MLS #140579

This beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch home has been totally remodeled and is waiting for you! Built in 1997, with a new roof installed in 2021, the 1056 sq.ft. home sits on .92 acres, located in beautiful Tarheel North Subdivision minutes from downtown Murphy, North Carolina. The home features an open Kitchen, Dining & Living space with beautiful stone fireplace, that opens out to the full-length screened Porch. Dine at the granite kitchen countertop or in the dining area. The conveniently located laundry room is right off of the kitchen.

Pass thru the sliding barn door down the hall to one bedroom area, with bath. Second bedroom is off of the dining area, with second complete bath. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living area. Did we mention this home comes fully furnished and decorated as seen, excluding some personal items? The home is currently being used as a successful short-term rental property.

Venture outside to enjoy the mountain life by the firepit and BBQ area. Set up shop in one of the two workshops (one w/ 30 Amp service). There is an additional insulated studio/she-shed as well! And notice the single carport for parking. The crawl space is equipped with a Commercial dehumidifier.

Whether you vacation in Murphy or live full time in Murphy, you will find the area to be a jewel. Being so close to downtown Murphy, you will find yourself strolling downtown amid the beautiful landscaping and historical buildings; visiting local restaurants regularly; shopping the local gift and novelty shops. Minutes down the road you find groceries, Lowes Home Improvement, Walmart and more. For entertainment, enjoy the local Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino, or some local music, food and drinks at Chevelle’s Restaurant and Bar 66.

Outdoor adventure abounds in the area, with hiking trails, horseback riding, river rafting, tubing and kayaking, zip lines, outdoor festivals and flea markets. You will always find something to do in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina. What are you waiting for? This home is waiting for you. Call Big Frank at BIG Realty for information today!

Murphy, NC 28906 Real Estates For Sale. Big Frank Schuler, Broker/Owner at BIG Realty! Are you looking for buying a mountain cabin home? Do you want to know the current value of your home? Call Big Frank (828)837-0991 or email: bigfrank@28906.com with any Real Estate questions. Serving Western NC and North GA www.BIGRealtyNC.com.

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Are you looking for the PERFECT CREEK LAND? BIG Realty has it for you! The 9.81 acres on Camp Creek Road in Murphy NC 28906 boasts an incredible 950 foot Creek & Branch throughout the center of the property with many beautiful cascading waterfalls along the winding creek. Just pick any spot to build your house and you will be able to hear the relaxing sounds of the rushing creek.

This land is very easy to walk, since there is already a graded area through it. With this creek you can create your own electricity, create ponds to host trout and other fish, and there is lots of room for multiple gardens.

Located in the Liberty/Shoal Creek area of Cherokee County, North Carolina, this property is close enough to town for daily essentials, but far enough away to offer privacy in a natural setting. Within 5 miles of Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle and High Schools, a growing family will thrive on this land. And even a dog or two would be happy here!

The possibilities here are endless. I am Big Frank Schuler and I would love to show you this land and provide any information you might need. Sound inviting? Make the call — BIG Frank Schuler at BIG Realty 828-837-0991 or email BigFrank@28906.com. The complete MLS listing for this property can be found HERE!

Murphy, NC Real Estates For Sale. Big Frank Schuler, Broker/Owner at BIG Realty! Are you looking for buying a mountain cabin home? Do you want to know the current value of your home? Call Big Frank (828)837-0991 or email: bigfrank@28906.com with any Real Estate questions. Serving Western NC and North GA www.BIGRealtyNC.com.

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When searching for property, the term “As Is” can cause hesitation.  Your first reaction could be “what’s wrong with it?”  Or “What are they hiding?”  What does “As Is” really mean?   

The term simply means that a Seller has decided, in advance of soliciting offers, that they will not be making any repairs to the listed property, regardless of the results of inspections.   This does not mean prospective Buyers should not order inspections, since this is the Buyer’s best means of determining the true condition of a property.  “As Is” does not mean the Buyer has no rights to inspect.  But on the other hand, there are no North Carolina laws compelling Sellers to make repairs.  While in most cases contracts state: The Property is being sold in its current condition; may Sellers are still willing to make some repairs to facilitate a sale.   Thus the Due Diligence Request was created for Buyers and Sellers to identify repairs they agree on.   Once executed, the Seller then is obligated t make the repairs listed on the form.

But you can rest assured knowing that the term “As Is” does not give the Seller or their agent the right to conceal facts about the property.  The Residential Property and Owners’ Association Disclosure Statement allows the Seller to reply “No” to questions asked about the property, but if the truthful answer is “Yes”, they can face civil liability for misrepresentation.   Real Estate Brokers are bound to disclose material facts about their listed properties.  The Real Estate Commission holds Brokers responsible for the information they know or  should know about or relating to properties they list.  So there is a double layer of disclosure required to protect potential Buyers.  

Knowing this double layer of disclosure exists should make any Buyer feel more secure with their purchase; and should remove all fear from the term “As Is”.   A reputable, professional Real Estate agent will guide their Buyers thru the process, making sure their rights and interests are protected.   Whether you are Buying or Selling property, your best choice is always to secure a Real Estate agent to represent you.  When you are ready, give BIG Realty! of Murphy, North Carolina a call.   We are the Real Estate professionals that you need!

Murphy, NC Real Estates For Sale. Big Frank Schuler, Broker/Owner at BIG Realty! Are you looking for buying a mountain cabin home? Do you want to know the current value of your home? Call Big Frank (828)837-0991 or email: bigfrank@28906.com with any Real Estate questions. Serving Western NC and North GA www.BIGRealtyNC.com


NEW LISTING 50 Wilderness Lane, Marble NC 28905

MLS#139858 – Virtual Tour

Welcome Home! This stunning 3 Bedroom/3 Bath, 3 level Brick Home is being offered by Big Frank Schuler at BIG Realty! Located in Marble, North Carolina in the quiet Puett Cove Estates Subdivision, this home is nestled on 7.80 acres of land bordered by the United States Forestry Service. With over 93,000 acres of US Forestry Service Land in Cherokee County, that gives you a very large back yard!

The year round flowing creek that passes thru the property offers a nice size fish pond that can be enjoyed from the cute Gazebo on shore. The long range mountain views are best enjoyed from the wrap around porches, as well as the open front yard and wooded back yard views.

Boasting 5,093 heated square feet of living space, this 13 room home leaves little to be desired. The cozy Great Room features vented fireplace with gas logs, wood floors, dining area and spiral staircase to upper level. The spacious kitchen has granite countertops throughout and all newer appliances. Laundry room and two additional bedrooms with shared bath are on the main level as well.

Living Area

The 1200+ square feet of the upper floor feature the Master Bedroom with Master Bath. Enjoy the wood burning vented fireplace in the bedroom, and experience the luxury of the Master Bath, featuring jetted tub, tiled walk-in shower, separate makeup room and walk-in closet.

Besides the 2-car garage area and workshop, the finished den area could easily be used as an In-Law living area, with its own full bathroom and refrigerator.

Area schools include Andrews Middle and Andrews High School. This Subdivision features 3 to 7 acre parcels for separation and privacy. Cherokee County features numerous lakes for fishing, boating, kayaking, and tubing. The forestry lands offer hunting opportunities and beautiful hiking and sight-seeing destinations. Come to Cherokee to live in this luxury home nestled in a year-round paradise setting!


Visit this listing on the BIG Realty website link provided above for further property information. This property is NC MLS#139858 being offered at $635,000. Contact Big Frank Schuler at BIG Realty for viewing appointments and further information. Call 828-837-0991 or BigFrank@28906.com.

Murphy, NC Real Estates For Sale. Big Frank Schuler, Broker/Owner at BIG Realty! Are you looking for buying a mountain cabin home? Do you want to know the current value of your home? Call Big Frank (828)837-0991 or email: bigfrank@28906.com with any Real Estate questions. Serving Western NC and North GA www.BIGRealtyNC.com.


Murphy Wins 10th football title:

Raleigh- for the 10th time in school history and ninth time under head coach David Gentry, the Bulldogs are state champions.

Using a strong passing game in the first half and a great defensive performance in the second half, Murphy held off Northside- Pinetown 14-7. Since coming to Murphy in 1984, Gentry has won 426 games in 37 seasons and nine state titles. Five of those championships have come since 2008, with the Bulldog last climbing the mountaintop in 2018.

”I’m just very proud of this football team.” Gentry said. ”Nobody expected us to win throughout the year, but this team is resilient and I’m just really proud of them.”

Murphy led 14-0 at halftime, mostly on the arm of quarterback Kellen Rumfelt. The Panther’s defense game plan was to stop the Bulldogs running game, and Rumfelt took advantage. He finished 12-for-15 with 254 yards and a touchdown, and was named the games most valuable player. While Rumfelt was able to escape the Northside pressure and find open receivers for much of the afternoon, he benefited from having Payton McCracken back on the field. He missed three games with a torn meniscus before returning against Robbinsville next week as a holder only. McCracken was fully cleared this week, he had five catches for 113 yards on his way to winning Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

After two key third -down conversations on the bulldog’s first drive, Ty Laney’s two-yard touchdown down gave seniors Landon Jordan and Ray Rathburn admire the State 1 A championship trophy as other seniors join in the celebration after Murphy’s 14-7 win over Northside- Pinetown.

Murphy NC Real Estate For Sale. Big Frank at 828-837-0991 or bigfrank@28906.com. Broker/ Owner at BIG Realty. Serving Western NC and North GA. Search active listings at www.28906.com and BIG Realty!

Reference; Justin Fitzgerald/sports@cherokeescout.com


Why Some Homes Will Never Sell?

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A BIG WHY. This is really hit home with some sellers who have their home that sit on the market for years without able to sell. As a result, the home ends up going through several different listing agents, and each failing to get the home sold. Below are some major facts of WHY it happen:

1. Homeowner/seller decides to list their home with a Realtor. Realtor does his/her homework, CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)… and determine the home is worth, for example $250,000, and the seller decides to list the home for $275,000.

2. House fails to sell. Meanwhile, the home down street sells for $250,000. After 6 months, the seller decides the agent has not done their job and fires them.

3. Seller hires a new agent, and list the house for $250,000. The current CMA shows the home is now only worth $225,000. Once again the home is overpriced because the market value is declining. The house sits on the market for another 6 months without a singer offer.

4. The agent can not sell the overpriced house, so the seller fires them and hires someone else. The home has been on the market for a year now, with three different agents. This time, the seller lists the home at $225,000. Again, the market has declined and the home is only worth $200,000.

5. I think you get the idea here…

The problem is NOT with a bad agent who listed the house, NOR is it because the market is bad. Had the home been listed for $250,000 from the start, it would have sold. Every month the property sits on the market is another month that the home is losing value, and as time goes by less and less people even bother to view the property.

The other thing to bear in mind is appraisers look at the same comparable sales that we as Realtors look at. If the Market Analysis can not support a listing price of $275,000, odds are good that the appraiser will not be able to support the price either.

The solution:

As a Realtor, my solution is simple. If the seller is determined to list the home for a price that I feel is unrealistic, I do not have to take the listing. It does not make sense for agents to take “dead on arrival” listings like that because we don’t get pay for our services on homes that don’t sell. For a seller, if you think your Realtor’s analysis of your home is inaccurate, it might be a good idea to have a formal appraisal done on the property. It is extremely rare for someone to be able to sell a home for more than the appraised value because lenders will not write a loan for more than a home is worth.

There are lots of appraisal companies in Murphy NC and the cost is generally a couple hundreds dollars depending on the size of the house. Commercial property can be a little more. It is a small price to pay in order to be able to sell your home for $250,000 now rather than waiting months or years to find out the home has lost $100,000 in value. At the end of the day, it just does not make sense for sellers or agents to list properties for more than they are actually worth. I understand wanting to make sure you get as much as possible for your home, but listening to the expert opinion of your Realtor can make the difference between a sale and a foreclosure.

Murphy, NC Real Estates For Sale. Big Frank Schuler, Broker/Owner at BIG Realty! Are you looking for buying a mountain cabin home? Do you want to know the current value of your home? Call Big Frank (828)837-0991 or email: bigfrank@28906.com with any Real Estate questions. Serving Western NC and North GA www.BIGRealtyNC.com.

Reference: St. Paul Real Estate Blog by Teresa Boardman.


The Truth About FHA Loans


Below is a few facts and answers about FHA loans that may be able to help people who don’t have the best credit.

What is an FHA loan?

FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration and it offers mortgage insurance on loans that are made by FHA-approved lenders in the US and its territories. The FHA itself doesn’t lend you the money, it insures the loan in order to minimize the lender’s financial risk.

The FHA was created by the US Congress in 1934 and is currently the biggest mortgage insurer in the world with over 34 million properties insured. It became part of the HUD’s (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) Office of Housing in 1965. An interesting fact is that FHA is the only government agency that functions with self-generated income – which means that it doesn’t use taxpayers’ money.

It is important to understand that an FHA mortgage insurance protects the lender against losses in the event of a homeowner failing to pay their mortgage loan. This reduces the lender’s risk since the FHA will pay them in the event of a homeowner’s nonpayment.

What are the advantages of an FHA loan?

One of the main advantages is that you don’t need to make a very big down-payment (which can be as low as 3.5% of the purchase price) for an FHA-insured loan. Most traditional loans require an initial payment of 20% of the property cost. College graduates, newlyweds, first-time homeowners and people with low income generally cannot afford a 20% down-payment.

Since an FHA-insured loan requires only a minimum cash investment, it is ideal for people who haven’t been able to save enough money for the purchase. First-time home buyers and people who may have been denied for a conventional loan will definitely benefit from an FHA-insured loan. Also, if you can’t apply for conventional loans because of bankruptcy or foreclosure, you may still be able to qualify for an FHA loan.

FHA loans are very popular since they allow greater flexibility in calculating payment ratios and household income. In general, to be eligible for an FHA loan, you must have a valid social security number, be a US resident, and old enough to get a mortgage in your state.


What credit score do you need in order to qualify for an FHA loan?

Another plus is that there are no minimum credit score requirements in order to qualify for an FHA loan. However, since June 2013, the FHA requires lenders to manually sign and accept liability for loans to borrowers who have credit scores lower than 620 as well as total debt-to-income ratios higher than 43 percent.

On the other hand, having no credit history is generally not a problem since lenders will check other payment-history records in order to complete their evaluation. People who have been in a credit counseling program for a year or more and have made all their payments on time are also eligible for FHA loans.

FHA loans – What’s the catch?

First of all, the properties have to be appraised by an FHA-approved appraiser, and they must meet certain conditions. However, the biggest disadvantage is the mortgage insurance premium (MIP). There are two kinds of MIPS, and both are required: one is the upfront mortgage insurance premium (UFMIP), which is financed into the mortgage (it increased from 1% to 1.75% in 2012), and the other is the annual MIP (which is actually paid monthly).

As of June 2013, mortgage insurance premiums must be paid for 11 years in loans which the original loan-to-value (LTV) is 90% or less. If the loan’s starting balance is higher than 90% of the appraised value, the MIP will last the lifetime of a loan.

What are the disadvantages of an FHA loan?

Since an FHA has a very low down-payment (which can be as low as 3.5%), you will end up paying more interest than if you had a conventional loan with a 20% down-payment. This is a very important factor to consider when looking for a mortgage. If you are financially capable of paying 20% for a down-payment, then you should strongly consider opting for a conventional mortgage since it will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Plus, on top of the 1.75% upfront that you’ll have to pay in insurance, you can’t cancel the annual mortgage insurance premium, like you could before June 2013. In contrast, conventional loans let you cancel the insurance policy when you have enough equity.

FHA 15-year vs. FHA 30-year fixed rate mortgage

Paying your mortgage over a shorter time period is the best way to save on interest costs. For example, if you’re paying back a loan of $250,000 with a mortgage rate of 5% and you pay it over 15 years, you would pay $104,815.47 in interest. If you pay the same loan over 30 years, you would have to pay a staggering $229,910.29 in interest which is more than twice the amount you would pay with a 15-year mortgage.

Of course, the monthly payments are also higher because you are paying the same amount in only 15 years. Nevertheless, if you can afford a higher monthly payment, you will be saving a lot of money by choosing a 15-year fixed rate mortgage as opposed to a 30-year fixed rate mortgage.

Murphy NC Real Estate For Sale. Call Big Frank 828-837-0991; bigfrank@28906.com for a free current home valuation. I am in the housing business for 42 years which allows me to help people achieve their Real Estate goals effectively. Broker/ Owner at BIG Realty! Murphy, NC 28906. Serving Western NC and North GA. www.28906.com and BIG Realty Active Listings.


Looking For A Bargain?


During the recession most people decided to rent instead of buy their own home. Now jobs are back, money is coming in, and the interest rates are at all record low. With most renters, their biggest hurdle is buying a home of their own. Most of them want to, but don’t know where to start. Some might be able to save for a down payment while others make just enough to get by. If you or anyone you know  is facing a similar situation keep reading, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP.

What is I told you that you could buy a home with NO MONEY DOWN? What is I told you that you could also qualify for a home with only 3 1/2% down? What is I told you that there might be a great home out there that is so cheap that your couple of grand of savings could go farther then you ever imagined? I hope you answer is tell me all about it, because that is exactly what I am about to do.

I am going give you an up to date list of properties in Murphy, NC 28906 that qualify for USDA Loans, FHA loans, and Conventional loans. I consider these some of the best and CHEAPEST in our market today. They make great first time homes, investment properties, or even a cheap second vacation home.

Now Yes you credit score has to be good, but don’t give up if your score isn’t perfect. You would be surprised about how flexible they are with a score. The best way to see if you qualify is to get it checked. The worst that could happen is that they will deny you, give you a list of things to do to increase it, and tell you to come back next year. It will also put a credit inquiry on your record, but this will eventually fall off.

Let’s start with USDA loans. These are great loans for someone with good credit (620 or higher) and no money down. You must have a job moving out of state and not taking your job with you, you must provide them with a document from your new employer in which you will be working with after the move. Also… It has to be your main home. You can not get a USDA loan for a vacation rental, not without money down. The USDA requires that you be on a private well and you can’t more than $74,000 a year in the whole Household.  Now these seem like a lot of rules and almost impossible to find, but through the help of “Big Frank” Schuler at BIG Realty!, Murphy NC. I have a few properties that are up for grabs today!

64 Chikadee Trl.Murphy, Nc $69,000! MLS# 123612


308 R. J. Mountain View Drive. Murphy, NC $79,900 MLS# 123973

9241 Beaver Dam Rd. Murphy, NC $79,000 MLS# 123128

These are just 3 of the many listings that qualify for a USDA loan. I myself got started as a first time home buyer through the USDA program. I can say personally that it was the best decision of my life. I hope that this information helped you today. Please stay tuned for our next blog about FHA loans and a list of some houses for sale that will pass for that loan. In the mean time, if you have anymore questions or would like to get started with buying a home today, give us a call. “BIG FRANK” Schuler 828-837-0991 or stop by at our new location at 889 U.S Hwy 64 West, Murphy, NC 28906.

Moving to North Carolina

This Is The Mountain Life…

So you have decided to move to the mountains of North Carolina. GREAT! You have made a good choice. It is affordable, peaceful, and has plenty of fresh air for all. For those of you who want a year round mountain view you have some special considerations to take into account. View 1

      Like… What if it snows, will you be able to get down the hills? What if there is a storm, will you still have power? Can the fire trucks or ambulances reach me? Can I get internet or phone service?

 Calm Down and don’t panic. We have the answer….. YES! It is the 21st century and thanks to our kids and grandchildren, we have many capabilities today then we had even a few years ago.

Living on top of a mountain is a dream for most but fear and doubt get in the way of making the choice to move. LET GO OF THE FEAR! Everything will be fine…. if you don’t believe us just look at the slide show of a property that just became available in Murphy, NC. It has everything you need. Including internet, phone, water, septic, paved driveway, cable, a lake view, and a spectacular view of the mountains.

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Did you like it? Of course you did! What’s not to like? Now I bet your thinking well…  What’s the price? If you are from a larger city you will be shocked at how far your money can take you out here. This home is currently listed at $289,000! The reason we used it on this post is the fact that it is in an ideal location, has absolutely NOTHING wrong with it, and is close to town. So if you are thinking about moving to the mountains and feel braver today give us a call. Big Frank can help making your dream come true. CLICK HERE to see more.


Friends’ Silent Auction at Murphy Library August 25-27!

Lets Support our local Library

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The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2016 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 25 ending on Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m.

In addition, the Cooking & Kitchen Supplies Sale takes place on Friday only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of kitchen items may be dropped off at the library anytime.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.  Check out photos below of librarian Jeff Murphy showing some of the wonderful pieces in this year’s auction.

Donations are welcome anytime!  AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on August 27 also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make.  Thank you for everything!!!!!

Call 837-2417.

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