Join Us For Christmas In July

Sharing our Mountain Heritage! One of the best, old fashioned summer festivals in the South drawing thousands to historic downtown West Jefferson each July! Christmas in July is a free-admission event featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade arts & crafts throughout the region while celebrating the farm-grown Christmas Tree industry Ashe County is […]

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to offer, and whether a fixer-upper house is right for you.  TV […]

Why Investors Continue to Beat Out First-Time Home Buyers

Look out, first-time buyers. Your biggest competition is not other real estate newbies like yourselves, but mom and pop investors looking to establish a stream of rental income. Darn you, mom and pop! A recent report shows that these deep-pocketed investors are focusing on the most affordable segments of the market: smaller homes in both suburban […]

Rental Listing Scams

Moving to a new city? Planning a vacation? As you consider issues like size, cost, and location of the rental, also consider this: that rental listing could be a scam. Scammers often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available to trick people into sending money before they find out the truth. How Rental Scams […]

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is fast approaching in Ashe County. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and go shopping outside. The Ashe County Farmer’s Market offers fresh seasonal produce, a wide variety of nursery items, flowers and plants, locally raised meats, artisan cheeses, homemade breads and pastries, honey, molasses, jams, jellies, as well as fine, locally […]