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.

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Breathtaking, Secluded Estate Home On 19+/- Acres With Four Fireplaces Foreclosure Home for Sale in Hayesville NC

MAINFrom your first glimpse of this secluded foreclosure estate for sale in Hayesville NC, you’ll know you’ve arrived to an incredible home on 19+/- acres! It’s a breathtaking home from expanse of stacked stone, shakes, and log exterior. It offers wonderful detailed fixtures and is a true beauty. The stately wood interior offers not just one, but four fireplaces grace lavish living areas and bedrooms for that perfect ambiance day or night. The basement level is completely finished and offers 2 suites, kitchenette arrangement, and more!

Outdoor living is what your days are all about here.The porches are screened, the patio level is covered, and there is lots of places to lounge and enjoy. From the vast paddocks and stables in the barn (which also has an enormous bonus room above), pasture, a fenced yard for your dogs to run…and let’s not forget the in-ground pool and elegant stone deck for splash parties anytime. There’s an incredible pool pavilion you and guests will make great use of during the summer. The three-car garage is wonderful with finished bonus room above and direct access to the main level or basement suites. There is even quite nice wooded land too that you can do whatever you like with it!

Rumor has it this estate cost 1.2-1.4 million to build and is a tremendous buy at the price it is!

We have MUCH more information and pictures on this home than there is online. Email or call today for EVEN MORE info!

 

 

Exquisite Foreclosure At Ridges Golf Course

The finest foreclosure home in Hayesville NC! Located at Ridges Golf Course, MAINthis timber-frame custom home has more details than we can come close to mentioning! With four bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home has a 3-car garage with a suite above. Professionally landscaped and low maintenance exterior, it is exquisitely rustic. Kitchen features all Viking appliances, granite countertops, copper sinks, and custom cabinetry. The master suite is unlike any other with two walk in closets with full organizers. The master bath has a 2x vanity, tile shower, jetted tub, water closet, more. The living area has huge stone fireplace, wood floors, and an awe-inspiring vaulted ceiling. Mountain views from the deck and porch with outdoor rock fireplace make this home a masterpiece.  Contact us for more pictures and information! This home cost well over 1.4 million to build and is available for about HALF what it cost to build!

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Beautiful 241 Acre Mountain Tract For Sale in Murphy, NC

Foreclosure! This is the best mountain tract in Murphy! 241+/- beautiful Wolf Mountain (44) MAINacres for sale reaching elevations of 3,450 feet! Wonderfully cool, you can’t beat the temperature. You have ridges on this mountain so big you can practically put a football field there! The mountain views are spectacular and have no comparison in the area! You see huge views in virtually every direction! This is the best property around so act fast or you will miss out!

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Foreclosures and Shadow Inventory Down Not Only in Murphy, Nationally Too

It was just the other day I wrote about a coming end to the foreclosure homes in Murphy NC. I just recently saw an interesting article about the pending inventory. I wanted to share it with you. It reads:

The number of homes in shadow inventory continues to decline, according to Core Logic. Some 2.3 million properties were in shadow inventory at the end of October 2012, a decline of 12.3 percent from October 2011 when shadow inventory stood at 2.6 million. Of this total, 1.04 million are seriously delinquent, 903,000 are in some stage of foreclosure and 354,000 are already bank-owned. As of October 2012, the total dollar volume of shadow inventory was $376 billion, down from $399 billion a year ago.

“Almost half of the properties in the shadow are delinquent and not yet foreclosed,” says Mark Fleming, Core Logic’s chief economist. “Given the long foreclosure timelines in many states, the current shadow inventory stock represents little immediate threat to a significant swing in housing market supply. Investor demand will help to absorb the already foreclosure and REO properties in the shadow inventory in 2013.”

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A Coming End to Foreclosures in Murphy NC?

Foreclosures have been a popular part of the real estate market not only in Murphy NC, but also across the United States. In many markets, both foreclosures and short sales have made a large portion of the total sales over the past 4-6 years. We’ve been fortunate in Murphy in the fact that they largely made less than 20% of the total marketplace. However, as time continues to march on, the question becomes, “is an end coming to the foreclosures in Murphy NC?”

Over this past year, we’ve noticed a decline in quality foreclosures. And by that, I mean homes that most folks would want to buy. Homes that are in good shape and repairable. Now, we are beginning to see a higher margin of “junk.” Not only that, we are seeing less inventory of both quality and junk.

Ultimately, this can become a good thing for both buyers and sellers. For sellers, the reason is obvious. They have less competition and that yields them a better pool of interested buyers. For buyers, it can provide them with more quality home choices. As sellers being to realize they are competing with fewer foreclosures, they will list and sell their homes instead of continuing to wait as many have chosen to do.

Not only is this a positive step in the market for buyer and sellers, it is a positive step for the economy as a whole. As the foreclosures are sold and the market shifts more toward a traditional marketplace, confidence will grow. Spending will increase. And ultimately, that will strengthen the national economy.

When will the supply of foreclosures dwindle? Great question. I can’t tell exact, however I do know that it is not in the too distant future. We’re seeing the available and pending inventory drop daily. If you’re looking to buy a foreclosure, I suggest you act quickly before the supply is gone. Join our weekly Foreclosure Update that gives you all the foreclosures available for sale – including land and houses.

The market has, and always will continue to change. It’s an amazing process and we’re watching history before our eyes. The folks who are buying real estate now are the ones who are going to look back and realize how incredible of an opportunity it was. Record low interest rates. Prices that are lower than a decade prior. Homes that are cheaper to purchase than build. It’s an incredible time and hopefully you’ll be able to look back and not only make a great investment, but enjoy the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina at the same time.

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Real Estate Foreclosure at 124 Country Mountain Ridge Murphy NC

This great Ranch style foreclosure home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  It is located on a level wooded lot with a nice yard. This is the perfect location for first time home buyers or for a second home! The interior of the home features a large great room, a nice kitchen, and central heating and air. Homepath financing available with as little as 3% down!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, call us today for more information!

Since foreclosure information changes constantly and links to more pictures and information is only valid for a short period of time, we want to make sure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. If you’d like more details, pictures, or more information on the property, please call or email today and we’ll send it right over.

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Real Estate Foreclosure at 140 Laurel Brook Drive Murphy, NC 28906

This is a great log home foreclosure on 1.3 acres of private wooded land.  It is a custom built log cabin with a large master bedroom, and great room.  There are wood floors and ceilings in the great room and a gas log fireplace.  This is a Great Homepath Property with Homepath Mortgage available for as little as 3% down.  It is private yet still close to town, golf, and fishing.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, call us today for more information!

Since foreclosure information changes constantly and links to more pictures and information is only valid for a short period of time, we want to make sure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. If you’d like more details, pictures, or more information on the property, please call or email today and we’ll send it right over.

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Real Estate Foreclosure at 56 Smokey Mountain Ridge Marble, NC 28905

This is a great Custom Chalet foreclosure with amazing views! Enjoy the mountains from this custom chalet that features a country kitchen and a large master bedroom in the loft area.  This cabin has decks and covered porches for you to sit and enjoy the mountain views.  There are beautiful hardwood floors in great room, and it has a finished basement.  It is only minutes to town and shopping.  You will be close to golf, lakes, rivers, and the great outdoors. This foreclosure will not last long!!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, call us today for more information!

Since foreclosure information changes constantly and links to more pictures and information is only valid for a short period of time, we want to make sure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. If you’d like more details, pictures, or more information on the property, please call or email today and we’ll send it right over.

Contact The Poltrock Team Today – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free Today at 1-866-687-7496