Buying Highlands Home, Gated Community or Not?

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Buying Highlands Home, Gated Community or Not? Buying a Highlands home may have you asking gated community or not?  It’s a good question to ask in our area.  Gated communities give the air of exclusivity and privacy.  Something many home buyers covet.  Her in our unique mountain community many vacation home buyers see security ion a gated community, knowing that …

Why Can’t I Get a Mortgage?

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This question is central to both anxious home buyers and investors who are on the fence waiting for an economic recovery.   Even with historically low rates and with the first-time buyer tax credit  which the government hoped would inspire buyers to take the plunge — the number of new home purchase loans is expected to fall 4.6% this year, according …

Stunning Highlands NC home, with 180 degree mountain views

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This gorgeous Highlands NC home is a rare gem with tremendous views and large acreage.  This 4 bedroom, 5.5 baths home is spacious with a lot size of 5.74 acres.  Tim Green designed this stunning home and Schmitt Construction built it with all the details you’d expect including eye-catching stone work, cedar shake and board and batten siding in the …

The Chestnut at RiverWalk in Highlands NC offers Luxury and Upscale Beauty

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This attractive home is located in a great community and is within walking distance to nearby Highlands NC.  “The Chestnut” at the exclusive RiverWalk community in Highlands NC features upscale beauty inside and out as well as having all of its interior and exterior colors and finishes carefully selected by the renowned decorator Darren Whatley.  Highlights include upscale Viking appliances, …

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 …

Making Reservations to Vacation in Highlands or Cashiers NC has never been Easier

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Spring is in the mountain air and booking your vacation to Highlands or Cashiers North Carolina is easier than ever.  Take advantage of the Online Reservation System provided on Meadows Mountain Realty’s website for a trouble-free way to book your next trip.  Simply put in your expected arrival and departure dates into the system along with the number of bedrooms …

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 …

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 …

Highlands North Carolina Real Estate Buys

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Are you seeking a Great Mountain Get-A-Way, or a Vacation Home with a high elevation? Highlands NC Real Estate is the place to find it today.  Highlands Real Estate now offers Buyers the opportunity to purchase property at prices that can be described as “The Real Estate Buys of the Decade”.   Recent Builder price reductions offer you a piece of …