5 Tips for Researching an Investment Property in Murphy, NC

Pinpointing the right investment property in Murphy, North Carolina is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Whether you’re searching for a mountain cabin, rental home, or commercial building, you likely have several MLS properties that interest you. So, narrow the field by doing some due diligence on your top-tier candidates. Next, partner with a leading realtor who will gladly provide you with additional details and professional guidance. Then, you’ll be in a better position to make an informed purchase decision.

 

Get Acquainted with the Area
Naturally, you want to learn as much as possible about your potential investment property’s location. So, get in your car (or truck) and take a leisurely drive around the county. Look for adequate access routes to surrounding communities, and notice the number and type of shopping venues. Make a mental note of parks, recreational activities, and medical facilities. In other words, take the perspective of a potential home buyer or business owner.

 

Next, let’s assume you’ve browsed the MLS listings, and you’ve found several houses for sale or commercial properties in downtown Murphy, North Carolina. Can you easily access that part of town? Cruise through the business district; and notice the number and types of shops, restaurants, and other establishments. Adequate parking is especially important, as residents and visitors want easy access to local businesses.

Now, park your vehicle, and stroll around town like you’re buying a home there. Visit with several shop and restaurant owners. Learn about the business climate, and get a sense of business owners’ and residents’ relationships with local governments. Walk to the town hall or city manager’s office, and learn about upcoming business and residential development plans. Ask your real estate agent for any “inside track” information. Simply put, you want to know that you’re investing in a vibrant community that’s continuing to grow. Finally, for an up-close perspective of the town and/or county, call or visit friends or family who own a mountain home or work in that locale.

Obtain Local Demographic Data
Put on your detective hat, and do some in-depth due diligence on the town’s demographic makeup. Your goal: to determine how this town stacks up against other towns in the county or surrounding region. Begin with the local Chamber of Commerce website. This valuable resource will likely contain useful data on the general economy, population makeup, median income, business ownership breakdown, and much more.

Next, browse the town’s official website for additional nuggets of information. Besides assorted local government details, you might find listings of upcoming events and points of interest. Again, you’re looking for a lively, growing town with much to offer current (and potential) residents and visitors.

Pinpoint Each Property’s Potential
Now, let’s open the zoning can of worms. For example, let’s say you’re interested in a property that currently carries residential zoning, but you think it would make a terrific business location. Before you proceed down that path, learn about current property usage limitations. Next, talk to town managers about the feasibility of a zoning change. Also, ask your realtor about other clients’ recent experiences with zoning issues.

If you decide to pursue that option, realize that you’ll incur some attorney’s fees. You could also face logistical delays that further complicate your plans. So, if your commercial project carries a tight timeline, decide if it’s still workable given those limiting factors.

Visit the Registry of Deeds
Let’s say you’ve found a home or commercial building that piques your interest. To obtain valuable mortgage information on the property, visit the town’s Registry of Deeds. With a little digging, you can get the property’s current mortgage and last selling price figures. Most importantly, learn about any outstanding liens that could affect your potential purchase. Although sifting through these public records will take some time, this information will provide an insight into the seller’s perspective during previous contract negotiations.

Comb through the Permit Records
If you’ve gotten to this stage, you’re seriously interested in a property, and you want your ducks in a row before possibly making an offer. More specifically, you want complete permit data on the property’s previous construction, addition, and/or remodeling projects. If you can’t find these details online, view the written records at the town government offices.

For example, maybe the seller put up a new roof, but never pulled a permit because he wanted to avoid construction delays. That speaks volumes about his mindset, and potentially provides you with an advantage during contract negotiations. Share these (and other) relevant details with your realtor, so you’ll be in the best position to make an offer that aligns with your business goals.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – www.ILoveMurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

John Poltrock (Again) Snags the “Best Real Estate Agent” Reader’s Choice Award

When it comes to buying or selling a home, land, or commercial property, you want the very best real estate agent in your corner. You want them to be on top of local and regional market trends, have a solid grasp of technology, and provide top-notch client service from start to finish.

Here in Murphy, NC and Cherokee County, John Poltrock checks all these boxes and more. John heads up The Poltrock Team, a dynamic eight-member group working within Re/MAX Mountain Properties in Murphy. And, for the second year in a row, John Poltrock has earned the Cherokee Scout’s coveted “Best Real Estate Agent” Reader’s Choice Award. Once again, John faced stiff competition from other area agents – including three standouts from The Poltrock Team.

So, how did John Poltrock earn his “Best Real Estate Agent” award? The answer is simple: With over a decade in our regional real estate market, John has served hundreds of satisfied clients – and these happy buyers and sellers take every opportunity to give John the credit he deserves. This year (and also in 2017), John’s many supporters helped him dominate the field in the Cherokee Scout’s Reader’s Choice competition. John truly enjoys helping his clients achieve their real estate goals, and he’s grateful for their ongoing support.

John Poltrock also knows that many notable achievements are the result of impressive teamwork. On The Poltrock Team, each person has their own area of expertise, providing the agency’s clients with stellar service from the first contact through final settlement. John sums it up very clearly and succinctly: “There’s no doubt about it, it’s not just me. It’s the entire Poltrock Team. We have the best people!”

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – www.ILoveMurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Online Open House for 81 Trinity Drive in Murphy, NC

Online Video Open House

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

The Wolves are in a Feeding Frenzy in Murphy, North Carolina!

Many pessimistic critics are still saying the market has a long way to go before it gets better. On the other hand, you’ll read that now is best time to buy because there’s more choices, amazing prices, and low interest rates right now. Who’s right?

Nobody can answer that question for you. I will tell you this. There are some tremendously powerful buyers shopping for massive tracts and commercial investments right now in our market. Guys like this are experienced enough to know what time is the best, and now is when they’ve decided it is. The way you know markets get better is the wolves arrive before the flock of sheep, and the wolves are here.

There are some exciting things brewing in the air right now and I strongly encourage you that it’s an ideal time to capitalize on investments. This blog is intentionally vague because we’ve got to keep the genie in the bottle, but I will say that exciting things are happening in Murphy, North Carolina!

John Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM – REMAX Mountain Properties – www.MyMurphy.com – Call us Toll Free 1-866-687-7496 to enjoy the opportunities out there!

Murphy North Carolina City Lots Coming Up For Sale

We’ll have two city lots for sale shortly in Murphy, North Carolina. They’re both in great parts of Murphy City Limits! They’re close to all the assets the city has to offer, like Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center. Prices will be less than 30k for one and 25k for the other. Look for them coming soon!

Interested? Want to beat the crowd? Email me and I’ll give you more info or call me toll free (877) 837-3002 at our REMAX office.

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comCall Toll Free (877) 837-3002 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM!!!

New Foreclosure to Hit the Market!!!

It’s funny I just finished writing an article about foreclosures just earlier today, and wham! A great one hits my desk!

If you’re seriously interested in this great home, be sure to download the information sheets below, and then call me at toll free (866)867-7496 and ask for John.

It’s a HUGE opportunity for someone looking to have a mountain home or for an investment to finish and resell! Basics are its a 2 bedroom, 2 bath chalet home with a full basement on +/- 1.04 acres located in the Ranger area of Murphy, NC. I’ll tell you all the details of what remains to be done to it and we’ll go from there!

I’ll can only share pricing information on the phone, so again, call me toll free at my office or direct at (828) 557-2270.

If you want to receive news and more investment opportunities like this, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our blog by clicking here. We’re looking forward to helping you make a great investment in the mountains of Murphy NC!

This home is no longer available. Please check out our website for all the active homes and land for sale.

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call Toll Free (877) 837-3002 and demand the POLTROCK TEAM!

Your Order’s Ready! Nottley River Lots Coming Right Up!

Great news! I just met with a couple who has developed one the best river community I’ve seen in Murphy yet!  They’re getting ready to come up for sale, so keep posted! Located right on the Nottley River in the Culberson community, there are 9 gorgeous river front lots, 3 of which also have creek frontage! There’s to be a nice community area right on the river to picnic and enjoy the water rushing by.

Although I’ll leave it an unnamed community until its fully ready to be on the market, it has 29 amazing lots. They’re quiet, peaceful, and fully loaded! They all have river access on Nottley, septic permits, and underground utilities – including community water! Prices are to be very competitive to the market with an amazing opportunity coming up! Email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com if you want to reserve yours!!

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The Nottley River flows from Lake Nottley (formed by the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority) about 40 miles to flow into the Hiwassee Reservoir[wikipedia], better known as the Lake Hiwassee here. It has wonderful trout fishing and is simply a scenic river to watch!

John Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – The POLTROCK TEAM – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call Toll Free (866) 687-7496 and demand the POLTROCK TEAM! – Homes, Chalets, Cabins, Riverfront, Mountain Views, Whew! That’s a lot of REAL ESTATE!

Great Mountain Top View Home – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, & a 2 Car Garage!

Amazing View on the top of Sunset Mountain!!!
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, and a 2 car garage
981 Sunset Lane
Murphy, NC 28906
$259,850Ready for the grocery list of features in this home? Here we go: Tip top of the mountain, paved roads that ARE NOT steep at all, two tiers of deck to enjoy the tremendous view, the property “controls” the view, lots of parking area, chalet styled exterior and floor plan, (going inside) wood floors, tile (not vinyl) throughout baths and basement, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, granite tile counter tops, gas fireplace, private loft area that can be closed off by the French door, circulating hot water system (a.k.a. instant hot), tongue and groove ceiling, American Home Shield Select Home Warranty, 3 year old home, and more! Want to see it in person?  call and DEMAND THE POLTROCK TEAM at (866)687-7496

John Michael Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM – REMAX of Murphy North Carolina – www.MyMurphy.com – Johnpoltrock@gmail.com – (866)687-7496 – DEMAND THE POLTROCK TEAM!

 

Introduction to the BEATING THE STREET Segment!

New segment to our blog! Beat the Street! There’s always a time lapse between a new “listing” and when the property hits the open market. Want to be on the leading edge of what’s hitting the market before it hits the market? Than this segment is for you! Whether it be land or a new home, find your property quick, fast, and in a hurry right here!

John Michael Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM – REMAX of Murphy, NC – Real Estate in Murphy NC – www.Murphy.comJohnP@remax.net – (877) 837-3002 – DEMAND THE POLTROCK TEAM