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If you're looking for a real estate team that can help you sell your home, or find the perfect place to live, then you've come to the right place. As former Floridians that made the move to the mountains, we want to serve you in finding and making your dreams a reality, too. It would be our pleasure to help you with all your real estate needs. We are licensed in NC, GA and TN. If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful (12 comments)
BRASSTOWN NORTH CAROLINA UNRESTRICTED 3.89 +/-acres with nice flowing creek, huge garden area, views, paved access and a 3BR septic system already installed. Located in Brasstown, NC and you can walk to post office, Clay’s Corner and the John C. Campbell Folk School. For more info see Brasstown. $120,000 NC #109239
Lee & Carol Barbour 1.800.837.9199 www.MountainLivingTeam.com
Who's Watching Your Home While You're Away from the NC Mountains? - 02/26/10 07:30 AM
If you’re looking for a second home or already have one here in the Murphy, NC, north GA and eastern TN mountains then this might be a service you’d be interested in while you’re away. Many absentee homeowners return to their primary residences leaving their second homes unattended. As a second homeowner you worry about such issues as the weather, water leaks, break-ins, appliance failures, central air and heating, winterizing and many other issues. Undetected, these issues can lead to unnecessary damage and higher costs for repair. What if there was a way to eliminate the stress of the unknown regarding (8 comments)
10 Hot New Home Products - 02/25/10 07:56 AM
Realtor Michael Bergin in Alexandria, VA shared this great list of the Hot New Home Products for all those handy do-it-yourselfer's out there. These products could really spruce up your home for just a little money and little time. Thanks Michael! Via Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ): The world of home improvement is vast - covering everything from paint to landscaping to a new light fixture. But how to keep up with all the new products? Unfortunately weekly, if not daily, trips to the local hardware store or even the big box stores (4 comments)
We I just love Andrea Bocelli and when we found this video it truly blessed us, so we wanted to share it with you all today. Will this be what heaven sounds like as we all lift our voices up to the Lord? My Mom has recently found out that she has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia so take every moment of each day that you're given and thank the Lord for every breath He gives and every person in your life.God is good. (8 comments)
Is Your Home Ready For Spring Buyers? - 02/22/10 08:33 AM
Spring is always a busy time in Murphy, NC for Real Estate so here are some tips to help get your home ready for those "spring buyers" that will be out previewing your home! Clean and shining inside A good spring cleaning is the first step to getting your home ready for buyers. Put on your favorite music, get all your supplies together and let your feather duster fly. Get those windows, mirrors and all surfaces squeaky clean and shining. Let the sun shine in on your home to set it apart from the others. Give that yard a good (5 comments)
Tax Credit Deadline Will Be Here Before You know It! - 02/21/10 09:04 AM
Spring will be here before you know it and so will the deadline for the First Time Homebuyer & Repeat Buyer Tax Credit! The snow has finally stopped falling in the Murphy, NC and surrounding GA and TN areas, so now is the time to get out and find your home in the mountains. Give us a call today at 1.800.837.9199 and visit us at www.MountainLivingTeam.com so that we can assist you in finding the right home and taking advantage of the tax credit.
Remember, to qualify for the tax credit, you have to be under contract by April 30, (3 comments)
GREAT 3BR/2BA STARTER HOME! Convenient location, close to Blairsville, GA and Murphy, NC. Totally remodeled, nice new tile and carpet, vaulted ceilings in great room and gas log fireplace. Enjoy the views from the back deck or watch the kids play in out the yard. $139,000 NC #109231For more photos and information just click on STARTER HOME! If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful Western North Carolina, North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains have to offer. Visit us (5 comments)
Free Workshop “Managing the Backyard Flock” from the Cherokee County, NC Cooperative Extension - 02/19/10 06:17 AM
Many home buyers are wanting to get away from the typical neighborhoods and get a "little piece of land" for a nice garden, do some canning and raise a few chickens to enjoy a more simpler life in the Murphy, NC mountains. Well, we can help you find that home and when you're ready for some great information along the way make sure you check with your county extension office for workshops like these... The Cherokee County, NC Cooperative Extension has planned a workshop entitled “Managing the Backyard Flock” that is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the (2 comments)
Cherokee Indian Legend of The Cedar Tree - 02/18/10 06:19 AM
The Cherokee Indian Legend of The Cedar Tree A long time ago when the Cherokee people were new upon the earth, they thought that life would be much better if there was never any night. They beseeched the Ouga (Creator) that it might be day all the time and that there would be no darkness. The Creator heard their voices and made the night cease and it was day all the time. Soon, the forest was thick with heavy growth. It became difficult to walk and to find the path. The people toiled in the gardens many long hours trying (5 comments)
Looking back on the 2009 MLS Overview we see that Home sales were upby 34 closings from the 2008 MLS totals, but the Land sales were down by 63.Click HERE to see the Jan 2010 Residential Market Report If we can assist you in finding your mountain home or land in theNC, GA or TN Mountains visit us at www.MountainLivingTeam.com
What Do You Need To Know About Radon in the NC, GA and TN Mountains? - 02/16/10 06:12 AM
What Do You Need To Know About Radon in the NC, GA and TN Mountains? Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is released naturally occurring in the granite and shale soils prevalent in our area. High levels of Radon Gas is wide spread in the mountains of North Georgia, Western North Carolina and Southeast Tennessee. The US Surgeon General warns us that exposure to high levels of radon is second leading cause of lung cancer. The gas enters your home by migrating through the foundation, and through small cracks and other small holes in your home's foundation. Be-Radon-Safe has some (4 comments)
Honoring President's Day... with some first facts - 02/15/10 06:34 AM
Once in the White House, each President made his mark in different ways. In fact, before Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, came to office, the White House wasn't even called the White House! People called the building the President's Palace, President's House, and the Executive Mansion. Roosevelt officially named it the White House in 1901. Theodore Roosevelt wasn't the only President to invent a new expression. Martin Van Buren, the eighth President, is sometimes credited with creating the word "OK." Van Buren was from Kinderhook, New York. During his campaign, Old Kinderhook (O.K.) clubs formed to support the President. Later, "OK" (12 comments)
One Winter Morning A Husband and Wife... - 02/12/10 09:56 PM
One winter morning a husband and wife in Upper Michigan were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer Say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows can get through." So the good wife went out and moved her car. A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows (7 comments)
2010 Annual 4-H Plant Sale with the Cherokee County NC Cooperative Extension - 02/12/10 01:38 PM
2010 Annual 4-H Plant Sale The Cherokee County NC Cooperative Extension office in Murphy, NC is now taking orders for their 2010 4-H Plant Sale. Each year the NC Cooperative Extension has this plant sale to raise money for 4-H programs in our area. This year they are offering the following and have different varieties to choose from. Trees: Apple, Cherry, Pear and Flowering Cherry.Bushes/Plants: Blackberry, Blueberry and Grapes. For more information on varieties of each plant or tree and exact prices, please contact the extension office or see this INFO SITE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER: Come by (2 comments)
Vintage Valentine's Day Cards - 02/12/10 06:30 AM
During the late 1800s, postage rates around the world dropped, and the obscene St. Valentine's Day card became popular, despite the Victorian era being otherwise very prudish. As the numbers of racy valentines grew, several countries banned the practice of exchanging Valentine's Day cards. During this period, Chicago's post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent, they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card. Here are a few not-too racy Valentine’s Day cards from the past…
A Little Bit of Italy in Murphy, NC... Antica Roma Caffe - 02/11/10 04:24 PM
Antica Roma Caffé has just opened in Murphy, NC. Yes, it’s like a little piece of Italy in downtown Murphy now. Lee and I stopped in for an Espresso and a Nutella Frutta Crepe to share while we were passing through town today. It was heavenly; a freshly made from scratch crepe, hazelnut spread, powder sugar, fresh whipped cream and bananas. Of course we had such a hard time picking just one of the delicious desserts that we had to take home three! Don’t worry – we’ll try not eat them all tonight.
The Princess Closet has a new home located in the Digital Creations Building in Murphy, NC. The Princess Closet was started by the Business Women of Cherokee County, NC and is open to Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties for young ladies in need to find a wonderful dress for their school formal dances. They have so many beautiful dresses in all sizes, lengths and colors to choose from. If you need a special clutch or jewelry to go along with your gown, they've got a great assortment to give you a little extra sparkle too.
SUNSET MOUNTAIN 3BR/2BA with garage and shop. Located in Murphy, NC and features a master on main floor has sitting room/office, triple pane skylights, Jotul woodstove, screened in porch, garden space, terraced rock walls and bubbling rock water garden. Seasonal views on this 1.05+/- acres with a shop – perfect for parking motor cycles, and smaller storage building. Private well and paved roads. Just minutes to Murphy and the GA state line. $195,000 NC #105756 Visit www.LeeAndCarol.com for more information.
As you travel through Murphy, NC on Hwy 64 you'll notice the road construction, building and new sign going up. Tractor Supply will soon be opening a new store located in Murphy and very convenient to our neighboring GA and TN residents. This will not only bring more jobs to Cherokee County, but Tractor Supply is one of our favorite places to shop for tools, home decor, clothing, garden, farm and animal supplies. Murphy, NC is growing!
Free Concert at the John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NC Featured Concert: Buck & NelsonDate & Time: 7:30 pm - February 12, 2010 Admission: Free, donations welcome Location: Community Room, Keith House David Buchanan and Nelson Thomas, aka Buck & Nelson, have been performing music together since the mid 1970’s. They began learning the basics of music and playing string instruments in the basement of Nelson's parent's house. For the past 20 years they have also performed solo, with a number of other musicians, and at many venues including performing in “The Reach of Song” (Georgia’s Official Historical (0 comments)
The Home Of Your Dreams with extraordinary value and amenities. This 5BR/3.5BA ranch style sits on an amazing 6 acres in Murphy, NC and will win your heart with all it's incredible spaciousness. Gourmet kitchen with lots of cabinet/counter space, island and breakfast nook, Arch windows, spacious bedrooms, beautiful patio with in-ground pool, huge laundry room and a 4 car garage.
Fronts on private lake, has mountain views, and you can go to sleep each night as you listen to the stream in your very own backyard. There is also the perfect matching guest home with an open floor plan and (10 comments)
Cost of Living 50 Years Ago... - 02/08/10 05:21 PM
Cost of Living in 1960 Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents Can of Beef Ravioli 30 cents Loaf of Bread 20 cents Average Cost of a new car $2,600.00 Yearly Inflation Rate 1.46% Average Monthly Rent $98.00 Average Cost of new house $12,700.00
Lee and I were born in 1960...what a difference 50 years can make!
This was the old Pine Log steel bridge in Warne, NC. After they built the new concrete bridge this one was bought and moved over to a large farm property right next to a property we just closed on. The new owners just love having this next to their property on the Brasstown Creek.
Cherokee County, NC Residential Real Estate Market Report for January 2010 Residential New listings were 94, for a total of 972 Active, 5 Pending and 12 Sold. Average sales price was $122,142. Average days on market - DOM was 191 days.
All statistical information used to create this report was obtained from the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Nantahala National Forest - Tsali Recreation Area in Western NC - 02/04/10 09:05 PM
Nantahala National Forest - Tsali Recreation Area in NC Tsali, an internationally renowned mountain biking facility, derives its name from a Cherokee hero martyred in connection with the infamous Trail of Tears, when thousands of Cherokee were rounded up for forced removal to Oklahoma. The historical record is impossibly murky, but Tsali and some members of his family were apparently executed by their own people, perhaps to placate military authorities, in the aftermath of a scuffle in which one or more U.S. soldiers were killed. Some accounts say Tsali willingly sacrificed his life so that some of his countrymen could remain (2 comments)
This is one of my favorite trees in Murphy, NC. If you're in Murphy and headed over the the Murphy Medical Center, Tri-County Community College or the John C. Campbell Folk School you'll get a chance to see this pasture full of beautiful trees. This day there was a little cold mist and fog, but don't they have such character? Just another lovely site as you're driving or biking around the Cherokee County, NC mountains! If you'd like more information on the NC, GA and TM mountains visit www.LeeAndCarol.com (5 comments)
8231 This is a COZY 2BR/2BA CABIN in the woods with full unfinished basement which is rough plumbed for an additional bath. Located in Murphy, NC in Rolling Hills Estates on a .66 acre lot. Plenty of parking and community water. If you’ve been looking for a great home or rental property, then look no more - this one comes fully furnished ready to move in! $159,900 NC #102107
Visit www.LeeAndCarol.com for more information on Real Estate in the NC, GA and TN Mountains (4 comments)
Happy Groundhog Day! - 02/02/10 06:33 AM
Happy Groundhog Day from Punxsutawney Phil! Every year, Punxsutawney, Pa., and the world wait eagerly to find out if the groundhog will see his shadow. If he dashes back from seeing his shadow, we're stuck with six more weeks of winter! If he sticks around above ground, then spring is around the corner. This year Punxsutawney Phil sent out a text letting all his friends get a “heads–up” on what the future weather holds for us. In case you missed getting in on that exclusive text list… SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER COMING OUR WAY!!!
new way - developed - edge - advantage What can we do differently to create that edge? If you are looking for a real estate team that can help you sell your home, or find the perfect place to live, then you’ve come to the right place. As former Floridians that made the move to the mountains, we want to serve you in finding and making your dreams a reality, too. It would be our pleasure to help you with all your real estate needs. If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move (6 comments)
Author Bio: Lee and Carol Barbour - The Mountain Living Team are Realtors in the Murphy, NC mountains and live, play and sell real estate in Murphy and Hayesville NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN. Follow our blog to see the scenery, outdoor activities, homes, land and mountain lifestyle we love.
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