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7 Home Upgrades That Increase Resale Value And 2 That Won’t

As homeowners, we embark on home upgrades for various reasons. We may be tired of “Pinetop Pinto,” last season’s popular bonus room color or the nursery is no longer appropriate for our rising fourth grader.  These days, it’s more likely that post-pandemic, we’ve discovered that a house can be a true oasis with the right touches. Before continuing with additional … Read More

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How to Win STARS Awards and Satisfy Customers!

Semper Fi doesn’t go around bragging, but we must share our recent accomplishments because our team deserves so much credit for our recent accolades. In October 2022, we won three North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS awards and four WNC STARS awards from the Builders Association of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our recognitions include the following: North Carolina Home Builders … Read More

How to Start Your Home’s Aging-In-Place Renovations

Quality of life has never been at the forefront of people’s minds like it is today. One of the ways it’s most demonstrated is the focus on aging-in-place with dignity. Seniors and their families want to age in their homes and, with proper aging-in-place renovations, can do so comfortably and safely, easing worry, preserving independence, and saving money. Aging-in-place is … Read More

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How’s Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

As concerned as we’ve become with the quality of the air we breathe outside, shouldn’t we also be worried about the air we breathe inside? The answer is a resounding “yes!” In fact, we should be more worried.  Levels of air pollutants indoors are up to 100 times higher than outdoor air pollutants and may significantly affect your health, according … Read More

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5 Important Dos and Don’ts for Remodeling Your Home

  Ahhh, the ubiquitous home remodel. For some, the idea is an exciting pursuit filled with possibilities. For others, it’s overwhelming and confusing. Fear not! There’s a middle ground where dreams and challenges meet to create inspired home renovations. Follow a few simple dos and don’ts, and you’ll have a revitalized home in no time. Our Five Dos and Don’ts … Read More

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Cut Energy Costs With A Passive House Energy Retrofit

Saving money never goes out of style. One way to keep more of your paycheck in the bank is to remodel your home using passive house techniques. Once implemented, your house has the ability to achieve close to zero-net energy use.  These days, many homebuilders automatically construct new builds with energy efficiency incorporated. That doesn’t mean homeowners with older properties … Read More

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How to Prep For A Kitchen Remodel

Even the best home cooks can only be so inspired in a kitchen that has olive green appliances and a peeling linoleum floor. So why put off that kitchen remodel you’ve been considering? If it’s the expense, whatever you do, don’t decide to DIY this home improvement project.  Even the tiniest kitchen update can go awry and end up costing … Read More

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Architects, Engineers, General Contractors—Oh, My!

Committing to your dream home remodeling project is a serious decision. You think you’ve overcome the biggest hurdle, but now you don’t know who to call. Do you need a general contractor? Or was it an architect? Maybe you read somewhere you’ll require an engineer?  Before you throw your hands in the air and forget why you wanted to remodel in … Read More

Your Home Is Your Biggest Asset. Make Sure It’s Protected.

Shopping for a new home in the greater Asheville, North Carolina area is never a simple endeavor. Even now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when mortgage rates are historically low, and the buyer market is as competitive as ever, purchasing a home shouldn’t be taken lightly. With proper planning, disasters are avoidable. Semper Fi recommends purchasing preventive protection to safeguard your … Read More

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Is Your Home a Healthy Haven?

Healthy Living Starts at Home These days, we all spend a lot of time thinking about health and wellness—and that starts at home!  And, especially as we head into flu season again (yes, that still exists!), it’s a good idea to take a closer look at the place where you spend the most time sleeping, eating, and breathing – at … Read More