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Santa and His Reindeer Seen at Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Waynesville! - 11/27/09 09:04 AM
Last week was ‘opening week’ for Boyd’s Christmas trees and wreaths season. I stopped by at sundown and there was St. Nick. Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is where many people in Western North Carolina go to get their Christmas trees every year. I go there year round just to take in and photograph the beautiful of this beautiful Haywood County farm. Click here for their hours and dates of operation, directions and information. Buy Local!
Signs of Times Gone By in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. - 11/27/09 08:02 AM
Just a little bit up the road from Ghost Town in the Sky and the Fie Top Road turnoff to Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley is a ‘vintage’ strip mall smack dab on the creek, and below are photos of some of the signs that remain on site. The location of the 'vintage' strip mall is one that I really like (right on the way over the mountain to Cherokee), especially considering the buildings in the little mall are directly on the creek. If you like creek photos, there are more here.
Maggie Valley's Cabbage Rose Is Now Decorated for Christmas. - 11/24/09 10:05 AM
Maggie Valley has a great gift store and Christmas shop located conveniently on Soco Road next to the Festival Grounds, and right across from Market Square ~ The Cabbage Rose. Cabbage Rose has a ‘mountain-sized’ Christmas section with ornaments and decorations galore, and they even have their own original line of Christmas ornaments (available year round). They are all dressed up now for your Holiday visit!
Related articles: Cabbage Rose in Maggie Valley is Full of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations. (buckingtherealestatetrend.com) I Saw Santa, Reindeer, Christmas Trees Last Night at Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in (6 comments)
Festive Holiday Open House in Beautiful Downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. - 11/24/09 08:54 AM
This past Sunday (11/22) there was a treat-filled Open House in Downtown Waynesville, complete with carolers and a “cookie tour,” featuring cookies and treats from many local B&B’s and businesses. Oh my! Downtown Waynesville's very quaint and unique shops were decorated for the Holidays, and the food and Holiday music sure put you in the mood for Santa Claus. The next Holiday 'Downtown Waynesville' event is the Downtown Waynesville Christmas Parade which will be held Monday, December 7, starting at 6:00 p.m. via youtube.com Related articles by Zemanta Down Home Downtown Waynesville Dishes Up An Apple Harvest Festival. (buckingtherealestatetrend.com) The Foreclosure (1 comments)
Source: MLS. Data deemed reliable but, not guaranteed. As of November 22, November residential sales to date in Haywood County totaled 28. Our absorption rate at the present rate of sales for the month can easily be explained this way: Our inventory of homes could last 32.9 months; however, historically November, December and January sales are not indicative of our ‘most ideal’ selling times anyway. Regardless, we still have way too much inventory on the market, and it’s taking longer to sell homes this year than it has during the previous (0 comments)
Sparkling, Drizzling Sunday in Maggie Valley. - 11/22/09 09:52 AM
Sunday for me is like any other day ... I do what I love, which is work. Outside it is in the 40's, dark, dreary and drizzling; a perfect day to stay indoors and be creative. Downtown Waynesville, however, is holding an Open House to show off all of the quaint little shops all dressed up for the Holidays, and I don't want to miss that. Here's a little bit of Sparkle for Sunday, captured in Maggie Valley early Saturday evening.
She Admired His Ability to Rise to the Occasion ... RPR vs. Google. - 11/21/09 10:37 AM
This beautiful black horse with a blaze is always alone in his Maggie Valley pasture within view of Soco Road and Market Square, fenced in with barbed wire which scares me to death since horses can get hurt in a padded stall filled with feet of soft, fresh shavings. He's none the worse for the wear, however, and obviously loves people and visitors.
Baked and Sold in Maggie Valley for Over 16 Years ~ Mrs. Miller's Apple Cake. - 11/20/09 06:13 AM
Susan Miller gave me a wonderful gift early this week.... an Apple Cake ~ but not just any Apple Cake…. it was a ‘Mrs. Miller’s Apple Cake‘ ~ “The ORIGINAL Apple Cake baked and sold in Maggie Valley, NC for over 16 years.” Susan Miller is one of Mrs. Miller’s daughters and is a certified chef and American Culinary Federation Member (since 2000), complete with a ServSafe Certification. Mrs. Miller’s Apple Cake should be in the Harry & David catalog, not to mention Neiman-Marcus. It is THAT GOOD. Really. Moist, full of apples, topped with whole fresh pecans, and embellished with (8 comments)
There are more fire photos here. Hopefully no one was injured.
Everything is Better Shared ... Come See Maggie Valley's Creeks. - 11/16/09 06:44 AM
There are beautiful creeks, streams and rivers winding through Maggie Valley, and you will find creekside RV parks, homes and lots. Each and every creek and river in Haywood County originates right here in Haywood County? No water flows into Haywood County. Here's a creek video from my recent outings.
Did you happen to see the folding house in the Boston Globe? What a jerk: Elk killed (poached) in Cataloochee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Jonathan Creek is home to some beautiful mountain residences.
Learn More About Active Rain and Social Media Through the Domus U Training Center. - 11/13/09 05:13 PM
Pat Kitano and Kevin Boer of Domus U are continually introducing new ways for agents to learn the best of social media marketing. They believe training and learning should be long term, practical and affordable. They developed and offer a Social Media Training Center product to Associations of Realtors for their members, such as the Oklahoma City Metro Association. Launch of Training Centers with Boards nationwide, with the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, and several in the San Francisco Bay area, is slated for early December. Domus U is fulfilling a void by providing an agenda-free product that Realtors are now (4 comments)
Holy Cow, I Saw a Turtle Without a Shell in Maggie Valley. Was He Homeless or Naked? - 11/12/09 08:44 AM
Rain, rain, go away. Maggie Valley is overcast again this morning but it's not raining .. yet. As you can see from the photos, our creeks have plenty of water in them right now. Here are some 'of interest' links: HouseLogic website, brought to you by NAR. Great VBook excerpt of the Swanepoel Social Media Report 2010. Realtors, are you too busy for Social Media Marketing? Maggie May Mandate Mountain Motif.
Overlooking Maggie Valley Farm Country from a Soco Road Overlook. - 11/11/09 06:07 PM
Beautiful early morning sunlight was crawling across the pretty Maggie Valley farm early Sunday morning. It's easy to see that our leaves have fallen. This farm can be seen off of Soco Road as you head over the mountain to get to Cherokee, which is a beautiful and winding drive.
Related articles: Legends Sports Bar and Grill in Maggie Valley Hits a Home Run Every Time! (buckingtherealestatetrend.com) Cabbage Rose in Maggie (7 comments)
I Am So Miserable Without You at this Maggie Valley Creek that It Is Almost Like You Are Still Here! - 11/09/09 01:32 PM
Early Sunday morning as I went to do an errand, I took a quick detour in Maggie Valley to see how the some of creeks looked. They sure looked cold and rapid. Soon I will be able to capture snow on the banks of the creeks. (I noticed quite a few perfect spots along the creek for an Airstream.) If you like creek photos, click here to see more. Fall photos taken in and around Maggie Valley are here.
Haywood County, NC - Residential Real Estate Sales by Month [REVISED] - As of 10/31/09. - 11/09/09 01:06 PM
This morning (11/09/09) there are 1,272 active listings in Haywood County, with 8 closings to date in November, one of which was a short sale. We still have way too much inventory. The Haywood County Market Report for October has been revised to include closings that were added after I reported October sales on November 1st. Of note: the Median Selling Price in October is one of the lowest of 2009.
Source: MLS. Data deemed reliable but, not guaranteed. Residential real estate sales numbers for Maggie Valley for October have been revised to include closings that were added after I (0 comments)
Up Another Creek in Maggie Valley with My Trusty Camera. - 11/08/09 02:23 PM
Late Wednesday afternoon in Maggie Valley (11/4/09) I spotted another great photo opportunity on a spectacular Maggie Valley creek. The trees are somewhat bare and brown, but the creek is so beautiful that I don't think that matters. Speaking of photography, @BradCoy introduced me to Blurb the other day, and I cannot wait to give it a try with some of my photographs. Could be just what I need to make some very special gifts. Top Ten DIY Photography Tips. The Amazing Zenyatta Wins the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Details of the New Homebuyer Tax Credit ~ NAR Chart. - 11/08/09 12:32 PM
Guess I won't get into the extension of the New Homebuyer Tax Credit here (I was not supportive of a 'for' vote), but I found this chart to be easy to read and comprehend for anyone now that it's a moot point. Agent Genius posted a great blog by Danilo Bogdanovic titled "Why the Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit is a Slap in the Face" which is a great read. Read, from Realty Check by Diana Olick of CNBC, "Watch Foreclosures, Seriously...."
National Association of Realtors ~ More about the Tax Credit here. (2 comments)
Source: MLS. Data deemed reliable but, not guaranteed. Related posts: Haywood County NC – REVISED Maggie Valley Residential Real Estate Sales – thru 10/31/09. Haywood County NC – REVISED Waynesville Residential Real Estate Sales – thru 10/31/09. How Many Luxury Homes Have Sold in Maggie Valley, Waynesville and Haywood County in 2009? Haywood County NC – Land and Farm Sales 5-Yr Comparison YTD – As (0 comments)
This Real Estate Roller Coaster Ride is Not My First Rodeo, Mike Jones! - 11/04/09 08:49 AM
Mike Jones (Miracle Mike) asked for a vintage (circa 1980...) photo yesterday, but I was in CE class all day so just this morning had a minute to dig up an oldie. This photo was taken in West Palm Beach, FL on the Quarter Horse show circuit I followed every year while I lived on 440 acres in Sarasota with Mr. Blackmon with plenty of 'disposable' income. What a great time I had showing horses all over the country, and raising some great foals as well. My favorite classes on the show circuit were Halter, Western Pleasure, English Hunt Seat, Reining, (15 comments)
Wanted to post this video in the event you haven't seen it. Broker Bryant might appreciate it.
No matter where you look these days, there's an abundance of talk today about the 'new' ways to market ... whether you sell toys, cars, real estate, or social media consulting. This sign is on a building on a creek in Maggie Valley, and it tells of a time gone by in the world of real estate. My Virtual Business Card (6 comments)
These photos were taken late Friday afternoon (10/30) in Maggie Valley close to Ghost Town. It was drizzling rain when I was taking the photos, and as you can see, our fall leaves were evident on the ground instead of in the trees. If you like creek photos, please look at my set of creek photos on Flickr. We have had a good bit of rain, so the creeks are great to photograph right now.
My Virtual Business Card Related articles: Want to Hear the Sounds of a Beautiful Maggie Valley Creek? (buckingtherealestatetrend.com) Cabbage Rose in Maggie Valley is (2 comments)
Fall Color in Maggie Valley ... Gone With the Wind. - 11/01/09 10:03 AM
The amount of rain we had recently, I am told, hastened the demise of our beautiful fall leaves. We also had a little early snow at the higher elevations, with a return to warmer, milder temperatures during the past 2 weeks. The locals tell me that the woolly worms are predicting a very cold winter this year. The 2009 Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk came and went and I wasn't able to get there, but I hope to next year.
Posted via email from Susie Blackmon’s Posterous Related articles: What Is the Fall Color View from The Knolls (4 comments)
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