Dahlonega, GA Real Estate News

By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
First MLS is only showing 9 closed sales for October in Lumpkin County. Four of them were foreclosures and 2 were short sales. In other words two thirds of the closings were distressed sells. We have 215 homes listed for sell and an additional 47 under contract in the county.   The highest sales price, $550,000 was in Achasta and the lowest was a double wide on Gordon Seabolt Road for $53,000.   The townhouse / condo section has 19 active listings and three more that were under contract. There were 2 closed sales in October, a townhouse in Achasta for $402,000 and one in River Knoll for $167,500.   We still have 236 lots on the market. Three more are under contract and no closed lot sales in October.   There are 102 land farm listings on the market and only one more that is under contra...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
   1366 Clay Creek Falls Rd 2 Bedroom 2 Bath For Rent $550.00  1366 Clay Creek Falls Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533 8 Photos 2 Bed, 2.0 Bath924 SF Tour # 2922649   This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is just a short drive from downtown Dahlonega as well as the elementary, middle and high school. It is on a large 1.5 acre wooded lot. It has central heat & air. The heat and stove are gas. The tenant is responsible for filling the propane tank. Rent is only $550 per month and there is a $550 security deposit required. There is a $30 application fee and we do pull credit. For more information, please contact: Alan Grizzle Chestatee Real Estate Dahlonega, GA706-867-0196706-344-7096 Cell706-864-0367 Fax Information supplied by sellers. Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Buy an engraved brick for Christmas   The perfect holiday gift. An engraved brick in front of the Gold Museum in the center of Dahlonega that permanently displays your name or business or loved ones. All money donated goes to maintain the Gold Museum and keep it open 7 days a week. And money donated is tax deductible. Walk by the front of the Museum and see the bricks laid so far. Bricks ordered by Nov 30 will be installed before Christmas.    Order web form at   http://randyrick.us/FODGM/FODGMBrickDonation.pdf    Information provided by the Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.  
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Gold Rush 2012 at a a glance!Saturday, October 20, 2012 9am-6pm: Craft and Food Booths will be open 2pm: King & Queen Coronation 3pm: Parade will begin 6-7:30pm: Saturday Night Concert on the Main Stage (in front of the Dahlonega Visitor Center)Sunday, October 21, 2012 9am-6pm: Craft and Food Booths will be open Stage Event Schedule Saturday, Oct. 20th 10:15 am - Old Timey Fashion Show10:45 am - Buck Dancing Competition11:15 am - Kid's Treasure Hunt12:30 pm - Clogging Competition2:30 pm - Hog Calling Competition4:00 pm - Cross Cut Saw Competition For the complete schedule, parade registration information, 5k information and stage schedule follow the link below! SEE THE 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!   Information provided by The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
SOLD! Craigslist  Foreclosure With Great Views $205,000.00  88 Hallmark PL, Dahlonega, GA 30533 21 Photos 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath3161 SF Tour # 2886102   Great views! Great Price! This bank owned home needs someone to finish it off and make it their own. Custom home. It will require a cash buyer or a construction loan to purchase. For more information, please contact: Alan Grizzle Chestatee Real Estate Dahlonega, GA706-867-0196706-344-7096 Cell706-864-0367 Fax Information supplied by sellers. Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
Are you in the market or considering buying mountain land ? If the answer is yes then this weeks show on the Mountain Real Estate Report is a must listen. Buying land comes with its own set of rules and requirements. In fact in different counties within the State rules can vary. So you really do need a pro to help you through the process. The Mountain Real Estate report is heard every THursaday at 10:30 am Eastern on Wyyz radio 1490 am in Jasper. Or you can listen to it streaming on line at the wyyz radio web site. Just click the button that says the croc. Or you can use this link immediately below or the link at the bottom of this blog. http://allmountainrealty.com/shows/DW_B0471.mp3 Buying mountain land can be tricky. So if you are looking to buy in this great market right now this sh...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
First MLS is reporting 21 single family homes that sold in July. Fourteen of them were foreclosures. We have 213 homes listed for sale as of 8/6/12 and 51 more that are under contract. The highest sales price was $385,000 at 228 River Drive. The lowest sale price was $30,000 it was a foreclosed double wide on Sain Drive. There were two foreclosures in MONTALUCE listed for $220,000 each. The sales price is listed as $420,000 for each. They sold by the same agent on the same day. I suspect that they sold as a package deal. There are 25 townhouses or condos' on the market. There were no townhouse or condo closed sales July There 240 lots on the market and only 1 closed sale in July. It was a foreclosed lot in Georgia Springs. It sold for $14,300 In the land farm section of the MLS there a...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
I just added a new Dahlonega Georgia House Finder web site in addition to my other web sites. Here is the link http://www.dahlonegahousefinder.com/ All the listing data is pulled directly from Georgia MLS. I hope you find this site helpful. If you or anyone you know needs to buy or sell a home in the Dahlonega area please give me a call.
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Complements of the Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.         Downtown Dahlonega will Remain Alive After 5:00 for the Summer Shopping Extravaganza   Enjoy live entertainment while supporting locally owned shops and restaurants between 5 and 9 PM on the evening of Monday, July 30. The event will feature Kurt Thomas on the Welcome Center Plaza as well as extended hours, samples, discounts, and specials at the 25+ participating downtown businesses.     "The summer Shopping Extravaganza is a family event. We encourage everyone to come into town to shop and to celebrate our great community!" said Andrea Lee, owner of The Embroidery Shop.  "This is also a great opportunity for our local shoppers to beat the summer heat and take advantage of the special offerings sin...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Below is the 2012 schedule of events for the Dahlonega Georgia 4th of July celebration, complements of The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.   Dahlonega Firecracker 5K / 10K Fun Run     SCHEDULE   7:30 am - Dahlonega Firecracker 5k / 10k Fun Run Start (Registration at 6:30 am)  Located on the North Georgia Drill Field    Click Here HELP US BREAK LAST YEAR'S RECORD!  REGISTER NOW!!     Tuesday July 3...Early packet pickup at Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Wednesday July 4...6:30 am packet pick up; 7:30 am 5k/10k start; 9:00 am Fun Run Starts   2nd Annual event with new things for 2012...Great Custom Awards, great shirt, great festival afterwards. Com celebrate the 4th of July in the North Georgia Mountains   Event Overview After you finish the race, we're ...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
First MLS is reporting 13 single family homes that sold in April. Ten of the eighteen were foreclosures. We have 224 homes listed for sale and 51 more that are under contract. The highest sales price was $300,000 at 647 Crooked Creek Dr. The lowest sale price was $20,900 it was a double at 161 Nottingham Ln. There are 28 townhouses or cods' on the market and one more under contract. There were no townhouse or condo closed sales April. There 267 lots on the market and only 2 closed sales in April. One was 3.32 acres on Cousins Ln. for $29,500 and a ¾ acre lot in Hightower Overlook for $15,000. In the land farm section of the MLS there are 100 active listings and 2 more that are under contract. There were two sales in April, 12,39 acres on Lee Mount Zion Church Rd. for $49,504 and 4 acre...
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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
The Bear on the Square Festival in Dahlonga Georgia is a great kick off to the Spring / Summer season in our North Georgia Mountains. The festival is a free event featuring musicians roam all over our Mountains Here is just one of the many groups that camped out including a clogging platform for those who were so inclined. Below you can see just one of the streets filled with folks and musicians playing The whole square was full for the whole weekend. The Gold Museum is in the photo below. It sits ion the center of the square. Dahlonega was the site of the first gold rush in the country in the 1820's. People still pan today .   So after all that walking around and listening to music, What does one eat to capture the Mountain Spirit? While I cannot bring you the flavor of the food in thi...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
First MLS is reporting 18 single family homes that sold in March. Ten of the eighteen were foreclosures. We have 222 homes listed for sale and 44 more that are under contract. The highest sales price was $328,000 at 80 Robinson Rd. The lowest sale price was $35,200, it was a 1 bedroom 1 bath home on Dolly Ln. The most interesting closing was a foreclosure on Fortner Road. It was listed for $22,000 and it sold for $36,500. There are 28 townhouses or cods' on the market. One sold in March. It was at 56 Cane Creek Commons and it sold for $71,000. There are no bending contracts on townhouse at this time. There were no developed lot sales for March listed in the system. There 258 lots on the market and only 2 pending sales. In the land farm section of the MLS there are 101 active listings. t...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Craigslist  4 be3droom 3 Bath Home For Rent in Dahlonega Georg $1,100.00  360 Yellow Bluff Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533 16 Photos 4 Bed, 3.0 Bath2408 SF Tour # 2720993   This 4 bedroom 3 Bath home is just about a 10 minute drive from North Georgia College and downtown Dahlonega. It also has easy access to Ga. 400. The home is in great condition and comes with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. In addition to the bedrooms there is an office. It is on a 2 acre lot with a nice pond and stream. Rent is $1100 per month, there is a $1,100 security deposit and a $30 application fee. We do pull credit. No pets, No Smokers. For more information, please contact: A...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
As of  March 9 we have 213 single family homes listed in First MLS for sale in Lumpkin County.   We show an additional 43 homes under contract. First MLS list 17 homes that closed in the county during February. Of the 17 homes that closed 11 were foreclosures.   The highest sales price was $375,000, a home in Achasta. The lowest sales price was $10,000 a doublewide on 2 acres that needed lots of work on Broken Lance Dr.   We show 28 townhouses or condo's on the market and one contract pending contract and no closed sales for February   There are 244 developed lots listed for sale. There were no closed says in February and none listed as under contract. The Land / Farm Section of the MLS list 102 active listings. There are 5 properties listed as under contract and one sale for Ferruary. ...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Thinks may be starting to turn around at last. Three of my listings sold in January. Two of them were in Dahlonega and the other in Dawsonville. None of them were foreclosures however the one in Dawson was a short sale. I have two closings set for February, those two are not my listings They are foreclosures that I have found the buyer for. The number of homes on the market has dropped. We were averaging a little over 330 homes for sale in the county. We now only have a little over 200 active listings. I have several buyers actively looking for a home that I can't find what they are looking for. Some of the foreclosures that come on the market are actually getting multiple offers and sell above asking price. There was on that came on the market for $22,000 a couple of weeks ago that dre...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
January 2012 Sales.     As of today Feb. 8 we have 204 Single family homes listed in First MLS for sale in Lumpkin County. We show an additional 43 homes under contract.   First MLS list 13 homes that closed in the county during January. Of the 13 homes that closed 7 were foreclosures. The highest sales price was $320,000 at 518 Ranch Mountain Drive. The lowest sales price was $12,750 at 293 Candlewood Drive, it sold for the land value only. The house was mostly torn down and could not be saved. There was a double wide on Shady Ln. That sold for $14,000.   We show 28 townhouses or condo's on the market and one contract pending contract. There were 3 closed townhouses or condo's sales in January. The highest sale price was $158,000 in The Summit and the lowest was $67,000 in Cane Creek C...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
As of January 6 2012 we have 211 single family homes listed for sale in First MLS. That is 10 less than last month. We show 26 more that are under contract.   According to First MLS 13 homes sold in December. Seven or just over 1/2 of them were foreclosures. The highest sales price was $269,300, a home at 616 Deans Drive in Parks Ridge subdivision. The lowest was $32,500 a foreclosed mobile home at 312 Emeley Drive. It is interesting to note that the home on Emeley Drive was listed at $25,000 and sold for $7,500 above asking price.   There are 26 townhouses and or condo's on the market. Two more are under contract and none sold in December.   We have 223 developed lots on the market. That is 16 less than last month. Two more are under contract. There was only bone closed lot sale in Dec...
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By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
Foreclosures are still setting the market prices .       If you have the ability to invest in Real Estate now is the time. You can buy something for much less than you could build it for.       I expect the rental market to be strong for the next several years. Everyone that has lost a home to foreclosure still needs a place to live. It will take them several years to rebuild their credit to the point they can buy another home. Many of them will be excellent tenants.They are good people who through no fault of their own lost a job and had to take something making much less than they were making. They will take care of the rental home they are living in and they will pay the rent on time.       Land prices have fallen like a rock. If you do not want the hassle of owning a rental home but...
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