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The Tarheel community in Murphy, North Carolina offers the best of mountain living with the convenience of being only minutes from schools, restaurants and shopping. Bordered by thousands of acres of US Forest Service and Lake Hiwassee to the north, Tarheel is home to many local business owners who live here year-round.
It's a favorite among vacation home owners too, since you can sit on your deck and see nothing but peaceful woodlands and mountains from many of the homesites. Lots in Tarheel range from just under an acre to estate sized parcels of 3-5 acres or more. (3 comments)
I spent last weekend enjoying one of the biggest reasons to move to the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina. During an overnight trip to Asheville- another great destination that's only 2 hours from Murphy I was treated to an incredible display.
The oldest mountains in the world covered in vivid shades of crimson and gold sprawled around me in every direction.
We took the scenic route through the Nantahala National Forest, a two lane road that follows the Nantahala River, where scenes like this await around every curve in the road. The white water rafters weren't out, but there were plenty of (2 comments)
Looking for a great fall color tour? Why not join over 800 classic cars cruising through the oldest mountain range in the world? The 10th annual Cherokee Fall Rod Run takes place next weekend, October 30-November 1 along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina. Hosted by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Harrah's Casino, auto enthusiasts will compete for the brand new "Best in Show" trophy. Events include a classic car show and live entertainment every night, including a Saturday night appearance by Little Anthony and the Imperials at Harrah's Casino.
The town of Cherokee (2 comments)
Has the Housing Market Hit Bottom in Murphy, North Carolina? - 10/21/09 03:03 PM
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, Barbara Corcoran spoke with Matt Lauer on the Today Show about the latest statistics in the housing market nationwide. By examining several variables, she concluded that the answer is "NO" for the country as a whole. I decided to apply her checklist to the housing market in Murphy, North Carolina to see how we fare based the same criteria. Unemployment rate is nearing 10% - Our rate in Cherokee County has been above 10% for over a year now, and has actually come down recently. There's a large inventory of unsold homes - Our inventory is large, but the total nmber of homes on the (3 comments)
WE'VE LISTED OVER $5 MILLION OF REAL ESTATE IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS WITH OUR FLAT FEE LISTINGS IN MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE SAVING OVER $175,000 IN COMMISSIONS And many of them are getting MORE than they did from their previous broker !
MORE INTERNET EXPOSURE - including the website I initiated to get Murphy included in Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 places to buy a vacation home MORE SERVICE - We are full-time agents with an office open 7 days a week MORE EXPOSURE - Our (0 comments)
Have you ever dreamed of living in a log cabin in the mountains? Like so many Florida snowbirds who are drawn back to the comfort of a place with four distinct seasons, I came to the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina with the image of a cozy log cabin, complete with stone fireplace and a covered porch where Pa and I could sit in Cracker Barrel rocking chairs and drink lemonade.
I have my log cabin but I seldom sit on the front porch. Instead I'm sitting in the conference room, at a rustic log table with a (5 comments)
New Flat Fee Listing - Save Thousands When You Sell Your Murphy, NC Home - 10/19/09 02:36 PM
SALE PRICES HAVE FALLEN... ADVERTISING BUDGETS HAVE BEEN SLASHED... WHY SHOULD YOU STILL PAY FULL COMMISSION ? These are tough times for sellers in Murphy, North Carolina. And up till now, you haven't had any choices. Either you pay a big commission to get your property sold or you put up a "By owner" sign, run an ad and hope a buyer calls or drives by.
Here's the good news - change has come to the real estate business in Murphy! We're offering a program that can save you thousands of dollars when your (1 comments)
October Pending Home Sales Strong - 2009 Murphy NC and Cherokee County Market Report Update - 10/16/09 04:46 PM
Murphy, North Carolina and Cherokee County pending home sales for the first half of October are already almost at the level of homes sold for August and September of 2009, according to statistics from the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors. There are 27 pending sales reported from October 1-15, equal to the number of homes sold during the entire month of July. If this trend continues for the rest of the month, the number of homes under contract for October, 2009 will far exceed the sales recorded for any month this year.
Mortgage interest rates are still at historic (1 comments)
I've gardened in 3 very different climates over the years, from Northern Michigan where we got 20 FEET of snow in the winter to subtropical Key Largo, Florida, where chunks of limestone took the place of garden soil. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I've found a mild year-round climate that allows an endless variety of plants to flourish. Over the weekend, I decided to try a new combination in one of the decorative pots on my deck. I wanted something that would give me a splash of color even as frost approaches, stay green all winter, and look good (1 comments)
There Are Angels Among Us at Activerain - 10/11/09 07:37 PM
Last week I had the emotional roller coaster ride of my life and this Activerain community provided the high point. Monday morning I was notified that my bank refused to rewrite documents for a commercial loan that mistakenly included my home as part of the collateral. If I didn't sell enough lots over the next 12 months in the subdivision I'm developing, I could lose not only my entire investment, but my house as well. The bank wanted the paperwork signed within 24 hours, after months of no response to offers we'd made of alternative collateral. My own attorney also represents the title company that made the mistake, so (53 comments)
Graduate High School with 2 Years of College Credit - FREE- in Murphy, North Carolina - 10/10/09 12:23 PM
Worried about how you'll afford the high cost of college tuition for your kids? An innovative new program in Murphy, North Carolina funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation allows students to graduate high school with 2 FULL YEARS of college credit under their belt, at no cost to you. With over 70 schools participating, North Carolina is the national leader in the Learn and Earn Early College program. This innovative program allows students to go directly from 8th grade to a community college campus, where they take both high school and college classes at the same time. (4 comments)
3rd Quarter 2009 Real Estate Market Report for Murphy, NC and Cherokee County - 10/09/09 03:57 PM
There's good news on the housing front in Murphy and Cherokee County, NC. Home sales for the third quarter of 2009 are up significantly from the same period last year and lot sales remained even, based on data from the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors MLS statistics. Cherokee County 3rd Quarter Real Estate Sales Report Homes Sold Days on Market Average Sale Price 2008 70 239 $178,300 2009 91 223 $154,400 Time on the market hasn't changed significantly for residential sales but the average sales price is down. This could be due (0 comments)
Here's an opportunity to spend 2 great days with your family - one sharing with your kids the good feelings that come from volunteering and one enjoying a Disney theme park FREE! Beginning in January, 2010, Disney will be offering ONE MILLION FREE TICKETS to their popular theme parks in exchange for volunteering a day of your time to one of the participating charities and organizations. You have to sign up in advance on the Disney website and work for one of the organizations they will list in your community. You can sign up the entire family with kids as young as 6 (1 comments)
When you're on the deck, the relaxing sound of a mountain river is all you can hear from this spacious 2 bedroom ranch just listed in Murphy, North Carolina. The open floor plan with French doors and vaulted ceiling in the Great Room fills this home with the sight and sound of nature at your doorstep.
The Great Room features a stone fireplace where your whole family can gather during the holidays. There's an adjoining dining area and a bright kitchen with a center island where you can see the Nottley River even while you're preparing a (0 comments)
With its listing of 800 useful websites and products broken down into dozens of categories, The Small Business That Could for Women is a great resource for anyone, male or female, who owns or is thinking of starting a small business. All of us are owners of our own small business (like Katesellshouses.com) and I know I'm always looking for creative new ways to get my name out there in front of potential buyers and sellers.
Whether you're looking for legal resources, website hosting, financing information or just wanting to network with other small business owners in your state or area, The Small (7 comments)
With 318 curves in 11 miles, Tail of the Dragon is one of the premier roads in this country for motorcycles and sports cars. "Slaying the Dragon" is a dream accomplishment for many. Although it's the most famous, it is only one of half a dozen incredible riding experiences in the mountains that run through Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.
The Tail begins in North Carolina with a view of the Cheoah Dam, where Harrison Ford jumped to escape Tommy Lee Jones in the movie The Fugitive. It was originally a path through the mountains used by the Cherokee Indians and it (1 comments)
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