Cathy Garren

Cathy Garren

Broker/Broker-in-Charge
114 N. 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741

Prior to becoming a real estate professional, Cathy Garren worked in the Banking industry as a Mortgage Loan Officer and Trust and Estate Officer with First Union National Bank for ten years. In the latter position, she managed the acquisitions and sales of her clients' real estate and stock portfolios. For the past nineteen years, Cathy has been extremely active in the Highlands/Cashiers real estate market listing and selling homes and land. Additionally, she has devoted a considerable portion of her time to working with the Highlands-Cashiers Board of REALTORS, including President of the Board and Chairman of the Ethics Committee.

Cathy specializes in fine homes and estate properties, conservation easement acquisition and placement, short sales and foreclosures, large land properties, and investment properties. She has served as a consultant for the Jackson County Clerk of Court on several property dispute cases. Her accreditations include e-Pro, Short-Sale, and Foreclosure Specialist, Certified Residential Broker, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, Senior Marketing Consultant and Interior Staging and Decorating Designation.

Cathy is a native of Western North Carolina and truly loves calling Highlands her home. She and her husband, Gary, a successful local banker, have a twenty-year-old daughter and a twelve-year-old double chocolate dapple Dachshund. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, hiking and fishing. Cathy is delighted to now be with Highlands Sotheby's International Realty. She recognizes the incredible marketing advantages that this international brand gives to her clients.

 

 

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    Residential

    Listing ID89293
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,995,000
    Sold Date8/6/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms5
    Total Baths6
    Full Baths5
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 8
    SubdivisionWade hampton
    This gorgeous custom home in Wade Hampton is sited on 8 acres. The home is positioned to enjoy the panoramic mountain views from the whole house, decks and fire pit! The home was built by Ben...
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    Listing ID89347
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,850,000
    Sold Date9/28/2018
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms6
    Total Baths8
    Full Baths7
    Partial Baths1
    SqFt 5,001
    Acres 5.850
    SubdivisionSequoyah lake
    Big Pine Lodge is a custom built of Poplar Pine from Finland. Original owner flew to Finland and hand- picked the logs for construction. This masterpiece home affords GREAT Whiteside Mountain...
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    Listing ID95014
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,535,000
    Sold Date11/19/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths6
    Full Baths5
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 1.810
    SubdivisionNone
    This historic home and guest cottage were built in 1935 by Linton Young and named "Eyrie I." The name aptly describes its definition: High and remote but commanding. The house and guest house are...
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    Listing ID92937
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,250,000
    Sold Date6/29/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths5
    Full Baths4
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 3.590
    SubdivisionPierson
    3.59 Acres located off of Bowery Road. 2 lots included. Vacant lot is part of Highlands Falls Country Club. Included is a golf cart garage and cart path into Highlands Falls on Falcon Ridge....
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    Listing ID89742
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,212,500
    Sold Date5/23/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths5
    Full Baths5
    Acres 1.650
    SubdivisionNone
    This in town 4 bedroom 5 bath home plus a large bonus room is sited on 1.65 acres with panoramic mountain views. This Norman Askins designed family home is filled with charm! Some of the many...
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    Listing ID93169
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,069,000
    Sold Date7/8/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths6
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths3
    Acres 2.040
    SubdivisionSpring forest
    Bank owned home in the gated community of Spring Forest sited on 2.04 acres with a mountain view. Some of the many features includes Viking appliances, 6 fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite...
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    Listing ID89525
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,025,000
    Sold Date3/16/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths3
    Full Baths2
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 41.710
    SubdivisionSylva vista
    Shangri-La has been found! This property is a luxurious mountain paradise sited on 41.71 private acres with panoramic long range, layered views and a roaring waterfall. The house was...
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    Listing ID89927
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$942,000
    Sold Date12/5/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms5
    Total Baths6
    Full Baths5
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 1.010
    SubdivisionHickory hill
    Ultra-chic and modern designed fully remodeled in town home with 1.01 acres. You won't believe the finishes in this spa like modern home in the city limits of Highlands. The builder went above and...
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    Listing ID93648
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$850,000
    Sold Date9/9/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 13.270
    SubdivisionNone
    Gorgeous mini estate property sited on 13.24 GENTLY rolling acres ONLY 4 miles from town . Property includes a SPRING fed pond and a fenced in meadow . The traditional home has long range...
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    Listing ID91812
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$675,000
    Sold Date11/6/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    Acres 0.750
    SubdivisionNone
    Old English Farmhouse cottage located in the old historic Satulah neighborhood on a dead-end street. This charming cottage has been lovingly updated and restored with all new appliances, new...
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    Listing ID87820
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$600,000
    Sold Date11/1/2018
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths5
    Full Baths4
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.680
    SubdivisionWildcat cliffs cc
    Welcome to a perfectly maintained family home in Wildcat Cliffs Country Club with mountain views and an awesome water feature. The main floor includes a master suite with office area, guest suite,...
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    Listing ID94645
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$551,000
    Sold Date10/14/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths5
    Full Baths4
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.170
    SubdivisionTrillium links
    Mountain elegance abounds from this mountain view home. Features include hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces (in great room and on deck), 2 large covered decks, large bedrooms,...
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    Listing ID95169
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$470,000
    Sold Date2/1/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    Acres 0.400
    SubdivisionEagles nest colony
    This adorable log cabin sits just across the street from Lake Glenville with wonderful lake views. The cabin has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a bonus room for extra guests. The main level has a...
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    Listing ID91447
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$445,000
    Sold Date8/23/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths3
    Full Baths3
    Acres 0.330
    SubdivisionNone
    Adorable cottage close to town with a mountain view! 2 bedrooms and 3 baths plus an office/bonus room. This cabin is sold partially furnished and ready to go. Some of the features include hardwood...
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    Listing ID92446
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$435,000
    Sold Date7/29/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 5.870
    SubdivisionHolly berry estates
    This home is Creekside/waterfall side with privacy sited on 5.87 acres in Holly Berry Estates. Almost every room takes view advantage of the swiftly flowing creek. There are 2 beautiful wood...
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    Listing ID92979
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$329,500
    Sold Date6/5/2020
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.940
    SubdivisionLake forest
    Bank owned home with awesome Lake Glenville views. With a little cosmetic TLC, this could be awesome. The main floor has the kitchen, a large dining area which opens to the living room with a...
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    Listing ID89532
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$300,000
    Sold Date3/21/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    Acres 2.600
    SubdivisionNone
    Adorable cabin sited on 2.6 acres in town with a stream and pond and only 1 mile to downtown. Features of this cabin include hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces - 1 in living room and 1 in the master...
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    Listing ID91035
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$275,000
    Sold Date9/12/2019
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    Acres 0.910
    SubdivisionRolling woods
    This adorable cottage is close to downtown Highlands and has been lovingly maintained and all on one level. Some of the many features include hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, open floor plan,...
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    Listing ID88097
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$214,400
    Sold Date8/15/2018
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths1
    Full Baths1
    Acres 0.640
    SubdivisionRolling acres
    Adorable cottage close to town which has been completely remodeled. 2 bedrooms 1 bath with hardwood floors and 1 car carport. Completely remodeled and updated kitchen and bath. New paint indoors...
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    Townhouses

    Listing ID96185
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$139,000
    Sold Date4/14/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    SubdivisionNone
    Updated condo in Toxaway views being sold fully furnished with art excluded.. This unit has a full unfinished basement for storage or office area. A stone facing fireplace is in the living room...
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    Vacant Land

    Listing ID93566
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$400,000
    Sold Date12/29/2020
    StatusClosed
    Acres 38.920
    SubdivisionThe ridges of highlands
    38.92 acres with 18 recorded lots in a small development in Highlands NC. Some of the amenities include community water, street lights, underground power, paved access, gated access, community...
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    Listing ID88113
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$220,000
    Sold Date5/22/2018
    StatusClosed
    Acres 10.800
    SubdivisionNone
    For the connoisseur of life, an ideal home is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. This bank owned parcel of land comprising 10.81 acres is the perfect spot to build and be in "perfect"...
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    Listing ID94547
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$150,000
    Sold Date9/9/2020
    StatusClosed
    Acres 5.470
    SubdivisionNone
    Great lot in a wonderful location.
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    Listing ID90521
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$120,000
    Sold Date2/18/2020
    StatusClosed
    Acres 1.650
    SubdivisionWoodland ridge
    Great laying lots with winter views of Shortoff Mountain. Could be improved with tree trimming on your own property. Beautiful old hardwoods with rhodos and mountain laurel. This property is just...
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    Listing ID90947
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$95,000
    Sold Date5/8/2020
    StatusClosed
    Acres 2.080
    SubdivisionRhododendron trail
    2 nice in town lots in the very desirable Big Bear Pen area. Sewer and city water available. These lots will also give the owner use of fishing at Laurel Lake. Easy access to Highlands Land Trust...
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