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The Sign Read, "green homes for sale in asheville"

asheville green real estate  LAND!Recently, not half an hour's drive from Asheville, N.C, (where our real estate market remains vital, ) we spotted a sign, obviously done by a local artist. It read, " green homes for sale in this Asheville burb..."

"Burb"?  What does that mean, I wonder. . .

I asked an eco-savvy husband and wife team what about this...and they had to laugh . Their goal  is to develop a conservation subdivision. They want to partner with eco-minded people interested in, among other things,  eco-innovation,  energy efficiency, true-green-built homes, water conservation, and the creation of economic opportunities for the local communities.

 Maybe that's what that "burb" thing was all about.

But the couple are looking, too, at  land legacies. So the land surrounding their eco-development , if it hasn't been already, will be placed into conservation trusts. No way that could be a "burb."

To our potential clients, ecological land use means carefully, and over a period of years carving out eco-friendly picnic spots and compelling trails for  horsy-folks in the community, and for hikers. Along the way, through the mountain laurels and up to the higher elevations, they know that vocal waterfalls call.  

As we talked with our potential clients, we realized how important it is to them that all this is to be done with as little impact on the environment as possible. And we realized something else. Equestrians will love this-place, Hikers will love this place. Green home builders will love this place.

It's a place to live and learn. It's a place to offer wellness retreats, possibly create a "lifelong learning" center. Certainly, they will choose to invite and host ecotourists   in all seasons. ..

As you can see by the photo I took (to your left) ...this is one amazing place.

As a REALTOR® actively involved in the value-added market, ,my team and I hope that we will get to be a part of this.  We are anticipating working with this eco-savvy husband and wife team who will invite you to Asheville where dreams come true. For now, I feel good when I think that my Clients' contribution will stand in perpetuity as a reminder of their pro-active good will.


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I have not idea what a burb is but Asheville is a beautiful area to live in! I have spent many summer vacations up there - particularly when I was growing up, but also when my own kids were in high school!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago
janeAnne - if a "burb" is a neighborhood, a comfortable home with like-thinking neighbors, then sure, their eco-innovation could be a burb. And I like your link to wikipedia for eco-innovation, a new term to me.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago

Bill &  Barbara Jo~

The Green Scene in the Greater Asheville area, and the growth of eco-communities is a real blessing. You are so right...the Greater Asheville area is beautiful...and to have a healthy-built-green home here is a Big PLUS!


Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago


Appreciate the definition of "burb"...and when that "burb" is an eco-community or conservation neighborhood with green-built homes, I expect a special kind of eco-innovation could be an additional bonus...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

It looks like a really interesting development, more of an intentional community than traditional 'burb.

Posted by Brenda Carus (Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Seems like calling it a burb is a disservice depending on how you think of the term. To me, burbs tend to be synonymous with bad planning. That being said, it may just mean outlying community.

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

I think the community you're describing will eventually get it's own name - not sure our vocabulary has the right word yet.  It is really exciting to hear about this this community! Keep us current with the progress!

Posted by Lynn Krogseng (Keller Williams Premier Partners) over 10 years ago

What an exciting idea!  That's my big dream - to develop a burb like your friends are planning.  Only mine would not be all new construction.  I want to also save some of the old homes here by having them moved to the burb and retrofitted to become green.

Posted by Heather Goodwin, GoodWin Team Realty (Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission) over 10 years ago

I like Heather's idea of using a community that needs renovation and focusing on energy efficiency improvements and conservation efforts.  Habitat in our area is focusing on that and home renovators and builders should be as well.

Posted by Bethany Phillips, MBA over 10 years ago

This is a great opportunity to creat and eco-burb!  I think the setting you described has so much to offer.  I hope it works out for everyone.  I would love to be one of the first ecotourists.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

The popularity of eco-tourism is growing and these people are poised to do great things. This eco-development sounds like a great idea and I hope it flourishes! We need something like this in Texas!

Betina Foreman, Realtor Austin TX

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 10 years ago

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