New Homes in Highlands and Cashiers NC

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Does it seem to you that new homes are generally bigger than older ones? If so, your observation is correct. The average new home today is nearly 500 square feet (or 25%) larger than the average house built 20 years ago, and 12% larger than those built in the late 1990s.    However, mere square footage is not the primary reason …

After Your Home is Built……..

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Today, simple respect and responsiveness seems to be more the exception than the rule … especially after the sale. How a homebuilder manages after-sale service, also called warranty service or call-backs, is a key indicator of the company’s overall professionalism and ability to meet (and ideally exceed) a homebuyer’s expectations. The goal of the professional builder is to quickly and …

Wonderful Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club Home For Sale

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If you have been searching for the ideal luxury home in Mountaintop, look no further.  Located in the Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club this newly constructed masterpiece offers both architectural inspiration and functionality.  Built to be lived in and enjoyed this 5 bedroom 4 ½ bath home is ideal for those seeking peace and serenity or those who wish to …

Cashiers North Carolina, Escape From It All

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Cashiers is located in the Western North Carolina mountains, not far from Highlands and worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Cashiers offers mountain living with the ability to enjoy your surroundings yet still have access to all the luxury that you desire.  With world renowned golf courses and unparalleled beauty Cashiers is a haven for people …

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 …

Jackson County NC officials planning new zoning ordinance

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Late last month, Jackson County officials announced the U.S. 441 Development Ordinance, which is in its first draft.  The ordinance is intended to ‘clean up’ the look of the U.S. 441 corridor in Whittier from a clash of billboards and ‘unregulated growth’ for a better mountain-themed look with careful landscaping and distinctive architecture.  For over a year now, the county-appointed …

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 …