I have lived in the Eufaula area all my life (60+ years). My parents lived just across the McIntosh / Pittsburg Counties line in Pittsburg county on the old Highway 9A now moved a little farther South due to the Lake Eufaula Reservoir. There was a small school called Patrick school at the time now long gone and only rememberedby long time residents of the area. My birth actually took place in a doctors office in Eufaula. I have seen the area go from an agricultural based economy to a tourist and second/vacation home economy. It has been some experience to lived at this time in this area. Most people came to town in horse drawn wagons on Saturday only, and not every week, The entire day was spent getting supplies from local grocery and general purpose stores and visiting with friends and family that were not seen untilthe next time they came to town. The construction of Lake Eufaula Dam and the relocation of highways, railroad and all the families that were displaced by the coming lake water took a lot of getting used to by all the residents of the area. I saw farmers that had an extremely hard existence, being able to sell their land along the lake to people moving here to enjoy the lake, becomiong wealthy in the process. Land prices have continued to climb upward from $500.00 lots with $50,00 dollars down and $50.00 dollars a year paid to the land owners, to now more sophisticated land developers creating gated communities with restrictive covenants selling lots at $95,000 and up. The real estate market here is very good due to the retirees coming here and as long as they are active and healthy enjoying a very satisfying life. As they become less active and need to be closer to bigger cities and hospitals the home is on the market and a new retiree or someone looking for a second / vacation home is ready to buy.
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I have over 14 years experience as a Real Estate Appraiser, Realtor for past 4+ years now broker in independant office, and over 6 years as a Mortgage Loan Originator, and although I am no longer active in mortgage lending, I can use my experience to help my clients get the best value and advice on financing and help with credit problems. The area around Lake Eufaula has been my home for 65+ years and I have knowledge of most tradesmen, i.e. carpenters, landscape and garden, painters, cement finishers, home inspectors, pest control, surveyors, title service, attorneys, and any other service you may need. You can get the information you need. Schools and demographics of area are all things you can get answers for by contacting me. FREE / NO OBLIGATION