Buying Highlands NC Real Estate, Evaluate Options


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

When buying Highlands NC real estate it is a good idea to evaluate your options.  From price point to location and everything in between, looking at a wide spectrum of the market can help ensure that you end up with a home that absolutely suits your needs.  Regardless of how certain you are with what you want to buy examining a variety will behoove you in the long run.

If you have your heart set on a condo in Highlands you may be surprised to find yourself falling in love with a single family home on your search.  Likewise, you may have your sights on a golf course home but find one with lake views that you like better.  Until you see a wide variety you may not really know what you want from a home.

Sit down with your Highlands REALTOR® prior to starting your home search to evaluate the criteria for your home search.  From this point it is a great idea to look at exactly what you think you want and throw some other properties into the mix as well.  Buying a home is a big investment and making sure you are buying what you want is essential.

Contact us today to learn more about buying Highlands real estate.  Our goal is to help you find a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.  Our knowledge and experience can help you navigate the Highlands real estate market with confidence.

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highlands nc real estate, Highlands real estate | April 16th, 2014


Highlands NC Homes, Spring On It’s Way


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

Owners of Highlands NC homes, spring is on its way and now is a great time to freshen up your place.  From adding a new doormat to opening up the windows, if you are selling your home now is a great time to capitalize on the change of seasons.  All you need is a little time, or a fabulous Highlands REALTOR®, to get the job done.  

Ideas for freshening up your Highlands home this spring:

  • Add flowers.  Nothing says spring like fresh cut flowers.  Place them in your entry, on your dining room table, in the kitchen and in a powder room.
  • Add a new doormat.  Add a new doormat outside your front door.  You may not realize how dingy your doormat was until your replace it.  They certainly take a beating over the winter.
  • Clean your windows.  Clean your windows to let more light in and accentuate your views.  While you are at it open the windows and let in some fresh mountain air.

These are but a few ideas to freshen your home and bring it into spring.  Taking the time to embrace the new season will set your home off on the right foot with springtime buyers.

If you are selling your Highlands home the chances are pretty good that you are not in town.  The team at Meadows Mountain Realty makes sure that your home puts its best foot forward for every showing.  If there are extra steps you would like us to take, however, we are always willing to listen and meet your needs.  Contact us today and let us offer our complimentary listing presentation and learn what we will do to get your home sold.

Click here to read “5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home For Spring” from Realty Times.

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highlands nc real estate, Highlands real estate | April 13th, 2014


Buying Vacation Home in Highlands NC, Lot to Think About


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Meadows Mountain Realty, answering all of your Highlands real estate questions

When buying a vacation home in Highlands NC there is a lot to think about.  From location to size and everything in between knowing what you want, what you need, and how you will use your new home will make your search easier and more successful in the long run.  Knowing what questions to ask yourself is an important part of the equation, as is tapping into the knowledge and experience of your Highlands REALTOR®.

Determining your priorities in a vacation home may include answering the following questions:

  • How big a home do you need?  Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, layout.
  • Location, where do you want your home to be located?
  • Condo or single family?  A single family will involve more maintenance than a condo.
  • Do you intend to rent when not in use?
  • Will you need a caretaker or property manager?

These are but a few questions that can help your Highlands REALTOR® create a list of suitable properties for your preview.  Investing in a vacation home is a big deal and making sure you are getting what you want is essential.

Contact us today to learn more about buying vacation homes in Highlands NC.  There are some fabulous properties currently listed for sale, whether you are looking for a two bedroom condo or a large home on a golf course.  Our goal is to help you accomplish the dream of owning a property in Highlands NC.

Click here to read “Vacation Home Tip Sheet” from Realtor Magazine.

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Highlands real estate | April 10th, 2014


Highlands NC Real Estate Spotlight, Downtown Gem in Ravenel


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

This week’s Highlands NC real estate spotlight is on a downtown gem in Ravenel.  This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is a custom estate home on a large 2.5 acre lot in one of the most prestigious gated communities in the Highlands area.  The Ravenel community is comprised of multimillion dollar homes and perched on a ridge with views in every direction.  Here you can enjoy  tennis courts, walking trails, courtyards, gardens, and the community pavilion.

The great room in this incredible Highlands home has vaulted ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.  The outdoor living space is equally stunning, also equipped with a fireplace, in addition to dining and living areas on the screened porch. The kitchen is everything you expect from a luxury home in Highlands NC, boasting a butler’s pantry, an open dining area, a kitchen island, and Viking appliances. The exquisite main level master suite is adorned with high vaulted and beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, a luxurious master bath, featuring dual vanities, a soaking tub and a separate walk-in glass shower.  No detail in this home has been overlooked.

Contact us today to schedule a private showing of 161 Little Creek Road.  This Highlands estate home is a true gem and a must-see!  We welcome the opportunity to serve as your Highlands real estate guide to ensure that you find a property that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

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Highlands luxury real estate, Highlands real estate | April 7th, 2014


Highlands NC Real Estate, Vacation Home Market Picking Up


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

Highlands NC real estate will undoubtedly benefit from the fact that the vacation home market is picking up. Data has been released recently showing that the vacation home market made considerable gains in 2013. In addition, Fannie Mae has recently noted a rebound in second home sales. The vacation home market represents a large portion of the Highlands real estate market and the positive news has us preparing for a busy summer season.

Summer is a busy time of year in Highlands NC, a popular destination for vacationers who enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Summer is a busy time of year for real estate in the Highlands area as well. Golf, fly fishing, hiking, shopping, dining, and pampering are what keep people coming back to enjoy Highlands North Carolina repeatedly.

Contact us today to start planning your summer vacation in the Highlands area. We welcome the opportunity to help you locate the perfect home for you and your family, whether you are looking to rent or buy. We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

Click here to read “Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013; Investment Property Declines” from Realtor Magazine.

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Highlands real estate | April 5th, 2014


Selling Highlands Real Estate, General Rules of Thumb


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Meadows Mountain Realty, selling homes in Highlands NC

There are some general rules of thumb to follow when selling Highlands real estate. As with anything, selling a home comes with a general list of dos and don’ts. Overall, the general idea is to have your home in show-ready condition and priced at fair market value. Examine your home as objectively as possible and do not fall privy to the pitfalls.

What are the biggest pitfalls associated with selling Highlands homes? According to a recent article from Realty Times, “The Five Biggest Turn-offs For Homebuyers”, overpricing a home is number one. Your Highlands REALTOR® can be invaluable in helping your arrive at a reasonable asking price for your home. This price is arrived at from careful research, examining comparable recently sold homes as well as homes currently listed for sale, and should be weighed carefully.

Contact us today for more information on selling Highlands homes. Our goal is to keep our clients abreast of current market conditions while educating them on the selling process. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage to get your home sold.

Click here to read “The Five Biggest Turn-offs For Homebuyers” from Realty Times.

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Highlands real estate | April 3rd, 2014


Highlands Homes, The Backsplash


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

When it comes to Highlands homes the backsplash in your kitchen can make quite an impression.  The choice you make, whether tile or marble can add a whole new dimension to the design of your kitchen and update it beyond measure.  If you are planning a remodel consider your options and the statement you want your new kitchen to make.

The backsplash may be the last thing on your home but start taking notice of kitchens in homes you admire.  Some choose solid granite, making a seamless transition from counter to the wall behind your stovetop, others opt for glass tiles to make an artistic statement, and others still may opt for a treated copper or something more unique.  There are so many options and your choice can certainly help your Highlands home make a statement.

Contact us today to learn more about current trends in Highlands NC homes.  We keep our fingers on the pulse of the market in an effort to keep our clients educated and informed.  Let our knowledge guide your through your Highlands real estate experience.

Click here to read “Backsplashes Can Make a Kitchen” from Realty Times.

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Highlands real estate | March 31st, 2014


Home in Highlands Falls Country Club For Sale


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

We have a fabulous home in Highlands Falls Country Club listed for sale.  98 Salt Rock Court is the ideal home for someone looking for country club living in Highlands NC on a large lot that offers the privacy and seclusion a luxury vacation home should have.  This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is situated on 3.6 acres, a pristine setting with a stream and waterfall that add to the ambiance and serenity.

The entrance to this Highlands home is even unique, with a winding driveway and private bridge leading the way.  Walls of glass invite the natural surrounding inside, offering a tranquility that is hard to match. The upscale kitchen opens to the family room and adjoining sunroom that is complete with a double sided fireplace. The large covered deck will be a great spot to unwind or entertain.  

There is attention to detail at every turn in this stunning Highlands home.  The master suite features a luxury bath with heated tile floors, jetted tub framed by walls of glass and an open shower. The lower level is home to three guest suites, each with private bath with heated tile floor.  This home is a must -see for the buyer looking for privacy and a large lot in the Highlands Falls Country Club.

Contact us today to schedule a private showing of this home or any other Highlands real estate currently listed for sale. Let us help you find your dream home and look forward to a lifetime of memories in the Highlands area.

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Highlands luxury real estate, Highlands real estate | March 28th, 2014


Highlands NC, Great Country Music This Weekend


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Meadows Mountain Realty, your guides to Highlands NC

Highlands NC will be home to some great country music this weekend.  The Malpass Brothers will hit the stage this Saturday, March 29th, promising some great tunes from one of our area’s favorite performing families.  If you will be in town this weekend this promises to be a show you and and the entire Highlands community will enjoy.

What: The Malpass Brothers
When: Saturday March 29th, 7:30pm
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
Cost: $20 per ticket

The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center is a great asset of the Highlands NC area and this performance is indicative of the talent the community is exposed to.  Christopher Malpass has written much of the music he will perform with his brother and father.  This talented young musician has a true flare for country music and his roots are right there with him on stage.

Contact us today to learn more about living in Highlands NC and the variety of activities and events that take place here throughout the year.  Our goal is to help our clients get to know our unique area while guiding them through their Highlands real estate search.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

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Highlands NC | March 26th, 2014


Highlands NC Real Estate, Vacation Homes


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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

Highlands NC real estate is largely made up of vacation homes and buying and selling vacation homes can be a different experience than buying a primary residence.  The more aware of the differences and the more prepared you are for the process the easier your vacation home transaction can be.  Your Highlands REALTOR® can help you understand the obstacles that can arise and, more importantly, how to avoid them.

Just like buying a primary residence, buying a vacation home involves attention to your finances and getting pre-qualified for a loan prior to its purchase.  If you are buying Highlands real estate with cash the loan won’t be required but knowing what the costs associated with the home’s upkeep and maintenance should be examined.  There could be additional fees with owning a vacation home that you could overlook, like HOA dues.

It is extremely important to get to know the Highlands NC area prior to purchasing your vacation home.  Contact us today to learn more about the area, current market conditions and more.  Our goal is to help you find a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.  Put our knowledge and experience to work for you to purchase your Highlands dream home.

Click here to read “Vacation Home Tip Sheet” from Realtor Magazine.

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Highlands real estate | March 23rd, 2014




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