The Vista Blog

How to Calculate Your Potential Mortgage Payment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on May 16, 2019

One of the most important parts of buying that beautiful mountain home of your dreams is planning for the mortgage. Mortgages can often be confusing and understanding how the loan is calculated and the different variables involved will help you make the wisest decision possible and get yourself moved in sooner than later!

To get started you’ll need some information regarding the loan and then you can use a mortgage calculator like this one https://www.mortgagecalculator.org/ or you can get out the pen and paper and do it by hand. But what details do you need?

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How to Decide When to Buy a New House

Posted by Ryan Potvin on May 02, 2019

Although home ownership may not be the best decision for everyone, it is definitely an important choice to consider. Home ownership can be beneficial by increasing your independence, as well as paving a path toward economic stability. It can be a rewarding and satisfying experience but not one to be considered lightly. When considering a new home purchase, how do you know it’s the right time? Here are a few factors to consider when you are ready to buy a new house:

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What Affects My Property Value?

Posted by Ryan Potvin on April 15, 2019

The value of your property is a complex mix of economic factors as well as highly subjective value judgments. Once all of these are considered, you may have a decent idea of what is considered valuable in the market. Are you looking to sell or buy soon? What are all the various factors, both objective and subjective, that affect the value of your property?

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Preparing Your Landscape for Spring

Posted by Ryan Potvin on April 02, 2019

Now that winter is wrapping up in western North Carolina, it is a good time to begin thinking about spring weather and all the great things to do outside for this coming season! It is also time to start thinking about laying the proper foundation to help make your yard look great all season and into the summer. Here are some tips for preparing your landscape for spring:

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Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

Featured Home Design: The Oak

Posted by Ryan Potvin on March 21, 2019

Minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville and only a short drive from Lake Lure is Vista at Blacksmith Run—an exclusive Western North Carolina mountain property designed for residential development.

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9 Winter Home Décor Ideas

Posted by Ryan Potvin on February 25, 2019

The holidays are long gone and spring isn’t here. While you may be enjoying everything Western North Carolina has to offer, you may also just want to relax in your home and observe the cold weather from inside!  Make your home a winter headquarter by keeping your home stylish and cozy until the warmer months arrive.  Here are some winter home décor ideas:

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Tags: Life in Western NC

Where to Take Your Date on Valentine’s Day in North Carolina

Posted by Ryan Potvin on February 13, 2019

Are you thinking about what to do Valentine’s Day?  Western North Carolina affords ample opportunity to enjoy a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing and exploring the beautiful mountain vistas. You could also take some time to check out all the restaurants, breweries and tourist hot spots! Check out the following ideas for places to take your date on Valentine’s Day in Western North Carolina: Cataloochee Ski Area, The Biltmore Estate, Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino, Sierra Nevada Brewery, and Waynesville, NC.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

How to Host a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 31, 2019

Didn’t all the holiday parties just end?  They did!  And if you are like everyone else, the thought of hosting a Super Bowl party in your Western, NC home can make you a little stressed even though it sounds spectacular!  How about enjoy a party without the stress?  We’ve put together some ideas that will make this year’s super bowl party less stressful and fun.  Here is how to host a stress-free super bowl party.

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How to Save on Winter Heating Costs

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 17, 2019

Western North Carolina is a haven for all four seasons. In the warmer weather you can hike, fish, white water raft, or visit Asheville or one of the many towns in the region, each with its own unique style. In the cooler months you can ski or tube down a slope filled with snow, or you can just sit by the fire and enjoy the crisp air next to a mountain stream.

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Tags: Life in Western NC, Home Maintenance Tips

2019 Home Design Color Trends

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 19, 2018

Each year, home design color trends change along with other trends in interior design. In the last few years, a surge in minimalism has taken home design by force, thereby curtailing the color palette involved. But in 2019, be prepared to see a bit more color with some bolder options for different spaces in the home.

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