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By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Its FARMeander season in Madison and Morgan County, Georgia!Georgia’s Piedmont is fast becoming the hub of the local food movement.  Here in Madison and Morgan County in the heart of the Piedmont, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is supporting commodity farming as well as the production of local an...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Madison Georgia  has been called the #1 small town in America - with a postcard-like downtown, surrounded by bucolic countryside, and one of the largest protected Historic Districts in Georgia. Some of us were born here (along with generations of our family before) and some of us discovered Madis...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Madison, GAChristmas Tour of Homes December 2 and 3 Day Tour 10-4Candlelight Tour 5-9 Tour Headquarters is Heritage Hall, South Main Street, Madison One of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit is the annual Christmas Tour of Homes in historic Madison, Georgia, where you'll find the largest ...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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The "real" Buckhead.  It's nearly 30 years old, but you can't tell that at all.  The owner has recently replaced siding with concrete hardboard, replaced living space and bedroom floors with hardwood and the kitchen and bath with great ceramic tile in a stylish gray. Home features a porch and  a ...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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just received the following update from Chris McCauley, director of the Madison-Morgan Conservancy:Today is a GREAT DAY for Conservation!In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 today to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. Thi...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Today's home buyers are spending MORE time looking at properties online, and visiting FEWER homes before deciding which home to buy.How do you get on the SHORT LIST of must-see homes? Great photos can make the difference!Which of these kitchens speaks to you?OR         Which of these bathrooms ma...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Are you ready for rural life? HGTV recently debuted a new series called Farmhouse Life, and in the very first episode we watched a family exchange suburban Atlanta living for a bucolic farm in Madison Georgia – offering their daughters an opportunity to live with their horses.  I’ve been helping ...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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 Finding a bargain lakefront home on Georgia’s Lake Oconee is not easy. With the average sales price this year for a private lakefront home close to $625,000, and the average sales price of an undeveloped lakefront lot nearly $450,000 – what can you buy for under $350,000?  The first thing a Lake...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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  Are you dreaming of living in the heart of Lake Oconee, with a budget under $150,000?    If your dream includes:   Privacy, with no restrictive covenants   Room to garden   Access to a lake with great fishing   And a well maintained home     All at a price that won’t break the budget – look no ...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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  You and your better half are looking for a new home, and it’s looking like an episode of House Hunters on HGTV.     One of you is focused on the house. It can’t be too old, and it must have updates like a jetted tub, and hard surface counters, and oiled bronze finishes.        Wood floors, exce...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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I have been using Madison Tire and Auto for many years now - its a low key place. No flashy web presence, not on the fashionable side of town. Just good service - they have put tires on many of my vehicles, and even a horse trailer or two. A few years ago, Scott joined the team. He brought with h...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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What a deal!  Seller has just reduced Lots 8 and 9 in Waterstone Farms on Lake Oconee to an eye-popping $59,500.  These lots have 100ft of private shoreline on the quiet north shore of Lake Oconee, and meet the Georgia Power qualifications for a max dock. Water depth is good - more than 5ft - and...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Are you thinking of relocating to Madison, Georgia? Looking for a ranch home that will make it easy to  age in place? Prefer a move-in ready home, less than 10 years old? There are some excellent choices right now, and your search will lead you to just 3 communities: Whispering Lakes - a greenspa...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Another Madison Georgia farm for sale is now SOLD! Its one of my favorite kinds of days - Closing Day, when buyers and sellers meet at crossroads in both their lives. This Madison Georgia farm is really unique - completely renovated historic cottage on 15 acres set up for horses. The property inc...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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The Madison and Morgan County Georgia market is influenced by a number of factors: The successful local charter school system makes it a top choice for families with school age children. The vibrant downtown in Historic Madison appeals to empty nesters looking to get away from the surbaban crowds...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Ever considered the benefits of becoming a landlord? I invested in rental properties beginning in my 20's - in fact, the first 3 properties I purchased had rental income - and that decision became the cornerstone of wealth creation for me. Your dream home may include a private backyard and beauti...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Quick market facts for the Third Quarter of 2014 - sales of single family homes in Madison and Morgan County Georgia market:   SOLD - 45 homes (compared to 42 in Q3 2013) MEDIAN SOLD PRICE - $231,500 (way up from $147,500 last year)   Highest sold price - $829,999 Lowest sold price - $20,000   Pe...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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  Looking for the perfect farm can be frustrating.   You have a dream. You make a list, and then another list.   You have a budget.    On paper, you design the perfect farm. You might even send your list to a Realtor® or two. You spend hours scouring the internet for the farm of your dreams.   Yo...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Just listed - classic ranch home on an oversized private lot in Buckhead Manor, Madison's most popular subdivision.           Entertaining will be a delight, with an open floor plan with separate living and dining rooms, large two level deck, and private backyard.                  The modern kitc...

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Congratulations - you've decided to buy a home in the Madison or Lake Oconee area. You've probably spent hours scouring properties online. You've researched neighborhoods, checked out county tax records, perhaps even made a call or two or three to listing agents.   Stop. Wait. Before you take the...

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