Hiawassee, GA Real Estate News

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
This year's Georgia Mountain Fair marks it's 60th ANNIVERSARY! This means this wonderful event is providing fun, food, and entertainment to a third generation of fair-goers. The fair starts this coming Wednesday, July 21, and runs through July 31st. This year's musical acts include Roy Clark, Brenda Lee, the Bellamy Brothers, and Ray Price, to name but a few. Sunday, July 25, will feature a day of inspirational artists including The McKamey's and The Primitives. Admission to the fair is only $9 per person, $8 on Customer Appreciation Day, July 28th. The fair is held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in the picturesque town of Hiawassee on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. Hiawassee held its first fair in 1950, a three-day agricultural exposition held at the local high school. Att...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
Georgia Mountain Fair, West of Hiawassee Georgia, Great Country Musical Performances, Country Music Artists, Arts & Crafts 60th Anniversary Country music entertainers performing at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on Highway 76, west of Hiawassee Georgia  July 21 through July 31, 2010The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain town of Hiawassee. Only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and Chattanooga. Families can enjoy a wide-variety of unique venues. Entertainers scheduled to perform are: Roy Clark The Bellamy Brothers Brenda Lee T. Graham Brown Ray Price Jim Ed Brown Gene Watson McKameys (gospel) Inspirations (gospel) Primitives (gospel)   Admission  is $9.00  children under 10 years old are freeMus...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
North Georgia | Hiawassee, Towns County | Lake Chatuge | Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Leaves are already changing colors and with all the rain lately, we are on tap for a beautiful display of fall colors so are your ready for a Georgia Mountain Autumn Adventure? If you are then put the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on your "must do" list. A beautiful park situated along the banks of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Towns County is just two hours from Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, Greenville SC, and Asheville NC. Here you will enjoy a good time for the entire family with a wide variety of unique venues. Hiawassee located in Towns County Georgia held its first mountain fair in 1950. It started out as a three-day agricultural expo in the local high school and was host to 2000 attendees. But it didn...
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By Mike Kelly, GRI
(Mike Kelly Realty )
7.5 Acres  Offered at $499,000 Long-term lease or Owner-Financing available!  Property is adjacent to the proposed Lowe's in Hiawassee, Georgia. The property has 7 septic tanks, city water, 2 trailers and a bathhouse. Upper acreage has a private bored well.  Proerty is bordered on the back side by Crooked Creek. THIS IS AN IDEAL COMMERCIAL LOCATION which is just a minute to Lake Chatuge, entertaining and tourist attractions!
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By Bruce Partin
(Partin Home Inspection)
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as a need for maintenance to keep it in shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. Partin Home Inspections serving all the north georgia mountains as a certied home inspector CN#9360 and FHA certified inspector CN#B-501 can give you the confidence in buying or selling a home.
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By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
This year's Georgia Mountain Fair marks it's 60th ANNIVERSARY! This means this wonderful event is providing fun, food, and entertainment to a third generation of fair-goers. The fair starts this coming Wednesday, July 21, and runs through July 31st. This year's musical acts include Roy Clark, Brenda Lee, the Bellamy Brothers, and Ray Price, to name but a few. Sunday, July 25, will feature a day of inspirational artists including The McKamey's and The Primitives. Admission to the fair is only $9 per person, $8 on Customer Appreciation Day, July 28th. The fair is held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in the picturesque town of Hiawassee on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. Hiawassee held its first fair in 1950, a three-day agricultural exposition held at the local high school. Att...
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By Chuck Albury, ABR, e-PRO
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
   Well it looks like the Lake Chatuge lake levels have peaked for this year. The lake peaked back in May right around the 1925 elevation. We are currently as of 7/1/08 at the 1922.7 elevation. We never did make it to the full pool elevation of 1926 this year. I guess we should not complain to much. We are doing a lot better than last year. At this time last year we were at the 1920 mark. TVA has been trying to keep as much water as they can in the lakes. Thankfully they started filling them up earlier this year. The lake has been great this year. Not near as many boats and jet skies running around this year. I guess with the way gas prices are right now more people are dropping anchors in coves instead of just running around.     What ever type of Real Estate be it, Lake Chatuge Real E...
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By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Today begins Stage 5 of the Tour de Georgia, the longest and most challenging legs of the tour.  This stage will cover 133.4 miles through the most rigorous-and most beautiful-terrain on the tour, the mountains of North Georgia. Cyclists will make three epic ascents today: Burnt Mountain, Woody Gap and Crown Mountain, before making the mother of all ascents, Brasstown Bald. Brasstown Bald, in Hiawassee, is Georgia's highest peak, rising 4,784 feet above sea level and has awe-inspiring views of four states. The cyclist who makes the ascent to the summit of Brasstown Bald first earns the title KING OF THE MOUNTAIN!The Tour de Georgia is in its sixth year and is rated as the United State's highest-ranked professional cycling event, along with the Tour of California. The six stage event cov...
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By Chuck Albury, ABR, e-PRO
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
   Lake Chatuge is recovering nicely from the drought of 07. The lake is almost full. Lake lots are looking good. The lake front lots on the upper Hiawassee River section are even looking good. Based on the MLS data there is now 54 Lake Front Lots on Lake Chatuge on the Georgia side (Hiawassee, GA). Prices range from $69,900 to $1,100,000. The average list price is $477,940. The median list price is $496,000.Based on the MLS data there is now 24 Lake Front Lots on Lake Chatuge on the North Caroline side (Hayesville, NC). Prices range from $319,000 to $3,500,000. The average list price is $737,363. The median list price is $569,900.Please keep in mind that anything under the $400,000 range may have issues such as can not get a dock permit, small usable acreage, no ownership below the 193...
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By Chuck Albury, ABR, e-PRO
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
 Lake Chatuge was perfect today. With the temperature in the low 70s had to remove a section of canvas on the boat today. Can't wait until we can take the camper top off the boat. The lake temperature is rising too. Actual saw some kids being pulled on a tube on the lake today.  Based on Chatuge operating guide we are still about 2 and 1/2 feet above where we should be at this time of year. If we keep getting the rain we may make it to full pool this year.Chuck Albury and Mountain Realty presents Mountain & Lake Cabins,  Homes, Land and Lots as a REALTOR in Young Harris,GA!
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By Chuck Albury, ABR, e-PRO
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
Lake Chatuge is up!  Lake Chatuge current level as of 4/3/08 is 1922.29. That is less than 3 1/2 feet below full pool of 1926.00. The current reading of 1922.29 is higher than we ever got last year. TVA has really been trying to keep as much water as they can in the lake. Based on Chatuge operating guide we are about 2 1/2 feet above where we should be at this time of year. If we keep getting the rain we may make it to full pool this year.Not only are the lake levels up but, the lake temperature is rising too. Water temps were between 55 & 59 the other day when I was out on the lake late in the afternoon.Chuck Albury and Mountain Realty presents Mountain & Lake Cabins,  Homes, Land and Lots as a REALTOR in Young Harris,GA!
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By Chuck Albury, ABR, e-PRO
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
Lake Chatuge is up!  Lake Chatuge current level as of 4/3/08 is 1922.29. That is less than 3 1/2 feet below full pool of 1926.00. The current reading of 1922.29 is higher than we ever got last year. TVA has really been trying to keep as much water as they can in the lake. Based on Chatuge operating guide we are about 2 1/2 feet above where we should be at this time of year. If we keep getting the rain we may make it to full pool this year.Chuck Albury and Mountain Realty presents Mountain & Lake Cabins,  Homes, Land and Lots as a REALTOR in Young Harris,GA!
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
North Georgia Real Estate    North Georgia real estate is moving, but, it is not moving like it did in the last several years. In 1996 CNN stated that a small town in the North Georgia Mountains, Hiawassee, Ga. would be one of the top ten retirement communities in the USA. This statement was made because of the natural beauty of the area. In Hiawassee, we have several amenities, Lake Chatuge, the Hiawassee River, the Georgia Mountain Fair and many festivals ... face it; our largest business is the tourist industry. We offer fishing, boating, hikeing, camping and a host of other outdoor activities As a result of the massive influx of visitors and potential home owners; the building industry exploded. Over the course of the last three years housing sales in Towns County has dropped 16 % p...
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
  If you really want to know about Lake Chatuge Lake Levels in Hiawassee, Ga. , read this!Construction of Lake Chatuge Dam North Georgia began in 1941 and was completed in 1942. Chatuge was originally built to store water to help prevent flooding downstream. A single hydropower generating unit was added in 1954.The level of water in Lake Chatuge Reservoir varies about 9 feet during the course of a normal year. Chatuge Dam is 144 feet high and stretches 2,850 feet across the Hiwassee River. Chatuge has a flood-storage capacity of 62,619 acre-feet.The generating capacity of Lake Chatuge Dam is 10,000 kilowatts of electricity. Chatuge is operated for many purposes, including flood control, power generation, and augmentation of water flows for navigation downstream.Lake Chatuge Reservoir, l...
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
Hi there my name is Keith Kenner and I would like to share some information about the beautiful little town I live in; Hiawassee, Ga. When I moved to Hiawassee, Ga. in 1993 there were only three or four restaurants and two grocery store. The home building industry was moving at a normal and slow pace. Then in 1994 CNN made the statement that 'Hiawassee, Georgia' was slated to be one of the top ten retirement communities in the nation! The flood gates opened and the money and commerce was just gushing over the past several years. We now have between 10-15 restaurants and still have two grocery stores. Our population tripled and the housing market exploded. We have an abundance of new homes on the market and the market is expected to correct itself over the next year or so. The primary in...
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
There is a lot to be said for the anticipation of Spring time in Hiawassee, Ga. I have been living here in these beautiful mountains for 15 years. There are plenty of out doors things to do. For instance, if you are a boating type person there is Lake Chatuge, a 7,000 acre lake with 155 miles of shoreline that is almost evenly divided between North Carolina and Georgia. This is a great lake for boats that range in size from 25' and down. If you like to trout fish, there are myriads of mountain rivers,creeks and streams to fly fish in. My favorite hobby is getting on my motorcycle and riding it through the mountains. There is a lot to be said for the solace and serenity of the North Georgia Mountains; but , when you can incorporate a hobby with your job .... what a great thing! I have be...
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
 Welcome to Hiawassee, Ga. This is  lot #10 of the Phillips Cove  Subdivision. Developed for upscale homes located next to Lake Chatuge; this is a beautiful rolling building lot that is situated  at the end of the cul-de-sac. You have little or no traffic and end of the road privacy. The lot comes with Deeded Access to an outstanding  covered boat dock and common area. This is a beautiful part of the lake with an upscale Pavilion and Boat Dock.Keith Kenner presents mountain homes, land and commercial properties your REALTOR© in Hiawassee,Ga.!
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By Keith Kenner
(Hometown Properties)
 Provided By: Keith Kenner a Realtor in Hiawassee, Georgia Located in the North Georgia Mountains. I put this listing video together in hopes that I could help the general public to understand how important it is that they should use caution when listing their home. If you aren't careful you could delay the sale of your home by overpricing, choosing the wrong agent, or possibly putting the house up for sale before it is ready for sale. Keith Kenner from Keith on Vimeo.>Keith Kenner presents mountain homes, land and commercial properties your REALTOR© in Hiawassee,Ga.!
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By Debby McCluskey
(Mountain Realty, Inc.)
Greetings To All,My name is Debby McCluskey and I moved to the North Georgia Mountains about 10 years ago. My determination to have a life here out weighed my funds for a long time, but selling Real Estate gave me an opportunity to meet people from all outlooks on life plus see the beautiful places and homes this area has to offer. I had spent 11 years in Law Enforcement where the building contained the Sheriff's Office along with the Jail facility and Courtroom for First Appearance. It was enclosed with Razorwire and cameras. So after the kids left the nest, my husband Bill and I moved to Towns County and became Caretakers for a 30 acre Mountain Retreat for a Florida Couple that only came up two weeks out of the year. It was complete with a pond and lots of wildlife. That was a wonderf...
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By Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains
(BHGRE - Metro Brokers)
The Mountain Arts Association and many dedicated volunteers are presenting the Fourth Annual Hiawassee Festival of Arts located in the North Georgia Mountains.  One hundred local and national artists will market their wares specializing in watercolor, jewelry making, paintings, glass art and much more.Visit Hiawassee Festival onlie or call 706-896-9739 for more information.  Also, they've expanded the children's pavillion where kids can make tote bags, paint and decorate tiara's with jewelry.  Live entertainment will be provided by The World Jazz and Music Society.  The festival is August 25 and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Afterwards, on Saturday, August 26, head on over for a concert on the Hiawassee square from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a wonderful performance by the talented...
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