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Navigating Asheville's Real Estate Zoning Laws Requires the Right Research

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As you begin your real estate search in the Asheville area, it’s important to learn the zoning rules and regulations specific to the neighborhoods you’re interested in. The laws can be complicated and circuitous depending on the type of home or business you plan to establish; extremely helpful to the process is securing a real estate agent that knows the zoning ins and outs, and can successfully and smoothly guide you.

The agents at Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty can help you every step of the way, fully educating you on all the zoning regulations that can affect your purchase so you’re not left with any surprises once you’ve moved in. So whether you’re thinking of a future remodel, starting a home business, or even keeping farm animals, here are some tips as you begin your search:

Asheville Zoning Rules·      If you are within a city or town that is incorporated, they will have their own planning code that trumps the county’s planning code. It is essential to figure out which you are under; the best way to do this is to ask the listing agent.

·      If you’re planning to buy land to build on, or property to renovate or add onto, you will have to run it by the city. A Mosaic agent can help you craft a description of the project to submit to the city planning department.

·      Did you know that both residential and commercial properties can carry parking regulations and requirements? Everything from the size of parking to curb cuts can come into play. It’s important to know what’s required before you set out.

·      If you’ve decided on a neighborhood you like, find out what zoning category it falls under: single-family, multifamily residential, mixed use? These categories can affect whether or not a home business is lawful, and they can also prepare you for the possibility that the house next door could eventually be torn down and replaced with an apartment building.

·      If remodeling is in your future, make sure you get the lowdown on things like how much square footage you can add on, or whether a garage addition is allowed. Even exterior paint color and landscaping can fall under zoning ordinances. Enlist a Mosaic agent to do the research for you, and you’ll be fully prepared for the rules.

·      Raising farm animals such as chickens, roosters, even goats is a popular pastime for many in the Asheville area. But zoning regulations can prohibit keeping such animals in your yard. Best to find out early, so your urban farming dreams aren’t dashed!

·      When in doubt, visit Asheville’s city planning department in person and get your questions answered directly, and in writing. That way, if there’s any uncertainty down the road, you can produce documentation of permissible parameters.

If you’re ready to start your search, and would like more tips like these, and guidance maneuvering Asheville’s zoning regulations, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Expert Marketing Is Key to Selling Your Asheville Home

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When it comes time to sell your Asheville area home, having an agent well-versed in every facet of marketing your property is crucial. From properly positioning your listing in the market to implementing grassroots exposure that engages potential buyers, promoting your home in ways that are responsive to changing markets and homebuyer trends will generate greater interest and get you the sale price you want, in a timely manner. What are some key ways an effective, experienced agent draws the most attention to your listing? Read on.

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In this digital age, it’s important to find a realty that understands the importance of the online marketplace. At Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, a team of Internet and marketing specialists maximizes digital listings by implementing professional, wide-angle digital photography and full-color marketing brochures. This visually engaging virtual approach draws in those who may not be local to Asheville, and who may have to do most of their initial shopping online – a significant portion of potential home buyers to the area.

Online Marketplace

Online marketing should extend well beyond your real estate agency’s website. Mosaic advertises your property in the most prominent online marketplaces, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homefinder.com and Homes.com. Additionally, it’s important that your property is optimally positioned in social media channels where buyers spend time – something Mosaic makes sure to do.

Maximum Exposure

List with Mosaic, and your home will receive its own gallery on the website and priority placement on other highly trafficked sites. Powerful tracking tools will be implemented to show how many people view your property online, giving you valuable selling data. Mosaic will also make sure all area real estate agencies receive your listing, so they may present the property to their buyers.

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Mosaic is equipped to guide you through one particularly important, yet sometimes overlooked, facet of the selling process: staging your home. Giving your home an aesthetic overhaul – whether large or small – can offer a clean slate, free of distractions so potential buyers can truly see themselves living in your home.

Connection to Community

Community relationships should be a core value. Mosaic’s agents are deeply engaged in the unique culture of Asheville, volunteering, attending festivals and building relationships. That connection to community benefits everyone, and will prove a boon when you’re ready to introduce your property to the Asheville marketplace.

If you are ready to list your home and want an agent adept at navigating the Asheville market, contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com, or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190, or get in touch with any of Mosaic’s selling agents at info@MyMosaicRealty.com.

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