These rectangular structures are poultry houses. Properly operated poultry houses emit minimal odor. This is due to advancements in ventilation and drinking systems for poultry production houses that keep them relatively dry and thus free of any significant odor. In fact, it is not unusual to approach a modern, well managed poultry house without experiencing any or only minimal odors. The drier conditions in the houses also ensures little or no fly production associated with growing chickens. Occasionally, wet conditions can develop in a poultry house as a result of improperly functioning drinking or ventilation systems, but these situations can generally be easily corrected. These situations may occur more frequently with breeder and layer farms than with broiler farms because of the extended period of operation with birds in the houses. I'm a native of Gilmer County and when I hear someone ask about chicken houses "smelling".....I let them know this smell is called "money"!... more
Tom: We would be happy to assist you. We deal with investment property all the time (both commercial and residential). Our firm is unique in our ability to offer a comprehensive set of services that includes Architectural Design, General Contracting & full Real Estate Services. We would be interested in marketing your property "as is" AND with the option to finish it out. Our company can provide all of the services necessary to market the property and do the construction necessary to complete the build out. We just finished a 7,500 sq. ft. building for a client that began as an unfinished property which was appraised at $100,000 over the cost to acquire and renovate. Our client was obviously extremely satisfied. We are in the process of doing another renovations of a 9,500 sq. ft. structure that was never finished and abandoned by the previous builder. Because of the prime location of this property, we anticipate a seven figure appreciation for this property when done. Bottom line is we can get the job done and have been there done that. Our primary Design Studio, Model Center & Real Estate Development Office is in Ellijay. We also have 4 other Real Estate Offices from Blue Ridge to NC. Our target marketing demographics are out of town (FL, NY, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.).
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Happy to provide additional information here. The home is still for sale. Here is a link with all the details: http://neg.ctimls.com/Report.asp?576Neg5295974.
I have another home similar but a bit bigger and on the river you might be interest in. Here is a link to that home: http://www.modernrustichomes.com/real-estate/listing.aspx?id=223069.
Please give me a call if we can be of service.
Modern Rustic Homes
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
As Mr. Kaufman stated, no building has occured there and when I was there a couple months ago, there was needed grounds maintenance also. Local AGENTS would be able to help you.
Thank you for your question.
Judy Aselton... more
I agree with the others the only other difference maybe that earnest money might have to be in the form of certified funds. The loan application or pre-qualification process is basically the same no matter how you are planning to purchase a home.
Hope this helps you.
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Crime rates are generally quite low in all of the mountain areas, but many homeowners who are not full time residents feel more comfortable living in a gated community. The Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay is very popular because it has 4 manned gates and 24/7 security. There are several other gated communities in the Ellijay area, such as Blackberry Mountain, and Walnut Mountain that are a mix of second home and full time residents. I have lived in a couple of these communities myself and felt quite comfortable leaving my doors unlocked.... more
JoAnn has given you a good perspective on the probabilities. However, you should maybe contact a real estate agent in Gilmer County to have a Comparative Market Analysis prepared which will take all those points she made into consideration and tell you what the market may bear at this time. Talking to a real estate agent does give you the most accurate information but does not tie you down to listing at this time if that is not the most practical thing to do. Banks are not inclined to lend on unimproved land at this time with so many foreclosed properties out there, but if you can afford owner financing, it might be an option.
As in any major decision, gather as much information as you can to make your decision. You seldom make money when you sell a property, but rather when you buy it.... more
That may be a tough question to answer without actually seeing the property, Wendlyss. What does your selling agent say? Almost all "true" log homes have floating interior walls, windows and doors and an adjustment system for settling after construction is completed. This one should as well, which may remedy the potential problem area(s). Good Luck in whatever you decide.... more
I have been showing and selling recently in CCR. It's a neat community which appears to be thriving. After speaking with a homeowner and employee of CCR it sounds as if the community is doing fine as far as the health of the HOA. I'm sure you could get their budget data directly from the POA office as it should be available. They have a great community website by the way. I would be happy to represent you as your Buyer agent there and in the surrounding areas.
Yes there are foreclosures there and some short sales. It's about the same as most areas of North GA. It makes for great buying opportunities in CCR. I have really shown some great homes for very affordable prices in the last 2 months there. I just closed on a fannie mae foreclosure there too. It was in good to very good condition. Not all foreclosures are in poor condition by any means. There are lots of homes in the 100k- 180 range that are really quite nice and a good buy for 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, possibly a garage or basement or both!... more
First, you would want to get a FREE Comparative Market Analysis from a local realtor to determine what houses are selling for along the river. Our market has had a changen of nearly double digit percentages downward since August '08. Forget any appraisal from anything longer than 6 months, and to be most accurate, you need one only 3 months old, knowing it is changing daily. Bank appraisers are not going back any more than 3 months and that is who will determine what the bank will lend your buyer. It is sad but true that the N.Ga. area, including Coosawattee RR have felt this situation more in the past 6 months than any time before that. Ask your local banker how many homes he/she has on their foreclosure list. Get a copy of that list and compare your home to it. Read your local paper everyweek and in the last section, see the number of homes getting ready to go into foreclosure. I don't mean to be a wet blanket, but better you are meeting that disappointment before you enter the market, than entering, pricing too high, and not get any showings or offers. You have to be one of the best 3 values for what you are offering to get those showings and that offer. And when the offer comes in, don't be surprised when it is way below what you are asking-buyers are testing your bottom line by going way under what they might be willing to pay. Just smile, make a reasonable counter offer and let them come back or move on. There is a buyer for every house, but over pricing will cause you to miss that person. Good luck in your efforts. If you want me to give you a free Market Analysis, please contact me at 678-463-1129, otherwise go to your known realtor. We don't bite, just snarl a little!!!!... more
Charles, as Solomon pointed out...we need more info. If something is attached to the house (like a disposal) it's typically considered a fixture and transfers. If it's a foreclosure, I've seen kitchens removed entirely so anything goes.
Right or wrong, angry people, being forced to leave their homes, are taking anything that that can from homes. AC unite, hot water heaters, central vac units, etc.
If you suspect this is happening, your agent should be aggressively involved in taking measures to protect your interests. At the very least, it should be brought to the attention of the listing agent. If this is a short sale or pre-foreclosure the bank should be notified as well.... more
As stated, there are many websites including the "For Sale By Owner.com website. You might try free listings on Craig's List in Atlanta, Trulia, Zillow, LiveDeal, Hotpads, Infotube (all .com), or, research the real estate companies near your listing that appear to be selling. Sales are very slow now and inventories are very high. As stated, if you don't price it correctly, and if you don't have it is ready to move in condition for the buyer, you will end up being 2nd or 3rd choice in a field of 3, etc. When someone visits your house but buys something else, you need to look at your home again to see what caused you to miss the mark.....look through the eyes of a buyer, not a seller. Have the realtor that prepares a comparative market analysis take you out to preview your competitors and see what you prospective buyers will be seeing. Then, go back to your property and make it sparkle and outshine all those competitors!!! Good Luck to you.
Judy Aselton, Century 21 Professional Realty, Blue Ridge/Ellijay... more
Sue, you can sometimes get this information through the tax assessor records on line which shows "Recent sales in your neighborhood", and some of the online home search sites may offer a "home value" section which also provides it, but the best way is to request a Comparative Market Analysis from a local real estate agent who will prepare one for you free of charge and it will have homes matching the description you give them to research. I would be happy to prepare one for you, no obligation, if you will contact me through this website or my personal website shown below. You are approaching things correctly if you are thinking of either buying or selling by seeking current market trends in your area. Good Luck in you quest and let me know how I can assist you.... more
There is so much to do in this area. There is a great community theater in Blue Ridge, just up the road.
This is a very safe area. It is so funny to see that stores leave all their merchandise outside and it doesn't get stolen over the nights or weekends!
For a great listing of the many opportunities for play and leisure activities, there is a website called BlueMooseToDo.com. It lists classes, volunteer opportunities, resources, restaurants, etc. Good luck!... more
After taking a look at the numbers for the Coosawattee Resort, it appears that things are not really changing a whole bunch. While some months have dipped below the previous month, it always seems to bounce right back. Having said that, everything avaerages out to very little change as far as the real estate side of the question is concerned, which I think that is what you were aking about. Below you will find some statistics that I pulled from our local MLS only, so that you and others interested will be able to see exactly what is going on.
October -10 Sales
Average Sales Price $185,175
(Days On Market) DOM - 102
November - 9 Sales
Avg Sales Price $167,489
DOM - 108
December - 10 Sales
Avg Sales Price $175,250
DOM - 126
January - 7 Sales
Avg Sales Price $ 206,553
DOM - 203
February - 6 Sales
Avg Sales Price $ 176,250
DOM - 101
March - 10 Sales
Avg Sales Price $ 170,269
DOM - 113
So as you can see, it has experienced some significant highs and lows, however overall it comes close to being a wash. I hope I have been able to help out a little.
Make it an AWESOME day!