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Kathy Clifton - REALTOR®
Bald Head Realty
33 Pine Lane
Franklin, NC 28734
Direct: (828) 226-1074
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When we decided it was time to sell our Franklin, NC, vacation home, we contacted Kathy Clifton because of the recommendation of good friends who had used her as their realtor. We were very pleased!  Kathy was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and always willing to answer questions. She worked diligently to get us a good offer (3, in fact) and was tireless in her efforts to get ‘the deal’ to close quickly. (The listing, sale, and closing all took place within a month’s time!). We gladly recommend Kathy Clifton to anyone searching for a dedicated realtor.
 
Ann and Jim Smith
Wow, our property was on the market for two days, we had five offers, and it was sold the second day. Kathy and her team made this happen. Everyone was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable throughout the listing selling, and closing process. If we had more property to sell, we would want Kathy as our realtor again.  We had a wonderful experience.  Tim and Lydia
Just recently Kathy sold our property on Frazier Road.  We were very pleased with her honesty and hard work  in selling this property. We  will have Kathy sell our home as soon as we are ready. She is very trustful and we realize how hard she worked for us.
 
 
Ken and Kay Danzig
Kathy impressed us from the very start of our journey to sell our house. Having done her homework on our place, she showed up on day one with a definite plan for the marketing and sale of our home. She listened to our goals and concerns, gave her professional opinion, and together we moved forward. She was accessible to us at all times, and gave ready feedback to questions. She got us a great price and enabled us to move forward to the next phase of our lives. Thanks, Kathy! Rixey Wilcher
We recently sold a lot located on Tara Hill Rd. and Kathy handled everything so well. She was very professional and answered any questions or concerns we had promptly by email. The closing was extremely efficient, everything was in order and it was finished in record time thanks to Kathy and the work she put into the sale.
It was a pleasure meeting Kathy in person and if we have more property to sale we will certainly contact her to handle it for us.
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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: Otto NC Properties For Sale

Franklin and Otto NC Real Estate News - July 2012

Summer has arrived!  The trees are lush with green foliage, wild blackberries are sweet on the vine and the magical scent of  honeysuckle is in the air.   Gardens are planted and soon tomatoes, beans and zucchini will be ready for harvest! 

The end of June showed us 100+ degree days but now it's back to the normal 80's and occasional 90 degree mark.  LIFE IS GOOD IN THE MOUNTAINS!

 

Everyday while I'm driving around this area I am constantly amazed at its beauty.  I had fun putting together the following short Video about Otto and the surrounding areas.  You'll see Coweeta Creek, Pickens Nose, Big Laurel and Mooney Falls....as well as Spring Ridge Creamery where you can enjoy the BEST Ice Cream Ever!  Watch this 7 minute video and enjoy.

Why "WE LOVE OTTO" Video 

 

Home Sales are up!

Franklin and Otto Home Sales

2011:  January 1, 2011 thru July 1, 2011

129 Sold with an average sales price of $121,371

 

2012:  January 1, 2012 thru July 1, 2012

144 homes sold with an average sales price or $117,645

 

That's a 11.6% increase in the number of homes sold this year

with prices slightly lower than a year ago. 

 

There are currently 648 homes on the market in Franklin and Otto

with an average list price of $218,603

(This data wasd obtained from the Frankloin Board of Realtors MLS and does not include For Sale by Owner transactions.)

 

Favorable Financing Terms

Interest rates are incredibly low as quoted by Advantage Loans, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC.  30 year fixed rate morgages are less than 4% and 15 year fixed are below 3%.  (Data as of July 1, 2012)  More buyers are gobbling up the well priced homes and foreclosures as they can get into a home for less than renting.  This means the vast inventory will slowly decrease and eventually prices will begin to rebound.  Now is a GOOD time to buy.

 
Stay tuned - Each month I'll update you on the local real estate stats and keep you posted on the current market conditions in our "Little Slice of Heaven" here in Franklin and Otto, NC. 

Happy Summer!

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

FRANKLIN NC HOME SALES ON THE UPSWING

Franklin NC Real Estate Update

Holy Cow!  Home sales in the Great Smoky Mountain area of Franklin, NC are increasing.  From January 1, 2012 thru May 21, 2012, 92 homes were sold.

The same time period in 2011, showed only 76 homes sold.   This reflects a 21.05% increase in sales volume!

We have more cash buyers jumping into the game with 47.8% of 2012 sales were sold for cash. 

Combine this with the current interest rates quoted by Advantage Loans, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC, of 3.675% for a 30 year fixed and 2.875% on a 15 year fixed, and this will be our best year since the boom of 2005.

Log Homes for Sale Franklin NC

There are 531 homes on the market and our inventory is leveling off.   Once some of the existing inventory gets "gobbled up", the prices will begin inching up.  For buyers who are on the fence....waiting could mean higher interest rates and higher prices.  This truly is the time to buy. 

 

Waterfront Properties for Sale Franklin NC

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

The 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  I am a Broker with Keller Williams Realty specializing in Real Estate for Franklin and Otto, NC.  For more information call 828-226-1074

 

 

 

 

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