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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of June 1, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Sheepcliff Crossing sold for $1,029,000 by Elaine Zachary of Silver Creek Real Estate Group.
3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Mirror Lake sold for $655,000.
3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove sold for $891,500.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Timber Ridge sold for $355,000.
A 5.0 acre lot in Caney Fork Road sold for $30,000.
A 7.72 acre lot in Lake Toxaway sold for $$126,000.
A 0.65 acre lot in Sapphire High sold for $14,000.
A 0.82 acre lot in Sapphire High sold for $14,000.
A 0.65 acre lot in Sapphire High sold for $14,000.

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Foreclosed Homes and Properties in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire and Lake Glenville, North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Silver Creek Can Help You Find the Silver Lining in Today’s Economic Cloud

From our mild climates, to our signature brand of Southern Hospitality – they say nothing much changes in Cashiers! For well over a century, families have been flocking to our mountaintop resort village and surrounding area to escape the day-to-day worries of life “off the mountain.” Year-round residents have lived in a virtual bubble from the tumultuous state of today’s national economy. It wasn’t until recently that we started to witness an occasional foreclosure hit the local market. Whatever the reason – from a summertime resident having to tighten their belt, to a builder or developer getting in over their head – the dedicated team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group can help you find the silver lining in what may have become someone else’s unexpected cloud.

The talented brokers at Silver Creek take great pride in staying on top of the local market, while always keeping an eye on national trends. All across the United States, wise investors have been able to take advantage of foreclosures and a beleaguered housing market – allowing them to purchase far more property than they may have been able to just a year or two before. Many pundits would argue that the downward trend in the housing market will soon come to an end, and it won’t be long before we hit the ground and prices bounce back to where they should be. Don’t wait until it’s too late! If you have the investment dollars to spend, this is an amazing time to purchase a foreclosed property along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Currently, we have foreclosed homes and lots available for purchase in such sought-after communities as Cullasaja Cove, Highlands Club, Mountaintop Golf Club, Big Sheepcliff and Trillium – many homes starting as low as $500,000. Our team is also tracking pending foreclosures and homes scheduled for auction to help our clients get a jump on some of the very best investments. For larger investors and developers, we have bulk lots and existing subdivisions for sale.

If you are seeking real estate in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire or the Glenville area of Western North Carolina – you may want to seriously consider a foreclosure property. For those interested in compiling more information or scheduling a tour of foreclosure properties in the area, I invite you to call the Silver Creek offices at 828.743.1999 or e-mail me, Jochen Lucke – Silver Creek owner and broker – at jlucke@ncliving.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Celebrates 100 Years of “Saving Special Places”

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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An exciting series of centennial events will take place in 2009 to pay homage to Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust’s (HCLT) rich history and illuminate the community to its very bright future. HCLT is the oldest land trust in all of North Carolina and among the first 20 in the United States. Like most things, HCLT began very simply – the concept of a handful of concerned citizens who didn’t wish to see the face of a mountain transformed by another hilltop hotel. The group, created in 1883 under the name of The Highlands Improvement Society, set out to “protect, preserve and promote the natural beauty of Highlands.” They slowly realized their vision by building trails and planting trees, and in 1909 had raised $500 to purchase 56 acres at the summit of Satulah Mountain. From these humble beginnings, Highlands Improvement Society has grown into the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, a 501(c)3 organization that currently protects 1,160 acres along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

The June schedule of events includes a presentation from the 2009 Village Series titled “100 Years of Conservation” at Jennings Barn at Lonesome Valley on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Ran Shaffner, Dr. Gary Wein and Rosemary Stiefel will be on hand to discuss the past and the future of HCLT, and the new logo for the organization will be unveiled. Other centennial events in June include:

June 6 “Celebrate Land Trust Day!” – Show your support for the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust by shopping and dining at some of your favorite local merchants. A portion of the proceeds benefits HCLT.

June 6 Highlands Improvement Society Social hosted by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – Take a step back in time to learn what life was like on the Plateau in 1909 during this very special Centennial Event. Enjoy a picnic dinner, take part in a cakewalk, toss some horseshoes and dance to live music set against the backdrop of scenic Whiteside Cove Road. Terrific opportunity to learn more about the history of the land trust, its founding members and its first purchase of land – the summit of Satulah Mountain. Period costumes are optional, but encouraged. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

June 7 “Where It All Began” hosted by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – Enjoy high tea on the summit of Satulah Mountain – the site of the Highlands Improvement Society’s first land purchase one hundred years ago. Afternoon includes a skit by Highlands Historical Society president, Elaine Whitehurst and the music of bag piper, David Landis. Period costumes and kilts are optional, but encouraged. Event begins at 4:00 p.m.

June 26-28 “Walk in the Park” with the Highlands Historical Society – Features portrayals of past Highlands leaders, the formation of the Highlands Improvement Society and the founding of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. Tickets are $15 – students admitted free. June 26 and 27 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Highlands Memorial Cemetery (shuttle from Recreation Park); June 28 – 4 p.m. – Performing Arts Center on Chestnut Street.

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust has always relied upon the generosity of its community to thrive. We hope you will consider showing your support by attending these events with your friends and family, or by donating your time, land or monetary gifts to this wonderful cause. Together, we can help preserve the natural beauty of our home on the Plateau!

For more information about HCLT and ways you can help, visit www.hicashlt.org or call 828.526.1111.

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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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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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