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Caveats & Costs: Remodel Project-Design Notes (4)




In Parts 1, 2 and 3 (links are below) of this series we took a look at the Costs of  Up-Fitting an older home, and asked if you thought it advisable -for both Buyers and Sellers - to sit down to talk with local professionals –such as the Rehab Experts we are happy to recommend here in Asheville.

As opposed to  relying on data from an online source, you might think that setting aside some time to meet with local experts makes sense.If you do- then we agree-  taking that important step can save you time and money. Here's a link to an eBooklet: you can use for a quick start...



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On to part 4, where we get down to the tacks- literally.Imagine you are the Buyers of a potentially wonderful older home that needs a complete makeover. Up-Fitting will mean stripping the structure down to the bones.  After that, no easy task - think NEW:

new roof
new windows
new and insulated exterior walls
new interior walls

new HVAC System
new plumbing

new electrical systems


and possibly a new vision of how the entire system works together via universal design- (when you click this link you can see the work of Asheville Architect, Darryl Rantis.) Look for daylit features, an awesome chef’s kitchen, low VOC ( low-emitting materials) –in an all inclusive design that can work across the generations- regardless of age or physical ability.

1031 Investment? We can imagine how bringing energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmentally friendly materials to a home built in the early 1900s also can bring dollar savings over the long run and a smile to the faces of those who accomplish sustainable excellence.


Return to Part 1

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Return to Part 3


Stay tuned for Part 5- where we will explore details of the key systems.




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Rehabbing homes has been around a long time. Nice to see someone giving advise as to how this can be done.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) about 6 years ago

Love these older homes like many do... thanks for the tips and guidance!!

have a great night


Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 6 years ago

This is a great series for those thinking of purchasing a home and rehabbing it.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 6 years ago

Thanks for your comments. We are looking at the "context" - focusing in on the Ashevill area from that viewpoint this summer.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 6 years ago

Fantastic blog post today, thanks for contributing to the Active Rain community, look forward to the next one!

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) about 6 years ago

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