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CLEVER WAYS TO ZONE OFF SPACE IN OPEN FLOOR PLANS

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Sarah Warwick for Houzz. “We have fallen for open-floorplan living in recent years…not many of us have a formal room just for company anymore.  And with modern building materials, we don’t necessarily need every room to have four walls  to keep it at a comfortable temperature.  But although open…

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NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

Excerpted from an article by local naturalist and columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, George Ellison….USA TODAY NETWORK. Our favorite local naturalist/author, George Ellison, used to teach Elderhostel courses, and his niche was Natural History of the Southern Appalachians.  He devised an introductory presentation titled “Where Are We?” for his students, and wrote a recent column…

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2018 KITCHEN TREND: BLUE AND GREEN CABINETS

SOURCE:  Excerpts from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Feeling blue?  You’re about to!  Blue is one of the hottest colors for 2018 when it comes to the kitchen – and that goes for green as well.  After years of white everything, expect to see some deeper, moodier shades in your chef space.  …

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2018………PAY ATTENTION!!!

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com We may have a tricky year ahead of us, so what’s the best and easiest strategy for consistent success in 2018?  PAY ATTENTION!  Start the year with or without New Year’s resolutions, but commit to success this year by paying attention…. To how well informed…

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FIVE EASY WAYS TO REMAKE YOUR FIREPLACE

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “It’s chilly out there!  You probably have the heat turned up and the fireplace on.  Chances are you’re staring at that fireplace and thinking of all the things you’d like to change.  And a fireplace facelift can take your living area from “meh” to “wow”!…

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10 HOME HACKS TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR!

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “We are always looking for ideas to make our lives easier and our home function better, and there are some great hacks out there that can help.  (For the technologically and generationally challenged readers out there (like me), a “hack” isn’t just an old/stale politician.  It’s new meaning:  simple shortcuts…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOME ISN’T SELLING

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article written by the Realtytimes.com staff. “When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think “What would happen if my home doesn’t sell?”  Before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don’t wind up in that position. Understanding the real estate market and…

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SLAYING THAT CREDIT SCORE – TIPS FOR A NEW YEAR

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes. “Getting ready to buy a house or thinking about it?  Where to buy, what to buy, and how you’ll afford it are at the top of your mind.  But if you’re not also concentrating on your credit score – actively trying to raise your scores…

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SIX EASY WAYS TO PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY GUEST S S

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “It’ll be here before you know it:  holiday season….probably time you started getting prepared…it will probably be easier than expected to get it into good shape.  Here are a few things you can do this weekend to get started. MAKE OVER YOUR GUEST ROOM.  In…

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AS LEAVES DROP, BIRD WATCHING IMPROVES

Excerpted from an article by George Ellison for the Asheville Citizen-Times/USA Today Network “From now until the first ice storm in mid-January is a period that’s invigorating without being bitterly cold or slushy.  It’s always been a good time to get outdoors for some birding – or just watch them through the kitchen windows as…

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