Selling Your Cashiers Home? Green Improvements Can Help

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If you are selling your Cashiers home green improvements can help.  Whether your Cashiers home already has environmentally friendly features or could use more, green improvements may attract buyers and give you a tax refund at the same time. The Residential Energy Property Tax Credit will reimburse a homeowner 30% of his vestment, up to $1,500, for making a home …

Protecting your property on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

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The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance (J-MCA) is a local, not for profit, group who works hard to ensure our mountains and the watersheds of our Southern Appalachian Mountains are protected for generations.  J-MCA, although a separate organization, works hand in hand with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and other local conservation groups. Their mission statement: Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance is a grassroots conservation …

Living and Visiting with Pets in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

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  Highlands is a well known “dog friendly” town.   It is not unusual to go to the shops on Main Street in Highlands and meet their “shop dog”.   We have our own “office dog” here at Meadows Mountain Realty.   In addition, many of the rental homes in the area are pet friendly and it is possible you will want to travel …

Entertaining in Style in Your Highlands or Cashiers Mountain Home

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  That time of year can be very stressful with shopping, cooking plus the added planning of impending guests coming to visit.  It is the ideal time to fill your Highlands/Cashiers mountain home with the sights and sounds of family and friends.   One of the great pleasures of owning a …

Mountain Cabin in Scenic Horse Cove at Highlands North Carolina

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Need a get-away in the mountains of Western North Carolina without spending a fortune?   If so, you need to see this quaint cabin in Horse Cove.   The Horse Cove area of Highlands has its own unique, serene ambience and peaceful surroundings – often it seems to even have its own ecosystem with temperatures almost identical to those on the Highlands …

SAFETY TIPS for LIVING WITH BEARS!

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(First of a Three Part Series on Bears in the Mountains) People, as well as, bears are moving to Western North Carolina at a rapid pace.  WE are the newcomers to these mountains.  Up here on the Highlands-Cashiers plateau, we do live among a very large population of Black Bears, who have roamed these mountains for ages.  The Black Bear …