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 Buyers Market?

What is a buyers market? This is a term that you probably haven’t heard thrown around too much in the last few years. Rodrigo explains what it means, and also lays out the signs to look for that indicate a buyer’s market. In the Asheville Real Estate market, the past several years have been all … 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

Backup Offers

Backup Offers As anyone who has tried to sell a property knows (except for a lucky few), not every property that goes under contract will close.  A contract can fall through for many reasons, some of them unpredictable and impossible to foresee. Many times, if there is a lot of interest in a property, a … Continued

MLS Listing Status Definitions

MLS Listing Status Definitions If you’ve ever browsed the MLS, you’ve likely noticed multiple different listing statuses.  You might have found them confusing – and rightly so! We wanted to bring you the MLS Listing Status Definitions. There is a range of different listing statuses that you may see when looking at Asheville real estate … Continued

PreQualified vs PreApproved

PreQualified vs PreApproved As either a buyer or seller of Asheville real estate, it can be confusing to understand the differences between prequalified and preapproved.  The two sound similar, but it’s important to understand their differences in order to be prepared and nimble on either side of the equation.   Prequalification is a “soft” qualifications … Continued

Record Keeping As A Landlord

Record Keeping as a Landlord Good record keeping as a landlord, by many standards, one of the most important aspects of being a landlord. Maintaining organized and detailed records can protect both the landlord and tenant and helps to ensure that they maintain a positive and productive relationship throughout the length of the lease.  There … Continued

What is Energy Star?

What is Energy Star? Moving forward, we will be bringing you a new series every first Wednesday of the month!  Mamaw Love of the Love the Green Team will join us each month to discuss what you can do as a homeowner or renter in any house to make it more energy efficient and sustainable. … Continued

What is a title search?

What is a title search? When it comes to buying or selling a home, arguably the most important aspect is the title search.  Without it, accurately determining ownership and the financial state of the property becomes next to impossible.  So how can you, as either the buyer or the seller of the home, ensure that … Continued

Earnest Money vs Due Diligence Fee

Earnest Money vs Due Diligence Fee In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays, we’ll compare two commonly confused elements of real estate sales: Earnest Money vs Due Diligence Fee.  What does each of these terms mean? How are they similar, and how are they different? To find out, read on! Earnest money deposits and due diligence … Continued