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Never a worry of what to do; Always an activity waiting. Fish for trout along the bold Ivy River running through the property; take a dip in the “swimming-hole”, fish for bass or crappie in your own stocked 3-acre, spring-fed pond
"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."
"APOGEE" As if reaching for the very stars above, music filled the space. “Turn it all the way up, no one can hear us!” And they did…and they danced. Friends called, and 17 minutes later they met downtown for dinner.
ARTIST'S RETREAT Bring your creativity to this petite and magical cottage cocooned in a 16 acre, organic, wooded cove. A vibrant, noisy stream courses through the property, sharing its harmony with the perennial gardens, meditation areas and anyone relaxing on the wrapping decks.
CIRCA 1790'S CABIN Champagne and Ivories -- Early morning fog parts way as he heads for the studio. Tinkling piano notes drift across the mountains, melodies soft, then building, passion flowing, exaltation … practice, practice. Evening, cars arriving, 10, then 20. Guest perched here and there, sipping champagne,
Brenda Thompson, owner of the boutique real estate agency, Special “Finds…”, helps buyers from all over the globe find unique properties in the western North Carolina. Like the properties she sells, her agency is truly one-of-a-kind with a focus on unique properties with a lot of character. She has owned the agency for nineteen years and has personally always owned unique houses. Thompson is the former director of marketing for the New York Stock Exchange.
Thompson’s agency, centered in Asheville, NC, helps buyers find unique properties within two to three hour radius of Asheville, covering the entire western North Carolina mountain area. She combined her creative … [Read More...]
CHARLOTTE, NC – The new book, being published in early 2015 by FA Media Group, provides insights from the Charlotte area’s leading residential real estate experts, providing advice on buying, selling and owning properties in the area. Brenda Thompson, Asheville, NC Realtor and owner of Special “Finds…”, is contributing the chapter on buying and selling mountain properties.
The western North Carolina mountains are about two hours from Charlotte, and are very popular for second and vacation homes for residents of the Charlotte area.
Thompson said, “I have always lived in unique properties and I really enjoy using poetic descriptions to bring a property to life and … [Read More...]
Brenda Thompson Featured in Business Innovators Magazine
Providing Advice on
How to Market a Unique Property
Brenda Thompson owns the boutique real estate agency, Special “Finds…” in the mountains of western North Carolina. Just like the properties she sells, her agency is truly one-of-a-kind, with a specialty focus on unique properties with a lot of character. In this interview with Bill Kopatich, Brenda discusses her how to market a unique property and her unique marketing approach to selling unusual homes.
Bill: Brenda, thanks for sharing your story here today. You have created a true specialty in the real estate industry – marketing unique … [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...]
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!" "About Me" "Contact Me" 828-505-3579
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
To say “you stay on top of a potential sale” is an understatement! Thank you for the recent picture. I appreciate that you see how unusual our property is.
B. Smith Toms River, NJ
Brenda helped my sister and I purchase a home and land near Mars Hill, NC. She was always available for us to look at the house so we we able to make a good decision about our purchase. Our negotiations went quickly and easily, facilitating the closing as early as possible. We are sure to […]
M. Cirtain Mars Hill, 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
It was a pleasure working with Brenda Thompson as our agent in buying our new home! She was always prompt in answering our calls and emails, was totally available, and knows her stuff! She went above and beyond the call of duty in terms of resource information that we asked for. While quite professional, she […]
J. Cooke Mars Hill, NC
Brenda is very knowledgeable with the market in this area. She has always kept me up to date with and when the property is being shown. When it came time to pack up the house Brenda went out of her way to help find us a truck and a place to stay in town. Brenda […]
T. Stephenson Chattnooga, TN
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 […]
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