4 Tips for Banishing Bugs from Your Murphy, NC Backyard Barbecues and Cookouts

Summer’s nice warm weather and extended daylight hours make a perfect setting for outdoor barbeques and cookouts. You invite your family and friends, and everyone enjoys some grilled burgers, hot dogs, or chicken along with tasty side dishes and ice cold beverages. These informal get-togethers have become one of your favorite summer activities.

Unfortunately, some unwelcome visitors have crashed your guest list. Pesky flies and yellowjackets, most prevalent during the warmer months, often flock to events where food is present. And right around sunset, annoying mosquitoes make an appearance, whining around your head and often biting you multiple times. However, you can minimize your encounters with these obnoxious (and often hazardous) visitors. These 4 useful tips will help to banish the bugs from your outdoor feasts. Continue reading “4 Tips for Banishing Bugs from Your Murphy, NC Backyard Barbecues and Cookouts”

SOLD Show June 2017 Edition! See what happened in the Real Estate Market in Cherokee County

Watch the video above to find out what real estate sold did if May 2017. It covers Cherokee County NC, Murphy, NC, Andrews, and more. Questions? Ready to sell? Email a reply or Call us now at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

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60th Anniversary Wagon Train Re-enacts Region’s Colorful History Near Murphy, NC

Settling your family in a new location is always an adventure. You find that perfect home in a beautiful spot, arrange for professional movers, and pack your personal effects in carefully labeled boxes. On the big day, you arrive at the new home, ready to resume your active life while getting acquainted with your community.

Original Wagon Train Travelers Faced a Challenging Journey
But what if you embarked on that move with everything you owned in your vehicle? And you rode on deeply rutted roads often mired in mud and obstructed by fallen trees? During the late 1800s, many western North Carolina families traveled this way, making the trek from Asheville to Murphy, NC or stopping at a town along the way. Some travelers ventured as far as eastern Tennessee or northern Alabama.

Hardy travelers endured these bone-jarring trips in no-frills wooden wagons with uncomfortable seats and no air conditioning. Their companions rode along on horseback, fully exposed to the often-nasty weather conditions. In other words, neither form of transportation offered much in the way of creature comforts. Continue reading “60th Anniversary Wagon Train Re-enacts Region’s Colorful History Near Murphy, NC”

Online Open House for 81 Trinity Drive in Murphy, NC

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81 Trinity Drive, Murphy NC

Secluded Relaxation is yours in this cozy 2 bed, 2 bath home on a paved double drive! Hillside location, full length decks with French door access to living room and kitchen/dining room. Welcoming living room has stone gas fireplace perfect for chilly evenings. Cook up all your favorites in the expansive kitchen with double-sided fridge, twin sinks, electric cooktop, and breakfast bar. Feast indoors in the dining area, or carry to the deck for alfresco meals with ease. Master bedroom with large window for outside viewing. Full laundry room on main floor. Unfinished basement has roughed-in plumbing for third bath and room for more living space. Oodles of possibilities: make them happen here!

For more information please call us 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

Outdoor Kitchens Provide Your Murphy, NC Home with All-Season Entertaining Options

When it comes to fun summer get-togethers, grilling hot dogs and burgers with family and friends just can’t be beat. You fire up the family bbq, smokers, charcoal or propane grill in the backyard, fill a table with tasty sides and desserts, and sip sweet tea or a cold one while you relax in a comfortable chair.

After Labor Day Weekend, however, the summer bbq often winds down and everyone moves inside for the season. But with a nicely equipped outdoor kitchen, you can enjoy many meals outside for most of the year. Learn how to give your Murphy, NC home a pleasant backyard cooking and entertaining space that still fits within your budget.

21st CENTURY OUTDOOR KITCHENS SERVE TWO PURPOSES
Modern outdoor kitchens and grills are a relatively recent phenomenon, gaining prominence during the 2008 recession. Cash-strapped consumers, who started cooking at home to save money, often enjoyed a cookout on the deck or patio. At that time, a grill and basic serving amenities comprised a simple outdoor kitchen. Then, as families sought ways to enhance their home’s value while providing more of a “vacation feel,” they gradually transformed their outdoor kitchens into extended living and entertaining spaces.

Today, new construction and remodeled homes often include some version of an outdoor kitchen. Although the bbq and grills remain popular, this coordinated cooking complex often features stylish countertops and cabinets, plus refrigeration and an onsite sink. Specialty equipment can include a built-in smokers, food warmer, ice maker, and even a nicely equipped bar center. Continue reading “Outdoor Kitchens Provide Your Murphy, NC Home with All-Season Entertaining Options”

Best Agency in Murphy, NC

John is personable and very professional He and his staff are thorough and excellent communicators. Best agency in Murphy. We had 18 showings in 3 months and sold our home at full asking price. Professional photography and superb marketing.

— Gary Leventhal & Sofia Slutsky

We Would Recommend Wayne to Anyone

Wayne Cofer represented us in the purchase of our dream retirement home in Murphy, N.C. He helped keep things moving along and kept us abreast of what was happening.

He met our deadline and got us the results we were hoping for. He works whatever hours it takes to get the job done. He gave us options and recommendations on various service providers to help us prepare for our move even before we closed. We would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Wayne.

—Jackie Bispo