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Where will you be marketing my home? - 12/30/10 01:17 PM
Where will you be marketing my home? Here is a question often asked when I am listing a home for sale. I market in so many areas it would be easy to forget some so the best way to answer this question is for me to show them where I will be marketing their home and its not just in Franklin, NC. I have a list that I go down when listing a home, kinda like a cheat sheet so I don't forget one. The first place is our local MLS and I do explain what MLS means. You would be amazed at (12 comments)
What is and What is not covered in a Home Inspection in North Carolina - 12/28/10 07:49 PM
What is and What is not covered in a Home Inspection in North Carolina I get asked this question a lot when it comes to getting the Home Inspected. A good Home Inspector in NC with give you a Pre-Inspection Agreement to read and sign before it can be preformed. In that agreement it tells you what he or she will inform you of in a written report of any major deficiencies with the property. Should you have any particular concerns be sure you tell the Inspector to address them for you. What is cover in a Home Inspection is in accordance with the North (2 comments)
What is there to do in Franklin, NC? - 12/27/10 02:16 PM
What is there to do in Franklin, NC? Franklin, NC has a lot to offer and you should never be bored around here. After all we have the whole Great Smoky Mountains to play in. Here are a few of the local favorite things to do in Franklin, NC.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is very difficult but if your like me I look for the shorter hiking trails. There is just something about being outside and feeling closer to God. There are many trails here in Franklin but Here are 4 of the best hiking trails in the mountains in Franklin, NC. Be (6 comments)
Does it snow in Franklin, NC? - 12/26/10 03:01 PM
Does it snow in Franklin, NC? The answer is YES it does snow in Franklin, NC. When I first moved here to Franklin, NC the year was 1993 and most folks around here remember that because it was the Blizzard of "93". It was exactly two weeks after the snow storm our moving truck came to the mountains of Western NC - Macon County. The snow was all gone by April 9th, it was wet, cold and windy that day. I won't forget it becasue I had just turned 30 and Mom turned 60 and it was her birthday the day we arrived. (7 comments)
Merry Christmas from Franklin, NC - 12/24/10 10:34 AM
Merry Christmas from Franklin, NC It's Christmas Eve morning and Jack Frost is nipping at my nose. We are suppose to have a White Christmas this year here in Franklin, NC. I grew up in Glens Falls, NY where we had a White Christmas every year that I can remember. I loved to ice skate, build igloo's (forts for snowball fights), sledding down Pete's Hill, and hitching rides on the back of cars. We always lost a glove doing that. Christmas Eve us kids put on plays for the grown ups and they sang Christmas songs. My favorite was my mother and her two (7 comments)
Looking to buy a home - start a business in Franklin, NC - 12/22/10 03:25 PM
Looking to buy a home - start a business in Franklin, NC Franklin is a small mountain town surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. There is also plenty of fishing, hunting, hiking trails, rafting and kayaking. The Franklin area is the Gem Capitol of the World, so try your hand at mining you may find a Gem worth keeping. It's a lot of fun for the whole family. A refreshing change of pace is Franklin, NC and it is on the move. Currently The Main Street Program was formed for downtown Franklin to rekindle the town to (0 comments)
I get calls every year from buyers wanting to know why they are getting a tax bill. Here in Macon County, NC when you buy a property all taxes are prorated and it depends on what time of the year it is whether or not you will be getting a bill in the mail. Another frequent question is, how come my mortgage company didn't pay my tax bill?
Frequently Asked Questions?
I sold this property - Why am I getting this bill? North Carolina Law states (2 comments)
Franklin, NC Arts & Entertainment - 12/21/10 02:08 PM
Franklin, NC Arts and Entertainment Looking to get into the Christmas Spirit? Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts offers movies to the public from time to time. They have HD/3D pictures and surround sound. Tickets are sold at the door and seats will be first come first serve. Why not take advantage of this offer right here in Franklin, NC. Here are two wonderful movies starting tonight. Both movie's admissions are just $3 Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 It's A Wonderful Life when:Dec 21, 2010 at 7:00pm where:1024 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC from:Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday, (4 comments)
Franklin, NC Market Property Report to date - more units sold but less money - 12/20/10 04:01 PM
Franklin, NC Market Property Report to date - more units sold but less money The good news more has sold - the bad news for a lot less money! Our market in Franklin, NC shows that it has a slight increased compared to the market the same time last year. A total of 69 more units sold in Residential while only 37 more parcels of land was sold. Commercial properties have stayed the same in sales with just 8 and was a big difference dollar wise of -$1,838,500. That is 42.45%. Land, well it shows 37 more parcels sold but it was also (0 comments)
Are you posting what you are painting? Blogs are like painting a picture. We blog for business mostly for our area. Are you painting a picture for potential clients to remember you when the time comes and they need your services. I live in the Mountain's in a quaint town Franklin, NC. Of course I write about the mountains and how beautiful it is to live here. I blog about what is happening in my neighborhood. I know there are families out there trying to find out more information about Franklin, NC. What I am really trying to do is paint a picture of (9 comments)
And the Winner of the Harley's for Habitat for Humanity is ~ - 12/19/10 01:09 PM
And the Winner of the Harley's for Habitat for Humanity is ~ Its has been a long five months or so selling $25 tickets to raise money for the Franklin, NC Habitat for Humanity. I joined the Board at the beginning of the year wanting to give back to my community. We who came up with this bright idea anyway? My first project was handed over to me to raffle off a New Harley-Davidson. My first reaction, "We can do this"! I have been riding my own Harley for over 20 years and I have friends who will help. My (5 comments)
This is a bitter-sweet photo taken in October of this year 2010. It happens to be one of the last photos taken with my oldest brother Larry on the left, my younger sister Jeannie, my youngest brother Robbie and I. It was Robbies last months of livinghere on this earth and we were all there to celebrate his life and to spend Kodak moments & quality time with him before he passed on to a better place. We had not been together in over 8 years. (16 comments)
Do you have a plan or are you planning to fail? - 12/16/10 05:52 PM
Do you have a plan or are you planning to fail? With the New Year just weeks away. Are you Ready to --->>> Set Goals for 2011. "What are your Goals for this year" Most people just say, I want to make more money. Well that is all well and good we all want to make more money. But, what are your action steps to make more money? Here are some reasons people don't like to set Goals. A lot of use fill out a 20 page goal setting book pre-written package that we fill out part of it and then put in a drawer and (1 comments)
Survey Says: Consumers Comparison Shop for Everything Except Their Mortgage - 12/16/10 02:36 PM
Survey Says: Consumers Comparison Shop for Everything Except Their Mortgage I thought this was an interesting article I read today in my Daily Real Estate News sponsered by Lowes. I never really thought about how many people do not shop around for the best rates or options for them but I do suggest to my clients to do so and also to make sure your are comparing apples to apples. Most people that are ready to buy a home already know someone, pick the first place they contact or simply just don't care due to the fact they are all excited and (3 comments)
Franklin NC - Camelot Estate Home just reduced & Now a Possible Short Sale - 12/14/10 09:37 PM
Franklin NC - Camelot Estate Home just reduced & Now a Possible Short Sale Sitting on one of the best lots in Camelot Estates 3br - 2 bath Double-wide Home, Front deck is a wonderful place to read a book, enjoy a glass of ice-tea or even better a afternoon nap! You can't beat the location just off 441/Sylva Rd. in Franklin, NC. Close to town, shopping, dining, hospital. This is a well taken care of 55 and older adult park. Roads are paved and this particular home has extra parking for your guest. Home Owners dues are only $200 per year that includes (2 comments)
Franklin, NC Land is selling - Heritage Hills Subdivision lot just sold at a great price. You could not beat this unheard of price on this lot for sale in Franklin, NC. That is why it sure didn't last long. Land is starting to sell here in the mountains. And my Sellers were Happy campers! Why? Low prices, great interest rates, lots to choose from. This one acre lot with electric and water sold for $10,500!
Heritage Hills Franklin, NC is in Cartoogechaye Community. This was a steal. Lot #32 - 1.00 Acre in Beautiful Heritage Hills. Good views once house site is cleared, especially (1 comments)
Brick home, Mobile Home, Land, Foreclosure, Short Sale - We have them all listed here in Franklin,NC - 12/14/10 03:20 PM
Brick home, Mobile Home, Land, Foreclosure, Short Sale - We have them all listed here in Franklin,NC If you are in the market for a great deal in Franklin, NC here are a few to consider. Whether it be a Brick Home, Mobile Home or some land to build your own Home. There is a lot to choose from here in the mountains of Franklin, NC. I currently have listed from a campground park model to upscale home. No matter what your looking for we can fulfill your needs. (1 comments)
Franklin, NC Home for Sale price has been reduced to $289,900 - 12/14/10 02:51 PM
Franklin, NC Home for Sale price has been reduced to $289,900 Southern Heritage subdivision has always been a great place to live due to the fact of the neighborhood and location. Prices have been falling in and around Franklin, NC and now has never been a better time to buy. This is a beautiful home listed in Dowdle Trace Subdivision! It also is conveniently located and it is in sought after Clarks Chapel community in Franklin, NC. This is and upscale subdivision that is well taken care of. Beautiful landscaping throughout and paved roads. It is just south of the quaint (4 comments)
First time Home Buyers sure are getting a great deal not only on Homes but the lowest interest rates that have not been seen in many, many moons. Make sure you get a good Agent to help you step by step and is working for you to protect your interest. Second Home Buyers. Now is a good time too if you been pondering the thought of a second home to use for vacations or planning to retire to another area eventually. Investors are doing the same, buying good deals on all kinds of property, (6 comments)
It's going to snow & be cold in Franklin NC tips to be prepared - 12/11/10 11:17 PM
It's going to snow & be cold in Franklin NC tips to be prepared Here in Franklin, NC mountains and surrounding areas have been warned that snow is coming and we are going to see some cold temperatures. In this area we have a lot of second homes. Most people are in Florida or another warmer area for the winter. Some to come back for the holidays because it just don't seem like Christmas without the cold or snow. Although I think we don't get that must snow it does get cold her in Franklin.
1. Leave your heat on at (13 comments)
Franklin, NC Mill Creek Country Club ~ Villa for Sale - 12/11/10 09:54 PM
Franklin, NC Mill Creek Country Club ~ Villa for Sale Come Live ~ Play ~ Explore Mill Creek Country Club. Cartoogechaye Community is just outside of the city limits of Franklin, NC. Mill Creek Country Club is a beautiful place to live here in the mountains and especially if you are a avid golfer. They also have a Pro Shop, Tennis Courts, and a new Fitness Center.
Here is one Villia being offered you may want to take a look at. Nearby Activities include: Gem Mining, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Skating,Bowling, Chimney Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, Scenic Train Rides, Antiques, Waterfalls, (5 comments)
Franklin NC Home Just Sold in Cartoogechaye Community - 12/11/10 08:51 PM
Franklin NC Home Just Sold in Cartoogecheye Community Cartoogecheye Community is a very popular area for second homes or people wanting to live out Hwy.64 West of the quaint town of Franklin, NC. Its close to Standing Indian Campground that stays full in the spring, summer and fall. Lots of hiking trails, water falls, rivers to explore in the Nantahala National Forest.
RainCamp Atlanta sure was fun now I have to Implement what we learned back in Franklin, NC - 12/10/10 09:41 PM
RainCamp Atlanta sure was fun now I have to Implement what we learned back in Franklin, NC Pre-Party RainCamp was a chance to mingle and meet those people we see on Active Rain. First person I seen and had the pleasure of meeting was Thom Abbott and his partners on the left. In the Middle was the Market Leader Guys. Thanks Thom for picking a great place to eat in Midtown Atlanta. I think Thom was the only one who knew where Franklin, NC was.
Jen Bowman ~ June Tassillo ~ Jami Shapiro & Erica Jolles In (10 comments)
RainCamp is coming to Hotlanta...er, I mean Atlanta - 12/06/10 04:08 PM
I thought I would re-blog this AWESOME news... I can not wait to arrive tomorrow and let the Party begin. Are you kidding me, RainCamp is having a Pre-Party and a After Party! I am bringing: Laptop, business cards, camara, pen & paper. I would like to ask those of you who have gone to RainCamp a question. What is the ONE thing you wished you had brought with you but didn't?
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Hotlanta better be ready, because RainCamp is going to let it rain on Wednesday, December 8! In just a few short days the ActiveRain team (8 comments)
Franklin, NC seen its first snow flurries already this year. - 12/06/10 02:40 PM
Franklin, NC seen its first snow flurries already this year. Can you believe its December already? Even more so, can you believe we have seen it snow already? Well, its just a dusting of snow down here but the Mountain tops sure are pretty. This was taken this morning as I was headed out Hwy. 64 West. This is Wayah Bald in Macon County and it is famous around here for the views & hiking. This is also the Nantahala Forest. Most of this land is protected and too steep to build on anyway. I love going up to the rest (6 comments)
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