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Kathy Clifton - REALTOR®
Bald Head Realty
33 Pine Lane
Franklin, NC 28734
Direct: (828) 226-1074
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I can not say enough how fantastic my house selling experience was with Kathy. From start to finish of the process Kathy made me feel like selling my house was her number one priority. I was continuously kept informed and expertly guided through the process. My house was under contract after only two months on the market and I received the profit that I needed from the sale. I highly recommended that you use Kathy’s skills to help you sell your home because you will never find a better real estate broker. Dale Carmichael
It was a pleasure working with Kathy as my realtor. It was a painless transaction that made a good impression of your realty group. Kathy found a buyer in no time at all and then took care of all the small details to make the sale a success. She got the price I was asking for and the paperwork was easy. I would recommend Bald Head Realty and you, Kathy, to any and all people wanting to buy or sell property in the Franklin area. Phil Hembree
We want to thank you for making the purchase of our new home such an easy process. We especially appreciated your quick response to our questions and honest opinions for our "one-off" purchase questions. Larry and Jan Byrd
We and another couple jointly owned 15 undeveloped acres on Glenview Lane just outside of Franklin, NC. When we decided to sell we knew it would be a challenge due to the abundance of undeveloped property on the market in that area. Sure enough, it did take a while, but Kathy never gave up on it. She kept at it until it eventually sold and we even got our full asking price. The moral of this story is, if you need to buy or sell property in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, you can't go wrong with Kathy at Bald Head Realty. Mike and Margaret Stewart
We have used the services of Kathy Clifton to help us with real estate transactions several times over the years. She works hard, does her job very well, and has been dependable and honest with us. Oh, I almost forgot, she's also a great person! Tom and Janet Hill
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Kathy Clifton is your local Real Estate Expert in Otto, Franklin, and Macon County North Carolina. Put my knowledge and years of experience to work for you – all my Real Estate Consultations are Free, and come with No Obligation. (828) 226-1074

Otto and Franklin NC Real Estate Blog by Kathy Clifton: Franklin NC vacation homes

Franklin and Otto, NC 2012 Market Review

Welcome to 2013!   The cool thing about living in the Franklin and Otto, NC mountains is that people are truly happy to be here.  Driving around town or the back roads --- If you see a car approaching and give them a simple wave....they always smile and wave back.   In the grocery store, gas station or restaurants, when you give a smile - you get a smile in return.  I've had out of town customers in my vehicle showing property and when I wave to an oncoming car, they will ask ,"Do you know them?" and I say, "No, we're just friendly here."  They are amazed.

Cold for a Cause

Folks here are just plain generous too!  For the 4th year in a row, Patrick Jenkins, with Farm Bureau Insurance,  will brave the cold weather for 2 days and nights suspended high overhead in a bucket crane to raise awareness for those in need during the winter.  Click on the link above to see Patrick in his perch last year and learn more about this worthy cause. You can help by dropping off canned goods, non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, paper goods, coats, blankets, etc.  All items will be donated to CareNet.  Stop by the Farm Bureau office at 1866 Highlands Road anytime between noon on Jan.18th to noon on the 20th to cheer Patrick on, honk your horn or to drop off a donation!   BRRRR!  He's a dedicated guy!


 

High- End Home Sales Jump at End of 2012

Great news for the higher priced homes as they ended 2012 with a spike in sales.  Even in our market, 31 homes sold in the $250,000 and above range in 2012, as compared to only 17 in 2011. 

Featured Home of the Month--Watch the Video

176 Czonka Road  Franklin NC

176 Czonka Road, Franklin, NC

Speaking of luxury homes.....this waterfront beauty on 3.46+/- Acres is amazing!  It's brand new with a private setting on Lake Emory.  One level living with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Granite Counters and Hickory Cabinets throughout.

Vaulted Tongue and Groove Ceiling in Great Room with Stack Stone floor to ceiling Fireplace.  Huge Deck to enjoy the Lake Views and walking access to the lake which, I'm told, is the "best fishing" in this area.  Less than 10 minutes north of Franklin, NC with easy access. 

Franklin and Otto, NC 2012 Property Sales

The news is good!  348 homes were sold through Realtors in our market in 2012, compared to 310 in 2011.   Cash Buyers are more the norm than in years past as 160 of the 2012 sales were purchased with cash.  

Land sales also saw a gain with 79 parcels sold and 13 commercial properties changed hands in 2012. 

Do not be lulled into complacency by comments from others about lackluster sales or a soft real estate market.  Great Opportunities abound and the new year is a perfect time to re-access your situation and take advantage of them.  New Year's Resolution:  A second or permanent home in the forever-beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.  This is a resolution that is REALLY easy to keep.  Call me and I'll help make it happen.

Thank you for your referrals and business in 2012.  May 2013 be your BEST year so far!   I ask myself  everyday "How may I serve?" instead of "What's in it for me?"  I am blessed to live and work in the most beautiful and peaceful place on earthGod bless you.

See you next month!

 

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

39 Woodchuck Lane Home for Sale Franklin NC

Wow!!! Riverfront Cabin in Excellent Condition! Fish, Tube and Kayak from your own property. Move in Ready with Central Heat and Air, Vaulted Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Living Room overlooking the River! Partial unfinished Basement for storage, workshop and Washer/Dryer. Relaxing views of the river and mountains with very easy access. This is a rare opportunity to have a Riverfront Cabin at an affordable price. Firepit for evening campfires and enjoying s'mores with family & friends.  2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 

River Front Cabin

Little Tennessee River Frontage

39 Woodchuck Lane River Front Cabin for Sale

Bring your Fishing Pole, Kayak and Tube...Jump In!

Little Tennessee River Front Cabin for Sale

Schools servicing this area include Iotla Elementary, Mountain View 5-6, Macon Middle and Franklin High School all within 20 minutes of this home.

Located in Franklin/Otto, NC less than an hour to Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Casino, 70 minutes to Asheville, NC and only a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, GA. 

This area is a haven for Hiking, Kayaking, Hunting, Gem Mining, Antiquing and Fishing.  It's a true mecca for those who love the outdoors.

Over 51% of this county is US Forest Service Property so you'll never feel crowded here.

Otto and Franklin, NC Real Estate Solutions - Kathy Clifton Broker  -  Keller Williams Realty specializing in Real Estate for Franklin and Otto, NC.  For more information call 828-226-1074

Brookstone Vista Lot 6 Property For Sale Franklin NC

Ready to Build

Premier lot in Brookstone Vistas with beautiful long range mountain and valley views. A great package with Community Water, Underground Utilities and 3 Bedroom Septic Permit---ready for your new home. Very easy paved access and only 5 minutes from Franklin, NC in scenic Patton Valley.  Possible Owner Financing on this 1.08 +/- Acre Parcel. 

Brookstone Vistas Lot 6 Property for Sale Franklin NC

Brookstone Vistas Amenity Package Includes Timberframe Gazebo, Wildlife Refuge,

2 Ponds and Gated Entrance with Water Feature

Gazebo overlooking pond

Waterfall Feature at Gated Entrance

Gated Entrance with Waterfall Feature

Gated Entrance

Brookstone Vistas Gated Entrance

Schools servicing this area include Cartoogechaye Elementary, Mountain View 5-6, Macon Middle and Franklin High School all within 15 minutes of this home.

Located in Franklin/Otto, NC less than an hour to Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Casino, 70 minutes to Asheville, NC and only a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, GA. 

This area is a haven for Hiking, Kayaking, Hunting, Gem Mining, Antiquing and Fishing.  It's a true mecca for those who love the outdoors.

Over 51% of this county is US Forest Service Property so you'll never feel crowded here.

Otto and Franklin, NC Real Estate Solutions - Kathy Clifton Broker  -  Keller Williams Realty specializing in Real Estate for Franklin and Otto, NC.  For more information call 828-226-1074

Franklin and Otto NC October 2012 Update

Fall in the mountains this year was amazing!  This gorgeous shot was taken 10/12/2012  in Otto, NC on Shope Creek.   As I was taking photos of an adjoining development, Beech Hollow, that I just listed, all I could hear was the beautiful sound of rushing water.  Being curious, I had to find the source.   Away I went down an embankment and there, nestled among the mountain laurel and native rhododendrum was this beautiful waterfall.  It was well worth the hike and became reason number 2,438 of why I love these Mountains! 

Shope Creek Waterfall Otto, NC

It's that time again----

 Remember to set your clocks back one hour November 4, 2012 and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

Move your clocks back one hour

What's there to do in this area? 

With over 51% of Macon County designated United States Forest Service, it is a haven for hiking, kayaking, fishing, tubing, hunting and a myriad of outdoor activities.  Love to shop?   This area has a wonderful variety of antique shops, including the Whistle Stop Mall, North Carolina's largest antique mall.  Furnishing your mountain getaway?  You'll find great Rustic Furniture at Watauga Creek Furniture.

Pumpkinfest 2012

The 16th Annual Pumpkinfest was held October 20th in Franklin, NC.   The town was bustling with costumes, crafters, music and wonderful food!  The highlight....as always....was the Great Pumpkin Roll down Frogtown Hill.  Hold on to your bladders as you'll laugh until you cry watching the video of this amazing event!

Pumkinfest 2012

Franklin and Otto Home Sales 2012

Franklin and Otto was alive with Buyers and Sellers exchanging Real Estate this autumn.  From the beginning of the year through October 29, 2012, 278 homes were sold as compared to 267 in 2011.   Home prices are showing a slight upswing.  The average 2012 price is $128,622 versus $126,913 for 2011.  There are currently 657 homes on the market in Franklin and Otto. 

Wonder what your home or property is worth in this area?  Give me a call for a Free Market Analysis:  828-226-1074 or visit my website www.FreeFranklinSearch.com and send me an email. I'd love to see your mountain property. 

Thanksgiving Week Events

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Service:   Friday,  November 23rd, 7:00 PM

Cookies with Santa:  Saturday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Annual Franklin Christmas Parade:  Sunday, November 25th, 3:00 pm

Your friendship is truly appreciated.  Enjoy your day.  See you next month!

 

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        

28 Hedden Flats Home For Sale Franklin, NC

Cabin fronts Rushing Walnut Creek...walk right in and get your toes wet! Nearly Flat yard, 50 foot walk to the Creek. Relax on the huge Deck and listen to the sweet sounds of nature. New Roof.  2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, completely furnished...even the dishes and linens stay.  Quiet area, , easy access but higher elevation for the cooler temps. If you are looking for a waterfront getaway priced for today's market---don't let this one get away!

Beautiful Walnut Creek

Rushing Walnut Creek

Flat Yard with Very Easy Access

Flat Access

Fully Equipped Kitchen with Retro White Metal Cabinets

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Huge Open Deck Facing Walnut Creek

Huge Deck Facing the Creek

Schools servicing this area include East Franklin Elementary, Mountain View 5-6, Macon Middle and Franklin High School all within 20 minutes of this home.

Located in Franklin/Otto, NC less than an hour to Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Casino, 70 minutes to Asheville, NC and only a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, GA. 

This area is a haven for Hiking, Kayaking, Hunting, Gem Mining, Antiquing and Fishing.  It's a true mecca for those who love the outdoors.

Over 51% of this county is US Forest Service Property so you'll never feel crowded here.

Otto and Franklin, NC Real Estate Solutions - Kathy Clifton Broker  -  Keller Williams Realty specializing in Real Estate for Franklin and Otto, NC.  For more information call 828-226-1074

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