As prices soar, affordable homes remain scarce

Chart shows rise in building permits issued in Henderson County. The average price of homes continued a sharp rise in 2017 and the total number of homes sold hit the second highest total since 2000 as well. That’s good news for sellers — especially those with a house on the market for under $300,000. But it’s exacerbating the county’s affordable housing shortage for working families. “With the cost of land and the cost of construction, builders just aren’t able to build at the average price,” said Noah George, an agent with Keller Williams who helped 137 clients buy or sell homes last year. “The amount of inventory under 250, it’s… Read More

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NC school board member found not guilty of getting alcohol for teen

Courtesy of Michael Absher HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Henderson Co. School Board member Michael Lee Absher was found not guilty on all charges Friday, according to the clerk of court. He was accused of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Detectives said the teen he was accused of helping drink alcohol was a resident of Absher’s nonprofit Only Hope WNC shelter for homeless youth. Absher took a voluntary leave of absence from the board in May after the board asked for his resignation. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan —… Read More

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