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History knows well, the Maney Fields, the legendary, high elevation pasture, having been treasured by the Maney family for over 200 years. 18.6 acres of high elevation pasture. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
"Snowflakes piling million upon million, deep, dry, beautiful. Dusk, deer nibbling on scattered corn. Snow crunching beneath their feet. Spring brings rain tapping on the red tin roof, summer’s sun splays across gleaming wood floors, and always a brilliant display of ever changing mountain views."
Due South’ is a private, 11.49 acre compound just north of Asheville, in Weaverville. The setting offers some of the finest views of any available Asheville view property. Massive gates swing wide. Up, up, above the clouds. Breathtaking!
Morning fog lifts on Lake Apalachia. Calm is interrupted, as a buck splashes noisily into the water. Waterfront property ncFirst time offered, Gosdayi is eleven pristine, waterfront acres with a gentle slope to water’s edge.
Run to the Mall, stop at Lowes, pick-up groceries. Finally - Home. Sit - relax on the covered porch, in the intimate library, in the great room with soaring ceiling, or the sunken family room. Play with Spot in the private back yard, then dinner for 8 in the formal dining room.
Brenda Thompson is featured in Business Innovators Magazine offering Advise on Marketing Unique Properties. "Using poetry, I create a story about each property. I give the property a name. I tell a story from the property’s point of view. It’s a little complicated, but it comes to me naturally." … [Read More...]
Bark Clad Walls - Growing the Business of Bark in Asheville Area
BETHEL – Danny Heatherly knows the secrets of trees after a lifetime cutting timber in the woods.
Take the tulip poplar, one of the most common species in the Blue Ridge mountains, which makes a steady supply for furniture and plywood makers. “There are two months out of the year when you can take the clothes right off that tree,” Heatherly said. “Try to peel a poplar the rest of the year, and you get nothing. There’s not a tool you can use to separate the bark from the wood.”
The Haywood County native has found a fancy use for that bark, once thrown away as waste product or at best ground … [Read More...]
Growing a living roof might sound strange, but rooftop vegetation can make a huge positive impact on the environment and on your bank account.
A green roof, or living roof, is a roof that is covered in a layer of vegetation. This can include sod, flowers, vegetables, succulents, or even trees. These roofs are not just beautiful; they have many benefits that make them an attractive option for large city buildings and small residences alike.
While they have become popular in the United States in recent years, green roofs are not a new idea. They have been an important part of architecture in Scandinavia for centuries, and have been widely implemented in many … [Read More...]
Hemp building products may soon go mainstream. Here’s why your next home should be made with pot.
June 09, 2014 By: John Riha for HouseLogic
Building a Hemp House is interesting for a lot of different reasons!
No, you can’t saw off a chunk and smoke it.
But if you live in a house made with hemp building products, you may trim your utility bills, have more leisure time, and be safer and more comfortable.
Industrial hemp, the non-stoney relative of its more famous cousin, marijuana, is making its way into the building products marketplace. A recently signed federal farm bill has made hemp cultivation legal again. That means research can kick into high gear — … [Read More...]
If you’ve ever owned a unique property, or unusual home, you understand the concerns with selling. You know that, even though everyone who has visited your place loved it, they might not have had the courage to buy it. So how do you sell a unique property? How do you attract a unique buyer for a unique home?
It comes down to the way you advertise!
Unusual houses appeal to a different audience of buyers. There are buyers out there, specifically looking for something different, something uncommon -- a unique property.
I, myself, fell into that category. I couldn’t describe the property I was looking for, because I hadn’t seen it. I just knew that I didn’t want … [Read More...]
The following article was written for Realtors to help with Home Staging, but you, as a homeowner can use them to get your house ready to sell!
MAKING A HOUSE A HOME
Use these nine staging tips to turn your next vacant, cluttered or uninviting listing into an appealing home.
BY BRIDGET MCCREA From INSIGHT MAGAZING - THE VOICE OF REAL ESTATE IN NC
Selling the American Dream in today’s buying environment isn’t always easy, but with a little help from a concept known as “home staging,” REALTORS® can help their sellers make an impact on every buyer who crosses their thresholds.
Properly staged, a home will entice buyers to walk in and say to themselves, “I would … [Read More...]
Since 1995, Brenda Thompson, founder and president of Special "Finds...", has been bringing properties to life. "Being able to define what makes a house a "Home", is what will sell it! Let me define your property. Let me give it life. Every property deserves a story!"
Brenda is, as her business is called, a Special Find! I have worked with a number of agents through several home purchases and Brenda is the best. When I was looking for a small low-maintenance A-Frame in Western, PA she was relentless in her search and we landed a beautiful, well-maintained place on an acre and […]
Dave Cramer Acme, PA
Brenda Thompson did a terrific job on helping us acquire a house on Church Hill Drive. She was able to answer all our questions, and made many helpful suggestions on the buy process. She has a very good knowledge of what all the requirements are, and has the ability to find the right people to help get […]
John Thomas Barnardsville, NC
My knowledge of Brenda is based not only on her skills but more importantly on her attitude. She listens to what I have to say, then responds accordingly. I don’t always like what I hear but I know that her facts are accurate. Brenda has a good heart. She understands how attached one can become toward […]
T. Sharon Weaverville, NC
I was having difficulty selling my historic home. I don’t think most real estate agents are as creative as Brenda when it comes to marketing these unique type homes. She gives great advice, and will do everything in her power to address all of your concerns. She is energetic and loves a challenge. I would […]
D. Grabill Greencastle, PA
When looking for a “special find” (and everybody is), Brenda is the one to help you realize your dreams! Brenda helped me find and recommended a home for me in a different state which became my dream house. I’m living there now. Thank you Brenda for your invaluable help.
Irwin Gretczko Boynton Beach, FL
I dealt with Brenda over 10 years ago when we were visiting North Carolina and fell in love with the Asheville area. Back then she was very helpful and took the time to show us several different locations till we settled on just the “right” lot. Today I am selling and I wouldn’t list with […]
B. Armand Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Although Brenda was located in our area just a short time, she impressed us with her knowledge of the industry and marketing ability. The first meeting with Brenda sealed the deal with regard to our listing with her; we were confident she would do an outstanding job on our behalf. Our home was listed with […]
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