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TEN WAYS TO MAKE SHARING A BATHROOM EASIER…

Excerpted from an article for The Associated Press by Katherine Roth “…jostling roommates and family members take hear:  Here are 10 ways to make bathroom coexistence easier, like double sinks and updated showers to easy tricks and affordable gadgets that maximize space and minimize clutter.”   Look  high & low for storage space.  Ideas:  an…

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FIVE LANDSCAPING IDEAS FOR SELLERS…

Excerpted from an article by Blanche Evans/realtytimes.com: “You’ve probably heard how important curb appeal is when you’re trying to sell your home.  The first thing buyers look at when they pull up to your house is the big picture – the house, the yard, the trees, flowers, etc.  It’s the impresssion that counts, and all…

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FIXED RATE DOESN’T MEAN FIXED PAYMENTS…

Excerpted from realtytimes.com/consumer advice… “This is one of the best times to get a fixed-rate mortgage.  A fixed rate simply means that the mortgage lender charges you a fixed rate of interest that doesn’t ever change over the life of the loan.  If you get a fixed rate of 4.00%, you will be paying 4%…

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SPRING HOME TRENDS…

Excerpted from realtytimes.com Here are just a few “springtime spruce-up & update” ideas to think about if you are looking to list your home for sale or maybe just do a little springtime cosmetic work on your home. “A deep cleaning of your home isn’t the only way to usher in spring.  It might also…

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CHESTNUT MOMENTS…

“CHESTNUT TREES… Chestnut trees have been around – just about as long a the sacred ground – of the Chippewa and the Cherokee.  – Let’s  hope they last eternally. It’s a handsome wood for furniture – and strong for structures that have endured – in the simplest beauty of a split-rail fence  – Or in…

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WESTERN NC NEWS TIDBITS….

Courtesy of CAPITAL AT PLAY magazine, a local news and feature magazine published in Asheville, NC. 3,179,530 Bottles Of Beer…  Mills River, NC…”With sales outpacing expectations, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company announced it will proceed with expansion plans ahead of time.  Corporate director of logistics, and co-manager of the Asheville plant, Stan Cooper, said the…

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HEADWATERS STATE PARK PRESENTATION & PANEL…

…IN BREVARD – AT TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIBRARY – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, FROM 6PM TO 7:30 PM. Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and partners on Thursday, February 26 for a presentation on the current status and latest progress at Transylvania County’s Headwaters State Forest.  Speakers include Kieran Roe, CMLC Executive Director; Michael Cheek, Region 3 Assistant…

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NC’S SMALL BUSINESSES…NUMBERS ARE GROWING

HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE LEAD THE WAY. More North Carolinians work for small businesses and more small businesses are located in NC, according to a new report released this week by the Small Business administration’s Office of Advocacy.  “Small Business Profiles for the States & Territories” report shows 833,017 small businesses call NC home…

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GET USED TO CHEAP GAS, US GOVERNMENT SAYS…

“Those low gas prices on station signs aren’t going away soon, the government says… In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Dept. predicted Wednesday that the average price of gas in the US will be $2.94 per gallon in 2015….a 44-cent drop from an outlook issued just a month ago. If the sharply…

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US BUDGET DEFICIT DROPS DURING AUGUST

“The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.  The August deficit was $128.7 billion, down 13% from the $147.9 billion deficit recorded in August 2013, the Treasury Department said Thursday in its monthly budget report.…

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