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Top 5 Reasons to Live in the Tryon/Columbus Area of Western North Carolina

View of Derbyshire Lake

Whenever we are helping someone who is considering a move to this area, it’s always interesting to see how they picked the Tryon, NC or Columbus, NC for their new home. There’s typically not one specific thing about these towns that they mention, but instead it’s the great combination of several factors that make this […]

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An Overview of Real Estate Financing: Owner Financing Versus Traditional Bank Financing

Loan

Ever since the real estate market downturn in 2007 we’ve been asked the same question by many of Derbyshire’s potential buyers: Do you offer owner financing? This is a very good question and one that we feel will continue to pop up given the time and complexity involved in obtaining a loan from a bank. This article will deal […]

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Best Places to Live in North Carolina: Top 4 Small Cities in Western NC

Tryon

Many of the people who come in to tour Derbyshire are still considering Western North Carolina in general as a place to live. Some people are concerned that, since they are looking at such rural area, there won’t be much to entertain them once they move here. There are so many great small cities in […]

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A Review of the Best Equestrian Real Estate Agents and Brokers for Western North Carolina Horse Owners

Saddles

Brokers and Horses Over the years here at Derbyshire, we’ve worked with many different real estate agents to help their clients find the right place to call home. Here in North Carolina, the agent that you work with is actually called the broker, and then the agent over their entire office is the broker in […]

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A Review of the Five Best Gated Communities in Western North Carolina

Derbyshire Main Entrance

Often when people reach out to us in the Derbyshire Sales Office, they will also mention additional   gated communities in Western North Carolina to see how our community stacks up when compared to others in the area. We recognize that each person will need to select the community that best fits their wants and needs […]

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How to Structure a Lease Purchase in North Carolina

House

A Guide for Buyers and Sellers A few days ago a couple walked into our information center here at Derbyshire and asked if we had any homes that were available as a Lease Purchase. It was a great question and one that we have been getting more often over the past few years. In this […]

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A Review of Where to Stay in North Carolina

Pine Crest Inn

When people start planning a trip to Western North Carolina, sometimes they can encounter a bit of trouble locating a hotel in the smaller towns. Luckily, despite the shortage of national chain hotels, this area certainly isn’t lacking in wonderful, locally owned bed and breakfast establishments. We always like to offer a little advice, since […]

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Review of Giardini: Best Local Italian Restaurant in Columbus, NC

Woodfired Pizza Oven

We are so lucky to have quite a few great restaurants near the Derbyshire community. One of those is Giardini, a wonderful farm to table Italian restaurant location about twelve minutes from the Derbyshire main entrance. The owners, Joe and Mary, focus on using locally produced foods in their dishes, and many of those foods […]

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Best Place for Farm Fresh Food in Polk County, NC

One of the best parts about living in a more rural area in Western North Carolina is the fact that locally grown produce is easy to find. The people of Polk County have made it even easier to access homegrown foods by opening up the Mill Spring Farm Store at the Polk County Agricultural Center. […]

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Posted in: Polk County

Best Resource for Equestrian Needs in Western North Carolina

Equestrian Directory

We understand that it can be a daunting task to move both yourself and your horse to a new area. Luckily, Western North Carolina really has many great resources for equestrians. One of the most important ones for those who are new to the area is the Foothills Equine Directory. For those of you who […]

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Posted in: Equestrian

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Foothills of Western North Carolina.