In Western North Carolina, there are 3 primary ways a real estate agent can represent a buyer or seller in a transaction. These are Seller's Agent, Buyer's Agent, and Dual Agent. Seller's Agent The seller's agent, or listing agent, is just that. He or she works for the seller and is trying to sell the listed property. Frequently, buyers call seller's agents to show them a house. This is Continue Reading
Get the Facts About Modular Construction
What are the Differences Between Modular Construction and Site-Built Homes? As long as I have worked in the Asheville real estate market, one of the most common questions I have been asked is the difference between modular and "stick-built" construction. Or sometimes, buyers want to understand the differences between modular and mobile homes. The term "modular" is often associated with mobile Continue Reading
How Asheville Area Property Taxes are Assessed and Calculated
Real Estate Tax Timeline Buncombe County property tax bills are sent out in September of each year, and are for the current calendar year. So, the bill you receive in September is for the calendar year January - December. It is considered "due" when received, but is not "late" until early January of the next year. Here are some tips about how the Asheville area property tax is assessed and Continue Reading
Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved for a Mortgage – What’s the Difference?
Being Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Matters Being pre-qualified for a mortgage is imperative before shopping for a new home. But being pre-approved is far better. So, what is the difference between being pre-qualified vs. pre-approved for a mortgage? Pre-qualification It's very easy to get pre-qualified. Usually, this can be done over the phone with your lender or online in a Continue Reading