Prepare your Mountain Home for Summer

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Although the heat in Highlands is never too hot to raise a fuss about, there are a few things you can do to save on utilities and keep your home is good repair.  1. Circulate the Air – If your home has an attic fan, turn it on and make sure its working properly. Vents in the crawl space should …

The Beauty of Natural Light in Your Highlands or Cashiers NC Home

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Walk into any new home and you’ll immediately notice a big difference from many older homes: an abundance of natural light. Because of poor thermal performance, windows and glass doors in older homes were necessarily scaled down. Today’s builders, however, are able to take advantage of advanced technologies, a wider range of sizes and styles, and a number of new …

Experience the Natural Beauty of Bearfoot community near Highlands NC

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Bearfoot Community is sure to enchant you with its unique mountain location, comprised of six picturesque cottages on Flat Mountain just minutes from Highlands, North Carolina.  In Bearfoot you will be surrounded with the innate beauty of the hardwood trees, serene terrain, and of course, the fabulous views of the mountain.  Each cottage is designed of board and batten lap …

Highlands Country Club Luxury Mountain Home with 180 degree views

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At the top of Highlands Country Club, this historic home offers striking 180 degree views.  This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home features large living areas, including a spacious living room with glass on three sides to showcase the marvelous outside view, a library with a bar, and a master suite with a sitting room and fireplace.  Your guests will enjoy …

Fun Festivals Coming Up in June in the Jackson County NC area

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Several Festivals are in store for Jackson County NC in the coming week.  This Saturday, May 30 is The Cherokee Strawberry Festival from 9am to 2 pm which will feature story-telling, a talent show, dancing and singing, as well as various homemade products with Strawberries as the key ingredient; admission is free of charge at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. …

Bearfoot Rustic Cottage Near Highlands NC on Flat Mountain

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Enjoy the luxuries of Bearfoot community just minutes from Highlands NC, with a unique mountain setting.  Bearfoot is a community of six rustic cottages on Flat Mountain and resides in a quiet setting of high-reaching hardwoods, gorgeous mountain views, and a peaceful terrain.  Choose from two different housing plans, with this home designed under the Plan A scheme.  This Plan …

Kitchen Remodels Cooks Up BIG Benefits

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Whether you are looking to add value to your home or to improve functionality, the kitchen is best place to start. When remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to keep the “work triangle” in mind. That’s the area from the refrigerator to the main cooking area to the sink. That’s where the most activities from prep to cooking to cleanup take …

Be aware of closing costs when buying property in North Carolina

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Closing costs are simply the fees associated with           1) purchasing a home, 2) borrowing money, and 3) preparing paperwork to finalize the sale. Your total closing costs will vary depending on where your new home is located, what type of property you are buying, the price of your home and the complexity of the transaction. It is extremely important that …

First section of Jackson County NC’s “Greenway” will begin Construction next Month

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For a determined group of Jackson County NC residents, a dream will finally be coming to fruition.  Since 2000, when the Greenway Commission was formed, its committee members have dreamed of making a ‘greenway,’ or path that would span from one end of the county to the other; this path would go from Cashiers to Whittier and would pass through …

Building Green on The Highlands Plateau: Waste Not…

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When we hear the term “green building,” most of us think of energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality.  While those are certainly central components of high-performance housing — especially given our nation’s current energy prices — they are not the only factors that ensure a truly sustainable approach to home building. One of the lesser-known aspects of green building …