About Asheville, N.C.

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Feb 192019
 

About Asheville, North Carolina

    
    
    
  
Breathe Taking Asheville Mountains

Situated in the gorgeous French Broad River valley amid the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains, Asheville’s natural beauty sets the tone for a place you will remember with your heart. Selected by AARP magazine as a top 15 dream town, “one of the best places to reinvent your life,” it offers a little bit of something for everyone.

The quality of life in Asheville is outstanding, with low crime rate, broad employment opportunities, incredible educational opportunities with two universities and many colleges nearby, and diverse housing markets for rental, purchase and retirement.

Will 2019 Be The Year of the Millennial Homebuyer?

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Feb 142019
 

Will 2019 Be The Year of the Millennial Homebuyer?

Millennials have a reputation for shunning homeownership, but that may change this year.

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Homeownership may be easier to accomplish for first-time buyers this year. (Getty Images)

Only 32 percent of millennials owned a home in 2015, according to a 2018 Millennial Homeownership Report from the Urban Institute. However, that might change in 2019.

While interest rates are rising, housing prices are expected to stabilize, offering additional affordable options to first-time homebuyers. Plus, mortgage lenders are experimenting with new ways to check creditworthiness and streamline the application process.

When it comes to whether the climate is favorable to millennials entering the housing market, Leo Loomie, senior vice president of client development for mortgage solutions provider Digital Risk, suggests “there are more tailwinds than headwinds going into 2019.”

However, millennials still like the flexibility of renting, so the reality of a wave of millennial homebuyers in the coming year is no sure thing. While millennials may be able to get mortgages in the coming year, the appeal of being able to move at will may win out over the prospect of homeownership.

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home to Start Now

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Feb 072019
 

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home to Start Now

Don’t wait until the ball drops to start on these projects.

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How to Guard Against 9 Winter Home Hazards

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Jan 312019
 

How to Guard Against 9 Winter Home Hazards

Take care of these maintenance issues before they cause damage or endanger your family and friends.

Whether you expect to cross-country ski to work in the first few months of the year or you live in a milder climate, recent years have shown that winter storms can happen almost anywhere, and the colder months can cause many problems at home.

Heading into winter, be sure your home has been appropriately maintained to function throughout the season – from your heating system to properly weather-stripped windows and doors. And keep a keen eye out for problems such as a damaged roof, slippery porch or potential fire hazard.

As you survey your house for potential issues, take precautions to avoid injury. When in doubt, call a professional to assess your home.

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5 Temporary Fixes When You Need a Major Winter Home Repair

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Jan 242019
 

5 Temporary Fixes When You Need a Major Winter Home Repair

Avoid a bigger disaster when faced with freezing pipes, a broken window, power outage or roof leak.

Broken window glass with a winter scenery outside. Ruined historic building with a shattered window.

There’s no such thing as a convenient time for something to break in your home. But winter is particularly risky because the loss of heat in your home or water damage can quickly escalate, which is why it’s important to act fast to avoid further harm to your house and a hefty price tag to fix it.

Depending on the amount of damage to your home and the type of repair needed, you may choose to pay for a professional repair out of pocket or file a homeowners insurance claim. But before you’re able to schedule a fix, you need to make sure the damage doesn’t get worse.

Here’s how you can make a temporary fix when you need a major repair

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