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Carolers, Hot Cider, Tree Trimming, Horse Carriage Rides, a Live Nativity Scene and a Parade!

The Holidays will soon be upon us and everyone up in Brevard, North Carolina is getting ready for the fun to begin!  Even the white squirrels are wishing for wintry accumulation, as the weather man makes promises of snowy forecast in the Blue Ridge Mountains this winter, and all fingers are crossed in hopes of a White Christmas!

Magic Holidays in Brevard NC - HomeInBrevard

Downtown on Main Street, signs of holly and ivy have sprung up in various storefront windows. At least a dozen Christmas lists had been written and rewritten in the toy-filled aisles of O.P. Taylor’s. Local artists and craftspeople have produced an impressive array of handcrafted gifts and ornaments. And fans of the fir may not need to travel far to sing “O Tannenbaum” to a tree of Transylvania provenance.

No matter your favorite flavor of candy cane, Transylvania County will summon visions of sugarplums this time of year. Bring your shopping list, your holiday spirit and a warm jacket (it gets cold at the higher altitudes) and have yourself the happiest of holidays and the most joyous of New Years.

You will enjoy the extraordinary recreational opportunities, including hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and backpacking, abound within its boundaries. With breathtaking waterfalls, astonishing art, and soaring music; Brevard and Transylvania County offer a tapestry of wonder that is unlike any other in these mountains of the Blue Ridge.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: Magic Holidays in Brevard NC

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If your Western North Carolina home is currently on the market, or if you’re getting ready to put it on the market,  it is important to do everything you can to give it a competitive edge. Home buyers value green improvements that make a home healthier, more comfortable and save on operating costs.  Homes that are green sell quicker, and for more money, than a house that lacks environmentally friendly accommodations.  Clearly, ‘green’ improvements are something buyers are looking for and sellers should be thinking about.  Here are some eco-friendly home improvements to consider:

High efficiency toilets, faucets, and shower heads are a great way to reduce water usage while also lowering costly water bills – just replacing aerators and shower heads, the average home will save $65.

•As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. If needed, consider investing in new energy-efficient windows, replacing an old furnace with a new energy efficient model, or updating your home’s insulation.

Lights can be a great green asset. Swap traditional incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and install dimmer switches to control your energy usage.

Appliances that are Energy Star rated can be a major selling point to potential buyers.

•Consider indoor air quality. You may want to repaint with low VOC paints because this really matters to a growing number of people, especially people with young children

•Replace your old water heater with a tankless one.

•You may want to get an energy audit. They are inexpensive and inspectors will give recommendations, both big and small, that will make your home more energy efficient.

If your home has any of these green energy-saving features don’t wait for potential buyers to notice them on their own,  be sure to highlight them, the advantages they will enjoy from the features,  and the benefits that they provide in reducing expenses.

/center>Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.”You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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BREVARD RESIDENT MARLA CILLEY “THE FLYLADY”
AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
LAUNCH ”FLYLADY BUILD PROJECT”


Nationwide fund-raising effort rolls out with online campaign to build first FlyLady/Habitat house in
Transylvania County

 

BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA (November 13, 2012) – In February 2012, Transylvania Habitat for Humanity made its first foray into social media when it launched its Facebook page. This week, with the help of Brevard resident and Habitat for Humanity International celebrity spokesperson Marla Cilley – aka “The FlyLady” – and a team of Habitat for Humanity software developers based in Atlanta, the western North Carolina Habitat chapter launches a social media-based fund-raising effort that is hoped will raise thousands of dollars for Habitat in the coming years. FlyLady Build Project is an online fund-raising campaign, championed by Cilley (home organization expert and best-selling author), with the objective of raising enough money to build one Habitat house in Transylvania County. “My hope is this will be the first of many houses we build across the country,” Cilley says. Indeed, long-term objectives of FlyLady Build Project are to help other local Habitat affiliates in the United States similarly raise money to build houses. “But today, I’m excited to get to work and watch the walls of this very first house go up, right here in my own hometown of Brevard,” Cilley adds.

The online link (www.share.habitat.org/flyladybuildproject) is closely integrated with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Visitors to the online donation page have the ability to post comments, view videos, share activity with friends, create fund-raising teams, and make donations.  The first phase of the project, kicking off today, is a 60-day campaign to raise $111,000, the amount needed to build one house in Transylvania County. “I hope we can build a whole subdivision of houses,” says Cilley with enthusiasm. “With support from our community here, and the our caring community of FlyBabies
around the world, I know we’ll succeed.”

In June 2012, Transylvania Habitat for Humanity celebrated the grand opening of its new ReStore thrift store at 690 Ecusta Road in Brevard. In October 2012, the chapter unveiled their redesigned web site (www.transylvaniahabitat.org). “It’s been a busy and blessed year for us,” says Don Campbell, Transylvania Habitat Board President. “We’re looking forward to next year, and very excited about the FlyLady Build Project launch. It’s yet another tool to help us raise funds to help provide decent, affordable housing for deserving families in our community.” Since 1984, Transylvania Habitat for Humanity has provided 53 partner families with homes that are purchased through interest-free mortgages.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.
“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: Press Release FlyLady Habitat for Humanity Project

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Join the FlyLady and Habitat for Humanity

Join theFlyLady and Habitat for Humanity to make a difference in our community. The FlyLady and her fans have stepped up to do their part in ending poverty housing conditions in Transylvania, North Carolina.  Their goal is to construct 1 new, affordable home for a family in the area.  Become a part of this transformative event!  Help them give a hand up, not a hand out, to families in need.

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Philosophy

It is the philosophy of Transylvania Habitat for Humanity to provide housing for the needy in Transylvania County through home ownership financed by no interest mortgages reflecting the actual costs of construction. Housing provided should be simple in design yet adequate for the needs of the family. All plans, materials, equipment, appliances, fixtures, etc., should be of standard (medium, moderate, middle) grade.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Since its inception in 1984 in Transylvania County, 54 homes have been built, with the 55th nearing completion.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

 

Make a difference today and DONATE to the FlyLady Build Project HERE!

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Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: FlyLady Habitat for Humanity Project
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FlyLady Habitat for Humanity Project

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Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Brevard features the very best the area has to offer, from a relaxed, rural atmosphere to the conveniences of a modern city.  Along with its endless possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts, Brevard is also teeming with cultural events and opportunities. Brevard College’s Paul Porter Performing Arts Center offers musical performances throughout the year, the world renowned Brevard Music Center is home to outstanding guest musicians and artists during the summer months, and for those who enjoy the visual arts, Brevard is home to numerous art galleries in this walkable community.

Known as the “Land of Waterfalls“, this beautiful part of the Blue Ridge Mountains has become a meca for fine artists and culture lovers, offering 262 Art Events throughout the year in Translyvania County.  Hit the streets of Downtown Brevard for the 4th Friday Gallery Walk, November 23.  It’s the 8th walk of the year and features the works of local artists ranging from the world-renowned to emerging talents.  You’re sure to see something new every month and you’ll meet some of Western North Carolina’s best artists at nine of the WNC’s finest fine art galleries, all of which will remain open until 9 p.m. While you’re at one of the galleries, pick up a brochure to visit the 17 downtown animal sculptures.

Eight local restaurants, cafes and wine shops also participate in the 4th Friday Gallery Walk, so plan to spend a fun night out with your friends and get in some great eats and a bit of wine-tasting at the same time. It’s a  great evening as the WNC continues to bring the best artisans, wine, and food that contribute to the sense of community that is so evident in this unique mountain town.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.”You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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