Friday, March 27, 2009

Asheville makes the list...again

Today I read on CNN that Asheville is #41 in the top 100 best places to live. Check out the article.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Future of GIS in Real-Estate

interesting article from the All Points Blog ... specific app targeting military relocating to Hawaii

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Asheville gets first dose of stimulus money ...

in the form of $842,000 meant to combat homelessness and help with other community-building projects like affordable housing. The article in the Citizen-Times goes on to talk about other projects they hope to get funded like a $40 million solar power plant and widening Victoria Road. Both of those projects get BIG support from me!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The best way to have a green home...

With all the talk in the media of green, it's exciting I must admit. I've been a fan of the green movement for a long time. I remember in high school going to the local thrift store and buying my clothes because I was freaked out about the landfill filling up with fashionable clothes. Which brings me to my next point, maybe we are forgetting one simple rule in the green world...reuse. The best place to reuse?? Buying an old home instead of building a new one and green it up. That's right..pimp my house green. Here are a few ideas...
  • Low VOC paints
  • Energy credits
  • Planting native species in the landscape
There are a ton of ways to be green in an old home. As a matter of fact, I think my house could use a little greening.