Author: REALTY 828

Happy Independence Day!

Please remember, Not all animals like the sound of fireworks. Statistics show more animals get lost of the 4th of July than any other holiday. Please make sure your animal collars are on and the contact information is correct on

Dealing With Kids’ Stuff Who’ve Left The Nest

Kid clutter may be one of the easiest category of excess stuff in your home to deal with, at least in my opinion. When kids no longer share your space the stuff they leave behind is just clutter for you.

Quick Asheville Market Snapshot

This spring the inventory is very low. There MLS system is currently showing less than 1200 homes for sale in Buncombe County. According to Realtor.com the median listing price is $359,000. The price per square foot is $206 and the

Getting An Appraisal To Sell Estate Jewelry

Most people like things that are shiny and new — including cars, phones and jewelry. No matter how practical you claim to be, you may have a secret desire to buy diamonds, gold and other eye-catching precious gems. You can

How To Liquidate An Estate, From Knickknacks To Furniture

When faced with a task you’ve never had to tackle before, it’s often best not to procrastinate because it’s likely going to take longer than you anticipate. A death in the family hits like a ton of bricks. And before

Online Auction Estate Sales Makes It Easier For Everyone

Sure, the digital age causes some issues for most of us once in a while. The pessimists among us might even claim that technology has done more harm than good. Others, though, have grown to rely on the internet for

How To Let It Go Without Having A Meltdown

Clearing out a friend or family’s belongings can be a true act of love, often harder than wading through your own personal pile — although neither task is easy. Most  of us experience a flood of emotions when confronted with

Yard Sale Or Estate Sale?

You probably know what a yard sale (or garage sale) is. Maybe you see them all the time, either advertised in the paper or while driving by. The desired result is to purge your household of clutter and pick up

New Trends From NAHB and KBIS Show

REALTY 828 attended the National Association of Home Builders show (NAHB) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show(KBIS) in Orlando, Florida on January 9-11. This show had over 1500 exhibitors in the home building and design industry and over 600

Why Putting Your Parents’ Things Into A Storage Unit Is A Bad Idea

It’s human nature to want to take the easiest way out. And who would blame you? Easy is just so much more convenient! In many cases, the easy way is also the most efficient. Unfortunately, with an estate clean-out, the

Fall Foliage Prediction Map

The 2017 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the

Downsizing and Estate Sales

TRUST AND ETHICS Are you or your parents not sure how to handle upcoming changes in your living situations? You aren’t alone. If you’re a baby boomer — an adult born between 1946 and 1964 — you may find yourself

Happy 828 Day Giveaway

To celebrate 828 day(August 28) we are giving away a RING Video Doorbell (Valued at $200). A simple monitoring system that works with a phone app to let you know who is at your door, even when you are not

East Asheville Is The New Place To Be

East Asheville is quickly becoming the new cool place to be. A ton of other communities such as West Asheville and Kenilworth have sold so many in-fill lots that traffic is a nightmare and the prices are so high that

Is Staging a Home of Value in a Hot Market?

Miller Shire, SpaceScapes Staging and Design It’s no secret that the Asheville market favors the seller now. Prices are up and inventory is down. It only makes sense that some sellers are wondering if it’s necessary to stage your home

May Is Selling Season!

The month of May in Asheville is prime time selling season for homes. The blooms are out, the weather is great and everyone wants to find a home in Asheville and the surrounding areas. In Buncombe county the amount of

Asheville Dog Parks are a Dog-Gone Good Time

Spring is a great time to get the dogs out to socialize with their friends off leash. There are some great parks for the dogs to play. The Azalea Dog Park in East Asheville is located just past the soccer fields

Food Truck Season Returns

With Spring on the way, it’s a great time to get out local for lunch. Food truck season is back in swing offering a full bouquet of flavors all over the city. A great one-stop shop is Asheville Food Park

New Trends In Home Design for 2017

To stay up to date on current trends in the building industry, REALTY 828 attended the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, FL on January 10-12. In the show’s past, automation of

Tax Tips For Sellers

Whether you’re expanding or downsizing and plan to sell your home this year, you may be able to avoid paying taxes on some of the proceeds. Determining credits and deductions can be tricky, so be sure to consult a tax