Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Featured Home For Sale: 39 Galax Lane; Black Mountain, NC 28711

Are you looking for a home in Black Mountain, NC?

Contemporary Arts & Crafts home with rich hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, & mountain views from every room. This energy efficient home has cambria countertops & cherry cabinets in the stainless kitchen; a large master suite with nice walk-in closet, double vanity, double shower & soaking tub; large rec room in the basement & 2nd master suite. Convenient to golf, tennis, community pool & downtown Black Mountain; just a short distance to the Blue Ridge Pkwy & Biltmore.  Find more information about this home here!

Would you like more information about Black Mountain, NC?  Click here!

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Contact us today to see this home or others just like it in the Black Mountain, NC area, we can be reached at 828-771-2300 or via our website:

See also: Homes For Sale --Black Mountain

Monday, July 29, 2013

Are You Ready To Buy A Home?

Are you considering a home purchase?  We at The Puffer Team are ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.  Below are a few things to be mindful of when getting started.

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  • Check Your Credit - know what's hanging out there needing to be resolved to bring your score/affordability up

  • Pay Your Bills - stay current, late payments and high debts can affect your overall score and also your ability to qualify for a certain amount

  • Save Your Money - you can ask a seller to help you with some closing costs but your lender will want to see reserves in your account to ensure you can afford to make payments on your new home after the closing.

  • Arrange Your Financing - we have a great network of lenders we'll be happy to refer you to when the time is right to start discussing your options; having a pre-approval in place is highly recommended prior to beginning your home search.

  • Make up Your Mind - decide what it is you want in a home

  • Hire a Real Estate Agent - you will want to have a professional by your side to help you navigate the process, we have a team of Buyer Specialists ready to assist you.


Are you ready to get the process started?  Call The Puffer Team today, 828-771-2300, or visit our website and meet our team,

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Featured Home For Sale: 192 Echo Mountain Road; Fairview, NC 28730

Are you looking for a home for sale in Fairview, NC?

MOTIVATED SELLERS: Views Views Views from this mountain home on 12.52 private acres overlooking Echo Lake. Inside you will find reclaimed heart of pine, mushroom wood, and reclaimed redgum floors, corian and walnut counter tops, stone accent walls, Vermont cherry railings, spacious living spaces, a deck off of the master and a balcony off of another'll find everything you could ever imagine in your home in the mountains.  Find more information about this home here!

Would you like more information about Fairview, NC?  Click here!

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Contact us today to see this home or others just like it in the Fairview, NC area, we can be reached at 828-771-2300 or via our website:

See also: Homes For Sale --Fairview

Monday, July 22, 2013

Home Storage Tips & Tricks

Do you ever feel like your home is running out of room and you can't seem to find enough places to store certain items?  Below are a list of ways you can make the best use of your space, courtesy of the NAHB:

Do An Audit

Before you invest a lot of time deciding where things should go, look through your closet, files and drawers to determine what can be thrown or given away. For clothes, it is a good rule of thumb to get rid of items that you have not worn in more than 12 months.

A lot of your household financial documents and papers may be available online through the provider company’s website. If that is the case, discard old financial statements or bills that you can more easily access electronically. Invest in a paper shredder for these documents to protect your identity and accounts.

It is very easy to allow cabinets and drawers to become cluttered over time, especially when you have to do a quick cleaning of your home when you have surprise visitors. Declutter those drawers periodically to keep from accumulating outdated flyers, menus, magazines and newspapers. This will open them up so you can store more day-to-day items that you need to quickly reach.

Buy Furniture That Doubles as Storage

If you are looking to replace old, worn-out furniture in your home, buy pieces that also can serve as storage. Consider a coffee table that has drawers or an ottoman that can open up and double as a spot to store your blankets.

Make Use of Wasted Square Footage

In closets and in the kitchen,use all of the space that is available to you. Often home owners are giving up valuable square footage if they don’t install cabinets or shelves that go up to the ceiling.  Store items that are either out of season or that are rarely accessed — such as holiday decorations — on the higher shelves where they are out of the way. This will free up the lower shelves to allow you to get to the things that you use on a regular basis.

Bed Risers

By simply raising the height of your bed a few more inches, you can gain a lot more storage space that is also hidden away. Bed risers can be found in home design and improvement stores in different shapes, styles, textures and colors to complement your current bedroom furniture. They are inexpensive and not only give you added storage space, but will also give your bedroom a new look.

These are just a few ways you can improve upon the use of your home's space.  If you're interested in checking out more DIY ideas for your home, feel free to check us out on Pinterest, we're always pinning great ideas we come across.

 Have you already found ways to stretch your home's sqft?  What has worked for you?


The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Featured Home For Sale: 38 Old Lime Kilen Road; Arden, NC

Are you looking for a immaculate home with large level lot in Arden, NC?

Come see this spacious home in a country setting & convenient location. Situated on over 1.5 acre this home has lots of great extras that include 2X6 construction w/extra insulation, mahogany floors, a wrap around covered porch, Pella windows, 3' doors, infrared heaters on all tubs, appliance garages in the kitchen, Dacor appliances, a utility shed in back, and so much more! Great opportunity for someone to live an unrestricted setting and be so close town. Click here for more information about this home!

Would you like more information about Arden, NC?  Click here!

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Contact us today to see this home or others just like it in the Arden, NC area, we can be reached at 828-771-2300 or via our website:

See also: Homes For Sale -- Arden

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Don't Let A Credit Check Derail Your Home Purchase

We're all guilty of it.  Spending money on new clothes and accessories before going on a big vacation, buying gadgets for a new car, or buying furniture and knick knacks for a new home.

Did you know that running up your credit while you are in the midst of buying a new home can halt the process if you aren't careful?

Check out this article here:  Don't Let Credit Checks Derail You (via

Everyone wants to make their house a home and have it be move-in ready...however, unless you are gifted those items or plan to pay cash (that isn't part of your down payment), the best advice is to wait...after all, when you are closing on a new home without any delays caused by spending while in escrow you will find it was well worth the wait. 

Are you considering buying a home?  Give The Puffer Team a call, 828-771-2300, or visit our website,  We can not only put you in touch with a lender to help you get the financing process started but we are happy to sit down and discuss the buying process with you as well.

See also:  Are You Ready to Buy a House? via Market Insider

Monday, July 15, 2013

Featured Home For Sale: 20 Chaucer Road; Black Mountain, NC 28711

Are you looking for a "like new" green home near Black Mountain, NC?

Voted "2013 Readers' Choice Award" -- Fine Home Building Magazine. Custom green built craftsman home in Cheshire Village, a walkable community with shops, fitness, & restaurants! Unique details include:custom walnut cabinetry, knotty alder, cherry & poplar throughout home, custom built staircase, stainless steel kitch, granite counter tops, cathedral ceilings, stone gas FP, travertine BA's, screened porch, spray foam insulation & much more! Want more information about this home? Click here!

Would you like more information about Black Mountain, NC?  Click here!

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Contact us today to see this home or others just like it in the Black Mountain, NC area, we can be reached at 828-771-2300 or via our website:

See also: Homes For Sale -- Black Mountain

Friday, July 12, 2013

Have You Ever Experienced Buyer's Remorse?

Have you ever purchased a new wardrobe and instantly felt guilty because you spent too much or didn't feel like you sought out the best deals, or had the same experience with a car or expensive gift?  It happens, people buy something and instantly wish they had spent less or bought something totally different -- even when buying a home.

Check out 2013 Home Features Survey — Buyer's Remorse (via

Here at The Puffer Team we consult with our clients and do a thorough needs analysis so that they are happy with their purchase, after all, buying a home is one of the largest investments anyone makes in their lifetime. 

When was the last time you had buyer's remorse and how did you overcome it?


 The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Have You Ever Wondered About Your Home's Value?

The market is heating up, home values are beginning to level out, but interest rates are going up so now is the time for buyers to buy and sellers to get their homes on the market; The Puffer Team can help you do it all! 

Our office offers a great statistical tool for homeowners (as well as buyers) to analyze particular areas with regards to value, community information, and schools.  You can also compare areas and get insider tips.  Click here for more information, all you have to do is type in your zip code.

We also offer one-on-one consultations with buyers and sellers to help them navigate the market and answer any questions they have.

Do you want to search for homes online at your leisure?  You can always find a complete list of homes for sale in and around Asheville on our website,

We would love the opportunity to assist you with buying or selling a home in the Asheville area, call us today, 828-771-2300, let's get to work!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Back On The Market in Fairview, NC

First time home buyers take note, priced right, MOTIVATED SELLER!

Lovely and quiet country setting with mountain views! Spacious open floor plan with large kitchen and separate laundry room, living area with doors opening to back porch, great family room in basement with storage area, fourth bedroom, full bath and kitchenette in basement can be utilized as in-law suite, wonderful covered wrap around deck with mountain views perfect for entertaining! All this and low maintenance living!  Click here for more info.

Call us today if you would like more information about this home or others in the Fairview area, 828-771-2300, or visit our website,

See also:

Homes For Sale -- Fairview

Fairview Market Information

Featured Home For Sale: 267 JD Trail; Candler, NC 28715

Are you looking for an immaculate home with affordable views?

Come see the gorgeous long range mountain views from the back deck of this cozy move-in ready home! You will love the hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling & gas log FP in main living area, beautiful stainless steel kitchen with cherry cabinets,granite counter tops & breakfast area, lovely Master suite w/garden tub in MBA, spacious family room in the basement with a full bathroom, ceramic tile in all bathrooms, separate dining area with a picturesque bay window with views of mountains & so much more! Want more information about this home? Click here!

Would you like more information about Candler, NC?  Click here!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July.....Celebrating Around Asheville, NC

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. (via wikipedia)

Looking for something to do in Asheville to celebrate July 4th?  Here are some options to check out:


Downtown Asheville, July 4, 2013

An event for the whole family, the Ingles Fourth of July Celebration festivities start at 4 PM in Park Square Park and close with fireworks at 9:30 PM. The day features live music, old-fashioned games, a variety of food from area vendors and a grand fireworks finale. Free

Tourist Baseball Game Fireworks, July 2 & 3, 2013

The ever-popular baseball and fireworks double feature begins at 7:05 PM when the Asheville Tourists host the Augusta Greenjackets. After the zipline, baseballs and cheers fill McCormick Field, the Tourists present their annual spectacular fireworks show. Tickets go on sale April 21 and will sell-out ahead of time. Buy at the McCormick Field box office as well as online at

South Asheville Fireworks

At Lake Julian, fireworks show starts at dark, but come early. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and find a spot along the lake. The park offers picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, boat rental and a playground. Bring a picnic! Park at Estes Elementary School on Long Shoals Road across from the lake. From Asheville take I-26 East to Exit #37. Turn left at the light onto Long Shoals Road. Free
Biltmore Fireworks

There will be a private fireworks show just for guests of the Inn at Biltmore on July 4. Special packages.

What's your favorite way to celebrate Independence Day?


The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

This Month In Real Estate - July 2013 Edition

According to KW research, the roof, plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems are the most common items that need to be repaired or upgraded before a house is sold. So when you're buying a home, it's important to identify which critical issues sellers have or have not addressed. Any overlooked repairs could end up costing you time and money. To learn more about the inspection process, talk to your local real estate agent.


Call us today if you need recommendations for contractors or inspectors to help ensure your home is in top shape, 828-771-2300. If you have a home to sell or are looking to make a purchase, we can help you with that as well, visit our website,