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By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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It is the summer active season in our North Georgia mountains. People are in pools . People are hiking. It is tee shirt and shorts weather. But some folks are frozen.  What causes  " the big chill."1 There is an election coming up and I am worried about who is going to win2 There is a potential r...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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I once heard a national horse dung salesman (training guru) say that we are idiots for going to closings. Claimed he went to his first closing and deemed it a waste of time. He sends people to get the check.I view it as an opportunity to cement the relationship for down the road. You can also hol...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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It’s been a rough ride for a long time in the real estate market, but as we peek in the rear view mirror, we can see that almost all parts of the country have completed the recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. I...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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As we enter 2016, the question of “how are things going?” has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over yea...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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After suffering through what was at least arguably the worst real estate correction in history, most of the surrounding county markets seem to be coming back. For some reason, Pickens is trailing behind. Following are three charts to illustrate (residential listings only): This chart represents t...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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 In 2011 I looked at seasonal home sales in Pickens County. It covered the previous eight years of sales, and concluded that Spring/Summer and Summer/Fall were the best selling seasons, with Fall being slightly better.  I decided to revisit those numbers and do it a little differently. This time ...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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 The second quarter review of real estate in the metro Atlanta area was very interesting. Everyone raves about how hot real estate is in Atlanta, and most people complain that Pickens is much slower in performance.  Looking at the numbers, we find that listings are up slightly in Atlanta while sa...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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There are currently 296 homes for sale in Big Canoe. This number is down from last year as the economy turns around and there are more buyers out there. The good news is if you are looking to buy in our North Georgia Mountains, including  Big Canoe, prices have never been greater for buyers. Inve...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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In Pickens County, Georgia we have heated subject that recycles itself from time to time regarding our lack of school tax exemption for senior tax payers. In fact, most counties in Georgia do not have the exemption.   Before I begin, I will state that I am a senior. I hate taxes. I do not belong...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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There are currently 266 Big Canoe homes for sale. This number is down from the high of 313 during the housing crisis. Last year 139 homes sold in Big Canoe. This is up by 49 homes from the previous year. What does this all mean? It means if you are looking for a great North Georgia destination to...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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Here is a brief overview of the 2014 year end numbers in Pickens County compared to a year earlier.   While there are still naysayers on the return of the real estate market, I think most would agree that sales and activity are much better than a couple of years ago. There are a lot more statist...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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Aside from “how is real estate doing?”, the question I’m probably asked most is “when should I try to sell my house?” The answer is pretty simple … whenever you get serious about selling instead of trying to play games. Make sure you are committed to the process instead of fishing.   Autumn in P...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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If you owned a home in Miami, would you call an agent from Atlanta to list it for sale? If you answered yes to this question, you can stop reading this and go to the classifieds or something. If you’re still reading I assume you would not hire an agent from Atlanta to list a home in Florida. Why...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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Jasper Georgia is a quiet great place to live. jasper homes average, outside of the gated communities,  150,000. So you can live on an acre or more in at least a 3 bedroom 2 bath with out breaking the bank. "Downtown Jasper" , I am an ex NYC kid, so I am a bit of a downtown snob, is growing with ...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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If you were thinking about a mountain home Big Canoe is a great buy right now. There are over 300 homes on the market in Big Canoe. You might say, " Whats wrong in Big Canoe. I am here to say as a resident of this great community nothing.  Circumstances have slowed the growth in our mountains. Pe...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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So many of us cast the net of marketing wide and get many different questions. One that I get a lot is are you the listing agent ? Can you help me find the listing agent ? I ask them why. Well ,(in the case of the foreclosure) they represent the bank. Why in the world I think would you want to de...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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You have to take Atlanta out of the equation when you are talking about the North Georgia Mountains. Here is what we are seeing. Homes sales are up. I am even getting stuck behind cement trucks again, which means new construction. Prices in our area are about 4 to 5 percent higher than they were ...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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This is a crazy market we have in Pickens County. Last week we put a home under contract at full price plus closing costs. Also taking place last week was a bank auction where my partner bought a nice three acre lot, very close to where I live, for $1250! Lots in the area typically go for $30-50,...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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The Old Fashioned Barber Shop is going strong in Jasper Ga. Founder Mary Caraway has made the shop one of the most popular spots in town. The shop features large old time barber chairs, a coffee pot that is always full, and most importantly a place to go for a great hair cut. Town news is often e...

By Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
(AllMountainRealty.com)
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Well we really have been in the news as Big Canoe once again gets snowed in. Of course all the scenes are Atlanta, including the stuck cars etc.,  So what do things look like in the North Georgia Mountains in the snow ? This first image is part of our winter wonder land. The trees are covered in ...

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