WHO REPRESENTS YOU?
READ THIS BROCHURE FIRST!

Why not print off my personal brochure
(because I know you can't get enough of me!)

Are you ready to buy a home? Be prepared!  Here is how
(part 1)

You read part one so you think you are prepared but honestly, there is still more to
know!  Keep reading!
(part 2)

The North Carolina Association of Realtors put out these wonderful advisories to help
Sellers and Buyers through this process. Read the
Seller Advisory and Buyers
Advisory
here!

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LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY SITES
Asheville Chamber of Commerce:  
(828) 258-6101 or
www.ashevillechamber.org
Buncombe County Government:  www.buncombecounty.org
Madison County Government: www.madisoncountync.org

SCHOOLS
Buncombe County Schools:  www.buncombe.k12.nc.us    (828) 255-5921
Get a report card on any school in North Carolina:
www.ncreportcards.com/src

SEPTIC INFORMATION:
Buncombe County Health Department:  (828) 250-5016
Madison County Health Department:  (828) 649-3531
Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems, by the
EPA

WELL WATER INFORMATION:
Well Owners web site:  EPA

UTILITIES
Electricity - Duke Energy    (800) 452-2777 / (800) 777-9898
French Broad Electric (828) 649-2051 or (800) 222-6190
Natural Gas - Public Service Co. of NC (PSNC) - (877) 776-2427
City Sewer (Asheville) - Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) (828) 254 9646
City Water (Asheville) - (828) 251-1122

TELEPHONE / INTERNET / CABLE
Charter Communications   (800) 955-7766
Frontier Communications
AT&T Phone

BUILDING INFORMATION:
Buncombe County Building Permits / Inspections:  (828) 250-5360
Madison County Building Inspection and Zoning:  (828) 649-3766

MORTGAGE INFORMATION:
Get your credit rating:  www.myfico.com

AREA NEWSPAPERS
Asheville Citizen Times - www.citizen-times.com
Mountain Express - www.mountainx.com

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Asheville VA Medical Center  (828)298-7911
Mission Hospitals  (828) 213 -1111
Thomas Rehabilitation Hospitals (828) 274-2400

TRANSPORTATION
Asheville Regional Airport:  (828) 684-2226

DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES
Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C        62 miles             
Greensboro, NC                          165 miles
Knoxville, TN                                113 miles             
Atlanta, GA                                  204 miles
Charlotte, NC                               115 miles             
Raleigh, NC                                 240 miles
Columbia, SC                               152 miles             
Charleston, SC                             268 miles
Cincinnati, OH                               341 miles             
Richmond, VA                                355 miles
Birmingham, Ala                            357 miles             
Jacksonville, FL                             465 miles

POPULATION AND OTHER AREA FACTS
Average Elevation - 2,165 feet above sea level up to 6,685 feet at Mount Mitchell, the
highest peak east of the Mississippi River

CLIMATE
Average January High / Low Temperature -   47.4f / 24.4f
Average January temperature -   36.6f

Average July High / Low Temperature -   82.2f / 63.6f
Average July Temperature -   73.6f

Average Annual Rainfall - 47.07 inches
Average Annual Snowfall - 13.3 inches
Average Annual Humidity - 57%

Average First Frost Date - October 31st
Average Last Frost Date - April 10th
Hardiness Zone for Plants - 6 to 7

OTHER FUN SITES
www.exploreasheville.com
www.asheville.com
www.funtrivia.com
Why Asheville?

The beauty and splendor of the Western North Carolina Mountains continues
to draw people from far and wide.  The fine dining and culture of Asheville
blends neatly with the rugged outdoor adventures to be found everywhere
you look.  Spend a Saturday night strolling through downtown Asheville and
you will be amazed at the diversity.  Listen to Bluegrass music performed by
Grammy Award winning artists on the town square. Stroll up town and see
artisans at work and listen to Reggae music.  Further along in Pritchard
Park you can watch silent movies while playing chess with a new friend.  
Something to see, plenty to do and wonderful music to charm your soul on
every corner!

A short drive north and you will find yourself in the quaint little town of
Weaverville.  This is a small hometown, much like the one many of us have
fond memories of growing up in.  Have coffee at the corner bakery or stroll
through the shops.  Good people, good schools and good living.  The
American dream is alive and well here!

What about the outdoors?  Hiking, skiing, fly-fishing, white water rafting, golf
......... and so much more!
Where else can you spend the weekend outdoors and never hit the same
trail twice?

Welcome to my home!
Welcome to Buncombe and Madison Counties!
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