Buying Your First Asheville, NC Home? Here’s What To Expect

Buying a home for the first time can be terrifying.  There are a lot of players involved in the purchase of a home from the pre-appoval (lender), search (realtor) inspection (home inspector), to closing (attorney)… but all of those dots can be connected when you hire the right professionals to work for you.  When you hire a member of The Bourke Group, you are hiring someone who can help you navigate the home buying process with ease.



With over 20 years in the business, The Bourke Group has seen many shifts in the market, assisted multiple buyers in purchasing real estate (residential, commercial, primary, investment, etc).  We stay on top of the trends so that we can better educate our clients and we get to know our industry peers so that we can refer our clients accordingly.

So what can you expect when you […]

Luxurious N Asheville Equestrian Estate For Sale… You Should Be Here

If you’re looking for a luxury property for you and your horses, 2 Beaver Creek Lane is the place to be.  Do you want a luxury home but don’t have horses?  This estate is laid out such that you can live in the main house and rent the stable/apartment to trainers who need a place to board their horses and lay their head.  Enjoy being less than 10 minutes to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway & Omni Grove Park Inn.

Property Information

Main Living Area: 2569 sqft

Upper Living Area: 2937 sqft

Basement Living Area: 2001 sqft

Total Contiguous Living Area: 7507 sqft

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Asheville, NC: A Music Lover’s Paradise

When people think of Asheville, often times they think about the mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway or landmarks such as the Biltmore Estate… but our town is so much more than that.  Aside from the food and beer scene, Asheville has an extremely diverse music scene.  Let’s take this weekend’s events for example.

Tonight (6/10/16) River Music begins their summer events at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza featuring the “Friends of Widespread Panic evening”.

5:30:  Randall Bramblett Band 6:45:  Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons 8:15:  Bloodkin

RiverMusic gates will open at 5 p.m. and the good times roll until 10. RiverFest will begin at 1 p.m., about the time the Anything That Floats parade yachts will begin arriving at the river access we built, and go until 7 p.m.

Also tonight, Hickory Nut Gap is hosting a barn dance as part […]

The Bourke Group Real Estate Scoop – June 2016 Edition


How to Get a Landscape You Love …       for Less!

(via Zillow)

Make your personal patch of the great outdoors even greater without breaking the bank.

Upgrading your landscaping can seem like a daunting and expensive task, but there are ways to cut corners financially without sacrificing style or quality. Whether you’re hoping to cultivate a garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood or put together a backyard space that’s ripe for alfresco entertaining, these simple tips can help you save money on the most common outdoor improvements… read on

June 2016 Market Update  Home sales were off to a solid start during the first part of 2016, tracking at their highest levels since 2007. Sustaining its momentum from last month despite ongoing low inventories and steady price growth, the real estate market continued to accelerate as the […]

Tis The Season… For Grilling

It appears the warm weather is here to stay!  Memorial Day weekend marks, for many, the beginning of summer which means more time outside… grilling, sunning and funning.

Summer BBQ’s are a great way to kick back, relax, enjoy your friends/family and flex your grilling muscle.  Are you prepared?  Here’s a quick checklist of things to be sure to have:



  • Tongs
  • Skewers
  • Basting brush
  • Rubs and marinades
  • Heat-resistant grilling gloves
  • Wire basket for vegetables and seafood
  • Grill brush for cleaning

What about sides?  Do you have a go to or do you look other places for inspiration?  Here are a few sites to check out:

… and for desert, give this a try.














Are you ready?  What’s your favorite […]

Welcome to West Asheville

Over the last few years West Asheville has grown into a thriving community and has become its own entity, with shops and restaurants aplenty, you really can have it all in 28806.  Our latest contribution to the area is our new listing at 44 Vandalia Avenue, it is a cute 3BR/2BA home on a private corner lot, just minutes to West Asheville, downtown Asheville and the River Arts District.  Call us today to schedule a showing, 828-771-2333.

What’s there to do in West Asheville you ask?

Dine at …

The Admiral – “The Admiral embarked not with a set course, but steered more in a general direction. We had little doubt that we could cultivate a successful dive bar, but we aspired to create an unexpected restaurant that thrived on its talent and creativity.”  See their menu here.

Sunny Point Cafe’ – “Sunny Point Café is a family owned, […]

Montreat, NC: Rich In History, Full of Community

Asheville is known for its food, entertainment and vibrant atmosphere, but there is so much to do around the perimeter; there are a lot of little towns that are rarely talked about but they are full of life and rich in history.  Let’s take Montreat, NC for instance.  Montreat is  a suburb of Black Mountain, with a population of just over 700, it was incorporated in 1967; a majority of the area, to this day, is still owned by the Mountain Retreat Association.

Montreat thrives to this day in large part to the Montreat Presbyterian Church: PC(USA), Montreat College (founded in 1916), and Christ Community Church (formerly Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC).  Did you know that Montreat College was almost forced to close its doors recently?  Though they were able to celebrate their 100 year anniversary, it didn’t come without adversity.  Almost […]

Why You Should See 503 Webb Cove Rd (Asheville, NC)

With inventory still at an all time low, finding the home of your dreams can be challenging; however, if you’re a luxury home buyer, the supply is plentiful and choosing the right home for you can be difficult.  Let us introduce you to 503 Webb Cove Rd in Asheville, NC and tell you the many reasons why you should consider viewing this home.

  • There are 11 acres of privacy and you’re just 1/10th of a mile away from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  What’s not to love about being centered in nature?
  • Views Views Views!  At 3100 feet in elevation you can see multiple mountain ranges all the way up to Tennessee… from the expansive decks, from the hot tub, from the soaking tub in the master bathroom… from all over!
  • High end and luxurious finishes:  wood beam ceilings, granite counter tops, two soap stone wood stoves, […]

Where To Dine in North Asheville

Luella's BBQ North Asheville

Steve & Carol Bourke, founders of The Bourke Group, have lived in the Asheville area for over 25 years in the Lakeview Park Neighborhood.  Both are active in the local community and enjoy social events and the culinary diversity of the mountains.  Most people think that to find good food you have to go to the heart of downtown, but that’s not true.  North Asheville provides a multitude of local options with menus that appeal to the carb lovers and vegans alike.

Do you like BBQ or southern comfort food with a twist?  Head over to Luella’s Bar-B-Que for pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken/turkey, and tons of specialty sides.  They also have Sunday brunch, bloody marys with a dry rub rim, occasional live music, local brews and weekly specials.

Is home cooked Italian or a hand shaken […]

Welcome To The Bourke Group’s New Website

The Bourke Group Asheville Real Estate

After months of planning, designing and constructing, The Bourke Group is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website,, where you can not only search for real estate, but also find relevant market data and get personal insight into life in and around Asheville, NC.

Want to stay up to date on new listings, price changes and what’s being sold?  Stick around, our site will show you all of that.  Want to know where the best places are for food, drink and entertainment?  Our team is active in our local community and we will gladly share with you our favorite hot spots in the area, as a family business we love to support small business.

The Bourke Group is a dynamic sales team of Asheville Real Estate Specialists, if you have a question our site can’t […]