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Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel tells the story of a fictionalized Asheville, N.C. In it he writes, “Dull people filled him with terror.” This observation makes sense given that only a handful of people lived in the small town of Montford when Wofle was growing up. However, the neighborhood was annexed to the city of Asheville in...

As markets across the country stretch tight with low inventory and high selling prices, many homeowners fear, and even boycott, low-income housing. Specifically, homeowners are wary of the integration of HUD supported Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing projects. Why? Some believe that these government supported homes may lower the values of properties...

If there’s one real estate trend that’s surely taken flight over the last couple years, it’s drones (pun very much intended). Drones are leveling-up listing photos, turning basic from-the-ground house shots into aerial masterpieces that showcase the entire property—water features, landscapes, mountain views, and more. A recent panel at The National Association...

Each year, RISMedia holds its annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner in conjunction with NAR's REALTORS® Conference & Expo. This year, the event was held in Orlando, Fla. Here's a brief photo recap of the truly remarkable event featuring keynote speaker Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity and current chairman of Kayak.com. Related:

We're back to scrounging up the wacky and wonderful here on Housecall. In this edition, let's look at some of the craziest kitchens around. Green fever This strange, abstract design in lime green is sure to appeal to someone, somewhere. Source: UpToDesign Minimalist This modern, sleek design has you going “What kitchen, where?” Source: emmas blogg Ultra mod This...

It’s November. The temperature has dropped, and it has even snowed (or flurried) in some areas. Not feeling particularly pilgrim-y and being ready to break out the eggnog are symptoms of Christmas fever. If you or any of your loved ones have experienced this, know that you are not alone. According to a very unofficial poll I just ran in my head, 80 percent of people...

There are three kinds of people who know about New Haven: the ones who live in the area, the ones who know people who live in the area, and the ones who know of Yale. I used to belong to the second group, until graduation forced me to migrate outside of the comforts of Purchase, N.Y. and into the loving arms of New Haven. After having lived there for six months,...

By Matt Metcalf 2017 promises to be an interesting year in real estate. Facing the Millennial Effect, interest rate questions and economic changes, it’s important for REALTORS® to devote time investigating both their state and local real estate trends as well as the national factors determining 2017. Below are four promising trends that will shape the market this...

Over the past 12 months, single women made up 17 percent of all homebuyers TWEET, purchasing at twice the rate of their single male counterparts, according to a new annual report from the National Association of REALTORS®. Furthermore, 2016 research from MGIC Connects shows single women representing the...

Think Georgetown and you probably think prime hangout for American University, George Washington University, and of course, Georgetown University students. Countless bars and restaurants are to thank for this steady influx of youngsters that keep the area lively and engaging. Yet, that is not all there is to Georgetown, a neighborhood that has been recognized as a...