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30 07, 2020

Suppose there was a pandemic… and everyone came?

By |2020-07-30T14:34:15+00:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the 1960s, the anti-war slogan Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came, was possibly first made by James Newman. The original inspiration, however, came from a line of a poem by Carl Sandburg. ‘Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.' The analogy of war and a pandemic is so far off base…but [...]

22 06, 2020

Why Highlands? Why Not?

By |2020-06-22T18:43:47+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Highlands? Why Not? It's hard to believe the number of people in this little town. In our annual license plate visual survey, we have seen them from all over the place, with maybe even more than usual from the northern states. I guess we should have seen it coming since people are restricting their [...]

13 05, 2020

The Three Phases of opening up North Carolina vs. The Three Little Pigs

By |2020-05-12T19:35:34+00:00May 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remember the story of the three little pigs? Remember what happened to Pig # 1? (who built his house out of straw) and Pig #2? (who built his house out of sticks). Three little pigs.  Three Phases to open NC.  The three Ws. I'm not comparing Governor Cooper's Three Phase plan to open up NC [...]

12 05, 2020

The New Normal…is anything but

By |2020-05-12T16:31:15+00:00May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The New Normal…is anything but   When the world anticipated the year 2000, some looked forward to tout living in two different millenniums while many others feared the changes. Part of human nature is a fear of the unknown. Some people mask their fear better than others. Millions of people sighed relief when they awoke [...]

28 03, 2020

NC Governor orders Shelter-in-Place

By |2020-03-28T16:14:18+00:00March 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  This update is to share the Governor of NC address given March 27th, 2020 for North Carolinians to shelter-in-place. We, at Chambers Realty & Vacation Rentals are complying. NO vacation rentals for 30 days (at least). According to our local restrictions, if you are a second homeowner, and come to your Highlands home, you [...]

26 03, 2020

Breaking News COVID19 Update for Highlands, NC

By |2020-03-26T19:41:12+00:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  This is another Breaking News COVID19 Update from Highlands, NC The town board of Highlands met last evening and signed a supplemental Municipal Proclamation, effective immediately. Does anyone feel like we're in a set of an apocalyptic movie or TV show? This too shall pass, but for now, to keep Highlands healthy, these provisions [...]

24 03, 2020

By |2020-03-24T18:34:30+00:00March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID19 UPDATE for Highlands, NC   This mayoral proclamation signed yesterday, March 23, 2020, is effective immediately, and affects EVERY short-term rental. Our office imposed a short-term rental ban through April, but this obviously takes precedence. As stated in previous posts, any reservation being canceled due to the CoronaVirus will be fully refunded.   " [...]

22 03, 2020

Chambers Realty & Vacation Rentals COIVD-19 UPDATE

By |2020-03-22T22:03:18+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is an Coronavirus update from Chambers Realty & Vacation Rentals.  With extreme care and caution, we have decided to prohibit any short term rentals at the present time. Do we want to do this? NO, of course not. This is purely cautionary on our part. This is our livelihood, and our rental owners want, need, [...]

24 02, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for some Me-Time

By |2020-02-24T21:43:11+00:00February 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's a cold, cloudy day. Although the groundhog predicted there'd be an early spring, winter is hanging on like beggar's lice on a walk through the woods. Do you know what cold, cloudy days are good for? Dreaming.   Planning. 2020 calendar     Doing.     Now's a great time to start [...]

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