Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Vacation Rental Business

Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Vacation Rental Business

If you’re looking to supplement your monthly income and build long-term wealth, purchasing a short-term rental property could be just the thing to do. But there are many moving parts to running a vacation rental business, and you’ll want to learn as much as possible about the industry before diving in.

5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund in 2022

5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund in 2022

Source – Unsplash   The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching, and after you file, you may be in line for an exciting tax refund. It is awesome to unexpectedly get that lump sum of cash, but instead of using it on a new big-screen TV or a night out on...
Deciding When It’s Time To Move Closer to a Senior Loved One

Deciding When It’s Time To Move Closer to a Senior Loved One

Independence is an important part of life and something seniors like to retain for as long as possible. However, when a senior family member or friend begins to show signs of aging, it might be time to consider moving closer to them. Here are some tips to help from The Mountain Star Team.

Meet Hilary Drake, Mountain Star Team Sales Agent

Meet Hilary Drake, Mountain Star Team Sales Agent

  Originally from Long Island, New York, I traveled through Asheville for the first time in 2003 and knew immediately that I was Home. Following graduation from Grinnell College and a post in Boston, I listened to my gut, took a faithful leap, and flew South,...
The Ultimate Checklist for Job Relocation

The Ultimate Checklist for Job Relocation

                Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels   Finding out that you got a great job opportunity in a new city is a wonderful feeling. One study showed that almost half of people who relocate do it for job...
How to Make Small Spaces Work: Setting Up a Home Office

How to Make Small Spaces Work: Setting Up a Home Office

Image via Pexels   Thanks to the events of the last few years, many professionals have transitioned from working in an office space to working from home. For some, the transition was sudden, and it was only supposed to be temporary. However, many companies are...
Moving? Starting a Business? You Can Do Both at the Same Time

Moving? Starting a Business? You Can Do Both at the Same Time

Are you planning to start a home-based business but don’t have room? Launching two adventures — beginning a business and purchasing a home — can be overwhelming. You can accomplish them both, though, with some upfront work and using the following advice from The...
Meet Alexandra Schrank, Mountain Star Team Leader

Meet Alexandra Schrank, Mountain Star Team Leader

  Alexandra Schrank, born and raised in Charlotte, NC, moved two hours west to Asheville in 2010. Growing up in untreated alcohol and drug-infested environment, Alexandra experienced a lot of unhealthy pain, seeing first-hand what a life without a solution for...
MST Gives Back in Memory of Pearl, an AHS Senior Rescue

MST Gives Back in Memory of Pearl, an AHS Senior Rescue

Back in March of 2020, during the early stages of the pandemic, my husband and I adopted a portly little dog named Pearl from the Asheville Humane Society. We named her Pearl because she was grey and white in color, fairly rough around the edges, and so delightfully...