Murphy, NC Real Estate News

By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. This was passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now, it is your turn to pass it to a pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch...Happy Fall! We had to share this great Fall scene with you and pass on this promising pumpkin message.Come visit us in the beautiful NC, GA and TN Mountains!Lee & Carol Barbour www.LeeAndCarol.com
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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)
Folk School Fall Festival in Brasstown, NC is here again! Come join us at the John C. Campbell Folk School October 3 & 4th, 10 am -5 pm. One of the largest and most popular events of its type in the region, Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian heritage. Fine craft, craft-making demonstrations, music and dance performances, kids' activities, tasty food, and a visit to the school's Craft Shop and History Center make Fall Festival a great way to begin the autumn season. Handmade Craft for SaleOver 200 juried and non-juried craftspeople will offer their handcrafted items for sale including jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, ironwork, photography, rugs, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets and much, much more.Craft-Making DemonstrationsYou'll be fascinated by o...
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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)
Are you big on a litter-free environment? The NC Big Sweep for Cherokee County will be at Hanging Dog Campground in Murphy, NC. Volunteers with, and we really need them, and without boats to be at the Hanging Dog Campground boat ramp pavilion between 8 and 8:30am on Saturday, Oct 3rd. We will have free coffee available for those of us that need it, like me.  We would like to have everyone registered for cash and prizes and on their designated assignment so the cleanup can begin at 9am.  We want to break for a great BBQ lunch at noon, which will include BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, beans, slaw, and dessert. We plan to give out the cash and prizes after we eat. Anyone that can stay after that is greatly appreciated.  Because it is usually colder on the lake, long pants, layered tops, closed-toe...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
On Oct 7-12, The Moving Wall, a half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on display in Konahete Park in Murphy, North Carolina.  For 20 years, this memorial has toured the US with the mission set forth on the Moving Wall website:  "IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US." Preamble of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial                                        I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC for the first time with Murphy Middle School's Beta Club 2 years ago on a cold, rainy night in April.  For years, I'd heard of the impact that wall had on visitors, with its endless...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
After a few days away and a long drive from the Atlanta airport, there's nothing like a mountain sunset to welcome home this weary soul.
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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)
Standing out might make you different from the others, but doesn't leave you alone. Standing out emphasizes your unique qualities and style that others take notice of and want to be around you. We all have been given special personalities, gifts and talents - let them shine through! If you are looking for a real estate team that can help you sell your home, or find the perfect place to live, then you've come to the right place. As former Floridians that made the move to the mountains, Lee & Carol Barbour want to serve you in finding and making your dreams a reality, too. It would be our pleasure to help you with all your real estate needs. If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful W...
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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)
NEW RANCH 3BR/2BA HOME WITH 2 CAR GARAGE ON 1.95 ACRES! Huge living room with pitched ceilings and rock fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen with pantry and island, and a breakfast area. All with oak hardwood floors. Oak custom cabinets & granite countertops in kitchen and baths. Tile floors in bath and laundry room. Large master with garden tub and separate shower, large walk-in closet. Split floor plan has 2 nice sized-bedrooms with full bath in-between. Landscaped yard & walkways, side yard for a garden. Front porch and back deck. 6 miles to town. 9 miles to Lake Chatuge. Near John C. Campbell Folk School. Great location and subdivision. PRICED BETTER THAN A FORECLOSURE!!! $239,000    QUAIL COVE VIRTUAL TOUR Contact Lee & Carol Barbour www.LeeAndCarol.com  
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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)
The Company House Bed & Breakfast Inn was built in 1850 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since opening in June 1995, Mike and Margie Tonkin have been host to more then 6000 guest from all parts of the world. In 1996, when the Summer Olympics were in town, and they hosted the Italian Kayak & Canoe Team, and were featured on CNN, shown all around the world. The also hosted the Swiss Timing Group from Switzerland, France & Spain, who setup timing & scoring for the Olympic Whitewater Events, here on the Ocoee River. And since then, have had guests from England, India, Belgium, Canada, Japan, American Samoa, and from most every state in the United States. The Company House Inn features 6 guest rooms, each with its own private bath. Some baths have antique claw foot ...
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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)
DANIEL BOONE 3BR/2BA LOG CABIN. Home features hardwood floors, Stainless Steel appliances, open floor plan, fully furnished, tile baths, large master with loft and walk-in closet. Private 1.13 acres with additional adjoining acreage also available. Metal roof, covered porch and over sized deck to enjoy your seasonal views from this Murphy, NC home. Located just minutes from the Tennessee state line and the Ocoee Whitewater Center, home of the 1996 Olympics, the Ocoee Whitewater Center is managed by the Forest Service as a multiple use recreational and educational complex. Consisting of a four-acre recreation area, the OWC offers water play, picnicking, hiking, biking, a nature-oriented gift shop, environmental education programs, a 7,200 sq. ft. visitors center, year-round special even...
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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)
Explore over 4000 square feet of outdoor ideas! Appalachian Outfitters, located in Murphy, NC this mountain outdoor lovers store offers an extensive selection of gear for camping, hiking, paddling, cycling and fly fishing. With all of the natural resources in western North Carolina, playing outdoors is a must! Come in and let our knowledgeable and friendly staff assist you in planning your next outdoor adventure. Check all out the great brands we carry on our web site.     Appalachian Outfitters is knowledgeable, friendly, and go out of their way to provide you with an enjoyable shopping experience.  If they don't have an item in-stock they will gladly order it on the spot for you if possible.   That's customer service that's hard to find.  Our brand of gear includes:ORVIS, TFO, Willia...
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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)
Welcome to Overlook Martins Creek. Western North Carolina mountain land has never looked so good! They have overlooked no detail in planning this scenic western North Carolina mountain land. Located near Murphy, North Carolina, this beautiful upscale community offers custom log, timberframe & craftsman homes nestled in a natural setting with outstanding views from nearly every lot. The North Carolina Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and prime mountain real estate in the country at some very attractive price points. Western North Carolina mountain land is rapidly becoming one of the country's most sought after real estate property markets because of the unsurpassed natural beauty, wonderful quality of life, and seemingly limitless wealth of culture and outdoor activities. This ...
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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)
Imagine my surprise as I turned the corner and was greeted by this Gentleman of Fall. As you enter into the Forest Edge Subdivision in Murphy, NC he's there to alert you that the USFS lands that surround this small community will soon be showing all their glory as the leaves start to change to colors of yellow, gold and reds. If you're thinking of planning a visit to the mountains anytime soon, please visit our MOUNTAIN CABINS for a great Cabin in the Mountains. It's the perfect way to experience and enjoy the change of season. We'll keep you updated on how things are changing around the NC, GA and TN areas as Fall's cooler weather settles in. You can also call the Forest Service Fall Color Hotline. This hotline provides national forest visitors with weekly updates on Fall foliage colo...
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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)
No not me - but Jason Hargett, from Springville, Utah just did. Jason got a phone call early that morning asking if he could be in a golf tournament at Red Ledges starting at 10:00 a.m. and he said no. A few minutes later, he called back and said he could be there. Hargett didn't have his own clubs with him, so he opted to use his brother's clubs. He then proceeded to do what every golfer dreams of -- sank it. After the rush and disbelief of what had just happened he texted his wife, Amyee, and said... "your life has just changed." You can read more about it on Utah Golfer  So you've just won a MILLION DOLLARS! Now tell me...   1. Who would you tell this amazing news to first? 2. How would you tell them or what would you say? 3. What would you do with your MILLION DOLLARS?
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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)
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant in the Aska Adventure AreaFor the Finest in Steaks, Seafood and Ribs I was just recently out with a couple from West Palm Beach, Florida showing properties down Aska Road in Blue Ridge, GA. I had shared with them as we were planning our day and the homes to see in this area, that there was a great place to go tubing and great place to have lunch, right on the Toccoa River called the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant.  It was a clear and sunny day so of course we sat out on the outside deck overlooking the Toccoa River. The husband ordered an appetizer of Fried Pickles - which none of us had tried before. I don't think she was too pleased with that selection, but they were out for a "mountain experience." I had the Pasta with a side of squash and sweet potato fries...
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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)
If you're looking for a little pampering, then Serenity in the Mountains specializes in doing just that. Located in Blue Ridge, Georgia, inside a gorgeous log building and furnished like an elegant mountain lodge. Serenity in the Mountains is a World Class Day Spa and Luxury Suites/Condos. They offer Spa Packages, Skin Care & Make up, Hair, Nails, Massage Therapy, Body Wraps & Exfoliators and medical services. Their goal is beauty through health and relaxation. Individualization of treatments is vital in reaching this goal. Their wide variety of treatments enables them to provide you with a multitude of choices to best suit your needs. Relaxation RoomEnjoy a refreshing drink by a cozy fire while you wait for your next service. Serenity in the Mountains' relaxation room is warm and rela...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
         When you think of gold fever, Murphy, North Carolina probably isn't the first place that comes to mind.  But ever since the 1500's when Hernando De Soto became the first Florida tourist to venture into these mountains, there have been rumors of gold being discovered in the Valley River.               Sign in downtown Murphy                                                                                                                       When I first moved to the Murphy area, I bought 20 acres of land which included about 1,000 feet on the Valley River in Marble, NC.  As we met the neighbors, they shared stories of their grandpa's neighbor or their great uncle's best friend finding a gold nugget as big around as a man's thumb in the river.  And for years, there was an old man...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
                  Autumn has always been my favorite season and now that I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina I've found even more reasons to enjoy this time of the year.  I'm no David Letterman, but here's my Top Ten list: 1.  Fall Color Tours - I thought nothing could top the show in Northern Michigan where I lived for many years, but watching the sun set over a deep blue lake surrounded by endless mountains in every shade of russet and gold takes my breath away.  And with our mild climate, the show starts in mid-September at the higher elevations and lasts till Thansiving.            2.  The Fall Festival at the John Campbell Folk School.  It's a joy for all the senses - great arts and crafts to see and touch, the best bluegrass and banjo music you'll hear in the mountai...
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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)
Envision your day at Blanche Manor and the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains where you can saddle up to canter through a shady forest trail laced with mountain laurel in bloom or relax as your horse drinks from a cool mountain stream as it cascades into a hundred little waterfalls in the Copperhill, TN mountains. That was the vision of owner, Peggy Blanche's, to break away from the stressful life of non-stop showing and traveling and find just such an oasis. Peggy has over two decades of competing and training numerous horses and riders to world championship. From the moment you arrive at Blanche Manor you will realize they've created just such a haven, a place that's a little different from any stable you have ever visited. The entire staff at Blanche Manor are one of the main reasons cust...
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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)
Brasstown, NC is a beautiful historic area with the internationally acclaimed John C. Campbell Folk School, well known Ridgefield Farms and local favorite Clay's Corner next the artistic shops of Brasstown Village. Clay's Corner and the Brasstown Community Center are the social hubs of the area and the center offers a strong summer lineup of top entertainment on the second and fourth Saturday evenings all summer. Now this little town of Brasstown, North Carolina has become quite famous, and that's because of the non-traditional New Years celebration held each December 31st at Clay's Corner. Many cities and towns drop objects on New Year's Eve. The most famous of these is the of course the Times Square Ball, dropped in Times Square; in fact, most of these are imitators of the Times Squa...
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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)
Sophisticated Lady Boutique is a very special Lingerie Boutique located in Murphy, North Carolina, designed to offer all women a personal service not often available. We offer a nice selection of lingerie to complement your personal style, size and taste. Owner, Jennifer Epperly, noticed an absence of a personalized and professional bra fitting service in the area and that frustrated her and her daughter. Thinking many women were also struggling with the same issue, she decided to provide a solution by opening Sophisticated Lady Boutiqueon September 17, 2007 in Murphy, North Carolina. "I started this business because there is nothing like it in our town," said Epperly, who used to drive two hours to the nearest mall to find quality lingerie. The 1,200-square-foot store has a fitting sp...
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