Big Canoe, GA Real Estate News

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
The concert on the green at Big Canoe was another great success. This year there was a change as we heard the Dale Baroni swing and jazz band. This band was great and so was the weather. The turn out for this free event in Big Canoe was wonderful as well. As usual we brought food and had a good group. This years picture is Mike who had a really good time What makes the Concert on the Green so wonderful aside from the music and great friends is the setting. So while we are enjoying the music this is what we are looking at   This is the view while we are listening to the great music. If you wish to experience a great way to live in the North Georgia Mountains consider Big Canoe as the place to be. Let the folks at All Mountain Realty your Big Canoe specialists be your guide
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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The other day i posted with Pictures of my front and back yard. In the front yard I posted a picture of the "old Man" For those of you who missed it her it is ( and there is an update) So this is the old man in the yard. It is about 30 feet from the house. The outstretched arms come a little closer. Well yesterday the old man had a visitor.   So looking out the front door we had a visitor walking in the tree. My wife took this picture from inside the door. The flash went off the bear ran down the tree and everybody lived to tell the tale. But seeing this on a little above eye level walking on a branch about 10 -15 feet away from the porch will get you going in the morning better than a double Espresso. Big Canoe is full of great sights. You never know when you are going to see some new ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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There are many Big Canoe sights for folks to see. I have posted Deer, Turkey, and many other photos. I have also posted photos from my back deck. But I have never posted a photo of the old man who lives in the front of our home. So here are Big Canoe sights from my little piece of the mountains. This is what things look like from my back deck at sun rise. It really does ease you into the day. This sight is seen daily by us and others who live in our area and by the old man who lives in our front yard This "old man" lives in our front yard. He has probably lived there for over 100 years. You can see his outstretched arms. He is looking to the East so I imagine he sees the sunrise too. We visit him when we sit on our front porch in the afternoon. The canopy provides cool summer shade.Thes...
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By Mega Agent Websites
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Living in Big Canoe in the summer, in the mountains, can get kind of crowded  So you always have to be on the look out for pedestrians. You can tell they are not paying attention as they line up n the side of the road. They are looking around at the sights. And after all our North Georgia Mountains are really beautiful. But then as one whole family they seem to say ,"I'm walking here!" and strut leisurely across the road. These guys are crossing the dam on Lake Petit. They are one of many families you see in the summer. Now they may be crossing here but I am a transplanted New Yorker. When I honked my horn to get them to move I could not take another picture. The reason is I was laughing so hard at the look I got from the guardian geese who turned around to see who had the nerve to get ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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The Big Canoe community is located in the North Georgia Mountains.  Why should you consider the North Georgia Mountains in the summer ? Consider the weather. Most folks like to run to the beaches in the heat. Today I was in a Northern Atlanta suburb. When I got into my car the outside temperature registered 92 degrees. I drove back to my mountain home. As I pulled into the driveway the temperature registered 81 or 11 degrees cooler !!!! This drop in temperature is due to elevation and the great green trees in our mountains. I am 2500 feet up. You can reach 3400 in Big Canoe and in the surrounding areas get up to 3500 before you have to go a bit further North. Bottom line is the cool mountain breezes and the fresh tree scrubbed air make mountain living a dream. Want to beat the heat and ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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There are currently 270 Big Canoe homes for sale in our great community. The prices range from a low of 65,000 to just under 3 million. The range and types of homes is just one indication of the richness and diversity of our community. Now is a great time to buy in Big Canoe. The community has never been more affordable. Also interest rates below 4 percent make it even more attractive than ever. Big Canoe is a mountain community with 27 holes of golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, a fitness center, 3 lakes, 3 pools ( one indoor) and a wealth of other amenities. In addition there are over 100 clubs and events that happen all year round. As a retired air traffic control once said to me, "If I had known I was going to be this busy in retirement here I would have kept working !" I have posted ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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How does my day start living in Big Canoe ? It starts in the morning looking out from my back deck Being in Real Estate is more than sitting home and looking at the mountains. it involves seeing neighbors as you drive thru Big Canoe Some neighors are shyer than others even if you do not think so. It is not all about nature however. you have to have some fun too !! Some of the residents enjoy a good time. And why not there is plenty to do at our terraces venue. But at the end of the day you might just want to be on a boat on pristine Lake Petit with good friends a glass of wine and a great sunset.   What are you waiting for ? Ready to enjoy Mountai living? I can't think of a better or more diverse place. All of these shots were taken by me while travleing through Big Canoe  
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Yes it is Spring in the mountains. I did a blog a little while ago showing some spring pictures. These 2 pictures are a real joy. The Geese are out on Lake Petit with their babies. it is really fun to watch them. But do not get too close as mommy and daddy are very protective Crossing the road on the Dam at Lake Petit is a real sight. The parents stand out in the road like crossing guards and all the little ones scurry across . Big Canoe in the spring or for that matter any season has wonderful sights. all are different and beautiful in their own unique way. This is just one of the many sights that folks in our North Georgia Mountains are treated with. Does your neighborhood have treats like this? If not consider our beautiful mountains and come be a neighbor
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
The Mountain Real Estate Report is back . We are streaming live every Thursday on WYYZ Radio. The new show is totally on line and is gathering listeners around the world. You can listen to the show by clicking the link at the bottom of this blog. It will send you to this weeks show. I do the show with Linda Carrig and we have a good time as well as provide information to buyers sellers and investors in our beautiful North Georgia Mountains. The only downside to the show is that it is radio. So when we talk about where we are it doesn't always show through. But the first show was done with the following in the back ground. Yes that is what it looked like the day we recorded the show. We are looking toward the start of the Appalachian trail in Amicolola. This is off Linda's back deck. Int...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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It is Spring in Our North Georgia Mountains. Driving through Big Canoe is always a great experience in the Spring. You never know what is going to happen when you round a bend. These gentlemen were leisurely crossing the road. Now the interesting thing about them was they would all stop at the same time stick out their necks and gobble. They were in perfect sync. I had never seen that before. So I stopped and watched as they went away They walked across the road and up a hill and out of sight. But then I looked back to the left and .... This gent was in full display. As a child of the 60's I thought "This must be the jive Turkey". Sorry could not resist . Have a great holiday weekend all
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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Big Canoe is a beautiful place to live. I post about it and our mountains all the time. But there may come a time when you leave Big Canoe. Reasons for leaving vary 1 The roads have become too tough to drive as you age. 2 You want to be closer to family 3 You need to be closer to medical facilities 4 You have a new job and it involves commuting a lot If any of these reasons take you to the greater Atlanta area All Mountain Realty can help you. We have an office and a sister company in Atlanta. You can see Dan Johnson on our web site. He is our Atlanta guru. Dan has lived in Atlanta and is a native Georgian for many years. So if you are leaving our beautiful mountains All Mountain Realty  can assist you in selling your home here and helping you find your new home closer to town    
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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NAR and major sites all do studies of how long people look at a listing. The time is in seconds but if you have pictures , and I mean good pictures of your listing and a lot of them folks will linger longer. Today I had rather an interesting experience. I was showing a home in Big Canoe to some folks. This was their first time in Big Canoe. As we were in the house the wife said, " I have been in this home before ! I recognize this art work" Now I am thinking, they said they had never been in Big Canoe before what gives? The husband said you have been in this home virtually. The wife had seen it on line and the quality of the pictures were good enough for her to recognize the interior. This created a feeling of familiarity and ease. It made the showing go very well We at All Mountain Rea...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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The trends for Big Canoe and the jasper area are as follows; Today's Market Trends for Big Canoe * Average Listing Price: $376,710 -0.06% Average Listing Price/Sq Ft: $129.00 0.05% Total Listings: 766 2.61% Total Listings Previous Months: August July   212 214   -0.01% -0.02%     The numbers reflect the whole Jasper area including Big Canoe. However for Big Canoe you can see listings are 212. That is a number lower than we have seen in over 1 year. What this means is the Big Canoe inventory as part of the whole Pickens county area is being reduced. Good news for buyers is that prices have been significantly reduced. This is due to a re-alignment of prices in Big Canoe to the total mountain market. Big Canoe is a great buy right now . The other think is broken out the Big Canoe Sort Sale...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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Many Home owner today look for places to store their important papers. Many home Owners wear a Belt. What I mean by that is they go out and buy a safe and use it to store papers in. They look at the safes rating and decide that it is fire proof and in case of a fire their important papers will be saved.  But they need to where suspenders too! The suspenders in this case are making sue the safe is also WATER PROOF ! What do folks who fight fires use to put them out? That's right water. As a Volunteer here in the North Georgia Mountains I can tell you that some times the safe was saved but the contents looked like a big spit ball. So you have the belt, wear the suspenders too. If you are not sure about your fire proof safe being water proof use oven bags to store your things in. They shou...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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3 days a week I go to a 7 am class in the fitness center in Big Canoe. In the winter it is dark on the way there. But coming back at 8 am it gets pretty crossing the dam over lake Petit and watching the day start. The sun in ths pictue is just coming up over lake Petit. The lake is 95 acres and just clean and beautiful. When one turns around you can see the sun reflecting on the mountains. Now it is winter here but can you see any homes? They are there. Big Canoe does a great job through architectural control of making sure homes blend in with nature. In this photo there are actually some 4 and 5 bedroom large homes. You do not see them easily. If you look the other way you see Cox mountain in the distance. below is a ball field ? walking track. In addition the tennis cours are near by ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
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The mountains are great . This is part 2 in a series of mountain living tips. This part applies to Gated communities like Big Canoe or Bent Tree as well as areas not in these types of communities. Bears Bears are beautiful things to see. But you really do not want them on your front porch. There is nothing to get you going in the morning like looking out a window and seeing a pair of fuzzy eyes looking back at you . Trust me. It is better than an espresso to get the juices going. The black bears in the mountains are usually not aggressive. But they are bears so...... 1 Never, never, never, get between a mama and her cubs. If you have dogs make sure they will obey you when they are left off a leash. One of my favorite bear stories here in Big Canoe is about a lady who had two little dogs...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
We have just listed 219 Tree Topper in Big Canoe. The Tree Toppers in Big Canoe were built as vacation homes in our beautiful community. This Tree Topper is priced to sell at 145,000. It has a view of Lake Petit AND the price includes all the furnishings! This is a great affordable way to be in one of North Georgia's premier communities. This Tree Topper is 2 beds 2 baths ,as are most. However they have finished off the downstairs and made a nice sitting room. FMLS number 4311518. Contact the folks at All Mountain Realty we would be happy to show this home to you.   This Home is on a hill and has good views. This inside view gives you an idea of the decor , which stays with the home . This Home also has a fireplace. If you are interested in a home in Big Canoe which you can vacation in ...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
 Here are some of the great sights we saw in Big Canoe this year. The top photo was fun. I think if she had a camera the doe might have taken a picture of me for her Blog. The next picture down below was an exciting event. This guy was looking down at me as I was walking on the road. The camera was a little shaky but you can see why !!   This last Photo was taken of the Moubtain mist. In a way you can see that the mountains breath. Their breath rises from the trees and provides us with clean air. Think you want to get away from it all and not be in a restricted cheek to cheek Gated community? Well this is a Gated community Mountain style !! Big Canoe and for that matter the North Georgia Mountains are a great place to be.
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Last year in Big Canoe there were 92 homes sold. This year the number will probably be 75. There are currently 263 homes on the Market in Big Canoe.  The average sales price is 15 -25 percent less than 2 years ago. The good news is Big Canoe is financially strong and a great place to live. So if you have ever been to Big Canoe and went wow I wish I could live here now you can. Home prices for good 3 bed room 2 bath homes start in the 200's. However there are bargains from time to time in the high 100,000's Prices top out at 2.8 million. Now is the time to own a great piece of the North georgia mountains. If you work on the North Side of town Big Canoe's commute will be as easy or hard as any. Live work and raise a family in our great community. The pro's at All Mountain Realty are here ...
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