Blog :: 06-2015

Bailey Mountain Bike Park Announced In Mars Hill

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Asheville is an outdoor sports enthusiats paradise. The mountains surrounding Asheville offer everything from fishing to hiking, and of course mountain biking. The Blue Ridge mountains offer some of the most pristine scenery and trails for those that love the outdoors. For those that enjoy mountain biking and all it has to offer, a special treat is in store with the announcement of Bailey Mountain Bike Park in Mars Hill. 

This small mountain town is home to Mars Hill College, and now a 140 acre mountain bike park with five gravity trails and a jump line. The park is scheduled to be open to the public in August 2015, and this fall bike and helmet rentals will be available. 

Homesites will be available for purchase in two areas surrounding the park, Knoll Area (homesites from $100,000) and High Ridge (homesites from  $200,0000). Those interested in this unique mountain community dedicated to the lifestyle of a mountain biker should contact Justin Mitchell with Mosaic Realty. 

Entrance into the park will be $35 per rider. There are plans for twilight riding passes and other discounts for entry into Bailey Mountain Bike Park. 

This holiday weekend, there will be an invitation-only soft opening. 

 

For more information about Bailey Mountain Bike Park, visit http://baileymountainwnc.com.

 

For more information about homesites in the park, contact 

http://mymosaicrealty.com/realestate/agent/justin-mitchell/

 

Home Automation - The Future of Home

Home AutomationDo you control your home from your smart phone or iPad?

 

 

Technology is no longer a luxury, it is a way of life. Relying on our smart phones daily to connect with friends, family, and the world. As technology advances, so does the way our homes operate. Home automation offers some of latest technologic advances yet. Operating your home from your smart phone or iPad, can be as basic as controlling your audio video system, or programming accessories such as lighting, thermostat (temperature), security, and just about anything you can turn on or turn off.  

A home automation system can be as simple or as advanced as you want. Home automation was created to run your home. Turn on the sprinklers at a certain time every day, detect unusual activity, turn on the bathtub, warm up the oven, check the thermostat on the fridge, whatever you can imagine, you can do.  It is the future of the new home. Lifestyle is blending with technology to make the comforts of home a personal experience customized for you. Play your favorite music throughout the house, or schedule lighting to create the perfect ambience for any occasion or time of day. 

 

A home automation system can be installed at any time in your home. And having a schedule for your home can assist energy efficiency. There are a variety of different apps and programs that can be purchased to automate a home, and automation has never been more affordable. With one simple click or swish on your smartphone, you can make changes to your home from your phone.  Many software options require you to download their app to get the most functions out of your system. Do your research, and shop around. Technology is always advancing, so be sure you are getting all the features that you want in a home automation system. 

 

Home automation is the future of our homes.

5 Tips For Relocating To Asheville

 

Relocating to AshevilleAsheville is a great town! We live here and work here, so we know why you may be choosing to relocate to the coolest mountain town in Western North Carolina. Before you move here, we recommend considering the following:

 

1)  Location. Location. Location - Asheville has pockets of different neighborhoods, each having their own unique style and flare. It is important to know what you are looking for and the proximity to grocery stores, downtown, or schools. Work with a knowledageble relocation specialist to understand the areas in and around Asheville to find the spot that suits your needs. 

2)  Transportation - Are you moving from a city that has mass transit trains or subways?  Consider the type of transportation you require while living in Asheville. There is a pubilc bus system, however most people in and around Asheville own a car. If you choose to live in the country, you will need your own transportation. 

 

3)  Weather- We may be biased, but we love the weather here. The summer weather in Asheville is simply amazing. You will find people floating down the river on a weekly basis, and average temperature in the 80’s. Fall is stunning. The colors of the leaves on the trees is simply breathtaking. Winter is typically mild. There may be some snow, but it melts within 2-24 hours typically. Spring is fresh and sunny and as everything comes back to life, temps average in the 50’s. 

 

4)  Lifestyle - What is your lifestyle? Do you want to leave your front door and be mountain biking within a moment, or do you want to be at a brewery or restaurant that is five minutes from home. Whether you have a bike, you like to walk or run, or you know you need access to convenience, the lifestyle you desire needs to be considered when you are looking at relocating to Asheville. 

 

5)  What To Wear - This city has a little bit of everything. You will see everything from professionals in the city to flip flops and shorts and everything in between. Asheville has a sense of laid back. We are not New York paced, but we are not a beachtown. Asheville offers something for everyone, so don’t worry about what to wear! Wear your smile and love life and you will fit right in. People in Asheville are happy!

 

 

Mosaic Community LIfestyle Realty 

www.mymosaicrealty.com

60 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC 2881

828-707-9556

info@mymosaicrealty.com

 

Finding An Asheville Green Contractor

Green Asheville Contractor

If you are environmentally conscious, you are concerned about the impact your choices and daily activities have on the world around you.   Aligning your values with your home remodeling is important to you. Finding an Asheville green contractor is simply more than hiring someone who promises to be environmentally friendly. There are several important factors you must consider when choosing a green contractor for your remodel or repairs.

First, ask to examine the types of materials that your chosen contractor will use in your home. It is not enough to simply buy a few appliances that promise to be green; it is more important to ensure that everything used by your green builder is designed to have as minimized an impact on the environment as possible.  Some examples of green supplies include remanufactured or recycled wood, energy efficient appliances, remanufactured or recycled parts, and material that is designed to not cause harm should it breakdown.

Second, ask to examine the methods or best practices in the remodel process.  Specifically, you'll want to watch for wasteful or harmful behavior by either the builder or his/her hired crew.  Do they minimize the amount of energy used when working on your home?  How are excess products handled?  If a hazardous substance cannot be avoided, how is it approached or disposed of?  Ask your Asheville green contractor to walk you through his construction process step by step to determine if he is truly observing green principles or is simple taking one or two steps that are valuable for appearance sake only.

Finally, look into whether or not your home remodel is accordance with Green Built Practices.  Green Built North Carolina, formerly NC HealthyBuilt Homes, is a voluntary, statewide green building program administered by the Western North Carolina Green Building Council. The WNC Green Building Council (WNCGBC) is pleased to offer the Green Built NC Program to builders throughout the region.

Green Built NC is targeted at small to medium sized home builders who may not have the resources to compete with larger builders in the rapidly emerging field of green building. This program offers a certificate for meeting green building guidelines, technical and marketing assistance, design reviews, workshops, and field consultation services that enable builders to increase their green building expertise, gain market share of home buyers interested in high-performance building techniques, and boost companies profitability. Green Built NC is proud to be recognized as a RESNET Energy Smart Builder Program.

You've already taken the important first step in working to protect the environment around you and minimize your impact.  By carefully considering variables including building supplies and practices as well as the following of Green Built standards, you'll be able to successfully find the right Asheville green contractor to help you remodel your home.