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Communication Is As Important As the Building...

Participating in the construction of your own custom home can be one of the greatest experiences in your life or it can be one of the most frustrating. In most cases the one factor that determines your experience is the level of communication between you and your contractor. Building in the mountains around Asheville, Weaverville and Mars Hill only complicates matters, because there are more decisions that have to be made.

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Communication Coupled with Years of Experience Makes for a Great Home

At Blue Ridge Homes, the focus is not only on communication during the construction of your home, but we bring to the table a wealth of knowledge gained through years of on the job experience. We also strongly believe that through continued adobtion and implementation of new building techniques and building materials we can consistently bring a quality product, at a great price, in on time and on budget.

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Grading Started For ICF Project at 22 Breezeway, Asheville
Here are some pictures from late September when we started grading for the ICF home located at 22 Breezeway Dr., Asheville, NC.  For those of you wondering ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Forms and is the new path forward for Blue Ridge Homes. These Guys Are Nuts!! jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // We only want these styles applied when javascript is enabled $('.gal_content').css('display', 'block $('.thumnail_col').css('width', '181px // Initialize Advanced Galleriffic Gallery var gallery = $('#thumbs_784').galleriffic({ delay: 3500, numThumbs: 9, preloadAhead: 9, enableTopPager: 0, enableBottomPager: false, imageContainerSel: '#slideshow_784', controlsContainerSel: '#controls_784', captionContainerSel: '#caption_784', loadingContainerSel: '#loading_784', renderSSControls: true, renderNavControls: true, playLinkText: '', pauseLinkText: '', prevLinkText: '', nextLinkText: '', nextPageLinkText: '›', prevPageLinkText: '‹', enableHistory: 0, autoStart: 0, enableKeyboardNavigation: true, syncTransitions: 1, defaultTransitionDuration: 300, onTransitionOut: function(slide, caption, isSync, callback) { slide.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0, callback); caption.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0); }, onTransitionIn: function(slide, caption, isSync) { var duration = this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync); slide.fadeTo(duration, 1.0); // Position the caption at the bottom of the image and set its opacity var slideImage = slide.find('img caption.width(slideImage.width()) .css({ //'bottom' : Math.floor((slide.height() - slideImage.outerHeight()) / 2 - 40), 'top' : slideImage.outerHeight(), 'left' : Math.floor((slide.width() - slideImage.width()) / 2) + slideImage.outerWidth() - slideImage.width() }) .fadeTo(duration, 1.0); }, onPageTransitionOut: function(callback) { this.hide(); setTimeout(callback, 100); // wait a bit }, onPageTransitionIn: function() { var prevPageLink = this.find('a.prev').css('display', 'none var nextPageLink = this.find('a.next').css('display', 'none // Show appropriate next / prev page links if (this.displayedPage > 0) prevPageLink.css('display', 'block var lastPage = this.getNumPages() - 1; if (this.displayedPage < lastPage) nextPageLink.css('display', 'block this.fadeTo('fast', 1.0); } }); /**************** Event handlers for custom next / prev page links **********************/ gallery.find('a.prev').click(function(e) { gallery.previousPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); gallery.find('a.next').click(function(e) { gallery.nextPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); });

ICF Foundation Going Up
This was one of the more challenging foundations to put in, because of the number of steps in the footers and the total elevation gain. BuildBlock ICF Fab Form Bracing 6" Concrete Core jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // We only want these styles applied when javascript is enabled $('.gal_content').css('display', 'block $('.thumnail_col').css('width', '181px // Initialize Advanced Galleriffic Gallery var gallery = $('#thumbs_776').galleriffic({ delay: 3500, numThumbs: 9, preloadAhead: 9, enableTopPager: 0, enableBottomPager: false, imageContainerSel: '#slideshow_776', controlsContainerSel: '#controls_776', captionContainerSel: '#caption_776', loadingContainerSel: '#loading_776', renderSSControls: true, renderNavControls: true, playLinkText: '', pauseLinkText: '', prevLinkText: '', nextLinkText: '', nextPageLinkText: '›', prevPageLinkText: '‹', enableHistory: 0, autoStart: 0, enableKeyboardNavigation: true, syncTransitions: 1, defaultTransitionDuration: 300, onTransitionOut: function(slide, caption, isSync, callback) { slide.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0, callback); caption.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0); }, onTransitionIn: function(slide, caption, isSync) { var duration = this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync); slide.fadeTo(duration, 1.0); // Position the caption at the bottom of the image and set its opacity var slideImage = slide.find('img caption.width(slideImage.width()) .css({ //'bottom' : Math.floor((slide.height() - slideImage.outerHeight()) / 2 - 40), 'top' : slideImage.outerHeight(), 'left' : Math.floor((slide.width() - slideImage.width()) / 2) + slideImage.outerWidth() - slideImage.width() }) .fadeTo(duration, 1.0); }, onPageTransitionOut: function(callback) { this.hide(); setTimeout(callback, 100); // wait a bit }, onPageTransitionIn: function() { var prevPageLink = this.find('a.prev').css('display', 'none var nextPageLink = this.find('a.next').css('display', 'none // Show appropriate next / prev page links if (this.displayedPage > 0) prevPageLink.css('display', 'block var lastPage = this.getNumPages() - 1; if (this.displayedPage < lastPage) nextPageLink.css('display', 'block this.fadeTo('fast', 1.0); } }); /**************** Event handlers for custom next / prev page links **********************/ gallery.find('a.prev').click(function(e) { gallery.previousPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); gallery.find('a.next').click(function(e) { gallery.nextPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); });

ICF Home at 22 Breezeway Dr.
I have not posted any pictures or videos, because I was hoping to get a round to updating the Blue Ridge Homes website.  Obviously, that has not taken place.  So, here are some pictures to get everyone up to speed.   Footer Steel Bulkheads Bulkheads Digging Footers jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // We only want these styles applied when javascript is enabled $('.gal_content').css('display', 'block $('.thumnail_col').css('width', '181px // Initialize Advanced Galleriffic Gallery var gallery = $('#thumbs_774').galleriffic({ delay: 3500, numThumbs: 9, preloadAhead: 9, enableTopPager: 0, enableBottomPager: false, imageContainerSel: '#slideshow_774', controlsContainerSel: '#controls_774', captionContainerSel: '#caption_774', loadingContainerSel: '#loading_774', renderSSControls: true, renderNavControls: true, playLinkText: '', pauseLinkText: '', prevLinkText: '', nextLinkText: '', nextPageLinkText: '›', prevPageLinkText: '‹', enableHistory: 0, autoStart: 0, enableKeyboardNavigation: true, syncTransitions: 1, defaultTransitionDuration: 300, onTransitionOut: function(slide, caption, isSync, callback) { slide.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0, callback); caption.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0); }, onTransitionIn: function(slide, caption, isSync) { var duration = this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync); slide.fadeTo(duration, 1.0); // Position the caption at the bottom of the image and set its opacity var slideImage = slide.find('img caption.width(slideImage.width()) .css({ //'bottom' : Math.floor((slide.height() - slideImage.outerHeight()) / 2 - 40), 'top' : slideImage.outerHeight(), 'left' : Math.floor((slide.width() - slideImage.width()) / 2) + slideImage.outerWidth() - slideImage.width() }) .fadeTo(duration, 1.0); }, onPageTransitionOut: function(callback) { this.hide(); setTimeout(callback, 100); // wait a bit }, onPageTransitionIn: function() { var prevPageLink = this.find('a.prev').css('display', 'none var nextPageLink = this.find('a.next').css('display', 'none // Show appropriate next / prev page links if (this.displayedPage > 0) prevPageLink.css('display', 'block var lastPage = this.getNumPages() - 1; if (this.displayedPage < lastPage) nextPageLink.css('display', 'block this.fadeTo('fast', 1.0); } }); /**************** Event handlers for custom next / prev page links **********************/ gallery.find('a.prev').click(function(e) { gallery.previousPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); gallery.find('a.next').click(function(e) { gallery.nextPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); });

Breezeway Blueprints
Plans for Barrett Home at 22 Breezeway Dr., Asheville, NC   To Download PDF: DFly-A2a-RR90     To Download PDF: DFly-A2b-RR90   To Download PDF:DFly-A2c-RR90     To Download PDF: D-fly-A3a-RR90     To Download PDF: D-fly-A3b-RR90     To Download PDF: LA-Arc-Dtl-A3c     To Download PDF: LA-Dtl-A3d-Dfly     To Download PDF: D-fly-A5a-L-RR90     To Download PDF: Dfly-ME-3-RR90     To Download PDF: LA-Str-Dtl-S1     To Download PDF: LA-Str-Dtl-SD2     To Download PDF: LA-Str-Dtl-SD3     Zip of Plans: Final Set  

Tree Survey Being Performed at Bear River Lodge Hot Springs NC
Sorry about some of the camera angles, but here is a video of Blue Ridge Homes performing a tree survey for the Deal’s at Bear River Lodge near Hot Springs NC.  

Blue Ridge Homes Offers New REO Repair Services For Asset Managers Looking For Reliable General Contractors
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10188079.htm Blue Ridge Homes Inc announced today the expansion of their REO repair services to offer asset managers another cost effective alternative to consider for REO repair work on properties under their management. Blue Ridge Homes is focusing primarily on the Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee territories, but would consider traveling for larger projects. Blue Ridge Homes President, Brian Barrett said that much to his surprise, banks and other investors are finally investing money towards rehabbing properties that have languished on the market or those that could not pass an inspection rather than continue to give the properties away or watch them deteriorate further while racking up days on market. Mr. Barrett realized the opportunity to offer his company’s residential services more widely while working for Wells Fargo on some of their properties around Asheville NC and felt that his company’s cost conscious approach would be appealing to most asset managers. Specializing in custom home construction, Blue Ridge Homes has built its business on superior customer service, and the ability to bring projects in on time and on budget and can handle any facet of residential construction. Mr. Barrett said that most projects to date consist of cosmetic makeovers with new paint, carpet and appliances, but some have needed foundation and mechanical system repairs, but that regardless of the work Blue Ridge Homes was ready. To contact Brian Barrett, please call during business hours to 888-208-8454 or visit Blue Ridge Homes on the web at http://www.blueridgehomesnc.com.

Utopia Rd - Asheville NC
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Property number 2: This would be the first home to rehab… There is not a surface in this home that would not be touched, but the structure and exterior of the home are sound.  This home could be a very nice 3BD/2.5BA or 3BD/2BA and has approx. 1800sqft.  Fair market value on this property once rehabbed would be in the $180′s.   The terms of the deal are as follows: My recommended buy price for both properties – $95K Seller to carry a 65% owner financing note that is interest only for a period of 12months Blue Ridge Homes Inc will provide all remodel services. A quick summary of numbers: Purchase: $95K Remodel: $120K-$130K Total invested: $215K-$225K Total market value of both properties: $325K-$340K   These properties will be going to the open market soon.  Please contact me at 828-712-2867 for more details or should you have any interest in moving forward. Here is a link to take you to all the active listings in Chunns Cove Rd. http://www.avlrealestatebrokers.com/chunns-cove-rd-asheville-nc-active-listings/ Brian   10/2/2012 Update: Attached please find the most recent mls data for Buncombe County: Average Median Price   Inventory   Residential Unit Sales   Taking a closer look at the Chunns Cove Rd area we found 5 transactions over the past 6 months with an average list price of $282,380 and an average sales price of $251,800 with an average marketing time of 94 days. The following is a break down of the repairs recommended by Blue Ridge Homes: Landscaping – $1000 Soffit & Fascia Repairs – $900 Front Porch Soffit – $350 Deck, Ext Siding, Handrail, screen door & Gutter Repairs – $3200 Painting Exterior – Repaint all soffit and fascia after repair and touch up where needed – $4000 Interior Paint – $6700 Flooring – $8000 Subfloor Repair – $400 Electric – $2500 Interior Trim – $1000 HVAC System – $12,000 5 Interior Hollow Core Doors – $400 Bathroom Fixtures – $600 Appliances – $2000 Cabinet Hardware – $500 Demolition – $1500 Repair Sheetrock – $1000 Misc – $1000 Total:  $47,050 To finish out the shell we estimate approx. $80K (Depending on the redesigned floor plan and the opinion of an engineer on the existing structure, to be completed during due diligence…)   Properties HAVE BEEN LISTED….

New Stock Rd Home
Here are some pictures taken at an investment property yesterday. jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // We only want these styles applied when javascript is enabled $('.gal_content').css('display', 'block $('.thumnail_col').css('width', '181px // Initialize Advanced Galleriffic Gallery var gallery = $('#thumbs_610').galleriffic({ delay: 3500, numThumbs: 9, preloadAhead: 9, enableTopPager: 0, enableBottomPager: false, imageContainerSel: '#slideshow_610', controlsContainerSel: '#controls_610', captionContainerSel: '#caption_610', loadingContainerSel: '#loading_610', renderSSControls: true, renderNavControls: true, playLinkText: '', pauseLinkText: '', prevLinkText: '', nextLinkText: '', nextPageLinkText: '›', prevPageLinkText: '‹', enableHistory: 0, autoStart: 0, enableKeyboardNavigation: true, syncTransitions: 1, defaultTransitionDuration: 300, onTransitionOut: function(slide, caption, isSync, callback) { slide.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0, callback); caption.fadeTo(this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync), 0.0); }, onTransitionIn: function(slide, caption, isSync) { var duration = this.getDefaultTransitionDuration(isSync); slide.fadeTo(duration, 1.0); // Position the caption at the bottom of the image and set its opacity var slideImage = slide.find('img caption.width(slideImage.width()) .css({ //'bottom' : Math.floor((slide.height() - slideImage.outerHeight()) / 2 - 40), 'top' : slideImage.outerHeight(), 'left' : Math.floor((slide.width() - slideImage.width()) / 2) + slideImage.outerWidth() - slideImage.width() }) .fadeTo(duration, 1.0); }, onPageTransitionOut: function(callback) { this.hide(); setTimeout(callback, 100); // wait a bit }, onPageTransitionIn: function() { var prevPageLink = this.find('a.prev').css('display', 'none var nextPageLink = this.find('a.next').css('display', 'none // Show appropriate next / prev page links if (this.displayedPage > 0) prevPageLink.css('display', 'block var lastPage = this.getNumPages() - 1; if (this.displayedPage < lastPage) nextPageLink.css('display', 'block this.fadeTo('fast', 1.0); } }); /**************** Event handlers for custom next / prev page links **********************/ gallery.find('a.prev').click(function(e) { gallery.previousPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); gallery.find('a.next').click(function(e) { gallery.nextPage(); e.preventDefault(); }); });   Here is a video that I took as well:

Custom Home Builder Asheville NC - Wagner Home is Complete
Here is the final video for the Wagner Home just North of Asheville

Most Recent Walk-Through At Wagner
YEAAAAAA The Wagner House Received It’s CO (Certificate of Occupancy)

The Anatomy of a Mountain Home in Asheville, NC

Look at the home below and scroll over any of the major parts of the home for more information and details on the materials that Blue Ridge Homes uses to achieve your dream.

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  • Foundation the supporting structures of your home that include the footers and basement walls. At Blue Ridge Homes we use CMU (concrete block), Poured Concrete & ICF.
  • Framing the skeleton of the home. We will discuss traditional stick-built, raised panel(SIPS) and ICF (Insulated Concrete Form).
  • Mechanical the circulatory and regulatory systems of the home. Discussion will range from plumbing and electrical to HVAC(heating & cooling).
  • Interior give your home personality, the topics will widely vary from flooring to kitchens to fixturing.

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