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AREA HOME SALES SURGE

 Low Mortgage Rates, Job Growth Help Propel Market Rebound In Mountains…  Home sales rose 21% across the Asheville area and much of Western North Carolina in the first quarter of 2013, pointing to a once-sluggish housing market finally shaking off the Great Recession.  But brokers are wary of talking about a housing boom, even with…

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8 WINTER SURVIVAL TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

A few simple tips for getting through the coming winter without burst pipes, heat loss, ice dams in gutters, unwanted critters, huge energy bills & other problems: CHIMNEYS:  Have it inspected, have it cleaned every year or two, and install a chimney screen & cap if you don’t already have one. FIREPLACE:  Store firewood away…

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3 Items in a House Walk-Through Before Closing

Here you are, you made it through the mortgage process being asked for things you didn’t even know you had, did your due diligence and agreed upon the repairs, set up everything with your closing attorney, packed box after box wondering if it all will fit on the truck, and now it is time for…

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2nd Homeowners-“Stitch in Time Saves Nine”

Connestee Falls being 6 miles South of Brevard located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, several of our property owners are Second Homeowners.  As Summer yields to Fall the time is coming when the house in the mountains will be closed up for the winter and the home in warmer climates will be…

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10 Tips to Conserve Water

I received my water bill and it seemed higher than normal and it started me thinking about what could have contributed to the increase. In searching around I found this article from RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010- by Stephanie Andre containing some great tips. Soon, summer will be on its way out and the rains may even…

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5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Now that summer is beginning to wind down and cooler weather is on its way, it’s time to get some of the routine home maintenance out of the way before it gets too cold. If you don’t prepare your home in the fall season, and clean up the yard, when spring comes along, you could…

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3rd of 6 Biggest Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Buying a home is the single largest purchase most folks will make in their life time – yet many go into it blind. In my previous career of a mortgage loan officer I saw this more times than I would like to admit. Here is the 3rd of six biggest mistakes homebuyers make according to…

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Making Smart & Timely Decisions About Your Home

Have you wanted to have a notebook binder that is always at your fingertips with helpful tips, ideas and progress reports on those household projects? Here is your answer. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® have developed and rolled out a great homeowner website that has…. Improvement Ideas with How-To’s Maintenance Suggestions Tax & Incentives Finances…

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Cents & Sensibility-Home Improvers

This is the forth of four blogs on the Cents & Sensibility of the 2010 HOMEBUYER having to do with smaller and more energy-efficient homes. It was reported in a RISMEDIA article dated January 22, 2010—Better Homes and Gardens recently revealed proprietary research and insights on what consumers are looking for in their next home…

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