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National Entrepreneurship Week took place in Brevard in early February and brought with it word that Western North Carolina is ahead of both the state and the nation when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors. In fact, Transylvania County is one of only 10 communities across the nation designated as Entrepreneurial Friendly. According to Transylvania County Planning & Economic Development, businesses are drawn to Transylvania County for its pure natural resources and access to an industrious, reliable work-force. New business owners can also find a wealth of resources in Brevard to support their endeavors such as the Senior Resource Network and S.C.O.R.E which are networks comprised of retired senior executives with experience in all type of industries who make themselves available to advice new business owners.

Western North Carolina has developed a reputation as one of the best places to bring your big ideas and to find the people who can help you bring them to life!

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Selling your home in the midst of a depressed market can be difficult and there can be a lot of stiff competition.  One of the first things any Western North Carolina home sellers should consider before placing their home on the market is to repair the essentials.  Take some time to consider these top 5 quick repairs essential to putting your home in the best light for selling.

1. Entryway. You are trying to sell the experience of living in your home. Walk around with a critical eye, make sure the doors are freshly painted, screens are fresh, flowers are clipped, and the lawn is mowed. Be sure that the first overall impression of where the buyer will enter looks warm and welcoming.

2. Look up. Your roof and gutters should be in pristine condition. Make sure you are not missing shingles, and that there is no moss growing on your roof. Hire a professional roofer to help tidy up that end. The gutters should be unclogged and the seals should be caulked properly.

3. Patch ups. Make sure all nail holes inside of the home have been patched up and the main rooms painted with a fresh coat. This will help the home look fresh and inviting.

4. Running Water. Be sure your toilet is properly sealed. If there is discoloration around the base of the toilet, replace the seal and the flooring. The faucet is another problem area, a drippy faucet can be a major turn off for potential buyers. Most of these fixes can be done by the seller themselves if they’re willing to invest the time.  If it seems like more than you’re willing to do,  call a plumber to do the handy work.

5. The baseline. Take a look around your house, down low – the baseboards can take a beating.  Make sure to wash them down, putty any dings or markings, and repaint them. This small step can make a huge difference in how a buyer will perceive the room as a whole.

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For 13 years now, the Assault on the Carolinas, which takes place in beautiful Brevard, North Carolina,  has served as one of the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s annual fundraisers.  It is the perfect opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite sport while supporting the Rotary Club’s efforts to serve the youth and community of Transylvania County.  This year’s event will take place on April 14th, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Your exact start time will depend on whether you choose the 100k, 60k, or 40k ride.

The 100k ride is intended for serious, experienced cyclists ready for a challenge that benefits a good cause.  It will take you through mountains and valleys in both North and South Carolina, at one point going uphill for 6 miles at Caesar’s Head.  The 60k ride offers a good challenge for intermediate cyclists, and the 40k ride takes you on a relatively gentle ride through the scenic river valleys of beautiful Transylvania County.

No matter which ride you choose, the event will begin at the Water Oak Suites Building at the corner of East Main and Johnson Streets in Brevard, NC.  All of the courses are well-marked and have fully-stocked rest stops with bathrooms.  There will be traffic support at all major intersections along the route, and a hot lunch will be waiting for you upon your return.

Brevard, NC is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, let us, Jay and Jewell Kaiser, help you find a home here in the Western North Carolina mountains. Through honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to your needs, we will make your Brevard, North Carolina real estate experience productive and successful.

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To experience the arts and cultural events of the Brevard area, look no further than the Brevard Music Center.  The Brevard Music Center is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and is one of America’s premier summer training programs for high school and college students every summer, culminating in a series of concerts open to the general public.

Not content to only share music during one part of the year, the Brevard Music Center also holds free concerts the first Monday of every month from October through May, with the exception of January.  These free concerts take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, which is at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard, North Carolina.

On February 6, the concert series will feature Steve Cohen, professor of clarinet at Northwestern University.  In addition to his university teaching, he performs and teaches master classes throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Korea.  He was the principal clarinetist with the New Orleans Symphony, later known as the Louisiana Philharmonic, from 1975 to 2004.  Accompanying him is pianist Katherine Palmer, who has taught at the Brevard Music Center and remains an active chamber musician.  Together they will be performing chamber pieces by Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Ennio Morricone, and others.

On March 5, the concert series will play host to the Blair Quartet, one of the most-acclaimed string quartets in the United States, who will be playing Schubert’s Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden.”

Other upcoming performances include the Trio Solis on April 2 and the Georgia Woodwind Quintet on May 7.

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