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3 Reasons You Should Buy a Home in the West Asheville Neighborhood

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In recent years, the city of Asheville, nestled within a gorgeous setting in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has garnered national acclaim for its hip culture.  Though it is a part of Asheville-proper, the small community of  West Asheville offers its own kind of downtown experience, boasting urban amenities on a small-town scale.  Here are some reasons that you will love the West Asheville Life!

 

History is Preserved in West Asheville.

 

West Asheville experienced its first boom period in 1885.  During this time Edwin G. Carrier purchased over 1,000 acres of land which he eventually developed into Haywood Road.  He is also responsible for building a racetrack to entertain his guests near the French Broad River at what is currently Carrier Park.  By 1915, Haywood Road had a variety of community resources to support its 4000 residents.  A trolley system along this cooridor played a large part in this boom.

 

The most recent boom period for West Asheville began in the 1990s.  Taking advantage of low home prices, young people began restoring the 1920s bungalows and building small businesses in some of the original brick buildings that line Haywood Road. The boom continues to this day, with exciting new businesses revitalizing these structures and making them bright community hubs.

 

Enjoying the Present is So Easy in West Asheville.

 

Today's Haywood Road, a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly corridor, provides a way to get what you need by walking or biking to local businesses.  You can meet your foodie needs by visiting a small market, bakeries, a coffee roastery, fine dining, casual dining, a local ice cream shop, a specialty tea house, pubs, and more.  

 

Among a plethora of other services, you will find bike shops, a beauty salon and a yoga studio, all within a short walk from the charming historic bungalows and new green infill that define this area.  Public gathering places include a library, a community center, and several parks.


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The Future is Bright in West Asheville.

 

The individuals who are drawn to West Asheville are ones who are socially conscious, motivated, and involved.  This is evidenced by the real estate renaissance in this area.  Many people are refurbishing loved historic bungalows, bringing them up to date with efficiency standards.  There is also a vibrant green-building movement taking place in West Asheville.  Companies such as JAG Construction are building homes that are both charming and certified Green Built, Energy Star homes.

 

Mosaic Realty , focused on urban, historic and green homes in Asheville,  would love to talk to you about your future in Historic West Asheville.

 

For more information on real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at mike@mymosaicrealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

 

Search: View all Homes for Sale in Historic West Asheville

 

Further Reading:  West Asheville in the N.Y. Times

West Asheville Twitter

 

Video: produced by Justin Asheville

 

Sources:  Mountain Xpress


 

5 Advantages to Using a Boutique Real Estate Firm in Asheville

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Boutique real estate firms are analogous to a boutique clothing store: you get localized knowledge, great customer service, the teamwork of the whole organization, commitment to community and quality over quantity.  Think Minx Boutique in downtown Asheville versus a department store in the mall.  The experience is unparalleled!

Here we highlight how working with a boutique real estate firm such as Mosaic Realty makes for an efficient and pleasant real estate experience.

Localized Knowledge

AshevilleWhen you decide to buy or sell in a certain area, choosing a real estate firm that specializes in the area in which you are interested is of utmost importance.  Rather than work with a behemoth company that spreads it's agency over a multi-county area, choose a firm with specialized knowledge of the market and neighborhoods in which you are interested.  

Incredible Customer Service

When you walk into a department store, there is not a design specialist there to help you hand-select items that are a great fit for you.  In a boutique company however, the customer service is accessible, tailored, and responsive.  

From the moment that a client calls a boutique real estate firm, the staff and agents are listening to his or her needs.  The result of this listening is to pair you with an agent that will be the best fit for your real estate goals.  But it does not stop there.  From listing your home or touring neighborhoods all the way to the close of the deal, your agent and the staff will keep you top of mind.

Quality Over Quantity

Real EstateBoutique real estate agencies tend to select already successful agents rather than entry level brokers since they have a limited number of openings.  Their level of expertise, efficiency and professionalism is of the highest quality.  The measure of success that many boutique firms is looking for is productive, professional agents and happy customers as opposed to size of the firm.

The Teamwork of the Whole Office

In a large real estate company, there are many automated processes where you get put in the pipeline and passed through many hands. By contrast, your agent at a boutique real estate firm will be there to walk with you every step of the way.  The synergy and collaboration of the small but tightly knit team means that each listed property is given a team approach.

Commitment to Community

Asheville BoutiqueYour community is also the community of the boutique firm.  The agents and business owners live and work in this area, and their business only does well if the health of the community is strong.  They will be committed to fostering a community that is economically vital, welcoming and socially sound.   This often results in strong volunteer and donation programs within these boutique firms.  Supporting a business that gives back is always satisfactory!

For information on how we can help you with real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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