• 10
    July

    Every home has a story— 155 Teaberry

    A bit about Teaberry Cottage –by The Owners
    Blackberry Road winds around pastures, fields and homes and dips under the Blue Ridge Parkway through a rock underpass. On the South side of the Parkway, a vista opens where you can see the steel and glass buildings of Charlotte on a crisp clear day [...]

  • 2
    June
     

    What a Home Inspection Should Cover

    What a Home Inspection Should Cover

    Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. A large historic home, for example, will require a more specialized inspection than a small condominium. However, the following are the basic elements that a home inspector will chec [...]

  • 30
    May
     

    Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate

    Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate
    When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain — the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.
    How to Calculate Gain
    I [...]

  • 26
    May
     

    10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

    10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors
    Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspe [...]

  • 23
    May

    5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

     
    5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell
    To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow Feng Shui principles, keep these tips in mind.
    1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one [...]