Franklin, NC Real Estate News

By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Macon County, NC Franklin is an incorporated town located in Franklin Township, within the Nantahala National Forest, in Macon County, NC. Our elevation in the town of Franklin, NC is about 2200 feet.   Franklin is the county seat of Macon County. The Franklin, North Carolina area is rich in gems and minerals and is known as the "Gem Capital of The World." There are several Gem show & events every year, people from all over the world come to these shows. Franklin, NC is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the lower 80's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to dip to upper 20's & 30's.  Growth  In 1890 the population was only 281, now it is over 3,800. Census figures for each decade show a steady increase. Franklin is fast becoming a choice retirement place with a...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Fall in Franklin North Carolina | Things to do in Franklin,NC | Events Fall is a favorite time of the year for thousands of folks who flee to the mountains of North Carolina to see Mother Nature perform her beauty of the leaf change. If your not here this weekend I am afraid you have missed out on this years Fall Season.  But, you haven't missed out on the fun left to do here in Franklin, NC.  Here are a few Events coming up in Franklin, NC: Trimont Christian Academy Fall Festival & Silent Auction Date: Nov 08, 2013 When: 4:00 - 8:00 pm Where: Trimont Christian Academy off Womack Street Local entertainment featuring The Foxfire Boys & Beyond the Surface. Proceeds benefit Trimont's "Be A Blessing" FundBidding begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 7:30pmView Silent auction items at www.trimont-ac...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Franklin, NC Events | Things to do in Franklin, NC | 2013 Art & Craft Festival Looking for something to do this weekend in Franklin, NC?  Why not head on down to the Arts & Craft show at the Macon County Fairgrounds.  Also visit the Whistle Stop Mall across the street. The mall accommodates 60,000 square feet of antiques, retail stores and dining.  There is something for everyone to do in Franklin, NC this weekend. 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Art & Craft Fest Date: Oct 18, 2013 - Oct 19, 2013 When: Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 4pm Where: Macon County Fair Grounds on Hwy. 441 South Franklin, NC Admission: $1 or Non-perishable Food ItemFeaturing Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the SoutheastDoor Prizes drawn every 2 hours for items donated by craftsmen For more info call 828-497-...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Things to do in Macon County Franklin North Carolina Franklin, NC Events September 11 to 14 - 60th Annual Macon County Fair - One of the few, true agricultural fairs in the United States celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2013. Held at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center just south of Franklin, NC on U.S. 441.  This is fun for the entire family and very educational too.  See Ya'll there!                                                     Schedule of Events Monday, September 9 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m..........Enter all Educational Booths Tuesday, September 10 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ........Enter all Individual Exhibits including livestock (no exhibits accepted after Tuesday) Wednesday, September 11 9:00 a.m. - Noon...............Judging (Doors Closed to Public) 1:00 p.m. ....................
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
You deserve a home today | Franklin North Carolina homes for sale Everyone deserves a nice home to live in but this couple in Franklin, NC really made me feel good about selling homes.  Michael & Toni M. are the happiest new home buyers I ever met.  They were very excited about viewing homes on their list.  They didn't confuse themselves by viewing too many homes, narrowed it down and made a decision.  One of the most important things they could have done is to follow the guidance and direction that was given to them.  When the Loan Officer asked for something they brought it in right away and took care of it.  When we had appointments with due diligence they did it. Click here for more Franklin, NC homes for sale and let me help you with the Next Phase of your life! No more renting and...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Real Estate Market Report for Macon County Franklin North Carolina. I am Happy to announce the market for Real Estate here in Franklin, NC is HOT.  It is becoming very difficult to find a decent 3 bedroom 2 bath home for under $120,000 in Macon County.  I know I'v been busier than I have ever been even working with a assistant its hard to keep up.   45 properties & 11 parcels of Land Sold in the month of June.  Currently there are 108 properties Under Contract right now in the Franklin MLS.  That number does include condos, singlewide and doublewide homes as well as stick built homes.   We still have foreclosures hitting the market but a lot of those need tons of work.  If your willing to update and put the work in then you are still in luck.  There are currently 38 homes in our Foreclo...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Market Report for Franklin, NC Real Estate | 1st. Quarter Things are looking up for the Real Estate Market in Franklin, NC.  According to our market comparison report generated by our MLS system.  Last year at this time we sold 25 units less.  This report includes all Residential, Land and Commercial.  This indicates the market is up by 14.79% in units sold and 23.61% in Dollars.The number of sales are improving from last year but I have noticed more and more foreclosures are still hitting our market.  I do believe we have hit a bottom of sorts and have high hopes of values increasing slightly in the near future.  I am seeing multiple offers on hot properties and the ones priced right.  A good buyers agent will be looking out for you as they hit the market.  If you or you know someone w...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
12th Annual Mother's Day Gemboree | Things to do in Franklin NCLooking for something to do in Franklin, NC on Mother's Day?  Why not come to the 12th Annual Mother's Day Gemboree at the Macon County Community building on Hwy. 441 South.  Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for more things to do in Franklin, NC. Date: May 10, 2013 - May 12, 2013When: Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 4pmWhere: Macon County Community Building  Look for discount coupons in local Franklin newspapers.Thousands of visitors each year come here to go Gem Mining.  Here is a list of places you can have some fun finding your own gems. Franklin, NC is well know as the Gem Capitol of the world!  Yes little ole Franklin.  Gem mining has been a favorite activity for visitors to the Franklin area for years....
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Franklin North Carolina Spring Time and the Mountains are blooming In the Mountains of Franklin, NC Spring Time is awakening the mountains and they are blooming all over.  It's a special time of the year when the tree's have been doormat all winter and now are ready for new growth. I have never seen so many colors of green before as I do here in the Nantahala Forest in NC.  I say this every year and continue to be awed by the mountains when they bloom.  Here is more about Spring Time in Franklin, NC and the dogwood trees. I learned early on over 20 years ago not to plant flowers until the beginning of May but when we have everything blooming around us in the mountains its hard not to go and buy this years array of colors.  We have what is called Blackberry or a Dogwood winter and true t...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
Driving in Franklin NC and we had to stop and take a picture!   Driving along in Franklin NC while listing six acres in the Rainbow Falls Subdivision we just had to stop and take a photo of this unique church.  We have family that lives in Franklin NC - just about an hour away from Murphy NC so we drive by this church quite frequently and always comment on how unique the style of it is for this area. This time we just had to stop and get a photo to share. Old barns, fireplace remnants and churches are some of the scenery you’ll find along the western NC and north GA mountain roads.  If you’d like more information on visiting or moving to the NC, GA or TN mountains, we’d love to share more about how we moved here in 1997 and enjoying this mountain lifestyle too! Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Time for Festivals in Franklin North Carolina | Things to do in Franklin, NC Trail Days kick off 2013 Appalachian Trail Season here in Franklin, NC for the towns 1st. Festival.  April Fools Trail Days is on Saturday, March 30th with a day long event downtown Franklin.   Featuring displays, workshops, live entertainment, fun & food and more.  AT hikers come from all over and are a big part of our tourism each year.  Learn more at the Nantahala Hiking Club here. Franklin, NC is the first town to receive the designation called Appalachian Trail Gateway Community and it was perfect to include the 5 year running April Fools Trail Days to this event.  The Hiker Bash hosted by Ronnie Haven at Sapphire Inn on East Main Street is a great place to connect and share stories and advice and fill up ...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
This home Just SOLD in Cowee Community Franklin, NC You may have missed out on this one but there are 42 properties in the Cowee Community for you to choose from. For a look at more homes on the market right now in the Cowee Community Franklin, North Carolina click here.  Very nice Brick family home and property in Cowee Community Franklin North Carolina. Extra large master suite with its own bath, living room and wood burning fireplace. Two other bedrooms and bath on the main level. Family room game room in basement. Very large bonus room was used for canning and a double car garage.  It also has long range mountain views and came with 3 acres of rolling land.There is a tons of memories in this home.  A very well known family was raised here in Cowee.  Kids were raised, cattle fed and ...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Museums in Franklin, North Carolina | Things to do in Franklin, NC Are you a Museum buff for wildlife?  Check out Franklin's only Taxidermy with a array of animals.  Visit Wilderness Taxidermy's website here.  Here are a few MUST Do's in Franklin, NCLet your next Adventure begin with a visit to Wilderness Taxidermy located on Highlands Road in Franklin. Their state of the art wildlife museum houses a collection of animals from throughout the world. The studio which has recently been expanded to over 6,000 square feet, includes a work area, wildlife art gallery, and impressive wildlife museum. Do not miss your opportunity to see quality taxidermy in a beautiful setting. The facility is open every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon....
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Real Estate is Good in Franklin, NC with Short Sales and Foreclosures. Here it is already January 15, 2013 and the Real Estate Market is hot right now in Franklin North Carolina!  Look for a property in Franklin, NC here.Last year in January 2012 at this same time we had 18 homes pending or under contract with 7 of these foreclosures making up the total.  The Good News is:  Today we have a whopping 86 homes pending & under contract. WOW that is a huge difference wouldn't you say.  Franklin is also seeing some of the higher end luxury homes starting to sell, a long overdue welcome to our market.  Now the sad part:  Of those 86 homes 34 are foreclosures and 3 are Short Sales!  Here in Franklin, NC Real Estate we have not seen the end of the foreclosures I am afraid.  Short Sales are stil...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  Driving home this afternoon at around 5:30 showed clearly that the promise of the return of afternoon sun is back.  Always good to see the Winter Solstice come and go...it means that the daylight hours are getting a bit longer.  A month ago, 5:30pm was almost dark...boooooo.  Today, we still had another half hour of daylight left.  Soooooo happy  :-D       Here's a little view from Hwy 64 approaching the Town of Franklin from the west.  One of the many hardships of living in the Mountains of Western North Carolina! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Market Report | Multiple Offers | Franklin, NC | Real Estate   Franklin, North Carolina Homes are SELLING, some with multiple offers. Some homes are getting multiple offers on them in Franklin, North Carolina.  This is good news and a welcome sign that the market in Franklin, NC is coming back.  We have had a 4.99% increase in sales this year but the dollar amount is down 0.04%.  Not good news for sellers but really good for buyers.  I sold some awesome homes this year that were a steal!It is getting harder to find homes for sale and our residential inventory is way down to just 637 units actively on the market. That includes mobile homes that make up 87 of those units. We currently have 80 homes for sale on the market that are Foreclosure and/or Short Sale.  20 of these are pending and...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
 Franklin, North Carolina Macon County Sheriff's office offers a safe ride home Ring in the New Year having fun in Macon County but if you have had too much to drink don't drink and drive because they will chase you down and lock you up.   If you or your friends need a ride there is NO excuse in the town of Franklin, NC.   Every year they give people rides home for free 9pm until 6am in the morning.   Thank you Macon County Sheriff's Dept. for making our roads in Franklin just a little bit safer on New Years Eve. 
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
 Franklin, North Carolina Homes are heated mostly with Heat Pumps, Gas & Oil, Wood, and Electric Yes its Winter time once again in Franklin, North Carolina and some homes are being heated with Heat Pumps, Gas, Wood and Electric.  For those of you on Electric Heat Pumps, did you know even if your compressor quits working you can still have heat?  All you have to do is switch the knob over to Emergency Heat.  Some thermostats say EM heat. It will run on the heat strips alone.  It's not recommended as a fix however and it costs a lot more money in the electric bill but you will have heat until you can get it fixed. Some homes in Franklin have Gas & Oil heat.  Some people prefer Gas heat over electric because of price and they say it works better.  I recommend you get on a regular schedule ...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Fall Leaf season | Bradford Pears | Franklin, NC Fall colors Fall  in Franklin will end in just a few short weeks.  Every year thousands of people come here to see the magnificent color changing in leafs.  It's a magical time of the year here in the mountains as well as the springtime when it all comes back to life.  The last of the fall colors are usually the reds.   Tourist season in Franklin, NC will end as well and our population with be cut in half.  Although families are staying longer and love to come up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  One of my favorite trees in Franklin, NC are the Bradford Pears.  They bloom in the spring with a pretty white flower and just look at the beautiful show they put on for the Fall season.  I have two in my yard seen here in this photo.  The only ne...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Holiday Events | Thanksgiving Weekend | Things to do in Franklin, NC Kick off the Holiday Season in Downtown Franklin with us! Holiday Events in Franklin, North Carolina Thanksgiving Weekend ~ November 23-25, 2012 Thanksgiving Weekend is the traditional kick-off to the mountain holidays in Franklin, North Carolina. These are all great family events that all ages can enjoy. On Friday take part in Franklin's Tree Lighting Ceremony on the square in downtown. That will be followed by a special candle light service sponsored byDowntown Franklin Merchants. During this event you can enjoy free hot cider and cookies as you join in the spirit of the season. Saturday the little ones can enjoy Cookies With Santa in the lower level of Town Hall in Franklin, North Carolina. Don't forget your camera ...
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