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Thursday, October 26, 2017   /   by Britni McCollum

LEAF Season in WNC: Where to Stay, What To Do, and 2017 Peak Color Dates

Fall is already in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  This year’s fall colors are expected to be the most stunning in decades due to the high temperatures and dry soil levels we experienced.  The peak season will start toward the beginning of October for Western North Carolina.  For “leafers” traveling to WNC, here is list of where to stay and what to do in Asheville and surrounding towns during the peak leaf season!

[caption id="attachment_598" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the most stunning fall colors![/caption]
Where to Stay during LEAF season 2017:
There are many great places to stay during fall in Western North Carolina.  Here are a few of our favorite towns.  Try searching for campgrounds, cabins, bed & breakfasts, hotels, or short term rentals on Vacation Rental Buy Owner or Airbnb.

Asheville, NC (AC Hotel, Hotel Indigo, Aloft Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, The Inn on Biltmore, Grove Park Inn ...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017   /   by Britni McCollum

Where to Go: Best Brunch in Asheville

[caption id="attachment_539" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Breakfast Salad at Sunny Point Café. Photo courtesy of Sunny Point Café[/caption]

Asheville is flourishing with outstanding, one-of-a-kind restaurants. It can be difficult to choose where to go when nearly every restaurant offers a farm-to-table menu accompanied by stellar reviews of the service and atmosphere. The options can seem endless, which is a good problem to have.

One of our favorite meals in Asheville is brunch!  We’ve compiled a list of our Favorite Brunch Restaurants in Asheville.   Some may consider these to be the best restaurants in asheville (brunch, lunch, or dinner).  We want to hear from you - What is your favorite place for brunch in Asheville?

[caption id="attachment_546" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Courtesy of Sunny Point Cafe[/caption]

Sunny Point Café – If you aren’t in a hurry (or close to hangry), you must visit Sunny Point Café. A West Asheville staple that specializes in ...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017   /   by Britni McCollum

How to Make the Most out of your Space

Let’s face it – not all home storage is created equal. Whether it be your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or linen closet we run into the never ending battle of needing more room.  Living with a small storage space can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible!  Choosing less square footage doesn't mean you necessarily have to make do with less, just that you need to be super smart about how you organize the space you do have.

In a study by the National Association of Home Builders consumers complain about the size of their closet space, or the lack there of, says Gopal Ahluwalia, Director of Research NAHB.  If you are buying a home that was built before 1950 chances are the closet is small and shallow with little room for storage. The homes that are being built today have an average square footage of 2,120, dedicating 25 - 30 percent more space to closets.  The reason for the additional storage space is our culture tends to accumulate more and more possessions without disposing what i ...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017   /   by Britni McCollum

The Music Scene in Asheville

There are a lot of places in the south you might think of before Asheville when it comes to music, but this little mountain town shouldn’t be discounted. There are plenty of great, local bands and some amazing venues visited regularly by big name talent. Are you interested in watching a great show while you’re exploring the city of Asheville? Let’s take a closer look at where, who, and how.

Music Venues:

The Orange Peel. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Orange Peel is a nationally renowned music venue that attracts top talent through its doors. The entire concert hall is standing room only and general admission, unless you want to pay the premium for the VIP section, which can be well worth it.
The US Cellular Center and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Just across town is our largest music venue. With several options for bands, the US Cellular Center has long been home to the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, an event that happens every year in December. Next door is the ...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017   /   by Britni McCollum

Is Investing in Commercial Real Estate a Good Buy in Asheville?

No one can deny the fact that Asheville is booming right now. With the city named on a variety of Best Of lists, it’s become a huge draw for tourists interested in our art deco architecture, food and beer culture, and natural mountain landscape. The truth is, Asheville has always been a tourist town from the time the Biltmore Estate and the Grove Park Inn were dominating the social scene in the early 1900s. But the boom we’re seeing today is a little different, so many people are wondering if investing in commercial real estate would be worth the time, money, and effort. Let’s take a closer look.

What is Considered Commercial Property?

There are a variety of buildings that might qualify as commercial real estate. They include:

Office buildings
Retail buildings
Warehouses or industrial buildings
Mixed use buildings with retail, office, and/or apartment spaces

There will be different considerations depending on the type of building you choose to buy. ...

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