Blairsville Georgia Real Estate reVIEWS Category
Well the old saying that a picture speaks a thousand words holds true in this case. Santa came to visit Kaden and all of her friends at school yesterday, and I will let you be the judge on how things went.
Kaden is participating in a new program that started this year at the Union County High School. Rhonda Colwell heads up the Early Childhood Learning Center (ELCC) and is doing a fantastic job. She also has great help! We appreciate so much Mrs. Dyer and Mrs. Collins along with all the Student Teachers. They have assembled together as a great team for this wonderful new program for the Union County School System that has kicked off so successfully.
The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for occupations in early childhood care, education or any other field that may require working with young children. This program allows students the opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed for furthering their education. The education courses in the classroom foster laboratory components combine hands-on projects with a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for the most challenging programs including articulated credit through a partnerships with some USG institutions, work-based learning opportunities through the Youth Apprenticeship Program and other career- related activities, and, currently membership in the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America. For more information about the Education Program, please contact Rhonda Colwell at 706-745-2216, EXT. 1122.
Please be sure to let these Teachers and Student Teachers know what an AWESOME JOB they are doing!
I hope that you enjoy this Fall Newsletter from Blairsville Realty. Robert Rogers, Broker and Owner of Blairsville Realty stays on top of the Real Estate Market here in Union County. He decided that it would be a great idea to keep not only the customers and clients of Blairsville Realty, but all Buyers, Sellers and anyone that is interested in what is exactly going on in our local market.
Please take a few minutes and look over our latest newsletter. It is packed with a lot of great information and I know that you will find it very informative. Should you have any questions or concerns after reading our Report, please feel free to Contact Me, or simply pick up the phone and call me at 706.994.8686. As always, thanks so much for visiting me on “The Porch” today. Please come back and visit often.
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On Thursday of last week, United Community Bank and the Owen Glen Sales Team announced a limited time opportunity to reserve up to 2 lots from a selected few at drastically reduced pricing. Owen Glen, an affordable Mountain Golf Community currently has lots available from $30,000. In addition to the low prices comes low financing rates. For a limited time, United Community Bank will be offering special financing of 2.99% on a 15 year Amortization with a 3 Year Call with 20% Down.
Owen Glen is located in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains just minutes north of Blairsville, GA. It is a 350 Acre Gated Master-Planned Community. There will be Architectural Guidelines as well as protective Covenants and Restrictions. As of now those guidelines and covenants have not been finalized. They did mention that the Architectural Guidelines would favor “Mountain Traditional” but not leading to anything definite in plans. Home sites will be from 0.75 acres to larger 5 acres lots with golf, wooded and mountains views.
There are plans for several amenities for Owen Glen. The biggest of course is the Old Union Golf Course. This is a Denis Griffiths designed course, who by the way is the only American to design a golf course in St. Andrews Scotland. It opened in Summer of 2009 and I have had the opportunity to play Old Union and I can honestly say that it has the potential of being my absolute favorite course to play in all of North Georgia. It is a 7,667 yard championship length course, Par 72 with 5 sets of tees. There will be a practice facility with double tiered 400 yard grass range, two separate short game target greens, as well as a full putting green. The Golf Shop has plans to open by the end of 2009, but they are currently working out of a temporary trailer. There will be PGA Golf Professionals on hand to offer lessons and clinics.
Other amenities include miles and miles of walking and biking trails, trout fishing in Ivy Creek, and future plans of a picnic area complete with playground, pavilion, Owen Glen Community House, as well as tennis courts and a pool. Nearby you can enjoy Lake Nottely, Lake Chatuge, and Lake Blue Ridge. The North Georgia Mountains are full of hiking and mountain biking trails, charming historic towns filled with unique dining and shopping experiences, mountain streams and rivers for rafting and fishing, festivals and the list just goes on and on.
If you would like more information on Owen Glen, or I have already peaked your interest enough to want to look into a Weekend Discovery Package, please Contact Me, or give me a call at 706.994.8686. This is a Bank Owned Property and I would greatly appreciate it if you would allow me to offer you the information on Owen Glen, but only if you first learned of Owen Glen from this website. A quick registration and you will be on your way to finding out all there is to know about this great Mountain Community. I promise you, my family and I will be grateful that you did.
Thank You so much for taking the time to learn a little more about this great new community in our North Georgia Mountains. Please come back and visit me on “The Porch” anytime that you see fit. You are always welcome.
Make it a GREAT day!
Much like the Fannin County Residential Market Report, we have some positive news as well as some not so good news. I would like to begin with the not so good news and end this post on a positive note. Seller’s are continuing to be plagued with the Foreclosure and Short Sale Markets. The median Sold Price for Union County is down 25%. That is a change of almost $50,000 from October of 2008. Our average days on market for the Homes For Sale In Blairsville, GA. is up 35%. Since August of this year, we have seen a decrease each month in the number of days on market which is again mostly due in part to the number of Foreclosures and the aggressive pricing that the Banks are placing on their REO’s.
That’s all for the negative, isn’t that nice? Now for some good news. The number of Homes Sold in Blairsville Georgia continues to climb. Union County home sales are up 18%, which sounds a lot better than if I were to say 4 more than October of 2008. It is still positive news any way you slice it. The Residential Inventory in Union County is decreasing each month, down 15% or 137 fewer Homes For Sale this October. The number of Homes that are Under Contract or that have gone Pending is also up 7%, a change of 2 from last October. With new construction still very slow, our number of new properties listed are way down, 37% which is 40 less new listings than we had a year ago. This may not sound like good news, but I actually believe it is. We have a lot of old inventory that we desperately need to get rid of so that more and more new construction can begin again. Finally, our Absorption Rate is down 17%. This tells us the number of months that it would take to sell all the Residential Inventory that we currently have at current market conditions. Right now that number is 23 months.
Thanks so much for coming up on “The Porch” for another North Georgia Mountain Market Report. I really appreciate it and hope that you do come back again real soon. If you know of someone looking to Buy or Sell North Georgia Mountain Real Estate, I would be grateful if you would pass along to them My Contact information. Even better, forward them this post or a link to The Front Porch View.
The Sanctuary at Lake Nottely is an upscale gated community not far from town conveniently located to both golf, as well as you guessed it, Lake Nottely. The Sanctuary is located just under 8 miles from downtown Blairsville Georgia and not far from Murphy, NC. An absolutely beautiful North Georgia Mountain backdrop and gentle terrain makes this the picture perfect community for you and your family.
A comfortable walk through the bordering United States Forestry Service and you will be located at one of many public boat ramps on Lake Nottely. Here you and the family can launch the boat, or if you just want to take a dip in the lake to cool off, well you can do that as well.
There are currently 6 Vacant Lots available within the Sanctuary at Lake Nottely. Those prices range from $26,500 to $85,000. There are 4 Homes Available within our Northeast Georgia MLS at the time of this article. I do know of at least one other home that is not currently listed, however the present owners are willing to sell if the right Buyer comes along.
Thanks so much for taking just a minute to learn about this GREAT community right here in the North Georgia Mountains! If you have any questions or concerns about The Sanctuary at Lake Nottely or any other Blairsville area community, please do not hesitate to call me at 706.994.8686, or Contact Me. I would be grateful for the opportunity to assist you with all your North Georgia Mountain Real Estate needs.
Please be sure to check out Harbin Woods that is also gated with paved access, but leaning a little more on the “Rustic Style” of mountain living.
Make it a GREAT day!