asheville real estate: Christmas Comes Early to Asheville's Biltmore - 11/01/12 11:12 AM

I know we literally just finished celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving is still three weeks away, but it's already Christmas in Asheville.  This year, Christmas comes early to Asheville's Biltmore Estate.  Beginning this Saturday, November 3rd and continuing through to the new year, the historic home will be decked out in all its Christmas finery for daytime visitors.
From 9am to 4:30pm every day, visitor's to Asheville's Biltmore Estate will be treated to dozens of Christmas trees, including the 35 foot fir tree loaded with oversized ornaments located in the Banquet Hall.  The grand staircase is made even grander with dozens of feet of … (1 comments)

asheville real estate: Downtown Asheville After 5 - 06/14/12 10:53 AM
Asheville is the place to be this Friday night!  Rock the night away to live music at Downtown Asheville After 5.  From 5pm to 9pm on the third Friday of every month through September, Downtown After 5 brings a different live musical act to the downtown Asheville area.  Best of all, this live entertainment is absolutely free to the public!
Tomorrow's Downtown Asheville After 5 opens with The Secret B-Sides.  They blend old school and new school funk with R&B.  Headliner Space Capone is a unique mixture of horns, rhythm section and electronics.  Everyone is encouraged to get up and dance.
Local breweries, … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Christmas at the Biltmore in Asheville - 11/03/11 12:30 PM
Built by George Washington Vanderbilt II (youngest son of railroad tycoon William Henry Vanderbilt), the Biltmore estate is one of Asheville's most opulent icons.  Over 2,000,000 square feet in size and still owned by Vanderbilt descendants, the Biltmore House welcomes thousands of guests every year.  Christmas comes to the Biltmore in Asheville beginning this Friday, November 4, 2011 with the Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration.  The following weekend (November 11, 2011) is when this opulent estate begins their Candleight Christmas Evenings.
During the daytime celebration, guests will be treated to the most magnificent holiday decorations you are liable to ever feast … (1 comments)

asheville real estate: Leaf Collection in Asheville - 10/20/11 11:11 AM
Fall is a beautiful time here in Western North Carolina.  Asheville trees begin to wear their gorgeous autumn colors and, eventually, fall to the ground.  Now is also the best time to start pruning back your flowering shrubs and overhanging tree branches to make way for winter.  But, what do you do with your clippings and dead leaves?
As of July 1st of this year, the City of Asheville approved changes in the collection of leaves and brush from residential neighborhoods.  Leaves and brush are not collected with regular trash pickups.  In an effort to lower costs and increase customer satisfaction, brush and leaf collection was … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Loving the Arts in Asheville - 09/15/11 12:45 PM
Here in Western North Carolina, we love nature, we love apples (the North Carolina Apple Festival was just a few days ago, in fact) and we love art of all kinds.  So, I'm happy to let you know that you'll have the opportunity to start loving the arts in Asheville over the next couple of weekends with the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Heritage Weekend, Art in Autumn street festival, Heritage Craft Weekend at the NC Arboretum and the Pisgah Mountain Craft Show.
Heritage Weekend - September 17-18, 2011Folk Art Center (Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway), 11am to 5pm.  Cost: FREE.  In addition … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Asheville's Recycling Program Receives Award - 06/16/11 12:08 PM
The Carolina Recycling Association honored the City of Asheville with its "Best Local Government Recycling Program" award.  This award is only handed out to one city in North Carolina or South Carolina.  Asheville's recycling program received the award because they have successfully provided a complete recycling program to its residents.  In fact, 80% of Asheville's inhabitants utilize the Asheville residential curbside and city facilities regularly, the highest participation levels in the state.  The recipient of the Carolina Recycling Association's award serves as a model for other government agencies within both North Carolina and South Carolina on how they can implement successful recycling … (1 comments)

asheville real estate: Asheville Text Scam Warning - 03/03/11 01:45 PM
Identity theft remains a huge concern for Americans.  With consumers using credit and debit cards more than cash and turning to the internet to pay their bills, thieves have had to adapt.  The Asheville Police Department recently issued a warning about a text scam that has come to their attention.
Several Asheville residents have reported receiving a text from someone saying that their Telco credit union account has been suspended.  This was a red flag from the text recipients because they do not currently nor have they ever in the past had an account with Telco.  These scams aren't just isolated to … (0 comments)

asheville real estate: Mother's Day in Asheville - 05/06/10 07:04 PM
Not yet sure what to do this Sunday, May 9th to honor the mom in your life?  Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate Mother's Day in Asheville:
25th Anniversary Festival of Flowers - Biltmore House, 9am.  Visit the beautiful Biltmore gardens and see the colors of Spring in all their glory.  Tickets are $60 for adults and $28 for children.
Sunset Terrace Mother's Day Brunch - The Grove Park Inn & Spa, 10am-3pm.  The brunch includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.  Cost is only $30 plus tax and service charge.  To make a reservation, please call 800-438-5800.
Mother's Day … (1 comments)

asheville real estate: Hendersonville Market Statistics for June 2009 - 08/13/09 04:02 PM
According to the North Carolina Association of Realtors®, home sales may be down overall across the state, but Hendersonville experienced a 2% increase in home sales from the same time last year.  The 110 Hendersonville homes sold in June 2009 was a 2% increase from June 2008 figures and was a 31% increase from sales figures in May 2009.  The average cost for a Hendersonville home was $219,362 (down 17% from June 2008's average cost of $264,559). 
In comparison, Asheville home sales were down 7% from the previous year (June 2009 showed 217 units sold, June 2008 showed 233 units sold).  However, June 2009 sales … (1 comments)

asheville real estate: The Best of the Best - Asheville, North Carolina - 05/29/08 12:25 PM
Asheville is a shining example of the natural beauty that Western North Carolina real estate has to offer.  Its combination of beauty, community pride and friendliness are what have put it on the top of many "Best" lists around the country.  Asheville real estate has been named one of the "top art destinations", a "New Age Mecca", one of the "most alive places to be" and the "happiest place for women", just to name a few.  With over 30 fine art, mountain crafts and folk art galleries in the city as well as several performing arts centers and theaters, it is easy to … (1 comments)

 
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