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Mountain Real Estate Report - 10/29/09 05:04 PM
The Mountain Real Estate report is heard every Thursday on WYYZ Radio in The North Georgia Mountains. We post it here on ActiveRain for your listening enjoyment. But more than listening we hope you contact the pros at All Mountain Realty . Whether you are buying selling or investing in our North Georgia Mountains we want to work with you. (0 comments)
Did you ever notice that our British and other English speaking friends use the word Autumn instead of Fall? They would say we can always tell an American because they say Fall instead of Autumn. Well I am here to tell you Fall is Shakespearean English. It was the word used at the time of our colonization. We have not changed the word or replaced it with Autumn. So when a British person speaks (5 comments)
The Funky Chicken In Dawsonville - 10/26/09 02:44 PM
The Funky Chicken is NOT a dance people do who have had too much to drink at weddings. It is a great Art Gallery Between Big Canoe and Dalonega Georgia
The sign outside tells you you have arrived. The place is a great art gallery. Artists store their works their on consignment.
Much of the work is done in metal and can be out door art. The Pig on the left is made from an old gas canister that you use to cook and grill. The Funky Chicken is just one of the many surprises you can see in (6 comments)
The Mountain Real Estate Report - 10/22/09 06:10 PM
The Mountain Real Estate Report is heard every Thursday on WYYZ in Jasper. This week we talk about the state of our economy and positive trends nationwide. We also focus on the growing need in today's complex market to use a Realtor. Future shows will include Realtors from other States . We present investment opportunities here and else where. Enjoy (0 comments)
Wordless Wed a day late I am speechless !! - 10/22/09 04:01 PM
I have posted a day like this before. But for those who have missed it I am posting sunrise today. No matter what you stop in the morning and say thank you for the day when it looks like this. So as the sun comes over the mountains this is the view from our deck. The second photo is through one of the wholes in the canopy
This is Big Canoe and just one of the vistas. Homes start in the low 200's and work their way up. You can find some condos and "tree toppers " for under (9 comments)
The Military and Housing - 10/19/09 07:28 AM
This is not a blog about base housing. Instead our current market today is greatly influenced by the military. Before the G.I. Bill after WW II the housing market was very different. People went to banks and sat down with a banker. Usually they knew the banker. They usually put down 40 -50 percent. The loans were for 10 -15 years tops. The whole process was very dependent on your relationship with the banker. It was a very subjective process. The G.I. Bill changed all that. The bill created the environment we are in today. It made for 30 year loans. (2 comments)
Big Canoe Real Estate update - 10/17/09 02:18 PM
Big Canoe is a unique mountain community. It is now fall and activity slows. But if you are looking for mountain property NOW is a great time to see Big Canoe. You can see it with the leaves off the trees. So you will see the exactly out of things . It is also a good time to buy as many folks who are here seasonally do not want to carry a home through the winter. So if you are looking for a mountain home with golf, tennis, hiking trails, theater, pools, boccie, fitness center, 1/3 set aside green space, in (3 comments)
Temperature drops, leaves drop , day light drops, Fall is here - 10/16/09 03:44 PM
Fall has really roared in in our North Georgia Mountains. If you are thinking about a trip up this weekend to leaf peep bring some warm clothes. We expect temperature to start the day in the low 40's and not get much out of the low 60's. If you are coming to leaf peep I think you are about a week away from full foliage. With the strange wet weather we have had it may be a wacky season. But I think in another week you will be fine. The Ellijay Apple Festival is in it's last weekend. This is a (2 comments)
The Mountain Real Estate Report - 10/15/09 04:07 PM
The Mountain Real Estate report is heard every Thursday on WYYZ Radio broadcast out of Jasper Georgia. This weeks show focused on the changing Financial environment and the effect it has on mortgages. Now more than ever you need to work with professionals. The show is also stored on our web site www.allmountainrealty.com Enjoy the show (0 comments)
Lake levels AND a Notice - 10/14/09 08:07 AM
Georgia Lake levels are all up. Below is the report. Lake Lanier will be full today, as it is raining. This is amazing as a year ago they were talking about 60 days of water left. All the lakes look good for fall and winter. If you are coming to the North Georgia Mountains we are expecting a dry period to start this Friday. It will be fall weather for sure. We are about a -2 weeks away from peak leaf season I think. But there is a big exceptioon to this. Lake Raburn in North East Georgia has had a (0 comments)
Want to be a Mountain Realtor - 10/12/09 08:13 AM
We at All Mountain Realty are looking to expand. If you are in the North Georgia Mountains and are looking to be part of a team give us a call. If you are a new Realtor we will assign you a mentor and work with you to help you develop your skills. If you are thinking about becoming a Realtor ask us about our tuition free program. At All Mountain Realty we are looking for 2 possibly 3 at most people who want to roll up their sleeves and work in this business. You can call me at 706 579 1098 (3 comments)
Big Canoe Octoberfest - 10/11/09 04:55 PM
Octoberfest came to Big Canoe this weekend. There were 70 booths open for business. There was a live band and plenty of good food. The weather was a concerned , but aside from the passing sprinkle it was a good day
There were a lot of tents set up with great stuff to buy.
As it is fall the theme was set by displays in front of the festival. It was fun for young and old
I had booth duty . Big Canoe first response and fire had a booth. We have an adopt a fire hydrant program (7 comments)
The pendulum swings - 10/10/09 10:43 AM
The pendulum is swinging wildly in our market. We as Realtors and Mortgage folks are constant having to adjust to a barrage of new Government regulations and guide lines. The fact of the matter is it was the fault of those were were supposed to regulate that were snoozing at the wheel that caused this problem. Now they have had a pot of caffeinated coffee and are hyper. One of the victims of this hyper activity is the Stated income Loan. This loan has lovingly been referred to by some as the "liars" loan. But here are the facts. NOBODY that (5 comments)
Georgia Lake Levels - 10/09/09 08:55 AM
Georgia Lake levels are up. But that is not the end of the good news. It appears that Lake Lanier, the largest lake East of the Mississippi will maintain higher lake levels in the future. We at all Mountain Realty have a great 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Home on the lake. It is in a cove and has a dock. It comes with a pontoon boat. Asking price is 349,900. Why so low. previous years have seen low lake levels and have depressed this market. You now have an opportunity to own on this great lake and have a clean and (2 comments)
North Georgia Mountain Real Estate Report - 10/09/09 08:48 AM
The Mountain real estate report is heard in Jasper, Big CanoeEllijay Ball Ground and through out the North Georgia Mountains. It is also on line at www.allmountainrealty.com This weeks shows centers on leases and lease purchases. This growing part of our business can be tricky for buyers sellers and Realtors. Enjoy (0 comments)
Do Not Join ActiveRain - 10/09/09 08:33 AM
Maybe you have heard about ActiveRain. Maybe you got an invitation from a business friend. So you joined. You thought, Hey there are 160,000 plus real estate professional here. I am going to write a couple of posts, browse the referral section, and really catapult my business. Now you never log in. If you are paying you are thinking about canceling. You are wondering, What's all the hype is about? If you joined ActiveRain and attended the webinars, read blogs, contacted an ambassador, spent time blogging, posted to localism, and took advantage of many of the features here, then you are (9 comments)
A lease purchase common mistake - 10/07/09 02:35 PM
The lease purchase has become something we are dealing with more and more. Causes for this are numerous. But in many cases a buyer has come out of a short sale, or even a foreclosure, and needs some time to build back up their credit score. They find a home they want, like , and can afford so they offer a lease purchase contract. The seller on the other hand may be in a sluggish market. The seller may have taken a move to preserve a job that they may not be able to get where they are. They now have (3 comments)
A Real Estate Dilemna - 10/04/09 09:33 AM
OK so let me pose the question. Can you be for fiscal responsibility AND for extension of the real estate tax credit ? Here is the debate. Many are looking at Government spending and saying, "wow we are out of control." If you buy that argument or are even concerned then how can you be for an extension of the tax credit? Yes I know ther tax credit has helped. We have benefited from it here. But in almost every program somebody benefits. When a program is cut somebody loses. So are you saying, "cut , but not in my back (13 comments)
Jasper Marble Festival - 10/03/09 04:25 PM
Today was the Jasper Georgia Marble Festival. The Apple festival in Ellijay Georgia is going on now too. Fall is a time for festivals in the mountains. We are celebrating great weather , harvests and getting ready for winter. Jasper supplies much of the countries marble and the festival is a lot of fun. I was having an open house. But before you feel too sorry for me I was right along the parade route .Here are some pictures . There are folks out waking and floats pulled by pick up trucks
Of course all the local fire departments had (6 comments)
Big Canoe Update - 10/02/09 02:23 PM
Recently the Atlanta Journal Constitution called Big Canoe a place where millionaires lived. Can somebody please tell me who lost my check? Big Canoe is a diverse community. Yes there are million dollar homes in here. There are also as many homes that are wonderful that are under 200,000. Big Canoe is a unique mountain community. To find out more visit us on line at www.allmountainrealty.com or give us a shout. We have a great place for you to be if you are looking for mountain property. (0 comments)
Mountain Real Estate Report - 10/01/09 03:18 PM
Each Thursday as Heard on WYYZ Radio in our North Georgia Mountains we bring you the Mountain Real Estate report. If you are in Big Canoe, Jasper, Ball Ground, Ellijay or one of the many areas the show is broadcast you know how important the information is to you. This week we talk about the wisdom of working locally. Enjoy (1 comments)
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