Simone Bernhard is one of those rare birds who grew up in Asheville. A passionate student of Asheville’s history, Simone led walking architectural and historical tours of downtown and knows the area with a depth and appreciation for the development and potential of each neighborhood. Simone’s years of training as a musician have given her an eye for details as well as the ability to see how they relate to the big picture. In her varied career working for local non-profits (including the Asheville Art Museum, Arts Council, Asheville Symphony, NC Stage, Preservation Society, and more), Simone’s care and diligence on behalf of those she served marked her as a standout employee, volunteer and friend who knows just about everyone in town! Simone brings these talents to her work for Preferred Properties and orchestrates the intimidating process of buying or selling a home with a deft and personable charm.
Cell Phone: (828) 989-2145
Phone: (828) 258-2953
James studied Business Administration, with a concentration in Economics, at High Point University. After graduating he returned to Asheville to begin his career. He entered the real estate field to help people meet their real estate goals, striving to make buying or selling a home an enjoyable, stress free experience. He wants to ensure that clients receive a realistic outlook of what they can expect and can get in today's market. If you have any questions about my real estate services, or what I can do to help you, please don't hesitate to ask. I look forward to hearing from you!
Cell: (828) 231-2192
Phone: (828) 210-9400
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just 10 miles north of downtown asheville, north carolina
Weaverville is a great example of Main Street America.
Downtown you can find great restaurants, art galleries, and locally made crafts.
Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and downtown Asheville, Weaverville is close to everything..yet just far enough away.
Take a stroll around Lake Louise Park, visit the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, or hike the Mountain-to-Sea Trail.
Inn on Main Street Vacation Rental (Formerly a B&B), 88 S Main Street, Weaverville
Miya Gallery, 20 N Main Street, Weaverville
"The mountains of Western North Carolina have long provided a rich and fertile home for artists and artisans, both those born in the mountains and those drawn here to the lively arts scene of this area." www.miyagallery.com
Mangum Pottery, 16 N Main Street, Weaverville
"Rob and Beth Mangum, from Mangum Pottery Studio and Gallery in Weaverville near Asheville, NC, strive to find the union between heritage and contemporary design. Their creative process is guided by the clay itself, through years of studying the nature of the materials." www.mangumpottery.com
Curtis Wright Outfitters, 24 N Main St, Weaverville
Come spend a day on the river with us in Western NC! We can cover all your fly fishing needs from outfitting to guide services. Check out our two locations. www.curtiswrightoutfitters.com
Well-Bred Bakery & Café, 26 N. Main Street, Weaverville
"Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 20 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville's Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate." www.wellbredbakery.com
Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Rd, Weaverville
"We make exceptionally high quality and beautifully designed home goods, accessories, and craft knitting and weaving yarns using natural fibers like wool, alpaca, silk, mohair, and organic cotton. We are textile lovers, designers, and total creatures of comfort. Our work reflects who we are in a style that is both simple and modern. Our facility is a Gold LEED certified building, so sustainability is literally the foundation of everything we do and is taken into account in each decision we make."
You can call to arrange a tour of the mill. (855) 693-4237 www.echoviewnc.com
Brown's Floral Design, 25 N Main Street, Weaverville
Reems Creek Nursery, 76 Monticello Road, Weaverville
Allgood Coffee, 10 S Main Street, Weaverville
For most people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will ever make. It is no wonder then that many home-buyers employ professionals to inspect the structural and mechanical systems of the home and report on their condition. While sellers also employ home inspectors to alert them to problems with their homes which could arise later in the transaction, this brochure is written from the viewpoint of the potential home-buyer. It is designed to give consumers a better understanding of the home inspection process, what a home inspection is, who can perform an inspection and what to expect. If you have further questions regarding home inspections and home inspectors, contact a Preferred Properties agent at www.preferredprop.com, 828-210-9400 or 828-258-2953
Q: What is a home inspection?
A: A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing system, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (usually a homebuyer) an understanding of their condition. It is also important to know what a home inspection is not! It is not an appraisal of the property’s value; nor should you expect it to address the cost of repairs. It does not guarantee that the home complies with building codes (which are subject to periodic change) or protect you in the event an item inspected fails in the future. [Note: warranties can be purchased to cover many items.] No home inspection should be considered a “technically exhaustive” evaluation; rather, it is an evaluation of the property on the day it is inspected, taking into consideration normal wear and tear.
Q: Can anyone perform a home inspection?
A: No. Only persons licensed by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board are permitted to perform home inspections for compensation. To qualify for licensure, they must satisfy certain education and experience requirements and pass a state licensing examination. Their inspections must be conducted in accordance with the Board’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Q: Why should I have the home inspected?
A: Most home-buyers lack the knowledge, skill and emotional detachment needed to inspect homes themselves. By using the services of a licensed home inspector, home-buyers can gain an understanding of the condition of the property, especially whether any items are so defective as to impair function or warrant further investigation by a specialist.
Q: In my home purchase I have chosen to sign the standard Offer to P Contract* form which many real estate and legal professionals use. It states that I have the right to have inspections to determine the condition of the house during a due diligence period. Will the home inspection identify all problems at the home? * Jointly approved and copyrighted by the NC REALTORS® and the North Carolina Bar Association.
A: Home inspectors typically inspect structural components (floors, walls, roofs, chimneys, foundations, etc.), mechanical systems (plumbing, electrical, heating/air conditioning), installed appliances and other major components of the property. The Home Inspector Licensure Board’s Standards of Practice do not require home inspectors to report on wood-destroying insects, environmental contamination, pools and spas, detached structures and cosmetic issues. Always ask the home inspector if he or she covers all the things that are important to you. If not, it is your responsibility to arrange for an inspection of these items by the appropriate professionals. For a description of the services to be provided by the home inspector (and the cost), you should read carefully the written contract which the home inspector must give you and which you must sign before the home inspection can be performed.
Q: How will I know if I need other/additional inspections?
A: A home inspection is just one of several types of inspections you may wish to have performed. You should consider obtaining a Wood Destroying Insect Report as well as a Septic Inspection when applicable; your lender may require one or both of these. Your home inspection report may recommend further evaluation by a specialist such as licensed mechanical, electrical, plumbing contractors or a professional engineer. You can discuss these issues with your home inspector and your broker and they can often suggest other professionals for you to consider.
Q: How do I request a home inspection, and who will pay for it?
A: You can arrange for the home inspection or ask your real estate agent to assist you. Unless you otherwise agree, you will be responsible for payment of the home inspection and any subsequent inspections. If the inspection is to be performed after you have signed the purchase contract, be sure to schedule the inspection as soon as possible to allow adequate time for any repairs to be performed.
Q: Should I be present when the home inspection is performed?
A: Whenever possible, you should be present. The inspector can review with you the results of the inspection and point out any problems found. Usually the inspection of the home can be completed in two to three hours (the time can vary depending upon the size and age of the dwelling). The home inspector must give you a written report of the home inspection within three business days after the inspection is performed (unless otherwise stated in your contract with the home inspector). The home inspection report is your property. The home inspector may only give it to you and may not share it with other persons without your permission.
Q: Are all inspection reports the same?
A: No. While the Home Inspector Licensure Board has established a minimum requirement for report-writing, reports can vary greatly. They can range from a “checklist” of the systems and components to a full narrative including photographs. A home inspector is required to give you a written “Summary” of the inspection identifying any system or component that does not function as intended, or has tangible evidence that warrants further investigation by a specialist. The summary may also describe any system or component that poses a safety concern. The summary does not represent everything you need to know about the home. Carefully read and understand the entire home inspection report.
Q: What should I do if I feel something has been missed on the inspection?
A: Before any repairs are made (except emergency repairs), call the inspector or inspection company to discuss the problem. Many times a “trip charge” can be saved by explaining the problem to the inspector who can answer the question over the telephone. This also gives the inspector a chance to promptly handle any problems that may have been overlooked in the inspection.
Q: If, following the home inspection, the seller repairs an item found in the home inspection, may I have the home inspector perform a “re-inspection?”
A: Yes. Some repairs may not be as straightforward as they might seem. The inspector may be able to help you evaluate the repair, but you should be aware that the re-inspection is not a warranty of the repairs that have been made. Some home inspectors charge a fee for re-inspections.
This brochure is a joint publication of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board and the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Provided to the public http://www.ncrec.gov/brochures/print/inspections.pdf
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Enjoy five-minute access to Downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn, and Parkway. This distinctive property has spectacular 20-mile, year-round mountain views. Home has massive great room with soaring wooden ceiling. Eat-in kitchen is enormous with huge peninsula. A large deck provides ample space for outdoor living and entertaining. Parquet floor is mahogany; accent walls are tongue-and-groove redwood. Full basement w/ garage & workshop. Driveway is gentle with room for motorhome.
We are not the superstore of real estate companies; we are the specialty store that knows the neighborhood, the neighbors, and the ins and outs of Asheville like the back of our hands. Founded in 1968, Preferred Properties of Asheville agents have earned a sparkling reputation for integrity, professionalism, and unmatched customer service. www.PreferredProp.com