4 Asheville Area Real Estate Properties To See – March 2016

The Asheville Real Estate market is thriving once again, with a large variety of properties to choose from. Whether you want to live in the City, or on the outskirts of town, we have a few selections for you:

Asheville-Real-Estate-MLS-3135889

MLS# 3135889 – For sale $449,900 – 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 5545 Square Feet

Asheville Real Estate MLS 3144490

MLS# 3144490 – For sale $205,000 – 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1768 Square Feet

Asheville Real Estate MLS 3151591

MLS# 3151591 – For sale $50,000

Asheville Real Estate MLS 3152171

MLS# 3152171 – For sale $989,000 – 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 2 Partial Bathrooms, 6073 Square Feet

Keller Williams Biltmore Village-The Pat and Donna Team

Biltmore Village is such a quaint​,​ yet extraordinary​,  place to visit! It was the brain child of George Vanderbilt. He hired prominent New York architect, Richard Morris Hunt, who had previously designed houses for various Vanderbilt family members.

Vanderbilt’s idea was to replicate the working estates in Europe. He had Richard Morris Hunt and Fredrick Law Olmsted (landscape architect) design Biltmore Village to be extremely compatible in style and landscaping as that of the Biltmore House and estate grounds.

At the time the village included rental cottages, post office, doctors office, school, and a church. The church today is know as the Cathedral of All Soulsteam-shots-123456

Today Biltmore Village includes new stores, shops, and some of Asheville’s top restaurants.

​I​t is the perfect night out for foodies and friends! Biltmore Village is a “can’t miss” opportunity in Asheville, NC. 
​While you are here just go the street and visit The Pat and Donna Team!  We would love to see you.

 

 

 

 

The Pat & Donna Team Receives The Keller Williams Platinum Award

Pat & Donna Team KW Platinum Award

The Pat & Donna Team is more than excited to announce that we are the recipients of the Platinum Award from Keller Williams Professionals. Our whole team, which is based in Asheville North Carolina, is who has made this happen. One of us can only do so much; and our partners, staff, clients and friends have all been a part of our grand success. We look forward to a wonderful and prosperous 2016! Thank you.

The Pat and Donna team is BOLD and here is how BOLD will help you….our client.

At Keller Williams we believe that knowledge is power. The entire Pat and Donna team is enrolled in a training called BOLD. In this training we are learning how to be better Real Estate Consultants to help our clients achieve their goals and climb to the next level of their lives.

During BOLD we have learned “BOLD” laws which we apply to our business. While business is important, our personal lives are just as important. We believe these laws apply to every aspect of our lives and want to share them with the most important people in our business….you, our client.

BOLD law #1

What you focus on expands.

When you were a teenager did you ever have to have that one special pair of jeans? I mean … the jeans you couldn’t live without, the jeans that make everyone turn and stare, the jeans that would change your life. You longed for those jeans, you looked at them in the store window, begged and pleaded with your parents promising chores, straight A’s , anything and everything….you had to have them! After all EVERYONE had them. Everywhere you turned someone was strutting along in your jeans! The jeans became foremost on your mind above almost everything else…that is until the style changed and your mind moved onto something else. This applies to every aspect of our lives. If we focus on the negative, negative things happen. On the flip-side, if we focus on the positive, positive things happen. At the Pat and Donna Team, we choose to focus on our clients and on providing them with outstanding service. We help you stay focused on what is important to you and your family …regardless of where you are in your home buying and/or selling process. We choose to focus on YOU so you can focus on what’s most important for you.

YOU!!!

What’s important to YOU?

 

What’s important, to YOU, about selling your house?  Is it because your family is increasing and you want a bigger house? Your children have left the nest and you want a smaller house? A larger yard for the children to play, or the pets to roam, and a new tractor? A smaller yard with less to mow? Closer to family? Farther from family? Closer to the conveniences of town? Privacy in the country?  What is your motivation?

 

Can you see it?  

 

Can you see yourself somewhere other than where you live now?  Is the picture clear?  Your conscience mind creates the picture of your new surroundings.  If you close your eyes, can you see your family and friends gathered in your new backyard, smell the burgers grilling on the barbeque, and hear the bounty of laughter from the children playing; the joy of one another’s company brings warmth to your soul.  STOP! was that painful? Okay, if that picture just left you clamoring for privacy and you are now  a nervous wreck, let’s try this again.  Close your eyes  and imagine yourself sitting outside on your new front porch surrounded by thick foliage, the fresh aroma after a gentle rain, the rustling of  the leaves as the wind blows through the trees, and the gentle rhythm of the babbling brook; only the sounds of nature and the turning of the page fill your ears.  Is this your motivation?

 

Are you ready to dig deeper?

 

Discovering the true motivation behind selling your house will decrease a huge amount of stress you will feel as you endure the tedious task of having your home “show ready” at all times. The answers behind your motivation will reveal how open and willing you are to negotiate an offer and whether you are truly ready to sell and move.  Asking yourself more questions…and the right questions… will reveal the reality behind your motivation.  Your surface desire shows up in a bigger house, a smaller house, more or less privacy, and the list goes on…deeper is where you find the answers.  Are you ready to find your motivation?

 

Are you ready for the journey?

 

The Pat and Donna Team’s tagline is “We are all about real estate,” but the deeper meaning behind the slogan is YOU, “We are all about YOU.”  Entering into a committed journey to help navigate you through one of the biggest decisions and largest financial transactions you will face, and helping you discover if selling is right for you is what we do best.  YOU are our motivation!

 

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 and do it.

Advice From and Expert ​

We listened to advice from Ben Kinney this past week.  He started by buying a home and moving into it, fixing it up and selling it in two years and then buying another property and doing the same thing. He is now one of the most respected brokers and investors in the world.  He started with nothing but a dream.  Look him up when you can.  It will be worth your time.
Pat Puckridge
pat@patanddonna.com