Charlie Ragonesi Big Canoe Realestate's Blog

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Big Canoe ,Jasper and the North Georgia Mountains are where we , the folks at All Mountain Realty are to help you find that perfect home or land. Looking in Ball Ground or Talking Rock? We blog about all those areas events. Hope you enjoy



Every other Tuesday the Big Canoe community has a multi agent multi-firm caravan. Even though some times it is tough to get there , it is well worth it.  You get to see new listings in person. You get to network with other Realtors. You get 15 -20 depending on the turn out price opinions on a pro...
This weekend in the South we got a big burst of COLD air. All the plants that we moved outside  had to come back in. So the question is when is it really spring !?  If you count Spring as the last frost date then Spring in our area is April 15. If you are in the mountains it could even be a littl...
We have a number of new plans outlined, rolled out, presented, with flourish and fan fare. However the toxic assets plan is now being rolled out for the first time. I wonder what this will mean for our market? What I think will happen is that the good deals will start to go away. After all if inv...
Big Canoe remains one of the best communities to be in in the mountains period full stop.  However real estate sales are sluggish. This is due to price points home owner fees and dues. In this tight economy folks are looking to cut corners. The question remains how is the value for the money ? In...
The Mountain Real Estate report heard every Thursday on WYYZ radio in Jasper is being Submitted for a GABBY award. Linda Carrig and I are really excited about this. A GABBY is a Georgia Radio award given in many categories for best show in State. The submission is only step one. BUt being recogni...
No matter how tough it gets sometimes looking out my back window and seeing these clouds cheers me up. In a way the clouds are the mountains breathing much in the same way you would see your breath on a cold day. The mountains themselves live and breathe through storms and sunshine. Hope you enjo...
If you do not want to go to Washington DC one of the biggest Cherry blossom festivals in the US is just kicking off in Macon Georgia. The city is Ante-Bellum and just a real gem from the beauty of the Cherry Blossom Festival to the architecture of the homes. It is also amazing what 200 feet in al...
Land sales are a large part of our business in the mountains. By all accounts land sales are really really slow. Some communities have a 2 year inventory at the current rate of absorption. There are 3 things that effect land sales here. 1 Investors. In the not so long ago days of easy money inves...
There is some new news coming out of our area. In the Atlanta area the inventory of homes is about at 8 months. This is about 4 months below the National average. There is talk about, are you ready,  a potential housing SHORTAGE in 2010!!! We do see in the mountains inventory shrinking in the low...
The Obama Administration is moving forward to help home owners. The plans that they have put forward are for the most part encouraging and meaningful. I think the one exception is the cap on the mortgage deduction' But here they are in a nutshell 8,000 first time buyer credit. This program provid...

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