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    Danielle McKelley

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    Featured Home Design: The Essex

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on April 26, 2017

    Only minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville and only a short drive from Lake Lure is our community Vista at Blacksmith Run — an exclusive Western North Carolina mountain property designed for residential development. We are breaking down each floor plan that is offered in Blacksmith Run each month. 

    This month we are going to take a walk through "The Essex" floor plan. 

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    Topics: Floor Plans

    April Showers Can Bring More Than May Flowers. Be Prepared!

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on April 11, 2017

    Springtime is in full swing in Western North Carolina with plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom, the weather starts to get warmer and the days become longer. While we all love the warmer weather and the bright flowers, we don't love the heavy rainfall that comes with spring.  

    We have all heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers" but we never really think about the damage that can come with April showers. Most property damage cases that are handled consist of damage to property as a result of severe thunderstorms that produce large hail, torrential rainfall amounts, and gusty winds. 

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    Topics: Home Maintenance Tips

    March Madness Party Guide: 101

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on March 14, 2017

    If you’ve invited guests to bring on the madness at your house this March, you don’t want to wait until late in the game to pick up all the ingredients for a slam-dunk party.

    We’ve put together a quick and helpful reference guide to help you plan a March Madness party everyone will keep on cheering for. Here are our ideas for a great time from tip-off to final buzzer.

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    Topics: Insider

    Early Spring Checklist for Your Backyard

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on March 01, 2017

    Spring is in the air! Daffodils and tulips are beginning to bloom, and the sun is staying out later every day.

    It’s time to start making plans for spring picnics, summer cookouts, and exciting warm-weather activities with your favorite people. Is your backyard ready to host the fun?

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    Ways To Save When Building A Custom Home

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on February 22, 2017

    Whether you're doing a home renovation or building from scratch, it's always nice to be able to cut back on expenses during any construction project. You want to build a comfortable home that you enjoy, but don't want to spend a fortune and be living well above your means.

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    Topics: Building Tips & Info

    5 Valentine's Getaways In Asheville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on February 08, 2017

    February is here and that means Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Do you have plans for you and your special someone? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway filled with adventure and exploration or pampering and relaxation, Asheville is the place to be! 

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    New Year Resolutions For Your Home

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on January 06, 2017

    2017 is here! New Year resolutions come along each year every time the ball drops at midnight. As you're setting goals to better yourself in 2017, don't forget about the place that you spend most of your time: your home! 

    Check off these New Year resolutions for your home to ensure that you and your loved ones living under your roof are safe, happy, and healthy in the year to come. 

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    Must-Do Winter Holiday Events In Asheville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 19, 2016

    Winter is officially here for Western North Carolina, and there are so many fun events and holiday happenings this time of year that we've had the hardest time containing our excitement!

    We've put together this list of what we consider to be must-do winter holiday events in the Asheville, North Carolina area to help you and your family spend your winter break the right way! Here are our top 5 events to experience this holiday season:

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    How To Host A Stress-Free Christmas Party

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 07, 2016

    No matter how old we get, we always anticipate the fun and the magic of the Christmas season; the lights, the decorations, wrapping presents, and, of course, hosting Christmas parties!

    If you're getting ready to host a holiday party, these tips should help you in hosting a stress-free event so not only will your guests will have a great time, but "yule" be able to enjoy the evening yourself! When planning your Christmas party make sure to remember these Holiday tips:

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    Topics: Insider

    Best Time To Buy A Home

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 30, 2016

    For most of us, buying a home is the largest purchase of our lives, and the process is far from simple.

    If you've done the math, have your budget and must-haves in mind, and you're ready to choose the perfect place to live, we've put together a few things for you to consider when trying to decide the best time for you to buy a home.  

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    Topics: Advice on Buying