Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Market fluctuations, economic downturn, housing slump, credit crunch, mortgage meltdown and financial crisis are just some of the terms we are hearing ad nauseam. With history as a barometer, the encouraging news is . . . it’s just a matter of time before real estate takes an upswing again. In the meantime, you’re likely adjusting your strategy to deal with today’s challenges. Here are some […]

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 […]

  Several examples of these very unusual trees, which are also know as bent trees, can be found throughout the Big Canoe community and other areas of North Georgia.  Their dramatic shapes start out with a vertical trunk that turns horizontally, at a fairly uniform height above the ground, with a prominent nose-like feature protruding […]