Explore Helen, GA
By Rick Andrews, Your Property. Our Priority.
(Century 21 Black Bear Realty)
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Since the weekend will soon be here I thought some folks might be looking for a little outdoor adventure. For those that are headed up the mountain you might want to check out one of the various tubing companies in Helen Georgia. The beautiful Chattahoochee River meanders through the mountains and Helen Georgia. The part of the river that flows through Helen is shallow and perfect for a cool relaxing tube ride. On a hot summer day it is hard to beat tubing through the north Georgia mountains. One added benefit to a few hours of tubing is getting to see your kids off their cell phones or xboxes. Getting back to nature with your family in the north Georgia mountains is hard to beat. 
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
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Many modern visitors flock to Helen Georgia in late September though October for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. But what many modern day revelers may not realize as they enjoy the festivities of the fall season is that the area was home to ancient civilizations and was a popular spot long before the arrival of European settlers. Ancient Mississippian tribes inhabited nearly all of the fertile river beds in Georgia thousands of years before the arrival of the colonists. They constructed mounds in the river valley not only to ceremoniously bury their dead, but also to have a place to build important civic structures above the alluvial flood plain. So if you take a trip to the Georgia Mountains this Autumn, spend a few moments reflecting on the rich anthropological history of the reg...
By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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About 90 minutes north of Gwinnett County, GA, is the gateway to the North GA Mountains.  Unofficially, Cleveland, GA, is probably the gateway for those coming from the eastern suburbs of Atlanta.  And only 20 minutes north of Cleveland (and Babyland General, its most famous business) is Helen, GA.  It is a Bavarian-styled village, most known for its OktoberFest and tubing on the Chattahoochee River.  Of course, we visited during one of the coldest Januarys on record... no Oktoberfest and certainly no tubing on the river.  But that doesn't mean the town rolls up and closes...  No, there is still plenty to see in Helen.  It is a lovely little town.  There are some great "Bavarian-themed" shops.  There is also a really cool model railroad that captures apline style.  Helen was on the east...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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If you have been visitng our north Georgia Mountains and Helen, you know it is cold outside and it is sometimes cold inside!  The fireplaces and fire pits have been working overtime.  I was unfortunate when i moved here 20 years ago, I got the "light, bright" home I wanted, but no fireplace.  Yes it does have a wood stove, which is okay, but it is not a fireplace.  And it is not conveniently placed to use for heat. All the heat rises to the loft level, and it is blocked by the dining area too!  If you want a fireplace, you want a fireplace!  Something you can see from your sitting area, some place you can actually roast marshmellows, or at least enjoy seeing the flames behind the glass!  Ever notice how many fireplaces you can find in a home?  One inside the house, one in the outside ki...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Driving home yesterday, I happened to look up at the mountains surrounding Skitts Mountain Road in Cleveland Georgia and all of a sudden it hit me, I missed Fall in the north Georgia mountains.  For the first time in 20 years, I missed Fall.  Yes, it can happen.  How many of you missed Fall?  I realized last night in the dark, sweeping off the tons of leaves which covered my deck and walkway to the Chattahoochee River, I had truly missed seeing all these leaves in their splendor BEFORE they fell to my deck in a dismal brown layer, rapidly decomposing thanks to all the rain we have experienced in the past weeks.  For some reason this year we have had unseasonably cold nights, not enough time to sit outside and look at the stars and smell the fire pit with a nice glass of wine.  What happ...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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This promises to be a weekend when you JUST, MUST be in Helen and northeast Georgia!  The weather will be beautiful, crisp and snappy, a wonderful example of what October should be, made for fall!  Come on up and see all the leaves, sample all the food, and just plain enjoy!  Just bring a container to take back home some pumpkins and fall flowers.  You will want some comfortable shoes, walking here is sometimes on gravel, rock and yes dirt!!!  You don't want to worry about ruining a pretty pair of shoes and our red Georgia clay is most difficult to remove, so bring comfortable OLD shoes.  Also, think layers.  It will be much cooler in the evenings and warm during the middle of the day.   The gals have plenty to do, but don't forget the guys, plan some time to take a tour of nearby camp ...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Come on to Helen, Ga, you are way out of Atlanta, and it is your way out of Atlanta!  Yes, it is raining, but you can bring your umbrella and enjoy!  The leaves are changing, but not yet at their best.  With the hard rains we are having many leaves fall before they should for optimum color.  However, I have never seen an ugly autumn here!!  Come on up and enjoy an uncommon weekend!  Think about it, can you move yet?    If you can, now is a great time to buy!  Give me a call, perhaps you can talk with a local lender and be pleasantly surprised, moving day may be closer than you think.  Dreams do come true.  Give me your wish list...let's see..
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Well friends, it is finally here, the leaves are falling!!  If you were in northeast Georgia last night and this morning, you were fortunate indeed.  Cool and beautiful are the words of the day.  If you could find a prettier day than yesterday, you are on another planet :-}  Now all of us who live  here permanently remember why we chose this wonderful Helen Georgia area.  Yes, we give up street lights for star lights.  We give up the High Museum for our local Sautee Nacoochee Community Center..visit and see why!  We have given up Chateau Elan for our very own Habersham Winery.  We give up Starbucks for the Sweetwater Coffee Shop, home of the world's best iced coffee.  We give up the Peabody and Ritz hotels for several wonderful bed and breakfast establishments in the area, if you want s...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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I promised some updates to the fall season in Helen.  Actually Fall begins tomorrow, but here is my first update.  RAIN, Rain and more rain!! Good news for those to the south of us who are needing water, the Chattahoochee River is rolling quickly through our northeast Georgia areas headed for Lake Lanier and points south.  We have been watching the rain for a week now, and if rain helps with fall color, we are in for a beautiful fall.  What is good about looking at property and homes in the rain?  LOTS..you can see any possible leaks in basements, erosion and road conditions.  Running in and out of the rain looking at houses is not the most fun you will ever have, but it has its benefits.  So, don't wait, if you are considering looking at homes in northeast Georgia, come on!  The river ...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Thinking about investing before the market rates go up?  Now is the time.  Rates are already going up an down, my mortgage lenders think it is best to go ahead, qualify, get ready and when the rate you want appears, FIRE!  That makes a great deal of sense, doesn't it?  The news media are already saying the economy is coming back, and although the rates are low, they are going up and down.  Don't wait until it is too late to get those good rates.  Investors need to contact me now in order to take advantage of some very good bargains in our area.  You know the number, you know the name, and now you know the website  http://www.FlynnTaylor.com Let's talk real estate in Helen, Batesville, Sautee, Cleveland, clarkesville and even Lake Burton!!
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Have you made plans for Fall in Helen, Ga?  You really should.  Leaf Season has many stages and you can enjoy the early fall season then come back in a few weeks and see the late fall season  Now that leaves the PEAK fall season, doesn't it?  Well, to get here for the peak fall season, you need to keep watching my blog.  When the weather wizards start predicting the "Peak", I will let you know how it looks here.  We are having a lot of rain right now.  Some of the old timers say that makes for great color, others say it knocks too many leaves from the trees prematurely, and makes for a NOT so great color.  I don't know.  That said, any fall season is beautiful.  Be sure and make arrangments for a visit.  If you want to do more than visit, you might consider moving to our area.  Visit my...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Yes, check it out, you can come to Helen now from September 10th through the 27th and then from October 1st till November 1st and enjoy Oktoberfest!  Helen is always ahead of the curve and decided long ago that one month was not long enough.  How can you drink enough beer, eat enough brats and enjoy yourself enough in 30 days!  NOT!  So you can get a jump on celebrating Oktoberfest today!!!  Just come on to Helen, go to the Fest Hall, and ENJOY.  It's free on Sundays.  Now if you lived here, you would not have to drive so far, would you?  Just consider making Helen your second home, investing now while prices are good and rates are low. Call me, I can help you make the change.  TTYL
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Are you sitting on the fence?  Have you decided to take advantage of the $8,000.00 tax credit?  If so you need to get busy right now.  You MUST have your closing on your home BEFORE Dec. 1st...that means you MUST close at the very latest on the last day of November, but don't count on that.  The closing attorneys will be very busy on November 30th.  Ensure you get your tax benefit by closing before Nov. 15th, because anything can happen and if you have waited til the last minute, you may have a delay that costs you dearly!  For your real estate choices in northeast Georgia,in the Helen Ga area,  Call Flynn at 706 839 8841,or, email me, Flynn@FlynnTaylor.com
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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JUNE 2010 Vacation Plans? Yes, make plans now!  Be in Helen, Ga for the balloon races in June 2010..Try to come Memorial Day Weekend and stay!  What a great time.  I have a collection of balloon photographs I would like to share, just to show you how much fun it is!    Now, be sure you make plans.  If you decide you want t stay (lots of people do) I can help you with all your real estate needs!!  Even finding an agent to handle the sale of your home!  Free of charge services! Visit http://www.FlynnTaylor.com
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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FORECLOSURES YOUR BEST BUY????? That is right!  You are a buyer and you want to buy a F O R E C L O S U R E...only a foreclosure!  Why? Because you have seen on TV all the coverage and the great buys you get now IF you buy a foreclosure.  So you spend your time surfing the net, looking, looking, looking for foreclosures.  Once you find that foreclosure you think you might get for 10cents on the dollar, you call your Realtor.  OR, if you are a do it yourselfer, you decide to follow through yourself.  How does this end?  Who knows, but, did you get the best value out there?   Probably not!  You see right now there are so many sellers who have reduced their homes down, down, down that often their home will sell for LESS than the foreclosure.  Right!  Some very motivated sellers right now a...
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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HABERSHAM VINEYARD AND WINERY  Just outside Helen, at Nacoochee Village you will se Habersham Vineyard and Winery, be sure and stop. Besides gifts and wonderful wine tastings, you can purchase some great local wine.  Ask Steve to help you decide.  You are on the Georgia Wine Highway and stay tuned...we will continue!    
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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GEORGIA'S VINEYARDS AND WINERIES Yes, North Georgia is going into the wine business, growing wonderful grapes in productive vineyards and changing the landscape.  Always we have had agriculture, but this beautiful addition to northeast Georgia is most welcome and beautiful.  Let's explore some of the famous Georgia Wine Highway!!!            
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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GEORGIA WINE HIGHWAY Coming to Helen soon?  Think you have seen it all?  Nothing to do after tubing?  Well there is a side of Georgia you may not have seen.  Did you know Georgia has a Wine Highway?  Yes!  Several years ago someone decided Georgia has the perfect area for growing wines and yes it is right here!! HOW TO FIND the VINEYARDS? Just look for the georgia Wine Highway sign and visit the vineyards from Dahlonega, Brselton, Young Harris, Helen, Clayton, Jasper and Tiger.  Stay tuned, we will visit them!  Aren't you glad you live close by? Helen is a wonderful place to live, don't you think? 
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Helen Georgia is beautiful and stands by itself, but you don't want to miss the other area attractions: WHAT TO SEE:  Sautee and Nacoochee. WHAT TO WEAR:  Comfortable shoes, layers and bring a water bottle, because you will want to spend some time walking around.  Don't forget your camera!  Take some close ups of the area signs and information so you don't forget once you are back home and your trip is just a fond memory! WHEN TO COME?  Anytime is great in this area, in fact you will want to come here at least four times in the year...whenever seasons change!!!  WHAT TO WATCH?  My video below!        
By Flynn Gentry Taylor, Helen, GA Real Estate
(No. Georgia Mountain Realty)
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Service is a defining word.  What makes good service?  Depends doesn't it.  In real estate service equals results in the minds of most.  Service is truly better if it produces good results, but sometimes it does not.  A service can be refusing a listing, believe it or not.  It is a service to the seller in that you have been honest about value and more than likely, they will come to see the truth in your opinion sooner or later.  Service can be trying to help above and beyond selling a home.  Finding the right "fit" when it comes to the home and the lender, so the buyer is in the best of circumstances.  Yes, if the lender does not call back, do you as a Realtor know??  Are you in contact with the buyer to see if the lender has called back, or are you waiting for the buyer to call you?  ...

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