General Real Estate Tips

North Carolina Horse Farms and Equestrian Property for Sale

Pasture view from front of Derbyshire Stable

Are you interesting in purchasing an equestrian property or horse farm in North Carolina? Here at Derbyshire, we understand that it takes a lot of research to find just the right home for both you and your horse. Luckily, in North Carolina there are many great areas for equestrians, and there are also some wonderful […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Review of the Best Lake Communities in Western North Carolina

Derbyshire Lake

Best NC Lakes for Fishing, Swimming and Boating With the continued influx of families relocating to the Carolinas, many of the questions we get here at Derbyshire deal with our beautiful, fully stocked, spring-fed lake(link to lake page). How’s the fishing? Do they have restrictions on boats? Is the lake good for swimming? These are […]

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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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A unique lakeside community in the
Foothills of Western North Carolina.