Silver Creek Real Estate Group

Local Expertise, Global Connections, Powerful Marketing.

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In todays competitive real estate market, the person who buys your home is likely to come from a different town, city or even country. More than ever, success in marketing your home results from casting the widest net. Marketing a property outside of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau takes more than local expertise; it requires global connections and, of course, powerful marketing. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Silver Creek Real Estate Group has the resources to market your home to the highest possible number of potential buyers.

Leading RE LogoBy tapping into the network of 140,000 talented sales associates around the world, we can expose the homes we represent to buyers on six continents, ensuring there are more eyes on every property.

In addition, Silver Creek Real Estate Group receives inbound clients from other affiliates around the globe who are interested in purchasing a home in this area.. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is a pedigree denoting the very best companies that represent qualified clientele and wish to do business with similar firms. Each year this network is collectively responsible for over 920,000 transactions globally.

When a home is listed with Silver Creek Real Estate Group it is posted on our website at ncliving.com locally and is immediately promoted on LeadingRE.com, which provides access to over 2 million listings. It also appears on the websites of over 500 affiliated real estate firms around the world.

The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World advantage ensures that when selling a home on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, Silver Creek Real Estate Group can deliver regional and global exposure in addition to the strong local marketing expertise for which youve come to know us. Visit us at ncliving.com for more information today.

Luxury Portfolio International Luxury Property Network

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Silver Creek Real Estate Group is a member of Luxury Portfolio International, the fastest growing luxury property network, with more than 200 affiliate companies around the world and more listings over $1 million than any other luxury real estate organization.

lpi_black_stacked_510Luxury Portfolio is delighted to have Silver Creek Real Estate Group as part of our distinguished Broker Collection. The company has an impeccable reputation for luxury marketing in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway, and we are committed to helping them achieve even greater success, said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio. Luxury Portfolio boasts the most comprehensive marketing program in the industry, encompassing print advertising in high net-worth publications, an award-winning website and premium marketing materials. The scope of the program benefits Silver Creek Real Estate Group and their agents, as well as the luxury clientele they serve. Silver Creek Real Estate Group has an extensive collection of properties over $1 million and is a leading real estate firm on Highlands-Cashiers Plateau."said Jochen Lucke.

Luxury Portfolio International markets over 25,000 properties of the worlds most remarkable properties annually on its award-winning website, www.LuxuryPortfolio.com. The site attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year and features a total inventory of available properties in excess of $41 billion. Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena, with members in 30 countries, site translation in nine languages and multiple currencies and visitors from 200 countries/territories visit the site every month.

Silver Creek hosts Humane Society PAWS-A-THON!!

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CHHS announces our first-ever PAWS-A-THON Pledge Drive for the Shelter Pets!This four-hour "telethon" takes place onSunday, December 29th from noon-4pm. We will be taking pledge donations over the phone by our volunteers and staff at the offices of our sponsor and host, Silver Creek Real Estate Group. Silver Creek is a great friend to the animals, and they have graciously donated their offices and phone lines for our inauguralPAWS-A-THON.

On Sunday, December 29th from noon-4pm please call (828) 743-1999and make a pledge to support the shelter pets! No donation is too big or too small, because every dollar counts and supports our no-kill shelter and our mission of rescue, spay/neuter and adoption for abandoned and neglected animals.
How yourPAWS-A-THON pledge helps the shelter pets:
  • $10 pays for a rabies vaccination
  • $20 provides a pet with a microchip
  • $30 feeds a shelter pet for a month
  • $50 will spay or neuter a dog or cat
  • $100provides a pet one year's worth of medications
  • $500 supports our "Laurel Fund" for special medical needs animals
  • $1,000 sponsors an entire day of spay/neuter with the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina for 27 animals

Mark your calendar for December 29th from noon-4pm to participate in our first-ever PAWS-A-THON! We look forward to taking your call, and we thank you for your support of the shelter pets at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society!

PAWS-A-THON HOTLINE DEC. 29th, NOON-4PM:

(828) 743-1999

Summer Temperatures in the Western North Carolina Mountains

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Many people buy a mountain home to escape the intense heat of the summer, assuming that just being in the mountains will ensure that the summer weather is cool. This is not always the case.

We often speak to disillusioned homeowners who now realize that they bought a home in the wrong location after enduring their first mountain summer with weather well into the mid to high 80s, or even 90s. Don't be one of them!

The chart below shows average high temperatures in July for a number of popular mountain towns, as well as some other vacation destinations in the Southeastern US for comparison purposes.

Keep in mind that on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the high temperatures listed below only last for a few hours in the height of the afternoon. For example, if the high in Cashiers for the day was 78 degrees, the morning and late afternoon would likely be in the low 70s, the evening would be in the high 60s, and overnight it would drop into the low 60s. Perfect!

Unfortunately for those in lower altitudes, the hottest part of the day can last much longer than it does here.

Average HIGH Temperatures in July (in Degrees Farenheit)


Cashiers, NC 78
Highlands, NC 78
Lake Glenville, NC 78
Lake Toxaway, NC 79
Sapphire, NC 79
Maggie Valley, NC 81
Waynesville, NC 83
Asheville, NC 84
Franklin, NC 85
Gatlinburg, TN 85
Murphy, NC 86
Virginia Beach, VA 87
Blue Ridge, GA 88
Knoxville, TN 88
Raleigh, NC 88
Atlanta, GA 89
Charleston, SC 89
Greenville, SC 89
Lake Lure, NC 89
Charlotte, NC 90
Lake Norman, NC 90
Palm Beach, FL 90
Naples, FL 91
Orlando, FL 92
Savannah, GA 92

Weather information provided by Weather.com.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group supports The 2012 Tour de Cashiers

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Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to continue its support of the Tour de Cashiers in 2012. This year's event will be held on May 5th.

The Tour de Cashiers was started as a community ride by Clark Moore in 1992. There was one 11-mile route, and folks met in front of the Chamber of Commerce. It stayed this way for a couple of years. Then over the years, with the help of several local cyclists, the Tour was expanded to include multiple and longer rides, and post-ride food and entertainment. In 2001, a 75-miler was added to bring new challenges and to appeal to riders looking for something more.

The full 100-mile Century was added in 2004, and in 2006 the 50 and 75-mile rides were combined into a new Metric Century. The two century rides provide challenge and inspiration for riders wanting to tour the mountains and test their conditioning on an all-day supported ride.

Tour de Cashiers events are now being presented by the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation. We put all net proceeds back into the community through donations to our local hospital and to such organizations as the Cashiers/Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, the Glenville/Cashiers Rescue Squad, The Village Green and other area fire and rescue departments and local schools.

The Jackson and Macon County Sheriff Departments help with leading or protecting the ride, and fire and EMS units from three counties are either on the course or on call. Many volunteers run the rest stops and keep riders stocked with fruit, bars, energy drinks and water.

Sagee Manor - Exquisite Highlands NC Estate Offered For Sale

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Sagee Manor in Highlands, North Carolina is truly a masterpiece of architectural, interior and landscape design. Created by renowned architect Keith Summerour, this magnificent seven bedroom estate sits on almost 22 acres, with additional acreage available. The levels of craftsmanship and artistry found in Sagee Manor are unsurpassed in the Highlands area.

Perched atop the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sagee Manor offers stunning long-range mountain views in every direction. The estate's elevation of 4,200 feet ensures that its owners, family and friends may enjoy the cooler summer temperatures afforded to residents of the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau.

The vibrant village of Highlands with its breathtaking mountain vistas, mesmerizing waterfalls and wooded forest draws second-home owners from across the country and visitors from around the world. Highlands is known for its quaint inns, upscale shops and renowned eateries, as well as its excellent private golf and country clubs.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is pleased to present such an exceptional property as Sagee Manor. For information and to schedule a private tour of this magnificent mountain estate in Highlands, please contact Jochen Lucke at (828) 226-1126 or via email at jlucke@ncliving.com. For additional information about the greater Highlands - Cashiers area, or other fine properties currently being offered for sale, please visit us at www.ncliving.com. Let our experience and knowledge guide you in the purchase of your mountain retreat.

Highlands North Carolina Visitor's Guide and Video Tour

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Highlands, North Carolina has served as a showcase for the change of seasons for many families in the Southeastern United States for well over a century. A caravan of cars drives through the historic Main Street district during the summer months to enjoy the mild temperatures of the high elevations, and during the fall months to gaze in awe at the show of colors as the leaves change on the hardwood trees that line the mountain range. Downtown Highlands is a collection of quaint inns, upscale shops and renowned eateries that serve as a draw for vacationers from nearby South Carolina and Georgia. For additional information about homes and land available for sale in Highlands, please contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group at info@ncliving.com or give us a call at 828.743.1999. We look forward to hearing from you. For a video tour, click on the following link: Highlands, NC Video Tour. Isn't it time for you discover Highlands, North Carolina and our cool summer temperatures? We think it is, so call or email us today!