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The economy in Asheville and western North Carolina certainly took a hit during the global pandemic. The loss of tourism and inability to serve customers had an impact on many local small businesses and large companies. However, owners and leaders found ways to reach new customers and clients with innovative strategies, and our entire area is rebounding well. One industry that never slowed down during the pandemic is real estate. 

Properties were purchased sight-unseen by people who wanted to escape claustrophobic cities during quarantine periods. Our beautiful area offers the opportunity for a great view from the window while you're working remotely. Some made western North Carolina their new permanent home, while others have had to return to their offices. 

For those who want to keep their slice of the Appalachian Mountains or have seized the opportunity to own property here, using your space as a vacation rental is a great way to earn passive income. However, like anything else, there can be a few headaches and hiccups along the way. 

Many Asheville area residents spent the last year working from home. You may have become used to the morning commute that consisted of a short walk from your bedroom to the kitchen for coffee, then to the dining room table for your first video touch-base. That part was probably not so bad. 

However, trying to keep your kids and pets out of your conference calls and multiple devices battling for an internet connection can be frustrating. That is not to mention the challenges of finding a balance between work and home life when you do both in the same location.  

As businesses begin to reopen, people are returning to offices, even if it is just a few times each week. As they do, it will be vital to reestablishing the cleaning habits that you once had.

In this article, we are discussing how a clean office promotes productivity.

While the global pandemic made significant impacts on the economy in Asheville, one area that did not slow down in the slightest is real estate. Quarantining in a large urban area proved to be a miserable experience for people throughout the country. As it began to seem clear that more and more careers were permanently moving to remote work platforms, Asheville‘s real estate market never slowed down. In fact, if anything, property values are rising faster than ever. Real estate agents have reported homes selling sight unseen in many cases.

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has created multiple challenges for places of worship. The CDC has suggested that coronavirus may remain active for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty and high-touched surfaces followed by disinfection is the best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in residential and community settings. Churches throughout the United States are getting ready to initiate a new season of learning and worship as they set to reopen with CDC regulations in place. However, cleanings and disinfecting are quite challenging tasks. Here are five reasons professional cleaning services could save your church valuable time and money.