ASHEVILLE, NC — The U.S. Census bureau reports North Carolina with nearly ten million people is now the 9th most populated state in the nation. From July 2013 to July 2014 the population grew by more than 95,000. In Asheville business owners say they’re seeing it through their numbers.
“We’ve had a record 2014,” said Harry
Redfearn founder and owner of Private Mountain Communities. His nine-year-old company helps families looking for retirement dream homes find a development that best matches their interests. Redfearn has been in real estate for decades. He said his business has over 70,000 active prospects and hasn’t seen business this strong since 2007 prior to the real estate market’s downturn during the recession. As for the census report he isn’t surprised.
“As Asheville continues to enjoy the national accolades from best outdoor adventure town to beer city usa,” said Redfearn, “It’s just become more of a destination tourism market.”