Wood Destroying Insects Report

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Wood Destroying Insects Report

Information courtesy of Mountain to Sea Inspections P: 828.712.2867 | E: contact@mtsinspections.com   As licensed home inspectors in Asheville, we find damage to wood framing members from bugs on a regular basis and the older the home the more likely that mother nature’s little wood eaters are having a meal on you. I think the…

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Well water testing in Western NC

Information courtesy of: Mountain to Sea Inspections P: 828.712.2867 | E: contact@mtsinspections.com The number one question we receive concerning well water testing in the Asheville real estate market is what kind of test should I perform? Follow these simple steps below to help you determine what water test is right for your circumstance. Lets start…

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Know Your Zoning!

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When looking for property in Asheville, NC you may want to use the property for a specific purpose, but is allowed? Example #1: Thinking of opening a glass blowing or metal smithing studio in an Office/Business District (OB) in Asheville?  Think again. There is zoning within the city that allow this type of use but…

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President of Hi-Alta featured in Citizens Times

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Our very own Kevin Griffin featured in the Asheville Citizens Times with regards to the I-26 interchange improvement. ASHEVILLE – The three-bedroom house Lesley Cohen bought in 2004 sits just a few feet from where her street reaches a dead end at the edge of Interstate 240. Preliminary plans for the I-26 Connector project say the home’s location in…

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10 indoor plants to warm up your home this winter

Philodendron These leafy green elephant ear plants will make your living space feel like a tropical jungle. Majesty Palm Easy to care for, and just as equally stunning, this breed of palm guides your eye up and creates a beautiful and inviting space. Bird of Paradise Reminiscent of the Golden Girls’ wallpaper, these “banana leaf”…

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13 designer tips for your home interior

  You don’t have to make a big commitment or spend a lot of money to make your home look professionally designed! It can be hard to have a beautifully decorated home when you are on a budget and can’t afford to change your decor to follow ongoing trends, but there are lots of tricks to…

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Battling against hidden costs in your home loan

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Buying a home is pretty straightforward until you see the bottom line. We think we are going to pay one price, we expect a few unexpected expenses to pop up and then all of a sudden it’s a lot more than what we had originally thought in our head. It can wreak havoc on a…

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Horseback Riding In The Mtns Gets You Closer To Nature

  Western North Carolina is well-known for its outdoorsy adventures and horseback riding is one of them. As leaf season looms upon the area, now is a fantastic time to get on a horse and see the colorful mountains up close and personal. Here are our top picks on the stables that offer fantastic views…

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The Return Of The 3% Down Mortgage

Remember that time, prior to bank bailouts, when it seemed like it was pretty easy to get a home loan? We just may be heading back to a simpler time. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are bringing back the 3% down mortgage and it may be a lifesaver as we watch interest rates increase. If…

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