Highlands Real Estate Spotlight: 378 Crescent Trail

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This week’s Highlands real estate spotlight is on 378 Crescent Trail, a wonderful mountain home with spectacular views.  Remodeled by its current owners this home is beautiful, with great attention to detail and nicely updated.  The home is being offered furnished, making it particularly appealing for the buyer looking for a turnkey home in Highlands NC.

Noticeable upon your entrance to this Highlands home is the light bright space inside.  The high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows in the living room bring natural light and the outdoors inside for all to enjoy.  In addition, the large covered deck is a perfect spot on which to socialize or simply soak in the mountain views.  The home boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main level and two more bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a family room and office on the lower level.  Other features include a breakfast bar, kitchen island, ceiling fans, jetted tub, window treatments, stone wood burning fireplace, and so much more.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to schedule your private showing of 378 Crescent Trail.  This wonderful home in Highlands NC is certain to provide a lifetime of memories for you and your family.  We look forward to serving as your guide to real estate in Highlands, helping you locate a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

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Highlands real estate | September 21st, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Renting Home Easier Than Ever

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When it comes to Highlands real estate renting out your home is easier than ever.  Internet sites like VRBO.com (vacation rental by owner), HomeAway.com and airbnb.com, allow homeowners the opportunity to manage short term rental of their home when not in use.  Short term rentals offer a great way for people to offset the expense of owning a Highlands vacation property.

While short term rentals have a positive side, the hassle should not be overlooked.  There will be a need to stay on top of the calendar, making sure not to overlap renters, as well as the oversight of cleaning between renters and staying on top of maintenance and repairs.  Often a property manager is helpful if an owner lives far away.  It is important to weigh the pros and cons of short term rentals prior to listing your Highlands home on a rental site.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about Highlands real estate.  We welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions while educating you on the rental market at the same time.  our knowledge and experience can work to your advantage for all of your Highlands real estate needs.

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Uncategorized | September 19th, 2014


Opera Tomorrow in Highlands NC

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Meadows Mountain Realty, your guide to Highlands north Carolina

Don’t miss opera tomorrow night in Highlands NC.  “The Enchanted Island” will be on the big screen at the Highlands Performing Arts Center tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 17th.  This fabulous performance by the Met Opera brings fantastic theater to our small mountain community.

“The Enchanted Island”  is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”  and showcases Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, among others.  There is an all star cast in this fantastic operatic production, one which includes Plácido Domingo. There will be a pre-opera discussion starting at 6:30 pm, followed by the performance at 7 pm.  This is a wonderful example of the variety of entertainment and future available to residents and visitors of the Highlands NC area.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about living and vacationing in Highlands.  We can help you with all of your Highlands real estate needs, whether you are looking to rent or buy.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

Click here to read “PAC Meets the Met and More” from the Laurel Magazine.

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Highlands Community Events | September 16th, 2014


Buying Highlands Real Estate, Survey Important

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A survey is an important part of buying Highlands real estate.  Other due diligence items like the appraisal and the inspection may be at the forefront of your mind when drafting a contract to purchase a home but the survey is one step that should not be overlooked. A survey can help determine that your property lines are exactly where you expect them to be, among other things.

When you buy a Highlands NC property you may think you know what you are getting but this is not always the case.  The survey will ensure that there are no encroachments a=on the property, or at least point out those that exist.  The survey will also determine that the home is appropriately situated on the property.  In general, the survey will allow you to determine any encumbrances attached to a property and exactly where they are located.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about buying homes in Highlands NC.  Our knowledge and experience can work to your advantage, from conducting a successful Highlands real estate search to arriving at the closing table.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

Click here to read “Always Obtain A Property Survey” from Realty Times.

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Highlands real estate | September 14th, 2014


Selling Highlands Homes, Specialty Rooms

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Selling Highlands homes often involves setting one property apart from the competition and specialty rooms can serve this purpose. A media room, library, study, gift wrapping room, or art studio are all types of specialty rooms that can be used in marketing materials to help make your Highlands home stand out. Marketing a home involves highlighting its best features.

Before listing your home walk through it with a Highlands REALTOR® to uncover what your home’s selling points are. Many homes in the area have a great location, but if yours has a private dock on a lake, an outdoor kitchen or perhaps a fireplace on a large screened porch, these attributes can help sell. If you have a room in your home that is not used much consider re-purposing it. Likewise if you have a wine cellar that doubles as a tasting room consider hosting a wine tasting as an open house.

Selling Highlands real estate often involves a little creativity. Make the most of what you have and see what kind of special appeal you can create. Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about selling real estate in Highlands NC. Our knowledge and experience can work to your advantage.

Click here to read “Highlight Specialty Rooms When Selling Home” from Realty Times.

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Highlands real estate | September 11th, 2014


Highlands Real Estate Spotlight: 1713 Upper Divide Road

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This week’s Highlands real estate spotlight is on 1713 Upper Divide Road, a stunning home in the Highlands Falls Country Club.  This spacious home offers elegant living, with four bedrooms, four and a half baths and 5,001 square feet of living space.  Situated on a double lot that is 2.35 acres in size, this home offers a natural setting that is unparalleled, with views of Shortoff Mountain, three water features, a natural stream, gardens, walking paths, and a fire pit.

Inside this Highlands home the great room features high wood ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling  stone fireplace and opens to a large covered deck which wraps around the dining room and master suite.  The master suite is special with its own fireplace, a luxurious bath and a private screened porch.  The lower level has bonus rooms which include a game room and a flower arranging room.  Above the garage there is a finished room which is perfect for an office, or exercise room.  This stunning luxury home has impeccable attention to detail visible at every turn and is available furnished.

Contact the Team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to schedule a private tour of 1713 Upper Divide Road.  The home is in an ideal location, with all of the amenities of the Highlands Falls Country Club available if you would like.  We welcome the opportunity to help you complete a successful Highlands real estate search and locate a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

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Highlands real estate | September 9th, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Appraisal

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Meadows Mountain Realty, selling homes in Highlands NC

Selling Highlands real estate typically involves and appraisal and understanding the appraised price can help.  It is important to understand that appraising a property is not an exact science and as such should be taken with a grain of salt.  If you have serious doubts about an appraisal sit down with your Highlands REALTOR® and discuss your options.

An appraisal of your Highlands property will be conducted based on market activity.  If there has not been a lot of activity in your area of late this can skew the findings a bit, especially if the last sales were heavily discounted due to foreclosure activity.  Changes in the market can swing results one way or another and an experienced Highlands REALTOR® on your side may have a better overall picture of your neighborhood.  

Utilizing an experienced local appraiser can make all of the difference.  Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on current market conditions.  Our experience and knowledge can work to your advantage for all of your Highlands real estate needs.


Click here to read “What is Appraised Value?” from REALTOR Magazine.

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Highlands real estate | September 7th, 2014


Highlands NC, Fabulous Bel canto Sunday

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Don’t miss the fabulous Bel canto performance this Sunday in Highlands NC.  Sunday, September 7th, will be the 22nd Annual Highlands Bel Canto Recital followed by a festive gala dinner at Highlands Country Club.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some world renowned opera singers as well as the company of friends and neighbors, a truly unparalleled experience in our small mountain community.

The opera singers performing this weekend in Highlands have sung around the world, including Europe and South America.  This unique experience will bring what is often thought of as a metropolitan event to the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, showcasing the kind of talent that we are lucky enough to enjoy right here in our own back yard.  Performances like this are what help keep Highlands North Carolina on the map for offering diverse entertainment options.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on living in our unique area.  Our knowledge and experience can help you get to know the greater Highlands community while getting you up to speed on current market conditions at the same time.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

Click here to read “High Notes for Highlands” from The Laurel Magazine.

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Highlands NC | September 5th, 2014


Highlands NC, Summer Not Over Yet

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Summer is not over yet in Highlands NC.  If you still like the idea of live music in the Town Square, fly fishing, golfing, and partaking in an art class or two then you should stick around a while.  The only thing different here now that it is after Labor Day is that there may be a few less people around town.  This is a fabulous time of year to enjoy the Highlands area, as we transition from summer to fall.

This week in Highlands NC you can enjoy partake in an organized tour of the Botanic Gardens, take a clay or watercolor class at The Bascom, or attend Friday Night Live for some local live music.  Of course you can also take a hike and enjoy a waterfall or two as well.  Regardless of your interests you won’t find any better place to be at this time of year.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about living and vacationing in Highlands North Carolina.  Our knowledge and experience can help you feel right at home.  We welcome the opportunity to help you get to know our unique community while serving as your guide to real estate in Highlands.

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Uncategorized | September 2nd, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Organization Helps

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When it comes to buying and selling Highlands real estate, organization helps.  Many homes in our area are second homes, which means that many sellers are not present when the home actually sells.  If you know exactly what you have, want you want to take with you and what you want to leave in a home it will make the transition run much more smoothly.

When you decide to sell your Highlands property look at preparing it for showings as part of the process.  Take the time to de-clutter, which will in turn help organize your belongings.  Itemize what is in your house and take note of anything you would like to sell with the home.  This can help greatly with preparing your list of inclusions at the same time.  Whether you realize it or not, organizing your home is a step in the staging process

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty to learn more about selling Highlands real estate.  Our knowledge and experience can help you with the entire process, from listing your home to negotiating a contract for its purchase.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.


Click here to read “Get Organized To Simplify Your Next Move” from Realty Times.

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Highlands real estate | August 31st, 2014




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