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I live in a vibrant town nestled in the mountains where two beautiful rivers converge. I love my life and my work here in Asheville, and I hope you'll enjoy my posts. I write about what’s happening in and around the city, and my interests include art + design, photography, architecture, music, people, dining, gardening, books, real estate trends, hiking, and dogs. 

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Home Buyers Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

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You are in the market for a new home and excited about your prospects. Are you mortgage-ready? The sooner you can get all of your ducks in a row, the better the process will go. 

Typically a home buyer will purchase a home using a mortgage loan. Avoid the common delays and obstacles by preparing in advance. 



Securing a home mortgage can be a daunting task, especially if it is your first time; it can feel overwhelming. Here are three simple steps to pave the way to obtaining your home mortgage for your new dream home. Avoid stressful surprises by planning ahead.   


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House Care Calendar

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Yearly House Care Calendar 

Maintaining Your Home From Season to Season

No matter the time of year, you can be maintaining your home and your investment. Each season affords specific tasks that allow you to make steady monthly progress on improving your home's condition. Be warned! Neglecting your home's maintenance can cost you a ton of money over time and even be unsafe! Your home may be your most significant investment, and to not only maintain it but to actively improve on it makes financial sense. In no time, small issues can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. Properties that are not well maintained can lose10 percent (or more) of their appraised value.

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Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

Asheville Homeowner Insurance

As news of hurricane Florence grew worrisome, we prepared for the worst (I squirreled away enough Cliff bars and apples for an army on horseback), but thankfully, Flo was largely a no-show here in Asheville. Lots of soaking rains leading to high water levels in the rivers, but no real wind. This time.


A homeowners insurance policy covers your home—as well as the belongings in it—in case of theft, accidental damage, or certain natural disasters. In fact, most financial institutions require that you purchase homeowners insurance before they issue a mortgage. While coverage varies, most policies also help to protect you from liability should someone outside your household become injured on your property. And that liability coverage is often extended to include damage you (or anyone living in your household) may do to someone else’s property.


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10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

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According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.

Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.

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