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EIGHT MUST-DO’S BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

SOURCE:  Excerpts from article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes. “Spring Selling Season Is On!”  If you’re considering listing your house, it’s time to get it in great shape.  You may think your home is already listing-ready, but a real estate agent may not agree.  These eight activities will help you put your best house forward.…

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PROS & CONS OF TODAY’S FLOORING TRENDS

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “If  you’re thinking about doing your floors, you’ve probably done countless hours of research online, visited several stores, and pored over colors, textures, sizes and styles.  You may have some idea of what you like, but is it a good choice for your lifestyle or…

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ASHEVILLE, TRANSYLVANIA FARMERS’ MARKETS LIVELY!

Excerpted from an article by  ASAP/Asheville Citizen-Times “The Transylvania Farmers Market is unique among tailgate markets in the region — it stays open all year long outside in the same location.  This means that vendors are  out in the elements each Saturday.  So weather determines whether all the vendors are able to make it to…

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SELLING YOUR HOME? A KITCHEN CLEAN-UP PAYS OFF!

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by realtytimes.com staff writers. “When it comes to selling a home, a kitchen clean-up pays.  You don’t have to do an expensive remodel to make your kitchen appealing to buyers – if you’re starting with a good kitchen space, then making a few inexpensive modifications can help you get your …

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DIY RENOVATING DONT’S – LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “DIY always seems like such a good in the dream state.  Build in some equity with some elbow grease.  Get more for your money while learning some important skills.  Create pretty spaces without having to deal with contractors.  What could go wrong? Plenty, actually.  If you…

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WILL THE STOCK MARKET AFFECT YOUR HOME PURCHASE?

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “The wild stock market of the past week has sent some into a panic and caused many others to take a closer look at their financial picture.  But what is the stock market’s impact on real estate, and should you worry if you’re getting ready to buy a new home? …

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR SOIL BY NAME?

SOURCE:  Lee Reich for the Associated Press/Asheville Citizen Times Here are excerpts from an interesting article found in our local paper….of interest to gardeners, gardener-wannabes, geologists and nature lovers. “Soil don’t get no respect”, Rodney Dangerfield might have said (but didn’t).  Perhaps you know  your state bird or flower, but do you know your state…

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SOME VINES WILL STAY GREEN ALL WINTER LONG…

EXCERPTED FROM “NATURE JOURNAL”  by George Ellison/Asheville Citizen Times “Even in winter, vines are fascinating – especially those that retain their leaves through a long, hard winter of the kind we’re experiencing this year.  Instead of the showy flowering structures that appear in summer, in winter we can shift our attention to the less showing…

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SEVEN LIGHTING TRENDS FOR 2018 TO UPDATE YOUR HOME

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “If there’s one thing that can make your home look dated lit’s lighting.  Old fixtures, out-of-style chandeliers and lighting that detracts from instead of highlighting key feature in your home can make it look drab or overdue for updates….The good news is that changing out or adding new fixtures can…

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COLD CLIMB – ICE CLIMBING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

SOURCE:  Karen Chavez/USAToday/Asheville Citizen-Times “OLD FORT, NC…The solid chunks of waterfalls are now starting to drip and flow again as WNC comes out of its recent icy death grip.  But for ice climbers, the past few weeks have been the cream of the ice, one in which records were set. On New Years’ Day a…

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