Sona Merlin at Appalachian Realty
Everybody likes to look at houses! That was one of the initial reasons why I became a Real Estate agent. My passion has since evolved into a need to assist buyers and sellers through the complex process of finding or selling their dream home. The exhilaration of meeting new people and gathering the information needed by clients to make informed decisions drives my strong work ethic.
Western North Carolina is a beautiful place to land for a primary residence or a mountain getaway. We are a melting pot of diversity and Appalachian culture. That mixed with majestic mountain views and a temperate climate makes my adopted home town a great choice for anyone looking for a diverse and energized community. Visit my website: sonamerlin.com
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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