Asbestos: a few quick tips

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Asbestos: a few quick tips

Asbestos is that invisible particle that you hear mentioned during daytime television class action lawsuit commercials, but what exactly is it? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been mined and used in industrial applications for over 200 years. Asbestos siding was most commonly used on homes because of its durability and fire proofing qualities,…

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Perennials: Continually occurring color

After a long and wet Western North Carolina winter we see several small, yet mighty blooms poking their head out of the muddy ground. Each spring these flowers come back to life like clock-work and each winter they seemingly disappear altogether, but not to be forgotten. Perennial flowers regrow each spring from the roots that…

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Wood Destroying Insect 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 before you buy!

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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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