Plateau Pursuits – July Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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First-time visitors to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau soon find that there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery, clean mountain air, or fun things to do here. Listed below are just a handful of events in and around our little slice of Heaven during the month of July.  The team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group and the villagers on The Plateau invite you to join us as you make lasting memories with your friends and family during a very special summer in the mountains of Western North Carolina!

July 1: Dinner at Lakeside Restaurant to Benefit the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – Make your reservations by calling 828.526.9419 and don’t forget to mention HCCMF.
July 2: “Woodslore and Wildwood Wisdom” with Humorist/Naturalist Doug Elliott at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 7:30 p.m. – Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 3: Music at Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro in Highlands – featuring the unique talents of acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter, Tom Quigley – 5:30 p.m. in the Bistro. Call 828.526.3807 for more information/reservations.
July 3 & 4, July 10 & 11, July 17 & 18, July 24 & 25: Live Piano Music at… On The Verandah in Highlands – showcasing Chad Reed and his distinctive flair for tickling the ivories to your classical, standards, jazz and blues favorites as he returns for his 8th season at On The Verandah.  Friday and Saturday nights 7-10 p.m. For reservations, call 828.526.2338.
July 4: Live Chicago Blues and R&B Music at Cyprus International Cuisine in Highlands – Show starts at 9 p.m. – No cover charge;  everyone welcome!  Call 828.526.4429 for more information/reservations.
July 4: Open House at The Bascom – All are welcome to explore the new six-acre “green” architect-designed campus for the visual arts, try out the new café and shop. For more information, call 828.526.4949.  Open house runs from 12-4 p.m.
July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks at the Cashiers Community Center – show begins at dark
July 4: Mountain Music Festival – Downtown Cashiers at the Village Green (click here for more information). Adults: $20; children: $5 (kids under 6 admitted free). 11 a.m. until the last firework goes off!
July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks & Festivities – Downtown Highlands – Join us for food, fun, music, games and more.  For more information, call 828.526.2112.
July 4 & 5: Arts & Crafts Show at The Cashiers Community Center
July 4 & 5: Mountain Artisans “Summertime” Arts & Crafts Show at the WCU campus
July 5: Grand Opening Concert of the 28th Season of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival featuring The Eroica Trio and William Ransom at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 6: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring The Eroica Trio and William Ransom at The Albert Carlson Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 7: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Hilary and Jackie” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 8: “Bach at Buck’s” – Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at Buck’s.
July 9: The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association is proud to present Leonid Treer and Judith Burganger in concert at the Cashiers Village Green, starting at 7 P.M. Judith and Leonid will play solo piano compositions from Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Gerschwin.
July 28: Coffee Café on Main Street in Highlands – featuring Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’ Ambrogio.  Free admission – performance begins at 8 p.m.
July 7-11: 11th Annual Mountains In Bloom Garden Festival at The Bascom – (click here for more details) – very special Highlands event that includes garden tours, flower show, home & garden shop, photography competition and lectures.  For more information, call 828.526.4949.
July 10: Geocache Adventure Eco Tour with The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – “come see what you’ll discover” – moderate hike that is free to Trust members and a $25 donation from new friends.  Reservations are required – call 828.526.1111.
July 10: “Mendelssohn – The Second Mozart” – Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 828.526.8811 for more information.
July 10: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Picnic Concert at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park in Highlands – 5 p.m. – featuring The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. Tickets $10 – children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 828.526.9060.
July 11: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Picnic Concert at The Zachary-Tolbert House in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – featuring The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. Tickets $10 – children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 828.526.9060.
July 12: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival “Winds in the Mountains” Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 13: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival “Winds in the Mountains” Concert at The Albert Carlson Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 13: Music at Wolfgang’s – at Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro – Four award-winning Cabernet Savignons will be showcased. For more information, call 828.526.3807.
July 14: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Benny Goodman Story” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 17: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and William Ransom at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 18: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and William Ransom at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 6 p.m. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 18: “Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners” at the Bascom – public opening reception for this special new exhibition runs from 5-7 p.m.  For more information, call 828.526.4949.
July 19: “Making Visual Music” lecture by Dr. David Brenneman of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta at The Bascom – co-sponsored by The Bascom and The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. Free to Bascom members; $10 – general admission. For more information or to pre-register, call 828.526.4949.
July 19: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and Miles Hoffman at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 20: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and Miles Hoffman at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.July 21: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Fantasia” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 23: Judy Collins In Concert at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 7:30 p.m. General admission: $100; Dress circle (includes reception with Ms. Collins and special seating): $200.  For more information/tickets, call 828.526.9047.
July 24: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 25: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 25: Green Living Fair at The Highlands Civic Center – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – featuring more than 40 booths showcasing commercial vendors, non-profit groups and speakers educating visitors on the best way to “live green”.  Tickets are $10.  For more information, call 828.526.9938, ext. 320.  Outdoor Green Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Civic Center and features local produce, flowers, baked goods and more.
July 26: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring Robert Henry on piano and Christopher Rex on cello at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 27: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring Robert Henry on piano and Christopher Rex on cello at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 28: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Unfaithfully Yours” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 29: “Sustainable Local Agriculture” lecture with Christine Bredenkamp – co-hosted by the Village Green and Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – part of the Village Nature Series. Free admission – for more information, contact 828.526.1111.
July 31: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.

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Pretty as a Picture – Staging Your Home’s Interior for Resale

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News | Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Last month, Silver Creek Real Estate Group uploaded a helpful blog article titled “May Flowers Bring June Buyers – Increasing the Curb Appeal of Your Home”, which included tips for enhancing the exterior of the home to attract potential buyers. So you’ve taken our advice and planted, freshened and beautified in an effort to get the buyer from their realtor’s car to your front door – now what? Making certain the interior of your home is “pretty as a picture” and staged properly to aid in the fastest possible sale is of equal importance. It’s a classic Carolina fly-fishing “you’ve hooked ‘em, now reel ‘em in” scenario. We’ve created a list of some simple, inexpensive ways to stage the interior of your home so that visitors can easily envision their family living there and making their own memories for years to come.

1) Detach: As difficult as it may be, you really need to create an emotional separation from the home.  In doing so, it will make it much easier to follow steps 2-5. No matter the reason, you’ve made the choice to sell your home – it’s time to cut the cord and focus on making your home “buyer ready”.

2) De-clutter: Go room to room and begin the task of removing the non-essential items. You’re going to have to pack it all up in the end anyway, so why not begin with the small stuff? Family heirlooms and photographs may mean the world to you, but they could serve to distance your potential buyer from your home. How does one visualize themselves living in a space occupied by your bric-a-brac and frames filled with your family’s smiling faces? The same is true for larger furniture pieces that may block the flow of traffic through your home. Simplify, and then store the rest. Pay particular attention to the kitchen – the heart of the home. Try to remove clutter from all the countertops – gives the impression of a larger room and a cleaner kitchen. 

3) Get organized: Like it or not, truly interested buyers will open all the drawers, cabinets and closets in your home. The good news is, they are trying to imagine their own items fitting in these spaces. The bad news is, the best way to help them do that is to really work on your organizational skills. Spend a day or two going room-to-room, opening doors to closets and drawers in cabinets – then work on making them look as neat and orderly as possible.

4) Make it clean and fresh: Make certain your home is ALWAYS ready for a showing – dust, vacuum, and freshen as often as you can. Open those blinds or curtains and let the sun shine in. Light candles for added ambience and aromatherapy (only when you know you’ll be away for a short time). Replace silk floral arrangements with fresh flowers – adds natural beauty and a wonderful aroma. Open windows to allow the breeze, sounds and scents of the outdoors to flow indoors. During the cooler months, consider creating visual and physical warmth by lighting a fire in the fireplace (again, only when you know you’ll be away for a short time).

5) Do your homework: Buy a stack of the latest home décor magazines and pair it with a little online research – get up-to-date on the latest trends on the market, and attempt to recreate them in rooms throughout your home. If trendy is just not your thing, you can never miss with classic traditional décor. You may have to invest in a few cans of neutral wall paint and some throw pillows for added color. For instance, consider placing accents of black in every room – framed art, lampshades, wrought iron pieces, etc. Black adds an air of sophistication. When trying to make a small room appear larger, minimizing the clutter is essential – but mirrors are a great way to create the optical illusion of more space. You’ll find lots of great tips just like these by surfing the web or leafing through the pages of a magazine.

When all is said and done, the rooms in your home should appear like something out of a magazine – quite literally “pretty as a picture”. Following the simple steps outlined above and partnering with the talented team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group are your best bets in finding the ideal buyer for your home. For additional tips on staging your home for resale and further guidance in selling your home, contact Silver Creek today! Call us at (828) 743-1999, email us at info@ncliving.comor drop by our offices conveniently located near the Crossroads at The Shoppes at CreekSide. You may hold the keys to someone else’s dream home. We look forward to bringing you and them together.

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire Valley home and land sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of June 22, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

3 bedroom/3 bath home on Bowery Road in Rhododendron Trail sold for $1,100,000.
4 bedroom/3 bath home in Highlands Country Club sold for $675,000.
5 bedroom/5.5 bath home on Upper Brushy Face Road in Highlands Country Club sold for $2,000,000.
4 bedroom/4 full bath/2 half bath bank owned home in Cullasaja Club sold for $471,000.
2 bedroom/1 bath home on Terrapin Road sold for $175,500.
A lot in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $150,000.
A lot in Holly Forest sold for $8,000.
A lot in Summer Hill sold for $185,000.
A lot in Cedar Hill sold for $125,000.
A lot in Continental Cliffs sold for $115,000.
A 27 acre lot at the Camps at Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $370,000.
A lot in Walnut Gap sold for $64,000.

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Aggressive Marketing Tactics – The Key to Promoting (And Ultimately Selling) Your Home or Land in Cashiers NC

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009

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Silver Creek Real Estate Group 2009 Marketing and Ad Campaign

In our on-going quest to provide the “crème de la crème” in service to our clients and continue to set ourselves apart from the fray in the Western North Carolina real estate market, Silver Creek Real Estate Group has launched an aggressive marketing and ad campaign for 2009. While many businesses and real estate agencies are making the choice to save their advertising dollars and cut back on marketing expenses, we forge ahead with the knowledge that advertising brings results. As a full-service brokerage firm, we believe in delivering positive results to each and every one of our clients in as timely a manner as possible. Therefore, our 2009 marketing and advertising campaign is based on a tactical three-pronged approach: 1) print advertising, 2) online marketing, and 3) customized strategies.

Perhaps the most visible, albeit most expensive, approach to attracting buyers to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is our print advertising campaign. This campaign not only markets Silver Creek’s distinctive image and belief in “Building Relationships. Delivering Dreams.” – it promotes the natural beauty of the region and the extraordinary properties that lie within. We realize we’re not just selling homes and home sites, we’re selling breathtaking views and the possibility of a lifetime of memories in our very special little corner of the world. In order to help us spread the word about the Plateau and promote our clients’ properties both on and off the mountain, we have partnered with several local and regional upscale publications. These publications include Dupont Registry, Real Estate Magazine, WNC Magazine, Florida Estates Magazine, Gold Coast Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and Charleston Magazine. We are creating quite a buzz, and are already seeing an incredible return on our investment.

See our ads in these fine magazines

See our ads in these fine magazines

Secondly, we pay special attention to our online marketing. We are continually making enhancements to our website www.ncliving.com for optimal marketing effect and “user friendliness”, and we proudly debuted our Silver Creek blog last year. Our website not only showcases listings along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau – but also provides our visitors with detailed descriptions of the communities in the area, our NEW Visitors Guide and so much more. Silver Creek’s blog serves a broad spectrum of areas – sales recaps, calendar of events, latest local news and community/property focuses. We also increase our online footprint through our partners’ websites, i.e. The Dupont Registry.

Lastly, Silver Creek develops a targeted marketing strategy for each and every one of our clients. A member of our talented team of experienced brokers is prepared to guide our clients from the initial meeting to the closing table, while offering earnest advice and top-notch customer service every step along the way. We listen to our clients’ wants and needs, and carefully customize a plan to achieve them. Each of our brokers offers a wealth of experience in the real estate industry and a long history of proven results. Because our brokers live and work in the area – we each have strong ties to the community, as well as unparalleled local market knowledge. Our clients are never just an MLS number to us. We believe in building relationships with the people we serve, a revolutionary concept for those continuing to languish amongst hundreds of listings.

At Silver Creek Real Estate Group, we’re willing to go the extra mile to attract buyers to our exclusive properties along The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. We invite you to list your property with Silver Creek Real Estate Group TODAY! For more information on how to get started, please call us at (828) 743-1999, email us at info@ncliving.com or drop by our offices conveniently located near the Crossroads at The Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to meeting you and learning how best we can serve you!

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire Valley real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of June 15, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

3 bedroom/2 bath home on 10.8 acres off Buck Creek Road sold for $260,000.
2 bedroom/2 bath bank owned foreclosure home on Dendy Orchard Road in Highlands sold for $175,000.
2 bedroom/2 bath home in the John Gibson subdivision sold for $230,000.
2 bedroom/2 bath home in the Buck Creek area sold for $267,000.
3 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $575,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes sold for $425,000.
2 bedroom/2 bath condominium at The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove sold for $405,000.
A lot in Holly Forest III sold for $8,500.
Two lots totaling 6.6 acres in Longleaf sold for $125,000.
A lot at The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove sold for $142,500.
0.76 acres sold in the Horse Cove area for $50,000.
0.58 acres sold in the Horse Cove area for $77,760.
The Library Restaurant property sold for $900,000.

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Croquet Anyone? Come Visit Cashiers’ Chattooga Club

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009

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Nestled upon 200 beautiful acres in Western North Carolina, Chattooga Club was founded as a family-friendly mountain retreat near the historic village of Cashiers in 1988 by Charleston executive, John Rivers. An enclave of just under 70 home sites and specialized amenities, this extraordinary gated community is carefully designed down to the last detail to coexist in harmony with the pristine natural setting on which it is built. A broad offering of homes, from quaint cottages to luxury custom estates, paired with a unique blend of amenities – Chattooga Club seeks to offer something for everyone. Amenities at The Club include the highly revered Life Enhancement Center, which offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, high-energy aerobics classes, personal trainers, and a world-class spa featuring relaxing body massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Additional Club amenities consist of three Har-Tru tennis courts, heated swimming pool, fully stocked trout lake, active children’s programs, hiking trails, and five-star dining at The Chattooga Club Lodge. At the heart of the community – and setting Chattooga apart from other communities in the area – are two meticulously landscaped croquet lawns considered to be among the finest in the world. Invitational tournaments are held here biannually each year – drawing croquet enthusiasts from all across the nation in the summer and the fall. Between the sight of families playing croquet on the lawn and the native Appalachian-themed architectural design of the homes and Chattooga Club Lodge, visitors may feel as though they’ve taken a step back to another era – a simpler time.

Chattooga Club's Crocket Field

Chattooga Club's Croquet Field

The mission of this distinctive community is to “maintain a tradition as the family mountain retreat in the North Carolina Mountains, a place where families come to renew their spirit and create memories together in a natural setting surrounded by subtle elegance and superior level of service”. To experience Chattooga Club’s subtle elegance and superior level of service firsthand, Silver Creek Real Estate Group cordially invites you for a personalized tour of this very special community. Feel free to visit our website to view Finwood Lodge – one of Chatooga Club’s newest additions and simply stunning with its lakefront view, hand-hewn timber and stone accents, and lodge-inspired design.

What are you waiting for? Now is the ideal time to buy property in Western North Carolina. Simply contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 742-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to what could become the site of your future dream home in one of Cashier’s most exclusive mountain communities, The Chattooga Club.

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Lonesome Valley: “Where Life is Simplified, and Living is Embraced”

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009

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The rock face at Lonesome Valley

The rock face at Lonesome Valley

With a history dating back to 1895, Lonesome Valley has served as a bastion to “the great outdoors” ever since Pittsburg entrepreneur and visionary E.H. Jennings first acquired 35,000 acres near the sleepy village of Cashiers. While Mr. Jennings is responsible for developing one of Western North Carolina’s most popular resort destinations, he chose to preserve Lonesome Valley as a special place to share with his friends and family. Gracefully spanning the valley floor of the largest box canyon east of the Rockies, Lonesome Valley is said by many to be the place where Heaven and Earth meet. For more than a century, the Jennings family has continued to take great care to maintain the history and natural beauty of this unique mountain treasure.

Carefully developed in accordance with the Jennings family’s wishes, amenities and homes within this stunning community complement the natural beauty of the area. Lonesome Valley has quickly become one of Cashiers’ most sought after developments. Cottage and home designs pay homage to the Southern Appalachian farmhouses of a bygone era. Dining within the community highlights Southern cuisine made with fresh produce grown in the Valley. The Canyon Kitchen is currently open for the season on Thursdays through Sundays, and features the culinary talents of Chef John Fleer (formerly of the renowned Blackberry Farm in Tennessee). The Canyon Kitchen is located inside Jennings Barn at the heart of the Lonesome Valley community, and reservations are recommended.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce that we are now highlighting several incredible homes and amazing lots available for purchase in Lonesome Valley on our website. A handful of new-construction cabins, cottages and homes are available for immediate move-in, or select your own view from a series of incredible home sites currently being offered. For photo tours and more information on Lonesome Valley in Cashiers, North Carolina, click on the following two links: Lonesome Valley land or homes for sale. When you’re ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 742-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form . We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashier’s most visually stunning communities.

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“At the top of the world” at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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True to its name, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is perched high atop a beautiful expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains between the popular destinations of Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina. At 4,000 feet above sea level, Mountaintop offers its residents not only some of the most beautiful views in the region, but also extremely pleasant climates, no matter the season. Set upon a sprawling 731 acres, the developer – Discovery Land Company – has designed a luxury mountain retreat community of just 251 estate lots and 75 cabins and lodges peppered about the property. Lots range in size from one-half acre to over five acres – providing residents with the peace and quiet that has become a trademark of luxury mountain living. From a cascading waterfall to a nest of birds high atop a hardwood tree, the sights and sounds of nature surround the community. However, for those who seek more than just peace and quiet, amusing activities abound.

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

Mountaintop considers itself the “perfect private mountain retreat, designed to embrace your family for generations.” This unique community is highly revered for the level of service available to club members through the added benefits of property management and lifestyle concierge services. The mission at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is “to enrich the lives of the Mountaintop family through a genuine desire to create memorable experiences that last a lifetime.” They seek to do so by offering a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the best that Western North Carolina has to offer. For the fun lover, Mountaintop offers a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, as well as opportunities for water sports like kayaking, wave running and canoeing at the private Lake Club on nearby Lake Glenville. For the nature lover, Cashiers offers horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater rafting and plenty of trails for hiking and exploring. For those seeking inner peace, a trip to Mountaintop’s world-class spa and wellness center should certainly do the trick. And for the foodie, Mountaintop offers several options for your dining pleasure – anything from a family picnic by the lake to casual or formal dining in the clubhouse. The possibilities are truly endless.
Many offer stunning long-range views of the mountains or are set along the fairway of Mountaintop’s famous golf course. We are currently showcasing several new-construction multi-million dollar homes that are available for immediate move-in, including a handful of exquisite estates designed by renowned Atlanta architect, William T. Baker. For photo tours and more information on land or homes for sale in Mountaintop in Cashiers, North Carolina – click on this Mountaintop link.

When you’re ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 742-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form . We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashier’s most sought-after communities.

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire Valley real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of June 8, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

3 bedroom/3.5 bath bank owned foreclosure home off Pine Creek Road sold for $198,500
4 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Highlander subdivision sold for $1,117,000.
A magnificent home in The Cotswold in Highlands sold for $1,800,000.
4 bedroom/3.5 bath home in the Clear Creek area sold for $446,000.
3 bedroom/2 bath home in in Rocky Mountain Estates sold for $455,000.
2 bedroom/1 bath home on Fifth Street in Highlands sold for $230,000.
A 1 bedroom/1 bath townhome at Toxaway Views sold for $18,500.
A 6.06 acre bank owned foreclosure lot in Bald Rock sold for $259,000.
A 0.36 acre lot in the Paul Cleveland subdivision of Highlands sold for $57,500.
Lot 7 in Highlands Falls Country Club sold for $85,000.

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The Shoppes at CreekSide now leasing

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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The Shoppes at CreekSide

The Shoppes at CreekSide

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is now leasing commercial space in The Shoppes at CreekSide conveniently located just west of the crossroads (Highway 107 and 64) in Cashiers, NC. This premier center was designed by Summerour and Associates , which gave careful consideration to every aspect of design and craftsmanship.

The Shoppes at CreekSide is the premier retail and office location and will become a landmark in Cashiers with direct frontage on Highway 64 leading to Highlands.  The center attracts clients from Lake Toxaway, Sapphire Valley, the Lake Glenville area, as well as Highlands, by being located centrally among these great destinations in Western North Carolina. Anchored by the Wendy’s restaurant which is separated from the retail building by an open courtyard featuring outdoor seating and a magnificent stone fireplace. The ground floor bays are available from 1888 to 3960 square feet. Second floor retail/office space is accessed by two staircases and an elevator. Bays are available from 1362 to 7986 square feet.

For additional leasing information, please contact Jochen Lucke at 828-743-1999 or by email at jlucke@ncliving.com.

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