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10 KEY PROBLEMS TO LOOK FOR & FIX IN YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Mitchell Parker/Houzz for realtytimes.com “IGNORE SOME OF THESE SIGNS AND YOU MAY END UP WITH MAJOR ISSUES! Your home is trying to tell you all sorts of things:  the way it sounds…the way it smells.  And there are plenty of visual cues to tip you off to problems.  Everything is…

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FALL COLORS FOR HOME YOU’LL BE SEEING EVERYWHERE…

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Already thinking of how to jazz up your home with the latest fall trends and newest colors?  Even in the dead of summer, it’s hard to keep from thinking ahead, especially because autumn decor can be so dreamy.  This year, get a head start on the new season with the…

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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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CASTING CAROLINAS HOSTS “TIE ONE ON” TOURNAMENT

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen/Times – “Some of the best fly fishers in the country will compete November 6 in the “Tie One On for Casting Carolinas” Davidson River Team Challenge, presented by Mission Health to benefit the 501(c)3 Casting Carolinas. The non-profit was founded in 2015 to combine fly…

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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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TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A COUCH

Excerpts from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “A couch isn’t just a place to sit.  For many of us, it’s the biggest piece of furniture in a room, and also the most expensive.  Get it right and you can set the tone for the rest of the space.  But if it’s the wrong…

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LONG-TERM MORTGAGE RATES LOWEST IN A YEAR~

Source:  Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times/Real Estate “WASHINGTON – Average long-term US mortgage rates slid this week to their lowest level since February 2015, luring prospective purchasers during the spring home-buying season.  Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year,fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.59% from 3.71% last week. The benchmark rate was far…

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BOLD, BLACK KITCHENS ARE BACK IN STYLE

Excerpted from an article by Kim Cook for the Associated Press. “The kitchen is often a room for experimentation – with decor as well as food and drink.  Over the years we’ve seen yellow, turquoise, avocado green, harvest gold, “greige” and white take turns as favored hues.  But right now, black is back. ‘It makes…

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OSKAR BLUES CANS WATER TO HELP VICTIMS OF FLOOD…

Excerpted from an article by Beth Walton for Asheville Citizen-Times Brevard, NC – “In an effort to help those in need, Oskar Blues Brewery canned up water, not beer, for a city in Michigan. In response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the popular brewery partnered with the Ball Corporation and the CAN’d Aid…

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WEATHER CHALLENGES LOCAL NC APPLE GROWERS

Excerpted from an article by Leah Buletti for the Asheville Citizen-Times HENDERSONVILLE…”It’s been a year marked by extremes for Henderson County apple growers, starting with an early freeze in the spring and ending in prolonged rain earlier this month. It seems that all of the extremes that (can) happen, we’ve had in one year,” said…

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