Preserve at Rock Creek's 2012 New Year's Resolutions

Rock Creek Trail

Happy New Year Greetings to All! As we close out the end of January, we wanted to share some of our New Year's resolutions and to reflect upon some of our accomplishments in 2011. We are very excited about the two newly built cottages, designed by renowned, award-winning architect Travis Mileti.  The Sunrise Cottage (Lot #8) is so named because its location prompts you to grab a mug of coffee and sit on the porch to watch the sun rise, while the Rock Mountain Cottage (Lot #11) located on … [Read more...]

Shopping for a Luxury Mountain Home in the Winter

Wintertime Mountain View

If you've been thinking about buying a luxury mountain home, winter is a good time to start getting serious. You might think that the mountains are colder in the winter and it just doesn’t make sense.  They are, but there are a few good reasons to brave that cold and go on your house hunt. Typically, the winter season has fewer units on the market.  Sellers are more motivated to let property go in preparation for the next season. With cooler mountain climates, the leaves … [Read more...]

Preserve at Rock Creek Announces Award Winning Home

AIBD Award - Best Model Home

I'm pleased to announce that the Rock Mountain Cottage at the Preserve at Rock Creek has been chosen as the "Best Model Home" (less than 2500 sq ft) Designer's Choice recipient at the 2011 American Residential Design Awards (ARDA). Rock Mountain Cottage was designed by Travis V. Mileti, president of the local design firm Mountainworks, ltd. and built by Apple Construction of Sapphire, NC. This is not the first award received by Mileti and his team of design professionals.  This award-winning … [Read more...]

The Floridian's Guide to Buying a Vacation Home in the Mountains of North Carolina - Part 1

Relax and Enjoy the View

Introduction - Part 1 I'm sure that you have noticed how the expertise of some individuals in certain honorable professions seems to extend beyond their area of study. It seems that their professional position can afford them unquestioned credibility on a wide range of topics.  For example, I did believe that having spent over 20 years in the Florida vacation home/real estate industry gave me a decided advantage when I searched for my own vacation property in North Carolina. The key word … [Read more...]

Cashiers Area Real Estate Professional Certified as an EcoBroker

EcoBroker Certified

John L. Thomas of Rock Creek Realty in Sapphire NC, has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed an award-winning informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. John joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier features in homes, buildings, and communities. Today's focus on high-performance energy-efficient homes is a priority … [Read more...]

Bucking the Trend: An Exclusive Mountain Preserve

Tim Bright, Developer with Vision of Land Preservation

Around the chic mountain village of Cashiers, North Carolina, fashionable development keeps pace with the growing demand for vacation and retirement homes. Easily understandable considering Cashiers is located in the waterfall area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where high elevation lakes, streams, and rivers abound. Adding to the natural attractions are trendy shops and fine dining establishments that beckon the thousands of affluent, seasonal residents and a multitude of visitors. The real … [Read more...]