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Is Listing in Sapphire in Winter a Good Idea? The Definite Answer

11-25-winterIf you intend on listing your Sapphire home sometime soon, this is the time of year when you may well be uncertain about whether you should go ahead right now, or hold fire and wait. The question is whether winter is a reasonable time to enter the Sapphire listings when, after all, it’s common knowledge that spring and summer are the most active real estate seasons. Is that fact alone reason enough for not listing now?

I happen to know the answer (it’s “maybe”). But since that’s only my opinion, in the interest of including a wider sampling of opinion, here are some experts’ ideas gleaned from extensive research on the subject. (Okay—there are 155,000,000 Google entries for ‘should I list my house in the winter’, but this research only took about five minutes):

⦁ From some sources: yes (“Homes listed in winter sell faster–46 days vs 55 days”—Redfin).
⦁ From the other sources (especially when you ask in spring): no.

As is clear from that extensive research, expert opinions are divided, probably based on when you’re asking. If you come to the conclusion that no conclusion is likely to be valid, I share that. But that doesn’t mean you have no basis for making your own decision. Here is why ‘maybe’ is not just a correct answer—it’s also a helpful one.

The fact is that winter (actually, fall and winter) are seasons when the number of buyers drops off, which results in fewer total sales. The same fact creates an atmosphere that causes fewer sellers to decide to enter the Sapphire listings. In fact, some sellers who have had properties on the market actively withdraw them from the listings, figuring that they might as well wait until spring to reintroduce them. Fewer properties for sale also means that buyers see less variety available, so some of them also decide (you guessed it) to give up the search until spring.

If this sounds like a vicious circle, it is.

But there is also a counter fact that’s easily overlooked. Those who begin house hunting at this time of year are more likely to be more determined to find a home, pronto. Those who are doing their real estate scouting amid all the holiday hustle and bustle are likely to be responding to some kind of time pressure. And from the sellers’ standpoint, there are fewer Sapphire listings— thus less competition. Serious buyers …less competition… EUREKA!

So winter is the best time to list a Sapphire property, right? No. The answer is still ‘maybe.’

The reason has to do with your own individual situation. Because there are fewer buyers actively looking, there is a lesser likelihood that THE buyer will find his way to your door. The one who appreciates your home enough to snap it up is more likely to be shopping when there are more shoppers. Other cautions have to do with whether you are willing to put your home into top shape for sale in winter weather—as well as being willing to be ready for showings during the holiday season.

The bottom line is if time is a factor—and you have reason to want to sell now rather than at some time in the future, this winter is the right time to enter the Sapphire listings. If there is no pressing reason why it’s important sell as soon as possible, you could as easily hold fire until later.

That’s why ‘maybe’ is as valid an answer as you are likely to get. And no matter how you decide, when you are ready to sell (actually, a bit before you’re ready) it’s definitively the right time to give me a call!

A Highlands Real Estate Agent’s Hybrid Kind of Relationship

11-25-real estate agentThe relationship between you and your Highlands real estate agent is unlike most working relationships people establish—and understanding why the difference is important can be useful when you go to buy or sell a Highlands property.

For openers, working with a Highlands real estate agent is a hybrid kind of situation. Although you do ‘hire’ your agent—and that agent is “working for you”—there is also an element of partnership involved. This is no mere technical abstraction.

If you have ever run any kind of business, you know the difference between having an employee and having a partner. A good employee performs the tasks assigned, is compensated in accordance with that performance, and goes home at the end of the day to enjoy the fruits of their labor. A partner, on the other hand, does everything that an employee does, but a lot more, too. For one thing, a partner usually has ‘skin in the game’—has accepted some of the risk that every private enterprise involves. As compensation, a partner looks forward to a share of the profits should the business succeed. Although an employee may be paid on a commission basis, there is a difference: unlike most partners, an employee is subject to no investment expense or downside risk.

Naturally, adding an ownership element makes a difference in performance—in going the extra mile. That distinction is ruefully captured in the timeworn observation that if you see someone bending over to pick up a gum wrapper in front of a shop, you’re looking at the owner!

Your Highlands real estate agent has a similar motivation. If you are selling your home, you certainly have a lot of skin in the game! It’s your property that’s up for sale, and your investment in it is major. Your agent will be co-venturing in the sale—not only contributing the time and effort that’s required, but also accepting the risk of your mutual sales enterprise. When you think about it, you stand to benefit from the significant ongoing cost of operating a busy real estate office, developing and distributing marketing materials, advertising your home, and putting in as many hours of work as it takes to complete the sale. It’s your ‘partner’ (the agent and the agent’s broker) who will bear those expenses.

If you are going to buy a home, the relationship is similar. Whether in the office or out on the road, your Highlands real estate agent will absorb the cost incurred in helping you seek your next home. If a sale doesn’t come to pass for any reason, your ‘partner’ agent accepts the risk that there won’t be a payday at all. It’s a powerful motivation to work hard on your behalf.

The unique nature of the relationship you step into when you team with a real estate agent in Highlands is one that’s developed over centuries. For your agent, in addition to the degree of independence that’s built in, there’s one extra benefit that has a value beyond money. At the end of the day, it’s the reward of seeing a client’s family moving into their new home, or be handed the buyer’s check at the final closing. Feeling the glow of having helped make that kind of major difference is truly priceless!

Ideas for Selling Your Sapphire Home to Empty-Nesters

4-29-emptynestOne strategy for selling your Sapphire home is to recognize the segment of the general public most likely to appreciate its inherent features, then be sure your sales approach will appeal to them. That doesn’t mean you will turn your back on all the other groups of buyers, of course—but it does mean you will make a deliberate effort to be especially sensitive to that group’s preferences, and highlight the features that are most likely to top their wish lists.

When the Target Audience is Empty-Nesters…

The majority of current Sapphire empty-nesters belong to the baby boomer generation. They are somewhere between 50 and 68 years of age, and there are about 75 million of them in the U.S.—nearly a quarter of the population. Empty-nesters are parents who currently don’t have any of their kids living with at home. Most empty-nest buyers are looking for a permanent address to settle down in as they hit their later years. The question is, what features make a home most desirable to empty nesters?

Moderate Space

What can be slightly tricky about general rules for selling a home to this population is that although most are set on downsizing, they don’t want to feel shoehorned into their space, either. Empty-nesters are often moving out of a home that has become demonstrably too large after the kids moved out. But that can also mean that they are used to a lot of space—probably don’t want to be crammed into a tiny house that can’t accommodate children and grandchildren when they do come to visit.

It’s going to be a compromise. “Moderate space” would most likely be no more than 3 bedrooms and no fewer than 2—with two bathrooms the norm. This description offers nesters the possibility of catering to hobbies on a day-to-day basis, while still allowing some accommodations for guests. More significant properties—those with 4 or more bedrooms— are more likely to find success by marketing messaging that points toward growing families.

Easy to Maintain

As always, it’s a selling ‘must’ to ensure that your Sapphire home is shipshape! When prospects are able to see how much care you’ve put into your property, they are that much easier to interest than when it’s clear they will be required to come up with their own extra sweat and budget dollars. When you know that part of your preparation will include replacements, it’s a good idea to emphasize ease of maintenance in your choices. Examples are gutters that are shielded, windows that tilt up for easy cleaning inside and out, etc.

Whether or not your home is likely to attract Sapphire empty-nesters, knowing what part of the market will have the most likely prospects—and how to shape the sales messaging accordingly—is part of the no-obligation consultation I offer everyone who is deciding how they will go about selling their home.

Give me a call to schedule one this week!

When Lake Toxaway Homeowners Consider Buying a Second Home

12-31-2ndhomePeople approach the whole idea of owning a second home from a hundred different perspectives simply because a second home can answer so many different purposes. If you are a Lake Toxaway homeowner at the stage in life where making retirement plans is becoming a more immediate imperative, you might want to buy a second home as a vacation destination—but one which is also a tryout for your family’s future center of operations. Those who have spent a good part of their lives in cities sometimes seek a second home in the mountains or at the shore as a restorative refuge. People living in less crowded environs might crave a pied-à-terre for proximity to a city’s cultural riches. There really can be a hundred different reasons (and that’s not even counting all the financial ones)!

Once you begin to seriously entertain the notion, it becomes evident that deciding on which of many possible directions to pursue will involve weighing the tradeoffs each presents. In addition to an opening a conversation with the Lake Toxaway real estate professional whose advice you’ve come to trust the most, some of the main points you will want to consider—

  • If the second home is going to serve even temporarily as a weekend getaway spot, then buying within reasonable driving distance may be more important than you might assume. Keep in mind that the drive (or flight) will grow steadily less interesting as time passes.
  • In most instances, a second home will be occupied by members of your family only on a part-time basis. This brings up a number of issues—among them, insurance. Vacant properties present a different profile to insurers than do homes that are occupied most of the time. Hazard insurance tariffs could also differ from what you are used to (especially in flood-prone areas). Investigating insurance coverage and costs early on in your search will help you to avoid surprises.
  • You should consult your tax expert for details, but as a general rule, if the home is not rented out as a business proposition, you’ll likely find that you are able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on your Federal tax return. Then again, if you are thinking of renting the house out for more than 14 days per year, rental income is taxable. In that case, though, you’ll be able to use deductions for expenses, such as insurance, maintenance, professional fees, and sometimes even depreciation. Each situation will be different—again, your tax professional will have the relevant answers.
  • Financing a second home is similar to financing your main residence. You are likely to need a down payment of 10% to as much as 30% in some cases. If you will be drawing on the equity in your current home, it’s only prudent to be able to retain a reasonable amount of reserves for unforeseen emergencies.

Many people buy a second home in anticipation of retirement. If that is the case, think of factoring in the availability of quality medical and support services in your search areas. A remote cabin in the woods may seem appealing now, but as a retirement venue, maybe not so much! Thinking about the long range is never more important than when you are entertaining the purchase of a second home. I’m here to help clarify those issues, as with all your other Lake Toxaway real estate need.

Fun Things to Do in the Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire Areas during the Holidays

It’s no secret that Western North Carolina is a popular place to be during the holiday season.

After all, this area serves as a huge draw for those residents interested in ski vacations, white Christmases and breath-taking winter vistas.

The Western North Carolina communities also do a great job of planning a variety of community events during this time of year.    These events help residents get in the holiday spirit and truly enjoy the season.

Continue reading to learn more about some of these fun activities that you and your family may enjoy.

Enjoy These Family-Friendly Events in the North Carolina Mountains This Month

Here is just a sampling of all the fun community events you and your family could be enjoying this month if you lived in Western N.C.:

Art Gallery Walks: Every 4th Friday, the town of Brevard hosts an art, wine and food event in its downtown. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter weather while appreciating all the talent we have on the local art scene.

  • When: 5 to 9 p.m. on December 16
  • Where: Downtown Brevard
  • Admission: FREE

Craft Show: Have some last minute holiday shopping to do? Why not pick up a unique present for someone at the Henderson County Crafters Association show, held at Blue Ridge Mall.

  • When: December 16 to 18; Times vary
  • Where: Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville, NC
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call (828) 684-6097

Holiday Reading: The Highlands-Cashiers Players will present their Holiday Reading at Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center.  This show is guaranteed to put your entire family in the holiday spirit!

  • When: 7:30 p.m. on December 15
  • Where: Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street in Highlands
  • Admission: Prices Vary
  • More Info: Call (828) 526-9047

Christmas Celebration: Come to the Highlands Civic Center for “La Noche Navidena,” which will feature a holiday dinner and a visit with Santa. Invitations are available through the International Friendship Center.

  • When: 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 17
  • Where: Highlands Civic Center
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call (828) 526-0890, extension 290

Investing in Highlands Area Real Estate

As your Highlands area real estate expert, I work hard to provide interested home buyers with all the information they need to make educated decisions on the local housing market.

That’s why I regularly tell buyers about events going on in the area.  I believe that the best way to get to know an area is to get out and attend a community event.

By doing so, you gain a better understanding of what quality of life is like here in the Highlands, NC area.

Thus, I hope you get a chance to check out at least one of these community events in the Highlands, NC area.  If you do, please let me know what you thought of it!

If you’ve been considering relocating to Western North Carolina area lately, contact me, Dorothy Swearingen, today.

I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and tell you about current real estate market activity.

I’ll also provide you with a number of real estate tools that have proven invaluable to home buyers just like you.  These include:

Until next time,

Dorothy

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Cashiers, NC Area

Are you still searching for that perfect Fourth of July event to take your family to this year?

Consider celebrating your independence with us here in the North Carolina mountains!

As evident by all of the events going on this Fourth of July, our residents are certainly full of pride for our country!

Here’s a look at some of the fun events going on this holiday weekend:

Live Concert: Come enjoy Hendersonville’s Music on Main series this Friday, July 1 at the Visitors Information Center.  The four-piece band Sound Investment will be playing your favorite 1960s and 1970s tunes.

  • When: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main Street
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Visit www.historichendersonville.org

Cashiers Mountain Music Festival: Now in its third year, this annual music  festival has grown quite a following!  Come enjoy such  acts as The Steep Canyon Rangers and Earl Scruggs.  Balsam Range will headline on Saturday and Doc Watson will perform on Sunday.

  • When: July 2 through 3
  • Where: The Village Common Areas in Cashiers, NC
  • Admission: $25 online and $30 the day of; Children under 12 get in free
  • More Info: Visit cashiersnorthcarolina.com/cmmf

Pops Concert: The Transylvania Symphonic Band will perform during the Pendergast Family Patriot Pots event in Brevard this Independence Day. The Brevard Community Band will also be featured at this family-friendly event.

  • When: 2 p.m. on  July 3
  • Where: Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
  • Admission: $15 to $35
  • More Info: Visit www.brevardmusic.org

In addition, the following communities are expected to have fireworks shows on either July 3 or 4.  Visit individual community websites for more details:

Entering the Cashiers, NC Area Real Estate Market

As you can see, we here in the Cashiers, NC area enjoy community events and a family-oriented atmosphere year-round.

If the Cashiers, NC area sounds like the kind of place you would like to call home, then contact me, Dorothy Swearingen.

As your Cashiers, NC area real estate expert, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about living in the North Carolina mountains.

I’d also be happy to provide you with all of my helpful Cashiers NC area home buying resources. These include:

Until next time,

Dorothy

 

 

 

Fun Things to do in Highlands NC Area This Month

When people think of the North Carolina mountains, perhaps one of the most vivid images that come to mind is the brilliant fall foliage and the beautiful blooms in springtime.

What many people might not be aware of, however, is all of the incredible events that go on all summer long in the Highlands, NC area.

From festivals to 5Ks, there’s always something fun and exciting going on.

Relocating to the Highlands, Lake Toxaway, and Cashiers Area

Here’s a sampling of some of the amazing activities that you and your family could be enjoying this month if you were living in the Highlands, NC area.

Group Hiking: The Nantahala Hiking Club regularly hosts group hikes.  Contact this Franklin-Highlands area club to find out when the next hiking excursion will be.

  • When: Various days throughout summer
  • Where: Throughout the Highlands, NC area
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call 369-6820 or visit www.nantahalahikingclub.org.

State Parks Visit: Some state parks, including the Gorges State Park, is free to the public.  This Transylvania County Park features trails, waterfalls, picnic areas and campsites.  It’s quite popular among the locals in the Highlands, NC area.

  • When: Anytime during park hours
  • Where: Transylvania County
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Call 966-9099.

Highlands Area Triathlon: During this triathlon – which features individual and relay team options – you’ll participate in a 250-yard swim, 9 mile cycle and 5K run.  Those interested can register at www.setupevents.com.

  • When: 8 a.m. on June 25
  • Where: Valdese Aquatic Center
  • Admission: Prices vary
  • More Info: Visit www.setupevents.com

Brevard Rotary Firecracker 5K/10K: The 16th annual 5K and 10K races will take place in downtown Brevard and is a great way to get to know your neighbors!

  • When: 8 a.m. on July 4
  • Where: Downtown Brevard, 299 S. Broad St.
  • Admission: Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K ($5 more after June 26), $20 for students 18 and younger and seniors age 65 and older.
  • More Info: Visit www.BrevardRotary.org.

Investing in Highlands, NC Area Real Estate

As you can see, there’s always something fun, new and exciting going on in the Highlands, NC area.

If you’ve been thinking about making the Highlands, NC area your permanent home, then contact me, Dorothy Swearingen, your Highlands, NC real estate expert.

I’ll answer any questions you might have about living here, let you know about available listings in the area, as well as provide you with a number of invaluable Highlands area home buyer resources.

These helpful tools include:

Until next time,

Dorothy

 

Cashiers Music Jam

…To Benefit a Pedestrian Friendly Cashiers.

Don’t miss this rockin musical event hosted by the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce.  From 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, the day features a variety of music from 7 different bands on the ball fields behind the Cashiers Community Center.  There will also be a kids area with activities. 

Featuring:  11:00-12:00pm  Bennie Queen & The Wild Hog Band

                    12:15-1:15pm    Ghost Mountain

                    2:00-3:00pm      Hurricane Creek

                    3:15-4:15pm      Chuck Beattie

                    4:30-5:30pm      Train Wrecks

                    5:45-6:45pm      Bill Thomsen & Friends

Admission is free.  However, your donation will go to the preservation and expansion of the Cashiers Walking Trail.  For a day of great family fun, be sure to attend!!

For more mountain events be sure to visit www.NCMountainLife.com under Mountain Activities to see our great calendars. 

 

 

October Daily Calendar 2007

1  4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
   Elizabeth Spencer Wine Dinner, 6 pm Wolfgang’s Restaurant  828-526-3807
2  4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
3  4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
4  Broadway Melodies 8pm Highlands Playhouse 828-526-2695
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
5  Art & Wine Auction The Farm @ Old Edwards Inn 8 pm 828-526-4949
   Broadway Melodies 8pm Highlands Playhouse 828-526-2695
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
6  Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Meet & Greet Village Green, Cashiers 828-5752
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
   Macon County Art Association Highlands Outdoor Show 10am–3pm Our Lady of Mtn. Catholic Church
   Broadway Melodies 8pm Highlands Playhouse 828-526-2695
   Cyanno’s Bookshop Signing, West Freeman, noon-2pm 828.526.5488
   Cyanno’s Bookshop Signing, Karen White 2-4 pm 828.526.5488
   Hurricane Creek 8 pm ITC Studio on Main 828-342-9197
7  High Hampton Inn’s Wildflower Workshop  Highlands 800.334.2551
   HCCM Annual Fall Concert “The Poet & the Pianist” 5 pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center     828.526.9060
   Broadway Melodies 8pm Highlands Playhouse 828-526-2695
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
8  High Hampton Inn’s Wildflower Workshop  Highlands 800.334.2551
   Peggy Crosby Center Classic Golf Tourn. Mountaintop Golf 828.526.5838 ext.410
   he Medicine Path, 5:15-6:30 pm Soul Journey, 828.743.1867
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
9  High Hampton Inn’s Wildflower Workshop  Highlands 800.334.2551
   4118  Summit One Gallery, Highlands 828-526-2673
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11  Broadway Melodies 8 pm Highlands Playhouse 828.526.2695
12  Broadway Melodies 8 pm Highlands Playhouse 828.526.2695
    Mary Louise/Bljoux de Mer Collections 10 am-6pm Acorns, 828.787.1877
13  Broadway Melodies 8 pm Highlands Playhouse 828.526.2695
    Don’t Count Your Chickens Show 10am-6pm Highlands Conference Center 828.526.0299
    Cyannos’ Bookshop, Stephanie Burt Williams 5.7 pm
    Highlands Arts and Crafts Show 9am – 4pm Highlands Civic Center 828.526.0299
    Martha Goodman Trunk Show, Peak Experience, Highlands
    Estate Day Auction, 11 am.  Scudder’s Galleries 828.526.4111
    Cyanno’s Bookshop, Sandra Brown 12:30-3pm 828.526.5488
    “All His Creatures”, Betty Foy Botts Summit One Gallery Reception 5-7 pm 828.526.2673
    Cyanno’s Bookshop, Ann Sharpteen, 3:30-5:30 pm 828.526.5488
14  Mary Louise/Bljoux de Mer Collections 10 am-6pm Acorns, 828.787.1877
    Broadway Melodies 8 pm Highlands Playhouse 828.526.2695
15  30th  Annual Highlands Autumn Spectacular Photo Workshop Mark Hutchinson    770.974.3816
16  Bascom-Louise Gallery Artists; Photo References, Gary Greene, 10am-4pm 828.526.4949.ex.4
    30th  Annual Highlands Autumn Spectacular Photo Workshop Mark Hutchinson    770.974.3816
17  30th  Annual Highlands Autumn Spectacular Photo Workshop Mark Hutchinson    770.974.3816
    Bascom-Louise Gallery Artists; Photo References, Gary Greene, 10am-4pm 828.526.4949.ex.4
18  Bascom-Louise Gallery Artists; Photo References, Gary Greene, 10am-4pm 828.526.4949.ex.4
    15th Annual Smokey Mountain Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 10-5pm Macon County Fair Building.  Franklin 828.524.9960
    Wine Dinner at the Farm at Old Edwards Inn 6pm 828.787.2604
    Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival 8pm ITC Studio on Main 828.342.9197
19  Bascom-Louise Gallery Artists; Photo References, Gary Greene, 10am-4pm 828.526.4949.ex.4
    15th Annual Smokey Mountain Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 10-5pm Macon County Fair Building.  Franklin 828.524.9960
    Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival  8pm ITC Studio on Main 828.342.9197
20  Bascom-Louise Gallery Artists; Photo References, Gary Greene, 10am-4pm 828.526.4949.ex.4
    Fall Colors Fine Art Show 10am-5pm Highlands Recreation Park 828.52.2177
    Ricky Frank Jewelry Trunk Show, Peak Experience, Highlands, 828.526.0229
    15th Annual Smokey Mountain Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 10-5pm Macon County Fair Building.  Franklin 828.524.9960
    Book Signing at Cat Bird Seat, Cashiers, 1-4pm with Duff and Lueder, East Coast Dog Whisperer, 8280743.6565
    Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival 8pm ITC Studio on Main 828.342.9197
21  Fall Colors Fine Art Show 10am-5pm Highlands Recreation Park 828.52.2177
    Sapphire Valley Master Association Arts & Crafts Festival, Sapphire, 828.741.0321
    Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 828.526.4904
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23  Feng Shui Series 6:30-7:30 pm, Soul Journey, 828.741.1967
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25  Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival 8pm ITC Studio on Main 828.342.9197
26  Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz 7:30pm Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival 8pm ITC Studio on Main 828.342.9197
27  Pancake Breakfast Scaly Mountain Community Center 7:30-10:30 am hosted by Scaly Mountain Women’s Club
    Mary Elizabeth’s Trunk Show, Peak Experience, Highlands, 828.526.0229
    Estate Day Acution, 11am Scudder’s Gallery, Highlands, 828.526.4111
    Hilarie Burke, Leather Purse Trunk Show, Peak Experience, Highlands 526.0229
    Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz, 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center Highlands 828.526.4904
    Comedy Festival, 8pm ITC Studio on Main, Highlands, 828.342.9197
28  Highlands Community Players, The Raindrop Waltz, 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center Highlands 828.526.4904

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31  Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department Raffle by Betsey Paul, Cashiers, 828.743.0880
 If you have an item you wish added to the calendar or you know of a change of time, please email us at dorothy@ncmountainlife.com.   Thank you.