Hello Everyone!

It's Springtime in the Mountains!



Reason number 2, 328 on the list of why I love living here.  Like so many other folks....when 2014 rolled around I said to myself, "Honey, you gotta get healthier".  Off to Mountain Valley Health Foods I went to stock up on Vitamins for "Women My Age".  It's the first true sunny day we've had, 78 degree high and this is what is "parked" next to me when I come out with my goodies.  Makes you smile and appreciate how fun it is to live here.  This pooch is definitely ready for summer!


Hiking at this time of year is awesome.  You see things that will no longer be visible in two weeks because the green, lush canopy of foliage will camouflage the homes that dot these mountains.  It happens overnight, I swear, and every year I try to slow it down just to "watch it unfold".   You blink...and then the trees are in bloom and those homes are gone from your vision!    Bringing your faithful companion with you is easy.   Check out these Dog Friendly Hikes in our area.


Date:  April 19, 2014       When:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Where: Snow Hill Inn:  531 Snow Hill Road, Franklin, NC

Come Celebrate Easter in our yard!  This is a great free event!  Bring your own basket.   Age groups will hunt in different areas:  0-3 years old, 4-6 years and 7-12 years.  Over 4,000 eggs with treats.  "Best Dressed Easter Outfit" Contest. Photos with the Easter Bunny.  Games, Crafts and Prizes.  Presented by Snow Hill Inn and Cowee Baptist Church

Incredible Craftsman Stye home with custom features second to none.  Move in Ready, Private Walnut Creek Area between Franklin and Highlands, 1.12+/- Acres.  
1700 SF of finished space, plus 2- Car Garage and oversized workshop.

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths on Main Level, Lower Level has bonus room and another full Bath.  Gas Log Fireplace in the Family Room, High Efficiency Wood Burning Stove in Living Room.


Updated kitchen Julia Child would love!


Living Room


Vaulted Family Room with Gas Log Fireplace

This is a sign we are seeing a lot these days!  The first quarter of 2014 has been a busy one for Franklin and Otto.  87 homes were sold with 45 of them being cash deals.  The average selling price was $133,015.  20 Land Sales were closed in this same time frame.

With 47 homes and 10 parcels of land currently under contract, we are gearing up for a busy spring.   Thinking about moving or purchasing a vacation home?  The inventory is outstanding with over 610 homes available for sale in our market.  Interest rates for a 30 year fixed conventional loan are close to 4.625%+/- and USDA loans (100% government backed loans) are hovering around 4.25%+/-.  

Doing some spring cleanup?   Feel free to contact me for recommendations on handymen, painters, carpenters, yard folks, general cleanup, etc.  I've been here 15 years and have dependable, quality folks that I trust and would be glad to pass your way.

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for allowing me to serve you.

See you next month!