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

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

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

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

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Croquet Anyone? Come Visit Cashiers’ Chattooga Club

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

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

Chattooga Club's Crocket Field

Chattooga Club's Croquet Field

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

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

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

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

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The rock face at Lonesome Valley

The rock face at Lonesome Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

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

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

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Pinchot – A Western North Carolina “Natural” Treasure

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

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Created in the spirit of the life’s work of famed conservationist, Gifford Pinchot, this unique 350 acre community is a self-proclaimed “Mountain Meadowland.” Dedicated to preserving the timeless natural beauty that has become synonymous with Western North Carolina, Pinchot was master planned by renowned Carolina designers Seamon Whiteside + Associates – the same “green approach” developers responsible for such groundbreaking communities as the award-winning I’On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. At an elevation of 4,100 feet above sea level, nature lovers will revel in Pinchot’s peaceful surroundings and the magnificent vistas that abound throughout the community – blue skies, green trees and the graceful rolling hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains as far as the eye can see. 

Pinchot

Pinchot

Conveniently located just off Highway 107 north of the Cashiers Crossroads, Pinchot offers its residents striking multi-million dollar residences designed to complement the beautiful natural setting – as well as estate-sized home sites ranging in size from two to fourteen acres. This highly sought after gated development features several meadows, tennis facilities and a common outdoor fireplace with simply stunning views of the village of Cashiers and the surrounding mountains. Pinchot’s Whiteside Overlook serves as a popular community summerhouse overlooking beautiful Whiteside Mountain – the perfect spot for a summer barbeque or a marshmallow roast under a starry sky. The community provides easy access to boating and water sports at Lake Glenville, and many properties in Pinchot include membership at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club (upon applicant approval).

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce that we are now highlighting several incredible homes and amazing lots available for purchase in Pinchot on our website. We are currently showcasing a 6-acre homesite offering breathtaking views of not one, but two valleys, in addition to a meadow below the house site for $595,000. For photo tours and more information please use these Homes For Sale in Pinchot and Lots For Sale in Pinchot links. When you’re ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 743-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashier’s most unique communities.

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Luxury Lakeside Living on Lake Glenville

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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One need only stand on the banks of her peaceful tree-lined shores and admire the sunlight glimmering on her tranquil waters to appreciate the beauty of Lake Glenville. The view from the water is just as spectacular. Magnificent luxury lakefront and lake view homes peek out from between the tall pines and ancient hardwoods that line her banks. The owners of those homes hold front row tickets to what is arguably the best show in town – sunset over the lake with a backdrop of pastel skies and mountains in the distance. That could be you standing on the private deck of your new home, overlooking one of the most beautiful views in all of the Southeastern United States.

What are you waiting for? This may be the perfect time to purchase or build your dream home on Lake Glenville. There are many wonderful communities peppered along Lake Glenville such as Glenshore, Summer Cove, Summer Hill, Strawberry Hill, and Trillium – just to name just a few. To view a list of homes currently for sale on Lake Glenville, please visit this link on our Silver Creek website – Homes For Sale on Lake Glenville. Once you’re ready to find the home or homesite of your dreams, we invite you to contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group’s talented brokers to set up an appointment for a private tour of any these fine homes or lots. To get started, simply call Jochen Lucke or Elaine Zachary at 828-743-1999, or e-mail them at either jlucke@ncliving.com or elaine@ncliving.com. They look forward to meeting you and helping you find that perfect view.

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Fall in Love With Lake Glenville

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Real Estate News | Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Lake Glenville Home Sales 2008 to 2009

Do you believe in love at first sight? If you’ve ever seen the sun setting over beautiful Lake Glenville and the majestic mountains just beyond – we’re sure you do! However, we’re talking about a love that will last for future generations. In terms of investment property, Lake Glenville homes have a proven track record – making this area a popular spot for “legacy properties” – homes that are passed down, from generation to generation.

We invite you to view the sales list below for lakefront homes in Glenville sold throughout 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. Now may just be the perfect time to buy or build your dream home, and we think Lake Glenville may just be the perfect place. To begin the quest for your ideal mountain lake home, we invite you to call Silver Creek Real Estate Group’s brokers Jochen Lucke or Elaine Zachary at 828-743-1999, or e-mail them at either jlucke@ncliving.com or elaine@ncliving.com. They look forward to meeting you and helping you find a home you and your family will love for years to come.

2 bedroom/3 bath home in South Tater Knob sold for $729,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Tater Knob sold for $735,000.
3 bedroom/3 bath home in Tahala Shores sold for $850,000.
2 bedroom/3 bath home in Woudes Mountain Village sold for $1,050,000.
3 bedroom/2 bath home in Lakewood Shores sold for $975,000.
3 bedroom/4 bath home in Lakewood Shores sold for $1,150,000.
3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Buck Knob Landing sold for $1,200,000.
4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Summer Cove sold for $1,550,000.
4 bedroom/3.5 bath home on Buck Knob Island sold for $1,775,000.
4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Summer Cove sold for $1,600,000.

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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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Cashiers/Highlands/Sapphire real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of May 25, 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.

4 bedroom/4.5 bath bank owned home in the Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove sold for $635,000.
A 0.51 acre lot in Holly Forest IV sold for $30,000.
A 1.94 acre lot in Sheepcliff Crossing sold for $80,000.
A 2.16 acre lot in Sapphire High sold for $55,000.
A 4.43 acre lot in Chinquapin sold for $450,000.
Lots 45 & 46 totaling 0.83 acres sold for $25,000.
A 1.67 acre lot off Highway 107 North (Liles Road) sold for $26,500.

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Calculating revenue stamps on NC real estate transactions

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News | Posted on Monday, April 6, 2009

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Have you ever wondered how to calculate the revenue stamps (excise tax) on the sale of real estate in North Carolina? The tax rate is $2 per $1,000 of the sales price. So if you purchase a home or land for $900,000, the revenue tax would be $900,000 divided by 1,000 and multiplied by 2, which equals $1,800.

I hope this clarifies how to calculate the revenue stamps on the sale of property in North Carolina. Incidentally, this tax has not been raised since 1991.

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