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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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7 EASY DIY UPDATES YOU CAN DO OVER THE WEEKEND…

Source:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “House giving you a little of the sad face?  You don’t have to overhaul the whole thing to make it feel fresh – nor do you have to take out a new loan.  With a little effort and a few bucks, you can breathe some new life into your home…

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HELPING AGING PARENTS/RELATIVES TO DE-CLUTTER…

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by Patricia Lee/Houzz/realtytimes.com “When the child is the one charged with helping parents downsize, these guidelines can smooth the process.  Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a retirement community, a nursing facility or a room in a family member’s home. If you’re the person faced…

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SAVVY BUYERS SEARCH OUT FIXER-UPPERS!

Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com “Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount? First-time buyers, even experienced buyers, can be distracted by the superficial….enticed to pay more for dream-home fantasies or, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gem… Buy a home which was cleverly…

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR ENTRYWAY…

Excerpted from an article by Lisa Frederick for Houzz “….The entry may be the first impression of a home…fortunately, jazzing up a front entrance doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Try these eight strategies to create a showstopper entryway without blowing your budget. CREATE A MINI-ROOM….maybe a bench with cheery pillows can turn a  plain…

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ORGANIZERS OFFER TIPS FOR OLD PHOTOS

Excerpted from Associated Press/Asheville Citizen Times “Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos….baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and older relatives’ fading photos in dusty boxes in the basement or…

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WNC FARMERS OFFER CRUNCHY, JUICY, TASTY, FRESH SNACKS

Excerpted from ASAP article in The Asheville Citizen-Times “Vegetables at market aren’t just good for making meals; they’re also great for snacking.  Stop by farm vendors of area farmers’ tailgate markets to discover your new favorite mid-afternoon bites. Beans are a great snack food that packs protein.  Haricot verts (“fancy”green beans), and similar varieties, make…

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PROGRAM TO FOCUS ON COUNTY GEOLOGY

Excerpted from an article in The Transylvania Times –  July 27, 2017 “The August “Discover Natural Transylvania” program at the Transylvania County Library will explore the billion-year-old geologic  history of Transylvania County.  Geologist Rick Wooten’s presentation, “The Geology of Transylvania County and Vicinity:  Mountains, Faults, Waterfalls, Landslides and More.” will highlight mountain geology within the…

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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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