There has never been a better time to purchase a wonderful mountain home in Cashiers, Highlands, Glenville, Sapphire or Lake Toxaway, NC. Why? The stability of homeowners in this area has historically been rock solid. There is now evidence of INstability in some areas, of financial deterioration. The evidence is shown in the upward spiral of properties that are foreclosures or short sales. As a side effect, the foreclosures have forced sales prices down somewhat to a very affordable level for most folks. Although these distressed sale properties are bad news for the people who are the former owners, they really represent opportunity for those who have money to invest. The investment can be for personal enjoyment or could be held for several years to become a great re-sale property. We must also realize that the amount of foreclosures and short sales in our beautiful mountain area is NOTHING compared to metropolitan areas hard hit by down-sizing companies and other dilemmas being experienced by our larger employers. So, be sure to ask your favorite realtor (and I hope that’s me!) about foreclosures and short sales in the Highlands/Cashiers area to find the best deals around for mountain properties!!