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WNC’s Real Estate Markets Have Reached an Equilibrium

Beverly-Hanks delivers their first quarter market report. Neal Hanks, Jr., President of Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ, recently delivered the company’s first quarter Real Estate Market Report.  According to the Beverly-Hanks Q1 2019 Real Estate Market Report, the Federal Finance Housing Agency reported a 7.53% price increase in the Asheville MSA last year. “The report also indicated a slight decrease in home prices during the fourth quarter of 2018,” said Hanks. “This could certainly be signaling some change.” Sales pace across the region has also tapered off in recent months. In a trend that began in the summer of 2017, the regional sales pace growth slowed to 0.3% over the last 12 months. “A supply shortage in certain price ranges is creating drag on the growth of the region’s sales pace,” said Hanks. “Overall, we expect that sales pace will remain on par with 2018 for the coming quarter.” Throughout the region as a whole, there continues to be an ample supply of homes for sale over $750,000, as well as good supply in the moderate price ranges. However, WNC is seeing an ongoing shortage of homes priced under $400,000. This shortage is most pronounced close to town centers like Asheville, Brevard, and …

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BROTHER WOLF SEEKS URGENT COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES BEGIN UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

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Leah Craig Fieser, Brother Wolf’s new Executive Director who joined the organization in February when founder Denise Bitz resigned, has spent the past couple of months reviewing financial information and working closely with staff and board members to best understand the state of the organization. When Fieser began her role, she vowed to lead the organization with accountability and transparency.

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS PRESENTS PINTS & POSES

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Monthly Yoga Class includes UpCountry Brewing Craft Beer Ticket Sales to Benefit WNC YMCA Asheville Outlets is pleased to present Pints & Poses, a 45-minute yoga class led by instructors from the WNC YMCA, which includes a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing. The class is $10 per person and ticket sales benefit the WNC YMCA. Registration is at the door. Participants must be 21+ years old. Pints & Poses will be held at Asheville Outlets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Dates include: May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17, 2019. Each class will be held outdoors in the court in front of Nike Factory Store. If there is inclement weather, the classes will be moved to the Food Court. “Pints & Poses at Asheville Outlets is a fun evening of yoga for all levels. Plus, participants will enjoy a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing, one of the finest craft brewers in Asheville,” explains Asheville Outlets General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We are also pleased to partner with the WNC YMCA and help fund crucial community programs”.

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The Wine & Oyster Opens in Downtown Asheville

A popular neighborhood eatery has set its sights on a new shell in the pearl of the city. The Wine and Oyster reopens Friday, April 19, bringing bold global wines and fresh flavor-packed oysters to Downtown Asheville.   “We are excited and love our new location,” said Steve Klein, owner of The Wine & Oyster.  The restaurant first opened in Biltmore Village as a franchise location of Virgola, a New York-based wine bar in 2017. They shucked the franchise the following year, becoming independently owned and operated as The Wine & Oyster.  Klein said he hopes the move from Biltmore Village to 3 Biltmore Avenue will give the restaurant a fresh footprint in Asheville’s restaurant scene.  “It’s such a fun area and we are looking forward to serving the community and to a bright future as part of the Asheville restaurant community,” Klein said. The new 1,700 square foot space is equipped for hot food production, an aspect that will allow the restaurant to expand their former raw bar and cold menu.  The Wine and Oyster will now serve a full lunch and dinner menu peppered with fresh seafood dishes, homemade pastas, paninis and po’ boys.  “Everything from our oysters to …

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