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Ready to Make an Offer on that Cabin in Murphy, NC? - 12/29/11 09:49 AM
So you’ve got your Pre-Approval letter from your Lender and we’ve seen some of the best priced homes in the Murphy, NC and surrounding Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA mountains. You’ve narrowed them down to your top three and we’ve revisited them so now you’re ready for the next step...Now you’re ready to make an offer on that perfect home. We’ve looked at a lot of homes on the market and we’ll do a Comparative Market Analysis of the recent homes sold in the area. This is when having a Realtor working for you with negotiating experience is essential. We’ll research (3 comments)
Does the Social Media for a business convey? - 12/27/11 03:54 PM
Does the social media for a business convey? We have a deal in the works for a local Business in the tri-state area and our Buyers wanted to add into the contract that the current Facebook page for the store convey. The Listing Agent responded “I am not sure that a FB business page (if that's how it is set up) can be transferred. It is normally tied to your personal account. If you don't mind, can you check into that and let me know.” Interesting question and we’ve never come across this in a sale either... I thought you could (8 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing - Possum Drop in Brasstown, NC - 12/26/11 09:19 AM
Welcome in 2012 Mountain Style at the Possum Drop in Brasstown, NC! No we don’t drop a big ball or a peach - its a Possum. This year's festivities to welcome in the New Year will start at 9:30 pm and will last until the Possum is lowered at midnight and then the fireworks display begins as we’ll usher in 2012.Last year Bill Geist from the CBS television show Sunday Morning was there at Clay’s Corner filming so take a peak at this video from the 2011 Possum Drop. You see, Clay Logan, owner of Clay’s Corner and originator and creative (0 comments)
The Art Center Galleries On West Main in downtown Blue Ridge, GA - 12/23/11 04:57 PM
We had the pleasure of attending the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce After Hours this week held at The Art Center Galleries On West Main in downtown Blue Ridge, GA. It was a fabulous evening filled with a festive atmosphere, touring and learning more about the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association with Executive Director, Sarah Verner.
The vision of The Art Center is to act as an economic stimulus to put Blue Ridge, GA on the map as one of the Top Art Towns in the Nation. And that's just what they’ve done and the results have benefited the entire (5 comments)
Happy First Day of Winter in Murphy, NC - something to celebrate! - 12/22/11 09:47 AM
Happy First Day of Winter in Murphy, NC - something to celebrate! Happy Winter Solstice and First Day of Winter on this December 22, 2011. The December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of 2011. After the winter solstice, the days will get longer. More daylight hours during winter here in Murphy, NC are something to Celebrate!
So what exactly is a solstice? The earliest humans knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year. They (8 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing - Santa's Station in Blue Ridge, GA - 12/21/11 09:15 AM
Visit Santa's Station and his Elvesin the downtown Blue Ridge, GA Mountains! You’ll find Santa’s Station right in the center of downtown Blue Ridge across from Depot and City Park. You can visit with Santa and enjoy a cup of hot cider and a famous fried pie from Mercier Orchards. You’ll also want to check for the special select times to join the Elves from Home Depot to build a craft too.
Santa will be there Friday, December 23rd from 2 to 7 p.m.and Saturday, December 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home Depot Workshop Friday, (4 comments)
Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Murphy, NC? - 12/20/11 08:48 AM
Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Murphy, NC? So you’re ready to buy a home in Murphy, NC, then you’ll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage and not just pre-qualified.To get pre-qualified, you only submit credit, income and debt information to a mortgage broker or lender. That means the resulting estimate of the maximum mortgage and home that's affordable is exactly that - an estimate.Before you can get pre-approved, however, you must allow their lenders to pull credit reports, check debt-to-income ratios and perform other underwriting steps. That puts you much closer to obtaining a loan and locking (1 comments)
December’s Season of Celebrations and Sharing - Nursing Home Presents and Hugs! - 12/18/11 03:08 PM
Nursing Home Presents and Hugs deliveredin December’s Season of Celebrations and Sharing! You might have read our last blog about the Wrapping Party at the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors where a bunch of us got together to wrap 360 fleece blankets for the four local nursing homes in our area. Well, the best part of that night of furious wrapping was the getting to deliver them! We had caravans of Realtors loaded down with all the packages heading out to the Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville and Robbinsville Nursing Homes. It might have been raining all day outside, but inside (4 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing - Realtors wrapping blankets for the local Nursing Homes - 12/15/11 11:41 AM
If you drove by the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors office last night and saw the lights on after dark, cars in the parking lot and were wondering what was going on...It was your local Realtors there just busy as bees wrapping blankets for our four local Nursing Homes. We wrapped 360 blankets to be distributed to the Murphy, Andrews, Clay and Graham Nursing Homes. We even had to send our President, Bonnie Smith, out for more wrapping paper. It was a lot of fun wrapping, but the real fun is going to be when we all get back together (0 comments)
Murphy, NC Market Snapshot for November 2011 - 12/13/11 07:11 PM
Here is your Murphy, NC Market Snapshot for November 2011. We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison. If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy, NC or the surrounding western NC, north GA or east TN areas to start enjoying Mountain Living then please contact Lee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com and we’ll get started right away on finding you your perfect “peace of the mountain” in NC, GA or TN too.
All statistical information used to create this report was obtained from the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors MLS and includes (0 comments)
Come to the Murphy, NC Mountains - Holiday Greeting Card Contest - 12/13/11 07:07 AM
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share your creative side during the holiday season with a creative writing challenge. Join in on the challenge with the ActiveRain Holiday Greeting Card Contest! This is one of our favorite photos from last years snow here in Murphy, NC. We usually don’t get this much snow all at once and not usually over Christmas week either. Nothing could be better than snow at Christmas in the mountains!
Merry Christmas from the Murphy, NC Mountains! May the peace and quiet of the mountain countrysidefill your hearts and homes this season. Wishing you (10 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing - local Food Banks can use your help - 12/12/11 09:33 AM
It's the season of giving and our local Food Banks can use your help. Please drop off non-Perishable Food Items at the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors office or to Lee & Carol Barbour at Coldwell Banker High Country. All items will be divided up and delivered before Christmas to the Food Banks in our area. Lets try to out do our donations from last year! In addition, we are collecting items for the local Animal Shelter. Please don't forget to give to this worthy cause too if you can. Drop off items at the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors office (1 comments)
Back in 1997 when we moved to Murphy, NC our son, Brandon Lee, was just nine and this was his first snow and Christmas at our new home in the mountains. We never had a Christmas like this back in Florida! There is nothing like your first snow and building a snow man. Next it was off to pump up the tire tube for tubing down the hill! (5 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing - Hayesville, NC Christmas Parade - 12/08/11 10:42 PM
The Clay County Progress newspaper presents the annual Hayesville Christmas Parade. The Parade will kick off the holiday season in grand style when it gets under way on the Hayesville Town Square at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Clay County’s Heritage,” in commemoration of the county’s 150th anniversary. Leading the parade this year as its grand marshals are members of VFW Post 6812 and the George Lee American Legion Post and Auxiliary.
Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church’s youth tell the crowd that Jesus is the mainreason we celebrate Christmas. They won second place in the (3 comments)
Happy Sellers in Murphy, NC! - 12/08/11 11:45 AM
Another testimony for a happy and satisfied seller in Murphy, NC... 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 Murphy, NC house was on the market and settled us during the final steps of leaving (2 comments)
Things To Do in Murphy, NC - Cherokee Lake - 12/05/11 05:54 PM
Things To Do in Murphy, NC - Cherokee Lake Even though we might not be out at some of the many Lakes around Murphy, NC swimming or canoeing; it’s still a great place to get out and take a nice walk around the lake and over the dam where we took this photo.
Just out Hwy 294, about 10 miles from downtown Murphy, NC is Cherokee Lake. This small lake is the perfect place for having a picnic under the covered areas or the scattered picnic tables looking out onto the lake. You’ll always find someone fishing from (8 comments)
Still not got the Christmas gift list filled yet? Didn’t get everything on your list on Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Cyber Monday? This weekend is the perfect time to visit the John C. Campbell Folk School for their Annual Fireside Sale.
The Folk School Fireside Sale is held every year in the Craft Shop, Keith House and Davidson Hall. Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 4th, 2011 and plan on coming by and enjoying the live music and a warm crackling fire as you shop throughout all the rooms filled with artful treasures. Handmade items such as (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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