When Winter Makes Its Grand Entrance…Will You Be Ready?

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Winter Is Upon Us

It is that time of year when the crisp air begins to rise between the mountains. Where the faint smell of fireplaces, and fresh brewed cider begin to envelope your senses. It is the time of year where change and a slower pace is a welcomed sight, and the giant oak trees begin their seasonal dance in the wind. Here in Franklin, NC the Leaves have peaked! There tireless transformation is soon to retire, and the trees will soon rest welcoming winter at our doors. This is the time of the year we start preparing. Stocking our pantries with mama’s favorite goodies, getting out the seasonal decorations and stocking the piled wood for the winter wonderland ahead. Some things to take note on this time of year is preparing our home for that winter’s rest. If you plan on leaving for winter, have you winterized your home? If your hanging around for this quite time of the year have you cleaned you chimneys or had a tune up done on your heating system? Below will be some tips for preparing the greatest investment of your life for winter…your home.

  1. Winterizing your home: When you’re leaving your house during winter for an extended time, it’s important to winterize your property to prevent something going wrong while you are gone. You will avoid using unnecessary utilities and keep out the animals and insects. Find someone local in your area that can do this for you, or if you’re handy enough, check out how to winterize your home online and protect your home.

 

  1. If you decide to ride out the winter, here are a few tips to enjoying this time, stress free and hopefully problem free:

-Tune up your heating system

– Reverse your ceiling fans: By rotating the blades in a clockwise direction the heat that rises will be pushed to the floor, less heat, more comfort.

– Caulk around windows and doors: If the gap between siding and windows and doors is bigger than the width of a nickel, then you need to reapply exterior calk. Also applying a good weather-stripping around doors will help keep cost down and comfort up.

-Mulch your leaves instead of raking them: Studies have shown that mowing your leaves and leaving them will nourish your grass during the winter months leaving it beautiful in the spring.

– Change the filters in your home
-Have your chimney cleaned


– Restock your winter weather essentials:
Don’t wait for the first winter storm to restock cold-weather essentials. Keep pantries filled, candles and batteries stocked, and water abundant.

Following some of these tips will help ease your mind and your wallet this winter, so you can enjoy the peace and relaxation that winter brings.

Pristine Clean Doublewide for Sale in the Cartoogechaye School System of Franklin NC

Beautiful 3-Bedroom Doublewide Home for Sale in Cartoogechaye!

This home is like-new and ready for you to MOVE IN!  Beautiful large yard for the kids and they’ll be zoned for Cartoogechaye Schools!  This home is very convenient to town…  with easy access!  You definitely need to take a look at this beauty…  SEE THE VIDEO HERE!

Find more photos, information and pricing on this lovely home HERE!

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This home has a large one acre flat yard perfect for the kid or grandkids, John Becker Bald Head Franklin NC Real Estate

Welcome to 556 Park Ridge Drive!  You’re sure to enjoy the large front yard on this 1-acre property.  The back entrance opens into a bright and cheerful kitchen, where you’ll find an eat-in breakfast nook and large pantry…

Welcome to the light bright and cheerful kitchen, 556 Park Ridge Drive Franklin NC, Mobile Homes for Sale in Franklin NC

This home has a great layout, with vaulted ceilings and a stone-rock gas-log fireplace in the large living room… nice plantation shutters open into the kitchen…

This home has a great split floorplan perfect for a family, Doublewide for Sale in Franklin NC on it's Own Land

The large master suite features a really cool waterfall garden bathtub!  There’s a separate shower and large walk-in closet.  The other two bedrooms and second bath are located on the other side of the living area for privacy.

The large master suite features a really neat waterfall garden tub in addition to the walk-in shower, Franklin NC Homes for Sale in Cartoogechaye Area

Give me a call TODAY to view this lovely home in person!  828-506-3719

SEE THE VIDEO HERE!

Find more photos, information and pricing on this lovely home HERE!

View more homes for sale under 149k in the Franklin NC area here!

 

I just purchased a home in Franklin, NC from the Bald Head Realty. My experience has been all positive. His site on the internet is very good. It listed all the homes for sell in the Franklin area without having an obligation or no sign-up. His office staff of Kelly and Kristin was outstanding and friendly at all times. John took me around to about 10 homes and he was very informative about the Franklin area and each home. I would recommend Bald Head Realty to anyone who wants to move to Franklin and find a home.

George M. Carter May 15, 2013

 

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226 Mimosa Drive Franklin NC – Family Home for Sale in Franklin!

Posted on May 13, 2013 10:43 AM by John Becker
This is the perfect home for your family!This lovely house in Franklin NC is just waiting for a new family to call it “home”!  Lots of space here with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 bonus rooms and a family room!  Convenient in-town … Read more

 

412 Bear Ridge Road Franklin NC – Doublewide Mobile Home for Sale in Franklin

Posted on May 10, 2013 12:22 PM by John Becker
NICE Doublewide on its OWN Unrestricted Land!Here’s a great opportunity to own a 3 bedroom / 2 bath home on UNRESTRICTED private land for UNDER 80K!  This great home is located in the Sanderstown Area of Franklin, NC… just north of town.  … Read more

 

32 Stonebrook Drive Franklin NC – Home for Sale in Franklin Under 100k!

Posted on May 8, 2013 09:57 AM by John Becker
WOW!  Nice Home in Holly Springs for Under 80k!This one will go FAST, folks!  32 Stonebrook Drive is a lovely home in the mountains of Franklin NC … a great neighborhood and a charming home with many nice updates.  Dual-pan… Read more

330 Tessentee Road Otto NC – Cottage for Sale in the Mountains of Western NC!

Posted on April 29, 2013 07:43 AM by John Becker
Cottage in Otto NC for Under 60k!Unbelievable DEAL on this adorable home in the mountains!  Located on a beautiful, flat 1/3 acre lot in the rolling hills of Otto NC, you’ll find this charming blue cottage ready for you to move in!… Read more

Crestline Drive Franklin NC – Land for Sale in Mirror Lake Ranch

Posted on April 28, 2013 10:09 AM by John Becker
Over 10 Acres in Mirror Lake Ranch!Six contiguous lots totaling 10.68 (+/-) acres in the beautiful Mirror Lake Ranch subdivision, a community located in the mountains of Franklin NC!  Take a peek…Find more photos, information and pricing on th… Read more

 

Bald Head Realty Franklin NC Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto ”Offering Solutions to My Clients” Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC. John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Bald Head Realty. Call 828-506-3719.

“My Dream is to Help You Move into Yours!”

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840 Sanders Rd Franklin NC – Log Cabin with Acreage!

Gorgeous Log Cabin with Acreage for Your Horses!

This is a special and rare property located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Franklin NC.  If you are looking for big acreage for privacy, or a place for your farm with plenty of room for the animals, this is your ideal home!  The main home is a dreamy log cabin with lots of custom work… there is water on the property for the animals… a separate rustic cabin for guests… AMAZING long-rage mountain views… all on over 18 pristine acres of land!  This is a must-see estate…

For more photos, information and pricing on this home click here!

3 bedroom custom log home estate for sale in the mountains of Franklin NC, Bald Head Realty Franklin NC, John Becker Bald Head

Who doesn’t love a RED BARN?  This is a nice one with several stalls.  The property also has a pond and plenty of pasture land for the livestock!

Beautiful red barn for horses or other livestock, Franklin NC Farm for Sale, Homes with acreage in Franklin NC

Custom country touches are everywhere in the home.  This big country kitchen will make you want to cook up some farmhouse fixins’!  Beautiful floors and ceiling… built-in pantry… mason jar lights… with all the modern conveniences!  There’s a large dining room where you can enjoy those family meals that make lasting memories…

Cook up some farmhouse fixins in the large country kitchen of this home in Franklin NC, Franklin NC Log Cabins for Sale, Equestrian Estate in the Mountains

The upstairs boasts a LARGE master suite with sitting room, art studio, bedroom and an amazing master bath!  Imagine soaking in the custom watering-trough bathtub!  There are 2 additional bedrooms plus an office on the lower level… plenty of room here!

Imagine soaking in this custom watering-trough bathtub, 840 Sanders Road Franklin NC, Log Home for Sale with Acreage

You won’t believe the “WOW” views from this property!  Mountain living at it’s best.  The home is conveniently located just south of town.  Private but not remote… you can live in the country but still be close to all that Franklin NC has to offer… shopping, restaurants, healthcare, and tons of outdoor activities to enjoy!

This property has amazing long-range mountain views and is private but not remote, Custom Log Home for Sale with Acreage in NC, Western NC Mountain Homes for Sale

Big bonus!  You’ll adore the quaint guest cabin… charming!  It could also be used as a vacation rental for additional income.  There are so many potential uses for this amazing property!  Call me today for your appointment to view it in person!  828-506-3719

This estate boasts a log guest cabin which could also be used for a vacation rental, Franklin NC Log Homes for Sale, Large acreage homes for sale in the mountain of Western NC

For more photos, information and pricing on this home click here!

Search all of the homes for sale in the Franklin NC area HERE!

Mr. Becker,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for helping me to sell my home.  Never did I imagine that my great little home in town, would be under contract in ONE DAY!!   Needless to say, I was completely caught off guard by this quick transaction, but I was so very blessed to have your support and encouragement through it all.  Not only did I appreciate the friendliness and professionalism from you and your staff members (Kelly & Kristin), but I was so grateful for your Christian influence.  Just being there for me as a friend in Christ and praying with me as we went through the selling process, has helped to reassure me that God is with me as I transition into this new season in my life. Thank you so much for going above and beyond in anything that I could’ve asked for in a Realtor!

Many blessings to you, Kelli Keener, March 22nd, 2013

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Newest Listings in Holly Springs Area of Franklin NC as of March 26th, 2013

The Holly Springs Area is located in Franklin NC towards the East border of town in Macon County NC. It is a private area with many “second homes”, rolling hills, and lots of cattle and wildlife. For sure, Holly Springs is a favorite of man…Read more

Newest Listings in the Burningtown Township of Franklin NC as of March 22nd 2013

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Stop by the office for a copy of the latest Real Estate Buyer’s Guide!

How do you take your magazines- tablet or paper? Sometimes nothing beats paper and ink. They keep pushing me to cancel my subscriptions and just read my newspaper and magazines on my tablet. I consider myself to be pretty “tech-…Read more

Newest Listings in the Sanderstown Area of Franklin NC as of March 20th 2013

You’ll love living in Sanderstown, Franklin NC! Sanderstown is located in the northeastern part of Franklin NC, convenient to town and also to the Cowee and Millshoal townships. A great place to live if you commute to Sylva, as well! There…Read more

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Bald Head Realty Franklin NC

Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto

”Offering Solutions to My Clients”

Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Bald Head Realty. Call 828-506-3719.

“My Dream is to Help You Move into Yours!”

 Google Me John Becker the Bald Head Franklin NC Real Estate

10 Willow Place Franklin NC – Golf Community Home for Sale in Franklin NC!

Luxury Home for Sale in Golf Community!

This is the good life! A large, prestigious home right on the golf course of the Mill Creek Country Club in Franklin NC. Bring the family… there’s room in this house – approximately 3,600 square feet!  4 large bedrooms plus a HUGE loft bonus room, 3 full baths, large sunroom and MORE. You’ll have to see this one in person! See the VIDEO HERE!

For more photos, information and pricing on this home click HERE!

A prestigious home for sale in the Mill Creek Country Club of Franklin NC, 4 bedroom home for sale in Franklin NC, Bald Head Real Estate Franklin NC

Soaring vaulted ceilings and plenty of beautiful built-in cabinets. Grab a book from the loft library and read it by the gas log fireplace! This is definitely a comfortable house to call home.

Living large in this BIG family home on the golf course in Franklin NC, Franklin NC Real Estate, Franklin NC Family Home for Sale

Welcome to your large kitchen with island, breakfast bar, Cambria countertops, gas range, French-door refrigerator and built-in pantry. The kitchen opens to a HUGE sunroom overlooking the lush golf course green. On the other side of the kitchen you’ll find a large formal dining room. Entertain in STYLE! 

This is a large country kitchen with a family room on one side and formal dining on the other side, Franklin NC Golf Home for Sale, Upscale Properties FranklinNC

Beautiful sunroom/family room with enough space for a breakfast nook. Nice hardwood oak floors and lots of light pouring in from all of the windows. The bedrooms are also LARGE, and the master suite boasts a jetted tub, shower, seated vanity and HUGE walk-in closet.

Beautiful sunroom with lots of light pouring in from the golf course, Mill Creek Country Club Home for Sale, Mountain Golf Course Homes for Sale

Love GOLF? The home is located on the 2nd fairway in the beautiful Mill Creek Golf Club. Sip your morning coffee on the back patio and watch the golfers! FORE! Your golf cart is INCLUDED and has it’s own covered garage!

Sip your morning coffee from the patio overlooking the 2nd fairway of Mill Creek, Golf Course Properties for Sale in the Mountains, John Becker Bald Head Franklin NC

There’s so much to say about this exquisite home… you really need to see it in person! Give me a call to schedule your appointment, 828-506-3719, and in the meantime check out the video tour HERE.

For more photos, information and pricing on this home click HERE!

View more beautiful homes for sale in the Franklin NC area HERE!

Dec. 9th 2011

Hi John, Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you again for all the time you spent with us while we were looking for our N.C. home. In the 6 weeks we were looking, having your web site to take virtual tours and get information was very helpful. You set the bar very high for your competition. Thanks for all the work you did on getting the deal closed once we found the right property. We would definitly recommend you to anybody that is looking for property in N.C. Looking forward to seeing you when we return in the spring.

–  Dale and Ginny Ernsberger,  S. Hutchinson Island, Florida

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188 Forest Cove Rd Franklin NC – Great Little Getaway Cottage for Sale in Franklin NC!

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2210 Mountain Grove Rd Franklin NC – Log Cabin for Sale in the Mountains!

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464 Ideal Acres Rd Otto NC – NC Mountain Cabin for Sale

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74 William Carpenter Rd Otto NC – NICE Doublewide on .56 Acres of Land!

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265 Maclor Forest Circle Franklin NC – Beautiful and Convenient Custom Home

This is an awesome custom 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Franklin NC! This like-new home was just custom built in 2007! Located on 1.75 wooded acres of land in the Cartoogechaye Township, the home is just minutes from town, you’ll enjoy in-town convenience with a country feel…Read more

Sustainable Living in Macon County NC!

Sustainable living is all the rage these days… but it’s not something new to us in the mountains! Gardening, canning, beekeeping, soapmaking… it’s just natural, everyday living here in Franklin North Carolina. Learn more about growing your own who.esome… Read more

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Bald Head Realty Franklin NC

Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto

”Offering Solutions to My Clients”

Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Bald Head Realty. Call 828-506-3719.

“My Dream is to Help You Move into Yours!”

 Google Me John Becker the Bald Head Franklin NC Real Estate

You can’t miss the BALD HEAD around Franklin NC!


Who is the BALD HEAD and why should I list MY property with him?

Hang out around Franklin NC for very long and you are sure to see the BALD HEAD somewhere around town.  Yard signs, large commercial real estate ads, front page of the Real Estate Buyer’s Guide, the BALDMOBILE, our location on Main Street… we are out there, and we’re loving every minute of it!

Bald Head Realty Advertising

We want to SELL YOUR HOME!  Savvy marketing, quality videos and a strong internet presence are so important in this new age of real estate marketing.  Our website, www.baldheadtherealtor.com, averages over 200,000 visits per month… that’s well over 2 million visits a year!  What that means to our sellers is gigantic exposure for their home, land or commercial listing WORLDWIDE!

Bald Head Realty is well-known for it’s custom video tours and active presence on YouTube.com… here are a few recent comments from customers:
 

“The video John produced of our home was HGTV worthy and initiated immediate interest.”
-Graydon and Susan Smith

“I wanted to compliment you again on the videos you take of the listings. It really helps me get a better idea of the flow of the rooms in the house and your narrative makes me want each and every one of them!”
-Donna Kiehl

"I believe many of the services you offer, such as additional website photos, information, and video presentations, as well as, working with other realtors to make sure they are aware of the property, made a difference in getting the house sold."
-Preston Mitchell

"Your videos were wonderful. We felt we knew you before we met."
-Jim and Connie M.

 

Buying or Selling property in the Franklin NC area? Bald Head Realty is the place you need to BE!

Give us a call today for a Free Consultation and/or Broker Price Opinion on your property!  828-506-3719

 

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These are the newest Listings in the Ellijay Township of Franklin NC Feb 13th, 2013

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