Real estate has always been about location, but it’s never easy to put a price tag on exactly what that means. That fact is certainly emphasized in the new report from Coldwell Banker that analyzes what similar homes cost in nearly 2,000 real estate markets across the United States, providing a more apples-to-apples comparison of prices across the country.
The 2014 edition of the annual Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report is the most extensive home price comparison tool currently available in the United States, ranking the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in nearly 2,000 markets across all 50 states. While other affordability reports provide average or median prices for all homes in a given area, the Coldwell Banker…
Asheville certainly is recognized for its visual beauty, from the surrounding mountains to the streetscapes that reflect the past and embrace the present. It’s also a place of palpable energy and motion, as witnessed by a stroll down any street. But often not fully realized are the multitude of steady sounds that further enhance the sense of being – muted conversations, laughter, musicians on the corner, the clink of glasses through the door of a brewery.
For Dr. John Barber, this is the stuff he collects, catalogs, studies and disseminates as part of his ongoing research into sound. Barber spent his early years in Asheville and returned to work here for five years later in life. Now on the faculty at Washington State University Vancouver, he came