Highlands NC, Enjoy Thanksgiving at Old Edwards

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If you will be in Highlands NC this week take the time to enjoy Thanksgiving at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Whether you are looking to enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch or a formal dinner the Old Edwards Inn has just what you want. Madison’s Restaurant will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am to 5 pm.There will also be live piano music in the Hummingbird Lounge from 11 am to 3 pm. There will also be many activities available for the kids.

If you own a home in Highlands NC you have the opportunity to enjoy the Od Edwards Inn and Spa on a regular basis. Whether you relish the idea of relaxing with spa treatments or enjoying an evening of fine dining, the Old Edwards Inn remains a much-loved cornerstone of the Highlands community.

Contact our team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about living in Highlands NC. We welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to the area. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage, updating you on current market conditions while getting you started on your Highlands real estate search.

Click here for more information on Thanksgiving at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa.

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Highlands NC | November 25th, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Retiring May Make Jumbo Loans Tougher

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

When it comes to Highlands real estate retiring may make jumbo loans tougher to acquire.  Luxury homes in Highlands are often dream retirement homes and many buyers prefer to finance a property rather than tying up their money.  The complication comes from retiring equaling a stoppage of income.

Low interest rates are extremely attractive to retirees who own or are buying homes in Highlands NC, enabling them to free up money to invest elsewhere.  While it is not impossible to secure a jumbo loan it is more difficult than in the past due to the debt to income ratio set at 43%.  What this translates to for a borrower is that a lot of paperwork and an impeccable credit score are required.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on retiring to Highlands NC.  Our fresh mountain air and plethora of outdoor activities lead to an active retirement.  Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage for all of your Highlands real estate needs.

Click here to read “Jumbo-Loan Challenges for Retirees” from the Wall Street Journal.

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Highlands real estate | November 23rd, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Stage the Kitchen

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

When it comes to selling Highlands real estate it is important to stage the kitchen.  A clean, well lit, cozy kitchen can help to sell a home by attracting the eye of a potential buyer. The kitchen is the busiest room in a home and often the spot to be in when company is over.  When a kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space, quality appliances, and room for people to hang out as well as cook then it appeals to nearly everyone.

Stage your kitchen prior to a showing of your Highlands home.

  • Have all counters clear of excess appliances and clutter in general.
  • Make sure all cabinet and drawer fronts are wiped clean.
  • Consider baking cookies prior to a showing to offer the scent of warmth.
  • A nice vase of flowers on an island or a simple bowl of fruit can add a touch of color.
  • Arrange stools or seating for a conversation.

Many homes in Highlands NC have simple yet elegant kitchens, ideal for cooking and entertaining.  If you have a wonderful kitchen highlight it in your marketing materials and have it sparkle and shoe for showings.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on selling Highlands real estate.  Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage.  Our goal is to sell your home in a timely manner while capturing as close to asking price as possible.

Click here to read “How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale” from Houzz.

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Highlands real estate | November 20th, 2014


Cashiers NC Community Spotlight: Peregrine

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This week’s Cashiers NC community spotlight is on Peregrine, a community offering a stunning setting in which to live.  Wonderful pathways wind their way through the trees, gardens and open meadows that make up the Peregrine area located in Whiteside Cove.  There are also play areas, a stone pavilion, and a large deck for residents to watch the sun set.  There are ample opportunities in this wonderful Cashiers community to take peaceful walks and soak in the views or mingle with friends and neighbors, old and new.

If you have been searching for real estate in Cashiers NC Peregrine might be the place.  The architecture fits in seamlessly with the environment here, where homes are constructed of natural materials such as stone, and wood.  The design guidelines in place ensure that the community will retain its integrity.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty for more information on Peregrine in Cashiers.  We welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to real estate in the area.  Let us help you complete a successful Cashiers real estate search and locate a home that suits your needs and your lifestyle.

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Cashiers NC real estate | November 18th, 2014


Highlands NC Homes, Outdoor Living Spaces Attract

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

When it comes to Highlands NC homes, outdoor living spaces attract.  Most people are drawn to the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains because of the fresh mountain air and the healthy lifestyle.  As a result, most of us like to spend as much time as possible outside.  Many homes in the Highlands area focus outside as well, with large windows framing spectacular views and decks that scream “sit here and enjoy the fresh air in comfort!”

If you are selling your home in Highlands NC market what outdoor living space it has to offer.  Whether you have a fire pit down by the water or a large covered deck complete with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen, make sure your photos and materials point it out.  People looking to buy Highlands real estate want comfort, views and easy access to the great outdoors.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about real estate in Highlands NC.  We welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions while helping you gain a clear understanding of what buyers are looking for at the moment.  We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

Click here to read “The 9 Elements of an Ideal House” from House Logic.

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Highlands real estate | November 15th, 2014


Buying Highlands Vacation Home, REALTOR Helpful

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

A REALTOR® is extremely helpful when it comes to buying a Highlands vacation home.  Having knowledge and experience on your side can help make your transaction run more smoothly from a successful search to the closing table.  If you are buying the home from a distance it can be  difficult to be available for items like the inspection and repairs that may need to be made, it helps to have someone you can trust following through on your behalf.

Buying a vacation home is slightly different than buying a primary residence, the biggest difference being that resort driven areas have different factors driving home values.  A Highlands REALTOR® knows the market inside and out, what homes are available for sale, what homes are selling, reputable builders, locations, amenities, and more.  In addition, if you are planning to rent your vacation home when not in use a REALTOR® can help you uncover areas where homes rent better than others.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on buying Highlands real estate.  We keep our fingers on the pulse of the market in an effort to keep our clients educated and informed. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage for all of your Highlands real estate needs.

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Highlands real estate | November 12th, 2014


Highlands Homes, Old Can Become Advanced

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When it comes to Highlands homes old doesn’t mean a home can’t become advanced.  There are relatively easy upgrades that do not break the bank that can add a modern feel to an old home.  In other words, you do not have to sell a home to buy a smart home, simply work with what you’ve got.

Easy upgrades to your Highlands home include the ability to add a video doorbell or wireless audio system to your home.  Of course there are many smart appliances as well that can be easily installed and operated from a touch screen.  From keyless door locks to remote controlled lights, you can instantly feel that you are living in the future.

Staying on top of home trends is an important part of being a Highlands REALTOR.  Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty to learn more about what is going on in our area.  We welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to Highlands real estate, updating you on current market conditions and helping you with all of your buying and selling needs.

Click here to read “New Tech for Old Homes: 5 Easy Upgrades” from Bob Vila.

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highlands nc real estate | November 10th, 2014


Highlands NC, Great Performances This Month

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

There are great performances available to everyone in Highlands NC this month. The Highlands Performing Arts Center is showcasing the Metropolitan opera, the Bolshoi Ballet and The National Theater of London this month on the big screen. The Live in HD Series brings some of the greatest performances in the world right here to the Highlands area.

The first performance shown at the Highlands Performing Arts Center was the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Carmen” on Saturday, November 1. You may have missed this performance but there are more to be seen this month. The National Theatre of London will present “Frankenstein” at 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, November 8. The next great performance will by “Skylight”, presented by the National Theatre of London, at 7 pm on Saturday, November 15. On Saturday, November 22, the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “The Barber of Seville” will be shown. Click here a full rundown of shows taking place at the Performing Arts Center this month.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about living in Highlands NC. Our wonderful mountain community has a number of cultural events that take place throughout the year. Let us help you get to know our unique area while updating you on current market conditions at the same time. We know Highlands NC and we know Highlands real estate.

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Highlands Community Events | November 7th, 2014


Highlands Real Estate, Wonderful Ravenel Lot

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate

If you are looking to buy Highlands real estate consider building a luxury home on this wonderful Ravenel lot.  Lot 14 on Fodderstack Road is an exceptional 1.8 acre lot in one of the area’s most sought after communities, Ravenel.  This gentle building site offers exceptional views that include both Shortside Mountain and Whiteside Mountain.  This is an ideal spot for your dream home in Highlands North Carolina.

Ravenel is a mountain community in an ideal location, within the town limits of Highlands.  The lots in Ravenel are large and the community has a great deal of land dedicated to has natural green space as well as common areas.  The homes here are beautifully crafted, adding to the aesthetic value of the community.  Lot 14 offers a great opportunity to build a custom residence, one that will suit your needs and your lifestyle.

Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about Ravenel as well as other communities in the Highlands area.  We welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to real estate in Highlands, getting you started on your property search and helping you locate the perfect spot for you and your family.

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Highlands real estate | November 5th, 2014


Highlands NC, Culinary Weekend

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Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands real estate and community information

The annual culinary weekend in Highlands is less than a week away. If you love food, wine and mingling with friends, old and new, you will love the Highlands Culinary Weekend. From formal events to casual events, there is something for everyone November 6 through 9. Whether you live in Highlands, are a frequent visitor, or have always wanted to visit, this is truly an event that is not to be missed.

One of the highlights of the Highlands Culinary Weekend is the Sip and Stroll. This wonderful event takes place on Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, from 11 am to 5 pm. This fun event allows ticket holders to enjoy the area’s finest shops while sipping on wine and eating delicious treats along the way. The event starts at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center where you will receive a detailed map and your own souvenir wine glass with a special carry bag. Tickets for the event are highly recommended and cost $35.

Of course if you prefer a more formal event many of the finest restaurants in Highlands will be offering multi-course meals paired with some of the finest wines. These are great opportunities to sample menus from our top chefs while learning a little more about wine and the wine making process at the same time. Click here for more information on the Highlands Culinary Weekend.


Contact the team at Meadows Mountain Realty today for more information on living and vacationing in Highlands NC. Our knowledge and experience can help you get to know our unique area while learning about current market conditions at the same time. Let us serve as your guide to Highlands real estate and help you make the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains a part of your future.

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Activities in Highlands | November 2nd, 2014




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