Number of Home Sales In Highlands-Cashiers
Looking for homes in Highlands, NC? I’m often asked “How is the market in Highlands?” My answer: The market here in Highlands has rebounded nicely. In 2013, the numbers of residential home sales were up 6% and in 2014 up 7%. Residential sales in 2015 were up 23% compared to the same period in 2014. Sales in 2016 were up 10%, 2017 ended with sales up 10% again.
Sales Price Increases for Highlands-Cashier Homes
The average sales price in the Highlands – Cashiers area in 2016 was $598,284.00, an increase of 13.4%. However, we do have homes for sale in a wide variety of prices. We had 24 homes sell for under $100,000 and 87 sales over $1,000,000.
Style of Homes For Sale in Highlands-Cashiers
The styles of homes in the market vary from rustic Joe Webb log homes to architect Jim Fox designed contemporary homes.
The Weather in Highlands-Cashiers
The weather in Highlands is one of the main reasons to buy a home here. In the summer the high temperature rarely exceeds 75 degrees. From early May through November it is the perfect place to be. Early spring through the summer, the wildflowers are spectacular.
Fun In Highlands-Cashiers
When my wife and I first bought our second home here and were coming up from Atlanta on weekends, we could hardly wait to take our hikes and see what was blooming. The opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking and just star gazing at night are among the resources available. With no ambient light to interfere with seeing all the stars at night we often see satellites go by. When the moon is full one of our favorite things to do is walk the trails using no flashlight. In June, the lightning bugs put on a spectacular display, the meadows and woods light up with thousands.
Considering how much there is to do and how pleasant life is here, a large majority of homes sales in the area start out to be second homes and many end up being retirement homes.