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Spring in Brevard

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March always brings a feeling of expectancy and has many events to suggest that we are nearing winter’s end. Spring is just around the corner! The daffodils are in bloom, and the crocuses are pushing their heads up as well. It’s time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we call home. Daylight Savings […]

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5.4% Jolt for Home Price Seen for 2020

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December 4, 2019 More home appreciation is likely to come in the new year. In a new report released by CoreLogic, economists predict home prices will spike by 5.4% from October 2019 to October 2020. That is even higher than the 3.5% annual appreciation in national home prices posted this October, the real estate data […]

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Blue Zone Project – Brevard

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From the September 5, 2019 issue of the Transylvania Times https://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2019/09/05/news/initiative-to-help-brevard-make-healthier-choices-brevard-nc/42070.html Initiative to Help Brevard Make Healthier Choices Brevard has been chosen as the 50th community to be a Blue Zones Project, an initiative that makes healthy choices easier through permanent and semi-permanent changes to a community’s built environment, policy and social networks, according to […]

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The ‘Summer Swoon’ Continues with Mortgage Rates

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September 6, 2019 © REALTOR® MAGAZINE The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% this week, the lowest average since October 2016, Freddie Mac reports. “Mortgage rates continued the summer swoon due to weaker economic data,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While economic growth is clearly slowing due to rising manufacturing and trade headwinds, economic […]

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Where Are We Now?

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Data Shows Substantial Housing Progress Post-Recession Since the recession, the U.S. real estate housing markets have undergone a significant transformation, creating a booming real estate industry that is almost unrecognizable to the one we had just a decade ago. June marked the longest period of economic expansion for the country, reaching 121 months. What’s happened […]

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Looking Ahead to Summer in Brevard

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Camping

    Swimming holes, waterfalls, cool, high country hikes, bike rides, farmers’ markets, fly-fishing in ancient rivers, internationally acclaimed musicians playing live under a sunset sky, old time dances in one of the prettiest downtowns in the Western North Carolina mountains. What could be better than Brevard in summertime? Summer is simply special here. Here’s […]

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May In Brevard Has Something For Everyone

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Picnic in the Forest

May In Brevard Has Something For Everyone by Katherine Scott Crawford All welcome the merry month of May! In Brevard, the temperatures are on the upswing, the flowers are blooming, and the forest is full of spring wonders. Would you like to listen to live music, admire great art, see a play, take a guided […]

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Mortgage Rates Hit 9 Month Lows

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Mortgage rates posted more drops this week, lowering the borrowing costs of potential home shoppers and refinancers. Rates are now at a nine-month low, which helped boost mortgage applications more than 20 percent this week. “Lower mortgage rates combined with continued income growth and lower energy prices are all positive indicators for consumers that should lead to […]

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