Home Today, Home Tomorrow: The Growing Trend of Aging in Place

Everyone has a different idea for how they would prefer to Live the Life You Choose—especially when it comes to getting older. Some people may want to reconnect with their children (and grandchildren!) and move into adjoining “mother-in-law apartments” on the property. Others may want to live out their retirement sipping cocktails poolside in a […]

Everything You Need to do to Protect Your Home for Winter

If you haven’t already, it’s officially time to think about winterizing your home. Whether you’ll be in town all season or you plan to be away for an extended period, it’s important to protect your home from the chill of winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for above-normal snowfall across Western North Carolina this […]

Paint Companies Weigh in on the 2017 Colors of the Year

Whether coincidence or by design, 2016 seemed characterized as the year of 50 shades of grey. Soft dove greys welcomed you into foyers, rich mineral greys made cabinets pop—even the grout between subway tiles suddenly darkened into the all-at-once ubiquitous hue. Elle Decor predicted we’d be seeing more muted jewel tones and pastels in the […]

Around Your Home Or On The Trail

 An Amazing Addition To A Home’s Curb Appeal   This time of the year everyone is trying to take the best possible photographs of the amazing rhododendrons and azaleas that surround Buncombe, Haywood, and Henderson counties. Whether the bushes are planted around your home or grace the side of a hiking trail in Cataloochee Valley […]

Beautiful Real Estate Photos (and What Makes Them Work)

Great real estate photography takes more than an expensive camera to make properties look beautiful. The photos need to inspire buyers to take action. Taking inspiring photography inside small residential rooms is a highly specialized profession within the larger professional photography business.  Research conducted by VHT Studios further substantiates previous industry research conducted by Redfin. Realtors® […]


New Year’s Resolution For Your Home

About now you’re fighting the nagging suspicion you’re going to flub your New Year’s resolution of saving money, losing weight, or getting more organized. Don’t give up, yet. The authors at HGTV offered this idea for helping you achieve your goal of getting more organized in your home.   Streamline Your Stuff One of the […]


3 Staging Tips To Make Buyers Fall For Your Home

Selling Your Home During Fall Isn’t That Hard The days are getting shorter and so are the number of days left in the 2014 selling season. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, in less than 30 days, most home buyers are going to be focused on spending time with family and friends. To take advantage […]


Maximum Home Value Landscaping Projects

Irrigation and Water Features By frontdoor.com Great landscaping isn’t worth much unless it’s maintained. And what keeps your outdoor areas green and healthy? Water, of course. If you don’t have the time to water your garden yourself or money to hire someone else to do it, an irrigation system is ideal. But installing an intricate sprinkler system […]


Why Your Next Home Doesn’t Need a Bathtub

MarketWatch by Amy Hoak Showers Replacing Tubs as Most Important in Bathrooms Extra shower space allows for multiple shower heads, a built-in seat and designs without shower doors, said John Petrie, president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, in an email interview about current kitchen and bath trends. They can be designed without a […]