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)
Paying your taxes for Macon County Franklin, NC When are my taxes due and when does interest begin?   Your property taxes are due and payable September 1, of the current year and interest begins on January 6 of the following year at a rate of 2% and increases by 3/4 of 1% per month until paid.  Even if you have sold your property you still may get a bill and here is why.    NC Law states that all taxable real property will be listed in the name of the owner as of January 1st each year. If this is a bill for real property that you sold on or after January 1 of the current year, just forward a copy of the tax bill the current owner.  It is our policy to notify the new owner as soon as possible but you can assist in this process by sending this information to the current owner in a timely ...
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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 Franklin, NC | 2012 Events Calendar for Franklin, NC Franklin, NC has Craft Fairs, Festivals, Car shows to Veterans & Christmas Parades going on all through the year.  One of the newest is the Mountain High BBQ Festival that is now in its 4th year.  We are also holding the very 1ST. Motorcycle Rally this coming Aug. 17 - 19.  They are calling it Smoky Mountain Rumble.   Being a motorcycle enthusiast myself I am looking forward to that.  For such a small town as Franklin, NC is we sure do have a lot going on.   Jump in lets go, Discover Franklin, NC!  The town of Franklin, NC Tourism Authority's Calendar of Events are as follows:   July 4 - 4th of July Parade in Historic Downtown Franklin 10:00 am until 1 pm. Parade begins at 10:00 am. July 4 - 4th of July Fireworks July ...
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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 Franklin, NC | Museums | Discover Franklin, NC To highlight the Heritage & History of Franklin, NC we have 3 Museums.   Gem & Mineral Museum of Franklin ~ Mining for Ruby & Sappire began in Macon County, NC in 1870.  Brought to the railroad by horse and wagon, Corundum and other minerals such as Mica and Kaolin were shipped out of Frankin, NC in large quantities.   American Prosepecting & Mining Co., US Ruby Mining Co. began work here hoping to find the sourse of the Rubies found in the corundum mines. Both compainies gave up the search in the early part of the 20th century.  The source has not been found as of yet but  rockhounds and gem enthusiasts came here and never left.  Gem & Mineral Museum of Franklin25 Phillips StreetFranklin, NC 28734 Office: (828) 369-7831 Sco...
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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 Franklin, NC | Water Falls in Macon County Franklin NC What is there to do in Franklin, NC?  A few things that are MUST DO's are:   Waterfalls in and around Macon County, Franklin North Carolina * Please be careful at any waterfall you may visit, they can be very danerous!  Never walk close to the edge on wet rocks!!! This is a guide to 16 scenic waterfalls in Southwestern North Carolina, including areas of the Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Provided by the Franklin NC Chamber of Commerce.  1. Cullasaja Falls - Visible from U.S. 64, in Cullasaja Gorge, 11 mi. east from Franklin, 9 mi. west from Highlands. Height 250 ft. Accessible by foot trail, a half-mile through steep, rough terrain. 2. Dry Falls - Locate...
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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 Franklin, NC | Gem Mining in Macon County Franklin NC What is there to do in Franklin, NC?  A few things that are MUST DO's are: Did you know Franklin, NC is the Gem Capitol of the World?  Yes it is and Gem Mining is a ton of fun for the whole family to to enjoy.   Mining for Ruby & Sappire began in Macon County, NC in 1870.  Brought to the railroad by horse and wagon, Corundum and other minerals such as Mica and Kaolin were shipped out of Frankin, NC in large quantities.   American Prosepecting & Mining Co., US Ruby Mining Co. began work here hoping to find the sourse of the Rubies found in the corundum mines.  Both compainies gave up the search in the early part of the 20th century.  The source has not been found as of yet but  rockhounds and gem enthusiasts came here ...
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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 Franklin, NC | Reminisce Antiques Mall & Auction SOLD!!! I like the excitement from the word SOLD when the Auctioneer yells it to the crowd.  Here is a link to their Website. I had never been to an Auction until I moved here to Franklin, NC.  They are so popular in these here parts.  I know there are at least three big Auction houses here and one of the newest is Reminisce Antiques Mall & Auction.  Located at the traffic light of Hwy.441North & E. Main St. Franklin where you turn right. We are located on the N.E. corner of the intersection.   Reminisce Antiques & Auction located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Our auction items are from local consignments, we don't go on road trips or buy bulk from other auction houses. Enjoy a fun night out in our climate contro...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Pickin on the Square ~ Franklin, NC Downtown Gazebo Last weekend 5/26/2012 they kicked the season off and it last until the end of Aug.  Every Saturday night Franklin, NC has a Free Event called Pickin on the Square right in the middle of downtown at the Gazebo.  The only vendors allowed is food.  It's amazing the amount of people that come out to listen to the live free music all summer long through August.   Pickin on the Square will provide you with hours of great entertainment each week for the whole family to enjoy.  Guest performers have included some the the finest bluegrass musicians in the region.  Sometimes they have cloggers/dancers perform too.  There are different performers each week.   Come early to stroll along the shops of Historic Downtown Franklin,NC.   The Main progr...
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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 Franklin, NC | The Factory on Hwy.441 South The Factory is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a day together.  Located on Hwy.441 South of Franklin, NC in a old warehouse that use to be occupied by Hanes.   The Factory has the largest go-cart track in Western North Carolina. It’s 2 stories tall. Lazer Tag is a fast paced, exciting and a sure way to crank up the fun. Enjoy ten lanes of bowling action while being entertained by our large TV screens. This smoke-free facility also features cosmic bowling nightly for even greater family fun. Over 100 Video Games to choose from and they change their games out so you don't get bored with the same ones.   Indoor Mini Golf Course with 9 holes that meanders through the center area of The Factory.   Also good for pract...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
And just like that, I’m full steam ahead and ready to work! Yesterday was spent in the sun on my good buddy, John Deere the riding mower. Two weeks away from home meant some tall thick grass and other assorted varieties of green that passes for grass in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Today I started out with a great cup of coffee and read Emily Medvec’s post about being handed one of the first “short sales” in Santa Fe, NM back in 2008. Since there really was no “how to” manual, she just jumped in, got creative and …full steam ahead…got the job done. Since I was already rubbing the vacation from my eyes and focusing on the real estate tasks ahead, her post was just what I needed…thanks, Emily!  On tap for today, I’ll be showing 5 houses to a young couple itching to buy their ...
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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 Franklin, NC | Perfect place for Motorcycle Riding This is one of my Favorite Motorcycle rides from Franklin, NC to Helen, Ga for Lunch.  Along the way is Lake Burton and that is a great place to stop for a rest. View Larger Map Get your motor's running and head out on the Hwy.  Looking for adventure ~ Put Franklin, NC in your way. Thought I would get you in the mood with a little tune from Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969 Word of Caution: Please be careful when riding motorcycles in the mountains. Roads stay wet in the mornings, Fall leaves are dangerous for motorcycles and gravel on corners are almost a given. Stay alert around corner here, lots of mountain drivers go over the yellow line all the time. If you are going slow and there is traffic piling up, please pull...
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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 Franklin, NC | Appalachian & Bartram Trails Franklin, NC has a lot to offer being its such a small little town nestled in the Mountains of the Nantahala National Forest.  One of our most popular things to do in Franklin, NC is to hike the mountain trails.  There is a abundant places around here from easy hike's to very strenous hikes.  Two of the most well known are  Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Franklin is an official Appalachian Trail friendly destination.   As the Appalachian Trail was explicitly designed to be hiked, it includes resources to facilitate hikers. Some are common to trails throughout North America, while some are unique to the Appalachian Trail.The trail is much more frequently hiked south to north (i.e. Georgia to Maine) than vice versa. Hikers typic...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  A favorite past-time of my family is to visit used bookstores. My mother loves to go to Franklin, NC when she visits here because of the Macon County Friends of the Library Used Bookstore. It’s located in the Shops of Riverwalk on the road to Highlands. Every penny earned from the bookstore is contributed to Macon County’s Public Library. The books are mostly 50 cents and one dollar. How can you go wrong? The books are all organized just like in a library, so they’re incredibly easy to browse. Guess what? If you make it easy to browse the books then it’s easy to buy the books! Great business model. Speaking of models…waiting outside of the store for his human was this dachshund sporting a visor and a leather jacket. How loudly can we say C U T E?      O M G ! ! !       I’m calling thi...
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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 Franklin, NC What is there to do in Franklin, NC?  A few things that are MUST DO's are: Kayaking, Canoeing, Camping, Fishing and Tubing The Little Tenessee River & the Nantahala Gorge is perfect for all those activities and more! One place you may want to check out is Jerry Anselmo's place on the Little T in Franklin, NC.  Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp & Safari's.  Their beautiful camp and fishing grounds are located right on the Little Tennessee River in Franklin, NC.  Visit them from April 1st to November 1st for the best kayaking, tubing, camping, and fishing experience of a lifetime.   White water rafting or kayaking are available right here in Macon County.  The famous Nantahala River is just a short jaunt West of the town of Franklin, NC in the village of Nantaha...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
 Successful Short Sale | 48 Sanctuary Lane | Homes for Sale | Franklin, NC | Real Estate   SOLD! In the Sanctuary at Mountain Grove is a community in Franklin, NC for those who love the outdoors, mountain views and peaceful living. This home was a successful Short Sale with BOA.  It was a long attention to detail and very frustrating at times.  This home sale will go down in the books as a memorable one.  This was my first one with BOA and using the system Equator can be a nightmare at times.  Once we were assigned to a Negotiator that knew what he was doing and would respond to questions, it started to go smoother and move forward.   To date this is the Most Satisfying Sale I have had.  We helped a seller move on to the next phase of their life and the new buyer start a new life as new...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Got the funniest email this morning from those fricken buyers we love…“Loved the fricken blog! The weekend ended up great for us albeit plenty stressful. Just a side note I will never, I repeat never close on a Friday ever again!!!!” I didn’t have the heart to tell him how often WE’VE said those very same words! Bob also said “One of your blogger friends said they wanted a picture of the house I will send you my fav.”. Here’s Bob’s photo of his and Kathy's very cool new house in Franklin, NC…I had to get it framed for them ;-D   Have a great week, everyone!  
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
There’s not a REALTOR in the ActiveRain Community who won’t recognize this kind of _ _ _ _ Eating Grin! This is one half of the buyer couple we have been overjoyed to work with since March 10th. You’ve been reading about them… Little Cabin in the Woods,  I Love This Frickin' View, Tree Art in Cowee, Freedom of Expression, Mason Williams "Classical Gas", What Was the Owner Thinking?, First Aid Update, the Littlest Tree Dude, American Dreamer, Friday Closings & The Waiting Game, Breathe Deep - Say Ohmmmm     Just a little reminder...we got to work with them because we actually answered our phone on a Saturday! Care to join us in congratulating Kathy and Bob on their new getaway home in Franklin, NC and wishing them years of unbridled joy in the beautiful mountains of Western North Caroli...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
1489 Allison Watts Road FRANKLIN, NC 28734 | Foreclosure's in Franklin NC Real Estate Great for Investment or a family. 275' of Noisy & Rushing Allison Watts Creek in the Cartoogechaye, Fenced in pasture land and a 9' X 12' Storage building.   BRAND new carpet and paint throughout the home.  Wood-burning Fire Place and split bedroom floor plan.  Master has its own full bath with walk in shower and garden tub. Some hardwood flooring. 1.53 acres of Unrestricted property in Cartoogechaye just outside of Franklin NC! Lively trout stream boarders the property, great mountain views.   Paved roads all the way.         SOLD "AS IS".  $74,900 INTERIOR FEATURES: Garden Tub, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Open Floor Plan, Split Bedroom, Large Master Bedroom, Walk-in Closets, Living/Dining Room, Kitche...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Homes are selling in Franklin NC | Real Estate | Homes for Sale  Franklin, NC Homes are selling here and if priced right are flying off the market with multiple offers.  Our market is busy!  If you are a serious buyer you had better be prepared to act fast when a home you are considering to own.   In the past month our office RE/Max Elite Realty has been one busy place.   Reasons home sales are picking up in Franklin, NC include but are not limited to: 1.  Sellers want to sell so they are pricing their homes with what the market is dictating. 2.  Great deals on foreclosures & Short Sales.  These defiantly do not last long on the market. 3.  Spring started early so buyers are buying early. 4.  Other areas such as FL & Georgia that have an effect on our market are selling so in turn we ar...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Looking at the vignette effect on the vintage tractor photos taken in Franklin, NC this past week makes me feel like I could easily have taken them with one of those huge format cameras that photographers had to drape black fabric over themselves and the camera. Oh yeah, I would also like to envision myself wearing one of those long coats with the long tails… now that WOULD be a picture!  
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  If my father had been with me last week and we passed this scene, he would've been able to tell me the make, model and year of this car residing outside of a farm in Franklin, NC. He probably could also have told me a true story to go along with it. There was hardly ever a vehicle of any kind that he couldn’t identify. Make no mistake, I didn’t inherit a car-identifying gene from Dad but I’m fairly certain this is a Chevrolet and I’m willing to bet it was born about the same time I was! I hope it is a Chevrolet otherwise calling this post “See The USA” doesn’t make quite as much sense…as it is, I guess if you are younger than 30 it maybe doesn’t make any sense anyway. The scene served its purpose, Dad’s memory visits me at the most surprising times.     p.s. I WAS born AFTER this comm...
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