What Are Revenue Stamps

In the real estate industry, concepts and processes are always evolving.  Even so, history plays a big role in the way that we do things, and often the names that we give to more modern processes and ideas.  One such idea is that of revenue stamps.  So what are revenue stamps? A revenue stamp, which … Continued

What Is An Estoppel Letter

In some cases, buying or selling a property can be relatively simple –  a seller lists their property, and a buyer purchases it.  Where the buyer intends to live in the property or even rent it out in the future, this process is fairly standard.  If, however, there is a tenant currently in place in … Continued

Asheville Real Estate Value – Tax vs. Market Value

There are many different ways to value a property – they can be purely numerical and easily quantifiable, emotional, or analytical.  But two of the most important ways to view property value – tax value and market value – can be tricky to differentiate.  Here’s how to understand the similarities and differences between tax value … Continued

What Is A Sellers Market Asheville?

What does it mean to be a sellers market Asheville? This is a term that you’d probably heard thrown around a bit in the last few years. Especially in the WNC & Asheville area. Rodrigo Afanador, Founder of Asheville Cash Buyers, explains what it means, and also lays out the signs to look for that … Continued

How do real estate agents get paid?

If you’re looking at buying or selling a home, then odds are that you will consider working with a real estate agent. When considering working with a realtor, it’s essential to factor in how real estate agents get paid. In general, agents get paid on commission.  At this time, the average commission for agents is … Continued

Selling A House with a Community Well

We recently completed a transaction on a house, where there was a community well involved. Rodrigo goes over the points of what’s important to consider when selling a house with a community well. Outside of Asheville proper, wells are a common means of obtaining water for residential properties.  Many homeowners have their own wells, which … Continued

Dual Agency – What You Need To Know

Dual Agency In the Asheville real estate market, there’s no shortage of agents to work with.  Whether you’re buying or selling a home, whatever specialty market you’re interested in or a part of, there’s almost certainly a local agent whose expertise lines up perfectly.  Still, even with the abundance of agents, there’s always the possibility … Continued

Sell in As-Is Condition

Sell In As-Is Condition As anyone who’s worked in the business can attest to, the real estate industry loves its abbreviations and lingo.  From CMAs to PMI, piggyback loans to short sales, the language of real estate can be confusing – even to those of us who deal with it every day!  Every once in … Continued

Highest And Best Offers

Highest And Best Offers In a highly competitive market like that which exists in Asheville today, sellers can often take their pick of offers.  That means that buyers have to be nimble and willing to put their best foot forward in order to win a bidding war; to that end, sellers may ask potential buyers … Continued

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting For this month’s installment in our series on green building and sustainable living, Mamaw Love of Love the Green Team joins Asheville Cash Buyers to discuss one of the easiest changes that homeowners can make to improve the energy efficiency of their homes – lighting! On average, homeowners dedicate about 5% of … Continued