Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Today it’s raining and the glorious mountain view from my home office is obscured by a heavy mist rising from Lake Petit and blending with the low-hanging clouds.  It’s November 13, and although lots of our trees are nearly bare, there are still many late-color varieties whose foliage is just now peaking at intense shades of yellow, orange and red. So, […]

Lots of people come to the North Georgia Mountains to buy a second home or a weekend retreat. With the current tightened lending restrictions, folks are asking whether mortgages are still available for second home purchases. To answer this question, I invited Steve Hale of Georgia Platinum Mortgage to write a guest post on second […]

I’m sure that everyone agrees that this is a fantastic time for buyers, and that definitely applies to mountain communities like Big Canoe. Prospective buyers this year are asking if we have any “great deals”. Absolutely we do, tons of them, but too often people are really expecting a “steal,” not a “deal”.   In Florida and some […]

Bavarian Brats, Warsteiner beer, and a lively Oom Pah Pah band were the featured fare for hundreds who gathered at a breezy Oktoberfest last Saturday in the heart of the Big Canoe Community. This annual event that officially introduces Fall in the north Georgia mountains grows larger every year and is one of Big Canoe’s most popular activities. And admission is free!   All you do is buy a couple of strings of […]

Water, Water Everywhere In Big Canoe’s Lakes For the past three years, local newspapers and TV stations have been running stories and photos of North Georgia lakes with 10-20 feet of ugly reddish-brown shorelines exposed and dock pilings suspended over drought-parched lake bottoms.  By contrast, Big Canoe’s lakes, Petit, Sconti and Disharoon, have receded a scant 10-15 inches so far this year.  Our three […]