Asheville and an Age-Friendly Valentine

Real Estate Broker/Owner with REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK 209970


An Age-Friendly Valentine

Asheville boomer (and beyond) real estate clients seem to be setting an age-friendly trend. So I am sending a Valentine to (*:*) Inspired Elders! Whether updating, downsizing, remodeling for aging-in-place,  innovative and environmentally sensitive construction techniques and products are in   high demand with this savvy group. It makes sense , they tell me, to reduce energy and water consumption and improve residential comfort and safety. Here in Asheville, this group is into- asheville natural light

Natural light not only can reduce energy costs, but can make living spaces more atattractive and enjoyable (see my photo) - and:
Age-friendly Trends

  • Green Remodeling/Building - solar technology,  indoor air quality,  energy efficiency
  •  Daylighting – an array of amazing products and choices
  •  Overcoming Design Challenges –  easy-to-navigate spaces that work regardless of age or physical ability

Aging-in-Place –Love the priorities

Indoor air quality (IAQ) –   removing harmful air-borne elements from indoors- stale air,  toxic pollutants, and possibly radon seeping into a home - can be a serious issue. So it  also makes sense to consider how indoor air quality can be enhanced.

Boomers tell me they appreciate insights on how daylight from above also can work when incorporating universal  design features in “forever homes”  and can provide age-friendly and dollar-saving benefits.


Here is my  Valentine to (*:*) Inspired Elders, Personhood  regardless of age or physical ability

and to ALL of my Boomer Colleagues at AR - xxxooo

Posted by



True Guide to AGING IN PALACE eBooklet Becomes Amazon Best Seller

Your Home for Today and Tomorrow- Smart UP-Fitting
GO HERE - for Tips & Talking Points.
 Home Decorating, New Space Design


Aging in PaLACE eBooklet


"Helpful starting points for talking about and designing
a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."


Asheville NC Real Estate Journal for RESOPURCES & REFERRALS -Mountain Homes and Land Legacies- Asheville 1031 Realty© 2014.  Designations: NAR GREEN®, EcoBroker®, Eco Certified ®Real Estate Consultant, ePRO®. Unauthorized reproduction of any information including photos and graphics on this site is a violation of existing copyright laws.  All rights reserved.

he Necessary Disclaimer! We disclaim liability for damages or losses, direct or indirect that may result from use of or reliance on, information contained in the blog or for accuracy of comments or opinions of visitors to our blogs.



-Tell us what is most important to you-
 Email me  or give a call at: 828-776-0779

LIC #:209970

Comments (3)

Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Happy Valentine ! Not only is natural sunlight helping the "pocketbook" but researchers say that it offers great health benefits of mood improvement & mental health benefits ! Enjoy that natural lighting indoors knowing you are absorbing a safe dose of sunshine !

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Happy Valentines Day janeAnne!  Yes you're right natural light especially in our area is such a blessing to have in our homes as well as when we're outside.  Sunshine is good for the soul........

Feb 13, 2013 11:06 PM
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

Excellent points. Now send this list to the builders in the area and tell the to "get to work!"

Feb 14, 2013 05:13 AM