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    Father's Day Gifts For Your Favorite Grillmaster

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on June 07, 2017

    Does your dad spend more of his Summer near the heat of the grill than cooling off in the pool? Once the chill of Winter gives way to the warm breeze of Spring, does your husband insist you only refer to him as the grillmaster until Fall rolls back around? Do all of your grandfather's stories take place at barbecues he's had in the past?

    Help the fathers in your life enjoy their favorite activities with Father's Day gifts that they'll get to enjoy all grilling season long!

    We know that men are notoriously difficult to shop for, so we've done all the work for you and compiled our favorite grillmaster must-haves.

    Let's get started!

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    Topics: Insider

    Featured Home Design: The Ashwood

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 24, 2017

    Located only minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville, and only a short drive from Lake Lure, is our exclusive, WNC mountain community Vista at Blacksmith Run

    Each month, we're breaking down a floor plan that is available in our Blacksmith Run community. Last month, we featured  "The Essex" floor plan, and this month we are going to walk you through "The Ashwood" floor plan.

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    Topics: Floor Plans

    Fun Things To Do At Lake Lure This Summer

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 05, 2017

    Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lure is one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country offering many outdoor and indoor activities to adventurers of all ages.

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    Mother's Day Brunch in Western North Carolina

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 01, 2017

    Moms have always been there for us and are always making sure our bellies are full! So, why not treat them to the gift they want the most — a perfectly cooked meal by someone besides themselves!

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    Topics: Life in Western NC

    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