A recent Buncombe County commissioners meeting resulted in good news for vacation rentals: they are now allowed in all county zoning districts. This vote overturns a December 2009 restriction which kept vacation rentals out of certain residential areas. The board's new approval will allow homeowners to have more freedoms in deciding how to handle their properties, and will grant new options for tourists. The change will boost the Buncombe County economy and create areas of progress in the housing market. The ordinance was unanimously approved. Read more about this issue in the Asheville Citizen Times.
Carolina Morning's own Larry Miller appeared on WLOS Channel 13 News, reporting that the ordinance approval is a positive turn for many homeowners. The ordinance allows for tourism, a longtime staple of the area economy, to aid homeowners who have had trouble selling their property. Many people prefer to stay in a neighborhood home during their vacations, as it is more suitable for families, especially when traveling with children and pets, and it offers an insider's glimpse for visitors who may want to relocate to Buncombe county.