The Season of Love: Family, Community, and Home

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While we’ve already recovered from the holiday frenzy that happens at the end of December and into January, it isn’t long before another hallmark holiday marks the calendar.  Valentine’s Day is popular for a lot of reasons. When we were children, we gave little cards to everyone in our class. As we grew older, Valentine’s day was about romantic love for a significant other.  We know that love comes in all forms. We love our families but we also have love for our community, both locally and globally.

Love can also drive you to find a place in the world that makes you feel good about yourself and your life choices. Many people come to the Asheville area because they feel a pull.  That pull is love. Love for the natural landscape. Love for the people. Love for the scene and culture. So, what will you focus on this Valentine’s Day?

Love Your Family

First, let’s start with a definition of family. I am a father, son, and brother.   Being a father is certainly my priority for my immediate family. My daughter Sophia has taught me how to love (unconditionally) in ways I didn’t know were possible!  My heart has expanded, and my ability to express emotions has evolved greatly. I Am humbled and inspired by this path of fatherhood and consider it a deep initiation and spiritual practice.

And, there are many different forms that family can take. You may have a close relationship with your parents or your siblings. Or you may have severed ties from toxic blood relatives and created closer bonds with friends who you consider your chosen family.

You can be a family of two. You can be a family of fifty-two. You can count humans and animals among your close family. Whatever means family to you is the way for you to experience family.

Show them love and caring this Valentine’s day. It can be a catalyst to demonstrate your love, and remember that love for your family will ideally extend throughout the year. Make it a daily practice.  Demonstrate your love in big ways and small ways.

And consider the 5 love languages, based on a popular book of the same name.

  • Words of affirmation: Tell them you love them and you appreciate them.
  • Quality time: Spend time together giving one another undivided attention.
  • Gifts: Both giving and getting gifts is about thoughtfulness.
  • Acts of service: Ease the burden of responsibility.
  • Physical touch: Hold hands, hug, kiss.

Love Your Community

Every day is a good day to be of service to your community. For example, it’s not uncommon around the winter holidays to volunteer more. Why not use Valentine’s Day as a springboard to show your love to your community?

You have moved to Asheville for a reason. This city has a call that many people can’t avoid. Once you’re here, Asheville often resonates deeply. You love the mountains, the city, the culture, and the people. You love the arts, the music, the food, and even the beer. Whatever brought you to the city, make that your reason for wanting to make it a better place.

Love Your Home

Do you love where you live?  If not, you can change that. Maybe you’re about to move to the Asheville area and are looking for that perfect neighborhood or a home with the design you’ve always wanted.

Or maybe you bought a house here and it hasn’t lived up to your expectations. You may want to sell that and look for a home that is better suited to your lifestyle. Whatever the case, you deserve to love your home, and I can help you with that process.

There are a few things to know when you start the process.

  • Speak to a mortgage lender to understand your home buying budget.
  • What are your future goals in your home?
  • Do you have children now or plan to have children in the future?
  • Don’t get too caught up in the cosmetics of the home, paint colors can be changed.
  • The process takes time, so don’t feel pressured to buy something you don’t love.

To learn more about buying or selling your home in Asheville, please contact me today.