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April 13, 2021

The Biltmore Grounds

 

Looking for a place to see your favorite flowers bloom in all the majestic colors of the rainbow. Take a little trip over to The Biltmore Gardens. The gardens are incredible this time of year. Biltmore Blooms from April 1st to around May 27th this year. If you want to know what is in full bloom check out the Bloom Report on the Biltmore website. While you are there you can visit the winery and take a tour and sample some delicious wines from the area.  There is definitely not a lack of things to do on your visit. You can walk along the French Broad River or through the gardens and meadows. Get a guided tour, ride bikes, walk your furry friend or just pamper yourself at the day spa. The Biltmore is a destination spot for everyone and will not disappoint.

 

April 7, 2021

Spring Break

Looking for something to do locally for yourself or with the family during Spring Break?

You can book a tour of Asheville with The Flying Bike and tool around the city and its Historic neighborhoods on an electric Bike. Which on some of these hills is greatly appreciated.

https://flyingbiketours.com/

If you're looking for an adventurous zipline you could cruise through the Blue Ridge treetops at Navitat Canopy Adventures. One of the sections stretches 3,600 feet and is about 350 feet above the forest floor.  You will get an incredible view which is well worth the heart-pounding adventure.

https://www.exploreasheville.com/listings/navitat-canopy-adventures/300/

Also, check out the Adventure Center of Asheville. Kids that are ages 8 + can enjoy the Canopy Zipline Tour or kids can go on the ZipKid which is a zip line designed for kids ages 4-10. They have bike rentals and a bike park for kids (young and young at heart) of all ages.  The Tree top Adventure Park is a challenge course for kids with over 77 challenges on 7 trails. It's a great thing to do on a sunny day.

https://www.exploreasheville.com/listings/adventure-center-of-asheville/7039/

If the weather has turned to rain you could visit the LEAF Global Arts Center and learn about music from all over the world there are different areas, like the Easel Rider art Bar and Instrument Petting Zoo. Just to name a few.https://theleaf.org/

 

You can check out the Asheville Art Museum. Become a member and get discounts on classes and tours. They are starting their Early Bird Yoga back up on April 17th.  Which is a great thing to do to get you and your kids to relax. Because we all need to relax a little.  Learn all about the local art scene here as well by taking an audio tour with smART guide.

https://www.ashevilleart.org/learn/

On any old day or on your spring break these places will not disappoint.

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2021

River Arts District / Greenway

 

The Greenway has been a major construction project that has re-built the roads in the River Arts District and along the east side of the French Broad River. Its been a much needed project to help rejuvenate and renovate the community around the River Arts District. Bringing new life to the area. 

 

It consist of a  2.2 miles of new bike lanes and a great path to walk your furry friends. They have also added 6 acres of new parkland and at least 200 new parking spots. By the Craven bridge you can find a few swings to just kick back in and relax. You could also hit up New Belgium and The Wedge for a beverage, or White Duck Taco and 12 Bones for for a bite to eat.  If your looking for something to do on your day off, this is a great things to get you outside and enjoy Asheville.

 

April 2, 2021

Happy Easter

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April 1, 2021

Home Inventory

With inventory so low, and homes selling so quickly, you need someone with access to the latest (and even upcoming) listings. Working with an informed, proactive agent like me can really improve your chances of finding (and closing on!) the right home. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #househunting #icanhelp #dreamhome #realestate #realestateagent #realtor

March 30, 2021

Closing Cost

As a buyer you have finally made it to the end of your long journey. You found the perfect home and neighborhood to live in. Now you are faced with the question :: What do I owe and what are these closing cost? Here is a little breakdown. Your Rockstar broker will be happy to go over all these with you before closing. It all becomes a reality as you are handed the keys to your new Home Sweet Home. 

 

 

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March 23, 2021

S & W Market Asheville

 

The S & W  building in downtown Asheville is one of my favorite art deco buildings in the city.

The building originally opened in 1929 as an upscale dining experience that served locally sourced food. It unfortunately has seen many businesses come and go over the past years.

The idea of the new S & W Market is to offer counter service for people to enjoy their favorite food and beer. Highland Brewery will be here along with 5 food stalls on the main floor. The food stalls will consist of  BUN INTENDED, THE TIMES BAR, BUXTON CHICKEN PALACE, PEACE LOVE TACOS, FARM DOGS and the HOP ICE CREAM. The mezzanine will feature Highlands taproom with seating for people to enjoy their favorite bevvy and food. It will also feature a private event space and street side seating. With its classy exterior I can't wait to see what has been done to the inside.

Looking forward to seeing another great space open back up in Asheville.

 

March 18, 2021

Gardening for health

Its getting to be that time of year to start sowing  the seeds of love into the ground in order to enjoy a little harvest in the summer before the heat kicks in.  If your fortunate enough to have an avid gardener as a neighbor that starts things indoors for you this will work too.

There are so many benefits of gardening. Family and Community Gardens foster feeling of connection, not only with your people but with your plants. Gardening can give you a sense of empowerment. Nothing screams empowerment more than watching something grow from seed while also giving you a creative calm.

You will also need to take care of yourself while gardening. Gardening invites you to get outside and take charge of your own need for exercise, healthy food and beautiful surroundings. If your digging and harvesting your immune system benefits form all of this. It is also so good for your mental state, your heart and your health.

Life is a garden so DIG IT.

 

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March 12, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway

If  you are looking for a spot to take an easy breezy hike or a more difficult heart pounding hike you have come to the right area. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most beautiful areas in the US. stretching 469 miles. I have lived by the ocean during different times in my life and the way the mountains seem to stretch on forever reminds me of being by the ocean where you can not see the end of it. Depending on which side of the mountain you are on you can catch a glorious sunrise or a gracious sunset, whichever you prefer.  Pull up to one of the overlooks for a picnic or check out the different places to camp. Keep in mind you can only camp in areas that are designated. Below are 2 websites. One is interactive and the other will give you levels of intensity and how far each hike actually is. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/hiking/

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/parkway-map/

March 4, 2021

New to the area?

If you are new to the area or you have lived here for a while and you are looking for something to do with your pup. Check out the WAGBAR in Weaverville.  Its a great space to bring your pup to socialize. We are not the only ones who have been cooped up during Covid. You can let your fur baby run free and make new friends. The atmosphere is full of joy with pups playing and people just happy to be outside in this beautiful weather. There are, what I like to call, life guards on site that handle any unnecessary roughness between the puppers which is a nice change from the usual dog park. 

You can also enjoy a cold or hot beverage of your choosing and on occasion you can catch a local food truck as well.  Waggin Meals also makes there own dog food if your are looking for a healthier alternative to store bought dog food. There is a membership fee to bring your pup or you can just stop in and enjoy all the smiles on the dogs faces. The link is below to learn more.  Let yourself and your pup live life at its best.  Go check it out you won't be disappointed.

https://www.wagbar.com/wagbar

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