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I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow Is Not - 07/31/10 12:42 PM
LEESA FINLEY has it right when she states her opinion in the post below. " I cringe when I speak with a buyer or seller and they come at me with all their research from Zillow. They already have a predetermined listprice based on what they learned from Zillow or they think they already know if a home is over or under priced with information they received from Zillow. Well, let me set the record straight - more often then not, Zillow is inaccurate." I'm adding !!!!! !!!!! Read on and you will see why.... Via Leesa L. Finley, REALTOR®/RE Strategist Wake (5 comments)
Of Bears and Wilderness - 07/30/10 09:05 AM
BEARS....Here in Asheville, bears who, with their cubs travel along the same path they have for hundreds of years, now encounter development. (see photo) ...as JOHN HOWARD says in the post that follows, " The tough part is that some people never do learn to play by the rules....those very specific rules for living in bear country." AshevilleNC is a BEAR SMART COMMUNITY! Here is a free PDF file on how to live where Mama Bear and her Cubs live.
Via John Howard (Century 21 LeMac Realty): Of Bears and Wilderness, I am saddened to see and (10 comments)
Pawleys Island Golf courses, Caledonia Golf Course Pawleys Island South Carolina - 07/29/10 09:07 AM
Asheville and mountain golf requires a certain "perspective". Let' say it is not a level playing field (pardon the pun.) But if you are making a trip to the Carolinas and want to start on the coast before you wend your way UP to the hills and mountains of Western North Carolina and our amazing mountain golf here in Asheville, you may want to check out DAVE AND MELLISSA'S suggestion that follows... then, on the other hand...don't forget that TIGER WOODS is creating his first American golf course right here in Asheville!
Via Dave Rourke (Keller Williams Myrtle Beach South): Caledonia Golf (0 comments)
A Dream Come True in Asheville If you have dreamed of the North Carolina mountains- of crossing a sweet stream to your enchanted garden there to find a cottage graced with flowering trees and a place in the sun to grow organic tomatoes - a place with a garden gate and fencing for your pets- now your dream can come true....in Asheville NC...with this darling home and acreage for sale by owner and dog-friend.
__~o -\_<, (*)/'(*) _______________________ " We are on the roll for sustainable innovation." Unauthorized reproduction of any information (4 comments)
On Becoming a Sneaker Warrior... - 07/28/10 09:13 AM
LOLA AUDU is a person I admire. I know this because I have been reading her posts for years. Yes! I subscribe to her blog. Yes! LOLA always has something to say, and that something to say is going to be worth noting. Today she asked a question, " ... is your Physical, Relational and Virtual culture healthy? Are you choosing to make a difference in your workplace and community by becoming an Active Agent of Change? Are you a Sneaker Warrior? Via Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate:
The Project RED sneaker advertisement by Converse brand & featured in (Vanity Fair (1 comments)
Mistakes Can Be OK But Lessons Need To Be Learned - 07/27/10 06:25 PM
I just reBlogged a post on wild horses(it's just after this one.) I was shaking my head wondering how we human beings can be the way we seem to be; oblivious to the perils other living creatures face when they encounter us, when I read (and now am reBlogging GARY 'S post . Consider the disappearance of the American Chestnut. Consider the disappearance of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Then consider GARY'S admonition, "It's your life to trip and stumble as much as you need or as slow as it takes for you to GET THE LESSON. It really is all up (1 comments)
Roundup of "Wild Horses" continues in the State of Nevada (Please re-blog to help save the horses) by Vegas Bob - 07/27/10 06:15 PM
Wild creatures far and near suffer the consequences of human "interventions" as appears to be the case when it comes to wild horses. We have a dwindling wild horse population on the Outer Banks here in North Carolina. Reading the post that follows by VEGAS BOB made me shake my head and wonder...let me know what YOU think... Via ROBERT A.SWETZ - Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Real Estate - www.VegasBuildingsForSale.com): Roundup of "Wild Horses" continues in the State of Nevada (Please re-blog to help save the horses) by Vegas Bob
Some friends at work mentioned to me about the "Wild Horses" that (2 comments)
On what appear to be the hottest days of the summer, and the weekend that historically promises huge downpours, which held true today, the "Happiest City in the U.S.A." maintains her sense of humor with an exciting street fair. Asheville turns over her downtown to BELE CHERE (pron bell share) comes with color, music, crafts and good things to eat and has been doing so now thirty-two (32) years! (6 comments)
North Asheville Real Estate Report - 07/21/10 09:44 AM
"We are relocating to Asheville NC and want to know what to expect in home prices in today's real estate market," read the email we received just the other day. "Is this a good time for buyers to get a bargain?" We often get emails like this. And so, we often check the real estate market statistics here in Asheville in order to supply up-to-the- minute answers not based on our own positive emotions about Asheville. You see, for many of us, living in North Asheville, where the skies are Carolina Blue and the people are full of life and creativity, is a dream come true ...It is (9 comments)
AH! St Andrews! AH! Golf Asheville-Style - 07/20/10 08:01 AM
While watching the British Open at St. Andrews, The Home of Golf"in Fife, Scotland this weekend, I was reminded of the history of the Old Course at this Home of Golf, where the game has been nurtured and developed for 600 years. AH! And the "weather" turned up to play along with the pros. Did you see the oscillation it introduced to the balls taking them from one end of the green to the other? "Weather" is part of the experience, I'm told. Back when Dad played St. Andrews, the "weather" must have been at least as demanding. He found it to be " an amazing challenge." (7 comments)
Sustainable Building means many things - 07/16/10 03:41 PM
PHILLIP makes an excellent point in this post..."...look at how you will be able to use that home in the future and what your needs will be down the road..." !!I've added my own exclamation mark to this advice...read on... Via Phillip Richardson (Energy Pros): Sustainable building means different things to different people, but the underlying principles all come back to a few core items. Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation Green(sustainable) building practices aim to reduce the enviromental impact of buildings. Buildings account for a large amount of land (4 comments)
UNIQUE Asheville NC AVAILABLE REAL ESTATE Market Report - 07/16/10 02:49 PM
Real Estate Market Report~ Asheville UNIQUE Asheville NC AVAILABLE REAL ESTATE FOR JULY 2010 Asheville Area Homes on 5 to 10 Acres (100 - Median: $500K) Asheville Metro Mountain Acreages of 20 to 50 Acres (86- Median: $ 725K ) Asheville Golf Course Community Homes (732 - Median: $875K) South Asheville Cliffs at Walnut Cove Golf Course Community (47- Median: $1.5M) North Asheville Reems Creek Golf Community (14- Median: $506K) New Asheville Metro Homes within 10 Minutes of Golf Course (45- Median: $270K) Asheville Metro Area Second Homes on 3-5 Acres (23-Median $ 725K) Asheville Area Homes Bordering the National Forest (2 comments)
NEVER Pressure Wash A Deck! - 07/15/10 08:41 AM
JAY MARKANICH is the first one to tell you...NEVER pressure wash your deck! And he means it. JAY says, "I tell my neighbors. I tell my clients. I tell everybody who will listen. NEVER pressure wash a deck! When the pressure-wash companies send their college kids to knock on my door to "wash" my deck, I tell them why they should not be doing that to decks! When I see their trucks*, they advertise cleaning decks, patios, siding, roofs - you name it! Don't do it!"
Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): I tell my neighbors. I tell my (6 comments)
Asheville homes for sale ON executive golf course-Beautiful! - 07/13/10 11:12 AM
Asheville golf course home owners will tell you they love being right on the course. Lately there has even been discussion about water conservation -as per this article in Golf Course Management The article reviews research science - "enriching the [beautiful]environment of golf, " and deals with the importance of best management practices (BMPs.) In terms of the golf industry and environmental issues, the authors say, it is wise to "...establish credibility and to maintain economic viability." Robert N. Carrow, Ph.D.; Ron R. Duncan, Ph.D in particular pointed out that the golf industry needs to adopt a best management practices approach (14 comments)
Second Homes- Asheville from the Historic Investment Properties Perspective - 07/13/10 08:47 AM
Whether costs of repair and maintenance is an issue, or knowing and working within historical district guidelines it is comforting to know REALTORS who can refer their clients to experts on a local level. Via Carolina Mornings Realty: Buying a Second home in one of Asheville’s 12 National Districts a attract buyers who are interested in sustainability and the positive effects on property values. Years ago, Asheville incorporated sustainability into the agenda actively engaging greening, and environmental programs, policies, and procedures within city operations such as waste reduction, community partnerships and transportation. As second and historical homes specialists, we keep an eye on Asheville’s designated (1 comments)
wild turkey chick taking first flight ~ Asheville July, 2010 "...Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused."~ancient saying
Right ON the Golf Courses in Asheville NC Homes - 07/05/10 02:41 PM
If you are looking to relocate to North Carolina, you are a golfler, and you desire an amazing house right on the golf course for sale in Asheville, where the cool mountain air inspires great golf, you have arrived "home"! Here is the Right ON the Golf Courses in Asheville NC Homes Real Estate Report - Asheville, North Carolina has been named one of the Top 10 Golf Cities by Livability.com. Using criteria that included quality of life, cost of living, the number of public or private courses, and the number of courses offering tournament or year-round play, Livability reported that -"...these aren't just (9 comments)
Let the Fireworks Begin! A Fourth of July Review of SOCI@L by Kinney and Papasan in Partnership with Active Rain. - 07/03/10 05:07 PM
"Attract friends, followers, and connections to your business..." I read. OK! I respond. And then I smile as I skim the "Acknowledgements" and right away find a well-deserved nod to our colleague, Bob Stewart. "When writing this ebook, I relied heavily on Bob Stewart (from ActiveRain),to the extent that he provided us an entire first draft of the blogging chapter. His experience and passion for real estate and technology shines through both his writing and his training. It has been a true honor to have included his contributions in this book and to have been able to share the stage with him throughout our many (6 comments)
streets are lined with flags flying,...and vacation homes in Asheville's beautiful neighborhoods are dressing up for the 4th of July.
(see photo) The talk around the neighborhoods? Parties, concerts, family friendly activities local gatherings, picnics and, of course the best places to be for fireworks!!! It's a Celebration of Independence, Asheville-style. ....And Asheville always put on one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in the western North Carolina mountains!!
...ABOUT a Special Selection of Asheville's Neighborhoods and Gazing (11 comments)
Asheville's Golf Communities Blend Challenge, Satisfaction, and Green Homes - 07/02/10 09:44 AM
While watching the US Open at Pebble Beach on Father's Day, I remembered the sense of satisfaction Dad had in playing it . He loved it both for the challenge and the beauty of the course. But Asheville's mountain golfing challenge- the perfect blend of mountain vistas at 4,000 feet with golfing on the greenside - ranks right up there. Take Balsam Mountain Preserve's (see photo) course, for example. "Balsam Mountain Preserve is one of the best mountain golf courses I have ever played," said Larry Rinker, PGA Tour veteran, and Champions Tour member. " Arnold Palmer has created a masterpiece (5 comments)
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