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Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide

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Regional Artist Deb Collins_____________

Before the Regional Guide was born there was a coalition formed by a few unstoppable

visionaries who believed if the rest of the world knew more about our beautiful and wonderful region, they would come straight here! The coalition worked many miracles including an incredible booth at the International Conference in Orlando! Perhaps the longest lasting miracle is the painting donated to the NEGBOR by Deb Collins. According to Deb, “It was so much fun to work with the coalition on the original painting for the trade show. When deciding on the imagery that would best portray the region’s beauty, we decided on a wine theme. The simple fact that there is a wonderful collection of wineries in this area is pretty much a well-kept secret. Once I began the painting, it simply flowed. With the worldwide appeal of wine and the potential exposure to attendees from all around the globe...it was an amazingly exciting project.” We would like to thank Deb Collins, all the contributors, and the coalition for all their selfless hard work, generosity and pressing vision!

“Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Coalition” by local artist Deb Collins. The Painting adorns the lobby of the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors® (NEGBOR) office in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Mary Lynn Durfee Cover Photo courtesy of Stuart Wade/Envision Virtual Tours

The Tangerine Frog ~ Russ & Deb Collins Deb has painted professionally since 1988. Her body of work includes over 400 print images and a collection of licensed products. Her first fifteen years of work, all in watercolor, centered around the world of nature... portrayed in a highly-detailed style. The year 2003 brought about a change in medium. When the artist is asked about her move to acrylics she remarks “I’ve never felt such a freedom while painting…the new techniques I’m discovering have brought such a depth and sense of ‘being in the moment’ to the work I’m doing now.” Deb’s work now features what she likes to call “lifestyle imagery”. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Deb has called the beautiful mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia home since 1991. Once known for her watercolor pieces featuring florals and hummingbirds, Deb’s portfolio now includes a broad range of subject matter that centers itself around trends and the exciting changes visible in the world of décor. When asked what she’d like the viewer to take away from her art, she simply answers “Enjoy”.

Welcome to our first issue of the...

Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide Presented by the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS®

Our goal is to provide the visitors and the residents of

our beautiful Mountains and Lakes Region with one resource for your real estate needs... and beyond! Besides being a resource, we desire to create an experience where you can enjoy the journey and truly get to know our beautiful region. You will not only have listings to search for properties, you will have related businesses and stories about the region and the people and businesses who genuinely want to know you... beginning with our advertisers! Join us in thanking all of the advertisers for investing in the vision to reach you! Deadline for May/June Issue: April 7th For distribution, articles, media kit or advertising: Contact Ashley Owens @ NEGBOR Office 706.781.3030 ~ ashley@negboard.com or email Mary Lynn Durfee, Production Manager: marylynn@MountainLifeNow.com ©COPYRIGHT 2009 - Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. Information in this magazine is not warranted; publihser and advertisers are not liable for errors. Prices and conditions of printed materials are subject to change without notice.

Index of Advertisers* Appalachian Community Bank............................................7 Bank of Hiawassee...............................................Back Cover Blairsville Surveying.............................................................9 Brasstown Valley Homes & Land.........................................9 Century 21 Scenic Realty...................................................3 Diane Bagget.........................................................16 Aric Drott.................................................................16 Mary Lynn Durfee...................................................22 Liz Green; Teresa Newell......................................20 Century 21 Professional Realty/In The Mtns; Judy Aselton...9 Coldwell Banker High Country Realty...............................14 Durfee Custom Cabinets......................................................21 ERA The Real Estate Connection/Wayne Burke.............19 Exit Realty Mtn Properties; Shelagh Whitney...................18 Georgia Carolina Premier Properties................................17 Harrison Development...................................................12-13 Key Realty; Kelly Stewart....................................................19 Love Those Mountains Realty.......................................10-11 Mountain Realty...................................................................23 Napa Auto Parts...................................................................20 Panaprint.................................................................18 Real Estate Masters, Inc.......................................................9 Refined Designs...................................................................16 Re/Max Hiawassee Realty....................................................21 Mary Hedden..........................................................15 McDream Team.........................................................8 Stephens Federal Bank........................................................19

*Please keep in mind that most, if not all, of our Advertisers serve the region and not only the location of their business. Thank you!

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CABINS

NEWER 2BR/2BA CABIN IN THE WOODS, GREATLY REDUCED! Lg FR in BSMT, room for 3rd BR & stubbed for 3rd BA. Close to Lake Nottley. Freddie Mac #179146, $159,900 call Lynne

UPSCALE MTN LOG HOME W/YRRND VIEW OF BRASSTOWN BALD! 3BR/2.5BA log & stone ext., stone FP w/gas logs, huge porches & decks. MLS#180307, $269,900 Diane or JoEllen

SPECATCULAR MOUNTAIN HOME W/ WARM COUNTRY FEEL! Outdoor fireplaces, lg covered decks, great views! Open kitchen, coffered T&G ceiling, Upscale. MLS#181401, $395K. Rick or Diane.

3BR/2BA CABIN IN THE WOODS! Gorgeous MTN Views, custom cabinets, ft-c rock FP, cath. ceilings. Minutes from golfing & Lake Chatuge. MLS#177419, $235K, call Rick or Mary Lynn

HOMES

LOVELY VIEWS, LARGE DECKS, NATURAL BEAUTY IN & OUT. Custom blt w/ picture window views! Lg mstr suite, jetted tub. Pantry, 2 car garage, 3BR/2.5BA, more. MLS#179604, $329K, call Robbyn

REDUCED! HOME ON GOLF COURSE 4BR/3 full BA’S & 2 half BA’S. FP, den/office, LR & DR, gar, decks w/great views on the 10th fairway. 1 lot from Clubhouse, gated comm. owner/agent, MLS#146635, $475K, call Rick

ADORABLE 2BR/2BA + 2 CAR GARAGE, low maintenace, seasonal Brasstown Creek/Mtn. views. Move-in ready (furnished). Well-kept home in Young Harris. Lots of storage, hobby room, deck, Fireplace. #181035 $199,900. Mary Lynn

STEAL THIS! NEW 3BR/2BA/2 car garage, easy access, near Lake Nottely, hickory HW floors, 2 fireplaces, cherry custom cabinets, granite CT, huge unfinished basement! Quaint neighborhood! #167564 $249,900 call Mary Lynn

WATERFRONT

165 FT OF DEEP WATER FRONTAGE ON LAKE CHATUGE. Wide cove w/LAKE & MTN views! Cov’d boat dock w/swim platform & slide. 4BR/4BA, lg bedrooms. MLS#140564, $699K, call Diane

144 FT LAKE CHATUGE FRONTAGE W/BOAT SLIP & RV HOOKUP. 3BR/3BA Ranch. Premier location of upscale homes. dbl gar w/lg workshop. MTN views! MLS#171059, $1,300,000 Diane

Affordable Lot on lake Chatuge!! Overlooking Chatuge Shore Golf Course! Nice Quiet Cove...Could have year round lake and mountain views...Nice area in Clay county. Dock & Septic permits available..$389,000 Mls # 177118 call Teresa

HWY 76 & BEAUTIFUL LAKE CHATUGE! REDUCED! Great commercial property 2.401 acres, 270’ on Lake, 380’ on Hwy 76, pvt beach w/offices & residences in place. MLS#176511, $800K Diane or Rick

ACREAGE/DEVELOPMENT

188 ACRES OF OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY OR THE PERFECT PRIVATE ESTATE! By far the most beautiful acreage we have ever had the priviledge to list. Situated less than 8 miles from town and featuring 3,000+/- ft of paved hwy frontage, more than 6,000 ft of flowing creeks and streams, mountain springs, TWO beautiful small waterfalls, large area of fenced pasture land, large area of wooded land, a gated entrance, two barns: one is 34’x11’ the other is 34’x50’ 8-stall horse barn, plus well over 8,000 ft of board fence. The photos are fabulous but seeing it live and in person is even better. This property absolutely has NO EQUAL. mls#174957, $1,992,800, Call Rick Andrews

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Gilmer County, Georgia________________ by Gary Kaupman

Just seventy miles from downtown Atlanta, Gilmer County is

You probably know we’re Georgia’s Apple Capital with acres of orchards in the Cartecay Valley. But did you know that we’re a geographically diverse area. The southern side of the county also the state’s Mountain Biking Capital, attracting riders from comprises gently rolling hills and large expanses of farm fields. all over the USA? And, our first vineyard is well under way, with Moving north, the Cohutta Mountains appears on the west, the plans for more on the horizon. imposing Rich Mountain WilShopping opportunities, derness area rises to the north, from big box retailers to small and to the east we find Springer mom and pop operations, are Mountain, the southern terminumerous and varied. Ditto the dining scene, with most nus of the famed Appalachian restaurants offering wine and Trail. beer, and some sporting full Add numerous creeks bars. and streams, three rivers, and The phone book lists Carter’s Lake with its 62 miles more than a hundred churches, of pristine shoreline – only with denominations ranging flora, fauna and a few public from Adventist to Unitarianaccess areas, no waterfront Universalist and everything homes – and, well, what more between. Ellijay is “A Better could you ask? Home Town Community,” and Photo courtesy of Gary Kaupman How about a diversity in the state has designated Gilmer housing styles as varied as the geography? While cabins, large County as an “Entrepreneur Friendly” community. and small, abound, Ellijay has substantial communities of tradiWork, worship and friendly folks. Hike, bike or ride. Fish tional homes, farm houses are a familiar sight, and there’s even a for trout or bake apple pies. Or just relax and enjoy the view. We small community of modern cabins and homes. think you’ll like it here as much as we do.

Fannin County, Georgia_______________

by Dawn McGuire

Fannin County offers a peaceful oasis for city-

aged by the USDA Forest Service. Blue Ridge reservoir is 11 miles long and has 65 miles of weary visitors from all over the country. There shoreline, 25 percent of which is developed. is much to do and see in this wonderful comAccording to Georgia Outdoor News, the munity, whether your pleasure runs to shopToccoa River is one of the region’s rivers that ping in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge -- the hold the characteristics required for anglers to ‘Antique Capital of Georgia’ - taking a ride on find big trout. Serious trout fishermen know that the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, or enjoying the there is serious trout fishing in Fannin County vast array of opportunities to get out and enjoy not only in the Toccoa, but in Rock Creek, Coothe great outdoors. per Creek and Noontootla Creek. Whether you’re a hiker, a kayaker, a The Aska Trails Area is a 17-mile hikfisherman, or you just want to enjoy a lazy float ing/mountain biking trail system in the Chattadown the river in an inner-tube, you are sure to hoochee National Forest. Trails range from one find the perfect spot in beautiful Fannin County, to 5.5 miles and climb to 3,200 feet and descend where over 40 percent of the land is contained to the shores of Lake Blue Ridge. in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Here is Art and culture are alive and growing just a sampling of the adventure that awaits like kudzu in Fannin County. Whether you’re you: a visitor or a resident, you can literally fill your Springer Mountain in southern Fannin Photo courtesy of Mike Sewell calendar with art fairs, gallery tours, exhibits, County is the start of a 2,000+ mile trek to Maine’s receptions, festivals, classes, concerts and plays proMount Katahdin known as the Appalachian Trail. duced and sponsored by local organizations. The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge After a day spent following your bliss, relax and unwind at make it one of Georgia’s most picturesque mountain lakes. The one of our many fine restaurants. Then spend the night dreaming 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area boast over 90 national forhappy mountain dreams at a cozy B&B, upscale hotel, or elegantest campsites, several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public ly rustic rental cabin. The experience of a lifetime awaits you in swimming and picnic areas. Eighty percent of the shoreline on beautiful Fannin County. Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, manwww.MtnsAndLakesOnline.com


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Union County, Georgia________________ by Brittany Pack

Two hours north of Atlanta , where

Be sure to check out the Appalachian Trail at the top of Blood Mountain. the “Big Road” of Highway 515 ends, Of course, you won’t be able to hike a different way of life begins; a much it all in one day, but you can roam slower, quieter way of life. A place around in “Our neck of the woods.” where when a car horn blows, it’s Just down the road you’ll find someone saying “Hello” to a friend. the highest peak in Georgia. TowA place where people still wave at ering at 4,784 ft. about sea level is everyone they meet on the road, and, Brasstown Bald. After a short drive yes, where the old men still sit around to the top, you can park, have a picnic in the barber shops telling little white and lookout over the valleys below. lies. This place is... Blairsville, home Next, try out your “Lake Legs” on to approximately 21,000 full-time Lake Nottely. Visit one of the local residents. With so much to offer, marinas and rent a boat to ride around who wouldn’t want to be here? on the 4,110 acre TVA Lake. Photo courtesy of Brittany Pack While you won’t find a “big There are so many other things city mall”, you will find plenty of lothis small town has to offer; i.e., down cal shopping throughout the county as well as around the “Hishome Southern cooking, horse-back riding, numerous waterfalls, torical Courthouse Square.” Sporting goods, apparel, antiques, and archaeological areas. We promise, if you will take the ride to furniture, arts, and so many other things “You simply can not live get here, you’re not going to want to leave, and that’s okay! Any without.” Realtor® here will be delighted to make Blairsville your new home, whether it’s full-time living, or just weekend living. While you are here, visit some of our many points of interest. Where the “big road” ends and the small town living begins, Georgia’s original state park, Vogel, is just off of Highway 129 there is a place for all ages and all seasons. So what are you waitSouth. Here you’ll find plenty of swimming, fishing, paddle boats, ing for? Come and see us here in the heart of the mountains! camping, picnic areas, and rental cabins. Have a love of hiking?

Towns County, Georgia________________

by Sally Clark

Our North Georgia Mountains are

viding both fine and casual dining. Overflowing with 11,405 acres home to the highest point in the enof Chattahoochee National Forest tire state and some of the most beauarea and 7,000 acres filled with beautiful water falls and mountain scenes tiful Lake Chatuge, Towns County in the country. Whether enjoying has outdoor space, recreational acthe splendor of our world famous tivities, and breath taking views! fall leaf color, excellent trout fishHome of the Georgia Mountain ing, hiking our section of the ApFairgrounds featuring area attracpalachian Trail or any of the other 4 tions throughout the year including hiking trails, boating or other water the Georgia Mountain Fair held ansports and activities in and around nually in late summer. Fall Festivals our jewel of the mountains, Lake at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Chatuge, gazing at any of our eleven Photo courtesy of Diane Applegate begin in October. Events include the waterfalls, visiting any of the area golf Annual Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention, Country courses, enjoying rafting along our waterways, or attending the Music Superstar Concerts at Anderson Music Hall, and festivals mountain arts and festivals of the season... you are always weland craft shows of every sort. come in Towns County. Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden is located within No visit would be complete without trying some of our local the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and is the largest rhododentraditional southern Appalachian foods. One of the local favordron garden in the state with approximately 400 different varieties ites is mountain trout which can be served fried, broiled, pecanand over 2,000 plants. Open to the public year round, it’s free of crusted, smoked. Nothing is as American as apple pie and Towns charge and always has something blooming. In the spring enjoy County is as American as it gets... we serve apple pie, apple bread, dogwoods, tulips, magnolias, native azaleas, lady slippers, and apple butter, fried apple Pies, Apple Cider, you name it we’ve trilliums in addition to the rhododendrons which bloom spring, made it - - with apples. Fancy some barbecue ribs, fried chicken, summer, and into early fall. or country ham? There are many restaurants in the local area proMarch/April 2009


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Cherokee County, North Carolina_______

by Kelly Stewart

Murphy and Andrews are the two main cit-

ies that make up Cherokee County. These two towns are home to natives, second home owners and full timers. The population remains around 25,000. It has all the conveniences as well as some country flair. Discount stores and quaint antique shops, corner barber shops and spas, chain grocery stores and health food stores, fast food and country diners, big and little churches, National Forests, hospitals, veterinarians and so much more! We boast about how cool our summer nights are and that in the winter we get a little more snow than North Georgia. Our elevation is a bit higher at 2500 feet and more. Our snow averages approximately three to five inches per winter. Not to mention our tax rate is only .52 per $100.00 of the evaluated amount of real Photo courtesy of Kelly Stewart property. Not bad, huh?! We are at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and have seven historical places to visit which are on the national register. Renew yourself with great fishing on our lakes, golfing, hiking, white water rafting, craft shows, festivals or flea markets. Whether visiting our area or making it your home, we know you will love what we have to offer and don’t forget to wave to your neighbor.

Clay County, North Carolina__________ by Karen Onsager

Clay County, North Carolina is located

just over the border north of Hiawassee, Georgia and east of Murphy, North Carolina. It encompasses the towns of Warne, Brasstown and Hayesville. Clay County is nestled in the safe and serene arms of the US Forest Service Lands that surround it. A small and close knit community of only about 9000 permanent residents enjoys a quiet lifestyle that seems to be from the past. With mountain trails, rivers, creeks and Lake Chatuge there is an abundance of wildlife from bear and boar to deer and turkey not to mention the great fishing you can enjoy both in the lake and river system. The possibilities for outdoor entertainment are endless. Enjoy horseback ridPhoto courtesy of Mary Lynn Durfee ing, golfing, hiking, camping, canoeing and boating... whatever your heart’s desire... it can be found in our little piece of heaven ...Clay County! Wonderful schools - nationally recognized for excellence, a variety of shopping and dining establishments that are unique to the area, and the peace and quiet of country living are just a few of the many reasons to visit and live in Clay County. Please make Clay County a part of your next visit and see what the “simple life” we’ve all dreamed of has to offer!

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The McDream Team... “Selling the Mountains and Lakes one Dream at a Time!” 224 Chatuge Way Hiawassee, GA 30546

1-800-950-4183 P.J. McClure Donna Bragg Laurie Taylor 706.897.4550 706.897.0215 706.897.4248

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169307 Olde English Tavern, farm house, studio/guest house, blacksmith shop & tool museum, wine cellar, spa, meditation gardens, barn. 35.6 acres! Excellent setting and elevation for vineyards! $3,650,000

173930 Exquisite Lakefront town home. Quality craftsmanship w/12’ ceilings on main, study, elevator, outdoor kitchen, master suite w/ his & her walk-in closets, dbl. garage, Fire Place Extrordinair! $699,000

166139 New craftsman-style 4BR/4.5BA home in prestigious gated tennis & swim community. Gourmet kitchen, formal dining, keeping room, 2 FPs, great room w/vaulted ceiling, must see! $749,722

166935 ALMOST NEW CUSTOM 3BR+loft/ 3.5BA, 4 car garage, 2 master suites, oak & tile floors, gourmet kitchen w/SS appliances, central VAC, rock FP, HUGE porch to enjoy the lake view! $539,800

167501 Bring your horses! Exceptional 4BR/ 3.5BA home on 8.87 acres, den/rec. room, fireplace, dbl. garage, wrap around porch with beautiful landscaping & mountain views! Pond, pasture, great location! $525,000

168730 Cape cottage on Lake Chatuge! Great neighborhood, newly remodeled, 2BR+loft/2BA, passive solar, vaulted ceiling & skylights, wood-burning stove, dock included. DRASTICALLY REDUCED! $400,000

178628 CREEK FRONT HOME! Beautifully crafted 3BR/2.5BA, T&G vaulted ceiling, wood/tile floors, 2 FPs, screen porch, private wooded lot, park-like setting on Brasstown Creek, wonderful neighborhood! $375,000

174874 Two Homes for the Price of One! 2.66 acres, park-like setting w/stocked fish pond, 5+car garages, porches/decks, garden area, workshop, second house for guest or income! Convenient location! $350,000

174880 Nature’s Paradise! Serenity now! 2BR+loft/2BA, tongue & groove vaulted ceiling, wood floors, stacked stone FP, huge porch and deck with hot tub & fire pit overlooking creek and close to USFS! $299,900

172863 Energy Efficient “Reward Build” system. Spacious 3BR/2.5BA in desirable Smokerise area, nicely wooded lot w/small branch. Hardy plank siding, large rooms, stone fireplace, loads of storage! $238,500

167341 COMFORT & STYLE! Almost new 2BR/2BA country-rustic home convenient to Hiawassee. Level lot, garden spot, wood & tile floors, upgraded kitchen, corner fireplace, dbl. garage, peaceful mtn. views, $232,300

176622 Ridge Road, 3BR/2BA home features oversized bedrooms with walk-in closets, 10’ ceilings on main floor, studio apartment, fenced yard for pets, newer appliances, beautiful views! $215,000

174736 Rustic Chalet with beautiful mountain views! 3BR/2BA, hardy board siding, new kitchen & baths, vaulted ceiling, wood floors, FP, cedar posts, hot tub, private gated community with amenities! $197,700

176427 Rustic log-sided cabin in the Country, 2BR/2BA mountain view, garden spot, seasonal stream, convenient to Hiawassee. Unfinished basement, wrap around porch, wood floors, appliances included! $193,700

180188 NEW! Superior quality modular construction.  Master suite on main +2BR’s upstairs & computer/loft area.  Ample closet space, low-E windows, kit. island, neutral decor.  In-town Young Harris. $169,900

175026 Cedar-sided park model on nearly level stream-front lot. Additions/outbuildings include a hot tub/exercise room, laundry facility & workshop. Amenities: walking trails, fruit trees, fish pond, & club house. $124,900

177876 3BR/2BA doublewide on permanent foundation. Excellent condition, open floor plan, large master, level lot, landscaped, garden spot, porches, storage/workshop & carport. Close to Lake Chatuge. $130,000

172881 BETTER THAN NEW! Spacious, 3BR/2BA doublewide on 1.08 acres w/beautiful mtn. views.  Cathedral ceilings, FP, updated kitchen, island/bar, updated cabinets, new sink & bath plumbing fixtures. $95,000

167614 Comfortable & Economical mountain living! 3BR/2BA split floor plan newer manufactured on 1.86 wooded acres. Privacy, garden spot! Close to trout fishing, golfing & Lake Chatuge. $94,500 BRING OFFERS!

168731 Lake Chatuge Access comes with this 2BR/2BA newly remodeled duplex. Light and airy, walk to lake, great vacation home or rental property! Reduced to $88,500, MOTIVATED!

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Brasstown Valley Homes & Land

262 Hwy 515 • Blairsville, GA 30512

(706) 745-8160 (800) 470-0774

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Looking for Spectacular Veiws see to believe!! 2br/2ba split level home. Full unfinished bsmt.New deck of bottom. New appliances Furnishings neg. MLS 178909 Owner/agent $199,900

Most cozy cabin you’ll find in the mtns at this price! 2br/1ba Recently remolded, walk to Helton Creek Falls. Screen porch, paved drive & wood-burning FP. MLS164679 Owner/agent $164,900

2br/2ba contemporary home located footsteps of city limits. Freshly remodeled features: woods floor, carport and dual heating/air & gas log fireplace. MLS 159875 Owner/agent $139,900

Nested in the heart of Young Harris. 2bd/ 2ba. All wood interior, wood burn fireplace, full basement. 2 acre lot. Escape to the mtns in time to enjoy spring. Mls149003 Owner/ agent. $169,900

2br/2ba. Full unfin bsmt. Gas fireplace in master. Stub for 3rd bath. Mtn & pasture veiws. 6 acres include pasture & Pond. Endless possibilities Bring the horses #155176 Owner/agent $249,900

5BR/3BA mobile home for a large family on a budget. Large Master bath with garden tub and shower. Needs some work (floor covering) but great deal MLS 180258 Owner/ Agent $79,900

Immaculate upscale 3BR/2.5BA. Full finished basement. Professional landscaping, ponds & waterscapes. All the amenities. Less than 5 minutes to town. Picture perfect. MLS175090 $327,000

Picture perfect log home nestled in the beautiful Trackrock area. Creek. Floor to ceiling fireplace, 3br/2ba, bsmt w/workshop, rec area. 1.98 lot. Furnishings negotiable. MLS181712 $199,900

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Judy Hardy... Accredited Buyers Representative • Licensed in Georgia 118 North Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540

www.love-those-mountains.com • judyhardy@ellijay.com

706-276-6867 or 800-588-6867 • Mobile: 404-580-5805

3BR/2BA, 2.87 acres, fine mountain view, small creek. Ellijay. #151744 $215,000

3BR/2.5BA, 5.16 acres, great mountain view, hot tub. Ellijay. #179214 $299,900

2BR/2BA and loft, 0.5 acre, gated community. Ellijay. #157982 $224,900

2BR/2BA and loft, 0.9 acre, riverfront, gated community. Cherrylog. #179933 $359,900

3BR/2BA, 1.2 acres, golf course community. Ellijay. #175650 $249,900

4BR/3BA, 0.75 acre, riverfront, gated community. Ellijay. #165429 $299,900

3BR/3BA, log, 4.65 acres, fabulous mountain view, 3,000 ft. elevation. Jasper. #167989 $295,000

2BR/2BA and loft, log, 0.88 acre, fine mountain view, hot tub, furnished. Cherrylog. #170638 $259,000

3BR/2.5BA, log, 16.77 acres, gorgeous equestrian estate, stables, creek. Ellijay. #169835 $1,325,000

4BR/4.5BA, log, 3 acres, fine mountain view, more acreage available. Cherrylog. #172152 $455,100

2BR/2BA and loft, log, 0.75 acre, next to USFS, walk to river. Blue Ridge. #172978 $279,900

3BR/2.5BA, 1.24 acres, gated community. Ellijay. #173598 $439,000

2BR/2.5BA and loft, 0.51 acre, gated community. Ellijay. #175028 $224,900

3BR/3BA and loft, 2.42 acres, fenced back yard. Mineral Bluff. #176124 $239,000

1BR/1BA, 2 acres, combine w/#176124 for family compound. Mineral Bluff. #176463 $169,000

4BR/2.5BA and loft, 2.74 acres, decks and porches. level land. Blue Ridge. #176854 $265,000

3BR/3.5BA, 2.21 acres, great mountain view, porch fireplace. Cherrylog. #176979 $475,000

4BR/3BA and den, traditional, 0.95 acre, paved cul-de-sac. Jasper. #178009 $239,000

2BR/2BA, large great room, 0.54 acre, gated community. Ellijay. #181615 $218,000

3BR/2BA, 0.63 acre, 2-car garage, gated community. Ellijay. #181049 $187,500

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Secluded 7.86 acres in idyllic hidden valley on 500+ ft of the Ellijay River. Guests enter through stained glass, double doors. Foyer leads to great room with river-rock fireplace and antique mantel. Stunning stained-glass windows throughout the home. Well-appointed kitchen has unique, custom designed cabinets and new Corian countertops. Four sets of doors open the great room to a large screened deck. Features include 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a half bathroom; huge, main floor master suite that opens to deck; master bath with large corner jetted tub & custom shower enclosure; cozy loft sitting area; 2-car drive-under garage & workshop. Easy, level stroll to screened gazebo and huge new fieldstone patio with spectacular fireplace beside the river. Built in 1998, home has been extensively renovated and beautifully landscaped over the last 3 years. Rarely does a home of such quality and with so many unique features come on the market in the desirable gated community of Goose Island Hideaway! Don’t miss it! #179521 $799,900

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EXQUISITE LOG HOME on year rnd deep water lot, 220 shoreline. 4bd/3.5ba w/gourmet KIT, GR w/huge ‘prow’ front viewing Lake Blue Ridge. Stacked stone f/p. Lg dock. #172856, $1,520,000.

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! Gentle 2.51 ac corner prop in Aska Adventure Area. Cozy cabin 2bdrm/2.5ba, stone f/p, porch, lg loft, bsmnt. Crk on both sides, 2 stall barn/paddock. #172665 $399,000.

WARM & COZY FEELING! 3bdrm/2ba cabin w/decks & scrnd porches. Very usable property. Stone walkways & rockwork lead to peaceful garden sitting area. 1.14 acs. MLS #177596, $194,900.

LAYERED MTN VIEWS! 4bdrm/3ba home w/lrg gourmet KIT & FR combo. Exercise room w/Jacuzzi & lg sun porch. Sep 1bdrm/bath, kitchen garage apt. Very Private. 2.07 acs. #175189 $349,900.

PERFECT FULL TIME OR RENTAL! Worries melt away while enjoying view. Magnificent 3bdrm/3bath log sided home. Near Toccoa River. Whirlpool tub. 1.92 acs. MLS #181019, $284,900.

UPSCALE COMMUNITY! Tons of upgrades. Lrg mstr w/gorgeous bath. f/p, vaulted ceilings. Finished bsmnt w/DR/ BR/Rec Rm/Theater RM & much more. 6bdrms/4baths. #176051, $524,995.

RIVERFRONT HOME! Golf Community! Spacious & private 4bdrm/3.5ba home w/3 f/ps, hot tub, waterfall, lrg KIT & main flr mstr suite. Outdoor f/p, full in-law suite. 1.36 acs. MLS #181634, $579,000.

PERFECT RENTAL! Furnished. 2bdrm/ 2.5ba. Lrg vaulted GR w/wd burning f/p to ceiling. Open flr plan, KIT w/counter bar. Scrnd hot tub deck w/gas f/p. Enjoy sunsets. 2.01 acs. MLS #172793, $325,000.

RIVERFRONT SETTING! Level .82 ac lot leading to noisy rivers edge. 2bdrm/ 2ba, porches. Glass to bring in sunlight. Plenty of space + bonus loft. Hear rvr from bdrm. MLS #178562, $325,000.

CREEK FRONTAGE! Beautiful 1.5 story, 5bdrm/4.5ba fabulously designed home in woods. 3 f/ps, wd flrs, GR w/18’ vaulted ceilings, granite counters, 2car garage & 2 car carport. 4.75 acs. MLS #175010, $399,900.

PARK LIKE SETTING! Log home on 1.8 lvl acs overlooking pasture. 4bdrm/ 3.5bath, granite counters, generator, sec sys, huge rooms & baths. Decorator’s dream. MLS #176990, $459,000.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE! New 2bdrm/ 2bath log-sided cabin. Granite counters, huge bonus loft, spac bdrms, lrg baths w/db vanities. F-bsmnt for game area/3rd bdrm. 1 ac. MLS #178939, $199,900.

CONVENIENCE! Vy spacious 1 lvl home w/3bdrm/2bath, nice sunroom! Eat in KIT, lrg FR, metal roof, low maintenance siding. Perfect starter or retirement home. 2.08 acs. MLS #177409, $135,000.

SEASONAL MTN VIEW! 3 lvls of living. 3bdrm/3bath, all wd interior, granite counters, wd flrs, tile floors in baths. Hickory KIT cabs, wd burning stacked rock f/p. MLS #181522, $275,000.

WATERFALL PROPERTY! 2bdrm/2bath cabin. Sit anywhere & view roaring falls. Cath ceilings w/glass prow front. Stacked f/p, lrg GR, f-unfin bsmnt. Near USFS. MLS #176453, $442,900.

NEAR BLUE RIDGE LAKE! Beautiful 3bdrm/3bath cabin. Mstr suite w/private balcony. Awesome views. Bsmt: den & wet bar, f/p, bdrm & bath. Many upgrades. 1.5 acs. #174876, $349,900.

PERFECT MTN ESCAPE! This hillside cabin has 2bdrm/2bath, lrg GR w/rock f/p, cvrd porch, dine in KIT. Watch wildlife from deck. Partially fin’d bsmnt. 1 ac. MLS #176338, $199,900.

ELITE RETREAT! 5bdrm/3bath cabin on Coosawattee River. Beautifully decorated.Pool table & poker table. Turn key, vy popular rental. Rm to bring friends to enjoy mtns & river! #173745, $399,900.

PRICE REDUCED! Stunning 3bdrm/3bath 3 story cabin w/hi-end furnishings. Fin’d walk-out bsmnt w/game rm. Open GR/DR, stone wd burning f/p, 3cov’d porches. More! 2.64 acs. #181126, $350,000.

RUSTIC CABIN REPLICA! This charming 2bdrm/2bath cabin, on 5.61 acs, T&G interior, cath ceilings in GR, wd burning f/p, sep DR, hot tub on back deck, much more. MLS #172261, $250,000.

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Mary Hedden Cell 800-279-8052

sold@maryhedden.com www.lakechatugeproperty.com

224 Chatuge Way Hiawassee, GA 30546

Office

800-950-4183 Ext. #225

“Selling The Mountains For 25 Years!”

TROUT FISHING HAVEN!! One of a kind Lodge home with 500 feet of creek frontage! Decking galore. Outside entertainment area to die for. Exterior fireplace with massive stone everywhere. Bridge across water to WATERFALL area . Custom home with bonus/rec/loft area and private Master suite. Garage and all the EXTRAS await you 5 minutes from Hiawassee, GA. $949,900 (181229)

LIKE NEW CREEK FRONT HOME! USFS joins this home with over 200’ on Creek. Great mountain views. Well-built 3BR/3.5BA, log sided, paved drive, fireplace with gas logs, wrap around deck, cathedral ceilings & more all on 1.83 acres. Pavallion on CREEK, GREAT Entertaining! Hiawassee, GA. $369,900 (159429)

Incredible Lake Chatuge & NC Mtn. Views!! Well-maintained home with charm. Easy access/no steps. Glassed Sunroom brings the outdoors in with lake and mountain scenery. Finished Terrace Level has second kitchen/living area & third bedroom for complete in-law suite or guest quarters. Over-sized 2-car garage with workshop. 2 gas-log fireplaces. Fabulous Master Suite with sitting area & wall of windows. Close to Resort, Lake Chatuge, shopping, more. Hiawassee, GA.$349,900 (159372)

BEAUTIFUL LAKE CHATUGE VIEW!! Extra building lot comes with this home making this a real buy!! Super summer or retirement home close to the lake & golf. Gentle knoll overlooking Lake Chatuge with nice walking area. Huge detached garage plus basement. Plenty of privacy too! Hayesville, NC. $439,900 (182094)

THE VIEWS ARE WORTH THE MONEY!! Brasstown Bald and striking mountains views from every room. Upscale mountain home with windows galore. Four fireplaces including outside entertainment area, granite counter tops, sunroom with fireplace and beautiful tongue and groove ceilings. This Mountain Place Is Home!! Hiawassee, GA. Lots available too! $395,000 (181349)

Absolutely Awesome! Best describes this private, elegant lodge-style home on 3.34 acres. Beautiful mountain views. Wildlife trots through your yard and nature abounds. Stunning wood interior with curving stairway and massive stone fireplace. Truly a super mountain getaway. Finished basement for loads of room! Hayesville, NC. $475,000 (173365)

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Many, many features and upgrades in this custom built mountain home! Custom stone fireplace adorns the Great Room. Master suites on two levels. Downstairs rec room with kitchen and possibility of fourth bedroom. VIEW IS EXCEPTIONAL. Property joins USFS in back and has end-of-road privacy. Hiawassee, GA. $549,900 (176019)

PASTURE! VIEWS! LOCATION! Sit on hillside and view your private estate. Fenced pasture, barn, small pond and beautiful home with many upgrades. 3BR/ 3BA and 2 half baths, located on 10.26 acres. Furniture now in home will stay. Completely finished terrace area! Beautiful Estate! Hayesville, NC. $994,14 (164915)

WOW!! 240’ ON HIGHTOWER CREEK Trout fishing and plenty of room on this 2.1 acre tract. Mountain views and gentle terrain makes this a retirement haven. 2BR/2BA on main level with 2BR/1.5BA on terrace level for in-laws or guests. Fully furnished Unrestricted - bring the animals! Hiawassee, GA. $299,900 (171385)

FISH FROM YOUR PORCH!! Brand new Tusquittee Creek front home with great open floor plan. Plenty of space in the large Great Room. Retirement/vacation haven. Gentle outdoor terrain, paved street, loads of decking. Hayesville, NC. $299,900 (148755)

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Cherokee County, NC ~ Murphy, Andrews, Brasstown: John C. Campbell Folk School, Historic Downtown Murphy, Fields of the Wood, Lakes Nantahala - Hiwassee - Apalachia, Cherokee County Museum www.cherokeecountychamber.com Clay County, NC ~ Hayesville, Warne: Lake Chatuge, Historic Downtown Hayesville, Fires Creek & Leatherwood Falls, Tusquittee-Nelson Pioneer Village, Jack Rabbit Recreational Area www.ncmtnchamber..com Towns County, GA ~ Hiawassee, Young Harris: Brasstown Bald, Lake Chatuge, Georgia Mountain Fair, Crane Creek Vineyard, The Planetarium, Young Harris College, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa , Cupid Falls www.mountaintopga.com

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Aric@TheHighlandsGa.com SCENIC REALTY 3680 Hwywww.AricDrott.com 76 ~ Young Harris, GA 30582 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Gilmer County, GA ~ East Ellijay, Ellijay, Cherry Log: Carter’s Lake, Amicalola State Park, Fort Mountain State Park, The Mountain Biking Capital of the World, The Apple Festival www.gilmerchamber.com

Aric Drott

LUXURY LODGE STYLE HOME WITH BREATH-TAKING LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! This new custom home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a guest suite above 2 car garage. Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, wood ceilings, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. Close to downtown Hiawassee in upscale development. $449,000. MLS#176725 www.HiddenSummit.com Owner/Agent

Union County, GA ~ Blairsville, Suches: Historic Downtown Blairsville, Lake Nottely & Lake Winfield Scott, Butternut Creek Golf Course & Meeks Park, The Appalachian Trail, Vogel State Park www.blairsvillechamber.com Fannin County, GA ~ Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Historic Downtown Blue Ridge, Lake Blue Ridge, Toccoa River Wilderness www.blueridgemountains.com

706-400-9433 706-896-8633

A private gated community of luxury, rustic and craftsman style homes with 17 estate homesites 1.5 to 8 acres. www.TheHighlandsGA.com Owner/Agent

Refined Designs

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Wanda Conley

678-986-3315

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Diane Baggett

Bus 706-896-8633 800-997-4981 Cell 706-835-7731 dianebaggett@windstream.net

3680 Hwy 76 Young Harris, GA 30582

Each Office Indpendently Owned & Operated

www.DianeBaggett.com

Bring the horses! Hiawassee Builder’s personal home and equestrian retreat. Stunning 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 baths sitting on more than 6 creekfront acres with incredible views and huge barn for your horses or alpacas. Elegant Master Suite includes fireplace, luxurious bath and adjoining office right off the deck. Award winning Gourmet Kitchen with custom poplar cabinetry and large pantry. Pub/Billiard room with Copper Ceiling, Private Guest Quarters, 4 Car garage, exquisite wood workmanship throughout, decorator upgrades, granite counters, custom ceilings and the list goes on and on! Only minutes from town, you must see this one! Call Diane at 706-8357731 for an appointment! MLS 179986 $1,000,000

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Working to make mountain dreams come true... 706-896-3132 - office 706-896-3140 - fax 430 Main Street North Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Faron King

Steve Giles

Rayette Ross

706-781-7199

706-781-7003

706-835-5551

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www.georgiacarolinapremierproperties.com

MLS #179910- One of Towns County’s premier gated neighborhoods perfectly located between Hiawassee, Young Harris & Hayesville. Meadow Brooke has beautiful homesites, clubhouse, pool & tennis court! Several lots to choose from with prices starting at $39,000!

MLS #150673- A beautiful two plus acre lot in gated community in fast-growing Warne area. Owner has septic permit on file for a three bedroom home. Property has been under brushed and has 180 degree views. $75,000

MLS #179975- The perfect neighborhood of log/logsided homes in a park-like setting of 10 acres of common area w/fencing, barn & pond. Beautiful setting for your dream home with amazing views of Brasstown Bald. Two lots to choose from starting at $119,900.

MLS #165085- If you’re looking for that perfect weekend cabin getaway, look no further! With five to choose from you’re sure to find your ideal setting! Convenience to town and a 5 minute walk to the lake! Enjoy the mountain views and fresh mountain air! Must see at this quality and price, starting at $159,900!

MLS #180872- Estate size lots with amazing views! Three to choose from with two having lake views and one with views of the Brasstown Valley golf course and the Young Harris Valley. Located between Young Harris and Hiawassee. With selective tree trimming views will be magnificent! Prices starting at $169,000!

MLS #155281- This is it! The site for your mountain dream home perched atop prestigious Eagles Chase Subdivision. Lot runs 250” along ridge line and joins US Wilderness property for 150” along back. Views of Young Harris Valley and surrounding mountains ranges! 4BR septic permit on file. Priced at $180,000!

MLS #172741- Great gated neighborhood of million dollar plus homes less than one mile out of town. A must see for the location of your lakefront dream home!!! 278’ of Lake Frontage on the 1928 contour. Dock permit in file for covered double floating boat slip. (Adjoining lot also available!) Priced at $599,000!

MLS #164596- Privacy, an amazing view and a gorgeous home all in one of Young Harris’ most sought after addresses. Picturesque property sitting atop a hill where you can survey the entire valley & surrounding mountains! Large executive home w/ beautifully finished terrace level. Priced at $675,000!

MLS #162317- Imagine calling this lovely artist’s home your own! This warm, inviting lakefront home has it all. From the beautiful lake and mountain views to the magnificent sunsets! An inviting master, open and airy floor plan, studio. Well appointed lakefront sanctuary. $699,000! Adjoining lakefront lot available $199,000!

MLS #174370- Privacy and awesome 270 degree views top the list of amenities that this stately mountain home perched on 5.7 acres offers. Multiple decks and porches, outdoor hot tub, offer incomparable views. 28” ceiling, lots of windows to watch sunrise over the many layers of mountains. Priced at $739,000!

MLS #155630- This beautiful executive home totally renovated in 2004 is perched atop an amazing, gently rolling hilltop with panoramic views in every direction. Perfect for entertaining with an attached clubhouse. Property ideal for an equestrian estate with 11.02 acres. 1 mile out of town and priced at $969,000!

MLS #174965- This 33+/- acre tract with 900+/- feet on Bearmeat Creek & beautiful views of Bell Mountain and surrounding mountains is a must see. Property is fenced with a barn and currently supports cattle. Seller will consider subdividing into tracts 5 acres or larger. Property offered at $825,000! Call for smaller tracts.

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Hayesville, North Carolina and Hiawassee, Georgia... Whether its a second home or you are ready for retirement this is the perfect fit for a “piece of quiet” in this world. I am a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club with 7 years of full-time experience selling in the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina. My business is based solely on referrals so you know that my customer service, attention to detail and ability to get you into your home painlessly are my goals. It’s a great place to visit and a better place to live so, come on! Get in the car! www.MtnsAndLakesOnline.com

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“Your KEY step in Real Estate” Cell 828-361-2951 • Fax 828-837-8120

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“You can spend life anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.” Big Views and Very Private!!!!! Water line brought right to each piece of property, septic permits completed, and underground power already in. All the work is done for you. Nice size tracts and all you have to do is build, so you too can breath in these majestic views each and every day! Stream/ Branch borders most of property. $99,900. 3.19 acres, 3.42 acres OR 3.51 acres. Choose one or more! MLS # 175388, 175389,175390 Mobile Home Owners…..Come check this one out!!! Owners say NO restrictions. You can also bring your RV or camper. Great year round mountain views and not far from town. As far as Septic, the soil test is completed. County water, power already on property and paved road. What more can you ask for??? You can also access land from 2 different roads. COME SEE THIS PRICED TO SELL ACREAGE TODAY!!! $ 24,900 MLS # 180953 1.027 acres A well built home with a long range view! Sitting atop the exclusive Poplar Ridge, this home looks down onto the valley below and 5 mountain ranges! Sliding doors, a bay window & wrap around deck provide a great view of sunsets. Mother in law quarters in basement and Rock wood burning fireplace. A quality built 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2 story home with very open and bright feeling throughout. Schools and shopping just minutes away. Don’t miss out on this well maintained home!!! $224,800 MLS #174759

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the guest speaker for the NorthEast Georgia Board of Realtors® “Circle of Excellence” luncheon held in February. The former Secretary of State of Georgia is the new President of Young Harris College in Young Harris Georgia. Ms. Cox has taken on the challenge of growing the two year college into a four year institution. Both informative and motivational, she spoke of the future growth and economic impact the college will have on our local economy and the many benefits and jobs the expansion will bring to our communities.

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SCENIC REALTY 3680 Hwy 76 Young Harris, GA 30582

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MLS#180544 JOE MOODY RD.:::::: DEVELOPERS!!!!! FARMERS!!!!! Over 20 acres of Long Range View lots! Or already a working cattle farm! Easy access. $1,500,000

MLS#169539 153 BERRONG - ALL THREE IN ONE!!!!! LAKEVIEW, MOUNTAIN VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS!!!! Immaculate 3BR/3BA, detach garage, RV parking. $299,500

MLS#180211 REDUCED!!!!!! Lg family needed or even 2 families (terrace level separate living). 2.29 acres, workshop, upgraded kitchen. Close to Hayesville & Warne. $365,126

MLS#175533 Lakefront without the price. Year-round Lakeview & Common area w/boat ramp & beach! Custom home with all the extras! Seller may finance. $399,900

MLS#178217 What a Deal! Close to Young Harris College! New paint/ floors/maintenance free vinyl siding. Big ranch, Florida room, rec room, craft room, $259,900

MLS#169243...A piece of history! Built in 1891! Completely renovated! 4BR/4BA, big country kitchen, Fireplace, garage, 3000sq’ barn w/4 bay garage....Views! Gardens! $499,900

MLS# 161983 Lot 9 McClure Rd. Reduced! Sellers motivated! Bring offers! 4 lake access lots near McClure Point. Deeded access common area w/dock. $100,000-$125,000

MLS#177578... Lot 2 Chatuge Shores Overlook...where can you find a view like this for $139,000. Paved road, southern exposure, could have more views!!!

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Mary Lynn Durfee Lifetime Million Dollar Club

706.835.7616 Cell

3680 Hwy 76 Young Harris GA 30582

Serving Blairsville, Young Harris & Hiawassee, GA and Hayesville & Warne, NC Mountains & Lakes Region

SCENIC REALTY 800-997-4981 Office 706-896-8633

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$145,000 2BR/3BA cozy 2000 cabin w/FP, wood floors, wooded lot, county water, DSL, cable, storage + 2 bonus rms in bsmt. Cozy, great buy in Lance Crossing S/D-Blairsville, GA #160599.

$165,000 2BR/3BA 2003 cabin w/finished bsmt/rec rm, porches, cath. ceilings, dining rm & living rm, end-of-road, branch, wooded, semi-private. Furnished! Lance Crossing S/D. #172972

$169,900 4BR/3BA on 1 acre knoll, cath ceil skylight G.R., newer master BR w/ jet tub & shower, walk-in closet. Large outbuilding. 2 pantries. Approx. 2200 sq.ft. A steal in Hayesville, NC. #181089

$219,900 Barely lived in 2BR/2BA, wood floors, FP, bay window, pine kitchen w/ blk applc. - all on one level + full unfin bsmt! Lots of porch/decks. Near Lake Chatuge! 257 Cabin Dr, Hayesville, NC

$219,000 Updated 3BR/4BA, lg kitch. & master BR. 2.557ac w/100’s of ft of flowing branches. 2car drive-THRU garage + 1c. New roof & vinyl siding. One mile to Lake Chatuge! Hiawassee, GA #182802

$236,000 3BR/2BA Log home + separate cottage/studio with Year-round AWESOME VIEWS! Paved rds, all the benefits, no HOA/fees in Lance Crossing S/D, Blairsville. Furnished! #177731

$247,900 Away-from-it-all NEW 2BR/2BA + loft + full unfin bsmt. Fireplace, granite...all the features you don’t find on a home in this price range. PLUS Mountain Views! Young Harris, GA #182835

$249,000 Southern Living meets the Mtns! 2BR/3BA+ w/2c garage. Wood interior, decks, theatre rm, landscaped w/small pond & waterfall, hot tub, more! Lance Crossing S/D Blairsville #180278

$259,900 NEW 3BR/2BA one level w/2 car garage, FP, crown moulding/chair rail, wood floors, master w/walk-in closet, jetted tub & shower. Small S/D in Hayesville, NC. LAKE access! #180990

$269,900 The Great Escape! 2BR/2BA Chalet w/wood interior, cath ceilings, loft, FP, MTN VIEWS from everywhere! Rental history-fully furnished. Atop Smokerise in Hayesville, NC #181904

$278,000 True Mtn Homestead! 3BR/3BA + den, garage/carports, 2 RV hook-ups, barn, spring&branch, 6 acres, yearround MTN VIEWS. Appraised 12/08 $300K Blairsville, GA unrest. #179211

$299,900 New well-built 3BR/2BA, 2 FPs, jetted tub, granite CTs, full unfinished bsmt & bonus rm upstairs, wood floors, year-round MTN VIEWS! S/D w/pathscreek-waterfall! Hayesville, NC #179687

$299,000 New 3BR/2BA 1-level w/2car garage, huge GR w/FP, formal DR, granite CTs, wood floors, garden area, seasonal MTN views, paved rds, pvt well. Quail Cove S/D Hayesville, NC #166637

$299,999 2006 custom-quality 2BR/2.5BA + office + garage + 2c garage w/workshop above + another 1c garage. Tile baths, marble foyer entry, wood floors, more! Quail Cove, Hayesville, NC #168695

$315,000 Too much to list!! 3BR/3.5BA cabin + loft + den + summer kitchen + waterfall/pond + garage! Fireplace, wood floors, pantry. Furnished like a true cabin! Young Harris, GA #181528

$715,000 This is a bird’s eye view of this $1,400,000 estate home! 20 acres, creek, lg home, barn, studio, forest, pasture, more! Could be B&B, retreat. Go to:

$39,900-$49,900 Sunset Ridge (4 lots) approx. 1.2 acres each. Great buildable lots with MTN views, UG power, water available w/tap-on fee. Underbrushed already cleared. Young Harris, GA

$275,000 Lake Chatuge and Mtn views from this gentle lot that has UG power, USFS access, community water AND YOUR OWN COVERED BOAT SLIP! Nice S/D w/lakefront homes. N.C. #178908

$339,000 Got $339K? Make $$$! FORGET THE STOCK MARKET! This 37+ acre tract in Panoramic Forest just waiting to be like the other 1ac lots in this S/ D (sold for $35-60K ea) Hayesville, NC

$79,900-$99,900 Units from 1100 to 1400 sq. ft. in shopping center in Hayesville, NC. Why rent & waste your improvements? Own and write them off! HIGHWAY 69 frontage in Hayesville, NC.

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P.O. Box 972, 590 Main Street Young Harris, Georgia 30582

706/379-3115 • 888-393-7366

NESTLED AMONG THE TREES, charming 1/1 chalet, fully furnished ready for retreat or full time! Natural landscape, mature hardwoods, abundant wildlife - enjoy it all from beneath a forest canopy on your front deck! $89,000. C180435JA.

ESCAPE TO THE COOL MTNS & Enjoy this wonderful 3/2 vacation home in town! Nice shady picnic spot, fenced pet area - Easy living! $139,900! S173939JA.

BEST NEW HOME ON THE MARKET, JUST $149,900! 3 BR all on one level, plus 165 ft on the creek! HW/tile/carpet floors, custom cabinets, stone accents, on flat lot with beautiful views! Quality at an affordable price! BH174512R.

JUST IMAGINE . . . Relaxing in the gazebo or fishing in the trout stocked creek! Nice 2/2 home w/great Kit w/custom hickory cabinets, pine floors, rock FP, master suite w/tile shower, jetted tub, separate 3car Gar, & more. $319,900! B174917JA.

BEAUTIFUL & IMMACULATE 3/2 Home on private lot close to Lake Chatuge & Hiawassee! Nice Kit w/separate DR, beautiful landscaped lawn, single level living. Garden spot, too! Just $189,900! K176874JA.

QUIET ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD with short walking distance to Lake Access Dock! This 3/2 home offers large rooms and great year round lake views for your peaceful enjoyment! $215,000. W169877M.

NEW WALK IN & ENJOY 3/2.5 HOME! Low care, in Smokerise, between Hayesville & Hiawassee close to the lake & golf! Spacious w/easy access on a gentle acre. Lg 2-car Garage, cov’d porch & patio. Ready! Offered at $295,700. F144472C.

ALL ONE LEVEL LIVING, easy care 3/2! Peace & quiet setting, 1.042 level acres w/mtn views! Mature landscape, white picket fence. Pantry, carport, paved drive, Storage, gas log FP, wood/carpet, builtins + workshop! $249,900. L168701A.

TROUT INFESTED BRASSTOWN CREEK fronts this superbly kept 3/3 single level residence! Picturesque views of Brasstown Bald, huge wood-burning FP, low care landscaping. Close to everything! Just $250,000! V177486A.

ENJOY THE COOL BREEZE & Awesome beautiful mtn views from your rocking chair porch! Oak floors, wood walls, each level w/stone FP! Just $279,000. C173963JA.

IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED CABIN Beautifully decorated mountain retreat! All the amenities to enjoy . . Hot tub, wet bar, 2 cov’d porches to enjoy Awesome views! Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, FP, much more! $299,400! A150298JA.

BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC CHARM in this country cabin with 2/2, rustic railings, wide board pine floors, wood ceilings! Huge master w/private porch, great neighborhood, includes some furnishings! A bargain at just $319,000! D172240L.

HOLLYBERRY AT SMOKERISE Spacious new home w/fantastic mtn views! Two lg cov’d wrap porches, main floor master suite, lg Kit w/pantry, FP, beautiful wood/ tile flrs & oversized Garage. Immaculate & a buy at $339,900! A173761C.

PRIVATE MTN LIVING, Unique property w/2 ponds, 2 streams, 3-stall horse barn & fenced pasture, 17.35 acres plus 2 dwellings (total 5 BR/5 BA) attached w/breezeway! Japanese garden, hot tub, beautiful mtn views . $999,999. B173011C.

LAKE CHATUGE HOME! Beautiful well maintained 3/3 home with Fam Rm, GR, all appliances, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, cov’d porch, open deck, detached garage plus boat dock. Thunder Oak is the address! $599,900. C113314C.

YEAR ROUND DEEP WATER ON LAKE CHATUGE! This gentle sloped lake lot is in a gated community of distinguished homes. Gorgeous Lake/Mtn views! $799,000. S173815C.

GREAT COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY, great investment! In Hiawassee, this building has 4 separate units with 1500 SF each, ideal for retail, professional space, etc! Busy Hwy 75 frontage! $525,000. Y179980JA.

EASY ACCESS Small acreage tract, 8+ acres, with paved road frontage & utilities available! Wooded, lays well, has great mtn views! $249,900. P169892C.

LOCATION & AMENITIES MAKE THIS LOT a Great offering! Deeded boat slip, large common area w/pavillion, lot is very buildable with yr-round mtn views in an upscale area close to town! $229,000! P179040S.

LAKE VIEW! FANTASTIC LAKE & surrounding mtn views! Great area holds this 1.08 acres w/easy access close to town! $189,900! M171749C.

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