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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Wolf Laurel Items Archive

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Articles Posted From Oldest to Newest

Launching This Blog: A few words about the area, and my basic philosophies.

Asheville/Wolf Laurel Region Has Been Named to Numerous Prestigious "Best Of" Lists For Boomers and Retirees. Just a few quick links and observations about what life here is like.

A Closer Look at Home Valuation Sites Like Zillow or HomeGain in a Resort Micro- Market:A quick rundown and demonstration of the drawbacks to putting too much faith in valuation sites for sellers, or in the completeness of listings if you are a buyer.

Asheville Area Makes Sperling's "Best Places to Live" at #8: A quick look at the criteria and an invitation to peruse our media.

Another Look at Automated Valuations in a Mountain Micro Market: These tools remain plagued by incomplete and untimely data. These aspects are magnified in a small resort micro market. A human being remains your best bet for such questions.

Summertime Repertory Theater in Mars Hill, NC: A small look at The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater, or SART, and the Summer 2007 calendar.

Asheville Area White Water Rafting: Water levels in rivers get low in summertime. How to get the trip you pictured, and the most value for your dollar from a 35 year white water veteran. Information on age requirements, and different trip styles as they relate to you.

Independence Day: Regional events and references.

About Log Homes: Just some introductory information and outbound links about topics ranging from basic mistakes, to wiring, to design evaluations.

Trout Fishing: An important part of the Western NC economy, this posting is a collection of links on stream flows, licenses, campgrounds, and trout etiquette during dry periods.

Asheville Wine and Wineries Information: Much of NC's 10th ranked wine industry is centered in the mountains in and near Asheville. This is a collection of links and information about the wines, wineries, and wine tours in the area.

Resources for Biking and Mountain Biking Near Asheville: Everything from local clubs, to etiquette, maps, and best local rides. Have fun.

Theater Review: Just a nod to The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater, (SART), on a recently published and highly favorable review.

Hot Doggett 100 Bike Race, and More: Second annual Hot Doggett event in Mars Hill on 07/14/07. This post includes links to The Asheville Citizen Times Outdoor Calendar as well.

White Water Rafting and the Drought: Vol 2, reviewing Asheville white water rafting trips, and finding the best options during dry summers. real time water data, and veteran suggestions about where are the best choices for fun.

Thinking of Renting Your Second Home?: Considerations on how to avoid certain pitfalls when renting you second home on your own.

Outside Magazine names Asheville as one of "America's Best Outdoor Cities": Links to the text of the magazine's article, and reprises the outdoor activity articles that we have written on our blog previously. Includes white water rafting, fishing, fly fishing, biking, and more.

From Forbes Magazine: A fun list of "Ten Trophy Home Must Haves", ranging from copper bath tubs to an $800,000 computer screen, or $1 million stereo speakers.

Thoughts on Owning Golf Course Homes: A collection of thoughts from savvy area residents, and experienced golf home owners about everything from cart noise to fairway sprinkler systems.

Bele Chere: Information on the 2007 edition of the largest street festival in the south, Asheville's annual Bele Chere.

Composite Decks: A large primer on this growing material, includes numerous outbound links to separate reality from myth.

Mountain Landscaping: Discussion on the advantages of using native vegetation in terms of soil stabilization and ease of upkeep. Includes outbound links to plant selectors, light, and water considerations.

Buying a Second Home, The Basics: the purchase of a second home has a slightly different set of logic, questions and concerns than for a primary residence. Financing, taxes, timing your purchase, insurance, and the prospect of renting said home are covered here.

The Perseid Meteor Shower Visits: Annual event, with tips for viewing, times, etc. A must see from a light pollution free area such as Madison County.

Local News Bits: Just a few current topics and news stories involving subdivisions, alcohol sales, and life in the mountains.

Summer Fling Things to Do: Destinations, and events for the weekend, including real time information and calendars.

Best Times to Visit Asheville: from tourism industry insiders, tips on the benefits of visiting during the so called off-season.

Mountain Landscaping Ideas and Workshops: More on the wisdom of using native plants, including links to local landscaping workshops and online resources.


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