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Rich Cooke specializes primarily in Western North Carolina real estate, including the cities of Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Mills River, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville, Tryon and Saluda.
On of the main factors in whether your Hendersonville home sells quickly or lingers on the market for a while is the sales price.  A home that is priced too high may turn off potential buyers before they even take one step inside.  Pricing a home to sell takes a little research, which your knowle...
Now that the holidays are over, what do you do with your tree?  This kind of wood burns too hot for an indoor fireplace or wood burning stove and can create a dangerous buildup of creosote (black soot), increasing the chances of a house fire.  Therefore, chopping it up and using it for firewood i...
Only three more shopping days (including today) to get those Christmas gifts taken care of.  That means there's nine days until New Year's Eve.  Have you made any plans on how you'll be ringing in the new year in Hendersonville yet?  I've got some ideas for you to ponder, including one the kids c...
Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle is a hot button topic for many folks around the country.  Here in the beautiful Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains surrounding Hendersonville homes, we really appreciate the "green" philosophy.  You don't have to completely overhaul your life to become more enviro...
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas with the family?  Take a ride on the Polar Express near Hendersonville.  The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is taking visitors on a magical journey to the North Pole aboard their special Polar Express from now through Christmas Eve.  There's nothing li...
They say this is the season of giving and nothing could be better than the gift of life.  That is exactly what happens when you donate blood.  Sometimes, when you give something, you will get something in return.  Giving blood in Hendersonville could win you airline tickets.  Yes, you read that r...
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is almost here (it happens next Thursday).  Where has the year gone?  After you've recuperated from your turkey hangover, come to beautiful downtown Hendersonville for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The city's official welcome to the holiday seas...
The Grove Park Inn will be hosting its annual gingerbread house competition in Asheville soon and is currently accepting applications from competitors.  Beginning Monday, November 14, 2011, closed door judging of all contestants will start in the Grove Park Inn's Grand Ballroom.  Awards will be h...
Built by George Washington Vanderbilt II (youngest son of railroad tycoon William Henry Vanderbilt), the Biltmore estate is one of Asheville's most opulent icons.  Over 2,000,000 square feet in size and still owned by Vanderbilt descendants, the Biltmore House welcomes thousands of guests every y...
Fall is a beautiful time here in Western North Carolina.  Asheville trees begin to wear their gorgeous autumn colors and, eventually, fall to the ground.  Now is also the best time to start pruning back your flowering shrubs and overhanging tree branches to make way for winter.  But, what do you ...

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