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Rich Cooke specializes primarily in Western North Carolina real estate, including the cities of Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Mills River, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville, Tryon and Saluda.
Henderson County Absorption Rates: March 2013 Absorption Rates allow one to get an idea of how long it will take for the current inventory to deplete itself. It effects sellers by giving them an indication of how long it could take for their home to sell. Keep in mind that tis is a general number...
Overall, the Henderson County real estate market is seeing improvements from previous years.  Total homes sold in 2012 were up a whopping 31% over 2011's figures (989 in 2011 vs 1355 in 2012).  The amount of days a home was on the market before it sold went down 23% (from 226 in 2011 to 179 in 20...
ATTENTION: Hendersonville citizens.  Earlier this week, the fire department issued a scam warning.  Recently, the department was made aware that someone has been calling Hendersonville residents claiming they are with the Hendersonville Fire Department and soliciting money on their behalf.  The f...
Chilly weather doesn't mean you always have to stay indoors.  How about a ride down Moonshine Mountain?  No...there's no actual "moonshine" involved, just pure, snow tubing joy.  You won't find skiers, snowboarders or even sledders there since only snow tubing is allowed on this Hendersonville mo...
Punxsutawney Phil isn't the only groundhog offering predictions on how long winter will last.  You don't have travel all the way to Pennsylvania.  Celebrate Groundhog Day right here in Hendersonville with our very own prestidigitating groundhog Grady. Saturday, February 2nd, Grady the Groundhog w...
The economy has hit everyone hard, including Western North Carolina.  Even so, there are signs that it is slowly but steadily improving.  Henderson County has made necessary changes and restructuring of funds to keep their heads afloat and their residents happy.  Even with a shaky economy, the He...
Recycling has become a habit for many Hendersonville residents.  By recycling, we reduce the amount of waste that fills up the landfills as well as the amount of natural resources we use up in creating certain items, which reduces the strain on our environment.  The City has had a recycling progr...
I certainly hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones.  I certainly did!  It's sad to see the decorations coming down.  You spent so much time decorating your tree that you are probably going to want to keep it up at least until after the new year.  But, what do you do with it...
Have you finished your Christmas shopping or are you still trying to figure out what to give to whom?  If you're like many people around the country, you are probably still scrambling to figure out how to get everything done in time.  The Blue Ridge Mall is probably foremost on your agenda.  Whil...
Ahhh!  Can you smell that?  Christmastime is in the air.  It seems everywhere you look, decorations abound.  That even includes our cherished historic Hendersonville inns.  For anyone who enjoys history and the holidays, you're in for a real treat.  Hop in your car this Sunday, December 9th, to j...

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