Monthly Archives: July 2012

It’s Summer Time, Summer Time, Sum-Sum-Summer Time in the Mountains!!

It’s one of my favorite times of the year in the mountains of western North Carolina!  I love the warm (not hot) temperatures, the sunny days, the evening showers (this is an alpine rain forest, you know), the gorgeous rhododendrons, the happy people running from place to place and the holiday feeling that all this activity promotes.  There are more people in town than I can remember in the past year or two, and it seems that real estate is on the up-swing in terms of sales and activity all around!


River Front

Cullasaja River Frontage in Highlands, NC

There are so many wonderful activities to participate in during the summer months.  The outdoor enthusiast has hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, golf and tennis and so much more!  If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy an evening of sunset watching with your favorite beverage and loved ones!  There are arts and crafts fairs, concerts in the park, restaurants galore and all kinds of other diversions.  The views are stunning, the temperatures are mild, the air is good!



Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Cashiers, NC is my all-time favorite place to live year round.  In spite of being in the mountains, the winter temperatures are also quite mild.  Last winter, we didn’t really even have a winter at all.  Under normal circumstances, we’d have several snows of 2 or 3 inches, but they’re gone the next day.  The snow plows also take really good care of us, so you never feel trapped. Winter is a wonderful, slower time here.  You can rest up, relax and enjoy the slower pace as you’re preparing for the busier spring and summer months.


Winter can be breath-takingly beautiful!

Winter can be breath-takingly beautiful!

If you have an interest in Cashiers Homes, be sure to contact me.  I really love this business and work hard at it.  My contact information is on each page of my website, but if you’re reading this from a google page, I’m Merry Soellner, Broker and Realtor at McKee Properties in the Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville, and Lake Toxaway area of North Carolina.  Call me!  828 399 1580


So, it’s happy Independence Day to everyone! There’s excitement in the air, and it’s summer in the mountains! What’s not to love? There’s an abundance of blooming rhododendrons this year, way more than I can remember in a long time. There’s an abundance of visitors, too! This is the time we make hay while the sun shines in Cashiers real estate. The past few years have been a little slower in terms of buyers, but this year they’re coming on fast and furious!  Our neighborhood gauge for numbers of people in town is the local Ingles grocery store.  My husband swears by this gauge, and he comes pretty close!


Vacant Mountain Land

One of Many Visitors to our Cashiers area!

There are a major bunch of pending sales being reported by our MLS system daily now…If you’ve been waiting to see what the election is going to bring or if there are other things that you worry about, but are interested in considering purchasing real estate, all I can say is you better act now.  I seriously have people who have been watching particular homes for a year or two, waiting to see how low they’ll go in terms of price.  All it takes is one person that feels like that home is a great deal, and then it’s gone.  We seem to have a new breed of buyer.  This buyer is tired of waiting to see how low prices will go.  They’re tired of hearing about elections.  They just want to live their life and enjoy their new real estate purchase in the mountains of western North Carolina!  This buyer is a year or two away from retirement and they don’t want to miss the low interest rate boat.  They don’t want to take a chance on not being able to purchase the home of their dreams, because somebody else got there first and thought the home was a great deal already.  It’s time to stop waiting…seriously!  Recognize the great deals on homes for sale in Cashiers, Sapphire, Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Highlands!   Tune in to your feelings.  If there’s a home you love, make an offer on it.  Sellers are taking offers these days they never would have considered before.  Real Estate is still one of the safest investments in the long term there could possibly be.


Wonderfully Level Building site in Lake Toxaway Estates

Wonderfully Level Building site in Lake Toxaway Estates








Don’t wait until the house of your dreams becomes the house of someone else’s dreams.  It could happen.  Call me today at McKee Properties!  828 399 1580