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What Should I Buy When? – What to buy in July

By |2019-02-28T14:34:26-05:00July 15th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Construction, Log Home Financial, Other Stuff|

Our Monthly Guide to Getting the Best Deals at the Best Times Happy Independence Day!  July has come in with a bang, and with it have come sunny days, insects, and… sales!  In addition to the Fourth of July, this is also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.  Two more great reasons [...]

7 Tips: Establishing a Good Relationship with Your Contractor

By |2019-03-05T15:37:53-05:00March 25th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Construction|

Establishing a good relationship with your contractor: You’ve decided you want to forgo purchasing a standard home and instead build a log home custom tailored to you.  That’s an exciting, rewarding experience, but it can also be quite complicated.  Fortunately, you don’t have to build your custom log home alone, and, unless you’re a builder [...]

Spring Maintenance Tips

By |2019-03-14T11:52:00-04:00March 24th, 2014|General Home Care|

Warmer weather is finally arriving!  Spring is a beautiful time of year.  The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and everything feels fresh and clean.  Spring is also a great time to check around your log home to see how it fared during those seemingly never-ending winter months. Let's get started with some Spring maintenance [...]

Seven Great Hiking Trails of the Smokies

By |2019-03-14T11:49:50-04:00March 24th, 2014|Area Attractions|

Perhaps you’re considering building a log home in or near the Smokies and want to know more about the area.  Or, maybe you’ve just moved here and you’re ready to embark on your first hike.  Whatever your reason, it’s always a great time to get out and explore some of the hiking trails in the [...]

Renaming Files on Mac The Easy Way

By |2022-05-04T12:36:42-04:00March 12th, 2014|Geeky Stuff|

"Otto" - The Automator Doing things over and over? Why?!  Don't!  Geez... Renaming files on Mac  The Easy Way One of the most powerful tools ever created by Apple has to be the Automator.  Have you ever saved 50 files, only to find out your customer's name is spelled wrong?  Or, you forgot a vital piece [...]

Will My Log Home Settle?

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52-05:00March 12th, 2014|Log Home Learning|

Q: Will my log home settle? A: Yes.  This is a question we are asked by many customers.  While the quick answer is “yes,” this doesn’t give the entire picture. First, let’s define what settling is.  According to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), “settling is the term that describes the loss of [...]

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