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Our first day at Coldwell Banker High Country in Murphy, NC - 01/30/11 09:30 PM
Today was our first day at our new office - Coldwell Banker High Country Realty! We've been getting emails from our fellow Agents in the Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Hiawasse, GA offices welcoming us to the CB Family and the Murphy, NC office all stopped by to help us move in and welcome us. We're all settled into our new office and ready to get busy! Lee will be out with Client's tomorrow, but stop in and see me and pick up one of our brochures. Coldwell Banker High Country Realty does three brochures a year so if you want your home or (7 comments)
Are you looking for just a simple little place to get-away from all the traffic and big city life? Whether you're looking for an older farm house for a great summer garden or a Mountain Chalet with long range mountain views, you'll still find that perfect place to get-away from it all and your own little "peace of the mountains" here in Murphy, NC. Visit Lee and Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team at www.MurphyMountainLiving.com
Murphy, NC Realtors join the Coldwell Banker High Country Realty Team - 01/28/11 09:41 PM
Murphy, NC Realtors, Lee & Carol Barbour join the Coldwell Banker High Country Realty Team! We are so excited to join the CB High Country Family and will continue to cover the tri-state mountain area with offices in Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Hiawasse GA and Murphy, NC. Look for more from The Mountain Living Team, but for now check out the Coldwell Banker High Country Brochure of Premier Properties. Visit Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MurphyMountainLiving.com (3 comments)
We finally made it into our "dream home in the mountains" of Murphy, NC - 01/27/11 09:01 PM
We finally made it into our "dream home in the mountains" of Murphy, NC thanks to the tremendous help of Lee Barbour. Even before we were in a position to buy a home here, we made contact with Lee through his office. He was aware that we were not ready to buy at that time, but I'm sure he went out of his way to answer our questions and concerns about the process. Of course when the time did come for us to for our new home he was the one we wanted to work with. Lee lead us through the entire process (4 comments)
Murphy, NC Cooperative Extension 2011 Annual 4-H Plant Sale - 01/26/11 09:08 PM
Murphy, NC Cooperative Extension 2011 Annual 4-H Plant Sale The Cherokee County NC Cooperative Extension office in Murphy, NC is now taking orders for their 2011 4-H Plant & Tree Sale. Each year the NC Cooperative Extension has this plant sale to raise money for 4-H programs and clubs in our area for youth ages 5-19. Here is the order form and descriptions of all the varieties available 4H Plant Sale
TO PLACE YOUR ORDER: Come by the office or call 828-837-2210. Orders can also be faxed it to 828-837-2172, or mailed to NC Cooperative Extension, 39 Peachtree St., Suite (0 comments)
The snow missed Murphy, NC but you won't want to miss this - 01/25/11 08:31 PM
Well the snow has missed Murphy, NC, but you won't want to miss this Free Concert Thursday night at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Thursday, January 27, 20117:00pm - Admission: Free, donations welcomeLocation: Community Room, Keith House Karen Mueller is one of the top autoharp and mountain dulcimer players today. Her exciting and innovative performing style, featuring Appalachian, Celtic and contemporary music, has been applauded by critics and audiences from LA to Boston. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine has said "Karen Mueller's touch, timing and taste make her a true virtuoso. Her talent and clarity ... deserve a wide (1 comments)
Affordable spot by the creek in Murphy, NC - 01/24/11 09:24 PM
Looking for and affordable spot to relax by the creek in Murphy, NC? Make sure to check out this beautiful setting with a nice flowing creek! This 2BR/2BA updated manufactured home offers a mud room/office entry, spacious rooms, all appliances, and a lovely screened-in back porch to enjoy. Oversized one car detached garage and plenty of room to garden. This affordable home is just minutes to downtown Murphy, Tri-County Community College, Murphy Medical Center and the John C. Campbell Folk School. $59,500 NC #110457
Visit Lee and Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team ~ www.MurphyMountainLiving.com
So I've been searching for the best phone and finally found it! - 01/23/11 10:14 PM
So I've been searching for the best for to fit our needs and have been impressed with quite a few... Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 > Talk and Surf The Web At The Same Time On The Nation's Fastest 3G Network > Impressive 8.1MP Camera Also Captures Video So You Never Miss A Moment > Surf The Web, Check Email, Chat On Instant Messenger With The Full HTML Browser > Integrated GPS Supports Location-based Apps Like Google Maps With Street View and Geo-tagging
And then of course there is the... DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC > Android 2.2 Operating System > Integrated (15 comments)
Murphy, NC...Did you Know? - 01/22/11 07:44 PM
Did you know that... Murphy, NC has been an answer on the game show Jeopardy 3 different times for the following: 1. At one time, it was 1 of only 2 towns in the country to be the terminus of two trains lines (Southern and L&N). 2. One of only 3 towns to have an all marble court house. Only one in which it was actually quarried in the same county. (The Cherokee County, NC Courthouse is made of blue-marble) 3. Though not right in downtown Murphy, NC, the largest 10 Commandments in the world is located just outside of Murphy (7 comments)
Vacationing in the Western NC Mountains - come to Murphy, NC! - 01/21/11 09:04 PM
Vacationing in the Western NC Mountains - then come to Murphy, NC! We have always vacationed in the western North Carolina Mountains and then we finally moved to Murphy, NC in 1997. As each vacation came to an end and we'd pack up and head back to Florida, we were more determined to purchase some land and start planning our future "summer/retirement home." We vacationed in the mountains and that was the beginning of a journey that would change our lives. Carol grew up spending summers in the mountains at her grandparent's home in Yancey County, NC. After Lee and Carol were married they spent (4 comments)
MOUNTAIN, LAKE FRONT & LAKE VIEWS AND GENTLE WOODED LOTS. Mountain Oak Reserve is a gated mountain community located in Murphy, NC. Mountain Oak Reserve offers shared wells, underground utilities, paved roads, hiking trails, five acre lake, large common areas and protective covenants. All lots are 2 acres or more. Larger tracts also available. Owner financing with 20% down. Lots priced at $36,000 - $89,500.
Visit Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MurphyMountainLiving.com
What's that red box in downtown Murphy, NC for? - 01/19/11 04:19 PM
What's that red box in downtown Murphy, NC for? As you go through downtown Murphy, NC you might have noticed that red mailbox. Well, you might be wondering what it's for and we've had people ask us too. That red mailbox was put there by the Marine Corps League and is where your old United States flag can be placed for retirement. When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, its time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be "retired" with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation's (6 comments)
Don't know if Mother Nature is listening or not, but the rains today inMurphy, NC are starting to help melt away our snow.
Sometimes a mistake can be a great opportunity for someone -or at least a great chuckle down this GA Mountain road. No matter what the weather is like its never a mistake being in the North Carolina or Georgia Mountains! Let us know what funny and creative signs you have in your community too. For more about living in the mountains or if you're interested in the dressvisit Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MountainLivingTeam.com
We sold our home in Murphy, NC with The Mountain Living Team! - 01/17/11 01:23 PM
We sold our home in Murphy, NC with The Mountain Living Team! We interviewed two other companies before we talked with Carol Barbour. Her competent answers and examples for all our questions ended our search. Carol continued her professional approach by providing step by step suggestions and directions from the listing through the closing. Her experience and focus allowed her to anticipate questions and provide answers, often before we were aware of them. This removed much apprehension and anxiety for us during the time our house was on the market and settled us during the final steps of leaving the house (2 comments)
Mountain Living with a little snow on the side... - 01/16/11 04:03 PM
Mountain Living with just a little snow still on the sides...of streets and driveways, hillside and mountain side, but we're starting to warm up here in Murphy, NC and the surrounding north GA and east TN mountains. If you're ready to start looking for your get-away in the mountains ot the perfect land for the future then let us help you find your "peace in the mountains".Visit Lee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com (10 comments)
How will you spend Martin Luther King Day? - 01/15/11 04:42 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. On this is day we remember and honor his message, political impact for civil rights and the hope for a better future for all people. This is not only a day for reflection as well as recognition, but also a day of service. What is the MLK Day of Service? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve (5 comments)
Murphy, NC is looking forward to these scenes around town... - 01/14/11 10:20 PM
Murphy, NC is looking forward to these scenes around town...It was 3 degrees this morning as we headed into the office! Thank goodness the sun did shine brightly and it warmed up a little. We've had more snow in the last month that we've had in the entire last 13 years we lived here in Cherokee County. So no, we're not the only ones looking forward to these warm and welcoming sights around downtown Murphy, NC...
Hurry up Spring! (6 comments)
Celebrate Make Your Dream Come True Day here in Murphy, NC - 01/13/11 05:14 PM
Celebrate Make Your Dream Come True Day As we start out 2011 make sure January 13th is circled on your calendars. Today is Make Your Dream Come True Day. Yep, this special day gives us the opportunity to do something to realize your goals and dreams. On this day do something, anything, to start achieving your dreams. Sometimes it takes several steps to accomplish them, so make today your starting point or re-commitment day. With a little effort, they will come true! If your dream is moving to Murphy, NC or the surrounding NC, GA or TN Mountains we’re here today, (1 comments)
Motivated Seller = Great Land for Sale in Murphy, NC - 01/12/11 02:25 PM
MOTIVATED SELLER!!!Looking for the perfect view lot in Murphy, NC near USFS Land? This 1.0 acre corner lot offers you a 325 degree gorgeous views of the mountains and lake. 3 BR septic permit on file. Walk to Hiwassee Lake for fishing, swimming, and 3.5 miles of forest service road for hiking, biking, or bird watching. Underground power and community water. Community tennis courts & BBQ area coming soon. Currently listed at $79,900, but this seller is MOTIVATED and says BRING ALL OFFERS! NC #106490
Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team www.LeeAndCarol.com
When are our Murphy, NC property taxes due? - 01/11/11 09:55 AM
Q: When are our Murphy, NC property taxes due? A: Real property taxes are paid “in arrears” and are due September 1 of each year. This means you‘ll be getting your 2011 property tax bill in September of 2011 and have until January 5, 2012 to pay without interest. Interest starts on January 6 with 2% the first month and ¾ % each month thereafter until paid. The current tax rate for Cherokee County, NC is $0.385 per $100 of your assessed tax valuation. In addition if you live within the city limits there is a $0.330 per $100. (1 comments)
Is everyone in Murphy, NC working from home today? - 01/10/11 01:28 PM
You might have heard about the winter weather mix that's hit the southeast and Murphy, NC has seen 10-12 inches within the last 12 hours. So you might be wondering "Is everyone in Murphy, NC working from home today?" Well we can't speak for all of Murphy, NC, but we're not taking any chances out on the roads - no matter how great Cherokee County takes care of our roads. We're working from our home office today! If you need to contact us visit www.LeeAndCarol.com or call 828-361-2040
Hey, this house looks like a pig sty! Well, that’s what my clients said when they saw this home. This was their “pet” in his room and then “Pork Chop” and his owners gave us the grand tour around the house. Some days you just never know what you’ll run into. If you’re looking for a home in the Murphy, NC or surrounding north GA or east TN mountains visit Lee & Carol Barbour at www.LeeAndCarol.com
One more great thing about living here in Murphy, NC is the opportunity to take one of the John C. Campbell Folk School’s unique classes through Scholarship Opportunities for Local Residents. * Each person may only claim a scholarship one time every 12 months. * Tuition is FREE, but each student will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. * Local Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered. Here are just a few for the month of January… Week (2 comments)
A Cherokee Legend: How the Deer Got His Horns - 01/07/11 07:43 PM
A Cherokee Legend: How the Deer Got His Horns In the beginning the Deer had no horns, but his head was smooth just like a doe's. He was a great runner and the Rabbit was a great jumper, and the animals were all curious to know which could go farther in the same time. They talked about it a good deal, and at last arranged a match between the two, and made a nice large pair of antlers for a prize to the winner. They were to start together from one side of a thicket and go through it, then turn (7 comments)
Waiting till Spring to List Your Murphy, NC Home? - 01/06/11 06:49 PM
Waiting till Spring to List Your Murphy, NC Home? Spring is a crucial time of the year for real estate sales here in Murphy, NC and buyers are searching NOW for their new home or land in our beautiful North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee mountains. Don’t wait until Spring to list your home!
For those who are looking to buy as well as sellers who said last year that they would list again "in the spring" -- when does the season actually get started? Although the official start of spring is March 20th, we advise our clients to list their (5 comments)
Murphy, NC has a great place for fresh organic produce and more - 01/05/11 10:12 PM
Murphy, NC offers you the great small town atmosphere, breathtaking surroundings and most every convenience you'd need. One of our favorites is a wonderful co-op for natural foods and fresh organic produce. Once a month we order for some of the best prices on organic produce, farm fresh eggs and just about anything else you'd find in your local whole foods market or health food store. So if you're in the western NC , north GA or east TN mountains and are interested in joining the Tri-State Co-Op or would like more information contact Lee & Carol Barbour at www.LeeAndCarol.com (3 comments)
Murphy, NC Realtors starting off 2011 with a busy week writing offers! - 01/04/11 09:51 PM
Our first work week here in Murphy, NC for 2011 is already starting out great! It's only Tuesday and we've already written three Offer To Purchase contracts for our Clients. The inventory of homes is falling and interest rates are starting to creep up. Many of the best buys out there are already gone so don't hesitate to contact us to help you have your own "Peace of the Mountains" too. Lee & Carol Barbour The Mountain Living Team www.LeeAndCarol.com 1.800.837.9199 Licensed in NC, GA and TN
Murphy, NC Market Snapshot for December 2010 - 01/03/11 08:11 PM
Here is the Murphy, NC Market Snapshot for December 2010. We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison. If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy, NC and start enjoying Mountain Living then please contact Lee & Carol Barbour at www.LeeAndCarol.com and we’ll get started right away on finding you your perfect “piece of the mountain” in NC, GA or TN.
All statistical information used to create this report was obtained from the MountainLakes Board of Realtors MLS and includes all areas. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. (0 comments)
Just incase you missed the world famous Possum Drop out at Clay’s Corner in Brasstown, NC, just sit back for a spell and watch all the fun you missed… CBS Sunday Morning was there to share with their viewers and came appropriately dressed for the spectacular event. The weather held out for the 17th Annual Possum Drop and as always, this New Year tradition held just outside of Murphy, NC is always great fun for young and old. See you next year! For more information visit Clay’s Corner in Brasstown, NC
Welcome to 2011!!! After you spent last night celebrating the end of 2010 and the coming in of another new year, today celebrate with us as many do in the South with some Hoppin’ John. Murphy, NC had a white Christmas with 12 inches of snow and now New Year’s Day has been filled with non-stop rain. What better way to stay warm than to cook up a pot of traditional Hoppin’ John for a safe and prosperous New Year. Wishing all our Friends a Happy New Year! 1.1.11 (3 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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