Rutledge, GA Real Estate News

By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
  You and your better half are looking for a new home, and it’s looking like an episode of House Hunters on HGTV.     One of you is focused on the house. It can’t be too old, and it must have updates like a jetted tub, and hard surface counters, and oiled bronze finishes.        Wood floors, except in the bedrooms.   And separate closets and vanities in the master – because one of you is less organized than the other.   One of you is focused on the land – the more the better. And private, with interesting trees, and room to walk the dog.        Your ideal property would have a workshop, or at least room to build one.   If there are covenants, they had better be simple. And under no circumstances do you want to belong to an HOA!   You do agree on some things, the location should be conve...
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By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
Ever considered the benefits of becoming a landlord? I invested in rental properties beginning in my 20's - in fact, the first 3 properties I purchased had rental income - and that decision became the cornerstone of wealth creation for me. Your dream home may include a private backyard and beautiful curb appeal - nothing wrong with that.  But take a moment and try on a different dream - one where you have tenants to pay most of your mortage and property taxes, while you benefit from the tax advantages and appreciation like any other property owner. This duplex in Rutledge, Georgia has a pair of 1200sf+ units, each with 2 bedrooms and one full bath, eat-in kitchen, plus living room and den. With a shortage of affordable rental housing in desirable Morgan County, you can understand why th...
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