Cashiers/Highlands/Toxaway real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of May 18, 2009 in the greater Cashiers and Highlands 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 159 acres in Caney Fork sold for $900,000.
3 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Sequoyah Point, Highlands sold for $650,000.
3 bedroom/3.5 bath home on 4.97 acres on Shortoff Road sold for $447,500.
2 bedroom/2 bath home on Shelton Road in Transylvania County sold for $215,000.
A .58 acre lot  on Edwards Creek Road (Horsecove area) sold for $78,000.
A 4.1 acre lot  on Nantahala Road in Indian Lake Estates sold for $96,500.
A lot at Bear Lake Reserve sold for $290,000.
A lot in Balsam Mountain Preserve phase IV sold for $521,500.

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Cashiers and Highlands real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of May 11, 2009 in the greater Cashiers and Highlands 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.

2 bedroom/2 bath condominium in Highlands Mountain Club sold for $185,000.
1 bedroom/1 bath townhouse in Chestnut Ridge sold for $65,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath villa in Cullasaja Club sold for $689,000.
4 bedroom/4.5 bath home at in Cullasaja Club sold for $905,000.
A 3.12 acre lot in Laurel Falls sold for $67,500.
A commericial property including a restaurant, gas station ,and convenience store located along Highway 64 in Sapphire Valley sold for $1,275,000.

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Gorges State Park Now Open

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Some things are well worth the wait! After more than a year and a half – and an estimated $6 million in renovation costs – Gorges State Park reopens its gates to the North Carolina public. Situated on 7,520 pristine acres in the Sapphire/Lake Toxaway region of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, Gorges is the only state park found west of Asheville. The newest additions to the park include 350 new parking spaces in four parking lots; four miles of paved roads; new trailheads and trails; and improvements to the park’s infrastructure including water, electricity and phone lines. And that’s just the beginning! Construction of the next phase in the transformation of Gorges State Park is slated for the winter of 2010. Plans include a visitor center and two sheltered picnic areas, as well as new restroom facilities and a maintenance area.

Gorges State Park now features six hiking trails – anywhere from one to over 14 miles in length – for a total trail system of 28 moderate to strenuous miles. Horses and mountain bikes are allowed on the 14 ½ mile Auger Hole trail, and campers are welcome to pitch their tents on one of six campsites along the nearly 7 mile Foothills trail. Nature lovers will appreciate the fact that close to 125 rare plant and animal species native to the Western North Carolina mountain region can be found within the park, 12 of which are either threatened or endangered.

The park is currently open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors should be mindful of the fact that the gates are secured at closing.  To access the park from Cashiers, travel east on Highway 64 to Highway 281. Travel approximately 7 miles south on 281 to the entrance of Gorges State Park. Upper Bearwallow Falls, the Bearwallow Falls Overlook and a new picnic area are scheduled to open on Monday, May 18. The Gorges Overlook is lined up to open on Monday, May 25.

Park Hours: 

March – May   8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
June – August   8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
September – October  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
November – February 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 Ranger Presentation/Education Series: 

“Talking Turkey”   May 16 at 2 p.m.
“Box Turtles and Timber Rattlers” May 17 at 2 p.m.
“Trailhead and Trailside Wildflowers” May 20 at 9 a.m.

For more information about these and future programs, call the Gorges office at (828) 966-9099.

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Plateau Pursuits – May Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Calendar of Events for the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

Ever since early settlers and developers first arrived on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau over a century ago – family and community have been at the heart of events and gatherings in the area. The same holds true today, and there’s always something happening in any one of our villages, townships and master-planned communities! Aside from the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests – below are a few additional reasons you should join us for a “Party on the Plateau” in May:

May 14-17 Highlands Cashiers Players present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.  Showtimes Thursday thru Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.  Tickets: Adults – $20; Students – $8 – may be purchased one hour before the performance on an “as available” basis. Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 828-526-8084.
May 15 Historic Zachary-Tolbert House tours resume in Cashiers on Fridays and Saturdays thru October 17, 2009 (click here for more information).
May 23 Summit Memorial Day 5K Race in Cashiers.  For more information, call 828-743-5755.
May 23-27Annual Plant Sale at Highlands Ball Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring hundreds of locally grown hostas and perennials.  Proceeds help local scholarship students and local projects. Come early for best selection! Rain date is Sunday, May 24.
May 23-24 The Village Square Art & Craft Show at Pine Street Park in Highlands. Featuring regional artisans showcasing fine art, pottery, baskets, folk art, jewelry, furniture and more. Face painting for the kids. For more information, call 828-787-2021.
May 27 “Snakes & Ice Cream” at the Village Green Pavillion in Cashiers at 6 p.m.  Children’s program that is presented by Patrick Brannon and is part of the Village Nature Series. Co-hosted by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and Village Green.  FREE admission! Call 828-526-1111 for more details.
May 29 Collective Spirits Wine Festival at The Bascom in Highlands.  Featuring wine tastings from premier North Carolina distributors, as well as silent auctions, artistic demonstrations, a symposium and gala seated dinner under a tent on The Bascom’s new terrace. For more information or to order event tickets, call 828-526-4949.
May 29-30 Cashiers Historical Society Hosts 2009 Appalachian Music Symposium at the Albert C. Carlton Library in Cashiers and Lombard’s Lodge in Whiteside Cove. Symposium features presentations by renowned historians and performances by David Holt, Sheila Kay Adams, Lee Knight, The Queen Family and Jacob Jones. Daily tickets are $80, and Two-Day tickets are $145. Seating is reserved and limited – so order your tickets today! For more information or to place your ticket order, call 828-743-7710 or send an e-mail to zacharytolbert@aol.com.
May 30 Blues, Brews & BBQ on the grounds of the Rib Shack Restaurant at The Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fun-filled, family-friendly outdoor bash featuring live music from Hurricane Creek, mouth-watering ribs and southern sides from the Rib Shack and ice-cold brews from Highland Brewing Company.  Tickets available for purchase at the Rib Shack Restaurant or by calling 828-526-8008

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Cashiers/Highlands real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, May 4, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of April 27, 2009 in the greater Cashiers and Highlands 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 home in Cedar Hill sold for $1,100,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Hickory Knoll sold for $235,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath townhome in River Run sold for $152,500.
3 bedroom/2 bath home at Bear Lake Reserve sold for $349,000.
3 bedroom/ 2 bath home in Highland Hills sold for $360,000.

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Cashiers real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of April 20, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, 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.

2 bedroom/2.5 bath condo in Hampton Glen sold for $375,000.
3 bedroom/2 bath home on Pickelsimer Road sold for $235,000.

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Cashiers, Lake Glenville, Highlands real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009

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Here are the  real estate sales in the greater Cashiers and Highlands, NC area for the week of April 13, 2009. 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.

4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Summer Cove at Lake Glenville sold for $1,600,000.
1.25 acre lot off Bee Tree Road sold for $80,000.
4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Wade Hampton Golf Club sold for $2,700,000.
3 bedroom/2 bath home in Broadview Acres sold for $169,000.

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Cashiers real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Friday, April 10, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales in the greater Cashiers, 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.

10.28 acre tract in the Caney Fork area sold for $110,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Holly Forest I sold for $505,000.

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Real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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We have received many inquiries about real estate sales in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway area over the past months. As both buyers and sellers find this information useful to gauge the market, we will provide an overview of the sales on a weekly basis. We try to include all of the sales that are processed in both of our local MLS systems, as well as county tax records. In the past, we have only emailed our clients this information on a regular basis, but going forward we will be sharing the information on our blog as well. Just another helpful service Silver Creek Real Estate Group provides to buyers and sellers. 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.

For the week of March 30, 2009:

3 bedrooms/3.5 baths condominium at The Views at Highlands Cove sold for $612,000.
3 bedrooms/2.5 baths home in Shoal Creek Crossing sold for $190,000.
3 bedroom home in Woudes Mountain Village sold for $431,000.
1.66 acre lot in Snowbird sold for $50,000.
862 acre tract of land (known as Mount Wilderness) sold for $4,959,000.
6.26 acre lot sold for near Yellow Mountain sold for $235,000.

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A little snow for Easter week

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC | Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Light snow in WNC

Light snow in WNC

This past weekend felt like spring was in the air with temperatures in the low 70’s. It was perfect weather to be out on the golf course, hiking or working in the yard. Then, a day later, we had some flurries. Just when it looks like spring has really arrived, one more quick snowfall always seems to sneak in and surprise us.

By mid week, we should be back in the 60’s during the day and it should be a great Easter weekend to spend in the greater Cashiers and Highlands area.

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