Picture perfect paradise in prestigious Cedar Hill

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Custom-built mountain estate for sale near Cashiers, NC

From the moment you pull into the drive – perfectly framed with rustic split-rail fencing and superb landscaping worthy of the cover of a coffee table book – you get the sense that this is an extraordinary  home. Strolling through the spacious and well-appointed rooms of this exquisite mountain estate, you’ll feel as though you are leafing through the pages of your favorite architectural magazine or interior design publication. Local developer, Walters Development, broke the mold when he created this home – with extraordinary attention to every last detail and the finest in quality Carolina craftsmanship. This is a show house you will definitely want to show off, and – with lots of room for guests – you can!

Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths, the home’s interior also boasts a chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and an open great room with stone fireplace, antique beam accents and striking wall of windows. Libations can flow freely from the wet bar, and wine connoisseurs will love the must-see wine cellar. This home is as much about relaxation as it is about entertaining – the luxurious master suite on the main floor features a decadent dressing room, and 3 spacious guest suites with one showcasing a sitting room with a fireplace, and a kitchenette are located upstairs loft. When the Great Outdoors call, step out onto the Great Ipê Deck. Constructed of exotic Brazilian hardwood, the warm brown tones are a beautiful contrast to a panoramic rolling sea of green trees in the background. Spectacular views of Sapphire Valley and the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway reach far beyond the double lot’s 4.7+ sprawling acres – offering a wealth of seclusion, beauty and peace. Seek shelter in the home’s cozy screened in porch, featuring a lovely stone hearth for cool evenings.

Perfectly perched at 392 East Ridge Road atop a hill in the highly sought after community of Cedar Hill, when you want a taste of civilization – head to the nearby historic village of Cashiers for a day of shopping or an evening of fine dining. When you’re ready for fun, a quick drive to Wyndham Resort at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley affords you access to all of their world-class amenities and services.  This fabulous estate in this incredible corner of the world is very well-priced at $2,875,000.

To learn more about this unique real estate opportunity or to schedule a visit to the property, we invite you to contact the seasoned team of real estate professionals at Silver Creek Real Estate Group. We look forward to showing you the home that could well be a flawless backdrop to many happy memories for you, your family and your friends. Simply call us at 828.743.1999, email us at info@ncliving.com, or fill out our online contact form TODAY. If you happen to be in the area, we welcome you to drop by our offices, conveniently located near the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide.

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The Pinnacle of Perfection at The Summit in Cedar Hill

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Real Estate Opportunity in Cedar Hill Community near Cashiers, NC

A celebration of both nature and luxury – if you love to entertain in style, this is the home for you! Nestled beneath a shady grove of trees on Parsons View, one of Western North Carolina’s most sought after neighborhoods, this exquisite custom-built home at The Summit in Cedar Hill featuring 4 bedroom and 6 ½ bathroom, den and game room both with en-suite baths, and lower level family room, bids welcome to all who enter. The exterior exudes the charm and grace of a low country manor – the only thing that’s missing is the Spanish Moss. This masterfully designed home designed by the renowned Allen Brown with entertaining in mind, the interior is 100% luxury high country – featuring a great room that lives up to its name with a striking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by beautiful built-in entertainment centers, a soaring ceiling with exposed beams and gorgeous wide plank oak floors.  Numerous toasts will be spoken and glasses will be raised in the showcase gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and butler’s pantry, as well as at the wet bar and in the wine cellar. The spacious master bedroom is located on the main floor, while most of the guest rooms are situated on the lower level of the home – providing the ideal private retreat for the host and hostess of the house between shindigs. With decadent touches like the fireplace near the luxurious soaking tub in the master bath and cavernous walk-in closet, you may never want to leave the tranquility of your master retreat.

When you feel like taking your soirée out into the open air, two stories of decks provide plenty of space and atmosphere for an event your guests won’t soon forget. A beautiful outdoor hearth makes a great centerpiece for a party under the stars, but the view will be the main attraction during the day with absolutely stunning panoramas of Bald Rock, Cow Rock, Laurel Knob and the Valley below. It will never “rain on your parade” in this house – between the expansive covered decks, roomy interior and the incomparable sound of raindrops on the metal roof, this is definitely a home worth celebrating – come rain or shine. Located at The Summit in the prestigious Cedar Hill community, you and your guests can take the revelry on the road and go shopping or dining in the historic village of Cashiers one day and enjoy the fabulous amenities of nearby Wyndham Resort at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley the next – including golf, swimming, tennis, health club and much more. They say you never know how many friends you have until you buy a home in the mountains – that will certainly be the case for the lucky future owner of this extraordinary home, which is excellently priced for a house of this caliber at just $1,950,000.

For more information about this very special property, or to schedule a tour of the home and community – contact the experienced team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group. We can be easily reached by calling 828.743.1999, emailing info@ncliving.com, filling out our online contact form, or dropping by our offices in Cashiers at the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the possibility of saying one of the first toasts to wish you many years of happiness in this incredible new Blue Ridge Mountain home!

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Custom mountain estate in Stone Creek Estates located in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Find the tree house of your dreams in Stone Creek Estates

No, this isn’t the tree house from your childhood – it’s the grown-up tree house of your dreams! Perfectly perched among a treasure trove of Carolina hardwoods and towering pines in the gated community of Stone Creek Estates, this 4 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bathroom new construction home has been superbly crafted to appear as though it has been a fundamental part of the landscape for an eternity. You can enjoy breathtaking bird’s eye views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and a lifetime of sunsets from two stories of decks that run the length of this exquisite treetop estate located at 67 Rock Mountain Road. The exterior features a screened-in porch for three-season enjoyment and charming landscaping that lines the stone walkway to the front door. Every bit as exciting inside as it is out, the home’s interior features warm timber accents, soaring cathedral ceilings, striking stone fireplace in the great room, and large master retreat on the main level. The upstairs offers plenty of room to spread out with two private bedrooms and adjoining Jack-n-Jill bath plus spacious open space that could make an ideal playroom, media room or office with a half bath. The lower level showcases a finished bedroom that could serve as an in-law or guest suite.

Location is everything – this remarkable home is situated within walking distance of the highly revered Country Club of Sapphire Valley (CCSV). Membership in CCSV is by invitation only. Members are afforded access to the valley golf course, the gorgeous clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis center and swimming pool. Learn more about Country Club of Sapphire Valley, one of the country’s premier private clubs. Stone Creek Estates is also located just a short drive from all of the fun events, fine dining and unique shops of the historic village of Cashiers. Lesley Howard and Silver Creek Real Estate Group is honored to have been selected to represent a home of this caliber, which is extremely well-priced at just $799,000. This home has been greatly reduced from the original list price of $1,095,000. To schedule a tour of this one-of-a-kind property, we invite you to call Silver Creek’s talented team of brokers at 828.743.1999, e-mail us at info@ncliving.com, fill out our online contact form or drop by our offices – conveniently located at the heart of Cashiers in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you and your family to this classic example of quality Carolina craftsmanship high above the trees that line the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

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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 Saturday, June 26, 2010

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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 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 June 21, 2010:

A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Old Edwards at Highlands Cove sold for $800,000
A 4 bedroom/4 bath home in Highlands Falls Country Club sold for $415,000
A 3 bedroom/3 bath home on Monte Vista Road sold for $315,000
A 2 bedroom/2 bath home in Wildcat Cliffs Country Club sold for $280,000
16 lots in Cascades at Cedar Creek sold for $490,000
A lot in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $205,000
A lot in Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club sold for $135,000
A lot in Sheepcliff Woods sold for $42,500
A lot in Holly Forest IV sold for $25,000
A lot in Apple Dumplin Hill sold for $19,500
A 2 bedroom/2 bath unit in Old Edwards at Highlands Cove sold for $400,000

** 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 us at info@ncliving.com We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!

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Premier mountain lake communities on Lake Glenville in Western North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010

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“I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore…
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

For centuries, families have been drawn to lakeside resorts all along the Eastern United States. Some have answered the lake’s call year after year, unable to resist the promise of long lazy days by her shores or afternoons filled with adventure out on her waters. There is perhaps no sight more stirring than the setting sun over a mountain lake – it is a symphony of color and light, as the clouds, mountains and trees fight to show their reflection in the glassy surface until nightfall when the stars make it difficult to determine where the Earth ends and the Heavens begin. Poets and painters have long struggled to illustrate through words and art the draw and beauty of a lake – it is something you must see, must experience yourself to truly understand. Many fall so deeply in love with the feel of their feet dangling over a lakeside dock, the ongoing struggle to perfect their technique of skipping stones, and the tranquil sight of the sunrise over water that they move here – either year-round or seasonally.

Lake Glenville

Arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in North Carolina, Lake Glenville offers its fair share of glorious scenery and prestigious communities. With a surface area of over 1,400 acres and 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville draws visitors from all over the Southeast to its pristine waters and glorious scenery. Set at an elevation of 3,492 feet above sea level, Lake Glenville has the distinction of being the highest lake east of the Mississippi – a perk that provides pleasant climates year round, as well as incredible views of the lake, mountains, forest and waterfalls that are common in the region. Lake Glenville is located in close proximity to the historic resort village of Cashiers, providing its residents with an opportunity to shop and dine to their heart’s content. Homes on Lake Glenville provide the best of both worlds – waterfront home combined with mountain home. A handful of Glenville communities provide a country club environment, all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the region. Whether fishing, boating or swimming in this extraordinary lake, once you set foot in Lake Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface, you’ll feel a stirring in your own heart. This feeling keeps visitors returning year after year, as they continue to build upon their special memories of days spent at the lake. This summer, Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you and your family to join them.

Silver Creek’s brokers are resident authorities on luxury lakefront homes.  Our seasoned brokers highly recommend the following lakeside communities and subdivisions:

Glenshore – One of the more established lakefront subdivisions on Lake Glenville, Glenshore is a gated community featuring some of the most beautiful multi-million dollar homes in the area. Many are designed and constructed by local custom home builders, and adhere to strict architectural guidelines intended to complement the pristine natural setting. Each home site is individual, offering unique perspectives of the lake, forest, mountains or all of the above. Glenshore on Lake Glenville offers its residents all of the pleasures the lake has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more. View homes for sale in GlenshoreView land for sale in Glenshore.

Summer Hill – A prestigious gated community on Lake Glenville, Summer Hill encompasses 76 acres of custom-built luxury homes, heavily forested homesites, and waterfront lots. Community amenities include a lovely lakefront pavilion, marina and tennis courts. Summer Hill residents enjoy easy access to all of Lake Glenville’s recreational activities – they can either do them all or do nothing at all and just kick back and RELAX.  View homes for sale in Summer Hill. View land for sale in Summer Hill.

Stillpoint – Representing the epitome of luxury mountain and lakefront living, Stillpoint on Lake Glenville offers its residents a rich blend of pristine natural beauty with modern conveniences, including underground utilities, paved roads, and community water. The community’s close proximity to the popular resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands provides Stillpoint residents with easy access to family-friendly amenities, unique shops, fine dining and cultural arts. This well-established gated community features estate-sized lots and some of Western North Carolina’s most distinctive homes, custom-designed by a handful of the area’s finest builders. All Stillpoint homes adhere to strict architectural guidelines in order to both complement and preserve the natural splendor that sets this stunning waterfront community apart. In an ongoing effort to safeguard the original character of Stillpoint and protect the land for future generations, the development has taken great care to put certain deed restrictions in place. All homes and home sites in Stillpoint offer lake access, many with lake frontage or lake views. View homes for sale in Stillpoint.

Trillium Links & Lake Club – True to its credo – “Where Families Belong” – Trillium is among the most exciting, family-friendly properties on the lake. Striking homes featuring Arts and Crafts and Adirondack style architecture line the community’s streets, showcasing special characteristics such as stone and timber accents, poplar bark siding and exposed beams. Each home is designed to exist in harmony with the awesome show of nature that can be found throughout Trillium. The award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Morris Hatalsky, is as challenging as it is beautiful. Clinics and private lessons are available with the full-time pro on site. The less challenging par three Garden Golf course is a terrific amenity the entire family can enjoy without the worry of tee times and scorecards. A day of fishing in any one of Trillium’s stocked ponds, picnicking at the Lakeside Pavilion or playing a game of croquet on the Arbor Lawn will bring new meaning to the word “carefree.”

Trillium Entrance

Set at the heart of the community, Trillium’s clubhouse is an architectural masterpiece, combining mountain laurel accents with dry stacked stoned for an inspired gathering place that gives the feel of luxury housed within an old, rustic lodge. The clubhouse is an integral part of life at Trillium, offering residents casual dining in the Grille Room overlooking the 18th fairway, a wrap-around porch for world-class dining with a view and an expansive lawn for hosting special community events on holidays like Easter, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Gourmet dining is also available at The Landings, set at the tip of Lake Glenville, with opportunities for a romantic view of the sunset and dinner by candlelight.
Apple Orchard Park is Trillium’s wildly popular fitness and wellness center, boasting three indoor clay tennis courts and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, as well as services like fitness classes and spa treatments. Trillium has a fleet of boats available for rental – canoes, kayaks, fishing boats, deck boats, runabouts and pontoons. Water ski equipment and other water sport items are also available to rent. A short drive to nearby Cashiers provides family members with a fun-filled day of shopping and strolling the streets of an historic resort village. There is no shortage to the number of adventures a family can have while living at Trillium.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to represent two very special properties in this fine community. The first is a charming 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Trillium home with rocking chair porch overlooking a nature preserve. The interior of this delightful dollhouse with the heart of an estate features a gourmet kitchen, dual-sided fireplace, coffered wood ceilings and other luxury touches. This cozy home is offered at $425,000. The second home in our inventory is a timeless 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse-inspired cottage at the heart of Trillium Village. Its expansive wrap-around porch beckons guests to come and “sit a spell”. The cozy interior features soaring wood ceilings, a striking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and an incredible master retreat. This true Southern Charmer is offered at $455,000. View additional homes for sale in Trillium. View land for sale in Trillium.

The Lake Club -Nestled on 150 acres along the shoreline of Lake Glenville near the resort village of Cashiers, North Carolina, this private community offers the very best of mountain and lakefront living. Touted as “a place where memories are created and traditions continue to grow”, The Lake Club is a very special family-focused development featuring 36 estate-sized home sites and a quaint cottage division. Special attention and careful planning have been given to the architectural and environmental covenants within this exclusive gated community in order to preserve and celebrate the pristine natural setting. One of the finest examples of this concentration toward marrying architecture to its environment is found in The Lake Club Lodge. Exquisitely designed by renowned architect Tom Greene and Associates to be reminiscent of an Adirondack camp from a bygone era, The Lodge features native poplar bark, locust wood and stone accents. This well-appointed clubhouse is an ideal place where friends and neighbors can gather together near the stacked stone fireplace or enjoy breathtaking views from one of many covered porches. Another popular Lake Club amenity, The Marina, is not just a place where homeowners can park their boats; it also offers a generous sundeck to soak up the sun on large Adirondack chairs and an enclosed swimming area, safe from passing motor boats and jet skis. In addition, The Lake Club Meadow is a two-acre park set at the heart of the community where neighbors can play a game of horseshoes or warm themselves by a bonfire under a sea of stars on a cool fall evening. The Meadow also offers many beautiful natural features, ideal for strolling or splashing – including streams, three ponds and hiking trails along a cascading waterfall.  View homes for sale in The Lake Club. View land for sale in The Lake Club.

Stonebridge – One of Lake Glenville’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Stonebridge is comprised of just eight home sites – many offering stunning views of the sun rising over the lake and as much as 300 feet of deep water along the shoreline. This distinctive waterfront enclave contains multi-million dollar custom homes designed by some of the Carolinas’ finest architects, each shrouded by a thick canopy of hardwoods for added privacy and truly natural beauty. Whether looking out at the lake from an expansive rear deck, or looking up at the homes of Stonebridge from your boat on the water, the view will not disappoint! View land for sale in Stonebridge.

Summer Cove – Located in a peaceful cove of Lake Glenville, the new Summer Cove community is comprised of 24 lovely acres of tree-laden lots with some along the shoreline. The community is accessed by way of Pine Creek Road at the north end of Lake Glenville. A charming drive through the magnificently maintained Black Angus Farm leads visitors to the entrance of Summer Cove. Proximity to the renowned towns of Highlands and Cashiers, oversized lots and the quiet cove location make this a highly desirable real estate opportunity. Best of all, Summer Cove offers its residents all of the pleasures Lake Glenville has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more. View homes for sale in Summer Cove. View land for sale in Summer Cove.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group also highly recommends the distinctive communities of Strawberry Hill, Tater Knob, Killians Park and The Point at Glenville Lake. We are proud to shine the spotlight on three more very special Lake Glenville listings in our stock. This first, located in Killians Park, is an amazing 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home on spectacular Lake Glenville with a westward facing deck promising you and your family front row seats to what has to be the Greatest Show on Earth. Imagine gathering each night to watch the sunset before enjoying a grilled feast under the stars while stories from the day’s events unfold.  The lake and your private boat dock are mere steps away! The home’s cozy interior features a newly remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, heart pine floors, stone face fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and awe-inspiring views of the lake and surrounding forest from nearly every window in the house. Share the peace and tranquility of life beside a mountain lake with the ones you love. This home is extremely well-priced at just $799,000. The second property is an amazing 1 acre lot in The Point at Glenville Lake with its own private well and highly sought-after deeded dock. This gently rolling homesite bordering conservation land is offered at $345,000. We’ve saved the best for last as the third property is truly one-of-a-kind! Nestled at the heart of 68 acres of giant poplars and well-manicured meadows lies a charming Victorian home. This 3 bd/2 ba home on the shores of Lake Glenville comes complete with a lovely outdoor terrace, gazebo, guesthouse, barn and the only boathouse on the lake. Property offers 1700 linear feet of shoreline for the ultimate in lakefront living. One look at this home and grounds, and you will feel this estate tugging at your heartstrings. Offered at $9.75M, this property also represents an incredible development opportunity. View photos and learn more about these truly special properties on beautiful Lake Glenville.

With a lake in your backyard, what more could you possibly want? Enjoy awe-inspiring sunsets over the water from the bow of your boat or from rockers on your rear deck for years to come. For more information about any of these unique Lake Glenville communities or to schedule a tour of the available properties, call the brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828-743-1999, email us at info@ncliving.com, fill out our online contact form or drop by our offices conveniently located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide, next to Wendy’s Restaurant.

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Plateau Pursuits – July 2010

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010

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One of the best things about life on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau – besides the warm and welcoming community and wealth of natural splendor as far as the eye can see – are our mild year-round temperatures. While tourists are breaking a sweat throughout most of the steamy South, visitors to Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire Valley, Lake Toxaway and Lake Glenville enjoy average temperatures of just 78 degrees in July – our hottest month of the year. Although temperatures don’t have far to climb in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, things are really heating up on our calendar of events! July brings three exciting festivals to the mountains – celebrating gardens, music and art respectively – and much, much more. Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites YOU to join us up on the mountain this July. For a list of great places to stay and fun things to do here, we welcome you to take a leisurely tour of our website at www.ncliving.com. In the event that you happen across a listing or two that catches your eye, we invite you to call us at 828-743-1999, e-mail us at info@ncliving.com or drop by our offices in the heart of Cashiers in the Shoppes at CreekSide and we’ll take you on a customized tour of this unique slice of Heaven! Mark your calendars for the following July events and happenings:

July 1-3: Smokey Joe’s Café @ the Highlands Playhouse. Musical theatrical revue celebrating the songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, two men who are credited in the invention of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Their timeless songs provide the basis for this electrifying show that had critics raving  and audiences stampeding the box office during its record-breaking Broadway run. Smokey Joe’s Café features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded including hits such as “On Broadway,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,”“Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Love Potion #9”and “I’m A Woman.” With each song becoming a trip down the corridors of American culture, Smokey Joe’s Café transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre. Smokey Joe’s Café was nominated for seven Tony Awards  and the Original Broadway cast soundtrack, Smokey Joe’s Café:  The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller won a Grammy award in 1995. For more information, call 828-526-2695 or visit www.highlandsplayhouse.org.
July 1-11: 2010 World Cup at The Rib Shack and Sports Center – Gather at highlands only sports bar for a front-row view on several wide-screen High-Definition TV’s. Wear a jersey representing one of the teams playing that day and enjoy six free wings with the purchase of a beverage. The most extreme fan, based on appearance and team spirit, will be chosen at the end of the World Cup for a fabulous prize. Throughout the World Cup enjoy themed cuisine, domestic or imported beers and the best cocktails in town! Enhance your World Cup experience by guessing the overall winner for a chance to win a free night stay at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. With six beers on tap and four flatscreen TV’s the Rib Shack and Sports Corner is the place to be to catch all the soccer action. For more information, visit www.oldedwardsinn.com.
July 1: The Blue Ridge Parkway – 75 Years Down the Road with Ted Coyle of Western Carolina University at The Highlands Nature Center at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, call 828-526-2623.
July 2-3: 2nd Annual Cashiers Mountain Music Festival – Hosted at the Village Green. Featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers, Lizzie Long & Little Roy Lewis and many, many more. Don’t miss a great day filled with some of the most talented bluegrass musicians out there! A fun filled day for the entire family with arts & crafts and a fun zone for the kids. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of event, with children 12 and under free. Call (828)743-5191 or visit the event website at www.cashiersnorthcarolina.com/cmmf/index.htm to find out more about this exciting once-a-year event or purchase advance tickets TODAY!
July 2: Highlands Nature Center – “Nature by Night” – families are encouraged to bring their flashlights and find out who is lurking in the woods at night from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Learn about the nocturnal world with fun games and activities for all ages.  For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm.
July 3: Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast – The Cashiers community will be staging its Fourth Annual Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cashiers Community Center on US 64 (the Highlands Road). Proceeds from the popular event will support efforts to feed needy neighbors throughout the year.
July 3:  Happy 4th of July FIREWORKS at the Highlands Civic Center & Recreation Park
July 3: Skyline Lodge Freedom Fun – 470 SKYLINE LODGE ROAD – just 5 minutes from Highlands – take 64 East towards Cashiers and turn left on Flat Mountain Road for 1.2 miles then left up the hill to Skyline. A day filled with laughter, good eats, swimming, Jacuzzi, bar, door prizes, dancing to the fabulous sound of Hurricane Creek – the best band in the mountains, and to end the evening with a bang – FIREWORKS!! Bar-b-q, swimming and hot tub from 3pm to 8pm. Dancing 9pm to 12am. Fireworks @ 12 am
Tickets $20.00 Children 6 and under: Free. Please reserve your tickets early – limited availability – tell your friends. For tickets call 828 526-2121 or 800 575-9546.
July 3: Birds of Prey at the Bird Barn in Highlands at The Shops on Main. Michael Skinner from the Balsam Mountain Trust will be with Spirit, an American Bald Eagle, and other birds of prey on Saturday, July 3 at 11:00 A.M.. Everyone is invited to stop by and meet these beautiful birds. Call 828 526-3910 for more information.
July 7: The Center for Life Enrichment hosts The Joy of Baking at Morningside Bed & Breakfast.  Do you envy the wonderful aroma of home-baked goods and wish that that marvelous aroma could come from your kitchen? Would you like to learn how to make some easy breads, cakes or cookies? Spend a few hours in the home of Martha Porter as she shares techniques to insure baking success for either a beginner or a pro. Come prepared to get your hands in the dough. Perhaps best of all is that after a delicious lunch prepared by Martha, you get to taste all the goodies you have prepared (maybe even take a little home to share). 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch included). Cost: $50 members, $60 non-members – only 10 slots remain. For more information, visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 8: Highlands Nature Center presents “Birmingham to Highlands – It’s a Natural Connection” with Roald Hazelhoff, Southern Environmental Center, Birmingham-Southern College Time: 7:00 p.m.  For more information, call 828-526-2623.
July 8-11: 14th Annual Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival – a multi-day garden festival (over 1,200 attendees expected) in the mountain resort community of Highlands, North Carolina. Mountains in Bloom features a magnificent tour of mountain gardens, a flower show and photography competition, a home and garden market, and a garden-themed lecture by a top speaker. Proceeds benefit The Bascom, a nonprofit visual arts center that recently completed a six-acre, $13 million campus. Tickets/info: www.mountainsinbloom.com or (828) 526-4949.
July 8-18: Sylvia at Highlands Playhouse – a funny, heartwarming tale of a couple whose life changes after adopting a dog. Sylvia was written by A.R. Gurney, author of many other works including Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and The Dining Room. Sylvia is cute, affectionate and irresistible. She is the life-changing dog who enters the life shared by Greg and Kate. To Greg, Sylvia is a distraction to the stresses of life. For Kate his wife, the canine is one more contender for Greg’s affection. As Sylvia takes her place as part of the family, the trio experiences both comic and heartwarming situations that enable them to accept each other and realize their importance in each other’s lives. This tale spins some funny doggy insights, especially for an audience that already knows what great companions dogs can be. For more information, call 828-526-2695 or visit www.highlandsplayhouse.org.
July 9: Groovin’ on The Green – Moonshine Babies performs at the Pavilion on The Village Green in Cashiers – Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the “Groovin’ on the Green” outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.
July 9: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival  Opening Weekend- The Attacca Quartet & William Ransom featuring Chopin: G Minor Ballade, B Minor Scherzo, Nocturne in B, Ab Polonaise; and Schumann Piano Quintet at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 10: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Great Romantics – A Center for Life Enrichment class celebrating the Frederic Chopin/Robert Schumann Bicentennial at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands from 10:00 AM-12 Noon.  For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org.
July 10: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Attacca Quartet & William Ransom featuring Chopin: G Minor Ballade, B Minor Scherzo, Nocturne in B, Ab Polonaise; and Schumann Piano Quintet at the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library in Cashiers at 5 p.m. General admission $28, students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 12-17: Arts on the Green – A Festival of Outdoor Arts & Sculpture at The Village Green in Cashiers. This week-long celebration of the arts will include lectures from artists, live art demonstrations, art competitions and all of the trappings you’d expect from an area that is well known for its festivals. Reminiscent of an old French village during the impressionist period, plein air artists can be found painting at easels all around town throughout the week. The festival culminates with a full day of live music, art demonstrations, competitions, children’s art activities, food, an unveiling of a new sculpture exhibition on the Green and a final awards ceremony with cocktails to celebrate all of the paintings of this beautiful area produced throughout the festival. A portion of the proceeds from “Arts on the Green” will benefit The Village Green – a conservancy project and community park that is supported solely through private donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorships. For more information, visit www.villagegreencashiersnc.com or call 828-743-3434.
July 11: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Attacca Quartet featuring Haydn, Barber, and Mendelssohn String Quartets at The Performing Arts Center in Highlands at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 12: The Black, Write, & Read Literacy Ball hosted at The Farm at Old Edwards to celebrate The Literacy Council of Highlands. Dinner, dancing and live auction – evening begins at 6:00 p.m. Cost: $125 per person. For more information, call 828-526-9938 ext. 240, email highlandsliteracy@live.com, or visit www.hcliteracy.org.
July 12: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Attacca Quartet featuring Haydn, Barber, and Mendelssohn String Quartets at The Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 13: Highlands Nature Center – Exploring Natural Dyes – 1 to 3 p.m. Family-friendly workshop – for more information visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm.
July 15: Rombauer Wine Dinner at The Old Edwards Farm – 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. Rombauer Vineyards was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer and sits on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley. The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside. The caves provide a constant temperature and humidity which result in optimum conditions for aging Rombauer wines. Rombauer wines are consistently ranked high in the wine trade journals. Don’t miss this beautiful evening of fine wines and perfectly paired courses—all the way through to dessert , accompanied by the appropriately named “Joy” Late Harvest Chardonnay, Carneros. Join the Jeffrey Pap from Rombauer for this memorable evening at The Farm. For more information, visit www.oldedwardsinn.com.
July 16: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Italian Connection featuring  Franco Mezzena on violin and Edoardo Catemario on guitar. Program consists of Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango; Solo guitar works;  and Neopolitan Songs at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands at 6:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 17: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Italian Connection featuring  Franco Mezzena on violin and Edoardo Catemario on guitar. Program consists of Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango; Solo guitar works;  and Neopolitan Songs at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 18: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Italian Connection featuring  Franco Mezzena on violin, William Ransom on piano and Edoardo Catemario on guitar. Program consists of Schumann Vln Sonata, Ravel Tzigane, Paganini Duo for guitar and violin at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 19: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – The Italian Connection featuring  Franco Mezzena on violin, William Ransom on piano and Edoardo Catemario on guitar. Program consists of Schumann Vln Sonata, Ravel Tzigane, Paganini Duo for guitar and violin at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5:00 PM. General admission $28, students $5. For more information call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 21: Do You Know Imported Wines? – a class presented by Center for Life Enrichment at the Highlands Wine and Cheese Shop. Travel the world through your taste buds as you experience wines from around the world. In this class you will taste and discuss distinctive wines from France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany, Chile and Argentina. You will learn about the varieties of grapes and the effect that soil and climate have on the end result. Scott Roddy will also demonstrate the
use of proper stemware and the wine aeration process. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Wine tasting included). Limit: 30 attendees. Cost: $35 members; $45 non-members.  For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org.
July 22-August 8: The Andrews Brothers at the Highlands Playhouse – Andrews Brothers opens at an afternoon rehearsal for a USO show in the South Pacific.  Max, Lawrence andPatrick Andrews are rehearsing with pin-up girl Peggy Jones for the big show that night. What Peggy doesn’t know is that the brothers are really just the stagehands for the show – her back-up singers didn’tarrive in time, and the  boys were recruited by the Major in charge to fill in where needed. Just as they assumeall will work out well, a radiogram arrives with the news that the headliners for tonight’s show, The Andrews Sisters, have been held in quarantine in Hawaii. The show must be cancelled. Unless, of course, there’s a way for the Andrews Sisters to appear…Mistaken identities and madcap adventures(imagine Bing Crosby & Bob Hope in a road movie of ‘Some Like It Hot’)along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II. For more information, call 828-526-2695 or visit www.highlandsplayhouse.org.
July 23: Center for Life Enrichment presents “Southern Style – Town & Country” – a lecture is based on two of Susan Sully’s most recent books, The Southern Cottage: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Florida Keys and The Southern Cosmopolitan: Sophisticated Southern Style. The talk compares and contrasts the globally-influenced, urbane architecture and interior design of the South’s historic centers of wealth and trade (Charleston, Savannah, Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans) with the vernacular-style retreats in the mountains and on the shore where Southerners go to relax. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands (downstairs). Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org.
July 23: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust Eco Tour – Geocaching in Panthertown – Guided Hike/Day Trip. Cost: $5 members, $35 new friends. Reservations Required, please call 828-526-1111.
July 23: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – All in the Family with Albers Trio & Ransom Duo featuring the music of Beethoven, Martinu, Dohnanyi, and Dvorak at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Ticket information available at 828-526-9060 or by visiting www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 23: Highlands Nature Center – 7 to 8:30pm – Come for an educational family-friendly program featuring live snakes! Herpetologist and Nature Center Director Patrick Brannon will present a talk on local snake species. Learn snake identification, natural histories, and common misconceptions about them. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm.
July 23: Groovin’ on The Green – Hurricane Creek performs at the Village Commons at The Village Green in Cashiers – Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the “Groovin’ on the Green” outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.
July 24: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – All in the Family with Albers Trio & Ransom Duo featuring the music of Beethoven, Martinu, Dohnanyi, and Dvorak at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. Ticket information available at 828-526-9060 or by visiting www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 25: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – All in the Family with Albers Trio & Ransom Duo featuring the music of Beethoven, Martinu, Dohnanyi, and Dvorak at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Ticket information available at 828-526-9060 or by visiting www.h-cmusicfestival.org
July 26: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – All in the Family with Albers Trio & Ransom Duo featuring the music of Beethoven, Martinu, Dohnanyi, and Dvorak at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. Ticket information available at 828-526-9060 or by visiting www.h-cmusicfestival.org
July 28: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents it Village Nature Series at the Village Green in Cashiers. “The Mystery of George Mas” will be hosted by Ran Shaffner at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come learn something new at these free and fun educational lectures. Call 828-526-1111 or visit www.hicashlt.org for details.
July 29: The Highlands Nature Center presents “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly -Mushrooms of the Southern Appalachians” hosted by Andrew Methven of Eastern Illinois University. Time: 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2623 or visit www.wcu.edu/hbs.
July 30: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival presents a concert featuring William Preucil on violin; Charae Krueger on cello; Victor Asuncion on piano; Lea Kibler on flute; Valerie von Pechy Whitcup on harp; and Yinzi Kong on viola. Program includes music by Chopin, Schumann, Dvorak, and Debussy at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.
July 30: Groovin’ on The Green – Nikki Talley performs at the Village Commons at The Village Green in Cashiers – Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the “Groovin’ on the Green” outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.
July 31: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival presents a concert featuring William Preucil on violin; Charae Krueger on cello; Victor Asuncion on piano; Lea Kibler on flute; Valerie von Pechy Whitcup on harp; and Yinzi Kong on viola. Program includes music by Chopin, Schumann, Dvorak, and Debussy at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

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Arts on the Green – A Festival of Outdoor Arts and Sculpture in Cashiers, North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Al Fresco Meets Art Deco in the Heart of This Popular Resort Mountain Village – July 12-17, 2010

The historic village of Cashiers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina is all abuzz as it prepares for its first ever “Arts on the Green Festival” in July. This week-long celebration of the arts takes place at the center of town on the Village Green from Sunday July 12 to Saturday July 17. Events will include lectures from artists, live art demonstrations, art competitions and all of the trappings you’d expect from an area that is well known for its festivals. Reminiscent of an old French village during the impressionist period, plein air artists can be found painting at easels all around town throughout the week. The festival culminates with a full day of live music, art demonstrations, competitions, children’s art activities, food, an unveiling of a new sculpture exhibition on the Green and a final awards ceremony with cocktails to celebrate all of the paintings of this beautiful area produced throughout the festival. A portion of the proceeds from “Arts on the Green” will benefit The Village Green – a conservancy project and community park that is supported solely through private donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorships. Our very own Jochen Lucke, owner of Silver Creek Real Estate Group proudly serves as President of the Village Green. He personally invites you and your family to join us on the mountain for this not-to-be-missed event.  If you are not an art lover when you arrive, you will be when you leave!

Schedule of Events

Sunday July 11:  Artists & Hosts Gathering at The Harmony Tower at The Village Green Commons from 4-6 pm – includes gift bags, drink and light food.
Monday July 12:  Artists Paint Plein Air Throughout Town – Talented plein air artists from all over the United States applied with images of their works in hopes of being chosen for this competition. Twenty-four artists were selected from forty-seven juried entries. Awards of $2000 to the Best in Show and $1000 for Artists Choice will be awarded on Friday July 16 before the Gala.
Tuesday July 13:  Robin R. Salmon’s Sculpture Lecture & Reception – includes wine, light food, and dedication of Harmony Tower at the Village Green Commons, 7-9 pm. Dedication to donors : Judy and George Dixon. SPONSOR EVENT. Robin Salmon, renowned sculpture author and curator of collections at Brookgreen Gardens, home of the largest collection of outdoor figurative sculpture in the world, explores the amazing life of sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington in her lecture “Anna Hyatt Huntington: American Animalier”. 
Wednesday July 14: Art Wet Room Public Opening at The Village Green Commons from 11-5pm – The “Wet Room” is where our talented plein air artists will be displaying their work. Plein air artists in competitions typically paint two works a day. Repeated daily visits by collectors are encouraged to the VG Commons Wet Room from Wednesday, July 14 until the show closes at 5pm Saturday, July 17. This ever-changing exhibit of pastels, oils and watercolor works, will feature original paintings of the majestic mountains and countryside of Cashiers, including historic structures, pastoral views, flowers and people enjoying the great outdoors. Works of art may be purchased out-right or bids entered on Wet Room sheets daily.
Wednesday July 14:  Karen Weihs “Colorist of the Carolinas” Workshop.  Join one of the Southeast’s most gifted artists for this FREE event from 11-1 pm in the Pavilion on the Village Green Commons. Coffee and light snacks provided by The Village Green.
Thursday July 15:  Art Wet Room Open to the Public on The Village Green Commons from 11 am-5pm.
Thursday July 15:  Andy Peters Lecture “Karl Bodmer’s Voyage and Legacy: How the greatest plein air journey of all time will change your life and art” at 7 pm at The Albert Carlton Community Library. Hosted by Friends of the Library. Reception to follow at Harmony Tower at the Village Green Commons. SPONSOR EVENT.
Friday July 16:  Art Wet Room Open to the Public on The Village Green Commons from 10 am-4pm. From 4-7pm, Wet Room closes for Plein Air judging.
Friday July 16:  Artist’s Awards Reception on The Village Green Commons at 6 pm. SPONSOR EVENT.
Friday July 16:  Sculpture Exhibit Ribbon Cutting and Opening on The Village Green Commons at 6:30 p.m. Tour of Sculpture Garden begins at 8 pm. The grand ribbon cutting announces the opening of the sculpture exhibit and trail through the 12.5 acres of The Village Green. The sculpture exhibit features exceptional works by ten contemporary American sculptors. This bi-annual event began in 2008 and is made possible by a grant from the Gralnick Foundation. The exhibit remains in place until winter 2010 and is curated and installed by Academy Award-winning sculptor, Wesley Wofford.
Friday July 16: Artists Palette Studio Opening Gala at 7 pm. Wet Room reopens with Awards from 7 to 9pm.
Friday July 16:  “Palette to Palate Affair” on The Village Green Commons from 7-10 pm – In addition to placing their daily works in the Wet Room, each artist is holding back one painting of his best work for first viewing at this celebration of fine art and fine dining.  Artistically splattered tablecloths, floral arrangements, and easels of plein air works are enlivened by the optional dress theme: Come as Your Favorite Artist! Art is available for purchase in the Wet Room. An evening tour of the sculptures is conducted at 8pm. For individual tickets, visit www.villagegreencashiersnc.com or call 828-743-3434.
Saturday July 17:  Quick-Draw Competition begins at The Village Green Commons at 10 am. This competition features another group of artists, who also submitted their works for consideration prior to their inclusion in this event. These juried artists paint one picture from 10am-1pm. Quick Draw art is especially challenging due to the narrow window of time to paint coupled with interested on lookers, encourages artist to produce their best under pressure. Several local artists are participating in Quick Draw in hopes of winning the $1000 prize for best Quick Draw.
Saturday July 17:  Art Wet Room is Open to the Public at The Village Green Commons from 10 am-5pm
Saturday July 17:  Sculpture Exhibit Opens to the Public at 10 am
Saturday July 17:  Children’s Art Table & Games on The Village Green Commons from Noon-3 pm
Saturday July 17:  Drumming on the Green on The Village Green Commons at Noon & 3pm
Saturday July 17:  Lunch on the Green at The Village Green Commons from Noon-3 pm
Saturday July 17:  Quick-Draw Competition ENDS at 1 pm
Saturday July 17:  Jazz/Blues Music on the Green at 2 pm
Saturday July 17:  Awards Presentation and Finale on The Village Green Commons from 4-5 pm – Featuring Complimentary Beer and Wine, as well as Live Jazz/Blues Performances. All art sold at must be retrieved by 5pm.

To find accommodations in the area and plan your trip for Arts on the Green in Cashiers this July, visit www.ncliving.com.

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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 Saturday, June 19, 2010

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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 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 June 14, 2010:

A 3 bedroom/3 bath/2 half-bath home in Spring Forest sold for $902,500
A 2 bedroom/2 bath home in Whiteside Forest sold for $448,000
A 4 bedroom/3 bath/1 half-bath home in Bear Lake Reserve sold for $231,000
A lot in Whiteside Forest sold for $80,000
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $50,000

** 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 us at info@ncliving.com We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!

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Local Real Estate Market Trends on the Cashiers/Highlands Plateau in North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Stay “In the Know” With Silver Creek Real Estate Group

Brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group in Cashiers feel that it’s not only important for us to stay on top of national housing trends and the local market, but to keep our clients (and potential clients) informed, as well. Each week, we post a “Weekly Real Estate Sales Update” on our blog in an effort to demonstrate and educate buyers and sellers alike that the real estate market is alive and well in Western North Carolina. These updates include quick and easy links to other available homes and properties in the subdivisions where these latest sales occur. Our updates are a terrific way for YOU to keep up-to-date with regard to real estate trends in the popular communities of Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville, Cullowhee, and Lake Toxaway.

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We also post regular blogs about special properties that have just come on the market, recent foreclosure properties, area news that might affect the housing market, spotlights on area businesses, communities and events, and a monthly calendar of events. Our brokers are easily accessible and welcome the opportunity to discuss the local market one-on-one with anyone considering moving to this little slice of Heaven high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains or those thinking about selling their mountain retreat and moving on in new directions. Silver Creek brokers can be easily reached by calling 828.743.1999, by e-mailing info@ncliving.com, by filling out our online contact form, or by dropping by our offices – conveniently located in the Shoppes at CreekSide near the Cashiers Crossroads of Highways 107 and 64.

When buying or selling a home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, don’t you want to work with someone who is knowledgeable and dedicated to being students of the local market and area sales trends? By keeping a close watch on the local market, Silver Creek brokers can help our clients get a jump on hidden treasures in recent foreclosures and distressed properties, and we can advise them regarding properties that represent a good value or investment opportunity. We even know the best places to grab a bite, where you can find distinctive treasures to fill your new home, where some of the best golf courses can be found and more. In addition to this commitment to keeping on top of the area, Silver Creek brokers also offer a supreme devotion to our clients, a results-driven desire for excellence, a wealth of industry experience and an innovative, comprehensive marketing package that is custom-tailored to fit each client’s individual needs. In short, we make it both our business and our passion to match buyers with sellers, and dreamers with dream homes. To learn more about Silver Creek Real Estate Group and our talented team of brokers, visit us online at www.ncliving.com. We look forward to meeting you and learning how best we can help you “stay in the know”!

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

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010

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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 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 June 7, 2010:

A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Satulah Village-South sold for $1,050,000
A 4 bedroom/3 bath home in Holly Forest VII sold for $347,000
A lot in Lonesome Valley sold for $265,000
An out parcel in Holly Forest sold for $70,000
A lot in Holly Forest XIV sold for $43,000
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $36,500
A commercial building in Wright Memorial Square sold for $570,000
A commercial building on Highway 107 South in Glenville sold for $304,000

** 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 us at info@ncliving.com We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!

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