My fun camping trip to Lake Hiwassee


Me and my Aunt Jenny went to Hiwassee Lake. We had a lot of fun.

We had a ride on her boat. We loaded her boat at the Hanging Dog camp ground area. I got to ride in the tube behind the boat. Me and the boys rode the tube. It was bumpy sometimes. It was very fun and fast. I fell off one time and so did Brad. Lucas fell off two times. After we were done, we were tired. We ate dinner, and then Jenny lit some fireworks. We had one that made a parachute guy fall down. There were others, but they fell into the lake. We sat and watched them and we liked them.

The people I went with were Brad, Shawn, Lucas, Lucas’s dad, Lucas’s grandpa, Aunt Jenny, and Chris. We all had a lot of fun.

Our campground was very nice. To get to it, we had to ride the boat since it was on the U.S. Forest Service land. We had a camp fire ring made out of rocks. We camped in a tent and slept on the floor in a sleeping bag. There was a big mud pit! It was filled with the squishiest mud ever! We had to get in the water to wash it off when we were done playing in it. Afterward, we went fishing. There were hardly any fish to catch. I still was able to catch one. Brad didn’t catch one. Lucas was generous enough to share his with him. Shawn caught one – it was skinny.

Early in the morning, I went fishing. I had a bite or two, but I didn’t reel in the handle fast enough. I even got to chop a tree with a hatchet.

When I left, I broke out in rashes. They were everywhere! Just a few minutes before, I was eating some little squishy tablets like Gushers. Then I played with some kind of bug. It could’ve made the rash. Aunt Jenny rushed me back to Hanging Dog where John Michael (a.k.a. Dad) picked me up and gave me Benadryl. That was the end of my trip.

Next time, I’ll have more than that, and that’s the truth! Next time, we’ll write about Florida and when I went to Disney World.

By: Katie Peacock (who’s still a Poltrock! and even a Ritz!

1595 Tarheel Drive – New Construction Home for Sale

1595 Tarheel Drive
Murphy NC Home for Sale

  • Brand new construction home
  • Fixed glass
  • Approximately 1600 sq ft of decking
  • Full poured concrete unfinished basement
  • Hardwood floors
  • 2 bedrooms, two baths, basement plumbed for additional bath
  • Located in Tarheel North, which is one of Murphy’s most desiresable neighborhoods
  • Appliance and carpet allowance to pick your own!
  • Great western long range mountain view – watch the sunset every evening!
  • Rock fireplace goes all the way to the tongue and groove ceiling
  • 50 year metal roof

John Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy North Carolina – www.MyMurphy.comJohnP@remax.net – (866) 687-7496

Help Mommy & Daddy!

If you need a house, you can go to REMAX to find mom and dad to help you find a new house if you need.

(From Baby Doll “Pearl”)
The land is beautiful at REMAX. Every house you can find is pretty! That’s all I want to say…

Next time, there will be more! Please come back tomorrow.

By: Katie Peacock (who’s really a Poltrock – Future REMAX Agent and Top Producer! (She’s 7, by the way)

July State of the Market Address

Very few agents track the market and find out what it is truly doing. As a result, investors, buyers, and sellers of real estate here in Murphy, North Carolina don’t know what the market is doing. Here are numbers to give you a great overview of what is happening on homes/houses that have sold.

This data is done with a four month trailing average to give you the most accurate monthly data rather than show simple sudden influxes, etc.

Closings per Month Average List Price Average Sold Price List to Sell Ratio Average Days on Market
Whole Market  26 $213,459 $202,414 95.01% 168
150k-200k 12 $182,600 $175,000 96% 150
200k-250k 5 $224,480 $216,000 96% 145
250-300k 4 $286,000   $269,000 94% 126
300-350k 2 $369,450 $337,500 91% 181

What does all this mean? You can relate it specifically to your home or land that you own when you look to sell it. This data can be difficult to translate to your specific property. If you are looking to sell, a site visit by one of us would be most appropriate. We would be happy to consult with you on this. Please contact us be email or phone.

John Poltrock – RE/MAX Mountain Properties – Murphy, NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnP@remax.net – (877) 837-3002

*Note* This data was compiled on July 26th, 2007 and used the 4 month trailing data from that day.

Wildwood Drive – Lake Front Home for Sale

Wildwood Drive
Murphy, North Carolina – Bear Paw Resort
Home for Sale – Real Estate on TWO deepwater frontage lake lots

  • Has its own underground pool
  • Estimated 6800 Square Feet
  • Guest Wing
  • 6 Beds, 5.5 baths
  • Two lake front lots
  • Metal roof
  • Rock work out the wazoo!
  • Upper level is dedicated to entertaining
  • US Forest Service view across Lake Hiwassee
  • Dock and dock permit
  • Paved Road
  • and more!

We’re sorry, this home is no longer available. You can check out all our active listings of homes and land for same in Murphy NC by clicking here.

John Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – JohnP@remax.net – (866) 687-7496

450 Sierra Circle – Home for Sale

450 Sierra Circle
Murphy, North Carolina – Hibberts Mountain in Hiwassee Dam
Southern Home Markets Cover Home for August/September of 2007!

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths Prowl front Chalet Home
  • Full Finished Basement
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Long Range Mountain View
  • Large Porch
  • Dining Room – a rare find in a Chalet!
  • Oversized Chalet – lots or room and storage!
  • Chefs Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • 1 Year American Home Shield Warranty
  • Rock Work
  • Double Sided Fireplace
  • Water Closets in the bathrooms
  • Fixed Glass Overlooks the beautiful Mountain View
  • and more!

We’re sorry but this home is no longer available. You can check out our current homes and land for sale in Murphy NC here.

John and Jessica Poltrock – RE/MAX Mountain Properties – JohnP@remax.net – (866) 687-7496

125 White Oak Drive – Home for Sale

125 White Oak Drive
Murphy, North Carolina – Ranger School District
Home for Sale in Bryer Brook Community

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, an office, and a bonus room.
  • Every bedroom has a bath
  • 1.52 acres
  • Two story
  • Dining Room
  • Chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops and much more
  • Rock fireplace in the living room.
  • Built in entertainment system
  • Paved roads
  • Well with more than 50 gallons per minute!
  • and much more.

We’re sorry but this home is no longer available. View our Current Properties for sale in Murphy NC.

Visit our real estate website for more homes and land at www.MyMurphy.com

John and Jessica Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – JohnP@remax.net – (866) 687-7496

14 Largest Employers in Cherokee County

The 14 largest employers in Cherokee County, North Carolina (NC) are as follows with employees by range:

1) Murphy Medical Center (500-999)
2) Cherokee County Board of Education (500-999)
3) Wal-Mart Associates Inc. (250-499)
4) Moog Components (250-499)
5) Cherokee County (250-499)
6) Indian Head Industries (100-249)
7) Tri-County Community College (100-249)
8) Sioux Tools Inc. (100-249)
9) TEAM Industries (100-249)
10) Coats America (100-249)
11) Ingles Markets, Inc (100-249)
12) Lowes Home Improvements (100-249)
13) West Contracting, Inc (100-249)
14) NC Division of Transportation (100-249)

John Michael Poltrock – REMAX Properties – Murphy, NC – www.MyMurphy.com– JohnP@remax.net 

 

Septic Permits Issued in Cherokee County, North Carolina

Many of you know the amount of backlog we have had in our septic permit issues. Trust me buyers – they’re a good thing for you, especially if you aren’t planning on building right away. The Cherokee County Health Dept. has made a pain for most of us, but for the standard buyer, you can turn it to your advantage. Sellers- you need to apply for a permit as soon as you put your property on the market.

Either way, here are some interesting numbers I think you need to know to see what’s occuring:

Total Applications Received Improvement Permits Issued
January 171 113
February 190 109
March 109 171
April 210 91
May 265 129
June 49 140
Total Year 1,079 869

As a total, you can see where more permits are requested than issued. We’re still 6 months out, but you still have the alternative. Soil Scientists are a good alternative in the Murphy (Cherokee County) area. There’s been a state law applied where a permit can be issued by a soil scientist instead of just through the health dept. In fact, I just received a permit in about 2 weeks! Ask me how and I’ll be happy to tell you the process and who to talk to.

John Michael Poltrock – REMAX Properties – Murphy, NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnP@remax.net

Liquor by the Drink Coming to Murphy?

Many of our clients are always shocked to find out you can’t get a mixed drink or shot at any of the local restaurants (with the exception of Cherokee Hills Golf Course, which is classified as a resort). Not only that, you can’t buy beer. Does it seem sane when you can buy wine at the grocery store and straight liquor at the ABC store in town?

Either way, Murphy’s Town Board is reconsidering the liquor by the drink option. Wells and West (very influential persons in our community) are trying to generate interest in large chain restaurants coming to Murphy on land they own. Two restaurants want to come badly, but will only do so if they can serve drinks. It was up for vote in 2003 and was not passed – 55% voted no and 45% voted yes.

Will you be able to have a mixed drink with dinner now? It may be coming soon. In most Southern small towns, they eventually allow it and we very well may be next. What do you think? Would you prefer Murphy to be a largely "dry" county or serve alcohol?

The Liquor Law Did Pass In Murphy, North Carolina!

John and Jessica – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy, North Carolina – (877) 837-3002 – JohnP@remax.netwww.MyMurphy.com