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Asheville Weather & Climate- Seller/Buyer Notes - 10/31/10 05:29 PM
ASHEVILLE! Real Estate Professionals WELCOME YOU HOME! Living in Asheville means enjoying a temperate climate. Wikipedia reports" the coldest month's mean temperature to be between -3 °C (26.6 °F) and 18 °C (64.4 °F), and the warmest month to be above 22 °C (71.6 °F); along with either a dry winter- with less than one tenth of the precipitation of the wettest summer month-...or without dry season ... winter months get more than one tenth of the precipitation of the wettest summer month, and summer months get at least 30 mm (1.2 in) per month or more than one third as much the wettest winter month." Asheville (1 comments)
Asheville Real Estate Journal Links & Local INFO - 10/31/10 05:12 PM
ASHEVILLE! Real Estate Professionals WELCOME YOU HOME! We live in the mountains, a "sweet spot" for people who make choices for quality of life.... janeAnne and others who reside here have the extreme Good Fortune to live in Asheville where the view-sheds, valleys, waterfalls are natural gifts in-which to delight. (see photo) Here there is that special sense of place. Here there is that very positive sense of community, an uncommon blend of neighborliness with "cultural progressive" verve that Asheville offers ....possibly the heritage of the indigenous peoples, the Scots-Irish who settled the area and all those who, over the (3 comments)
ASHEVILLE NC Real Estate- Fairview Community Eco-Charmer- Horses? Yes! - 10/26/10 03:44 PM
MAKE THIS YOUR HOME IN ASHEVILLE (Fairview Community) ! OUR ASHEVILLE HOMES ON THE GREENSIDE AUTUMN,2010 PICK OF THE MONTH Fairview is a beautiful area known for it's rolling terrain, fine horse properties, beautiful mountain views, and excellent schools. It is an easy drive from downtown Asheville of less than 20 minutes. As the owner of this home says, " ... Coming home to reality shows on TV isn't enough. The setting provides the sounds of songbirds and bamboo in the wind, the views, the potentially organic garden, possibility of horses, artistic pursuits......and magic! HORSES? Bring them here! " (see video my (18 comments)
Duct Cleaning And Air Filters (1 of 2) - 10/26/10 10:06 AM
In the post that follows, JAY MARKANICH asks an important question..be warned, you may hear yourself responding..EEEEE_YOU -OOOOOOOO "Is your return duct a dust mite factry? Um, YES! Just as your furniture, carpets, pillows and mattresses are! How big are they? The picture on the right is one sitting on something much smaller than the head of a pin, which is 2 millimeters in diameter. That dust mite is 250 - 300 microns in size. A micron is one-millionth of a meter. So this mite to the right is one-quarter or so of a millimeter, and about twenty four times larger (3 comments)
Asheville Dream Plus Stream - 10/24/10 06:30 PM
Take a look at this if you want a sneak peek at a green-friendly space in Asheville. And let me know if you smile.
Click on the link for 5 seconds "Live with TWY" - A gift from Twylah on this beautiful Autumn day in Asheville http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPv4gcxRlQ0
Look at Universal Design to Solve Home Ownership Challenges Across the Board - 10/23/10 12:18 AM
No matter where you live, if you desire your home to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability, or situation, you are not alone. Here in Asheville there is a noticeable demand for human scale design in homes. And shortly you can see why as, in Part 4 of this series, I take you on a video tour of such a home. This home is a solid example of the application of universal design elements and an adaptive environment that can work for all ages, abilities, and/or situations. (P.S. -Please note that possibly (10 comments)
Asheville Handicap Accessible Real Estate- Wheels & Universal Design Elements Series- Part 3- - 10/17/10 09:11 AM
Asheville Real Estate Journal. - Universal Design Elements for All Ages and Sizes -Families of all ages and sizes can delight in homes where a serious nod has been given to universal design elements. Ages and sizes matter, especially if you are a Baby Boomer who desires to stay in your home. In Part 1 and Part 2* (see below) of this series, we took a look at a number of such features. Here the list of universal design elements to consider if you are any age or size. I'm smiling as I think about the "universal" part of "universal design elements"... (6 comments)
FORECLOSURE DENIED! THE DEFENDANT DIDN'T RECEIVE THE MIRANDA WARNING! - 10/17/10 08:38 AM
LEN HARLEY (see the post that follows) is known for her frank talk. "If you're thinking 'they bought homes they couldn't afford, just leave the building," she says on the subject of the mortgage mess. And I found myself nodding my head when I read, " The government made a choice, help the investment community that was bleeding Billions or help the American home owner who was losing their home, their credit and their dignity. The government made the wrong choice. Without the American consumer, there is no economic recovery. " And LENN...and many of us would like to know... WHO IS LOOKING OUT FOR THESE FOLKS? (2 comments)
3 Newsmakers- Universal Design Elements Meet Needs of Families of All Sizes and Ages - 10/15/10 10:14 AM
Asheville Real Estate Journal. - Universal Design Elements Meet Needs and Can be Affordable Real estate and allied professions- architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, sustainable development, finance, psychology and law are excited about healthy-built, energy efficient homes and neighborhoods that emphasize affordability, accessibility and walkability- Universal Design Elements in Asheville, NC Real Estate News- 3 Newsmakers- Universal Design Elements 1. A team of students representing North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill won the $50,000 top prize in the 2010 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with a redevelopment plan (6 comments)
Asheville Handicap Accessible Real Estate- "80 % of Baby Boomers Desire THIS!" - 10/12/10 07:56 PM
Asheville Real Estate Journal. - Baby Boomers and the Allure of Universal Design Elements The Worthy Demand for Asheville Handicap Accessible Real Estate- Wheels & Universal Design Elements Series FYI- Poll: Opinion Research Corporation for AARP, a "baby boomers" majority said they intend to stay in a one-level home, relocate to one, and/or downsize. Nearly 80 percent of baby boomers say they would like to continue to live at home for so long as they can. Living at home- What makes this possible in terms of the environment itself? Planning, design and development of homes in sustainable communities-with a whole systems approach and a (27 comments)
Asheville (North) Real Estate Report - "Bargains" (??) - 10/09/10 12:10 PM
Asheville Mountain Homes and LAND Report. Buyers looking for homes on the GREEN-side in North Asheville ask: "Is this a good time for buyers to get a ‘bargain' in Asheville ?" Getting relevant information to our clients and interpreting data for them is a serious focus in our Asheville real estate office. We appreciate good questions! And as local experts, we are a good source for on-the-scene answers. The answer to, "Is this a good time for buyers to get a bargain in Asheville ?" depends on how one defines " bargain." Asheville Real Estate Market "Bargain" Defined Going beyond (5 comments)
Art Walk at Asheville's Amazing Arboretum (series) - ART WALK - 10/08/10 11:51 AM
Yesterday was the perfect brisk and sunny October day for visiting Asheville's Amazing Arboretum. Right away - raise your expectations! Asheville's Amazing Arboretum is anything but a collection of trees! There are choices to be made, whether strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, hiking along the trails or the choice we focused on for this post: Asheville's Amazing Arboretum's ART WALK It is all about enriching visitors' experiences at the Arboretum. So that is what you can expect- including: A 434-acre preserve, 65 acres of which is in cultivated gardensTen (10!) miles of hiking and biking trails Indoor and outdoor exhibits that excite the special (7 comments)
Putting Sustainable Practices into Action- Asheville’s Villages at Crest Mountain - 10/05/10 02:18 PM
Rainwater harvesting, permaculture, edible landscape design, and abundant common green space is evident in the plans at The ECO Villages at Crest Mountain in Asheville, NC...and I am excited about the prospect. As CLINT LASHER says : " Asheville understands and supports sustainable strategies in so many ways. It has a been a long time coming for developers to get on board with this mind set. Our business model of affordable price points, environmentally friendly design, proximity to Asheville, community amenities, and breathtaking views of Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains has lead to 13 sales in 2010. Our LEED registered community (6 comments)
Handicap-High Accessible Home in North Carolina - 10/04/10 04:31 PM
- Universal Design Elements Home in North Carolina are "Doggone" GreatMocksville, NC. "We want our new home to have a look that is functional but also aesthetically pleasing," my Asheville friends who are about to relocate reported. "You know Dad's in his wheelchair these days and he'll be moving with us. He wants to roll on in to our new home with style. And Dad's determined to have a very nice, high-end bath that is totally accessible!" Having experience with our own wheelchair-bound Dad, I understood exactly what they desired. And there are a number of such high-accessible design homes (5 comments)
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