as a Buyer’s agent--this legally obligates the agent’s loyalty to you and commitment to get you the lowest price for a property. And the great news is that the seller will pay for your buyer’s agent! More about that next time....