North Asheville (Sherwood Heights) Home For Sale

Just Listed: 18 Robinhood Rd in the Sherwood Heights neighborhood of North Asheville.

Come and see this brick ranch home for sale with open living spaces, hardwoods throughout most of the home, trees for privacy & tons of natural lighting. Inside you will find a family room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining area, open kitchen/living room concept with natural gas FP & main level laundry. The unfinished basement is perfect for a rec room/work shop & has lots of space for storage.

This home is conveniently located to the Country Club of Asheville, shopping, dining, restaurants, Beaver Lake, Omni Grove Park Inn & Blue Ridge Parkway and is just 10 minutes to downtown Asheville and Weaverville.

 

Full Details:          http://goo.gl/ibYU29 Virtual Tour:        […]

Enjoying Fall In The Blue Ridge Mountains

While Asheville is known for its vibrant downtown scene and diverse dining options, the fall season is what really draws the crowds.  “Leaf Season”, as we call it in the mountains, is when we get to see the mountain’s true colors (no pun intended) as fall sets in and the leaves begin to change.  Our newscasters forecast the peak times travelers should be sure to visit and you can definitely see a change in the traffic patterns around here.  While you can hop onto the parkway conveniently from many areas in town, there are some outlying areas that are also worth checking out.  Here are some upcoming events in various areas where you can either be entertained or simply enjoy the beauty of fall.

via romanticasheville.com

How to Get Your Asheville Area Home Ready to Sell

Selling a home is more than just meeting with an agent, putting a sign in the yard and getting it listed online.  There is a good bit of prep work that needs to be done to make your home show ready as well as maintenance to keep it that way.  Once you’ve met with an agent and committed to selling, here are some things to keep in mind.

Curb Appeal (make a great first impression)

  • Keep the lawn mowed & leaves raked, trees & shrubs trimmed
  • Remove dead plants, trees, or flowers and keep flower beds free from weeds
  • Clean gutters, downspouts & windows
  • Clean/replace mailbox if needed
  • Sweep or blow debris/leaves from walkways, decks and steps
  • Replace or repair any broken steps, screens, windows, shingles, etc

 

Clean, Clean Clean (keep your home as clean as possible for unexpected showings)

  •  Every room should be neat, clean, […]

Asheville Furniture Drive To Benefit Homeward Bound

The Bourke Group is happy to be an ambassador and support this upcoming event hosted by Divine Living which supports WNC Homeward Bound.

 

 

Press Release:

Divine Living in Asheville North Carolina had been in the area for many years. But in 2016 we decided that we wanted to be part of the bigger picture and make a better difference right here in our local community. Phyllis, the owner, looked at several Non-Profits to work with, and ended up reaching out to Homeward Bound as furniture is one of the main needs when assisting people with moving out of homelessness and into a new residence.

Today, we are happy to announce that Divine Living is launching the 1st Annual Asheville Furniture Drive to benefit Homeward Bound. From August 16th – September 30th, we will be collecting gently used furniture and home […]

The Bourke Group Real Estate Scoop – August 2016 Edition

8 Household Projects to Leave to the Professionals

via (www.ahs.com)

DIY home projects are great for saving money and enjoying a good challenge, but these household projects are better left for professionals.

For some people, DIY is just a way of life. But whether your goal is to save money or just to enjoy a good challenge, there are some projects that are simply better left to the professionals. Whatever you do, don’t try these at home. 1. Flooring

On the surface, flooring seems like the perfect DIY project. But in reality, there’s much more to it than ripping up the old and replacing with new. Whether it’s carpet, wood or tile, there are several steps that (if not done correctly) could mean starting all over again. Plus, you never know what you’ll find underneath. You could have previous flooring material that’s now […]

To Be Or Not To Be … Trendy

Anytime we fall into a rut with our homes it’s easy to look to the latest trends for inspiration.  There are a ton of DIY articles out there and lists outlining the latest and greatest update you should be doing for your home.  How do you decide what is and isn’t right for you?

  • If you’re on a budget, it’s usually fairly simple, go with what works with what you currently have.  If you have signature pieces of furniture that are too expensive to replace choose items that will serve as an accent.  Throw pillows, wall art, candle holders, etc will add a certain element of creativity that will keep you from having to invest in an expensive area rug, designer drapes, new flooring, etc.  When you’re stumped for ideas, you can go to store websites (Target, Pier 1, World Market) or online […]

What To See & Do In Weaverville, NC

Weaverville is a thriving, small town located along I-26 just minutes from downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Tennessee border.  Weaverville is located less than 10 minutes from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, 20 minutes from A-B Technical Community College, 30 minutes from Warren Wilson College, 15 minutes from Mars Hill College, and an hour from Western Carolina University and Brevard College … read more at www.weavervillenc.org …

Weaverville is home to many local shops, restaurants and has a community culture all its own.  Main St is lined with schools, churches, eateries, and small businesses all providing their own unique contribution to the town.  Before spending a day in Weaverville, NC here is what you need to know…

 

 

Where to Eat

Glass Onion – Procures local, organic & sustainable products from area farmers & vendors.  They are very […]

The Bourke Group Real Estate Scoop – July 2016 Edition

10 Ways to Save Money around the House

(via HomeCareBuzz)

Homeowners and renters across the country can save money around their homes using little time and effort. From DIY projects to changing certain habits, everyone can take advantage of some or all of these easy tips.

 

 

1. Smart Thermostats

You blast you’re A/C in the summer and crank your heat in the winter all in the name of achieving a comfortable temperature inside your home. A great way to save hundreds throughout the year is to invest in a smart thermostat – no more adjusting your thermostat throughout the day and wasting energy and money.

2. Low-Flow

Wasting water during baths and showers means your money is literally going down the drain. Replacing old and outdated shwerheads with new low-flow models could shave upwards of $100 off your annual water bill. Don’t be fooled […]

What Can You Get for $300K When Buying Real Estate?

All real estate is local, the type of home you can buy varies from state to state, from county to county, one zipcode to the next.  We thought we would do a search for homes around $300,000 and see what you could get from the North & South ends of the West & East Coasts and somewhere in between.  So without further ado, here is what we found:

 

Northern California

2711 75th Ave, Oakland, CA 94605

2 beds 1 bath 770 sqft

$289,000

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Live, Eat & Play In Downtown Asheville

Do you enjoy visiting downtown Asheville?  Being in the midst of the foodie scene, listening to live music, hearing the laughter of others as they walk down the street or dine on patios?  There is so much to do in our city, wouldn’t you love to live in the midst of all of the action?

Welcome to 21 Battery Park Avenue, #404… this luxurious 4th floor condo is walk-able to downtown shops and restaurants, offers amazing views of downtown Asheville and the mountains, and has executive finishes throughout.

 

 

 

  • spacious open floorplan
  • rich hardwoods
  • gas log fireplace
  • granite counter tops
  • streamlined cabinetry
  • breakfast bar
  • crown molding
  • built-in bookshelves
  • spacious master suite
  • ceramic tiled bathrooms
  • balcony with city/mountain views
  • access to penthouse terrace
  • rooftop clubhouse with dining area/entertainment space
  • community gym

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk to …

Dining

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