A Very Good Experience Selling Our Murphy NC Home

Mark and Connie Sold Their Murphy NC HouseWe would highly recommend The Poltrock Team and John in particular. We found him to be very professional and personable. He has a strong working knowledge of the housing market in Murphy NC and provided us with an in-depth analysis of the real estate market. John was always available to meet with us and kept us informed throughout the sales process. If you want to sell your home in Murphy, NC, there’s no better choice!

Mark & Connie Johnson

Formerly of Murphy NC

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

Should Gas Prices Affect My Trip to Murphy, North Carolina?

Gas Pump ImageGas prices are on everyone’s mind right now — especially when you’re standing at the pump, debit card in hand. The gas prices are affecting everyone from Murphy NC to Miami FL. About two weeks ago, I spoke to the first (and so far only) person who said they won’t be coming up this year because of gas prices.

That spurred the question, "Are gas prices at the pump so high folks shouldn’t travel?"

I remember paying $2.50 per gallon, and that wasn’t too bad. With that said, I used that as my benchmark. I also used the trip from Miami to Murphy since it’s the southernmost, and furthest, major metropolitan area. It’s about 784 miles total.

So, how much more does it cost to drive from Miami to Murphy? The best directions to Murphy NC


Miles per Gallon/Price 






10 MPG (Hummer)






15 MPG (Suburban)






20 MPG (Average)


$ 68.60




25 MPG (Minivan)






30 MPG (Many Hybrids)



$ 52.27



35 MPG (Corolla)



$ 44.80



40 MPG






45 MPG






50 MPG (Prius)


$ 27.44



$ 39.20

At current prices and assuming average miles per gallon (MPG), it costs about $58.80 more than what it did at $2.50 per gallon. Not too bad, and if you trade in your Hummer for a Toyota Prius, spending $23.52 more to come to the Blue Ridge Mountains is simply a no brainer.

Does that mean you should stay home and not travel? Truth is, only you can decide that. What I do know is that I’ve spent three $20 bills going to a restaurant, so I personally don’t want to exchange my happiness and vacation in on a saving a few bucks at the pump.

John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialist in Murphy NC – RE/MAX Mountain Properties – www.MyMurphy.com – Real Estate in the Mountains of Murphy NC – JohnPoltrock@gmail.comCall Toll-Free (866) 687-7496 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM!