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How to Find the Perfect Home in Asheville, NC

How to Find a Home in Asheville NCReady to start your home search in Asheville or the greater Asheville area? There are many factors to consider. Of course, the obvious – size and price – are likely to be driving forces in your search. But other features, like style, neighborhood and nearby amenities, are also key in finding the perfect Asheville abode. Here are some ways you can hone your home search, and land on just the right fit for you.

Consider size and budget

The greater Asheville area offers homes in a range of sizes and prices to fit a variety of needs and desires. Everything from small starter homes to expansive estates can be had. Typically, homes and condos close to hip commercial corridors (think Haywood Road in West Asheville, or downtown Asheville) will offer a more urban feel, subbing commercial conveniences for home and yard size. Looking for acreage and space to spread out? Widen your radius and consider tucked-away spots in places like Woodfin, Swannanoa and Arden, just a few miles from downtown Asheville. 

Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty boasts knowledgeable agents familiar with every part of Asheville and the surrounding area – just give them your home-search parameters. Or visit Mosaic’s award-winning website (, which makes it easy to search within your budget and size requirements to yield a comprehensive list of available properties in the region.

Consider design

While specific architectural designs are not limited to any one neighborhood, certain parts of Asheville offer a high concentration of singular styles that may appeal to you as you undertake your home search. Historic districts like Montford boast homes rich in historical detail; meanwhile, new builds populate many parts of West Asheville, which has gained in popularity in the last decade; and stately manors are a mainstay of the North Asheville, Beaver Lake and Biltmore Forest areas. 

New Green Home AshevilleDecide which neighborhood and home styles most appeal to you, and relay these to your broker. Mosaic’s website offers detailed lifestyle searches that include tabs for historic homes, luxury homes, green builds, new construction and the like, so you can see at the click of a button what the Asheville area has to offer within these categories.

Consider lifestyle

When you’re looking for the perfect home, it can be beneficial to consider how easily you can incorporate favorite activities and interests into your surroundings. An avid cyclist or mountain biker? The Asheville area has neighborhoods situated close to some of Western North Carolina’s most popular paths – trails, greenways, even the Blue Ridge Parkway – so convenient that you can bike directly from your home. If green living factors into your interests, finding a home with environmentally sound features will likely be foremost on your list. Green homes remain a popular choice around Asheville; focusing your search on such builds will produce plenty of options.

Mosaic’s website offers a unique lifestyle tab search, so that you can target a property that checks all the boxes, whether that includes things like park proximity, homestay potential, or 55+ communities. 

These are just a few of the many ways to refine your home search in the Asheville area. To secure a home in this competitive market, you will need to connect with one of Mosaic’s expert agents to ensure you are well represented and best positioned to win an offer. To get started on your search, or for more information about real estate anywhere in Asheville or Western N.C., contact us at, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556.

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