blairsville: 2009 3rd Quarter Union County Residential Market Report - 11/03/09 07:33 AM
Much like the Fannin County Residential Market Report, we have some positive news as well as some not so good news. I would like to begin with the not so good news and end this post on a positive note. Seller's are continuing to be plagued with the Foreclosure and Short Sale Markets. The median Sold Price for Union County is down 25%. That is a change of almost $50,000 from October of 2008. Our average days on market for the Homes For Sale In Blairsville, GA. is up 35%. Since August of this year, we have seen a decrease each … (0 comments)

blairsville: Owen Glen In Blairsville Georgia Is Now Taking Reservations On Selected Lots - 11/03/09 07:19 AM

On Thursday of last week, United Community Bank and the Owen Glen Sales Team announced a limited time opportunity to reserve up to 2 lots from a selected few at drastically reduced pricing. Owen Glen, an affordable Mountain Golf Community currently has lots available from $30,000. In addition to the low prices comes low financing rates. For a limited time, United Community Bank will be offering special financing of 2.99% on a 15 year Amortization with a 3 Year Call with 20% Down.
Owen Glen is located in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains just minutes north of Blairsville, GA. It … (0 comments)

blairsville: 10 Reasons To Retire In The North Georgia Mountians: Reason 1 - 05/13/09 08:14 AM
A good friend and business associate Art Miller who is also a Realtor here at Blairsville Realty, has been heavily invested in writing an article for the Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce about the 10 Best Reasons To Retire in the North Georgia Mountains. I asked Art if he wouldn’t mind if I posted his thoughts here on The Porch so that you will know “Why You Should Retire in the North Georgia Mountains!”
Reason 1: Why You Should Retire In The North Georgia Mountains Our Weather, Climate and Change of Seasons!
Union County ranges in elevation from 1,600 ft. … (2 comments)

blairsville: Blairsville Union County Georgia Chamber Announces NEW Tourism Campaign - 02/23/09 09:13 AM
Members of the Blairsville - Union County Chamber of Commerce today made an exciting announcement on the New Tourism Marketing Campaign. "Each Season...Something New" is the new theme that seems so fitting to our beautiful Mountain community. Blairsville Georgia is the "Escape from the Daily Routine of Life" declared Cindy Williams, President of the Chamber. It truly is a Fun and Exciting place to visit every season throughout the year. It seems there is always  something new, from a Festival or a  Concert,  to a Parade or Show going on in the community. Not to mention the most important, the beautiful seasons that … (0 comments)

blairsville: Peaceful Mountain Morning In Blairsville Georgia - 01/31/09 05:59 AM
On my way into the office one morning back in the early part of December, I noticed the low lying clouds that surrounded me. It was the perfect time to catch a picture at the Top of The Summit, a Residential Development in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains located just outside of Blairsville Georgia.
There is currently one Home For Sale within The Summit, and 18 Residential Lots For Sale. The views are Spectacular not only at the top, but from virtually anywhere within the development.
If you would like for Me to provide you with additional information about the North Georgia Mountains, … (1 comments)

blairsville: North Georgia Union County Residential Market Report - 01/31/09 05:11 AM
I want to go ahead and apologize a little bit in advance because you are going to think that I have absolutely lost my mind as you continue to read through this post. I am going to be jumping all over the place as I report to you exactly where we were as far back as 4 years ago when I got into Real Estate, where we are now, and of course where I think we are going.
As you can see from this first Graph, we have seen a very sharp decline in sales here in Union County progressively over … (0 comments)

blairsville: Union County Taking Action To Reduce Emergency Response Time - 01/29/09 04:31 AM
In an attempt to Reduce Emergency Response Time in Union County, residents may have to put up with a little aggravation. There will be more than 13,000 marker signs put in place throughout Blairsville and all of Union County. This means that your current address may change. “Boy, I am glad I didn’t spend the money for that new Address Sign Engraved with our Family name on it!” I am sure that this is going to inconvenience a lot of folks out there, but an aggravation that could even save their Mountain Home or even their own lives.
There are 2 Very Important … (0 comments)

blairsville: Union County Property Taxes Will NOT Increase In 2009 - 01/13/09 03:06 AM
In a recent article written by Norman Cooper in our North Georgia News, he quoted Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris as saying this, "we have projected our 2009 expenses to be covered without a Property Tax Increase."
Based upon a public hearing that was held back in December of 2008 where Lamar Paris went over Union County's budget for 2009, he also stated "...we are thankful with the economic slow down that we will be able to maintain our 2008 budget."
This is great news for Union County Residents here in the North Georgia Mountains. Last years Tax Increase was substantial … (1 comments)

blairsville: Union County High School Achieves Gold Award - 12/15/08 06:48 AM
North Georgia News has reported that Union County High School in Blairsville Georgia, has achieved a Gold Award under Georgia's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS). The accountability is based upon the students performance on Georgia curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement Executive Director Jennifer Rippner Buck was quoted as saying, "It is my honor to congratulate your school as a winner in the 2008 Single Statewide Accountability Systems Awards. Your hard work and that of your students, faculty, and community has earned your school a Gold Award for making great gains in student achievement." … (2 comments)

blairsville: 1st Class Motorcycle Tours of the Blue Ridge Mountains - 04/08/08 02:34 AM
1st Class Motorcycle Tours and The Copperhead Lodge have teamed up to offer you the ultimate riding experience. The experts at 1st Class Motorcycle Tours will take you on the ride of a lifetime touring the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery while testing your riding skills on the twisting mountain roads of the southeastern United States. Rest, Relax and Refuel at The Copperhead Lodge, the nations premier motorcycle resort, located in the ideal destination, the North Georgia Mountains.  Copperhead Lodge in Blairsville, Georgia is the ultimate home base offering casual fine dining, comfortable overnight … (7 comments)

blairsville: Do You Have Gas?...Or Do You Have To Pay For It? - 03/07/08 03:39 AM
It has been a while since we have heard from one of my associates, Byron Wyndham. This is not at all his fault, I have to take most, if not all of the blame. He actually sent me the article for this post several weeks ago. Byron is a Real Estate attorney here in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Should you have any legal questions pertaining to North Georgia Real Estate, you should give the good folks at J. Byron Wyndham & Associates a call. Their number is 706.258.6222.
I've been trying to point out how buying property in the  North Georgia Mountains can be … (2 comments)

blairsville: Incredible Price On Mountain View Lot In Wildwood - Blairsville, GA. - 03/01/08 12:46 AM

blairsville: There Is HOPE For Troubled Borrowers - 02/25/08 12:27 PM
We all know someone who is having trouble keeping up with their mortgage, it might even be you. We need to let them know that there is help. I was reading an article in National Association of Realtors monthly publication titled Help Troubled Borrowers. If you have talked with these people, then they have probably mentioned that there are a lot of people out there that are calling and offering help. Please advise these folks to call 1.888.995.4673, (1.888.995.HOPE).
President George W. Bush announced sometime in the middle of December that he was going to help people in these defaulting sub-prime mortgages. … (2 comments)

blairsville: Alright All You Hawgs....Come To The Copperhead Lodge In Blairsville Georgia! - 02/04/08 07:49 AM
Copperhead Lodge is a 40 acre resort community located in the North Georgia Mountains
...built by motorcycle enthusiasts for motorcycle enthusiasts. This resort features individual log-style park cabins, a rustic lodge, an outdoor pavilion/amphitheater and swimming pool plus various other amenities all situated in a beautiful mountain setting along a winding creek.
Copperhead Lodge has all paved roads with street lights, underground utilities and city water.
Our lodge overlooks the creek. It is the indoor gathering area for the resort and features: casual fine dining, overnight accommodations, several fireside gathering areas, a members only Club Room, fitness area, riding gear and apparel & sundries … (1 comments)

blairsville: Warning: Inspect The Water Before You Buy Your Mountain Home! - 12/07/07 06:12 AM
It's really true that it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Although I have been handling real estate closings on the computer ever since the PC and the software have been around, there are still things in the computer world that I don't understand. Blogs are one of them.
I certainly understand about writing a journal and even putting it on a web site. But how does anyone find it?  There are millions of web sites and to have one web site "blog" and somehow people find it??
All that is to lead up to responses that I received from my … (0 comments)

blairsville: November 2007 North Georgia Real Estate Market Report - 12/03/07 01:01 AM
As a service to myself, my clients, customers and readers, I will be giving monthly market reports as well as in depth quarterly reports on the real estate market for the North Georgia Mountains. Should there be any statistics within my reports that I have left out that you would like me to compile the information and post, please contact me and I will be more than happy to do so. I want to thank you for taking time to read my North Georgia Mountain real estate market reports. The data that I put together comes straight from our local Northeast Georgia … (2 comments)

blairsville: Blairsville Georgia's Southern Tree Plantation - 12/01/07 03:00 AM
Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains in Union County, Southern Tree Plantation is an active plantation loaded with fun activities and things to do for large or small gatherings. A variety of our activities are available during most seasons and  Everyone is Welcome!In addition, Southern Tree Plantation is an active plantation growing thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees. We are open to the public for pumpkin and tree sales during our fall and Christmas seasons.
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blairsville: What Everybody Ought To Know About Water In The Mountains! - 11/23/07 12:23 AM
Legal Advice from J. Byron Wyndham and Associates 
I am often asked about the difference between buying property and living only in the mountains, and owning mountain property but living in a metropolitan area. Aside from the fresh air, bubbling streams, and beautiful mountain views, there are some other differences that people in the mountains take for granted, which visitors or part-time owners may not notice.
We have recently been enduring a terrible drought in Georgia. Virtually the whole state is under a watering ban that includes watering for yards, for washing cars, and for other personal purposes.
 However, the ban does not apply … (1 comments)

blairsville: It's Cold, It's Wet, It's Gray....It's Perfect! - 11/23/07 12:13 AM
I have asked a good friend and business associate Byron Wyndham of  J. Byron Wyndham and Associates Attorneys at Law to work with me in providing my readers with weekly advice on Real Estate Law in the North Georgia Mountains.
J. Byron Wyndham is an attorney with over 25 years experience in Georgia real estate law. He has represented buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and lenders within his practice. A graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, he began his practice in 1973. He has endeavored to work with all parties required in the purchase of a new home … (0 comments)

blairsville: The Secret's of A Successful Mountain Cabin Rental! - 11/23/07 12:04 AM
It's a foggy crisp fall morning in the North Georgia Mountains. You walk out on the dew dampened front porch wrapped in your wool blanket. As you bend down to sit in the porch rocker, you notice a faint silhouette of what appears to be a deer. Then, just as you get comfortable and begin sipping on your coffee, there they are....2 small fawn cautiously appearing from no where.
Now that is what I call "True freedom from anxiety!"
How would you like to experience a similar instance? Do you own a cabin in the mountains? If not, how can you possibly have the chance for the … (0 comments)

Chad Lariscy, Advocate For Mountain Living (Keller Williams Realty Partners)

Chad Lariscy

Advocate For Mountain Living

Blue Ridge, GA

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