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The Deadline for The Home Tax Credit is Drawing Near - 02/27/10 08:03 PM
If you are thinking about buying a home and are still on the fence, you better get moving. The Deadline for The Home Tax Credit is Drawing Near.The deadline for getting a complete and signed offer is April 30th, 2010, only eight weeks away. The deadline for closing is June 30th, 2010. I would advise getting an offer in much sooner than that.Things happen... It used to be that you could close in as little as 45 days. In some case you may still be able to do that. But we are seeing time frames stretch further and further apart these (0 comments)
Tips on Selling your home - 02/27/10 12:33 PM
I saw Tips On Selling Your Home on Good Morning America Monday and thought I would share some of the insights listed there. I have added some of my own as well. Interviewing Gary Keller, author of Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, he had a theory I think is right on. On Good Morning America, he said, 'This is a Good Buy Market'. In other words, ..."if the seller is going to sell a house and say goodbye to it, the buyer has to perceive it as a good buy". Here are his 5 rules for this (4 comments)
Closing Cost Calculator for First Time Buyers - 02/27/10 09:37 AM
Hey all of you first time buyers! Are you having a hard time knowing what it may cost you to close on a home? Most sites deal with mortgage calculators which will give you an approximate monthly payment. But this Closing Cost Calculator will tell you what to expect in up front closing costs. If you are unfamiliar with the term Closing Costs, I have linked you to Wikipadia so that you can read about it. This is a must read for new buyers, as it will give you the terminology for all of those fees on your closing statement. (4 comments)
131 Falkirk Way, Cobblestone Village - 02/24/10 05:25 PM
I was out looking at lots in Cobblestone Village the other day. I had not been there in a while and saw that there were several homes completed already. Two had already sold, but one was still available. 131 Falkirk Way is a stunning home. I called for an appointment immediately. I had to see this gem. This home has about 4500 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a huge family room downstairs and and several bonus rooms. There are three decks, two covered and one open. And most of the rooms have incredible views. Every room in (2 comments)
Cobblestone Village in Flat Rock NC - 02/24/10 05:14 PM
Cobblestone Village is a new development in Zirconia NC, just south of Flat Rock and only 5 miles from Downtown Historic Hendersonville. It is on 225 South. This neighborhood is gorgeous, and in the mountains with beautiful long range views. The paved roads wind through woods and mountain streams. It gives one a feeling of being on top of the world. It really is stunning. There are currently seven lots for sale in Cobblestone Village. They range in price from $100,000 to $225,000, and in size from one acre to 3.52 acres. Lots have hardwoods, long range wiews, and privacy. Cobblestone (0 comments)
Another Spring Day In Hendersonville NC! And I am ready. - 02/21/10 10:02 AM
It is another Spring Day In Hendersonville NC and I am really ready for it. It is already warm outside, and today is supposed to beat yesterday in getting warm. We saw at least 50's yesterday and today should be in the 60's easily. I was sitting on my porch sorting though the bulbs and seeds i got yesterday. I stopped in at the Hendersonville Garden Store on Highway 25 North, just across from the intersection of Highway 191. They were having a sale on bulbs- half price! I had just stopped in to get some lettuce and spinich (4 comments)
I decided to be brave and try the bird feeders again. I really miss my birds and after the bear visit last fall, had been nervous about trying it again. So I put them out this morning to see. It is a beautiful day here in the mountains. Feels easily like 50's. I pruned my cherry trees and an old peach tree. Now I am getting ready to leave in search of deeds for lettuce, spinach and radishes. I want to start my salad garden early this year. I hope you are having a great and sunny day (4 comments)
They almost turned me into a vegetarian, they were so sweet. I was able to pet them and they made sweet noises. It reminded me of my Grandfathers farm in Northern Indiana, just south of Cold Water Michigan. He had cows and horses and all kinds of gardens. His animals were all his pets, right up until he turned them into steaks. As kids we loved those cows. So it really took me back-the smells and soft coats. The Carolina's are surrounded by farms and crops and I love seeing it all. This group was really enjoying (1 comments)
Druids Hills is an Historic area just north of Downtown Hendersonville. Located off of Highway 25 North, and across from Patton Park, it is convenient to Downtown, as well as shopping, and the Interstate. See the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission website, or they can be contacted at 828/697-3088 for more information on their guidelines. Not all of the homes are in the Historic Register, so make sure prior to buying in this area that you know if it is. Specific rules do apply. You can follow the above links for more information. These homes were built between 1912 and (0 comments)
The Claremont Neighborhood of Flat Rock NC - 02/19/10 08:09 AM
Located south of Downtown Hendersonville, Claremont is a beautiful neighborhood in Flat Rock Village. This is just south of Historic Hendersonville.It is located across from Kenmure, which has a gorgeous golf course. Homes in Claremont range in price from $360,000 to $998,500. You can look at the current homes for sale in Claremont here. These homes were started in the mid 1980’s and continued to be built into the late 1990’s. They are all well built and maintained, and some have incredible views. The neighborhood has well maintained yards with mature landscaping. Home Owners Association dues are only $400 per year, (0 comments)
The Dunroy on Rutledge Neighborhood - 02/19/10 07:41 AM
Dunroy on Rutledge has 49 properties, each about one acre, with beautifully constructed homes by Joe Crowell. Joe has the experience of building over 200 homes since 1975. Currently there are 19 completed homes. There are 57 acres of meadows, creeks and mountains, green space preserved around these Luxury Homes. Woods and beautifully maintained lawns make this a gorgeous Mountain Community, great for walks with the dog, or to meet your neighbors. And there are plenty of long range views from various spots within the community.You can see a complete list of all of the homes currently available in Dunroy on (0 comments)
I think this is the fourth big storm that has buried us. It is highly unusual for this area. But here it is. It is beautiful, to me at least. I am going to try to bundle up and get some 'eye candy' for the day, as Wordy C would say.
A Day with friends at their floral shop - 02/11/10 05:42 PM
I spent today with my good friends Michael and Marina Champion at their Floral shop in West Asheville. They were a little short handed and just needed an extra body for answering the phones. It was really fun to watch Marina put together her bouquets. She is a great designer.
If you have not ordered flowers for Valentine's day, you should give Rose Petals a call. They have the freshest flowers, and the prettiest arrangements ever. You can call them at 665-2454 or stop by their store on Brevard Road. They are in the same center as Apollo Flame (0 comments)
Well, if this isn't pure irony - 02/10/10 05:43 PM
I just read an article about MBA. They have had to short sale the building in Washington DC in which they have their corporate headquarters. What?? It sold for 48% of it's original sales price. Will they repay the remaining $75 million owed? Interesting! (1 comments)
Discount Prescription Card Available for the Underinsured - 02/08/10 01:31 PM
The City of Hendersonville just posted a new item of interest for all City Residences. They are partnering with the National League of Cities (NLC) to provide discount cards administered by CVS Pharmacy. Use of the card will give you an average of 20% discount off of the retail cost of the medications you need. Savings may vary between drugs and pharmacies, but if you have no medication coverage, this will help a lot. You can go to the City of Hendersonville website and read more about it. You can check the website for CVS Caremark for a list of (0 comments)
Temple Grandin - 02/07/10 10:40 AM
Last night I watched Clare Danes in the movie Temple Grandin in the movie by the same name. First off what a great name. It really intrigued me. And what an incredible person! Suffering from Autism, this woman was pushed by her mother to achieve greatness. With all of the big doors blocking her way, this woman has achieved more in her lifetime than I could ever imagine in mine. And she continuously walked through those tough doors over and over. She not only graduated from High School, she went on to get a Bachelor's in Science and then a (4 comments)
Hendersonville NC Weather - 02/06/10 08:37 AM
We are having one of the worst ice storms I have seen here in my 5 years as a residence of Henderson County. You can see from the Accu-Weather Report that it is not looking good. We have had every combination of weather you can imagine since thursday around 2:30 PM. It has gone from rain to sleet to snow and then to rain and back again. Moisture has come down non-stop since then, slowing sometime overnight, But it is supposed to stay like this for a while with a rapid freeze warning for the next 6 hours. Here is what (0 comments)
Fireside Yoga - 02/05/10 06:18 PM
Someone knows how to stay warm during an ice storm! Still coming down. I am so lucky to have made it through so fr without loosing electric (knock on wood) but it looks like this won't end before Satuday afternoon. Well, we are warm by the fire.
Another Storm In Western North Carolina - 02/05/10 11:09 AM
We are having another storm, this one an ice storm. Yesterday it started with a light icy snow, then rain and then sleet and then rain... It has not stopped coming down since yesterday afternoon, around 2:30. As I look out the window, the trees are covered in icicles and water is dripping from everything. This storm has the entire area shut down, everything is closed and there are 20,000 people in the Hendersonville area alone. We are under a storm warning until Saturday I think. I know that all of you in the Northern states are probably asking what the (1 comments)
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