Franklin, NC Real Estate News

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Sometimes the buyers drive when we look at property. If they are from out of town, they really find it helpful to get familiar with an area. I’m always prepared with a map or directions to the listings. Sometimes the buyers have some sort of GPS or other navigation system in their vehicle and between the directions, maps and navigation systems…we always find our way to the listings. While in Franklin the other day with buyers looking for vacant land, the buyer thought he knew a “shortcut”. The “shortcut” added about 20 minutes to our showings but on the upside, we passed this incredibly cool, vintage scene. It was amazingly simple to block out everything modern and imagine ourselves in a different time.   Sometimes those inconvenient shortcuts are worth it in the long run.
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
  As REALTORS, everyone of us at one time or another has wondered “What Was The Owner Thinking?”. We’ve all got our particular real estate irritants when out showing…mine is unreachable homes by normal modes of transportation…yet the advertising “come hither” shows jaw dropping outstanding views with only casual reference as to the access. No doubt there are REALTORS in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Louisiana wondering what I’m talking about. They have their own irritants that I’m not be familiar with. REALTORS in Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia and other mountainous states know exactly what I mean. During the building boom, people were putting houses where nothing living had been except perhaps goats and eagles. Sometimes it worked out. Ethical builders recommended long roads with switchb...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Have you ever shown property from the back seat of a car? If you haven’t, you really need to try it. The buyers and I spent about 7 hours together yesterday looking at houses in Franklin, NC. The buyers drove, sitting up front getting acquainted with the area and I had the rare luxury of the entire back seat in their brand new vehicle with the awesome paint color of “Dark Cherry”. Very cool. Anyhow, I got to take in our incredible mountain sights from my back window seat and had the rare pleasure of being able to consider the other half of the back seat as my own private office. Finally, a place to lay the folder…spread out the MLS flyers…a cup holder for my coffee and a place for my keys, camera and phone. Now…that’s the life! It was perfect - delightful conversation - spontaneous chu...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
If you’ve caught any of my Tree Art posts, you’ll know I love catching sight of the Tree Dudes whenever I’m out showing property. This one was in Franklin in the Cowee area. The buyers I’ve been working with over the last couple of days had never seen the Tree Faces. Do I know how to show people a good time or what? This Tree Dude seemed a little irritated…I guess he’d seen the house too!
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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, NC 28734                                                                                                                     So far this year in 2012 Macon County Franklin, NC   59 sold properties                                                                                                                                                                       44 of these sales were Residential                                                                                                                                          13 Land sales                                                                                                                                                                                  2 were Commercial ...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Here is a quick List of important phone numbers for the city of Franklin, NC in Macon County. Our Area Code for Franklin, NC is (828)   Franklin Police Dept - non emergency 524-2864 Macon County Sheriff's Office 524-2811 Court House 349-2000 School Board 524-3314 Duke Energy 1-800-777-9898 Meidiacom Cable 800-946-5388 Frontier 877-462-8188 Angel Medical Center 524-8411 Angel Urgent Care 369-4427 Poison Control 800-222-1222 Health Dept. 349-2081 Tax Office 349-2163 Social Security 369-2684 Drivers License Office 524-3592 Post Office 524-3219 Tag Office 369-8165 J & B Disposal 369-2199 Water/Sewer 524-2516 Library 524-3600 Employment Commission 369-9534
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Where to get your Hair Cut & Styled in Franklin, NC HAIR IS IMPORTANT TO MOST PEOPLE  Stylist Elise Boren, of 1511 Salon in Franklin NC, has been busy. On January 14th, she colored, cut, and styled several local models for the first in a series of photo shoots for online portfolios for herself and other artists in the beauty industry. The images will illustrate the many facets of this stylist’s career and her view: "Hair is the ultimate accessory".   Elise has local clients who she works with at 1511 Salon right here in Franklin, NC.  She is on the national artistic team for Joico and ISO hair product companies, traveling and training stylists on the latest color and cut techniques and trends. Elise runs an education company, Innovative Education, offering classes for stylists in the re...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Reasons I love living in Franklin, NC| Waterfalls | Mountains | Peace & Serenity   Some of the reasons I love living in Franklin, NC are the beautiful Waterfalls, the Mountains and of course the Peace and Serenity.   I was traveling up Wayah Rd. in the Nantahala Mountains the last week and had to stop and take a picture of this waterfall.  In Franklin’s tourist season months I wouldn’t have been able to see this or even stop to take a picture.  Wayah Rd. is well traveled by Motor Vehicles as well as Motorcyclist.  This is one of our favorite Motorcycle rides when we take the bikes out.  The Peace & Serenity I get is taking a few minutes to stop, look and listen to the water flowing down the Mountains is almost indescribable.  It instantly puts me in a great mood and as I drive off I ha...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Today I’ll be painting pictures for our buyers as we look at houses all day. You see, the beautiful sunny and warm weather we’ve had for a few weeks now stops today. We’re looking at temperatures in the 30’s, no sun and snowflakes are falling already. One good thing about showing houses in this kind of weather though…if they like the house today, they will LOVE the house when the weather looks more like these photos.   Today, I’ll be painting pictures for our buyers so they can have that sunny and warm vision. Have a great weekend!
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Looking for something to do with your Sweetheart on Valentine's Day?  Franklin's state of the art Theater has a treat for you.  The Lettermen will be performing at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC.   Date: Feb 14, 2012 When: 7:00 pm Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Take a trip down lover’s lane with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day as you enjoy the romantic styling of The Lettermen.With 18 Gold Albums and scores of top singles, including their first hit “The Way You Look Tonight,” The Lettermen’s popularity has endured the test of time celebrating over 100,000 sold-out performances.Look forward to many of your favorite hits, including “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and “I Only Have Eyes for You.”The Lettermen have been creating mus...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Superbowl Sunday in Franklin,NC     Welcome to Mulligans Sports Bar & Grille Franklin, NC I am sure all those TV's they have will be on the Superbowl GameFranklin, NC's home of "Good Times and Great Food", Mulligans Bar & Grille. Located on Franklin, North Carolina's historic Depot Street, Mulligans is the perfect place to come for an affordable meal and tasty drinks for both lunch and dinner. Mulligans Bar is open from 11:00 a.m. until Midnight or later, 7 Days a Week, with daily drink specials and a special late night menu with tasty munchies. Have questions? Call us at (828) 349-3183.   Chris & Charlie's is having a Superbowl Party in Franklin, NC.  SUPERBOWL SUNDAY THEY WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE BUDLIGHT HATS AND TEE SHIRTS!!! during the Superbowl with a purchase of $25 or more. Ton...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Jobs & Information that you may find helpful if you are Relocating to Franklin, NC. Dear potential Home Buyer or Renter,   If you are considering moving and relocating to Franklin, NC here are a few tidbits you may find of interest concerning jobs in Frankin, NC. Franklin, NC is a slow paced, mountain time, quaint little town. There are a few major Employers in Franklin, NC like Catipillar, Shaw Industries, and Whitley Products.  One of the largest is Drake Engerprises.  Below are the companies owned by Drake whom employs over 500 people in Macon County NC.     Drake Enterprises LTD.  Drake Software  Dnet  Premiere Marketing  Macon Printing  Liberty Wood Products  Providence Builders  Dalton's Christian Bookstore  Tech Place  WPFJ  WNC Sport Zone  The Athlete's Foot  Franklin Golf Cours...
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By Teresa Seay, Real Estate Broker - Franklin NC
(828-421-1514)
I think there is nothing prettier here in the mountains of Franklin NC than waking to fresh fallen snow. However, with the holidays behind us and dealing with the often cold days of January, not to mention that February and March can be quite chilly  here in the beautiful Appalachian mountains, I needed something to brighten my outlook.  The National Assocaiton of Realtors Economic Forecast for 2012 and 2013 did just that. The NAR prediction has an increase for Housing Starts (Multi and Single Family), New  Home Sales, Existing Home Sales as well as an increase in New Home Prices and Existing Home Prices. The NAR also predicts a rise in the Gross Domestic Product.   While this does not mean we as Realtors will not have to work as hard or that home buyers and investors will suddenly have...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
January 12, 2012 and it still feels like Fall in the Mountains of Franklin, NC It is suppose to snow here in Franklin, NC and surrounding areas.  It is snowing all around me in places like Cowee, Burningtown and even in the town of Franklin.  I live just south of town in the community of Clarks Chapel and have not seen a single flake yet.   Now this is the first time since I an remember that we have gotten this far into winter and the tempetures are still mild and it feels like Fall.  Yes, Franklin, NC has had some cold mornings but it has been warming up to the 50s during the day.  Don't mind that at all.  I don't care for winter but its nothing like up north.   Macon County Franklin, NC does get snow in the winter a few times a year.  It is very pretty to see but nicer to see it leave...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Where to eat in Franklin, NC | Good Food at Lucio's | Italian Food | 313 Highlands Rd Franklin, NC Lucio's Italian Restaurant  Lucio and his wife Dorthy opened this fine restaurant in 1984 and it quickly became one of Franklin's best places to eat.  If you like Italian food this is The place to go.   It is the place that I choose for all my special occasion's and when I crave a good meal.  They are best known for their salads with home made dressings and the garlic rolls everyone loves! ~ View the Menu Here ~ One tip:  If you do not like to wait you better get there early.  They are always full due to well, its all about the FOOD!  They do have excellent service too.  Bella Vista Square 313 Highlands Rd. Franklin, NC (828) 369-6670
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Nantahala National Forest Franklin, NC It's the thruth : Living in the Nantahala Forest will lower your blood pressure.  It is a place with the slower pace of living life.  No fast city life here!  There are so many area's to go see and visit and I go over and over and you never get sick of it, I know I haven't been bored so far in the past 19 years.  There are still so many places that I have not been to.  Being a Real Estate Agent in Franklin, NC is a bonus to help explore hidden gems in the Mountains and getting to know your Community a lot better too.  Locals call Macon County - Franklin, NC God's Country and it was made for us all to enjoy!  We have two Scenic Byways right here in Franklin, NC.  One is Hwy 64 that runs East and West and the other is Hwy. 28 runs North.  The Mountai...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Another home sold in Burningtown Franklin, NC by June Tassillo  SOLD PRICE: $200,000  OFFICE:  RE/MAX ELITE REALTY  Franklinm NC                                                                            SELLING AGENT:  ~ JUNE TASSILLO ~         TYPE & STYLE: Cottage, Cabin BEDROOMS: 1 BATHS: 1 FRANKLIN, NC 28734 APX SQFT RANGE: 800-1000 YEAR BUILT: 2009 AREA: Burningtown  MLS MAP AREA: BURNINGTOWN TWONSHIP TOWNSHIP: BURNINGTOWN Franklin, NC    SCHOOLS: Iotla, Cowee   With over 14 Acres of Beautiful Mountain Property! Let me Help YOU with the Next Phase of your life!  Over 14 Awesome Knoll Top Acres, w/ stream and tremendous setting w/ favorable long range mountain & pastoral views to the south.  Property is very diverse as you can build your dream home on the most favorable knoll site,...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Dear Seller, Nothing personal but your house isn't priced even close to market value. On December 13th we put the finishing touches on an Offer to Purchase for a house in Franklin. Franklin, while only 20 miles away presents a completely different picture of a real estate market than here in Sylva and Dillsboro. There have been more short sales and foreclosures. I posted an article about this offer and being relieved that no matter what the picture presented, at least I had comps to work with. The article concluded that we felt we had given the seller ample data to understand why the offer was much lower than his list price but higher that what the market values were showing by virtue of the CMA.   After presenting our case in writing the seller countered back via his agent by email. H...
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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 say's Merry Christmas to you and your Family! Did you know that the chopping down of the Christmas tree represents the death of Christ and putting it back up again represents the resurrection of Christ?  Did you know that the wreaths we hang are never ending circles, that represents eternity? Candy canes were made to look like shepherd hooks and the colors red, Jesus' blood, white, purity. . The gifts represents the 3 gifts the wise men brought for Jesus. So when you are running around Franklin, NC trying to get the "perfect gift", stop yourself take a deep breath and remember we have been given the perfect gift, Jesus Christ was given to us to remove all of our sins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Jesus.  MERRY CHRISTMAS from my Family in Franklin, NC to Yours!
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Friday Night Live  | Franklin, NC | Downtown Franklin, NC Main Street Events In the Quaint town of Franklin, NC the Downtown Streets come alive.  Come and enjoy the live window sence's, have some hot cider and a cookie or two.  It's a fun event every year in  Downtown Franklin, NC.  This Friday Night 5 to 8 PM will be fun for the whole family.  The streets of Downtown Franklin, NC will be lined with Luminaries, Live Caroling, Overlook Theatre Company featuring Characters from Aladdin and Great Shopping.  Everyone please consider buying local on Main Street Franklin, NC!
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