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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 5
A Realtor saves you money. If you are buying a home and working with the listing agent you may not know to ask 1 When was this home listed? People always ask because if they think the home was on the market for a long time they can get a better deal. But in Georgia in order to get the 600 a year ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 6
Today was agility test for fire fighters. Now I am 60 . Can't believe it! Our test is State mandated and so as this was my first one I was a bit nervous. After all I am competing with "kids" We had 7 minutes to complete it. Our fire chief believes the State test is too easy so he added difficulty...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
The Army Jazz band performed in the out door amphitheater here in Big Canoe. The concert was free. Donations were taken at the door for the USO. A great time was had by all.   As you can see it was a packed house. The band was great and there was singing as well. We were brought to our feet many ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 3
On Independence day we celebrate our freedom and do remember those who make it possible. Some of those folks are you and me who must be vigilant. But does this have anything to do with Real Estate ? The answer is a surprising YES! Prior to world War 2 The real estate market in this country was ve...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
Today is fathers day and I am actually out showing property this afternoon. But I am taking a moment to post my best wishes to all those Dads out there. Don't get caught in the work trap. Remember any time you spend with your kids is quality time. So even if you can't take them to Disney world yo...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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One of the driving forces behind our housing market is market /people mobility. In some markets this is a greater factor than in others. People move. Jobs move. People are relocated. People sell to retire. A factor in this market that has a drag is the immobility that exists today. People can't s...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 6
Look at these pictures. Why aren't you calling me to live here? Look Out Mountain is a beautiful patch work of valleys and mountains. Since the Mountain is in many places a plateau you can have a rare combination of pasture land at elevation and mountains views You can be minutes from the great s...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
If you are dealing with buyers on a budget you will have noticed that interest rates have crept up this week. Why ? The Federal Reserve is selling off some of their securities and buying mortgage backed securities.  This is another effort to rid us of the toxic mess we are currently in thanks to ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 4
The following are not necessarily unique to Big Canoe. They are mountain Spring time scenes. You may wonder who the Gardener is. The Gardener is mother nature. These are the sights and smells you encounter when walking through the North Georgia Mountains in the Spring Look at this great stand of ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 5
I posted the lower falls in the nature valley the other day. If you walk about a mile through the wood you climb gently to the upper falls. in Big Canoe. Now there are also the Nancy Wolmack Falls here to. Beautiful woods. The sound of rushing water and privacy. I hope you remembered your picnic ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 5
I am featuring a community in these photos that I have been posting lately. I am going to feature, in the future, many areas here in our Mountains. You may be looking at this first photo and thinking you are in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Let me assure you this is the North Georgia MountainsWhen ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 6
In my last set of Photos I show cased Lake Petit and some of it's surroundings. Big Canoe has about 1/3rd of its area as set aside Green Space. If you walk some of the many many hiking trails you will come upon the lower falls. This beautiful sight is well worth the walk. Natural beauty as well a...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 5
Big Canoe is one of North Georgia's great communities. It is a Mountain Gem. It is over 8,000 acres. The 2 photos below are just one sample of what you can see. I took these from the top of a dam. The first one overlooks Lake Petit. The dam is the second largest earthen dam in the State. Lake Pet...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 2
This Saturday I continued to work on my volunteer fire fighting. Yes I took a day off from Real Estate. When buying in the mountains insurance prices are influenced greatly based on fire coverage. Some communities like Big Canoe have their own fire Department. And while you do pay monthly fees in...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 5
Yes first there was a strange noise and then with Camera in hand i ran out the door. I was not looking up at the sky but down at the ground. This big Tom Turkey was moving through my yard and I managed to snap him going through.He looked to be about 20 pounds. which is big for a wild guy. Ben Fr...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 6
The North Georgia Mountains are beautiful. These pictures are in Big Canoe. They are the same shot but different seasons. You can tell by looking at them why folks want to be here and why it is so beautiful here all year round. Big Canoe is amenity rich and in the Southern end of the mountains. I...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 3
Every other Tuesday the Big Canoe community has a multi agent multi-firm caravan. Even though some times it is tough to get there , it is well worth it.  You get to see new listings in person. You get to network with other Realtors. You get 15 -20 depending on the turn out price opinions on a pro...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 1
Big Canoe remains one of the best communities to be in in the mountains period full stop.  However real estate sales are sluggish. This is due to price points home owner fees and dues. In this tight economy folks are looking to cut corners. The question remains how is the value for the money ? In...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 11
Somewhere in 2007 housing began to slump. Many felt that slump and got out or changed to working with REO's or even short sales. At the same time there was a continuation of use of technology and the Internet. So what will it mean to be a Realtor in 2009? In my opinion the successful Realtors wil...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Comments 6
When I worked on Wall Street in Banking ( Yes I confess to sins in my middle youth) which was right after my earlier Woodstock youth, when ever we put in a system for the bank we would have a post mortem. If the implementation went well there would be 4 or 5 of us at the event. If it went poorly ...

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