Sassafras Ridge, Luxury Mountain Living in Cashiers NC

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Cashiers North Carolina is made up of a variety of communities, offering different types of mountain lifestyles, one of which is Sassafras Ridge.  Sassafras Ridge is a stunning gated community where residents partake in luxury mountain living above the stunning Sapphire Valley.  The larger home sites in this Cashiers community secure one’s privacy, allowing residents to get away from it …

Top 5 Ways to Build a Green Home

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Most of us know that adopting an environmentally conscious or “green” approach to life can benefit the planet and its future generations. But did you know that greening your home can also benefit your bottom line in terms of energy savings and tax credits?www.nahb.org) in case there’s a remodel or new-home build in your future: We’ve learned a lot of …

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 …

Pinchot: A Mountain Meadowland in Cashiers NC

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Cashiers, North Carolina’s Pinchot community is the perfect blending of privacy, convenience, and the beauties that nature has to offer.  Located near both Cashiers and Lake Glenville, property owners will enjoy the privacy of gated security and the clean appearance of underground utilities and paved roads.  With sensible architectural controls and estate sized lots, Pinchot in Cashiers NC offers the finest …

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 …

Building a home in Highlands or Cashiers NC

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The prospect of building a new home can cause a lot of anxiety, stemming from a combination of mystery, misperceptions, myths, and illusions most people have about the homebuilding profession. Getting to know a builder can foster a greater respect and a higher level of confidence for a company’s ability to deliver a high-quality new home. First, it is important …

What Makes A Home or Building Green?

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“Green design” building revolves around the integration into a sound environment a sustainable design, construction, and systems, which produce a positive impact on human health and comfort.  All of these factors work in harmony to achieve sustainability when the home or building is constructed, occupied, operated, and maintained.  As a result, the home or building becomes interconnected with the neighborhood, community, and …

Maximize Your Home’s Value

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The great thing about a new house is that everything is, well, new. Nothing is scratched, stained, or worn out. It’s wonderful: Everything works! That’s one of the main attractions of buying a new home. But, as any homeowner knows, the rigors of day-to-day living can cause that blissful new-home feeling to fade. It’s an inevitable process, but one that …

“Going Green”, A New Paradigm in Real Estate in North Carolina

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Many people think of “Green” as “earth friendly” but in simple terms, “Green” refers to lessening the environmental impact from society. Today in the United States we need to be conscience regarding our Ecological Footprint. You are probably thinking, what is our Ecological Footprint?  It is “How much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resources …