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A View Worth Waking For

I love to go on hikes in Cashiers, Highlands and surrounding areas.  One of my favorites is Chimney Top.  It’s exhilarating and beautiful, sometimes even hard but SO worth it once you get to the top.  Bald Rock is equally as self-satisfying a hike.  Whether you like to hike or just enjoy from a distance, wouldn’t it be nice to open your morning blinds on a bright, sunny day and take in both of these fantastic views?

You can with this condo!  This location could not be more perfect.  Besides the year round views of these mountains, there is also a view of Meadow Lake and you are within walking distance to private Fairfield Lake.  You can’t get more peaceful than this condo in Emerald Crest, Sapphire Valley.  You can also enjoy the amenities of both an outdoor and indoor pool, steam room, exercise gym, walking track and others.

This unit is very private at the end of a cul-de-sac with easy entry level access.  Tons of upkeep have recently been done on this condo including a total remodel of the kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances as well as a wine cooler and granite countertops.  This unit is priced right and a can’t miss.


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Mountain Happenings

Highlands Ice Skating

Thursdays thru Sundays – Enjoy this classic winter sport right in the heart of downtown

Come enjoy skating as a couple or bring your entire family – For more information call 828-526-3556

Chocolate Cook-Off

Start your Valentine’s Day celebration at the Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library with the Chocolate Cook-off on Saturday, February 13th.  Come taste and enjoy or enter as a contestant.  For more information contact the library at 828-743-0215

Enjoy weekly movies being played at both the Highlands Playhouse and the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library.  For movies and show times contact the Playhouse at 828-526-2695 and the library at 828-743-0215

Explore Spain at Old Edwards Inn

Sizzle with the sights, sounds, flavors, and romance of Spain in this fun and colorful annual celebration of the Spanish culture. Catch the vibes of Flamenco Guitarist Aris Quiroga Nieto. Sip Spanish Wines during a complementary Tasting, Enjoy Beautiful Spanish Foods and Beverages, and Get your Tango on with Complimentary Lessons.  Public Welcome!  February 26th and 27th.  For more information visit their website

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

The ski resort is open for skiing and/or tubing!  The weather has been perfect for blowing snow so come up and take advantage of our beautiful area in Sapphire Valley, 5 mins from the crossroads in Cashiers.

Cashiers – Highlands Area Statistics

Quarterly Residential Report

                 January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015                                                             January 1, 2016 – February 5, 2016

Price Range                # of Homes         Total Amount Sold                          # of Homes               Total Amount Sold
Up to $199,999                           19                       $2,463,900                                                                            8                                        $1,012,000
$200k – 500k                              35                       $ 11,382,000                                                                         12                                      $4,053,500
$500k -1M                                   25                       $ 17,196,1000                                                                       5                                      $3, 255,000
$1M – 3M                                     11                       $ 18,142,500 0                                                                       3                                     $3,694,241

Total                                            90                         $ 49,084,500                                                                        28                                       $12,014,741

We hope you enjoyed our blog.  Take the work out of your home buying or selling experience and let us do it for you.

Don Collins and Ginger Hicks

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