John & Jessica's Blog to Murphy, North Carolina

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Mountain Properties
Covering important information in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina. Cherokee County is absolutely one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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2007 

Realtors are an excellent way to not only buy homes or land, but to find out who the best sub contractors, vendors, stores, shops, dealers, and any other place to buy "Stuff" and services. This is very often taken for granted, and if you merely ask, you will receive.For example, I can tell you th...
07/30/2007
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Everyone seems to be talking about how "bad" the real estate market is right now. For those of you who like to gossip about it, I hate to break it to you. No the sky is not falling!  In fact, now is the time to buy real estate.  Interest rates are still at a historically low rate.  Remember back ...
07/30/2007
Consumers - there's something you'll never hear from most real estate agents. Selling For Sale By Owner Works! Did you know that it works only 20% of the time? You can sell your property on your own and be successful, but the 80/20 rule is stacked against you. Regardless of whether its in my town...
07/26/2007
Lake Hiwassee is a beautiful lake situated in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina. Being the largest lake in Cherokee County, it offers a lot to boaters, fisherman, campers, and more. It takes up 6,280 acres and is made by dams on either end. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is the govern...
07/22/2007
I've been working with a couple today who first called me on Lake Homes and Lots then did a total switch up on me. We ended up looking at homes with a great mountain view, and they now have two choices they really like. One in Hibberts Mountain and the other in Indian Rock Springs.Anyway, I digre...
07/21/2007
How much does a well cost? Who can I use to drill my well? Should I buy land without a well? How deep will I have to go to get water? What's the chance I won't get water? What happens if it goes dry? What kind of minerals are there going to be in my water? Will my water be good?These are all ques...
07/19/2007
Many of our customers and clients come to the mountains of Murphy looking to purchase real estate they can hold on to for many years and enjoy. Quite a few are specifically looking for an acre lot or more and want to build their cabin in a couple of years when they retire or have more "spendable"...
07/18/2007
Good evening all! We have been mulling over what to name our new office building, and we can't figure out! Perhaps you can help by telling the name of an office complex you have seen or by making up a new one. Here's a few facts that might help you come up with a name:-3 stories, 6,000 sq. feet o...
07/17/2007
If you have the same problems I had with computer back-up, this is for you. I bought a 100 gig hard drive to backup all my client folders, pictures, music, and everything-else-known-to-man. The only problem is to protect the drive, I had to always keep it disconnected from power and my laptop. T...
07/16/2007
Satellite Internet is nothing new – but it is certainly new to me. Many of you probably have heard of, or perhaps even use, this great service. It will work in any part of rural America where dial-up has long been our only option. Here in Murphy, North Carolina, I live just a couple miles from w...
07/15/2007
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