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Blog :: 02-2015

West Asheville Real Estate : What You Need To Know


West Asheville Real EstateHistoric West Asheville is quite possibly "the" up and coming neighborhood of Asheville. The popularity and growth of this small town is appealing to independent business owners who to to keep the the "local" spot in Asheville.

As the City of Asheville continues to expand its roots with national brands, many are speculating that West Asheville will be the it spot for local businesses to thrive and continue to keep Asheville weird, as many say. 

West Asheville is filled with restaurants, cafes, night spots, and breweries, even home to  cider companies. West Asheville has become an it spot with its eclectic arts and food destinations. Many homes or bungalows are within walking distance to the main drag where the nights light up. 

Odds Cafe, Universal Joint (UJ), The Hop Ice Cream, are some favorites, however there is much to explore in this town just across the French Broad from downtown, Asheville. 

There are notable private and public schools in the area and Malvern Hills and Historic West Asheville are two popular neighborhoods to search for homes. West Asheville is hip and the up and coming place to be. If you like to be a local and not challenged by the non subdivision style of living, West Asheville might just be the place to call home. 

For more information on West Asheville Real Estate, speak with one of our agents or search home for sale now

Mosaic Realty is located in downtown, Asheville at 6 Biltmore Avenue. This local boutique Asheville real estate company values community and sustainability. You can reach Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty by phone at 828.707.9556, email to, or the web at



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    Asheville Build & Remodel Expo 2/28 - 3/1 At Ag Center

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    The Asheville Home Builder’s Association Build & Remodel Expo is almost here. The expo will be held at the Ag Center located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd in Fletcher next weekend, February  28th and March 1st.


    Asheville’s Build & Remodel Expo is the perfect setting for homeowners to have a one-stop-shop to gather ideas, be inspired and experience first-hand the newest products and latest trends for helping maintain or improve the look, feel and efficiency of their new or current home. Whether you are considering a kitchen makeover, updating your outdoor living space or needing advice on the latest technology trends for your home – the Expo is the place for you. Bring your ideas and plans with you and talk directly with the experts. This two day packed event offers over 100 of the area’s leading professionals showcasing products and services for home building and remodeling, live how-to demonstrations, a dedicated section for landscaping and outdoor living space and so much more.


    Maggie Leslie with the Western North Carolina Green Building Council (WNCGBC) will be presenting two workshops on Saturday, 2/28 which will provide an overview of what a Green Built NC Home is, and on green remodeling. In addition, Susan Morello of American Water Care will give insight Asheville’s water and what it means for your remodel or new construction project. And last but not least, Amanda Craig and Heather Wilson from Yesterday’s Tree will be giving a live demonstration discussing top design trends and fads for the home. 


    For more information on Workshop Schedule, visit the show website at -


    Show Hours:

    Saturday, February 28 – 10am to 6pm

    Sunday, March 1 – 12 noon to 5pm



    WNC Ag Center – Davis Arena

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    *located adjacent to the Asheville Airport



    $10 per person

    FREE Parking




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      Rent To Own A Home In Asheville North Carolina : 7 EASY STEPS

      rent to own a home in asheville north carolinaThe process of acquiring a home may seem scary, however many people rent a home in Asheville would really prefer to own. In addition to building and increased home over the years, owning offers more freedom to define what their home will be like and where it will be.  Asheville renters should know that home prices are slowly going up as the economy continues to recover and a delay in buying an Asheville home may cost them money.


      Here are the 6 steps in finding a Rent to Own A Home in Asheville for those looking to purchase their first home in 2015:


      1) Analyze what you like and dislike about your current living situation so that you’ll see more clearly your top priorities for the new place.


      2) Don’t let applying for a mortgage cause you to panic.  If you have a steady job and good credit, it’s usually a ”done deal”.  The current rate (February, 2015) for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.8%. At this rate the payment for a $175,000 loan, including real estate tax and mortgage insurance, is $985.00 per month.  Isn’t that less than what you are paying in rent?*


      3) Find out how home ownership will impact your federal tax bill each year.  What you save in $ to Uncle Sam may surprise you.


      4) If you have flawed credit, face it squarely and work with a lender who will help you to iron out your credit problems.


      5) WORK WITH AN EXPERIENCED AGENT who can help you through all the choices that you will have to make including the property itself, mortgage lender, attorney, professional inspector, etc.


      6) Play with your own numbers at


      7) Check out this list of affordable homes in your neighborhood and call us if you would like to see any of them!


      By: SANDRA BROOKS, Broker

      Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty

      Cell:  828-333-2500



        1. James rice on

          Looking for a rent to own or call or first time home buyers for less than perfect credit
          • Jo Ann Fondren on

            Something I can afford on disability
            • Amanda Cox on

              I would like to be a home owner. But I have poor credit. Is there any suggestions you could make? It would be cheaper and I would feel better not wasting money on something I don't own