Highlands, North Carolina
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Updated On: May 22, 2015
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Highlands, NC Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Highlands, North Carolina, is the gem of Macon County. The town is situated in the stunning part of Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4,118 feet. Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses and undeveloped land lots. Surrounded by scenic forests, waterfalls and mountain peaks, Highlands invites residents to make use of the natural surroundings for many forms of recreation. Biking, hiking, camping, golfing, fishing and horseback riding are all part of the lifestyle. About half of the town's land area is part of the Nantahala National Public Forest, which acts as a huge backyard park for the community.
Highlands has about 2,000 year-round residents and 23,000 more summer dwellers. Mild winters and an average summer temperature of 75 degrees are what draw many to this area. The town is located in the western tip of the state, just north of the South Carolina border and about 60 miles southwest of Asheville. Because of the popularity of the town as a tourist destination, two of the primary employing economic sectors are retail trade and travel services. The latter includes entertainment, recreation and accommodation.
Highlands is known for being somewhat more sophisticated than most mountain towns; its restaurants, private country clubs, cultural organizations and quaint, downtown shopping district add more complexity to Highlands living. Public education is provided by Highlands School under the jurisdiction of Macon County Schools. Highlands School has about 400 enrolled students, spanning from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Highlands, NC Real Estate Market: Prices for Highlands, NC Houses for Sale
The Highlands, NC housing market has options for vacation homes or second homes, permanent residents, investors, retirees or resort-style living. The dense forest and elevated location provide scenic views and many secluded lots for homes, while the golf, tennis and gated communities provide more structure.
Prices for detached, single-family homes in Highlands range from $200,000 up to $2 million. Between $200,000 and $500,000, the home seeker can purchase anything from a real private, cozy cottage to a large, multi-story, family home. More expensive homes may have lakefront locations, access to a private golf course, acreage and expansive floor plans.
There are many neighborhoods and subdivisions with lovely homes in Highlands, North Carolina and each offers its own version of the mountain resort lifestyle. Condominiums and townhomes are available; these units offer the natural amenities of the community with a smaller price tag. Prices range from $260,000 to $700,000. Highlands can also be an ideal place to build a custom home. Undeveloped lots range in price from $50,000 to $1 million.
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Old Cashiers Realty, Inc.
16 Old Cashiers Square, PO Box 1582
Cashiers, North Carolina 28717
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Ken Fernandez, ABR: Working to serve your real estate needs in Macon and Jackson Counties is Kenneth Fernandez of Old Cashiers Realty, Inc. As an Accredited Buyer Representative and Buyers Agent, Kenneth has a reputation for being an excellent negotiator who has inside knowledge of both counties. He will represent you with honesty and act as your trusted advocate throughout the transaction. His tenacity and ambition makes him a REALTOR® of choice for buyers, sellers, and investors looking to expand their real estate portfolio.
Ken serves as a Buyers Agent for Old Cashier's Realty, and he notes that only a Buyers Agent will guarantee to negotiate on the client's behalf. "An EBA's job is to get the buyer the lowest price on the best terms," he explains. To stay on top of what buyers are looking for, Ken continuously searches on his MLS, internet sites such as Craigslist, and FSBO listings so he can offer them sound advice on when to buy and in what location.
Ken moved up to the beautiful mountains of Cashiers in 2003 along with his wife, Colleen, and three children, Stosh, Austin, and Erin. After working in the resort industry of South Florida for 25 years, the family decided it was time for a lifestyle change and relocated to what they now consider "home."
Ken initially worked for a small real estate company in Cashiers before starting Buyers' Only Real Estate in 2007 where he was an Accredited Buyers Broker (ABR) as well as Owner/Operator and Broker in Charge until 2013. Ken has enjoyed serving as President of the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce from 2011 until 2013 and now serves as an active past President. He also sits on the Board for the Jackson County Tourism and Development Authority.
Ken enjoys all the wonderful things the Highlands-Cashiers plateau has to offer such as hiking, boating, and trail running as well as the quaintness and strong sense of community. Ken is excited to be part of the team at Old Cashiers Realty and looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with potential buyers and sellers.
Contact Ken Fernandez today to learn more about how having a Buyers Agent on your side will help benefit you and your real estate goals.
Highlands Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 18th, 2015: homes priced around $611,990 compared to $610,186 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Friday, May 22nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.89%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.05%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.23%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.76%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Highlands NC. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Highlands to help you find the best home!