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 What to Look For When Adopting a Rescue Dog

There are many paths to adding your new furry friend into the family, and each one is special and a cause of celebration for years to come. Wondering what to look for when adopting a dog? There’s a lot that goes into adding a new member to your family.

There are several things to look for when adopting a rescue dog from your local animal shelters or rescue groups. What to look for when adopting includes factors like personality, health, behavior, size, and other important considerations. You should look for a dog who is friendly and eager to make a connection; a dog whose exercise requirements fit your lifestyle; and a dog who is appropriately sized for your home.

Another thing to look for when adopting a canine companion? You might like a

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Day Trips from Highlands, NC

Highlands, North Carolina is known for fresh air and breathtaking mountain scenery. It’s a beautiful place to visit and offers a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Another great thing? There are also many day trips from Highlands, NC to be enjoyed.

Day trips from Highlands, NC include opportunities to visit natural wonders like breathtaking waterfalls, explore historic grandeur at the Biltmore Estate, and much, much more. Other destinations within day-trip distance include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, eclectic Asheville, and even the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

With so much to do and see around Highlands, it is easy to see why buying or renting property here is a wise idea for those who want a slice of

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Where to Go for the Best Lake Living in North Carolina

Choosing a new home or even a new destination is exciting, especially if you’re thinking about living on the lake. But with so many options, how do you know which lakefront community is right for you? There are a variety of options, but the best lake living in North Carolina and especially Western North Carolina is truly special.

When it comes to the best lake living in North Carolina, there are a few of the best lake communities in North Carolina:

  •          Lake Lure
  •          Lake Toxaway
  •          Fontana Lake
  •          Lake Glenville
  •          Bear Lake Reserve
  •          High Rock Lake

Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway in Western North Carolina offer NC residents small town charm, privacy and the type of serenity that only

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Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only is North Carolina a great place to visit in the summer, but it’s also a favorite time for locals because there are so many things to do in the summer in North Carolina. The flowers are blooming, and it’s easier to appreciate nature’s simple pleasures. The elevation in Western North Carolina means summers are cooler on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and outdoor activities like hiking and gardening are more tolerable.

When it comes to summer in the Carolinas, there are a variety of things to do in the summer in North Carolina. We recommend:

  •          Relaxing outside and enjoying the weather
  •          Go hiking and take in the natural landscape
  •          Gardening
  •          Visiting
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10 ways to enjoy downtown highlands north carolina

Downtown Highlands, North Carolina is one of those special mountain towns full of charm and rustic flair, quiet peaceful nights and some of the most impressive views around. It’s a place you just have to experience and feel.

Downtown Highlands, North Carolina is an unincorporated area in Western North Carolina on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. It’s been a popular place to call home, whether it’s your dream home, second home or investment property, for centuries because of its location on the Plateau and Nantahala National Forest. Locals love living here for:

  •         Its impressive scenery
  •         Charming shops and restaurants
  •         Outdoor activities
  •         Living in a mountain paradise

This guide to visiting and living

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how to move to north carolina

Moving to a new state, whether it’s next door or across the country, can seem overwhelming. Some people are moving for work, to be closer to family, to live in a more scenic environment, and for a variety of other reasons. To have a seamless move to your next rustic mountain paradise, you need to know how to move to North Carolina, the laws before moving to NC, how to find the perfect mountain home and more.

Moving to North Carolina appeals to people because of its charming locales, mountains, forests, natural settings, and so much more. Moving to a new state is a big decision and you’ll need to know how to move to North Carolina in the most productive, stress-free way. You’ll need to know the advantages of living in North Carolina so you can make

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 where are the best places to retire in north carolina

Deciding to retire is one of the most exciting and lucrative choices you’ll make in your lifetime. It means you have more freedom and you can do things you may not have been able to do before, like move to a different state and look for your dream retirement home. If a place with mountains and rustic charm is calling your name, this guide will tell you all you need to know about some of the best places to retire in North Carolina

North Carolina is a popular destination for retirees, but which part is for you? Some of the best places to retire in North Carolina are in Western North Carolina on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. The Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley and Lake Toxaway areas are known for natural beauty, hiking,

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 western north carolina relocation guide

Where we live, retire and raise a family are among the most important decisions in our lives. So you have decided it’s time for a change, but you’re still figuring out your possibilities. Perhaps you have accepted a new job in the area, or you would like to raise your family in a more outdoor setting, or you have acquired a remote job that allows you to work from anywhere. Landmark’s North Carolina Relocation Guide will help you get started so you can decide if moving to North Carolina is the right decision for you.

With the decision to move to North Carolina made, the next step is to determine the best place to live and put down roots that agree with your other determining factors. Western North Carolina relocation may be for you if you’re

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 summer home maintenance tips

Nothing says summer in North Carolina like perfect temps for hiking and being outside, chasing waterfalls, eating mouthwatering meals outside at area restaurants—and summer home maintenance. Home maintenance should be done on a regular basis each year and summer is an ideal time to get your hands dirty and accomplish tasks when the weather is more agreeable.

When it’s time to start making a yearly maintenance schedule for your home, it’s best to divide the tasks up by each season. Summer home maintenance tips for your North Carolina home include things like cleaning the patio and deck, garage, drains and gutters, chimney, sealing leaks, painting the exterior, routine maintenance and more.

Read on to learn about these North Carolina summer home

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 mountain home interior design ideas landmark realty group

Mountain home interior design ideas are popular in regions like Western North Carolina, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you just bought a mountain home, or you’re giving your current home a makeover, you’ll need some tips to help you achieve the look you want. Whether you live in the mountains or not, you can still incorporate some of these elements. This guide will show you how so you can make your house a home and never get tired of showing it off and sharing it with your family and friends.

Using these mountain home interior design ideas, you can turn your home into the perfect mountain retreat. Incorporate natural elements, wood, textures, rustic elements, and colors like brown, green, white and beige to create the ambience

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