The Asheville and Buncombe County real estate market is looking up for the year 2012 compared to the past few years. All of the indicators used in this report are pointing in a positive direction. The average sales price has risen slightly between 2011 and 2012 in Asheville and Buncombe County (Graph 3).
The bright side of the real estate decline is that homes are getting to be affordable again. As of July 1, 2010, there were 367 properties in Buncombe County listed for under $130,000, and there were 112 properties in Asheville listed for under $130,000. This is excellent news for people who work in Buncombe County and have been priced out of the housing market. With interest
MOSAIC Community Lifestyle Realty has created a Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability Relocation Guide to help people who are moving to our area have an easier time connecting to the creative culture of Asheville. This guide covers items from holistic health care to green cleaning companies.
The Triple Bottom Line is an accounting approach that measures the success of a business or organization using three criteria: People, Planet and Profit. John Elkington conceived of the Triple Bottom Line in 1994 to come up with a more complete method of assessing a business or organization’s practices. Typical accounting uses profit as the sole measure of success. The Triple Bottom Line factors in the environment and society in addition to profit, giving a more holistic accounting.