Second Homeowners are Enjoying Life in Cashiers, Sapphire and Glenville

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Many part-time residents in the Cashiers North Carolina area, including Sapphire and Glenville, are keeping their second homes, according to a recent survey conducted by Crossroads Chronicle. The Cashiers area attracts year round visitors, especially for summer and fall; and among the main types of homeowners in the area you will find many second homeowners that choose to stay for …

Protecting your property on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

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The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance (J-MCA) is a local, not for profit, group who works hard to ensure our mountains and the watersheds of our Southern Appalachian Mountains are protected for generations.  J-MCA, although a separate organization, works hand in hand with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and other local conservation groups. Their mission statement: Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance is a grassroots conservation …

Tread Carefully When Making a Low-Ball Offer for Homes in the Mountains of western North Carolina

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These days it’s easier to make a low-ball offer than it used to be, but with short sale properties, foreclosures and overall prices at historic lows it’s important to be offer smart.  Here are some things that a potential buyer should consider when making such an offer: 1. Use foreclosures as comps carefully. Look realistically at the prices of foreclosures if …

Taking Responsibility To Provide For Future Generations who will live in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

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Can you imagine going to the kitchen sink, turning the faucet and no water coming out, or turning on a light switch and the room remains dark, or going to make a phone call and there is no dial tone?   Occasionally this can happen and when it does we all are disappointed. We have become totally dependent on the conveniences of …

Pristine Highlands Falls Country Club Home with Private Suites for Guests

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Located in the Highlands Falls Country Club subdivision, this fabulous home will capture your attention.  At first sight, you will love the front elevation cedar shake siding, welcoming custom built wood doors, and gorgeous landscaping around this mountain home.  The stone fireplace and immense vaulted ceilings draw the eye to the living room space with quiet elegance.  Other highlights include …

Easter Sunday in Highlands is a Family Tradition

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Easter is quickly approaching on Sunday April 12th.   If you are planning a visit to Highlands for the holiday, there are many special events planned. Community Bible Church, located about four miles from Main Street Highlands on the Cashiers Road will present “Believe”, Easter Dramatic Musical on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00pm.    A second performance will be on Good Friday, April …

Visit Jackson County NC for the Great Smokies National Park’s 75th Anniversary

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There’s no better time than now to visit Jackson County NC, including the scenic areas of Cashiers and Highlands.  Through the month of April, Jackson County is celebrating the Great Smokies National Park’s 75th anniversary by providing great lodging discounts.  Entitled the “Park It Here” program, visitors will have the opportunity to lodge for $75 per night at any of …

Get Ready for the “Greening Up the Mountains Festival” April 25

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Sylva North Carolina, located at the center of Jackson County and a scenic drive from Cashiers and Highlands, offers a unique festival experience next month. Be sure to mark your calendar for the “Greening Up the Mountains” event on Saturday April 25.  This annual event is on its 12th year running and provides an enjoyable day of events for all ages.  …

Madison’s at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands North Carolina

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Madison’s distinctive menu combines the freshest local and regional ingredients creatively fused with time-honored techniques to showcase flavors that are at once innovative, yet familiar. A Wine Spectator award wining restaurant for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, Madison’s has an exceptional wine list. Their classically trained culinary team will delight you with their signature New South Cuisine. Here is one …

Great News for Highlands and Cashiers Homebuyers

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Bank of America has cut interest rates on jumbo mortgage loans in the hopes of expanding its share of what the bank sees as an underserved market for loans too big for purchase or guarantee by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Not everybody will qualify for the 30-year, fixed-rate loans of up to $3 million that Bank of America has …