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 ID97865
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$2,995,000
    Sold Date1/26/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths5
    Full Baths4
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 4.720
    SubdivisionSagee woods
    This luxurious home has been completely remodeled with high end finishes and is designed for entertaining family and friends both indoors and outdoors. The open floor plan main living area has a...
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    Listing ID96146
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$2,330,000
    Sold Date8/6/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths7
    Full Baths6
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 2.210
    SubdivisionSassafras ridge
    Panoramic mountain views from this amazing mountain home sited on 2.21 acres at 4,220 elevation. This 4 bedroom lodge style home has 3 additional bonus rooms with over 6,000 square feet, so there...
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    Listing ID94646
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$2,125,000
    Sold Date7/9/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms6
    Total Baths7
    Full Baths6
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 1.820
    SubdivisionNone
    Downtown Highlands sited on 1.82 acres surrounded by over 50 acres of Highlands Biological property. Experience the magic of Floralia. Own a piece of history in town with this 6 bedroom 6 bath...
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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 ID98781
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,500,000
    Sold Date6/14/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 3.860
    SubdivisionNone
    Sited at 4,010 feet in elevation, this chic storybook cottage sits on 3.86 private acres. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths in the main house which has been lovingly restored. The main level...
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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 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...
    r79261856
    Listing ID96433
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$1,039,762
    Sold Date10/25/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.940
    SubdivisionCold springs
    Large, wonderful family home located in Cold Springs Lake and Saddle Club. The home is perfect for large family gatherings with a living room, den, an additional playroom area with bunk beds and...
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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 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...
    r79261856
    Listing ID100710
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$800,000
    Sold Date10/28/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms4
    Total Baths4
    Full Baths3
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 1.170
    SubdivisionHolly forest
    This custom built 4 bedroom 3 home is sited on 1.17 acres tucked into a private setting bordering a stream. The main level has an open floor plan for the kitchen, living and dining area which...
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    Listing ID100983
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$699,000
    Sold Date1/13/2023
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    Acres 3.150
    SubdivisionWhiteside cove wood
    The mountains are calling! This custom-built view home is sited on 3.15 acres. Owner/builder lovingly constructed the home using hand chosen timbers. The antique heart pine floors were milled from...
    r79261856
    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,...
    r79261856
    Listing ID100678
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$514,000
    Sold Date10/31/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths3
    Full Baths2
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.680
    SubdivisionMiami heights
    This adorable in town cottage is perfect for part time or full time living. Some of the many features include a solar skylight, 2 fireplaces (living room and covered deck), a party deck off the...
    r79261856
    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...
    r79261856
    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...
    r79261856
    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...
    r79261856
    Listing ID98084
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$290,000
    Sold Date1/28/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths3
    Full Baths2
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.380
    SubdivisionCoventry place
    Nice family home in a great neighborhood only 3 miles to downtown Franklin. 1 story home being sold fully furnished. Great floor plan with a formal dining room, sunroom, living room, and a den....
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    Townhouses

    Listing ID100913
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$755,000
    Sold Date11/7/2022
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms3
    Total Baths3
    Full Baths2
    Partial Baths1
    Acres 0.030
    SubdivisionTrillium place
    This intown townhome has been fully updated and is light and bright. It is a level entry, end unit. The primary bedroom is on the main level which is unusual for some of the units in this...
    r79261856
    Listing ID97425
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$415,000
    Sold Date12/1/2021
    StatusClosed
    Bedrooms2
    Total Baths2
    Full Baths2
    SubdivisionMountain club
    Beautifully remodeled and updated unit in Highlands Mountain Club. 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus a "napping nook." Seller has added a heat pump for heat and AC. This unit has an expansive porch and deck...
    r79261856
    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...
    r79261856
    Listing ID94547
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$150,000
    Sold Date9/9/2020
    StatusClosed
    Acres 5.470
    SubdivisionNone
    Great lot in a wonderful location.
    r79261856
    Listing ID99052
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$125,000
    Sold Date6/14/2022
    StatusClosed
    Acres 1.330
    SubdivisionHighlands gorge
    Beautiful 1.33-acre lot bordering the Cullasaja River with views of the river and Crow Creek. End of street privacy with fishing right from your lot. There is a trail into the lot and a nice...
    r79261856
    Listing ID95020
    HCMLS-RETS
    Sold For$125,000
    Sold Date5/16/2022
    StatusClosed
    Acres 2.170
    SubdivisionCross creek preserve cashiers
    Unrestricted lot within the gates of Cross Creek Preserve. NO HOA FEES! Very gentle CREEKFRONT lot. Septic tank in place. Driveway in place. Shared well. Private with Gentle slope.
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