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Aug. 2, 2021

Trending Colors

Changing the color of a room makes an immediate impact. These trending colors will help create a soothing atmosphere in a room that should always be serene. Painting a room will make a big difference for you and future owners. Which color is calling you?
Color Palette trends for Summer 2021.

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July 28, 2021

First time home buyers

 

Being a first time home buyer can be overwhelming to say the least. Buyers who are willing to approach the process from a practical rather than an emotional standpoint can avoid common mistakes. The interior of a home may be important BUT so is having a mortgage payment that is not too much of a stretch or commute to work. When considering how much of a home you can afford, ask yourself these questions.

Can you afford this home and monthly payment?

Does it fit your current  lifestyle?

What will your future self want?

Has the property been maintained?

Do you have an exit strategy?

 

The bottom line is homeownership can be empowering but also a daunting process. Choose a home within you means. Something you love and  can afford.

 

 

 

July 21, 2021

HOME EQUITY

That makes this improvement a must! The kitchen is the heart of the home, so make it one you love! What does your dream kitchen have in it?

July 16, 2021

What to do in Asheville July 16th

The 33rd season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, kicks off Friday, July 16 from 5-9pm. For 2021, Downtown After 5 will take place the 3rd Friday of the month July – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.

2021 Lineup

July 16

Acoustic Syndicate

Since 1994, Acoustic Syndicate’s unique blend of bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities, and conscious songwriting has inspired a generation of musicians. Through 7 albums, thousands of performances, and tens-of-thousands of miles, Acoustic Syndicate has long been heralded as one of the important influences on the modern roots-music revival.

July 14, 2021

Common Roadblocks

32% of non-homeowners say their limited income is a factor holding them back from saving from a down payment. What do you think is holding you back?

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June 8, 2021

Keeping your home cool on a hot day

Hang curtains or drapes to block light during the hottest hours.                                                                                              Curtains cover the window only and drapes go all the way down to the floor. Both are effective, but drapes are better at blocking light. Go with closed-weave, heavy fabrics in light, opaque colors, and hang the drapery as close to the window as possible. Drapes and curtains with white plastic backings may reflect even more light Keep drapes closed during the hottest hours of the day. Typically, 10am–4pm are the hottest hours, but it depends on where you live.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Try vertical or horizontal blinds for a cost-efficient way to reduce heat.                                                                                                         Slat-type window blinds are an affordable solution and allow you to control glare, light, and heat by simply adjusting the slats. Look for highly reflective blinds in a style you like and keep them tightly closed during the hottest part of the day. If you have horizontal blinds, consider painting your interior walls a light color. Horizontal slats reflect sunlight onto the ceiling and light colors diffuse that light effectively without creating a lot of heat or glare. Blinds aren't as effective as drapery at blocking light and heat, but being able to adjust them is a nice plus. Blinds with reflective finishes on the outward-facing side are the best choice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Install roller or roman shades indoors for an inexpensive option.                                                                                                                These shades are easy to install and won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. Typically, you attach a roller bar at the top of the window and lower the shades with an attached cord. Roman shades are fairly similar but they’re made of fabric. Heavier fabrics are the most effective, so look for tight, thick weaves. Opaque roller shades are the most effective option, but only when they're fully drawn. On the downside, they block light and restrict airflow.

Posted in Home Improvement
June 3, 2021

New living space

Everyone is itching to revamp their living space, and if you’re considering tearing down a wall, run through this list of questions beforehand. It’s important to count the cost of the whole project before you get started, everything from patching to paint. What’s your favorite part of a project, the dreaming or the finishing?

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May 25, 2021

Buying - Vs - Building

 

When considering if you want to build your dream home or buy one. There are so many factors to consider and the process is completely different. 

If you want that million dollar view you will need to go up, on a mountain road. Yes, it's usually steep and not normally flat. Keep this in mind when you come from a flat area to the mountains. Building on a slope is done all the time here, so don't let that scare you. The cost just becomes higher with a steeper slope and with the cost of lumber these days it is normally more per square footage to build than to buy. Building that dream home comes with a price but  who says you can't have it ALL?

 

When buying a home. It may not be perfect and there are some things you want differently in the home. But you can always change the layout, update kitchens and baths or open up a wall to make it feel larger inside.  so, many different choices with buying vs building. No matter which way you decide to go, it will all usually work out in the end. We are here to help you through either process.

 

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May 18, 2021

Time to Sell

If you're thinking of selling your home now is a really great time! With so few homes hitting the market there are actual bidding wars breaking out. That might sound intimidating, don’t worry, there's no reason to do it alone. We are here to help !

  

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May 14, 2021

Cracks in your foundation?

 

Here are a few reasons that cause cracks in your foundation:

 

Drought or too much moisture

Soil shrinks like a sponge when moisture is removed from it and when that happens it pulls away from the foundation of your home creating a gap. This gap allows for the foundation to move. When the foundation of a home is not supported properly it can shift around and cracks will begin to appear. In turn, if there is too much moisture it will cause the soil that is supporting the foundation of your home to expand.

 

Plumbing Leaks

It’s important to make sure your pipes are secured and aren’t leaking and that you don’t have any plumbing leaks in your home. If your home isn’t equipped with basement waterproofing or a sump pump, the excess water will add to the soil causing it to expand and push against your foundation.

 

Flooding

Regardless of whether the flooding comes from a storm, a leak, inadequate drainage or something else, too much water will be a problem for your concrete foundation. When hydrostatic pressure becomes too much for the foundation of your home you will notice more leaks, more cracks and more problems.

 

Extreme Heat

Concrete can also crack under extreme sun and heat because it causes the concrete to expand. During the day and under the sun the concrete will expand, and then overnight the concrete will shrink and retreat back to its original unbaked position.

 

The moral of the story is that it is important to keep your foundation stable, dry and supported. Before buying a new home get this inspected . This cost is minimal and in the long run will save you money.

 

 

 

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