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A Haunting Question - Got Ghosts? - 10/31/09 08:35 AM
It's HALLOWEEN...and so a Haunting tale is appropriate. JOAN WHITEBOOK, one of our faves at Active Rain shares this one..."...I guess that I should tell you that this house may have a ghost....." she recounts. And you will be surprised at this trick or treat.... Via Joan Whitebook, ABR,e-Pro,CEBA Southern New Hampshire (Buyer's Option Realty Services): Victorian for Sale (with ghosts) The Stambovskys found a nice Victorian home in the Village of Nyack, New York in 1991 and they made an offer. The purchase price was $650,000. The Buyers made a down payment of $32,500. A couple of months after the contract was signed, (2 comments)
great paint without the poisons! Asheville-based company news - 10/27/09 08:20 PM
Not long ago, Tom Rioux came to talk with us about PAINT. No ordinary paint, mind you. This is elegant paint and no wonder. Tom is an elegant person. I am not saying this because he dresses in Armani , which he does not. I am saying this because he is a class act. And I am saying he is a class act because Tom shows impressive and stylish excellence as he walks his talk. I have the impression other people are a lot healthier because he has invested his time and energy for that purpose. Yes! You can have great paint (5 comments)
Pet-Friendly Asheville: Three Dog Bakery - 10/26/09 04:00 PM
Q and I went for a stroll on this partly sunny October day. It is close to Halloween and we were ready for a treat, which is just what we found at the Three Dog Bakery in downtown Asheville. As we entered the store we were greeted with a cheerful hello and the enticing aroma of dog cookies baking. From behind the counter a lovely lady came out to meet Q. She thought he was adorable, I could tell. Lucky for us, we live in pet-friendly Asheville where dogs are recognized as "special" especially when they sparkle like Q does. (see (3 comments)
warm socks at first frost I love the prospect of warm socks at first frostand the soldier-like look of them in neat rowsas they line up before menext to the French-milled soapsin the second dresser drawerwhere they have bunkered since the daffodils bloomed. A colorful assemblage, theyin vibrant vermillion, or sumptuous grey,or azure- multi-hued,patiently waiting to be tapped for duty. I am dancing now in the hours after donningthe Carolina Blue pair,with my tweeds and outdoor duds,cashmere caressing my lucky toes,I am royalty lifted above the fraysimply to strollDoc Silver's nippy back fortyas if it were a mild midsummer's day (16 comments)
October Sunday Morning - Peace in Our Asheville Valley (8 comments)
The Secret Behind Customer Demand for Energy Efficient Homes - 10/22/09 09:22 AM
What is Behind Customer Demand for Energy Efficient Homes? That's what a seasoned builder here in Asheville wanted to know. "The local Green Building Council says that HealthyBuilt Homes® are leading the way in the built environment," he said. "What would make me want to build them?" That is a good question, and one that seems to be coming up more and more even in a challenging economy where the impact on the real estate market is significant. Here are just three (3) "secrets" I suggested he consider: •1. Customer demand for energy efficient homes. From Atlanta to Asheville to (9 comments)
Cracking the Green Building Codes - 10/18/09 03:11 PM
Cracking the Green Building Codes. There's a trend in building these days. The trend is toward designing, constructing and operating healthy-built "green" buildings. Such buildings reduce the negative impact on natural surroundings and benefit those who work or live there by providing them with a healthier indoor environment.More and more, developers are enrolling in NC HealthyBuilt® and/or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programsthat set forth environmentally savvy choices. And here, the general public can find the keys to cracking the Green Building Codes. Both of these programs set forth, in written form, the benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of (2 comments)
HOW ONE COUPLE ENVISIONED AND REALIZED THEIR DREAM OF AN ECO-FRIENDLY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY
Q. How long has it taken to create the Hickory Nut Forest eco-community? A. We have been involved in the process of creating community for nearly five years. (8 comments)
Why Are You Pricing Your HOME Like Clothing at the Mall? - 10/14/09 09:06 AM
DEBE MAXWELLhas a point here. Folks selling their homes today are more concerned than ever when it comes to analyzing and settling on their asking price. She asks, " When you're searching online at night for homes in the [Asheville, NC area] what price points do you use in your own search?" If you are selling, read this post and benefit from Debe's excellent advice. Via Debe Maxwell, Realtor® Let's Talk CHARLOTTE! (Helen Adams Realty): Why Are You Pricing Your Home Like Clothing at the Mall? Sellers who really want to sell their property NOW so that they can move on, are more involved with (1 comments)
Asheville "Scene " Around Town Video Series - 10/08/09 08:19 AM
Asheville, North Carolina, October, 2009 Eco-Friendly News and Views from "GREEN-O-Lina" Some people relocate to the Asheville area just so that they can hike in exciting places like Craggy Gardens, or Mt. Mitchell. But once they find a place on the land to call Home,create, then build an eco-friendly environment with a nod to Mother Nature, a simple early morning stroll can provide sights and soundsthat dazzle. Come for such a stroll with me. You will be amazed at what I found this morning right in my own backyard. Turn up the volume for a SURPRISE at the close of this (7 comments)
20+ GREEN -Asheville Urban and Mountain Communities in the Asheville Area - 10/07/09 11:06 AM
Asheville, North Carolina, Real Estate News and Views from "GREEN-O-Lina" 30+ Eco-Friendly Urban and Mountain Communities in the Asheville Area There are about as many shades of green in eco-friendly design, development and building as you see in the early light on an Appalachian mountainside. (see photo) Levels of attraction, commitment, and motivation to embrace eco conepts and planning are unique to each of us. Poll homebuyers and investors and you are sure to find certain green features have more appeal than others. For example , on the subject of green-built homes, indoor air quality(IAQ) may be one person's primary focus, while whole (1 comments)
1 Way to Recognize an EcoVillage -Asheville's Hickory Nut Forest - 10/06/09 01:18 PM
Autumn is on the way with gifts of Carolina Blue skies, and all the colors that border it. (see photo taken at Hickory Nut Forest eco community)This is an excellent time of year to tour the Asheville area and to familiarize yourself with what we have to offer in terms of sustainable innovation. WHEN you visit the numerous Asheville area eco-friendly developments,do consider hiking the trails, and taking a peek at community amenities. Remember too, that an eco-friendly development and/or an ecovillage may be in an urban or rural area. It is not defined by its location. Eco-villages are defined by concept. (7 comments)
Hey Steph, Why Did You Need HVAC Tape? - 10/05/09 10:50 PM
AIR LEAKING around your AC unit? NOT a good-thing if you are concerned with energy efficiency...check out my pal STEPHANIE-EDWARDS-MUSA'S video on why HVAC Tape is better than Duct Tape Via Stephanie Edwards-Musa, Realtor ® Spring/Woodlands, TX Real Estate (Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors ®): I was searching for HVAC tape earlier today and someone on Twitter asked why I needed it, what it was going to do to help my house. Thought I would do a quick video explaining how it helps and why HVAC Tape is better than Duct Tape. And for the record, I don't recommend doing this on your own. (4 comments)
Eco-Community NC & Acres and Acres of Land - 10/02/09 10:29 PM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, October, 2009News and Views from "GREEN-O-Lina" The Eco-Community & Conservation Land THIS WEEK I had the good fortune to hike the sunny trails leading from an amazing eco-friendly community just minutes from downtown Asheville. This model for sustainable innovation, Hickory Nut Forest is one of the first ECO developments in the USA to combine wide-ranging land conservation with an eco-friendly community of green-built homes, to be powered by renewable energy -(wind power, hydropower , geothermal) - to create a "net-zero-energy community". Living in this conservation neighborhood means enjoying the forever-wild mountain forests, soaring cliffs and pristine, cascading streams, (9 comments)
Does your Realtor get 'kisses' or 'hisses' ??? - 10/02/09 10:28 PM
SHELDON NEAL is a well-read blogger. No wonder. Each time we read what he has on his mind, we are informed and/or entertained and/or find something worth considering. Here is SHELDON'S post about REALTOR dedication , Here are his thoughts on what clients could expect from their experience when clients and REALTORS have a "Plan" in place. Via Sheldon Neal -- That British Agent -- (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited): p
Does your Realtor get 'kisses' or 'hisses' ??? Recently I have heard from way too many buyers and sellers who are unhappy with their Realtor's half-hearted dedication to their service (0 comments)
Hickory Nut Forest An Outstanding Eco-Friendly Community - 10/02/09 08:50 AM
Hickory Nut Forest An Outstanding Asheville Area Eco Community One of my favorite eco communities in the Asheville area (and please note, Asheville is the "hub' of green and sustainable development) is Hickory Nut Forest.Numerous eco-communities are popping up in and around Asheville, but Hickory Nut Forest is demonstrating how to go about creating an eco--community. This video shows how folks got together to build a community center. (see video). THIS evolving "green" community and conservation neighborhood is surrounded on three sides by over 800 acres of conservation land , so from the community center, visitors and residents can hike out (21 comments)
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