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Checklist of 20 Eco-Friendly Features to Look For in Asheville LAND and Homes - 09/29/09 07:57 PM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, September, 2009Real Estate News and Views from "GREEN-O-Lina" ..LOOKING FOR THE "RIGHT" PLACE TO CALL HOME?? I asked these guys (see photo) to give me their List of 20 Eco-friendly features that are important to them. You'll see the result below. How many of the following would you be attracted to when looking for homes, neighborhoods and/or land? Tally your score. If it is over 10, and you email me or comment here, I happily will tell you where to look... (Hint follows list,) 1. Proximity of Living Quarters to Work2. Reduced Automobile Dependence 3. Bicycle Routes 4. (2 comments)
CAT Provides Simple Remedy for De-Stressing the Mortgage Loan Hurry-up-and-Wait Challenge- - 09/25/09 10:16 AM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, September, 2009News and Views from Asheville's "GREEN-O-Lina" For anyone looking at loan modification and/or mitigation, whether you live in Asheville, NC or Anytown, USA, a gigantic hurry-up-and-wait process is certain. You rush to get all the required paperwork together, and then to send it off "post haste"... You dash to meet advisors with pertinent information, and then slowly, slowly try to make sense of that information. Somewhere along the way you discover that there are tens of thousands (and more) people trying to do just what you are doing. The loan people don't have the software they (8 comments)
I don't usually send these type of emails . . . - 09/22/09 02:02 PM
I just attended AMY CHOREW'S webinar. Because I am so attracted to the idea of authentic communication via the WWW,and because it "feels" to me that video is one way to accomplish this, I am thrilled to report that AMY CHOREW has valuable advice. Not only this...but she coaches with style, efficiency and good humor. If you get a chance to watch one of NAR's free webinars that AMY offers...do not miss it! Via Amy Chorew (TheTechByte):
Have you ever done that? What made you decide that the information in that particular email was worthy of the inboxes of your family (3 comments)
I followed their trail via North Haven, the gently winding way leading to the cabins at Creston Preserve, (see photo) a conservation-oriented community near Black Mountain, North Carolina. (photo shows mystery and the magic of this cabin awaiting my visit...fireplace SEE NEXT PHOTO is ready to offer an early autumn glow)
I had returned this day to do some photography for one of my clients who is looking for an extraordinary mountain homesite close to nature and (3 comments)
Asheville's Environmentally Friendly Creston Preserve (series) : Mountains and Trails - 09/11/09 09:45 PM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, September, 2009Real Estate News and Views from Green Asheville's "Stay-in-Your-Home" Eco-Steward I've been out on the trails at Creston Preserve this week, reporting in almost daily with short posts and from my little hand-held camera. I figure that's a good way for you to see a "down-to-earth" vision of life in the mountains near Asheville. Creston is an eco-friendly development whose thoughtful and thorough protective covenants and design guidelines preserve mountain views, natural splendor, and visual harmony.
To me being environmentally sensitive makes sense since North Carolina's ancient mountains are treasures. Two main crests- the Western or Unaka Front (6 comments)
Creston Preserve - The Mountain Views in Late Summer - 09/08/09 07:24 PM
I've been vacationing near home this week. I am adventuring in conservation areas--looking for wildlife (small varieties! -- like the wild turkey who crossed the trail today)--and ready for great photo opps. Today I am out at Creston Preserve. Three reasons I like it here...besides the peaceful atmosphere?? 50% of 1,100 Acres Protected Conservation Easement 5 Miles of Hiking Trails Leading to Creeks & Waterfalls Mountain Overlooks I've stopped by the clubhouse for a visit with REALTY STAR, Corey Atherton and asked him to tell me a bit about the views. We hiked a trail, then hopped in his red mountain vehicle (3 comments)
Short Sales......LEARN, KNOW AND GROW!! - 09/07/09 08:00 PM
For those of you who on LABOR DAY labor in the field of real estate, this post from Broker Bryant...who knows his short sale stuff...and is generous here with information... Via Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day. Today I want to talk about Short Sales. Big surprise right? More specifically I want to talk about the tools available to help you if you choose to handle Short Sales.Whether you are on the listing side or the selling side you need to understand how Short Sales work. You need to have “insider“ information (1 comments)
Asheville's Labor Day Butterfly - 09/07/09 07:46 PM
What better way to engage your energy on Labor Day than to head out to the mountains near Asheville in search of a worthy enterprise. For me, today that included a hike at Creston Preserve and the less strenuous pursuit of a beautiful blue butterfly who turned out to like the camera. Happy Pursuit for me...and I hope for You, too! (4 comments)
North Carolina's Conservation Land, the Natural Heritage Trust Fund & NC GREEN CAREERS and JOBS - 09/06/09 08:57 AM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, September, 2009Real Estate News and Views from Green Asheville's "Stay-in-Your-Home" Eco-Steward Since its creation, North Carolina's Natural Heritage Trust Fund has contributed almost $300 million through over 400 grants to support the conservation of approximately 300,000 acres of North Carolina's most significant natural areas and cultural heritage site including: •· Lands that represent North Carolina's ecological diversity to ensure their preservation and conservation for recreational, scientific, educational, cultural and aesthetic purposes; •· Additions to state parks, state trails, aesthetic forests, wild and scenic rivers, fish and wildlife management areas As a Land Specialist brokering lands for family (3 comments)
Upside Down- Hanging on to Home - 09/03/09 08:45 PM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, September, 2009News and Views from Asheville's Greenolina, Real Estate Eco-Steward Upside Down But Trying to Hang on to Your Home? Take a clue from this flexible cat (see photo and * below) and look at your situation from another perspective. I've been collecting ideas from my friends and collegues at Active Rain. Here are 13 Stay-in-Your-Home Ideas with more on the way (check back soon/contribute your own!).
from DEB HURT: "janeAnne, You know me--there is no better place to be than outside the box! I believe that the desire for consumption and conformity is part of what (7 comments)
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