Weekly Real Estate Sales Update for the Cashiers, Sapphire, and Highlands Plateau in North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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Why wait any longer to reach for the home of your dreams? Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to join the growing number of families and investors who have discovered the natural beauty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, as well as the lasting value of homes and property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. If you currently own a home in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville or Lake Toxaway – and considering making a move to another corner of the world – we encourage you to select Silver Creek as your listing partner. We take great pride in successfully matching buyers with sellers and dreamers with dream homes.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of this week’s home and land sales. Property sales for the week of December 21:

A 5 bedroom/5.5 bath home on Bear Shadow Ridge sold for $1,700,000
A 2 bedroom/3 bath home in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $1,300,000
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Cullasaja Club sold for $700,000
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in High Meadows sold for $575,000
A 3 bedroom/3 bath home in Mountain Moorings sold for $345,000
A 2 bedroom/1 bath home in Lancewood sold for $59,000
A lot on Bear Shadow Ridge sold for $250,000
A lot in Sassafras Ridge sold for $175,000
A lot in Bald Rock sold for $170,000
A lot in Cullasaja Club sold for $150,000

** Please note that we have included links to subdivisions with additional property and homes for sale within the communities of Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville and Lake Toxaway.

Whether you are looking for your family’s vacation home or primary residence, Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to help you find the ideal home to fit your vision. If you wish to place your Highlands-Cashiers Plateau property on the market, we invite you to contact Silver Creek and speak with one of our talented and experienced brokers. To get started as quickly as TODAY, simply call us at 828-743-1999, drop by our offices at the Shoppes at CreekSide near the Cashiers Crossroads, fill out an online contact form at www.ncliving.com or e-mail your questions directly to me at jlucke@ncliving.com. We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!

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Silver Creek Real Estate Group Turns Up the Heat During the Off-Season

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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This Winter, Don’t Let Your Property Suffer From “Underexposure”

While other businesses in the mountains of Western North Carolina may limit their operations during the winter months, Silver Creek Real Estate Group forges ahead with targeted advertising and strategic marketing plans designed to reach an entirely new collection of families and real estate investors. We continually update our website and blog with new listings, community guides, event calendars, helpful information for both buyers and sellers, and the latest Western North Carolina Real Estate News. To introduce the discerning vacation homebuyer to our little slice of heaven, we advertise both locally and regionally with such high-profile publications as DuPont Registry, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and Florida Estates Magazine. For a fine example of how we showcase our listings, please see our latest ad in this week’s Cashiers Chronicle.

Silver Creek Christmas Ad

To join the growing number of people who have chosen to partner with an agency where the client comes first and integrity isn’t just a word, we invite you to call Silver Creek Real Estate Group today at 828-743-1999. Our experienced and talented team of brokers pledges to give the sale or purchase of your Blue Ridge Mountain home their all – no matter the temperature outside. We understand that while the traffic on the mountain may not be as heavy as in the spring and summer months, wise buyers are looking NOW in order to be in their dream home on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in time for the wildflowers to come into bloom. To learn more about Silver Creek, please visit our website at www.ncliving.com.

The brokers and staff at Silver Creek Real Estate Group wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. May all good things come your way in the New Year!

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“Cute as a Button” Mountain Cabin in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Silver Creek Now Featuring a Light and Airy Suzanne Moore-Designed Home in Shady Oak Woods

Extremely well priced at $575,000, this quaint cottage in the woods features special touches and luxury appointments throughout its light and bright interior. This 3 bedroom/3 ½ bath bungalow boasts a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a master-on-main with fireplace, a great room with floor-to-ceiling stacked stone hearth and built-in bookcases, an in-law suite on the lower level, and a loft upstairs to accommodate extra guests. The future homeowners can truly get away from it all on the home’s very private 2+ acres, featuring a paved drive leading to an oversized garage with workshop, pond with man-made waterfall,  and several levels of covered rear decks within earshot of tranquil Gem Creek. The property is located just five minutes from a public boat ramp.

Shady Oaks in Cullowhee NCCullowhee, North Carolina – home to Western Carolina University – is situated just north of the historic resort village of Cashiers.  Enjoy the peace and quiet of your new mountain retreat and make the short drive down Hwy 107 for a day of fine dining and shopping. View photos and more details about this cozy mountain cottage. To schedule a tour of this incredible real estate opportunity in the mountains of Western North Carolina, call the experienced team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828.743.1999 TODAY!

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Custom Built Home Overlooking the Country Club of Sapphire Valley

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Unbelievable Price for this Stunning Allen Brown-Designed Custom Home in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina

Newly priced at $1,195,000, this Allen Brown-designed, Hub Powell-built custom home must be seen to be believed. Showcasing dramatic views of the Country Club of Sapphire Valley’s fairways, the Horsepasture River and Chimneytop Mountain, this 4 bedroom/5 bath home’s exterior features professional landscaping, a goldfish pond, fire pit, and two levels of covered rear porches running the entire length of the home. The interior boasts striking red oak floors, a sprawling master on main, built-in bookcases, central vacuum, alarm system and enclosed sunroom with wet bar. There are far too many features to list! View photos of this amazing custom Western Carolina home with mountain, river and golf course views.

Allen Brown-designed custom home overlooking the Country Club of Sapphire ValleyNestled on 1.73 acres in the highly sought after community of Golf Club Estates,  the future homeowners can enjoy access to all of the resort-quality amenities available through Wyndham at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley Resort. These amenities include 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, a 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Membership to the Country Club of Sapphire Valley – one of the premier private equity clubs in the country – is by invitation only. CCSV’s golf course, beautiful clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis center, and swimming pool all combine to provide some of the best facilities in the area.

To make arrangements for a personalized tour of this property, the neighborhood and the country club, call the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828.743.1999 TODAY! Don’t wait … this listing shouldn’t last long at such an incredible price!!

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Luxury Log “Cabin” For Sale at Bald Rock in Sapphire Valley, NC

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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This Home Puts the TREAT in Mountain Retreat
Luxury Log “Cabin” For Sale in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina

Offered at an incredible $1,395,000, this stunning mountain retreat with striking long-range mountain views takes the concept of a log cabin in the woods and kicks it up a notch! The 3 bedroom/3 ½ bath home’s exterior features authentic log and stone accents, an expansive front porch, a patio with outdoor gas log fire pit, plus several levels of rear decks for all kinds of al fresco entertaining possibilities. The interior has all the bells and whistles with a stacked stone hearth, spiral staircase, soaring ceilings, walls of windows and a beautifully designed gourmet kitchen. Set upon nearly 7 acres in the prestigious Bald Rock subdivision of Sapphire Valley, the future homeowners will enjoy access to all of the resort-quality amenities available through Wyndham at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley Resort. These amenities include the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services and more. 

Luxury Log Cabin in Bald Rock

Luxury Log Cabing in Bald Rock

The 776-acre private gated community of Bald Rock is a self-described “civilized wilderness”, combining luxury mountain living on estate-sized lots with the majesty and splendor of a beautiful natural setting. Bald Rock is adjacent to the U.S. Forest Services’ Panthertown Valley, providing 6,700 acres of unspoiled forests, a rare Appalachian bog, 20 miles of trout streams, cascading waterfalls and miles of walking trails, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring. A Westmark Development, Bald Rock’s home sites vary in size from 3 to an astounding 12 acres, and offer awe-inspiring views of the valley, forest and mountains beyond. The community features an equestrian center, stables, riding arena and a network of trails for sightseeing by horseback. Close proximity to the neighboring villages of Cashiers and Highlands allows residents the opportunity to enjoy all of the quaint shops, fine dining and unique culture that are synonymous with the region. Click here to view more information about this one-of-a-kind Bald Rock luxury mountain property. To schedule a tour of this home and the remarkable Bald Rock community, call the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828.743.1999 TODAY!

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Two New Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club Properties Offered for Sale in Cashiers NC

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Cashiers-based Brokerage Firm Grows With Two Exciting New Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club Listings

As word spreads of Silver Creek Real Estate Group’s unwavering commitment to our clients, innovative marketing techniques and unsurpassed level of professionalism, our reputation and listings are steadily growing!  No matter the time of year, Silver Creek brokers are on top of all your North Carolina real estate needs. While other realtors may take their foot off the gas during the “off season”, Silver Creek forges full steam ahead with targeted and aggressive advertising campaigns designed to introduce an entirely new group of individuals and families to our special little corner of the world. We work closely with our clients to make sure their home is staged properly for maximum effect, and we discuss opportunities to promote their listings through ground-breaking online tools as well as traditional print advertising. We understand that buyers are always out there, looking and dreaming! Rather than waiting for them to come to the mountain, we bring the mountain to them.

We believe there’s no finer example of mountain living than the luxury gated community of Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club. Silver Creek is proud to announce that our brokerage firm has recently been entrusted with the sale of two very special properties within this prestigious mountain-lake community.

The first – a simply stunning 4+ acre home site with cascading 300-foot waterfall and breathtaking mountain views – is nicely priced at just $495,000. Some people search their whole lives for a treasure such as this. Imagine waking up to the sound of a cascading waterfall right outside your backdoor!

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Home

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Home

The second is an incredible new construction home that takes the concept of a cozy cottage in the forest to an entirely new level. Fittingly addressed as One Cozy Cottage Lane, this distinctive 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home boasts views of the golf facility and the mountains, incredible outdoor living spaces, a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and granite surfaces, and a terrific price of $2,100,000.

Begin building your dream home right away, or move in to a gorgeous new home immediately – the choice is yours! To learn more about Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, read our June ’09 blog post about this truly distinctive Western North Carolina community.

Silver Creek welcomes the opportunity to introduce you and your family to Mountaintop and take you on a personalized tour of these properties or others currently for sale. We invite you to contact the talented team of experienced brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group today at (828) 743-1999, by e-mail at info@ncliving .com or drop by our offices conveniently located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide.

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Allegiant Airline Offers Flights from Greenville (GSP) to Florida Destinations

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC | Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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From the Sunny Shores of Florida to the Snowy Slopes of Western North Carolina
Allegiant Travel Company Now Offers Affordable Flights to Nearby Greenville Spartanburg Airport

Calling all Florida natives hoping to experience a change of both scenery and seasons this winter! Discount travel company Allegiant Air now services the following Florida cities into and out of Greenville Spartanburg Airport (GSP):  Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa/St. Pete, Punta Gorda and Orlando. Allegiant LogoAllegiant can help travelers design special packages to include affordable flights and rental cars. A short picturesque drive from the airport up the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 brings visitors into the greater Cashiers area, where they can ski the slopes to their heart’s content, roast marshmallows nightly in a stacked stone hearth, and build a snowman or two. Read more about our local Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes. Keep in mind, the peaceful environment and higher elevations of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains also offer the ideal escape from the crowded beaches and Florida heat during the spring and summer months. Once you’ve made your first trip to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, chances are you’ll want to keep coming back for more! Based in the heart of Cashiers, Silver Creek Real Estate Group is well prepared to help you find that one-of-a-kind family mountain retreat in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville or Lake Toxaway, NC. To learn more about Silver Creek, our talented team of brokers and the unique corner of the world we call home, visit www.ncliving.com. For more information on flights, rates and travel packages to Western North Carolina, visit www.allegiantair.com.

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January Plateau Pursuits – Calendar of Events

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2010 is here – this is major cause for celebration!  It’s time to pack up the car and head to the mountains of Western North Carolina for a marshmallow-roasting, snowboard-n-skiing, scenic-viewing, snowman-building, family-friendly good time! Aside from our year-round bounty of great places to shop and dine, Silver Creek Real Estate Group has compiled the following list of fun-filled events and happenings on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau for the month of January. We’ve even put together a directory of great places to stay while you’re on the Plateau – please click here (link to accommodations page). Once you’ve been inspired by the natural splendor and simply stunning change of seasons to purchase that one-of-a-kind family retreat in North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Silver Creek brokers are ready and eager to help you. Simply give us a call at 828-743-1999, send us an e-mail at info@ncliving.com or drop by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We hope to see YOU up on the mountain soon!

January 1-31 Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes and Frozen Falls Tube Park are open for the Winter Season!
Enjoy two exciting hills – a fun “bunny” hill for beginners/intermediate skiers and a main run of 1,600 feet in length featuring vertical drops of up to 200 feet that is ideal for the brave at heart. Grab inflatable tubes and go sledding  with the entire family on a thrilling 500 foot run. For more information, visit our “Ski the Slopes” blog. (link to Ski the Slopes blog)

Lift / Equipment Rental Rates for ski and snowboard
Adults Public 
Full Day Lift/Rental (9am-9pm) $52.00 
Full Day Lift Only (9am-9pm) $36.00 
Night Lift/Rental (5pm-9pm) $30.00 
Night Lift Only (5pm-9pm) $18.00 

Children ( 12 & under ) Public 
Full Day Lift/Rental (9am-9pm) $26.00 
Full Day Lift Only (9am-9pm) $16.00 
Night Lift/Rental (5pm-9pm) $24.00 
Night Lift Only (5pm-9pm) $14.00 
  
Ski’s & Poles Rental Only $21.00 
Snowboard Rental Only $30.00 
Helmet Rental $9.00 
Boot rental $9.00 

Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Group (min. 3 people, max. 10) $15.00 per Hour
Private (w/ Advanced Reservation) $25.00 per Hour

Frozen Falls Tube Rental
$22.00 for two-hour session
Weather Permitting
Hours:  Monday 5-9pm
Friday Noon-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

* Discounts available for guests of Wyndham at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley Resort.

January 30 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – Dinner with theatrical performance by the Highlands Players.  Proceeds from evening’s event benefit The Summit Charter School’s Family Association.  For more information, call 828-743-5755.

Keep an eye out for more fun events coming in February 2010!

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Weekly Real Estate Sales Update for the Cashiers, Sapphire, and Highlands Plateau in North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009

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Why wait any longer to reach for the home of your dreams? Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to join the growing number of families and investors who have discovered both the natural beauty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and the lasting value of homes and property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. If you currently own a home in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville or Lake Toxaway – and are considering making a move to another corner of the world – we encourage you to select Silver Creek as your listing partner. We take great pride in successfully matching buyers with sellers and dreamers with dream homes.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of this week’s home and land sales.  Property sales for the week of December 14:

A 2 bedroom/2.5 bath home in Highgate sold for $582,000
A 3 bedroom/3 bath home in Wildwood Mountain sold for $352,500
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Whisper Lake sold for $325,000
A 2 bedroom/2 bath home on Walkingstick Road sold for $315,000
A 3 bedroom/4 bath home in Holly Forest III sold for $230,000
A 3 bedroom/1 bath home on Cashiers Road (Macon County) sold for $225,000
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Carl Bryson Subdivision sold for $120,000
A lot in Wildcat Cliffs Country Club sold for $125,000
A 5 acre parcel on McIntosh Road sold for $83,000
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $57,000

** Please note that we have included links to subdivisions with additional property and homes for sale within the communities of Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville and Lake Toxaway.

Whether you are looking for your family’s vacation home or primary residence, Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to help you find the ideal home to fit your vision. If you wish to place your Highlands-Cashiers Plateau property on the market, we invite you to contact Silver Creek and speak with one of our experienced brokers. To get started as quickly as TODAY, simply call us at 828-743-1999, drop by our offices at the Shoppes at CreekSide near the Cashiers Crossroads, fill out an online contact form at www.ncliving.com or e-mail your questions directly to me at jlucke@ncliving.com. We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!

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United Airlines Starts Jet Service Between Asheville and Chicago

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC | Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Celebrates United Inaugural Flight to the Windy City

Flying into Asheville Regional AirportToday marked the inaugural United Airlines flight between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, North Carolina. The new service runs twice daily on a 50-seat CRJ200 regional jet aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines.

Since AVL is the closest regional airport to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, we’re excited about this new flight and the opportunities it gives to residents and area businesses, as well as to leisure travelers looking to explore our beautiful area. Not only that, it also opens the door for tourism from Chicago — the third largest city in the United States. You can book your trip now at www.united.com and www.flyavl.com.

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