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Posted on 05/10/2021
Is it Safe to Plant Near My Basement or Crawlspace?
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
How to Settle In to Your New City
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
Living Walls: What They Are and Why You Should Consider One
Photo by Dayvison de Oliveira Silva from Pexels If you're still in the construction phase of your new dream home, or if you'd like to improve your existing home with a small project that gives you back more than just a monetary return, consider adding space for a living wall. A living wall not only gives you something...
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Posted on 04/19/2021
Are You Prepared to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
The home selling journey may be perilous, particularly for an individual who is unprepared for potential pitfalls. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to quickly identify house selling hurdles and address such issues before they get out of hand. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you detect and resolve a wide...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Choosing the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 04/06/2021
30 Thunder Road, Weaverville, NC 28787 now has a new price of $120,000!
Cleared lot bordered by trees with the utmost privacy only 13 miles to downtown Asheville. Two septic systems in place and two roads to access well over an acre of level and rolling land. Creek borders one entire side of the lot and no part of land is in the flood plain. Two manufactured homes sold as-is currently on site that could be fixed up for an income producing property, or make this your home for multi generational living. Live in one cabin and use the existing septic system to build your cabin getaway. Doublewide has 2018 metal roof, wood stove heat, laminate flooring and tile in the kitchen. Singlewide has electric heat....
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Posted on 04/06/2021
30 Thunder Road, Weaverville, NC 28787 now has a new price of $120,000!
Cleared lot bordered by trees with the utmost privacy only 13 miles to downtown Asheville. Two septic systems in place and two roads to access well over an acre of level and rolling land. Creek borders one entire side of the lot and no part of land is in the flood plain. Two manufactured homes sold as-is currently on site that could be fixed up for an income producing property, or make this your home for multi generational living. Live in one cabin and use the existing septic system to build your cabin getaway. Doublewide has wood stove heating, laminate flooring and tile in the kitchen. Tremendous potential...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
How and Where to Install Insulation
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
DIY: Improve Water Efficiency to Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Create a New Focal Point in Your Yard by Adding a Fire Pit
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Posted on 03/09/2021
543 & 543 1/2 Bailey Road, Asheville, NC 28806 now has a new price of $249,000!
Investment opportunity in West Asheville. Two units on .48 acres with potential for $2,000/month gross income. All appliances included with both units, including washers and dryers. Three bedroom home roof is 2 years old and 2 bedroom home has 5 year old roof. Tenants in place with month to month lease. County taxes and just outside of the city for guaranteed rental occupancy. One of the few multi family income producing properties left so close to...
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