Category: 828 Update

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

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

New Year, New You

New Year, New You For our December contest, we asked our readers about their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, and to challenge a friend. We found the people of Asheville are certainly ambitious and equally creative when daring greatly. Read

6 Money-Saving Tax Tips For Home Buyers

Whether you just bought a home in 2016 or plan to next year, the IRS wants to help you out at tax time. Determining credits and deductions can be tricky, so be sure to consult a tax professional to maximize

What Not To Do While You Are Buying Your New Home

Congratulations! You finally found the house of your dreams.You made a bid, had it accepted by the seller, and went through the mortgage application process. It looks like you’ll qualify. The closing is only weeks away, and you’re feeling pretty

12 Steps To Living In A Staged Home Over The Holidays

Living in a show-ready house takes keeping up with things on a daily basis and having a plan of action for showings. It’s especially important over the holidays when we tend to add to our decor and keep a busier

3 Must See Holiday Delights

Whatever you favorite holiday traditions are, Western North Carolina has much festivity to add to your celebrations during the Christmas season. With so much to choose from, here are just a few of our insider favorites. National Gingerbread House Competition

3 Great Reasons To Sell Your Home Now

The Real Deal Thinking of selling your home after the holidays? Don’t get lost in the masses with other sellers when you may close the deal more quickly and for more money by listing now! The holidays can prove a

Your Asheville Alternative To Thanksgiving

Looking for something different to do this Thanksgiving? Plan your day the Asheville way with these offerings for all walks of life. Get in the mood with Green Opportunities. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the nonprofit culinary training organization is hosting

Three Hikes You Will Be Thankful You Did

Sure, Thanksgiving is a time for family and reflection of our blessings, but it’s also a great time to to take a late fall hike and enjoy views through leafless trees, cool temperatures, and fewer fellow hikers. These are some