Getting Settled in the New Office!!!

Here’s the New Office!!!

4800 US Highway 64 West
Murphy, NC 28906

Wow! We’d love to give you the grand tour of the *greatest* professional building in Murphy. Totaling approximately 18,000 square feet, it’s quite an impressive building! RE/MAX occupies the second level and parts of the third. The basement, or lower level, is available for retail leasing. The third level is leaseable to those seeking office space.

We look forward to giving you the grand tour of not only our office, but the entire complex – dubbed “Cornerstone.” 

John and Jessica Poltrock – REMAX of Murphy NC – The POLTROCK TEAM – – (877) 837-3002 – Real Estate in the Mountains of North Carolina – Homes and Land for Sale

Custom Home * New Construction * For Sale in Eagle Mountain!

Great new home located in Eagle Mountain Development – part of the Martins Creek Community in Murphy, North Carolina. Here are some of the great features about the house:

-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
-Full Basement with walkout
-Log Siding with 2 coats of Sikkens Stain
-Easy Clean, double pane Windows for energy efficiency
-Large, wrap around deck and porch
-Tongue and groove ceiling – gorgeous! Must see additional pics on our website
-Maple cabinets with cherry glaze
-AMAZING rock wood burning fireplace with a gas starter
-Hardwood floors
-Tile in the bathrooms
-Log hand rails
-One of the most private lots you can find!
-Paved Roads in a gated community
-And much more! Call the POLTROCK TEAM Today to find out more and to see it for yourself!

This home is now SOLD. Please check out our website for all our current active listings for sale here in Murphy NC.

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX of Murphy, North Carolina – – Real Estate in the Mountains of North Carolina – Homes and Land for Sale

Moving in Progress!!

We’ve moved! With the new office building up and running, we’re almost at full force again! 18,000 square feet of beauty, it is truly an impressive professional office building. Cornerstone is bring a new level in Murphy.

We have yet to have the new sign installed and the internet up and running, but its coming! We’ll keep you posted as more comes along.

John and Jessica Poltrock – REMAX at Murphy North Carolina – Real Estate in the Mountains – – 877-837-3002

Thanks for my Birthday!

Jessica surprised me with a great birthday party! Arriving late (as I was tethered to the phone!) to Enrico’s in Hiawassee, I was surprised to find so many people there! It was a great birthday Jessica and I thank you for it. Everybody who was there, thanks for coming! It was the biggest birthday party I’ve ever had and I really do appreciate it.

John Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX of Murphy – Real Estate in the Mountains of North Carolina – – (877) 837-3002

REMAX Customer Appreciation Picnic 2007

This year was a great picnic!!! We had a great year thanks to all of our clients, and here’s our appreciation shin-dig to thank them! Here are some pics from it:

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon goes up and gives rides! In fact, so many people road, we literally ran out of fuel on the last trip up.

Then there was the blow up toys for the kids which was a favorite

Tim the Magician performed magic tricks for the kids to watch – this guy was good!

And the Hay Ride by Alan Worley

And then the Children’s Miracle Network Auction! Pictured here is one of the biggest bidding hits – the rooster! Originally a door prize, the rooster was donated back by one of our clients, Bob & Evelyn Bradley. It went on to raise over $500 by being bid on twice!

We had the picnic at McGuire’s Millrace Farm this year, and they did an outstanding job. Everything came together flawlessly and Frank Barber cooked some amazing food! They did such a great job, we’ll be having it there next year.

We appreciate all of you and will look forward to the 2008 picnic. Have any other pictures from the event? Send them our way!

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX of Murphy – Real Estate in the Mountains of North Carolina – – (877) 837.3002

Blessed in the Mountains

It’s sometimes easy to forget just how lucky you are. The fires in California caused by arsonists (what were they thinking????) that set San Diego and surrounding areas ablaze makes me realize just how good mother nature is to us here in the mountains of North Carolina. Fires are more controlled by the mountains, tornadoes are not common because the mountains break up the winds, and hurricanes are rarely more than a rain storm by the time they make it to us. In fact, it must even reflect in our insurance rates because our clients and customers are always shocked to hear how low our rates are.

Our hearts and prayers go out to those in California who have lost your homes, businesses, and more. We even received notice one of our real estate mentors, Brian Buffini (Brian’s Website), lost his home as a result of the flames.

John Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – Real Estate in Murphy NC – – (877) 837-3002 –

We’re Officially Moving!

Great news! We’re changing (and certainly upgrading) our location to 4800 US Highway 64 West in Murphy. The owner/broker of our office, David Ritz (recognize the name? He’s Jessica’s brother!), is not only creating a new real estate office, but a the nicest professional building in the entire town of Murphy – or for that matter, Cherokee or Clay County! With office space for lease on the 3rd level, REMAX on the second level, and retail/office space on the first, this is truly raising the bar

Officially named Cornerstone, it was presented with many names. I had the idea of letting everyone in the area try their hand at the name, so that’s what we did! David ran an ad in the Cherokee Scout newspaper with a write in slip offering their name. The Ritz, The Rock, Ritz-o-Rama, The Compound, and many others came in. Cornerstone was selected, and we gave away a dinner at Enrico’s Italian Restaurant in Hiawassee.

We should be moving in tomorrow so long as Verizon is able to switch over the phones in time. As soon as that happens, we’ll start moving! It’s a gorgeous building and you’ll have to stop by and see it! Gorgeous rock fireplace, scraped hard wood floors, BOLD colors, and more than I can describe – just come see it for yourself! There will be a grand opening, we just don’t know when yet.

Can’t wait to see you in our new office at Cornerstone!

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM – REMAX at Murphy, NC – (877) 837.3002 – –

When you want results, demand the POLTROCK TEAM!

When You’re in Murphy, Eat Where the Murphians Eat!

When you come to Murphy, there are a few restaurants thou must eat at! If you have only a little bit, here’s a few top choices you should be!

1) Brother’s Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner)
2) Shoebooties (Lunch and Dinner)
3) Rib Country (Lunch and Dinner)
4) No Name Deli (Lunch)
5) The Downtown Deli (Lunch)
6) The Daily Grind (Lunch)
7) The Mexican Restaurant, Monte Alban (Jessica’s Favorite – Lunch & Dinner)
8) Kups & Kones (Breakfast)

Any other favorites out there? We’d love to hear some of your faves and top choices.

John & Jessica – The POLTROCK TEAM – – (877) 837-3002 – – REMAX Real Estate in Murphy NC – Homes, Houses, and Land

When you want the best, demand The POLTROCK TEAM!

Lake Hiwassee Information – Located in Cherokee County by Murphy NC

The Hiwassee Dam began construction on July 15, 1936. being 1376 feet long, it is quite an impressive structure. You can actually drive over the dam itself on Hiwassee Dam Access Road (off of Highway 294). Now over 70 years later, the Hiwassee Lake has become the gorgeous lake that we all now know. This article has some great “technical” information about the lake that is sometimes hard to find all in one place.

Impounded in 1940, Hiwassee was originally known as “Fowler Bend.” The name was later changed to reflect the name of the river which it is located on.

According to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), it is 6,090 acres and located close to the center of Cherokee County, North Carolina (according to the Cherokee County Mapping Department, the actual lake 5,635.28 acres. With less than a 500 acre variation, that could be attributed to shoreline variations, etc.). From end to end, it is roughly 22 miles long and has over 163 miles of shoreline. There are many sections that are more than 200 feet deep! It’s quite a large lake with plenty of room to enjoy for boating and fishing. One of the most unique things about the lake is that only 7% of it has development! During the summer, the TVA targets to have the lake levels at 1515 to 1521 feet. On January 1, they shoot for around 1460. They try to maintain recreational levels from June 1st to August ST, with the exceptions of emergencies.

The lake is used primarily for power generation and regional flood control. Because of the flood control component, this is why the water level fluctuates. The TVA aims to have peak water level from June 1st through August 1st. It’s during the off season you see the water level drop 30-40 feet for flood control purposes. What’s amazing is it has an approximate flood water capacity of 3.6 billion gallons of water. One of the interesting things about the dam itself is that it has the ability to reverse flow and pump water back into the lake.

With only 7% of the land being developed, there is very little on the lake other than nature itself. The TVA transferred most of its original holdings to the U.S. Forest Service for it to be part of the Nantahala Forest, but kept lands in the Hiwassee Dam Reservation, the Micken branch area, and some land in Murphy. The majority of development on the lake is in Bear Paw Resort.

The TVA owns rights in one form or another up to the 1532 elevation, which means before you can do anything on the shoreline (dock, etc.) you must approve it with them.

For recreation, you have lots of options! There are four main marinas on Lake Hiwassee – Shooks, Dukes, Mountain View, and Harbor Cove. They provide boat rentals, fishing supplies, snacks, fuel, and much more. Not only that, the Hanging Dog Campground area has the best boat ramp on the lake. The US Forest Service offers several other boat launches that are completely free to use. Nice!

To get more information, contact the Hiwassee Watershed Team located at 221 Old Ranger Road; Murphy, NC 28906. You can call them at 828-837-7395

Looking for Real Estate? Let The Poltrock Team help you! Feel free to contact us any time, Search ALL the listings for sale in Murphy NC, or use our Dream Home Finder and let us do the work for you!

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team – – – Call Toll-Free (866) 687-7496 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX Mountain Properties of Murphy North Carolina

Chatuge Lake Information

Lake Chatuge is one of the gorgeous mountain lakes. In fact, it is likely one of the most visited in our local area. According to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), it is their 4th most developed lake in their system with 42% developed in some form. It is situated in Clay County North Carolina and Towns County Georgia. It was impounded in 1942 and is 13 miles long. With over 130 miles of shoreline and consisting of over 7,000 acres.

It is primarily used by the TVA for power generation and flood control, which is why the water table fluctuates throughout the year. During the summer, it is targeted to have between 1923 and 1927 feet.  The TVA tries to have  the water table to "recreational levels" on June 1st and maintain that through August 1st.

Something interesting is that the TVA owns land or land rights in some form to the 1933 elevation around the entire lake. If you would like to alter the shoreline at all, the TVA MUST approve it. The TVA Hiwassee Watershed Team is available to do any kind of permitting or any of the sort at 221 Old Ranger Road in Murphy North Carolina. You can call them at (828) 837-7395.

Approximately half of the land is owned by a government entity – The US Forest Service, the TVA, and various county land. For example, 44 acres of property consists of the Georgia Mountain State Fairgrounds.

More information about much of this can be obtained directly from the TVA by calling 1-800-TVA-LAND.

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!!