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By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
Comments 2
It's no secret that buyers are looking for ridiculously good deals. My new lead pool seems to be coming from foreclosures and finding the right one at the right price even though they are not my listings. A lot of times this is not easy work. I have to dig though records and listen to every pools...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 1
This Saturday is the Reinhardt Big Band at the Terraces. On the 4Th of July there is a fire works display. Also on the 5Th is a tennis round robin mixer. Add this to all the other things Big Canoe offers on a regular basis and you can see why we are North Georgia premier mountain community. Visit...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
Comments 2
We recently wrote a blog about QPublic sites providing public access to North Georgia real estate records.  If you're not familiar with these sites, here's a quote from their main site: "QPUBLIC offers a complete turn-key system for distributing public records on-line at a fraction of the traditi...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 1
I cannot yet post pictures so forgive me. Rain folks are working on it. This weekend we have a tennis mixer for all to play in. We have the Sconti opening, and we have a great concert at the Terraces Saturday night. Just one weekend of fun in the mountains. But that is not all. Things are in full...

By Linda Carrig
(All Mountain Realty)
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I just returned to the North Georgia Mountains from south of Atlanta and what a relief! First of all it is 10 degrees cooler here, some due to the ambient temperature (higher elevation, lower temp) and some from the incredible fauna coverage! Thick masses of trees displaying every imaginable shad...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 3
There have been some interesting goings on in Big Canoe lately. Folks outside of the community have posted with glee about a contemplated 1% sales fee on property and recently about a move to recall a director. Let's set the record straight, When you live I a community as beautiful and as amenity...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 7
Sales in Big Canoe mirror the national averages. In other words they are slow. This means that this is a GREAT time to buy. This is North Georgias' premier Mountain community. With 27 holes of golf , tennis , a fitness center, 3 lakes and so much more Big Canoe combines the Mountain experience wi...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 8
The mountains are beautiful but where should you live? You have many choices. Consider the following. How near are you to shopping? How about medical? How about neighbors if something goes wrong?  What about big or medium size cites with activities? Or consider near airports in the unlikely event...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 9
We remember the good housing market. We remember our child hoods. We also remember adventures and experiences that have made us who we are. Some not so good but many very good. This weekend let's remember those who have sacrificed all for us. In Europe the holiday is called Remembrance day. I lik...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 2
It is getting to be "high" season here in Big Canoe. We have a benefit tennis tournament for Cystic Fibrosis this weekend. We have our gardens in full bloom. The Rhodies are great this year. The DeKalb symphony will be here June 1. We also have our new Sconti Resuarant opening in late May. We hav...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
The summer season is nearly upon us. There are full schedules of activities planned in Big Canoe. Many are free. But staying here is not. Last year there were times when all the rentals were full. So if you are planning a trip here, or staying over for a wedding make your reservations. With the p...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 3
The 1 percent fee for new home owners as a fee taken at closing for Big Canoe is not quite yet proposed. There are many pros and cons to this fee. I live in Big Canoe and have owned property in Big Canoe for almost 11 years. All Mountain Realty provides services to Mountain Buyers though out the ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 0
Many people have asked about the well publicized water situation in North Georgia. Big Canoe is one of North Georgia's great communities. I am here to tell you lake Petit is full. The new reservoir is full . The water is cascading down mountain brooks. The flowers are growing the trees are greeni...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 2
Recently Chase issued its 15 declining marekt states. Other institutions have declining areas within States. What does this mean to you as a Realtor? What can you do about it?First a declining market is one where the lender has said the prices of hoimes are going down. This is often because  the ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
Comments 0
Today at the Big Canoe bus stop I ran into a neighbor that I have never met, Ellen. She had flyers posted all over her car regarding her lost dog, Sweet Georgia Brown. I recognized the posters because they were in and around Big Canoe. When I first saw Georgia's picture I instantly wanted to help...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
Comments 14
Hi Everyone,I know I'm dealing with thousands of agent in my same situation. You don't want to lose a customer by shortening the home list but at the same time the gas prices are killing us! This is especially true in a market where everyone needs to sell something before they buy. It is very sma...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 1
Yesterday I attended a seminar and they were talking about a change and a turn in the Georgia Market. The speaker was a very nice person. He was head of the GAR. I am all about good news, but.... Foreclosures in Georgia will hit an all time high this month. That is if we exceed the all time high ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
Comments 1
My husband grew up in the Atlanta area, and he often tells me about their family cabin on Lake Burton they used to escape to whenever they could.  Most of the roads were dirt, and the cabins on the lake were just that - cabins.  That area (and prices!) have changed quite a bit since the 70's and ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
Our business has it's own language. We talk about free hold, earnest money, riparian rights, metes and bounds and so on. You remember all this stuff from real estate school right? In each market there are sub sets of words and phrases unique to that Market. Our market is no different. Here are a ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 18
All of us Realtors and Sellers worry about prices. Declining prices are a problem. But let's put this in perspective. Every body that said housing prices always go up lied! Prices trend up but there have been enough blogs and posts showing a roller coaster effect where prices rise but also have d...

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