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An Exciting December Planned in the High Country

Make sure you read our December Newsletter to get the scoop on all the fun holiday events planned throughout the High Country... Parades, Tree Lightings, Festivals, Christmas Lights, Fireworks, the list goes on. Boone, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock and...

Festival of Trees – Western Youth Network

Attention Everyone! Please come and "See Our Tree"! 828 Real Estate is proud to participate and support such a wonderful event to celebrate the holiday season. The Western Youth Network Festival of Trees is a fundraiser that supports the youth of our area. Tis the...

Great Tips on how to Winterize your Vacation Home

There is a large population of home owners in the High Country that seek warmer climates in the winter months. The mountains can experience sub-zero temperatures, wind and snow storms during the time you're away so it is very important to winterize your home. Click...

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more...

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding...

7 Home Reno’s That Will Increase Your Resale Value Big Time

You want to make the most money possible when it comes time to sell your home. The way to do that is by improving and updating the things in your home that buyers look for the most. We compiled this list for those looking to boost their resale value. It's important to...

The Future Of Real Estate Commissions

When it comes to real estate, it’s all about location. But when it comes to staging a home to sell the highest possible price, the importance of location applies to more than just the street. The placement of your furniture and accessories can make or break a room and...