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)
We take time to honor and observe Flag Day here in the Murphy, NC mountains. You’ll see flags proudly displayed throughout the year here in our small communities and businesses, but in June and July Old Glory waves freely! Remembering how our great country started and the sacrifices so many have made to keep us all safe and free.   Have you ever wondered how Flag Day got started... On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes – one for each state. Although it is not certain, this flag may have been made by the Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross, who was an official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy.  The number of stars increased as...
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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)
Hummingbird Brings Back Tobacco     In the beginning of the world, when people and animals were all the same, there was only one tobacco plant, to which they all came for their tobacco until the Dagul'ku geese stole it and carried it far away to the south. The people were suffering without it, and there was one old woman who grew so thin and weak that everybody said she would soon die unless she could get tobacco to keep her alive.     Different animals offered to go for it, one after another, the larger ones first and then the smaller ones, but the Dugul'ku saw and killed every one before he could get to the plant. After the others the little Mole tried to reach it by going under the ground, but the Dagul'ku saw his track and killed him as he came out.     At last the Hummingbird offer...
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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)
Here is your Murphy, NC  and the North GA  mountains Market Snapshot for May 2013.  We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison.  Our five Coldwell Banker High Country Realty Offices average List to Sale Price Ratio was 93.64%.     Our local real estate market has been busy and we are seeing multiple offers again too. We are still in need of fresh and priced right homes to fill the inventory needs of buyers, so if you’re thinking of listing or maybe putting your house back on the market, we’d welcome the opportunity to share our Mountain Living Team Marketing Plan with you.   If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy or Hayesville NCor Hiawassee, Blairsville or Blue Ridge GA or Copperhill TN, contactLee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com We’ll g...
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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)
Here is your Murphy, NC  and the North GA  mountains Real Estate Market Snapshot for April 2013.  We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison. Our local market continues to be quite busy for this time of the year!     Our local real estate market has been busy and we are seeing multiple offers again too. We are still in need of fresh and priced right homes to fill the inventory needs of buyers, so if you’re thinking of listing or maybe putting your house back on the market, we’d welcome the opportunity to share our Mountain Living Team Marketing Plan with you.   If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy or Hayesville NCor Hiawassee, Blairsville or Blue Ridge GA or Copperhill TN, contactLee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com We’ll get started rig...
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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)
Murphy, NC is bursting with signs of Spring in the Mountains! Cherokee County, NC and the surrounding north GA and east TN communities have all had a pretty mild winter so its been feeling like Spring for some time now, but the mountain landscape is changing daily.   The abundance of vibrant colors budding out and the new shades of green filling in the tree branches and mountain ridges surrounding us here in Murphy, NC are just stunning! This is perfect weather for a drive along our back roads or a wildflower hike.   There is nothing better than living in a friendly small town and being able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and the four mild seasons we have. Visit our website if you’d like to find out more about mountain living here too.       Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Te...
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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)
Who doesn’t like to do a little gardening in the NC and GA mountains? Who doesn’t like to do a little gardening in the mountains? Sure we had a small garden on our city lot when we lived in South Florida - it was a great space for our son to play outside and pick veggies right out of the garden and help us dig in the dirt. But one thing we really dreamed of while planning our move to the Murphy NC mountains was to have a big garden and plant lots of fruit trees.   When we first moved here to Cherokee County NC in 1997 we had lots of apple trees and grapes already on the property. We also found out about the local Cooperative Extension in downtown  Murphy NC  for information on pressure and water bath canning, different plant varieties, soil and pest control and we even bought some blueb...
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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)
Cherokee Tribal Council to build new Casino in Murphy NC! It’s official - Cherokee Tribal Council to build new Casino in Murphy NC! Cherokee County, NC should soon see a much-needed economic boost to the area.  Tribal Council voted 11-1 to build a casino on a tract of trust land in Murphy NC.   The Mountain Living Team let you know about the Cherokee Casino in Murphy NC and now it is official!  With a construction budget of around $110 million, the casino will be around 50,000 square feet and will have 1,100 gaming machines, 30-40 table games, a food court, and a 300-room hotel.  A temporary facility will be built and open within six months of breaking ground.  The full facility will be open 18 months after the groundbreaking, and the temporary facility will be converted to a storage fa...
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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)
Just For One Day - Celebrate Earth Day Monday, April 22, 2013 we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day! Looking for some small way to celebrate the day? The following statistics are eye-opening, to say the least, how just the little daily changes we make can impact our world.  If everyone went vegetarian just for one day, the U.S. would save: ● 100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost 4 months ● 1.5 billion pounds of crops otherwise fed to livestock, enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year ● 70 million gallons of gas--enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico combined with plenty to spare ● 3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size of Delaware ● 33 tons of antibiotics If everyone went vegetari...
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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)
When is Dogwood Winter in Murphy, NC?   Old-timers in the Appalachians know there are several named "winters" following the officially arrival of spring and Dogwood Winter and Blackberry Winter are perhaps the best known.   It’s a term used by Southerners to describe a period of cold weather that coincides with the blooming of the local dogwoods and blackberries, usually occurring in the mid April to May months. The dogwoods are all bloomed out and the blackberries are soon to follow.   With the possibility of frost happening during Dogwood and Blackberry winters, many Southerners here in Murphy, NC wait until after these winters have passed to plant tender vegetables and annuals. The Native Americans also watched for the dogwood blooms as the sign to begin planting corn and other crops...
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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)
Mountain Lakes Board of REALTORS® Mulch Sale Fundraiser In partnership with LOWES of Murphy,NC April 15- May 8th Tickets on Sale for Mulch Fundraiser With Spring here in the Murphy, NC mountains and surrounding GA areas, its time to get out in the yard and startsprucing up with lots of Mulch! Heres your chance to get a great price on Mulch and support our Local Fundraising efforts for our Communities. MULCH PICK-UP DAY: Saturday, May 11 at Macon Bank 9:15 - 3:00 in the parking lot 2 Cubic foot bags of Premium RED Mulch on sale for $3.67 per bag. Brown and Black Mulch available on request. Contact Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamat Coldwell Banker High Country 828-361-9713or stop by any local real estate office. All Funds to go to Scholarshipsand the 2013 Local Charities M...
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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)
Here is your Murphy, NC  and the North GA  mountains Market Snapshot for March 2013.  We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison. Our local market continues to be quite busy as Buyers invest in the mountains!     Our local real estate market needs fresh and priced right homes to fill the inventory need of buyers. If you’re thinking of listing or maybe putting your house back on the market, we’d welcome the opportunity to share our Mountain Living Marketing Plan with you.   If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy or Hayesville NCor Hiawassee, Blairsville or Blue Ridge GA or Copperhill TN, contactLee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com We’ll get started right away on finding you that perfect property so you too can start enjoying this Mountain L...
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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)
Any and every day is Golfer’s Dayin the NC, GA and TN Mountains! Some avid golfers might suggest that any and every day is Golfer's Day, but on April 10th, it's official. The only question is, does this day honor the golfer, the sport, or the weather? Well, it's a little of each, especially here in the mountains.   Golfer's Day is an opportunity to be thankful that someone invented this addicting, yet relaxing hobby. Also referred to as "Golf Day", there is only one proper way to enjoy this day. And, that's out on the golf course - of course! Here are some great  Golfing in the Mountains  courses you might want to check out.   When Golfer's Day falls on a weekday, it is even more special. That means you now have an excuse to take a day off of work and go play a round … or two. Regardles...
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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)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Murphy, NC Homes for Sale Search All NC, GA and TN For Sale Hayesville, NC For Sale Hiawassee, GA For Sale Blairsville, GA For Sale Blue Ridge, GA For Sale Copperhill, TN For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale   Lee and Carol Barbour The Mountain Living Team Coldwell Banker High Country 828-361-9713 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 115869   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 281 Valley River Avenue Murphy, NC Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour       Great Commercial Possibilities in downtown Murphy, NC $ Click for current price 3 BATHROOMS (3 full) 5149 Square Feet Charm and charac...
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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)
Looking for a place in the Murphy NC mountains?       No matter what type of Cabin you’re looking for in Murphy, NC the Mountain Living Team can help you find your get-away in the beautiful NC, GA and TN mountains!   Whether you’re looking for a home, land, creek or lake properties, we’d love the opportunity to assist you in finding your own “peace of the mountains”.   Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MurphyMountainLiving.com   Serving Murphy and Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN  
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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)
    We hope each of you and your family is blessed and filled with a renewing in spirit, mind and body. As creation shows new life and a fresh start coming up from the earth, we look forward to each new day and the wonderful opportunities it brings. Make the most of every moment and have a blessed Easter weekend!   Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MountainLivingTeam.com Serving Murphy and Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN  
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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)
Don't miss out on "Take a Walk in the Park Day "  here in Murphy, NC. Even though it's always officially on March 30, it's always an opportunity for a little exercise and relaxation.  Are you stressed out? A walk in the park, in the woods or along the lake,  is just what the doctor ordered as it's calming and therapeutic.   And if you're in Murphy, NC  you can always join us downtown at River Walk  along the Hiwassee River for a walk. It's a great way to spend your lunch break or even after a busy work day, since walking can help clear your mind and re-energize you too!  What better way to celebrate the day and any excuse is a good one to get outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and outdoor activities here in Cherokee County, NC. Our spring weather has been perfect and everythin...
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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)
Our New 2013 Brochure is Here! Coldwell Banker High Country Realty and the Mountain Living Team are pleased to send you this online link to our newest property brochure from our five offices serving the north GA, western NC and east TN mountains.   Just click on the photo of our new brochure below to preview!   Gorgeous homes, land and commercial opportunities. From riverfront homes to foreclosures you’re sure to find that perfect get-away. It’s not just the value you’ll find in the mountains – it’s also the lifestyle!   Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Teamwww.MountainLivingTeam.com Serving Murphy and Hayesville NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN
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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)
Here is your Murphy, NC  and the North GA  mountains Market Snapshot for February 2013.  We’ve also included the previous month’s stats for comparison. Our local market continues to been quite busy for this time of the year!       Our local real estate market needs fresh and priced right homes to fill the inventory need of buyers. If you’re thinking of listing or putting your house back on the market, we’d welcome the opportunity to share our marketing plan with you.   If you’re looking to purchase a home or land in Murphy or Hayesville NCor Hiawassee, Blairsville or Blue Ridge GA or Copperhill TN, contactLee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com We’ll get started right away on finding you that perfect property so you too can start enjoying this Mountain Lifestyle! All statistic...
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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)
Murphy NC welcomes the First Day of Spring here in the mountains!  Everyone here in Murphy, NC and the surrounding GA and TN mountains are welcoming in the first day of Spring! We’ve had a very mild winter, but we’re always glad to see this change of season start. The Daffodils have been popping up all over and you’ll even hear the neighbors starting to mow their lawns now too. Be on the lookout for pastels of buds on trees and bushes and those springtime home and yard decorations as all of Murphy NC welcomes in the change of season to Spring.     Visit Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team atwww.MurphyMountainLiving.com Serving Murphy and Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN  
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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)
Everyone in Murphy NC is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick's Day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known, and the Irish people in the 400's AD. It is truly a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs. And as the saying goes everyone is a little Irish on Saint Patrick's Day.Erin Go Braugh is perhaps the most common Irish term you will hear. It means "Ireland Forever"  Did You Know? Over 34 million Americans are of Irish descent. That's almost nine times the population of Ireland!   Share an Irish Toast to celebrate!   "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go."   "Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part." ...
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