Franklin, NC Real Estate News

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Why am I so enamored with these tree dudes? Personally, I’d never nail anything into a tree but for some reason whenever I discover one of these tree guys I have to stop and get the photo. There is a whole folder on my foto flash drive devoted to these contemporary Druids I've found all over Jackson, Haywood and now Macon County. This tree Druid Dude was found when I made a wrong turn was exploring an alternate route on my way to meet one of Frisco the parrot’s humans to look at an old farmhouse in Franklin, NC. It’s a definite perk to being in this profession…the getting lost occasionally researching of new roads. Some of the best tree dudes have been discovered this way and this guy in Franklin has a great expression.  
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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 Land for Sale Now that the leaves are falling off the trees it is the time of year Land Sales pick up here in Franklin, NC.  The best way to buy & view land is to walk it.  The cooler weather means less sweating while walking and climbing it and the best part for me it the Snakes are hiding.  You can really see the land a lot better with all the leaves gone and also see the potential for mountain views if you were to trim some trees.   Land is a big part of my business and I like selling it.  There are some really good deals on land here in Franklin, NC so if you were dreaming of owning some land here in the mountains, now is the time to buy.  Yes there are several tracks of land for sale that are Foreclosures too.  Sad?  YES!  But we must sell it too so the market to smooth...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Preparing for Winter in Franklin, NC - Tips to Winterize your home Winter time is approaching as the wonderful Autumn and Fall is leaving us here in Franklin, NC.   We have a abundance of Second Homes in Franklin, NC and a lot of you flea the area for the winter and some of us love the mountains all year round.  Here are a few tips to remind you to get prepared for what the old-timers say "we are going to have a bad winter".     Set your heat to 50 degrees or more if you are not going to be here for the winter. Turn your breaker off for the Hot Water Heater.  There is not sense in heating water if your not there.  Have a knowledgeable person winterize/insulate your water pipes.   Remove water hoses from the bibs outside.  You can also insulate the bib with a styrofoam cup.  Clean out th...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Have you ever gone looking for certain photos on your camera card only to discover there more than 400 photos residing on that card? Time to clean up that camera card! It's silly to keep these images to oneself, especially if you meant to share them anyway.  It might be the nature of our profession, taking photos upon photos of our listings. Sometimes we're taking pictures of things special to our clients. Add to that, lots of us have developed a true love of capturing scenes and events on our cameras. It doesn’t take long to have a ton of pictures to have to wade through.  For me, I’ll take photos and have in my head something I want to do with them but that pesky making a living thing gets in my way. Take these photos of the adorable Basenjis for example. Our friends/clients bought 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, NC Peak Leaf Season and fun things to do like the 15th Annual Pumpkin Fest. The Pumpkin Fest in Franklin, NC is one of many favorite activities every year here in Macon County.   15th Annual Pumpkin Fest 2011 Date: Oct 21, 2011 - Oct 22, 2011 Where: Downtown Franklin, NC October 21 - Hayrides from East Franklin Shopping Center from 3pm - 6pm. After school treats for the kids in East Franklin Shopping Center 3pm - 5pm. October 22 - Street festival along Main Street with crafters, Famous Pumpkin Roll, live music all day, pie eating contest, games, costume contest and parade along with food. 9am - 4pm. Call 828-524-2516 or visit www.pumpkinfestfranklin.com Great Fun for the Entire Family!9:00 a.m. – Pumpkin Roll Registration Begins (Phillips Street)10:00 a.m. – DNET Pumpk...
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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, NC is beginning to burst with color! It's one of my favorite times of the year along with many other folks who flock to the mountains to see the magic show the tree's put on for us.  Mother Nature is amazing this time of the year.  For the past couple of weeks we been seeing the temperatures drop at night here in Franklin, NC and already have had lows in the 30's.  No deep freezes yet but you can bet I brought my plants in just in case.   They say a long dry spell between spring and summer provide brilliant colors in the Fall so we should have one of the best seen in the past several years here in the Great Smoky Mountains.They also say that the Peak Fall Color should arrive anywhere between 5 to 10 days after the first frost.  Knowing that has happened we have begun t...
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By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
It was a good day.  We drove to Brasstown this morning to see the Fall Festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  The weather was stunning and perfect for walking around the grounds.  The craftspeople seemed to be doing good business.  In upcoming days, I will post about some of the local potters and the upcoming WNC Pottery Festival scheduled for the first Saturday in November.  But today was about scenery and the chance to meet a fellow ActiveRainer!  Leslie and I got to meet Cyndi Daves from Murphy.  She was at the festival with friends of hers.  Unfortunately, the photo of the three of us did not come out very good...so I guess that just means we'll have to get together again.  She was even prettier than her profile photo and extremely nice.   The trip back to Sylva was smooth ...
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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 - Who's Got Talent is at Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts This should be a fun night in Franklin, NC.  Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is having a "Who's Got Talent" night.    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center on the 1024 Georgia Rd.  Hwy. 441 South Franklin, NC 28734    Cost is just $5  Here is your chance to shine like a star, show off your talent and win cash prize.  The audience gets to vote for their favorite act.  Open to singers, dancers, mucisians and more.  Check out the theatre web site for more information about auditions, performing and your chance to be a star for a night and have fun doing it.  Check out their website; 'Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts'  for more ...
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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 August 2011 Total Sales for Residential, Land and Commercial in Franklin, NC is 42 that number is down from Aug. 1 - 31 2010 our sales were 57. Our average days on the market in Franklin, NC are down from 203 to 166, its good to see that number improve. Our List Price and Selling Price is down and that is NOT good to see. Our percentage of list price is up and that is a wonderful thing for the Sellers.   Statistics(40 listings)   Low High Average Median Total List Price $11,000 $318,900 $137,970 $132,450 $5,518,800 Selling Price $10,000 $310,000 $125,823 $116,450 $5,032,900 Sold/List(%) 27.60% 102.11% 89.59% 93.39% -- Days on Market 1 1134 166 97 -- Market Report for Franklin, NC August 2010 Statistics(50 listings)   Low High Average Median Total List Pric...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Just Sold ~ Lots 3 & 10 in Buck Mountain Estates Sanderstown Community in Franklin, NC! Both Lots SOLD FOR $43,000 Buck Mountain Estates is really is a very nice subdivision with several new homes, one about to be built.  Nice laying NC Land with Long range mountain views and spacious lots to give you that elbow room your looking for in the mountains.  Buck Mountain is conveniently located 4 miles to Franklin NC, Hospital, Shopping and Entertainment just off Sylva Hwy in NC in the Sanderstown Community.   Extra wide and kept up gravel roads, septic permits, rolling land with nice building site.  Great for a future investment.  These were Foreclosure lots and you have to act fast to get deals like this in Franklin, NC.  Nothing lasts around here when it hits the market and it says Forecl...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
2011-2012 Macon County NC Schools Calendar Can you believe the kids are back in school already?  Where did the summer go?   You can be sure that some of the parents here in Franklin, NC are hopping mad that Macon County NC Schools started early this year.  They feel they have been robbed of their quality time with their kids and vacations ended sooner.   Needless to say the school year has begun here in Franklin, NC Aug. 4th, 2011. Just in case you did not get the 2011- 2012 Calendar for all of Macon County NC, here is a link to it and you can print it off and miss important school dates.  JUST A REMINDER TO WATCH FOR SCHOOL BUSES ESPECIALLY IN THE EARLY MORNINGS WITH THE FOG!
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Did you know in Macon County Franklin, NC Schools transportation department provides transportation for 2,500 students each day. This department maintains and routes 51 buses, traveling over 514,000 miles per year. This includes four special needs buses that travel an average of 400 miles per day to five schools in Macon County NC. Students and staff have twelve activity buses available for athletic and enrichment studies. Their goal is to provide safe,  efficient travel for all students and staff in Macon County Franklin, NC. Macon County NC School system consistently performs among the best in the state for SAT scores. Schools and class sizes are small and students are afforded a rare opportunity for learning in our schools. The average class size is 19 and average elementary schools ...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Macon County NC VIP After School Program  Dont forget that Macon County Franklin, NC Shools have VIP Program for your kids and you should take advantage of this service if you need it.  Dont leave your kids home alone.   Monthy fee is _ $190 or the Daily Drop is - $12. You can sign up for monthy program or they have a Daily Drop off too that you do not have to register for.  Either way you win!    VIP After School Program provides quality care, educational support and a variety of enrichment activities designed to stimulate the development of children in a safe and fun environment. The program operates daily from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on regularly scheduled school days.VIP is offered to elementary students grades K-5. VIP is licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.  Click...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
15th Annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil Sponsored by Macon County Habitat for Humanity 15th Annual Smoky Mtn. Shrimp Boil August 13, 2011 • Franklin, NC Join Macon County Habitat for Humanity for our 15th Annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please note we're at a new location this year, Franklin's First Baptist Church in downtown Franklin, NC. Tickets for this ALL YOU CAN EAT event are $20 for adults and $10 for youngers under 11 years old. Purchase tickets at the Macon County Habitat for Humanity Office, Macon County's Habitat ReSale Store, Franklin Chamber of Commerce and from any board member. Proceeds help fund our building projects in Macon County, NC. Call (828) 369-3716 for information. If anyone would like to purchase tickets for 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)
In the mountains of Franklin, NC is a hidden little treasure called Carolina Village.  One of the nicest well kept adult  retirement parks just south of the town of Franklin, NC.   The park sits just above the Little Tennessee River that runs through Franklin, NC and you can walk down there for your quiet evening or morning stroll. A gated community with a club house and activities for those who are fortunate to live there.  Carolina Village has all paved roads and well manicured lawns & landscaping. You can buy the lots or you can rent and let them pay the property taxes.  All have city water and sewer and your mowing is all taken care of for you.  Retirement is made easy here . I Just sold a Home in one of the best Adult Retirement Parks in Franklin, NC.   Easy access to major Hwy. 4...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Home Just Sold in Iotla Community -  Franklin, NC 28734 I just sold another home in Franklin, NC this past week in the Iotla Community.  My buyers JK & Sue have been coming here to see home's for sale in Macon County for just over a year.  We found the perfect house for them and they got everything they asked for.  I am so happy for them and thank you for using my services to see your dreams come true.  Now they can move on to the next phase of thier lifes! TYPE & STYLE: Ranch/Single BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 HALF BATHS: 0 APX SQFT: 0 APX SQFT RANGE: 2000-2200 YEAR BUILT: 1982 APX AGE RANGE: Over 25 AREA: Iotla MLS MAP AREA: BURNINGTOWN TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION: Wedgewood Acres TOWNSHIP: BURNINGTOWN MILES OUT: 5 SCHOOLS: Iotla                                    LOT SIZE: 1.17 Year round View - P...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
When I first moved here to Franklin, NC back in 1993 I did not know I had moved to the Gem Capitol of the World!  Of the World I said.  Its is one of the oldest and largest shows in the southeast.  Dealers come from all over near and far and yes you can see & buy the most unique jewelry all in one place.  Everyone should attend at least one of these events if you should be in the area.   There are still several gem mines open in Franklin and surrounding areas.  It's just plain clean fun to go gem mining!  2 1/4 pound Ruby from Local Franklin Mine Date: Jul 28, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011 When: Thursday - Satruday 10am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 5pm Where: Macon County Community Building at the bottom of the hill on Hwy.441 South.  Fine Jewelry, Rough & Cut Gemstones; Minerals, Fossils and More! Adult...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
SOLD PRICE: $164,900 SOLD DATE: 7/14/2011 FINANCING: Cash SELLING OFFICE NAME: Re/Max Elite Realty  SELLING AGENT NAME: June Tassillo Realtor/Broker/SFR TYPE & STYLE: Ranch/Single BEDROOMS: 2 BATHS: 2 GARAGE: 2 DECK: 1 APX SQFT RANGE: 1600-1800 YEAR BUILT: 1962 APX AGE RANGE: Over 25 AREA: Union Community MLS MAP AREA: FRANKLIN NC SUBDIVISION: Wilson Smart  TOWNSHIP: FRANKLIN, NC MILES OUT: 3 SCHOOLS: South Macon This cute little Rustic home just sold in Franklin, NC.  It pays off to keep working with the clients who do qualify.  It took me over 2 years to find just the right home for them but I did it.  I know that Jerry & Shirley will be very happy for years to come in their new home.   It is just 3 miles from the quaint little town of Franklin, tucked back in a small community calle...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Help your out of State Home Buyers with a Welcome package - Macon County Franklin, NC I like to be as helpful as I can when I have out of State Buyers that are moving to Macon County Franklin, NC for the first time.  Moving can be very stressful.  I not only help them find the home and the community that will best suit them and their needs but there is many other areas that I can be of service too. 1.  Your new home owners are going to be calling the different local agencies and I don't know all of their needs so I give them a local phone book to keep.   2.  I have a ready made list with phone numbers I know they will need like the Power Co., Phone Company, Schools, Tag Office, Court house, Insurance Company, etc... 3.  I have a area map that is easy to read to navigate around this quai...
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By June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life!
(Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty)
Home just sold in Holly Springs Community Franklin, NC Congratulations to my New Home Owners who bought a beautiful home in Holly Springs Community Franklin, NC!  I hope David & Sue W. enjoy this home for many years to come.   What a home and what a view! End of the road privacy in the sought after Holly Springs Estates in Franklin, NC.  Very well maintained home on 2.94 private acres with paved road access to the door. Not often do you find this type of view with this good of access. Home has been updated w/ corian counters, Hot tub, sun room, fenced back yard, wrap-around deck and patio to enjoy the year round mountain view. Vaulted beam tongue & groove ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors.  Macon County NC Tax: 708.30 per year.   TYPE & STYLE: Traditional BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 HALF ...
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