Like a box of Valentine chocolates, you just never know what you'll get.  On Wednesday, January 30th, we were doused with nearly 6 inches of rain.....blink....and on Saturday, February 2nd, Otto received 4+ inches of the fluffy white stuff. 

Snow in Franklin NC

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall....This area is a playground in every season!   Reason # 2,439 why Danny and I live in these beautiful mountains.

Speaking of Chocolates---Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's a perfect time to reach out to 14 folks who need some extra comfort during the winter months.  I'll bet within a mile of your home there is someone who is in need of some company.  Take the time to visit...listen...and show them you care .  I promise you it will warm your heart as much as it warms theirs. 

2013 Mystery Dinner Theater Benefit

"A Dangerous Night on a Desert Isle", will be performed by members of the Macon County Community Foundation Players on February 22nd, 23rd and March 2nd at Fat Buddies BBQ in Franklin.   The Foundation provides grants to support worthy, non-profit organizations in Macon County.  In 2012, the Foundation assisted more than 15 causes and their goal this year is to reach even more.

Franklin's Mystery Dinner Theater

This amazing group of local talent will dazzle you!  You will see Mayor Joe Collins, Sheriff Robbie Holland and not to be outdone...the "Golden Gal" in the middle above, Michelle Hubbs.....the funniest lady I've ever seen!  You won't want to miss it!   To reserve your tickets or tables, contact Karen Stiwinter at 828-524-5200. 

Featured Home ---- A Beauty in Clark's Chapel

168 Chapel Cove Circle  Home for Sale Franklin NC

Wow! This home has curb appeal. It's spotless and has that Wow factor inside and out! One Level Living with wide Open Floor Plan.

168 Chapel Cove Circle  Home for Sale  Franklin NC

Huge Kitchen with Work Island, Hickory Floors. New Screened Porch, Covered Courtyard and Permanent stairs to spacious unfinished attic.  Handicap ramp access---no steps. Oversized 2 -Car Garage that's as clean as the main home. Custom Master Closet w/built in dressers, shoe racks, etc.  3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths plus Den that could be 4th Bedroom.  Watch the video.

Franklin and Otto January 2013 Market Update

Real Estate Activity in this area absolutely burst out of the gate in 2013.   27 homes were sold in January compared to 19 in 2012 for a 42.1% jump in number of homes sold.  Avearage selling price was $124,657 versus $121,482 in 2012. 

Interest rates are inching up slightly and prices will follow as the inventory continues to sell.  Check out the great home buys on my website and let me help you with your vacation or primary home purchase.   I promise to give you the attention you so deserve. 

Thank you for allowing me to share my enthusiasm and love for what I do and where I live.

On an administrative note, we have recovered from the email problems I notified you of recently.  You may now use either email: or

See you next month!