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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?

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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Landscaping Tips for Your Home

When looking for a new home, one might be looking at more than the inside of the property. It is important to see how the outside is utilized as well. We have landscaping tips for your home and we’ll show you how to make the best of your space. During these times of COVID, many people are staying home and finding new hobbies, one of those being landscaping. Whether you are new to landscaping and looking for a hobby, or just wanting to improve your home, we have tips for you!

Benefits of Landscaping Your Home

Benefits of Landscaping Your Home

While learning some of these landscaping tips for your home, you may find there’s a lot of benefits that come along with it, besides providing curb appeal. One of the major benefits that landscaping provides is that it is good for the

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North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide

One of the many things that makes Western North Carolina so unique is its flora and fauna, especially our wide variety of mushrooms and fungi. Let us be your North Carolina wild mushroom guide, so you know what’s growing right in your backyard! Western North Carolina has a wide variety of mushrooms including medicinal, edible, and poisonous.

Throughout our North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide, we mention many edible species local to Western North Carolina. However, while foraging wild mushrooms is very fun, we advise you to use extreme caution and do careful research before consuming any mushrooms that you may find in the wild. There are many species that have dangerous look-a-likes.

Popular Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in WNC

Popular Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in Western North

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Here in Western North Carolina many people are dedicated to helping others. One of the ways that this is made possible is through the many nonprofits Western North Carolina has to offer. These nonprofit organizations in Highlands and Cashiers help throughout the community by giving back and making things possible for others who may not be able to make things possible for themselves. Nonprofit organizations in Cashiers and Highlands range from environmentally related options to health, networking, making an impact and much more.

If you’re searching for a new place to live and a tight knit community is important to you, you’ll love living here knowing there are a variety of nonprofits in NC that can help you or your neighbors when you need it the

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Some of the best dog-friendly cities in North Carolina are in the mountains. If your furry family member is near and dear to your heart, there is no better place to visit or live than right here in the western part of the state, and there are so many reasons why.

Reasons Your Dog Will Love Western North Carolina

reasons your dog will love western North Carolina

1. The opportunities to run and get fresh air are boundless. The lush green landscape is full of brand new smells and trails for your dog to follow. We all know dogs lead with their nose, and your dog’s nose will lead them to so many interesting places here. Hiking trails, parks, campgrounds, lakes, streams and more are available for your dog to explore. You just have to know where to bring them. Some of the places to take your dog

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FENG-SHUI-BASICS

When we initially think of Feng Shui, most of us think of it as a way to rearrange our living rooms, but a second glance tells us there is a lot more to it than that. Feng Shui is an Eastern ideal on how your environment influences your life and inner self. These ideals are applied in terms of indoor living spaces, like homes and offices, and the theory behind these ideals says we can incorporate and move around certain pieces to encourage improvement in different areas of our lives. We are going to take a deeper dive into Feng Shui basics, and how you can apply them to your living spaces.

What is Feng Shui?WHAT-IS-FENG-SHUI

Feng Shui might seem a little bit unfamiliar to you, since it comes from the opposite end of the globe. The practice of Feng Shui stems

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home-maintenance-yearly-checklist

The Highlands-Cashiers plateau is a popular area for second-home owners, and if you haven’t been around for all four seasons, some of these tasks may be unfamiliar to you. Whether you are a single-home owner or a seasoned home owner, it can be hard to keep up with the big and little chores that keep a home running smoothly. We’ve compiled a list of tasks that should be on your home maintenance yearly checklist so these important house chores don’t slip your mind. If you forget to do them, or neglect to do them, you could end up in trouble!

We’ve broken down the home maintenance yearly checklist by season. 

Spring

spring-home-maintenance-checklist

Now that winter is gone, and the chance of snow is at bay, it’s time to take a look around your driveway and yard and take

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how-to-prepare-your-house-to-sell

“How to Prepare Your House for Sale?” is a thought every home seller should be considering before that sign goes in the yard and the new listing announcement hits Zillow. After all, this will likely be one of the largest transactions you will take part in throughout your life. But, where do you start? And, how long does it take to prepare your house for sale. How do you know how much to spend preparing your house for sale? In this post, we will explore tips on how to prepare your house for sale in order to maximize your profit potential.

Preparing Your House For Sale Checklist

After you’ve made the big decision that you are ready to sell your house, what comes next? Or first, to be exact? Surely there are many things that can make your house

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