Blog :: 10-2015

River Arts District: Fall Studio Stroll set for November 14-15

Asheville’s River Arts District comprises a series of studios and galleries featuring local artists from a wide range of practices including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed material.  Located along the French Broad River, this vibrant neighborhood will once again host a Studio Stroll on November 14 and 15, allowing visitors to view artwork and meet some of the area’s most talented artists.

 


 

The Fall Studio Stroll will provide attendees with access to over 180 working studios located throughout 22 refurbished factories and historic buildings. This event is free to the general public and trolleys will be running all weekend to take people around the district.

While you're visiting the River Arts District, check out some of the awesome restaurants and breweries in the area, including 12 Bones Smokehouse, The Bull and Beggar, and Wedge Brewing Co.

 

Realistic Pricing Assists Asheville Area Home Sales

As recent real estate statistics indicate, Asheville area home sales are on the rise. With the housing market improving across the nation, some homesellers are overestimating their homes' value. Establishing an appropriate market-based price for your home can contribute to a timelier sale of your property. Greybeard Realty Asheville Home for Sale

According to the National Association of Realtors, the gap between what homeowners say their home is worth and what value appraisers put on the home has risen for seven straight months. Right now, homeowners place their home value at 2.65 percent higher. The pricing difference can lead to longer days on the market as potential buyers negotiate or walk away from the price differential. Realistic home pricing is just one element that factors into putting your home on the market.

At Greybeard Realty, we will walk you through the whole selling process. A few simple steps can make a big difference in preparing to put your home on the market. First of all, get your own home inspection completed. Don't wait for the buyer's inspector to make the list of what needs to be done; tackle the inspection list or at least know what needs to be done so there aren't any surprises. Work on your home's curb appeal. "You only make a first impression once." Make sure your home looks its best from the outside. Also, have a professional photographer take the photographs. With internet use for marketing, your home potentially will be seen by thousands of viewers. Make it look its best. And finally, have the plans for your next move sorted out so you know when you will be out of your old home. When a buyer makes an offer, you want to be able to tell them when they can move in.

For assistance in selling your home, please contact Greybeard Realty. And if you have questions about how to prepare your home for sale, our Realtors can assist you. Let us help you put your Asheville area home on the market.