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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.
Laurel Park Civic Association Did you know that Laurel Park has a Civic Association that has been in place for 55 years? This is a great group of volunteers that are committed to making Laurel Park a great place to live. The Laurel Park Civic Association sponsors programs, projects and activities...
Your moving checklist You just got an offer approved and now is the time to get organized. Starting early is the way to be ready when closing day comes. By getting these items done early, your stress level will be on a much lower level! Create a box you can call "Open Me First" Items you will nee...
68th Annual Apple Festival, August 29-September 1, 2014 When people think apples they don't think of Western North Carolina, but Henderson County has the 7th largest apple production of the country. There are about 200 apple growers here, and 65% of all apples grown in NC are grown in this county...
Henderson County Market Report June 2014 We are six months into the year and the Market is looking good.Let's look at the numbers: Homes Sold In a comparison from last year we are up 8.8%. From January 1 through June 30 of last year, 749 homes closed. This year of the same time frame there were 8...
Henderson County Market Update, May 2014 May was a great month, as it continued the positive move upward since the start of the year. Number of Homes Sold May saw 157 homes sold for the month, after a slow the first three months of the year. Last month was 159, and last May was also 159. As the n...
Hendersonville Ranks #2 in the State! In a recent study by Credit Donkey, on best cities in North Carolina Hendersonville came in second in the state for Best NC Cities to Live In. Beat out of the #1 spot by Mooresville, number three was Belmont and number four was Asheville. Credit Donkey used s...
When is Prime Time to Sell Your Second/Vacation Home? Before April 15th came and went, perhaps you and your accountant had one of those occasional chats about your assets and liabilities. If owning your vacation home in Hendersonville has resulted in more taxes or less financial gain than you’d p...
Beverly-Hanks and Associates has a new Hendersonville office location! Stop by and see our elegant new building, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  We are now located at 512 North Main Street in Hendersonville, NC 28792. Stop by and visit with me and see what we have to of...
Henderson County Market Report, April 2014 Homes Sold April closed out with a bang, with 159 homes selling. This was up from last months 108, and last years 135. It was one of the highest numbers we have seen in a long time. Days on Market The average number of days a home was on the market was 2...
Pardee Hospital Ranked Number 7 in The Nation for Safety The little town of Hendersonville got some great news this month. Their very own Pardee Hospital was ranked #7 in the nation for their Hospital Safety Score. They combined five safety categories into a score of 1-100, using Mortality, Re-ad...

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