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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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 Essentials for Living in the Mountains to Make Life Easier

Many people move to the Western North Carolina area to live a simpler life in the mountains and knowing the right essentials for living in the mountains will help you do just that. There are many advantages of living in the mountains. The scenery and natural landscape are beautiful and perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, there are health benefits to living in the mountains and mountain living is generally more peaceful. Learn about the mountain towns on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau and what locals love about living here.

There are many benefits to living to the mountains. Many people move to the mountains for the climate, scenery and simplicity and there are some essentials for living in the mountains that will make your life easier.

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 cashiers highlands plateau real estate landmark

The greater Cashiers-Highlands area of Western North Carolina is warmly referred to as the Plateau. Its residents and seasonal visitors have known about this hidden gem for decades and word is getting out that the Cashiers Highlands Plateau is a great place to live, work from home (if that’s your setup), retire and raise a family.

There are plenty of real estate opportunities on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau and you need a professional real estate agent to help you navigate the home buying process and the local area. A dedicated team of professionals can show you the neighborhoods, restaurants, things to do and more in these 5 places on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau:

  1.      Cashiers
  2.      Highlands
  3.      Sapphire
  4.      Lake Glenville
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best places to live in western north carolina

You know that saying, “We live where you vacation”? That doesn’t even begin to do Western North Carolina justice. The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is a popular place to vacation, especially in the summer months. But many visit once—or maybe a handful of times—before they decide they want to live here forever. There is something about these five locations that bring the magic and rustic allure of North Carolina to life, making them some of the best places to live in Western North Carolina. Wake up to majestic views every day. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation at first, but breathe in the fresh mountain air because this is where you belong.

There are many reasons why people decide to put down roots in North Carolina and call it home. Here are some of

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 is it better to buy or build a home in north carolina

We all have to look for a new home eventually. Whether you’re moving from an apartment or a condo into a single-family home, you’re looking to downsize, or you’ve outgrown your current home; there are many reasons to think about buying or building a home in North Carolina. But which one is best? After reading this guide, you should be able to start formulating your new home plan.

The final cost of buying an existing home and building a new home will vary. New construction homes tend to already come with popular, contemporary and updated finishes and features. This added perk will give your home a greater resale value later on. There are many other reasons to build a home in North Carolina. You’ll need a professional real estate company to help you

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pros and cons of living in north carolina landmark

There are many things that make North Carolina stand out from its neighbors. It’s a unique and charismatic state and we can’t wait to help you discover what makes living here so fantastic. From the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the North Carolina coast, there are breathtaking mountain vistas, a rich history and culture, small-town charm, and a tradition of southern hospitality. We’ll outline the pros and cons of living in North Carolina, so you can decide what’s best for you and your future.

The pros and cons of living in North Carolina are as varied and diverse as the Tar Heel State itself. Some pros of living in North Carolina include its mountain ranges and mountain vistas, waterfalls, hiking, fishing, restaurants and sense

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Easy Winter Crafts to Try at Home

As the cold winter weather approaches, outside activities become a little more difficult. One easy way to stay occupied during this time is to partake in easy winter crafts! As many of us most likely have some sort of emotional and physical drain from the crazy events of 2020, crafts are a great way to de-stress. It is great to spend time releasing creative energy and relaxing and focusing your busy mind on something you’ve made on your own with creativity.

Why Craft?

There are many benefits that come with practicing arts and crafts. One big one is togetherness for all ages. You can always do these activities with others and display them around the house. Not only does it encourage others, especially kids to take pride in their work, but it also

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Cyber Security Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estate Cyber Threats

Real estate cyber threats are becoming more prevalent to the real estate industry by targeting and scamming homebuyers, sellers, and even the companies they work with. Through these scams, cyber criminals are costing people hundreds and even millions of dollars each year; and it’s on the rise.

For many people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transfers of money they will make in their lifetimes. Billions of dollars are exchanged in transactions each year, from down payments, to closing costs, to mortgage payoffs. This is why the real estate market is a huge opportunity for cybercriminals to scam people, and they are becoming more targeted.

Real estate cyber threats can be detrimental for real estate professionals and especially for

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Antiques

When buying a new house, something that makes it a home is your own personal touch. Antique stores in Western North Carolina are very and a special way to add character into a home is to use unique objects that others may not have, like antiques!

Why Antiques?

For many, decorating with antiques is a way to connect with our past and create a sense of history in the space we live in. We often find ourselves stumbling upon hidden treasure finds that accidentally create a love at first sight type of feel accident, while some people are lucky enough to carry these antiques down through many generations. On the other hand, we also have collectors that dedicate their lives to finding these hidden treasures in order to share them with others.

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