Last Weekend to Enjoy Cashiers Designer Showhouse

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This is the last weekend to enjoy the Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Each year the Cashiers Historical Society showcases a home in the Cashiers NC area which different designers and members participate in. One person may decorate the living room while another takes charge of the kitchen, and so on. Of course the gardens are not overlooked either! This year’s home, …

Navigating the Red Tape when Building in Highlands and Cashiers NC

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Most people will never venture to the local building department; much less submit themselves (and their blueprints) to the bureaucratic process of obtaining a building permit, scheduling periodic inspections and complying with building codes. That, of course, is a builder’s job… and one that construction professionals take pride in making efficient and hassle-free for their clients. To be sure, working …

Dinner in the Dahlias Tuesday in Cashiers NC

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Dinner in the Dahlias takes place Tuesday, September 13th in Cashiers NC.  Taking place at the Hampton High Inn in Cashiers this dinner is truly one not to be missed.  High Hampton Inn is the dahlia capital of Cashiers NC, and offers a dining experience that is unparalleled as well.  The dinner will start with a reception at 5:30, with …

Make Wishes Reality in Cashiers NC This Weekend

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Everyone has the opportunity to help make wishes turn into reality in Cashiers NC this weekend.  The 7th Annual Sapphire Valley Music & Car Festival will take place on Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m.  The event features a car show, a silent auction, live music, food and beverages, children’s activities, and is fun for all ages.  …

Top 5 Real Estate Headlines in the 1st Half of 2011

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We have reached the midway point of the year.   Today, we want to look back over the first six months and give you what we believe were the five items that have had the biggest impact on the real estate industry so far this year. The Government Wants Out of the Mortgage Business   From the original outline of the Dodd-Frank …

Fishes and Loaves in Cashiers NC

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Over six years ago, the churches in the Cashiers community came together to combine their outreach efforts to provide food to those in need in the area.   The Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry is the result of that collaborative effort.  The organization is run totally by volunteers and is made possible by the generous donations from individuals, churches and community service …

Visit Shangri-La in Sapphire to benefit REACH of Jackson County

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On Saturday, June 18th, area residents and their guests will have an opportunity to experience the beautiful, mystical way of life in the mysterious land of Shangri-La. This Asian-based evening is the theme of REACH of Jackson County’s eighth annual fundraiser and will take place at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley beginning at 6:30 pm. Shangri-La will be filled with music …

Tips for Buying a Luxury Home

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Despite the doom and gloom the media portrays regarding today’s real estate market, several unique opportunities exist for home buyers, in particular, luxury home buyers. While home prices across the country have dropped or stabilized to varying degrees, luxury home prices have been slashed, in many cases, as the market for such high-end properties has dwindled in challenging economic times.  …

Green Design Trends for your Highlands and Cashiers Home

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As the green movement increases in popularity, many homeowners are exploring ways to become environmentally conscious within their own living spaces.   Greening your home is not only a responsible thing to do but can also boost your home’s value when it comes time to sell. Unfortunately there are an increasingly wide range of products that profess to offer a variety of environmental values but …

Magnificent Views from this Home Between Highlands and Cashiers

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Formerly known as The Sunledge when it was the summer home of its previous owners, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodyear, Jr of Albany Georgia, this now 60-year-old cottage has been enjoyed by Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell Harper and their family of Blakely, and St Simon’s Island, GA for many years.   A magazine article describing this historic house was published in the …