Real Estate Foreclosure at 63 Surrey Trail in Murphy NC

Here is a beautiful newly constructed home in foreclosure in the Ivy Bend Subdivision in Murphy NC. Listed for $135,000, this house has a great open floor plan, rich hardwood floors, T&G vaulted ceilings, a stone-front fireplace, a screened covered deck as well as open decks for all the fresh air you want. The full unfinished walkout basement is plumbed for a 3rd bath and finishing the basement could double the heated square footage of this home. All located in a gated community with all paved roads. If you’re interested, drop us an email or give us a call today!

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Fall and Festivals Fortify Real Estate in Murphy NC

Fall is arguably the greatest season of the year here in the mountains of Murphy, NC. All the features we love about the mountains stand out in the most spectacular pageant of beauty. It brings about feelings that last not only a single season, but lasts a lifetime and is passed on through generations. The mountainsides boast a plethora of brilliant yellows, reds, oranges, and so many more. My personal favorite, the maple’s dramatic red stands out proudly from all the other colors.

The spectacular weather, cool evenings, and change of the leaves bring about many festivals to celebrate all the blessings Western North Carolina boasts. John C. Campbell Folk School has their famous festival, we have our RE/MAX Client Appreciation Party, and the annual Harvest Festival are just a few of the celebrations that we enjoy every year.

Thousands of people from all over the United States rightfully come to celebrate our natural beauty and bring their friends and family. Many of the thousands not only want to come once a year, they dream of living here. Folks have dreams of vacation homes to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some dream of buying a home here and truly making the mountains home. Others dream of land to one day build a retirement home. No matter the situation or the dream, the mountains spur a deep longing to make the Appalachian Mountains home. And while some may not be in a position to pursue their dreams right away, the longing to be here tends to get in the soul and never leaves.

We’re fortunate in our business to be able to help many people turn their dreams into reality. With our Client Appreciation Picnic on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to thank you all – our clients, vendors, professionals, agents, attorneys, helpers, and so many more that I could never list everyone. Working together, we have made the dreams of many come true. Thank you.

Looking forward, we are excited to know there are many new relationships to be created, houses to become home, land to fulfill a desire. 2009 is proving to be a great year and we can all look forward to more.

If you are looking to buy a home or parcel of land, we’d love to have the privilege to work for you and make your dreams become reality. If you’re looking to sell your property and need a buyer who will love your home or parcel as you do, we’d love to work for you and get the job done. Please contact us however is convenient for you. We’re looking forward to it.

John Poltrock, CRS – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC – This article is to be featured in the Cherokee Scout’s Country Roads for October 2009.  Contact us Toll Free – 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – –

Read about the 2009 Fall Festival at the John C Campbell Folk School

Murphy NC SOLD Real Estate Update – Homes and Land

Happy (upcoming) Memorial Day! We certainly thank God and everyone who is a veteran and have supported our great country. Be certain to thank them and their families this Memorial Day as they have sacrificed as much, and in some cases more, than our soldiers have. Our country is full of heroes, and even though we are still in a struggling economy, we need to thank those heroes. We live in the greatest nation in the world, and they are the ones who have made it that way.

Real estate has been extremely busy here in Murphy NC. All of us at RE/MAX feel a surge, and I must admit that because of that, I am a bit disappointed in the numbers for the past two weeks. I am surprised to find only 13 properties have closed in the past two weeks. Based on the folks I have spoken with, I suspect our next update will be much higher. There are a lot of homes and land pending that is scheduled to close at the end of the month.

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Here are some interesting factoids that you should know about what real estate is doing:

  • 16 Homes have went pending in the past 14 days (accepted contracts awaiting sale)
  • 4 Pieces of Land went pending in the past 14 days
  • 872 – The number of homes actively for sale in Cherokee County
  • 2,347 – The number of land parcels actively for sale in Cherokee County
  • 83 – Commercial properties for sale
  • 238 – The average number of days it took to sell the homes (616 days is the longest!)
  • $216,000 is the average sales price for homes (that sold in the past 14 days)
  • 89.84% – The average list/sale ratio of the homes (Think $100,000 home sold for $89,840 on average)
  • 359 – Days it took to sell land on average (913 is the longest!)
  • 78.33% is the average list/sale ration for land

Real estate is seemingly re-invigorated with interest and people shopping – and it should be.  There’s still a hard road ahead of us, and it is very important that you have your property properly positioned in the market. The best property in the world is not selling if it’s price too high. You’ve got to be competitive right now because those that are are selling.

If you would like for us to review your property and give you an update on how you are positioned, let us know! We’re here to work for you and get your property SOLD. We greatly appreciate your business and are working tirelessly for you. You can call us toll free at the office 1-877-837-3002 or email me at

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!!


John Poltrock