The “Ten Commandments” for Home Buyers

Ten Commandments for Home Buyers

Purchasing a home can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Don’t let any of these common mistakes ruin your chance of owning¬†your dream home. I. Thou shalt not, change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. 2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living… Read More

Tax Time . . . Deductions Not to Overlook!

Tax Forms

Believe it or not, as taxpayers we may overlook some seemingly obvious deductions that could save us more of our hard-earned money.¬†Here are some of those items to keep in mind when tax time is looming. Remember, if you are ever unsure about a specific deduction, ask a trusted tax preparer, or visit for… Read More

Christmas is for . . .


From my earliest childhood memories, I can remember the anticipation of Christmas. From writing a list from the Sears catalog that was two pages long, to having fresh fruit, especially oranges and tangerines, to eating soft peppermint sticks. The smell of pecan and pumpkin pies, turkey cooking and, for me, collards. I also could not… Read More

National Camera Day – Appreciate the Beauty Around

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Should I Call the Agent with the Sign in the Yard?

Agent and Buyer Shaking Hands

When looking for a home either by driving by, going to an open house or online, you might end up with questions about the home or some interest. Who are you going to call? If you see a sign in the yard why not just call that agent, as who knows more about that property?… Read More

Home for Sale in Mars Hill North Carolina | 1962 Gabriels Creek Road Mars Hill NC 28754

1962 Gabriels Creek Road Mars Hill NC 28754

  Quiet Country Setting! Make this your homestead today! EASY ACCESS MINUTES TO MARS HILL UNIVERSITY! This one level home sits on 1.4 quiet moderately level acres just minutes from downtown Mars Hill and Mars Hill University. Wonderful area for gardening and outdoor living. Great garden area. Unfinished basement area for storage or added living… Read More

Should I Sell My Home Now?

Housing Market Graph - Should I sell my home now?

As a real estate agent I get asked from sellers “When is the best time to sell my home? The answer can vary depending on circumstances. Do you need to move for a job? Then the answer is yes unless you wish to rent until prices stabilize and you can get what you need out… Read More

A Day in Asheville – From the Eyes of Someone New to the Area


Enjoy the Moments! Have you heard the lyrics from the song by Air Supply? Through the eyes of a child there is joy there is laughter, There is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future For the lessons of life, there is no better teacher Than the look in the eyes of… Read More

Mortgage Payments Weighing You Down? Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Mortgage Payments Weighing You Down? Give Yourself and Your Family the Gift of a Fresh Start to 2014! If you’ve spent too much of 2013 living under the dark cloud of an unaffordable house payment, you’re in good company. Current estimates are that more than 25 percent of all homeowners in this country would net… Read More

Yes Virginia . . . There Is a Santa Claus!

Log Home in Western North Carolina

Wouldn’t a New Home Be A Great Christmas Gift? Home Ownership Out Of Reach? For many people it has been a tough past couple of years and along with this has come a belief that the American dream of home ownership is out of reach. Several years ago there was a first time home buyer’s… Read More