The Vista Blog

3 Things To Consider When Building Your Forever Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 10, 2018

We have all dreamed of our "forever home" including luxury features like beautiful granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, or outstanding curb appeal with a spacious front porch.

Will all those luxury features truly serve to create a lasting perfect home for you? 

Let's face it, we are all going to get older, and when building a custom home we tend to get lost in that exact moment and forget about the accessibility we will need later on. Here are 3 things that you want to consider when preparing to build your custom "forever" home without compromising your must-have features. 

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Tags: Building Tips & Info

Formal Dining vs. Open Concept

Posted by Heidi Willard on April 10, 2018

If you've watched HGTV at any point in the last five years, you've probably heard the term "open concept." In fact, you hardly need totune in for more than a minute before someone on screen raves about an open concept floor plan or complains about the lack of one.

Open concept floor plans are certainly popular, and they're likely here to stay. But does the open concept dining room mean an end to the formal dining room? Not likely. Considering the fact that both options have several unique advantages, it's likely that you'll be seeing both formal dining and open concept dining areas in both new homes and homes that have been recently remodeled.

The real question to answer is, which dining room style is right for you? That's what this article will help you determine.

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Tags: Building Tips & Info, Floor Plans

How Do Home Construction Loans Work?

Posted by Danielle McKelley on March 29, 2018

When it comes to buying a home, most people are very familiar with applying for a mortgage, purchasing, and moving into a home that is already built. However, construction loans designed to help you build a brand new house from scratch can be a little more difficult to understand than your typical mortgage.

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Tags: Building Tips & Info, Advice on Buying

4 Easy Ways To "Green Up" Your Living Spaces

Posted by Danielle McKelley on March 06, 2018

We can thank Joanna Gaines for all the hype of the farmhouse decor and homes. This style has become insanely popular since "Fixer Upper" has aired and one of the things we love most about the Farmhouse trend is all of the emphasis on bringing greenery right into your home!

Bringing the outside in has many benefits to your health: houseplants help to absorb pollutants and exchange the for oxygen, improving air quality. They're also peaceful and relaxing to look at. 

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Buying Land Before Hiring a Custom Home Builder

Posted by Danielle McKelley on February 21, 2018

Have you always dreamed of building a home from scratch? Choosing all of your custom features and creating your own layout? Of course! We all have dreamed of our perfect forever home.

The hardest part is figuring out where to actually start.  A common question that we hear is whether or not you need to purchase land before you start working with a home builder. There isn't really a right answer to this question, but having your land ahead of time can be at a great advantage. 

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Custom Home Builders: First Impressions

Posted by Danielle McKelley on February 07, 2018

We previously covered what you should look for when researching custom home builders, including location, previous reviews, and that open line of communication.

What happens when you have chosen your builder and it's time to reach out and have that first initial meeting? 

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What Should I Look For When Researching Builders For My Custom Home?

Posted by Danielle McKelley on January 26, 2018

Researching custom home buildersBefore you being looking for a custom home builder in the Western North Carolina area, it's important to make sure you know what you want in your new home. Do you know the size of the home you would like to build? What is your budget? 

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Tags: Building Tips & Info

Featured Home Design: The Blackberry

Posted by Danielle McKelley on January 19, 2018

Only minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville and just a short drive from Lake Lure, you'll find our community Vista at Blacksmith Run — an exclusive Western North Carolina mountain property designed for residential development.

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Tags: Floor Plans

Featured Home Design: The Fontana

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 21, 2017

Only minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville and just a short drive from Lake Lure, you'll find our community Vista at Blacksmith Run — an exclusive Western North Carolina mountain property designed for residential development.

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Tags: Floor Plans

New Year Resolutions For Your Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 20, 2017

2018 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 2018, 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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