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Asheville's Chunns Cove Combines Country and Convenience

Chunns Cove East Asheville

If you’re in search of an Asheville neighborhood that perfectly encapsulates country and convenience, look no further than Chunns Cove. Enveloped by Town Mountain/Downtown Asheville to the west, Haw Creek/Sondley Estates to the east, and the Tunnel Road shopping corridor to the south, Chunns Cove is well-known for pastoral scenes and [...]

Asheville's CompostNow Service Makes it Easy for You to Go Greener

compost

Ever wish you could cut down on the food waste your family adds to landfills every year, but stymied by the logistics of composting? Maybe you live in an apartment, have a small backyard, or simply want an easy way to turn your food scraps into food for the Earth. If you live in the Asheville area, there’s a simple solution: [...]

Lively Living in Leicester,NC, Against a Breathtaking Backdrop

Leicester Farm Goats

Leicester, a community nestled among rolling hills against a breathtaking Blue Ridge backdrop, sits 10 miles northwest of Asheville in Buncombe County. To spend time in Leicester is to discover the perfect balance of natural beauty, exciting annual events, and popular amenities, all within easy driving distance. Leicester’s ideal location [...]

Mills River Offers Ample Space Amid Abundant Natural Beauty

Du Pont State Forest

Within minutes of some of the country’s most popular and picturesque state and national forests sits Mills River, a town in the northwestern part of Henderson County stretching northeast to the Buncombe County border and southwest to the Transylvania County line. Sitting 17 miles to the southwest of [...]

Gain Guidance on Investment Property Purchases in Asheville

Rental Investment Property Asheville

If you’re in the market for an investment property in Asheville, you’re probably aware of the wide range of properties available, and the long list of logistics involved in purchasing one of those properties. Navigating the complicated process of buying a single- or [...]

Building a New Home Requires the Right Tools

New Construction Green Home Asheville

New Construction Green Home Asheville

Asheville has seen a new-construction boom in recent years, thanks to an influx of buyers looking for fresh, modern, green or more centrally located homes in popular neighborhoods. While it’s easy to believe that a newly built home translates to a headache-free real estate transaction, new construction carries its own set of cautionary guidelines. Finding an agent who can navigate the ins and outs of a new-construction purchase is key to getting the best out of your experience. The agents at Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty have the knowhow to guide you through the process smoothly, eliminating the headaches that can come with venturing into unfamiliar territory. Below, a few pointers to get you started:

  • New Construction Asheville HomeIf you’re purchasing a home before or during construction, make sure the building specifics are adequately defined so there is no question about finishes. A Mosaic agent can clue you in to which details you need to know – floor plans and spec sheets are but two of the specifics – and from whom to secure the information.
  • If the seller or builder is perhaps just starting out and lacks some experience, you will want the due diligence period to run beyond completion of construction. That way, you have time to terminate the deal if the house is not completed to spec.
  • Did you know that even if you’re building a new home, you should still be ready to perform a regular home inspection and radon test? While green-built homes already come radon-tested, other types of new-home construction may not.
  • Newly constructed homes don’t generally come with things like mailboxes or bathroom hardware – think towel rods and toilet paper holders. An adept agent will know what to look for on spec sheets, and can help you determine which missing pieces you’ll need to supply yourself.
  • Always make sure you have a one-year warranty as part of new construction. A Mosaic agent can help you nail down the right contract or addendum to protect your new investment.
  • Did you know you can pay for blinds or window treatments but have the builder install them? A knowledgeable agent can help you think through ancillary items like these that you may want to add on during construction of your new home.

Tips like these are only a start; if you’re ready to build or buy a new-construction home in Asheville, and want a thorough plan and expert direction that thoughtfully encompasses all of your needs, contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190, or get in touch with any of Mosaic’s selling agents at info@mymosaicrealty.com.

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Explore 21 Lakeview Road in Beautiful Asheville, NC

OUTDOOR_ Slate Stone Terrace and Level Lawn

Picture yourself if this stunning historic Lakeview Park home. This meticulously maintained two-story granite and block stucco home features incredible views of Beaver Lake and Elk Mountain, and is just a few miles from downtown Asheville. Architecturally designed to maximize natural daylight, the home has walls of east and west facing [...]

Kid-Friendly Fun Is Hopping at These Asheville-Area Breweries

Brewery Asheville Kid Friendly

In Asheville, enjoying the craft-beer scene goes beyond simply sitting back and sipping: Thanks to everything from state-of-the-art spaces and informative tours to live entertainment, lawn games and scenic surroundings, a number of area breweries are becoming destinations for the entire family. Following, a few spots that supply fun for [...]

Biltmore Forest: Luxury Living Meets Ample Amenities

Biltmore Forest Asheville NC

Just 10 minutes south of downtown Asheville, amid the lush backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the town of Biltmore Forest. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to Biltmore Forest for its close proximity to exhilarating outdoor activities, popular tourist attractions, and residential neighborhoods teeming with majestic mansions, [...]

In Asheville, GreenWorks' Hard 2 Recycle Events Make for a More Eco-Friendly Move

Asheville Greenworks Hard to Recycle

Asheville Greenworks Hard to Recycle

Moving is never an easy task. The to-do list in preparation for the undertaking can be long and laborious. Keeping the environment in mind when planning a move may be the last thing you want to worry about, but it’s easier than you think. Doing little things like opting for eco-friendly moving containers and supplies can cut back on excessive cardboard uses, and greatly reduce the amount of unfriendly packing materials you might use, like plastic bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Additionally, finding ways to soundly dispose of hard-to-recycle items you might not want to move – think that old television, dusty, unused books, or a dilapidated table – can help reduce moving costs AND stay kind to the environment.

Recycling AshevilleAsheville GreenWorks offers an easy solution with its Hard 2 Recycle events. Founded in 2011 by Rainbow Recycling, the free events bring to the public an awareness of alternate modes of recycling in Buncombe County. Held five times throughout the year (four events around the county and one central event in downtown Asheville), Hard 2 Recycle aims to collect and divert items that would otherwise end up crowding a landfill.

Working with various community businesses to recycle or repurpose discarded items, Hard 2 Recycle will accept everything from electronics, appliances, Styrofoam and packing peanuts to furniture, hardware, plumbing, rolls of chain link, even cooking oil. Finding the next Hard 2 Recycle event is simple; just visit http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/hard-2-recycle.html for a schedule, along with which items will be accepted at the upcoming event.

If you’re planning to move, taking advantage of the next Hard 2 Recycle event – either to avoid moving unnecessary items, or to properly dispose of any hard-to-recycle packing materials you may use in the move – is just one way of applying an eco-friendly approach to the task. Here are some other ways to do so:

·     Asheville Greenworks Hard to Recycle  Instead of buying a bunch of brand-new moving boxes – which usually last for a handful of uses before they need to be recycled – ask friends or local businesses if they have any you can take off their hands. You can get creative with moving containers as well. Suitcases, laundry baskets, clean garbage bins, furniture drawers and trash bags can all pull double duty when transporting possessions.

·       Substitute packing materials like plastic bubble wrap and Styrofoam packing peanuts with more eco-friendly options. You can wrap and cushion delicate items with blankets, towels, sheets or clothing.

·       Moving your belongings yourself, in piecemeal, may seem like a good idea, but the back-and-forth car trips can tax the environment. Instead, leave the job to the movers on your designated moving day, and concentrate on packing efficiently so as to minimize the number of boxes they’ll need to transport.

For more information about Asheville or about real estate in Asheville, contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com, or call him anytime at 828-337-8190. 

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