Explore Big Canoe, GA

By Peter and Margo Vallone, Georgia Mountain Property Specialists
(Mountain Home Resales, Big Canoe, GA)
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Have you driven around in Big Canoe lately with no particular purpose except to observe what's going on around us in this lovely sanctuary we gratefully call home?  Peter and I did that the other day, and we were struck by all the activity happening just outside and inside the gates.  Beginning w...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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Our company name is All Mountain Realty. Our motto is Capturing the spirit of the mountains. This is rather an interesting concept.In todays world and with folks looking to move to the mountains ,What is the spirit of the mountains? I believe we are blessed in the North Georgia Mountains. The ble...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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For us year rounders in the mountains winter can be a tough time. Now it is not so tough as say being further North but still. It gets cold. Nights are even colder . Days are short.  Still if you are in communities like Big Canoe , Benttree, or Talking Rock Creek Resorts. There are things to do. ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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Tonight, I posted a short article on our main site as a follow up to last night's vent regarding the really rude cold call I received from house.com.  Tonight's blog went over my basic procedure for cold calling potential clients, and I want to thank Ron Parise for pointing out that cold calling ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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Over the past couple days we have had House.com calling our home line repeatedly.  Today, we finally took the call from them, and we were treated very rudely by the sales rep.  We tried to lay out the exchange as best as could be remembered on our main blog site for Big Canoe real estate - you ca...

By Linda Carrig
(All Mountain Realty)
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I was looking at log cabins yesterday, previewing for a customer, and it started to snow. Not a big deal for a lot of the country but here in the mountains of north Georgia a real event...The grocery stores have been jammed in anticipation of this  for a couple days; meetings canceled long before...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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Who says Mountain property has to be billy goat steep. There are some great valleys in the mountains. The picture above show a great setting . It is 61 acres . The pond is stream fed and full of fish. This is a winter picture and the pond has been recently dredged. So there is great top soil for ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the potential Big Canoe real estate buyers out there who have called and emailed me over the past 14 days. Another thank you to all the renters/buyers who have needed a weekend of peace here in Big Canoe (the calls for Big Canoe rentals has been on the upswing ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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I am a wordy cuss so with a little help from Rick I thought I would let the images do the talking.When you look out into the mountains the leaves are down. But the sky is crisp and blue. This is some of the best time to be in the mountains. You can see the land and what is around you. You are not...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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A big question here in the mountains is how will the gated communities do in 2008. Typically the gated communities have amenities and homes are priced higher than their surrounding competition. The gated communities often draw  buyers from outside the area as well as outside the State.So number o...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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When you look for an agent in the mountains what do you look for? If you are shopping for Big Canoe Homes do you go to the real estate company inside the gates. Maybe you are looking for Lake Arrowhead homes, or Benttree homes. When you shop for a Realtor you should be looking for one who can sho...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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There are a lot of agents in this slow market that are filling up their tanks with gas and driving all over Georgia with their prospects praying that they will sell something. What they are also praying for is that they wont get lost or slammed with a neighborhood question that they can not answe...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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OK, so you want to buy land. You are singing , "Don't  fence me in"  and got the bug. If you are looking in our North Georgia Mountains and maybe elsewhere there are some things you should watch out for. There are two broad categories to choose from Developed and undeveloped land. Developed. This...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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Last night I witnessed a true spectacle of Nature.  We sat in our front of  our home in Big Canoe, husband and wife, and sipped wine in the chilled air while small grains of cosmic dust burst into fiery streaks of flame that blazed across the North Georgia sky.   About 2 AM, we decided it was def...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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The year is almost over. Hard to believe I am saying that. What is in store for us in the North Georgia Mountains for 2008. The crystal is cloudy but I think there are some interesting trends. Let's start with the gated communities.Big Canoe is in my opinion the best overall mountain community in...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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We posted on our site blog tonight regarding a co-op we started up earlier this year.  We feel it a definite positive.  Our client's listings receive added exposure, we allow potential buyers to become interested in our listings, and we are keenly aware of the other co-op agent's listings.  It is...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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While activerain.com certainly enjoys a robust community, it does suffer from one failing in that it does not really promote customer/client traffic to any site other than activerain.com!  While I really enjoy reading opinions and posts from other agents across the country,  I also would like to ...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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We did some rough calculations earlier from data acquired via FMLS and figured that Big Canoe resales are down roughly 40% in 2007 vs 2006.  Not surprisingly, there does seem to be a basic bell curve of agents and their respective sales.  Some are doing better this year, some much worse than 2006...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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I am curious if other agents are seeing any differences in activity for their particular market in relation to season.  When IBA Realty Group first started listing and selling Big Canoe real estate, we were told by established agents to expect a big slow-down once the leaves dropped from the tree...

By Karin Elliott, 14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True
(IBA Realty Group)
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I have enjoyed reading posts on Active Rain for some time now, and I decided to jump in and join you.  For those of you that to now know us, IBA Realty Group is a full service real estate broker serving the North Georgia Communities of Big Canoe, Jasper, and Bent Tree.  Our primary focus is on th...

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