Highlands Real Estate, Doubting Appraisal

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Highlands Real Estate, Doubting Appraisal Doubting the appraisal is not uncommon when it comes to Highlands real estate. The appraisal is an important part of refinancing a home or purchasing a home. Lenders rely heavily on appraisal to determine how much money can be loans on any given Highlands NC property. Issues arise when an appraisal comes in lower than …

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Highlands NC Property Search: Location, Location, Location

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Highlands NC Property Search: Location, Location, Location A Highlands NC property search can be boiled down to location, location, location.  Location means different things for different buyers.  Here in Highlands NC we have two main categories of buyers: primary residents and vacation homeowners.  Both of these categories can be broken into sub categories, each of which has unique needs.  Regardless …

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Highlands NC Properties, Outdoor Fire Pits

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Highlands NC Properties, Outdoor Fire Pits Outdoor fire pits add great appeal to Highlands NC properties.  Even better is the fact that these outdoor pits can be simple or grand, portable or built-in,  DIY or constructed by a professional.  Regardless of what you choose your fire pit will create a great focal point and a place to make memories.  If …

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Highlands Home For Sale on Old Edwards Circle

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Highlands Home For Sale on Old Edwards Circle This Highlands NC home for sale on Old Edwards Circle is a gem.  The 3 bed, 4 bath home is situated on a lot that is 7/10 of an acre in size.  The location could not be better, within walking distance to Old Edwards Inn and Spa and Downtown Highlands NC.  The …

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Buying Highlands Real Estate, Repairs Before Moving

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Buying Highlands Real Estate, Repairs Before Moving Make repairs before moving when buying Highlands real estate. Moving is the one time where you have a completely blank slate. This is the perfect time for cleaning, painting, and making any desired changes. This will take some preparation which may mean getting in to the home a few times before closing day. …

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Highlands NC Homes, Technology in Bathroom

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Highlands NC Homes, Technology in Bathroom One may not think of technology in the bathroom when one thinks about Highlands NC homes.  Typically we think about technology in terms of security, entertainment, appliances, or access.  The reality is that technology has spread to include everything and every space and this includes bathrooms.  If you are making updates with an eye …

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Highlands Home for Sale, Spruce Lane

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Highlands Home for Sale on Spruce Lane This Highlands home for sale on Spruce Lane offers a wonderful mountain contemporary style in a lovely setting.  The National Forest borders two sides of this Highlands Falls Country Club home.  In addition, the locate  offers an easy walk to the clubhouse and the tennis center.  If you have been looking for a …

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Highlands Real Estate, Deed Restrictions

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Highlands Real Estate, Deed Restrictions Deed restrictions can go hand in hand with Highlands real estate. Deed restrictions are, essentially, rules associated with your property that can dictate everything from landscape to the number of bedrooms allowed and everything in between. Knowing whether a Highlands property for sale has deed restrictions attached is essential prior to closing. Your Your Highlands …

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Buying Highlands Real Estate, Wants vs Needs

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Buying Highlands Real Estate, Wants vs Needs Wants vs needs plays a role in buying Highlands real estate. The needs are your must-have items and the wants fulfill the items you desire in a dream home. While size, number of rooms, and location could be needs, things like a wine room, media room, or game room may fall into the …

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Highlands NC Real Estate, Understanding Inspection Process

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Highlands NC Real Estate, Understanding Inspection Process Understanding the inspection process is an important part of a Highlands NC real estate transaction.  The home inspection is a contingency that protects a buyer, ensuring that he knows the condition of the home he is purchasing.  This is essential for making a wise investment.  As such it is important to hire an …