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OVERWHELMED BY SUMMER’S PRODUCE CHOICES? HERE’S A PLAN…

Excerpted from an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times – ASAP “The height of summer at farmers’ markets can be dizzying for a shopper.  So may colors, shapes, sizes, varieties, choices! The list literally ranges from A to Z – apples, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, flowers, garlic, kale,  kohlrabi, okra,…

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RIVERS ELIGIBLE TO BE “WILD, SCENIC.” ?

Excerpted from an article by Park Baker, Staff Writer for The Transylvania Times “Many local residents will remember the push to save the Horsepasture River from a proposed hydroelectric facility that began in 1984.  The river flows into Transylvania County as it heads towards Lake Jocassee, dropping 1,700 feet over a stretch of four miles. …

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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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BUYING A VACATION HOME: THE QUESTIONS BEFORE PURCHASE

SOURCE:  Amin Dabit for realtytimes. “Whether it’s an oceanside bungalow or a mountain cabin, many people dream of buying a vacation home.  Financial advisors call a purchase like this “lifestyle investing.”  Like any investment, buying a second home comes with both benefits and potential drawbacks, so it’s important to consider how a vacation home fits…

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A FEW ITEMS OF LOCAL NEWS…

The following items are excerpted from recent articles in the Asheville Citizen-Times. “ASHEVILLE NEAR TOP OF BEST SMALL TOWNS LIST….John Boyle for the Asheville Citizen Times. Asheville has had no shortage of tourist s in recent years, and a recent US News & World Report story about the “Best Small Towns to Visit in the…

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CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOME COOL…

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes. “Heatwave?  Are you feeling it?  Dreading this month’s electric bill?  Here are a few tricks that can help you keep cool at home without running your air conditioning 24/7… ADD AN AWNING.  If you are able, an awning can go a long way toward lowering the temps on the inside…

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MOVING DAY SURVIVAL KIT – LIFE-SAVING ITEMS & NICETIES

Excerpted from article SOURCE:  Houzz.com “Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home… At least a few rolls of toilet paper – a must! Aspirin and all of your medications Toilet plunger Cash Leatherman or Swiss Army Knife Trash bags Power strip and mobile phone…

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME FAST!

Excerpted from – SOURCE:  Trulia/Angela Vogel Daley “…Putting your home on the market can be stressful.  Week after week of showings require your house to be PRESENTABLE AT ALL TIMES.  Not to mention to hassel of vacating at a moment’s notice.  If you have pets or children, that stress is multiplied.  But buyers will be…

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RELAXING DESIGNS FOR YOUR LAKEFRONT YARD

Source:  realtytimes staff for realtytimes.com “According to Wallace J. Nichols, in his book “Blue Mind,” our brains are hardwired to react positively to water (http://www.huffingtonpost.lcom/2016/02/25/m,ental-benefits-water_n_5791024.html).  Our predisposition to embrace water might be the reason being near it can actually calm us. But water lovers probably don’t need to be told how relaxing their lakefront yard…

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US MORTGAGE RATES BLIP HIGHER

Source:  Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Asheville Citizen Times/Paul Wiseman-Associated Press “WASHINGTON – Long term US mortgage rates edged up last week as the benchmark 30-year rate bounced back from a seven-month low.  Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.91% last week from 3.89% the previous week. …

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