Asheville Real Estate Market – Early Summer Insights

The Asheville real estate market in the late spring and early summer continued to be a seller’s market, but we’ve started to shift away from that slightly. Generally, a seller’s market is categorized as one in which a listing has a low number of days on the market, sells for list price or above, and […]

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How to Grill a Pizza

You know a lot of people come to me and they say “Hey, Pete, you’re in real estate, you own your home, you make pizzas on your grill…how do you do it?”  Well, I’ll tell you. It’s very simple actually. The first step: hire a realtor at DixonPacifica Real Estate and let them go to […]

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Featured Agent Pete Anderson

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Real Estate Market Report for 2017

What a great year for DixonPacifica Real Estate and the WNC housing market! Our market built upon a strong 2016 and we continued to see improvements in median sales price and price per square foot. We’ve rebounded well above pre-crash levels. In Asheville, the median sales price rose to $290,000, a 7.4% improvement over 2016. […]

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Due diligence in North Carolina

One of the most common questions our Brokers receive pertains to due diligence and how it works. We thought it would be helpful to explain the due diligence process and what it means to a buyer and a seller. In 2011, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission introduced a revised Offer to Purchase and Contract in which a […]

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A Horse Lovers Guide to Buying Property

If you are a horse owner, or even just somebody who has dreamed of owning their own horse, I bet that you have fantasized about having your horse on your own property. I have owned horses on and off (mostly on) for the past 36 years. The times when I have been able to sit […]

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Real Estate Market Report – Third Quarter

Every market is unique, yet the national sentiment has given rise to the notion that housing markets are stalling. Although interested buyers are out on an increasing number of showings, there remains a limited number of desirable listings. And although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low, home prices have reached unaffordable levels for many new […]

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11 Reasons to Retire in Asheville

Looking for a place to enjoy your retirement and get real value for your investment? Consider the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Asheville. “Asheville is a great place for retirement,” says Susan Wilson, of the Council on Aging for Buncombe County (coabc.org). “You can swim in a warm pool, play tennis, enjoy the nice […]

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Holly Martin Named Top 100 REALTOR

Broker Holly Martin earned a distinguished spot as one of Asheville’s Top 100 REALTORS of 2016. PlumDog Financial, an Asheville area mortgage lender, releases this designation annually based on transaction volume data from the Asheville Board of REALTORS’ Market Share Report. They praised Holly and the other top REALTORS for their “hard work and dedication to our community development” and for providing  home […]

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What makes a home “green?”

A Brief History of Green Building The green building trend began to take off as a reaction to the short-lived Oil Crisis of 1973-1974. Poor insulation and a lack of climate adaptation in buildings of this period meant homes were drafty and used fuel inefficiently. Meanwhile, fuel uncertainty caused prices to rise, however briefly, generating increased […]

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