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Posts by Mike Badger

HOW TO SCORE A DEAL ON HOME APPLIANCES

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Who doesn’t dream of a kitchen full of shiny, new appliances – raise your hand – but don’t want to go broke to get what you want?  Use a few tips and tricks to get a great deal. BUY AT THE RIGHT TIME.  You can’t go…

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TOP FIVE NEW BATHROOM TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes. “Installing bathroom tech is  a great way to take your remodel or addition to the next level.  Aside from adding extra comfort, bathroom tech will also improve the efficiency of your home.  Here’s a look at five high-tech gadgets that will turn your bathroom into the…

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SIX MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DE-CLUTTERING YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “If you’re getting ready to move or sell your home, clutter is your worst enemy.  It makes packing a nightmare, and finding the one item you need could take an extra 15  minutes to more than an hour.  De-cluttering is a great way to get rid…

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A GUIDE TO HOME INSULATION MATERIALS

Excerpted from an article by Fran J. Donegan for realtytimes.com “Insulation is one of those building products that you never see because it’s usually covered up by something else…but if you don’t have enough, or if it is installed incorrectly, you’re wasting energy and paying more for heating and cooling than is necessary. There are…

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2016 HOMEBUYER SURVEY CONTAINS VALUABLE INFORMATION….

FOR AGENTS AND SELLERS… Excerpted from an article by Bob Hunt for realtytimes.com “One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is the annual survey of home buyers and sellers.  It is particularly useful because it shows sellers and their agents what works and what sources buyers use to…

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SMOKIES’ “MISSING LINK” IS NEARING COMPLETION

Excerpted from an article by Erik Schelzig for the Associated Press. “Walland, Tennesee – Efforts to extend a serpentine ridge-top road with soaring views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been thwarted for decades as engineers have grappled with how to complete a 1.6-mile stretch known as the missing link.  A $35 million…

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HIKE NC! ROLLS OUT FALL HIKES IN WNC

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for the Asheville Citizen-Times “Those who hike can’t imagine a fall without at least a few mountain hiking trips…This fall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield ofo N.C. and the NC State Parks, which is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the state parks system, are launching Hike NC!, a…

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KITCHEN RENOVATIONS THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes. “…The idea of redoing your kitchen, especially if it will involve demolition and you don’t know what surprises await behind your walls, can be scary.  Whether you’re approaching a renovation with enthusiasm or something more closely resembling terror, you still want to make sure you get…

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HOMEOWNER HAPPINESS – AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “Owning your own home can be one of the most wonderful experiences of your life…but are you truly happy in your current situation?  According to a recent survey by HomeAdvisor, there are a number of different factors that come into play that determine whether someone is…

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SIX SMART UPDATES FOR YOUR BATHROOM…

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “The idea of renovating our bathroom can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to knock down walls or gut the whole thing to make it feel new again.  Making smart updates can get you closer to the look you want without the big budget, or the…

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