Blairsville Georgia Real Estate reVIEWS Category
In an attempt to Reduce Emergency Response Time in Union County, residents may have to put up with a little aggravation. There will be more than 13,000 marker signs put in place throughout Blairsville and all of Union County. This means that your current address may change. “Boy, I am glad I didn’t spend the money for that new Address Sign Engraved with our Family name on it!” I am sure that this is going to inconvenience a lot of folks out there, but an aggravation that could even save their Mountain Home or even their own lives.
There are 2 Very Important things to know if you are a Primary Resident or even if you own a Second Home, or Vacation Home in Union County.
Do NOT move the Markers once they have been put in place.
It is very important that you do not move these markers once they have been put in place. The Numbering System is determined by the Distance to your Drive-way from a major intersection. Once the System is in place, it will be possible to locate an address based on mileage from that intersection. The System calculates a maximum of 1000 Addresses per Mile, so that gives the County the ability to assign an address every 5.28 Feet allowing for plenty of room for future growth.
Do NOT use the New Address until officially notified by Union County.
If you are affected by the change, and there is a very good chance you will, then there is some Good News. You will have 6 Months to notify everyone of your New Address. During this time, the Post Office will deliver your mail to both your Old and New Address.
With this New Addressing Method in place, Union County should never have to re-address again. Commissioner Paris was quoted in The North Georgia News as saying “Our current numbering system is seriously outdated which could hamper response time in an emergency situation.” He did also go on to say “Most street and road names will remain the same, with only house numbers changing. However, there may be some road name changes but only when necessary to clear up confusing situations.”
I know that this will be such an aggravation, but I understand why the County is making the change. Please keep in mind that this is being done primarily for the safety of everyone in Union County. A little inconvenience now could save a lifetime of memories down the road. If you have any questions for the Commissioner, you can call him at 706.439.6000, or email at Union County Government.
If you don’t have an Address in the Blue Ridge, or Blairsville Georgia area and would like one, I am Your Man! I would be grateful for the opportunity to work with you for all of your Real Estate needs in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains. You can Contact Me or pick up that phone and give me a call Right Now at 706.633.8186. I would really appreciate it.
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The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce has named Blairsville Realty as Business of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2009! Our Broker Robert Rogers, has been in the North Georgia Real Estate industry since 1995, and he is a native of Union County.
Robert is very glad to be back at home in our current location in Blairsville, Georgia. Robert previously owned and operated Rogers Realty Group from 2003 to late 2005 when he was given an offer he couldn’t refuse to purchase his company. After selling in 2005, Robert remained in Real Estate, but concentrated his time and energy in development. Robert has been involved with the development of 3 North Georgia Mountain developments. He was involved with the development of Harbin Woods in Union County, Meadow Brooke in Towns County, and Pinnacle Ridge in Rabun County.
After somewhat regretting the sale of his Real Estate office, Robert had the opportunity to buy it back which he felt was the perfect location in Downtown Blairsville, GA. He wasted no time with the purchase, and merged companies with his Brother David Hancock who at the time owned and operated Blairsville Realty. Blairsville Realty has been a recognized name in Real Estate around the Blairsville and North Georgia Mountain Area for over 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »
In a recent article written by Norman Cooper in our North Georgia News, he quoted Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris as saying this, “we have projected our 2009 expenses to be covered without a Property Tax Increase.”
Based upon a public hearing that was held back in December of 2008 where Lamar Paris went over Union County’s budget for 2009, he also stated “…we are thankful with the economic slow down that we will be able to maintain our 2008 budget.”
This is great news for Union County Residents here in the North Georgia Mountains. Last years Tax Increase was substantial in my opinion so it is good to hear that our Property Taxes will be remaining the same for 2009.
One thing that I also read in the article that disturbed me was the fact that there will be an increase of 3.3% for Health Care for Jail Inmates of Union County. A total of $124, 050.03 is budgeted for this year to cover this cost. Are you kidding me? One thing I don’t get involved in and especially on my site is politics, but I guess I just haven’t ever realized that we are paying for Criminals to have Health Care when so many Law Abiding Citizens are struggling to afford it, even if they have it! Unbelievable. Commissioner Paris went on to say, “Health Care for inmates continues to be a huge cost that is, unfortunately, a part of owning a jail.” I agree Mr. Paris, it is unfortunate.
There are many ways to research Property Taxes here in Blairsville Georgia, and all the other surrounding counties. If I can be of any assistance to you, or if I can provide you with any advice such as how to save on your Homeowners Property Tax, please call me at 706.633.8186 or you can email me at [email protected]. Thanks so much for visiting and come back often.
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North Georgia News has reported that Union County High School in Blairsville Georgia, has achieved a Gold Award under Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS). The accountability is based upon the students performance on Georgia curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Executive Director Jennifer Rippner Buck was quoted as saying, “It is my honor to congratulate your school as a winner in the 2008 Single Statewide Accountability Systems Awards. Your hard work and that of your students, faculty, and community has earned your school a Gold Award for making great gains in student achievement.” Read the rest of this entry »
It’s begining to look……well, just like Christmas here in the North Georgia Mountains. Union County kicked things off last weekend with their annual Christmas on the Square in Blairsville, Ga. The parade started right on time and it was very festive. There was so much participation this year making it one of the best parades yet! I have put together an edited video of the parade for you to view. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This really gives you a great idea of just how wonderful it is to live in a small town in the Mountains of North Georgia, where everyone knows Santa!
2008 Union County Christmas on the Square Parade
I hope you enjoyed watching the 2008 Union County Christmas on the Square Parade in Blairsville, Georgia. Christmas is a special time of year, and I wish you and your Family a Joyous Holiday Season!
If you enjoyed this post, here is another post that you might enjoy reading as well. There are many activities and sites to see this time of year in Blairsville and the North Georgia Mountains. If you should have any questions about the area, please feel free to CALL ME at 706.633.8186, or you can Email me at [email protected]. Thanks so much for coming up on The Porch, and I hope you come back real soon!