Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Wow!   Is that a Postcard?   No---It's our gorgeous area Thursday, February 13, 2014.   This shot was taken from my back porch at 10:05 a.m. just before the deer came across the creek for their daily visit.  The "clump" of stuff to the left of the birdbath is the overturned chairs surrounding our Firepit....which is camouflaged by the snow.   With his trusty ruler, my husband Danny made the trek to measure the eight inches of accumulation.   We've been here nearly 15 years and this is the most snow we've seen.   With temps reaching 50 the following Sunday, this was but a memory.    It's hard to say what season is my favorite....because they all are!


The Harlem Ambassadors are coming to town!  

Their Mission Statement says it all:

The mission of the Harlem Ambassadors is to deliver a quality basketball show to our audiences throughout the United States and internationally. The show is designed to be fun for people of all ages, with youngsters being awed for the first time and older folks enjoying the tried-and-true gags like a rerun of a favorite comedy movie. The Ambassadors' operation is professional in all aspects. In addition to having a wholesome family entertainment product, we are also good citizens and willing role models for youth, promoting the values of staying in school, staying off drugs and fostering racial harmony.


When?  Mar 11, 2014   7:00 pm
Where?  Franklin High School Gym

A team from Franklin will compete against the Harlem Ambassadors and trust me - You are in for an evening of laughs as the Ambassadors not only poke fun at themselves, but also at our local "team" with great basketball skills on display as well.

Tickets are available at the door or at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.  For additional information contact 828-524-3161.


2013 Otto and Franklin NC Market Recap
Extra - Extra - Read all about it!  Homes are selling in the Mountains!   
Here's a quick rundown of 2013 activity compared to 2012.

             Homes Sold       Median Price           Cash Sales       Foreclosures     Short Sales

2013          482                       110,000                 220                    98                   10

2012          350                       119,000                 161                    56                   15

The number of homes sold increased by 37.7% from 2012 to 2013.  Our Median Price decreased in 2013 as the foreclosures and short sales accounted for 22.4% of total homes sold.   Interestingly, the percentage of cash sales is almost identical with 45.6% of 2013 and 46% of 2012 sales.

There are currently 605 homes on the market in Franklin and Otto with 46 homes under contract.   Interest rates on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage hover around 4.5% and the 15 year fixed rate close to 4%.  

Movin' on up to the East Side!

Thank you everyone for making my move to Bald Head Realty so smooth.  My new office is at 411 East Main Street in Franklin.  Please come by and say hello --- we are a friendly and fun bunch. Our team is led by John Becker, the "Bald Headed Man" as the Broker in Charge.  Melissa, our receptionist, is the friendliest front desk gal in town.  The "K" ladies, Kristin, our office manager, Kelly, our Buyer's Agent/Marketing Guru, and Kristy, my "can't do without" assistant will make you feel right at home.   There's always fresh coffee and a smile for you.

Best Wishes--See you next month.