Focus On Outdoor Spaces and Surroundings

Highlands Newspaper
Investing at 4118 Feet
May 14, 2015

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Contributed by Lynn Kimball
Meadows Mountain Realty

From walls of windows to spacious decks, and expansive patios to lush gardens, the focus of many homes capitalizes on the fabulous outdoor lifestyle our area offers. There are many trends that are being seen around the nation that are prevalent right here.

Covered decks that offer comfortable outdoor living spaces, including seating that could fit just as well inside plus outdoor fireplaces are common in luxury homes in Highlands. Likewise the outdoor kitchen has made its mark, expanding outdoor entertaining to capitalize on the fresh mountain air and views. Beautifully landscaped gardens also add value to homes in our area and our lifestyle, enhancing the natural beauty surrounding us.

Whether you are planning to sell your home or simply want to enhance its value, it is important to remember what draws people to our area in the first place. If your home boasts great views, a beautiful lawn or a wonderful spot to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, take the time to make improvements to enhance your surroundings.

Making landscaping improvements around your home adds to your home’s curb appeal, and curb appeal is what makes your home attractive to potential buyers. Spring has arrived and now is a great time to weed your flower beds, prune your trees and shrubs, and plan what you want to plant for the growing season. We live in a spectacular area, ripe with natural flora and fauna and a place where flowers flourish. There is no time like the present to make improvements to your property.

Spring is the time of year when many second home buyers are thinking about summer and where they like to spend their time. As we approach the busiest time of year for real estate in Highlands, all signs are pointing to a busy summer. The vacation home market is on a rebound, great news for our area. More and more people are feeling financial confidence which is translating into spending more money and making real estate investments. Vacation home markets around the nation are showing signs of strength and the Highlands area is no different.

Lynn Kimball has over 41 years of real estate experience, with 30 years serving the Highlands area. She has gained Emeritus Status with the National Association of Realtors and is currently serving as Vice President for the Highlands Cashiers Board of Realtors. Whether you are interested in searching properties or comprehensive information about our area, you are invited to visit her user friendly website at Meadows Mountain Realty has two locations, at 41 Church Street in the Old Edwards Inn complex or visit Lynn at her 2334 Cashiers Road location across from Highlands Falls Country Club. Lynn Kimball may be reached at 828-421-8193 or by email at


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