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Say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012 with a memorable Western North Carolina New Year’s Eve celebration! You’ll find New Year festivities that include everything from solving a murder mystery and dinner,  to music and dancing!

Inn on Church -201 Third Avenue West, Hendersonville NC (828) 696-2001
Solve a murder mystery, enjoy an elegant dinner and dance the night away at Inn on Church New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner. Spend the night and guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Season’s at Highland Lake Inn – 182 Highland Lake Dr, Flat Rock, NC (828) 696-9094
Ring in the New Year with a fabulous three-course dinner and the sounds of live jazz music at Season’s restaurant a Highland Lake Inn. Festivities get started at 6:45pm and don’t end until 1:00am.

The Grove House Entertainment Complex – 11 Grove St, Asheville, NC (828) 505-1612
Celebrate the New Year with music and dancing beginning at 8pm. Tickets include admission to three clubs with DJ’s playing a variety of music. With complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, and a midnight balloon drop, you’ll bring in the New Year in style.

Appalachian Vintner – 2-B Huntsman Place, Asheville NC (828) 505-7500
Sample the rare cellar aged beer and wine direct from the Appalachian Vintner’s cellars from 3:30pm to 8pm. and find a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne to bring home for your own midnight toast!

Contact Jay & Jewell Kaiser, for information on Western North Carolina homes.  We are the most informed professionals in our market area and we will make your  North Carolina real estate experience productive and successful.

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As we come into the winter months, many Brevard would-be home sellers will think about holding off on listing their home, waiting for the perceived “selling season” to put their home on the market. But if you’re ready to sell your home now, is waiting until spring and summer a better option? Surprisingly, no… Not according to the data, it isn’t.
Analyzing a year’s worth of data by season on three quarters of a million homes listed across the country found:
  • Homes listed in winter sell faster: 46 days in winter vs. 55 days in summer.
  • Homes listed in winter are more likely to sell: 59.2% sell in winter vs. 53.1% sell in summer.
  • Homes listed in winter sell closest to their original price: a 2.7% drop from the final price in winter vs. a 5.2% drop from the final price in summer, worth more than $7,000 on a $300,000 home.
Although spring-listed homes sell the fastest,  winter comes in second at six percent below the median, while homes listed in summer and fall both sell slower than the median (12% and 16%, respectively).  Overall, winter-listed homes sell best and they sell 1.4 %  closer to their original list price than the median.
If you’ve been thinking of putting your Brevard home on the market, but think you’ll get better results if you wait until spring or summer, winter may actually be a better time!
Contact Jay & Jewell Kaiser, through honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to your needs, we will make your Brevard, North Carolina real estate experience productive and successful.
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The Holiday Tour of Homes in Brevard, the Transylvania Arts Council’s annual fundraiser for their arts-in-schools program, will be held this Saturday, December 10. Chosen for their architecture, location, art collections, or decor, the six homes featured in this year’s tour will take you from downtown Brevard into Straus, Windover Farms, and Connestee Falls. Meet the hosts of each of these special homes and explore the interesting historic features, craftmanship, and collections found within.

The weekend will also be full of opportunities to not only support the Arts Council and other local artists, but to also check items off your holiday gift list as well. Visit Santa’s Palette Holiday Show & Sale taking place at the Arts Council to find hand-crafted items such as paintings, jewelry, and hand-dyed wearables, stop by the local potters Annual Holiday Open House on Hwy. 276 and explore a variety of unique pottery pieces, or browse the works of 28 local artists with just one stop to Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative in downtown Brevard.

While touring and shopping, you might be looking for a spot to grab a bite to eat, so stop by Mayberry’s at 30 West Main Street in Brevard where a percentage of proceeds from lunch on December 10 will benefit the Transylvania County Arts Council.

Contact Jay and Jewell Kaiser for information on Brevard real estate. Through honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to your needs, we will make your Brevard, North Carolina real estate experience productive and successful.

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