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Welcome to Asheville Useful Links and Resources~
I've come up with a list of useful links for immediate internet access in thinking of everything that a New Home Buyer may wish to have at their finger tips that will become invaluable in consideration of relocating to Asheville and investing in Asheville Real Estate property, as well as other useful Real Estate Links and New Buyer/Resident Resources for the new Homeowner. Unlike My Favorite Things, I do not personally endorse any person, service or business found within this list, so please use this information wisely.
|National Real Estate & Related Services||International Real Estate|
Agent Search - The North America Real Estate Directory. Find agents companies, offices and real estate related services.
HomeGain - Powerful Nationwide Real Estate Search Engine.
National Directory- Search for a professional agent in any city across North America.
National Association of Realtors - A national directory of real estate brokers and agents, current markets and trends. Features insurance information.
Consultant Directory - Professional consulting services directory.
Real Estate Directory - Find a REALTORģ at the National Real Estate Directory. Your source for real estate agents on the Internet.
Real Estate & Mortgage Directory: Search for real estate agents and mortgage brokers by state.
Home Inspections & Home Inspectors: The American Home Inspector Directory includes companies from all respected home inspection organizations, providing you with a greater array of home inspectors from which to choose. Search local home inspectors in your area. Free home inspection checklist.
RealtyChat.com: Free Real Estate Forums and Blogs
ABC Real Estate Directory: links to national and international real estate agents, brokers and agencies
NC Real Estate Center: An online real estate directory of featured North Carolina residential properties.
The ABC's of Real Estate: A consumer information website loaded with real estate, mortgage information, and tools.
Island Villas Caribbean - Exclusive associates of Savills International providing a selection of exceptional homes, villas, commercial property and land for sale in Barbados, West Indies.
Villas Caribe - Specializing in Barbados villas along the famous "West Coast". Barbados villas and Barbados villa rentals reveal an amazing destination that reveals class, sophistication, and luxury. Barbados lays claim to some of the Caribbeanís most sophisticated and upscale villas and is often referred to as the gem of the Caribbean.
HG Christie.com - The Best in Bahamas Real Estate, Luxury and Vacation Homes, Beachfront Properties and Private Islands.
Sotheby's International Realty - Exquisite Bahamas Real Estate, Private Islands, Luxury and Vacation Estates, Beachfront Properties and Condominiums.
Bahamas' Luxury Homes - Listings of all available Bahamas Real Estate, but with more information about the islands, maps, and special interests to help the new home buyer.
The Property Group - The finest real estate company in Bermuda. Representing desirable property in all sectors of the island's real estate markets.
Caribmove - A good reference for all other Real Estate Caribbean Island related needs, including Yachts, Villas, Private Islands and more.
Vladi Private Islands - Take your pick of buying or renting an island all your own from around the world locations.
Other Interesting Places to Visit:
VisitNC.com - This is a great site to learn more about the wonders of North Carolina, complete with maps, places to visit and excellent itinerary suggestions.
Garrell House Plans - Garrell Associates, Inc. is a leading Residential Design Company specializing in pre-designed house plans and complete custom home design services.
|NC DMV & Driverís License Offices||NC Vehicle Registration Offices|
North Carolina Department of Motor
16 B Innsbruck Mall
NC Driver's License Information:
All new residents who plan to drive must obtain an N.C. driverís license within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence here. Most newcomers, unless they drive commercial vehicles, will want a Class C license, which permits operation of personal cars and small trucks. If you drive a motorcycle, youíll also need a motorcycle endorsement. Licensed drivers who are 16 or 17 years old must present proof of completion of a state-approved driver education course in their former state; otherwise, they receive a temporary license pending completion of the course here.
North Carolina driverís licenses are good for five years. To get a license, apply in person at a driverís license office and take the vision, sign recognition and written tests. (Itíll help to study the ďDriverís HandbookĒ, available at DMV offices.) When you apply, present your current out-of-state license or two other accepted forms of ID, as well as proof of liability insurance from an insurer licensed in North Carolina.
A Class C license, the license needed by most drivers to operate personal automobiles and small trucks, costs $15. Most DMV offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Check out www.ncdot.org/DMV for more details.
Motor Vehicle Registration Information:
You must register your vehicle before the reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and your former state expires (usually 30 days). Registration is renewed annually.
To register your vehicle, apply in person at a license plate agency and present your title (unless the title is held by a lienholder) and a valid registration card from your former state. If your title is held by a lienholder, you must provide the lienholderís name and address on a state form for title release. You must also present proof of vehicle liability insurance at or above minimum standards (see driverís license information for the list of acceptable documents)
Fees due when you receive North Caroliina registration include the $40 title fee and the $15 registration fee.
You must also get a vehicle safety inspection within 10 days of receiving your North Carolina license plate.
Although the state does not levy sales tax on motor vehicles, North Carolina counties assess property taxes annually. Your car will be registered when you receive your license plate, and youíll receive a bill in about three months for 3 percent of your carís value.
|Electric Power & Natural Gas|
NC Universities & Colleges
University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Technical Community College
Ridge Community College
University Education Center
Baptist Bible College
|North Carolina Public Schools||
Asheville City Schools
Buncombe County Schools
Henderson County Schools
Haywood County Schools
Madison County Schools
Transylvania County Schools
|Asheville NC Private Schools|
GoAsheville.comís Private Schools Page
Asheville Catholic School
Asheville Christian Academy
Asheville Montessori School
Blue Ridge Montessori School
Carolina Day School
Emmanuel Lutheran School
Evergreen Community Charter
Hanger Hall School for Girls
Montessori Learning Center
Mount Pisgah Academy
Rainbow Mountain Childrenís School
Veritas Christian Academy
Asheville-Buncombe Library System
Henderson County Public Library
Haywood County Public Library
Madison County Public Library
Transylvania County Public Library
North Carolina Public Libraries
WNC Libraries List
|The Airwaves: TV & Radio Stations|
AM RADIO STATIONS
FM RADIO STATIONS
Greater Asheville Golf Course Listings
Biltmore Forest Country Club
Black Mountain Golf Club
Brookwood Golf Club
Buncombe County Municipal Golf Club
Champion Hills Golf Course
Connestee Falls Golf Course
Country Club of Asheville
Cummings Cove Golf Club
Etowah Valley Country Club
Great Smokies Holiday Inn
Hendersonville Country Club
High Vista Country Club
Laurel Ridge Country Club
Maggie Valley Resort
Mount Mitchell Golf Club
Reems Creek Golf Club
Waynesville Country Club and Inn
North Carolina Golf Courses http://thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/NC/NorthCarolina.htm
|Athletics and Recreation|
Parks and Recreation Department
Mountain Ski Resort
County Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Carolina Outward Bound
Laurel Ski Resort
|Asheville NC Area Hospitals|
Hospitals Memorial Campus
Regional Medical Center
Rehabilitation Health Services
of Mercy Urgent Care
Asheville NC Medical Centers
Asheville VA Medical Center
Blue Ridge Center
Haywood Regional Medical Center
Hope-A Womenís Cancer Center
Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mountain Area Hospice
Pardee Memorial Hospital
Park Ridge Hospital
Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
WNC AIDS Project
WNC Families CAN
|NC Local City Resources|
|Western NC County Resources|
|Greater Asheville NC Arts and Entertainment|
Asheville Area Arts Council
Asheville Art League
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Artists Resource
Asheville Community Theatre
Asheville Gallery of Art
Asheville Quilt Guild
Asheville Symphony Orchestra
Flat Rock Playhouse
GoAsheville.comís Arts and Entertainment Page
High Country Art & Craft Guild
Hendersonville.com Arts & Culture
Hendersonville.com Arts & Culture
North Carolina Stage Company Theatre
Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
Southern Highland Craft Guild
World Market Place
|Asheville NC Senior Services|
Buncombe County Council on Aging
Buncombe County Dept. of Social Services
Land-of-Sky Area Regional Council Area Agency of Aging - Buncombe,
Henderson, Madison & Transylvania Counties
Meals on Wheels Ė Buncombe
NC Center for Creative Retirement
North Carolina Department of Revenue
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
Asheville.comís Houses of Worship Page
GoAsheville.comís Houses of Worship Page
Hendersonville Times-News Religion Directory
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