Giving Back With Asheville Back To School

Pat & Donna Back To School Asheville

The Pat & Donna Team is so happy we had the opportunity to run a “Back To School” campaign in Asheville where we collected so many school supplies for children in need! The recipient was Oakley Elementary School located on the east side of town, Franklin School of Innovation which is a charter school on Sardis Rd, Fairview Elementary, 2 Teachers at Leicester Elementary, and Madison Early College. A huge THANK YOU to all of the wonderful folks in our Asheville area community who helped make this happen.

Exciting News from Freddie for Investors

If you are a real estate investor or (possibly more importantly) want to become an investor, help is on the way.  In recent years, lending for investment properties was so limited that only the independently wealthy could establish a solid portfolio for income or retirement.

Changes Effective on October ​24, 2015​

1.  Freddie Mac says lenders can now lend on 6 properties instead of 4. 2.  Lenders can offer an 85/15 loan to value ratio 3.  You no longer have to have two years of property management experience in order to use rental income in qualifying for a loan. 4.  Freddie removed the rental loss insurance requirement in place for income to be included as qualifying.

​Just Get Started

Figure out how much you can put down.  If you have $15,000 to start your portfolio, you can buy a $100,000 property, etc.  Just figure out what you can do […]

I admit I am a FoodNetwork addict.

I admit I am a FoodNetwork addict. The television series, Chopped, is one of my favorite shows.  The premise behind the show is 4 competitors, 3 courses, and a basket of 4 mystery food items for each cooking round.  Each chef is allowed 20-30 minutes to prepare each course. Judges will then critique the prepared dishes. One chef is “chopped” each round for failing to impress the judges with: creativity, presentation, and taste.  Yes, you may think it sounds pretty easy, especially  if your mystery basket was full of butter, flour, milk, and bacon.  Well, I could easily whip up a delicious plate of biscuits, gravy, and bacon with a basket like that.  However, the difficulty arises when the mystery basket of ingredients are so strange or such an odd combination that you don’t know where to start.  Items such as: eel, dried shiitake mushrooms, haricot vert, […]

Why great real estate agents ask you to come into the office before showing you homes.

 

Have you ever driven by what you thought was the perfect home, grabbed your phone, called the agent

right away so you could see the home, only to be completely let down when you went inside? Do you

wonder why agents ask you to meet them at the office instead of at a property? The answer is

simple…A professional real estate agent needs to get to know you before going out to any property.

They need to know your likes, dislikes, your motivation for buying, your top 5 “must haves” things you

cannot live without. They need to dig deep and have a great interview. They need to know what your

budget is. There is nothing worse than finding that “perfect” home only to be let down because the

price is out of your budget. They know your time is valuable and strive to be the […]

Back To School in Asheville with Pat & Donna

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So many kids in our local Asheville area community need “Back To School” items. Our children have a long list to shop for, and sometimes the funds just aren’t there. So the Pat & Donna Team at Keller Williams of Biltmore Village is having a Back To School campaign and fundraiser to help our little ones in need. Join us in supporting education and our next generation. Thank you!

Do you want to live in the best place in the world?

There is just nothing better than living in these Western NC mountains!  It’s gorgeous, the mountains are just beautiful, well…..and the people are the best!

I am a native of Asheville and the truth is I would not live anywhere else.  You will find many people here who feel the same way about Asheville and the surrounding areas.

If you are looking for the next place to find a home, it just may be Asheville, NC.  If you have to move to another place, please let our team help you.  We can make it simple and efficient…..we sure would hate to see you leave Asheville, NC…..sometimes you just don’t have a choice!

Please contact us at 828-277-8685.  We want you to live in the best place in the world!

Donna Prinz

This is …….Real Real Estate

The most valuable service I can provide my client, is the ability to educate my clients in all areas of a real estate transaction, so I send can send my clients towards a direction that will benefit them not only short term but long term as well.
We have an obligation to our clients to do the right thing and if this means holding off to close the deal on another day, that is exactly what we should do.
I recognize that by doing these things, I can forge a relationship that will last a lifetime. For me this is a win/win scenario. Success with people starts and ends with trust and honesty. The communication of these core values through your words and actions undoubtedly will send you to the front of the pack.
This is …….Real Real Estate
Heather Hines
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Let’s Build a House

I’ll just go out on a limb and say  that building a home can be one of the most stressful life events ever.  Even though you may know exactly what you want in a house, you still have to be able to impart that to an architect and then to a builder.  So many things can be lost in translation and then there is the fact that you might realize you were wrong…go figure…about what you thought you wanted.  And then….where do you put light switches, light fixtures, doors, paint colors, flooring…on and on.  Not to mention, if you have a significant other, you need to agree on those things.  Therein lies the stress part.  Once you’re done, you most likely will love the finished product.  Most likely you will still have your significant other.  But will you have your sanity?  YOU WILL! […]

STOP and Smell the Roses!!

STOP – AND SMELL THOSE ROSES

 By Donna Prinz

 

SO YOU ARE FATIGUED, TIRED, AND PLAIN WORN OUT FROM WORKING “x” AMOUNT OF HOURS A WEEK, KEEPING UP WITH YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME, AND ANY OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES THAT FALL ON YOUR SHOULDERS. YOU MAY HAVE CHILDREN, PARENTS, OR A SPOUSE THAT YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF DUE TO AN ILLNESS. LIFE THROWS ALL KINDS OF THINGS OUR WAY AND WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES FIRST. IF WE ARE GOOD, THEN WE CAN HELP OTHERS MORE EFFECTIVELY AND MORE LOVINGLY.

 

IN THIS DAY AND TIME, IT IS JUST RUN, RUN, RUN!!! THE MENTALITY IS THAT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW AND EXACTLY RIGHT!

 

WOW!!! Who can keep up this pace? NO ONE!

 

 

Here are some ideas […]

The REAL Real Estate

Our number one job as real estate professionals, is to educate homeowners in order to facilitate the transaction of real property. By doing this we save clients time, trouble, and money.  Being an expert in real estate brokerage means that you have thorough knowledge of ALL the many different fields that a real estate transaction can encompass. Economics, Financing, Law, Governmental Programs and Foreclosure are to name a few.

Since 2008, foreclosure has been a hot topic. Thankfully, realtors are encountering instances of foreclosure less and less. However, there are  homeowners that will continue to face this problem and will need our help.
Recently, I was contacted by a realtor 3 days prior to a home going into foreclosure, wanting help for their client. At this point there was nothing we could do. Time is of the essence when facing a foreclosure sale date and […]