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• Talking Rock  • MLS 293192  • $949,900 • 3.32 Acres  • 6BR/6.5BA  • Private & Peaceful • 3-Car Garage  • Guest Home  • Private Stocked Pond  • Shed & Barn w/ Storage 

• Blue Ridge  • MLS 279918  • $679,000  • 0.50 Acre  • 3BR/3.5BA  • Modern Rustic  New Construction  • On Toccoa River  • Open Floor Plan  • Full Loft w/ Wet Bar  • Outstanding Outdoor Space  • Oversized Party Porch

• Mineral Bluff   • MLS 293652  • $45,900 • 9.85 Acres  • Nature’s Courtyard • Gated Entry  • Paved Roads • Layered Panoramic Mtn Views

• Blue Ridge  • MLS 291283  • $749,900 • 0.70 Acres  • Lake Blue Ridge  • Eaton Road • Spacious Building Lot  • Less than 2 mi. from HWY 515

• Ellijay  • MLS 293626  • $469,000 • 1.57 Acres  • 3BR/2.5BA  • Highpoint S/D • Brand New Construction  • Unfinished Basement  • 1 Car Garage  • 2 Porches

• Ellijay  • MLS 293598  • $429,000 • 1.51 Acres  • 3BR/3.5BA  • Coosawattee River Resort Area  • Built in 2015  • Double Loft  • 2 Wood Burning Fps  • Year Round Mtn View

• Blue Ridge  • MLS 293308  • $1,155,000  • 9.30 Acres  • 6BR/4BA  • Complete Remodel Inside & Out  • Open Floor Plan + Dream Kitchen  • Finished Basement  • Upper & Lower Patios & Pergola  • Year Round Flowing Creek

• Mineral Bluff  • MLS 290269  • $449,900 • 1.50 Acres  • 3BR/3BA  • Sleek Style w/ Southern Flare • Abundance of Glass  • Year Round Mtn Views • Private Party Porch  • Modern Rustic Finishes Galore

EXPERIENCE LOFT-LIVING in downtown Blue Ridge! Beckoning to an earlier time, Blue Ridge Station’s reclaimed brick warehouse-like appearance pays tribute to the historical sense of downtown Blue Ridge. Alongside the Scenic Railway, Blue Ridge Station offers comfort living & no maintenance w/ ultra quiet interior & phenomenal downtown & mountain views! $443,573. MLS 288081

LOG LODGE w/ Long Range Views From Every Room & 25’ Waterfall w/ flowing creeks featuring outdoor cooking area! 4BR suites/3.5BA w/ tiled accents & granite counters, chefs kitchen w/ custom cabinetry, plentiful porches & decks w/ unobstructed mountain scenery, wrought iron fenced landscaped yard area for relaxing atmosphere for outdoor living & more! $1,365,400. MLS 289403

CRAFTSMAN QUALITY shines in this showcase ranch style home! Spacious 3BR/2.5BA layout, open LR/KIT/DR concept w/ massive stone wood-burning FP & soaring ceilings. Master suite boasts access to large covered porch & spa like bath w/ jetted tub & walk in shower. Lg. KIT w/ rustic cabinetry & granite counters w/ island. Fully finished terrace level & more! $349,495. MLS 293540

CHARMING CRAFTSMAN HOME nestled on gentle, wooded tract in quaint community off scenic paved rd & just minutes from Blue Ridge, Lake BR & the Toccoa River. 3 spacious BRs & 2BA on main, master features soaring ceilings & ensuite bath, lots of storage throughout, chef’s KIT w/ rustic cabinetry & new appliances, dining area, family room w/ FP & more! $374,950. MLS 293522

QUAINT & QUIET. This Rustic Charmer is nestled on 4+/gentle acres overlooking serene mtn & pasture views… plenty of room to roam! “Cute as can be” with 2BR/2BA, all w/ brand new makeover. Covered porch & fire pit area, low maintenance landscape w/ “tree farm”, wood floors & interior along w/ massive stone FP focal point in open LR/ KIT/DR. Must see!! $339,000. MLS 293480

“TREEHOUSE FEEL” rustic charmer on wooded tract overlooking serene mtn views. 3BR/2BA + loft, covered upper & lower porches + fire pit area, low-maint. landscape w/ wild fern & towering hardwoods. Wood floors & interior w/ corner stone FP in open LR/KIT/DR, rustic pine KIT w/ plentiful cabinets, granite counters & SS appliances. Perfect getaway cabin! $289,000. MLS 293479

TIMELESS TREASURE! This charming cottage promotes old world style w/ modern day comforts. Completely remodeled 2BR/2BA w/ brand new fixtures, floors, cabinetry & trim throughout. Spacious kitchen w/ “farmhouse style” cabinets & new SS appliances along w/ inviting dining area. Sliding barn doors & distinct detail throughout. Landscaped yard w/ mtn view! $164,500. MLS 293366

MTN VIEWS GALORE from this estate size tract.! 3 acres of rolling, lush land w/ beautiful bldg. sites. Conveniently located just minutes from Blue Ridge. Easy access from Hwy 515, yet tucked away for ultimate privacy. Towering hardwoods & wild rhododendron make this the perfect site for your home. Sensible deed restrictions, ready to build & new survey in place. $79,900. MLS 293076

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REDUCED! Lakefront home at an affordable price! LEVEL 0.74 acre lot with gentle access to dock. Two bedroom, two bath with extra overflow rooms and storage. New HVAC in 2018, high-speed internet, great porch on lakeside, garden space. Convenient to Hayesville and Hiawassee with Biking, Hiking and Camping close by at Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area. $269,000. MLS#289069

3BR/2BA EXCEPTIONAL, QUALITY BUILT HOME. Large kitchen with walk-in pantry and huge work area, double oven, Viking gas cook top, rock fireplace in living room, covered deck with outdoor cooking area. Lower level offers great room, home office, mechanical room, hot tub on lower deck. Beautifully landscaped 2.84 level acres, garden spot, stone patio with fire pit. Loads of Extras! $298,500. MLS#291347

3BR/2BA, COMPLETELY RESTORED, charming 1941 country home. Local harvested and milled wood interior detailing, soapstone wood stove, classic claw tubs, extra room for office or den. Enjoy year round views of the Tusquittee Mountain Range and Fires Creek Rim from the front porch, storage building with fenced cottage garden, professionally landscaped 0.57 acre lot. Absolutely Picture Perfect! $215,000. MLS#291996

3BR, 3BA HOME ON 2+ UNRESTRICTED ACRES. New roof in 2011, new heat pump in 2014, gathering room with gas log fireplace, all appliances, wood and tile flooring, home office space. Fenced back yard, large garden spot, fire pit area, storage shed, state road frontage. True country setting with close to town convenience only minutes from schools, shopping and restaurants. $259,900. MLS#290014

EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOT located near desirable Fires Creek and the Nantahala National Forest Recreation Area. 1.88 acres with power, off of a well-maintained private road. $31,000. MLS#292076

3BR, 3BA home built in 1901, w/ many updates & renovations made throughout the years, but still retains its Victorian charm. Brand new HVAC system Sept 2018, multiple outbuildings including barns, chicken coop, spring house & the UNRESTRICTED 2.9 acre grounds are professionally landscaped. Purchase this enchanting property & own a piece of Clay Co. history! $184,900. MLS#275562. For add’l commercial property on Hwy 69, check out MLS#277164.

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2BR/1BA HOME tucked away w/ LOADS of privacy & beautiful hardwoods. Great room, separate laundry/mud room, clean & neat with wood interior touches. Enjoy the mountain breezes on the deck & screened porch, 2-car attached garage w/ circular drive, low maintenance yard, private well, state maintained road frontage. Private 3.46 UNRESTRICTED acres. A true cabin feel! $145,900. MLS#293262

2.12 ACRE LOT offering lake and golf views, mature hardwoods, and reasonable restrictions. Several potential building sites with paved road frontage. $10,000. MLS#255702

EXCEPTIONAL, QUALITY BUILT 3BR/3BA HOME. Open, airy floor plan, kitchen with quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances, maple flooring, built-in cabinets and bookcases, large master suite with plenty of closets. Radiant floor heat with highend fixtures in bath. Detached garage, workshop, large private open deck with lake views, only a 5 minute walk to Chatuge Cove Marina. Exquisite 1.24 acre yard with azaleas, rhododendron, dogwood and redbud....an explosion of spring color! $285,000. MLS#291814

RECUDED! 3BR, 3 FULL BATH SPACIOUS HOME with two separate living areas. Upper level boasts a fireplace, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lower level offers a fireplace, living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, and 1 bath. Enjoy the year-round long range mountain views from the open deck and porches, two car garage, deeded river access, all on a convenient to town one acre lot. $269,000. MLS#289993


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RAMEY MOUNTAIN ROAD – Beautifully appointed Ramey Mountain home with stupendous views of Lake Chatuge and surrounding mountains. Master suite on Main Level. Finished Terrace Level. Beautiful gardens. Open and covered decks. #289025 $499,900 Call Barbara 706-970-0390 or Sally 706-781-7076

MOODY HOLLOW ROAD – One of kind property. Well-built home on 6.58 acres on High Shoals Creek. Brick home with 2 Masters and 3 baths. Granite counters and wood floors. Easy access. Two garages. #289407 $575,000 Call Barbara 706-970-0390 or Sally 706-781-7076

OLD HIGHWAY 64 WEST – 3BR/3BA home on 16 acres with beautiful mountain views. Master has access to large screened deck. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, large windows, formal dining room and open loft. Finished basement for in-law suite or rental. Barn and small orchard. #292680 $297,500 Call Barbara 706-970-0390

DOGWOOD CIRCLE – Perfect mountain getaway! Cute, rustic home with deeded lake access. Seasonal views. Workshop and bonus room. Adjoining lot is community lot for privacy. Well maintained. Beautiful common area. #292110 $134,900 Call The Lloyd Team 706897-4701 or 706-994-5622

ASH BRANCH CIRCLE - Four bedroom/3.5 bath luxury mountain home in The Ridges Golf Course Community. Three bedrooms on Main Level. Lower Level is complete in-law suite. Great patio with kitchen. Cedar sauna. Lavish landscaping. Great views. #289808 $545,000 Call Barbara 706-970-0390 or Sally 706-781-7076

SEQUOIA DRIVE – 4BR/3BA in-town lake front home on 2 lots. Shared platform dock. Open floor plan with stone fireplace and 2 full kitchens. In-law suite on Lower Level. Detached shed/workshop. Large deck overlooking lake. #289857 $439,900 Call Barbara 706-970-0390

CHATUGE OVERLOOK – 3BR/2.5BA home with Craftsman influences. Beautiful lake & mountain views. All living on Main Level. Open kitchen, hardwood floors, and open loft. Family room and large workshop on finished Terrace Level. Garage with loft. #287980 $599,000 Call Barbara 706-970-0390

CHEROKEE TRAIL – Great home in super location down by the creek. All living on Main Level with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood-burning fireplace, screened porch and balcony over creek. Basement is partially finished with Great Room, half bath and bunk room. Great buy for a great price. #288595 $169,900 Call Jimmy 828-361-5354

KATIE CROSSING – Perfect 3 bedroom/2.5 bath cabin in the woods with stunning views. Located on corner lot in gated community. Master on Main. Wrap-around porch and large parking area. Partially fenced yard for pets. #293082 $224,900 Call The Lloyd Team 706-897-4701 or 706-994-5622

SUNNYSIDE SHORES ROAD – Exquisite 3BR/ 3BA lake front home on deep water channel. Two Master suites, bedroom & bath on Lower Level, and basement garage. Covered single-slip dock with swim platform & boat lift. Outbuilding. #288275 $692,500 Call The Lloyd Team 706-897-4701 or 706-994-5622

HARRIS HEIGHTS ROAD – Motivated Seller!! Three bedroom/2 bath home with laundry on Main Level. Full, unfinished basement to expand your living space or for an entertainment area. Located close to town for shopping and dining. #292672 $195,000 Call The Lloyd Team 706-897-4701 or 706-994-5622

JARRETT ROAD – One of the prettiest acreage tracts in Clay County. Combination of pasture, trees and beautiful ridge with great mountain views. Over 700’ of creek frontage. Tons of potential for residential or the perfect farm. #277474 $229,000 Call Jimmy 828-361-5354

STONECREST CIRCLE – Executive lake front home w/ year-round views. Large kitchen, floor-to-ceiling-stone fireplace, 2 Master suites, office & laundry room. 3-bay garage. Master suite on Lower Level, large family room, game room & large bedroom w/ full bath. Concrete drive. Two-slip dock w/ party deck. #290290 $777,000 Call The Lloyd Team 706-897-4701 or 706-994-5622

OWL CREEK SPUR – Quiet, peaceful setting in the mountains for well-maintained, furnished 3BR/3.5BA home. Wood-burning fireplace, granite in kitchen and wood & tile floors. Master on Main Level. Porches on all 3 levels. Seasonal mountain views could be improved w/ some tree trimming. Great weekend getaway or full-time home. #292973 $299,000 Call Theresa 706-994-9072

CHATUGE HEIGHTS – Superior craftsmanship to match extraordinary lake & mountain views. Brazilian cherry wood floors, stone fireplace & granite counters accented by huge wood beams & cathedral ceilings. Cherry cabinets, formal dining room, breakfast nook, Andersen windows & doors, wine cooler & wrap-around covered deck. #291812 $399,900 Call Jimmy 828-361-5354

NORTH MOUNTAIN DRIVE – Gorgeous lodge-style mountain home with 200 degree view overlooking Hiawassee. Perfect vacation rental or full-time home. Excellent condition. Master could be on Main or Upper Level. Partially finished basement. Terraced yard. #293039 $359,900 Call Jimmy 828-361-5354

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WOW! THE MOST INCREDIBLE LAKE VIEWS ANYWHERE WITHOUT THE STEEP MOUNTAIN CLIMB!

Retirement is awaiting you in this gorgeous 4BR/3.5BA home with updated kitchen appliances and beautiful features throughout. New concrete circular drive with fountain & solar entrance lights entertain on the breathtaking decks with string lighting. Plenty of storage plus a lady’s dream closet. Complete terrace level with full kitchen. Priced below appraisal at $689,900 MLS# 291747

IVY MOUNTAIN - HIAWASSEE, GA

YOUR MOUNTAIN CABIN AWAITS YOU WITH AN AWESOME VIEW OF THE LAKE & TOWN LIGHTS!

Cozy cabin feel with wood burning fireplace in winter and two amazing decks for the rest of the year. Mostly furnished and ready for guests in the finished terrace level, gentle paved entry, carport, new metal roof, new concrete retaining wall and much more! $249,900 For A Lakeview! MLS# 291990

RIVERFRONT HOME - HIAWASSEE, GA

RIVERFRONT MINI FARM!

Fruit trees, Outdoor Workshop AND Cottage Studio are ready for your retirement. In your spare time Trout fish the Hiawassee River Or go Tubing with your grandkids! 3.67 Acres. Come enjoy the GOOD Life! $329,900 MLS# 291063 GEORGIA/NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS & LAKES REGIONAL GUIDE™

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CREEK HOME - HIAWASSEE, GA

CREEKFRONT ON HIGHTOWER CREEK!

Have it all under 50K! Gentle building lot to build your mtn. Home with walkout basement, paved roads & C&R’s to protect your investment. Just minutes to town and to the public lake access. A bargain price for this lot and what it has to offer!!! $45,000 MLS# 289495

LAKE CHATUGE

LAKE ACCESS LOT LOCATED IN HIAWASSEE with individual covered dock slip Beautiful hillside wooded lot with paved street entry. 5 minutes to town. Don’t miss out? Enjoy Lake Chatuge within your price limits! $124,900 MLS# 291535

WAKE UP EVERY MORNING TO LAKE VIEWS! Have it all under 50K! Gentle building lot to build your mtn. Home with walkout basement, paved roads & C&R’s to protect your investment. Just minutes to town and to the public lake access. A bargain price for this lot and what it has to offer!!! $45,000 MLS# 289495

LOOKING FOR A LAKE ACCESS LOT UNDER 20K? Wonderful building lot conveniently located between Hayesville & Hiawassee. Gentle terrain and the HOA is in the process of paving the subdivision Roads. Recently upgraded HOA common area with platform dock. Additional adjoining lot available. $19,900 MLS# 292138

YOUR TROUT POND IS WAITING! Beautiful Tusquittee Creek is trout fishing at its best plus the pond is in for your own private catch. Gentle terrain. Beautiful mountains surround you. Perfect mountain retirement haven. Owner Financing Available! $69,000 MLS# 274558

GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOT TO BUILD YOUR CABIN. Bring your Kayak and your fishing pole and ease your mind on the Hiawassee River. This riverfront lot offers a gated entrance, community pavilion and fire pit. Community shared well and C&Rs to protect your investment. Septic permit on file. Conveniently located between Hayesville and Murphy. Level & easy to build on, and a great price for this riverfront lot! $59,500 MLS# 291200

RIVER/CREEK FRONT

JUST REDUCED LEVEL & GENTLE CREEK FRONT LOT with Year Around Mountain & Pasture Views. Easy too build that mountain cabin on and enjoy the rushing sounds of Beautiful Shooting Creek! Community water & electric available. A must see! $41,000 MLS# 265874

UNRESTRICTED LOTS/RV’S WELCOME

TWO ACRE LOT WITH SPRING! Beautiful mountain views. Power available. Easy access and close to National Forest. $35,000 MLS# 292206

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE AT UNRESTRICTED CREEK FRONTAGE For Your RV Or Build. Fast Flowing Creek. With Deeded Lake Access & Boat Ramp. $29,900 MLS# 291187

RV’S WELCOME ON THIS BEAUTIFUL TRACT OR BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. Gentle 1.23 acres with well water & power available. Nice Knoll Site & Beautiful mtn views! Fruit & Walnut Trees! $29,900 MLS# 292210

BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE TRACT! Control the trees, and you would have a gorgeous mtn. view! Possibility of building on one side of the road and selling the other half if you wanted too. Paved Road, County Water & Electric Available! Great price for this acreage piece! $37,900 MLS# 280788

PERFECT VACATION HOME! Located just 5 minutes to Lake Chatuge. Metal roofed over mobile with huge add on adrge open deck in nice area of Hiawassee. Completely furnished and ready to occupy. $94,500 MLS# 291371

MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES

HOME WITH GOLF COURSE VIEW. This home has the closet space. Large FR with stone FP, DR, large kitchen w/island, screened porch, 2BR’s plus master on the main with jetted tub & shower. Lower level has 2BR apartment suite w/kitchen & family room. Large yard. No HOA fees. $259,900 MLS# 283419

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Absolutely Breathtaking! Private but not secluded 6 acres w/ Your own Private Creek & Waterfalls! Located on a Forestry Road, goes into 1000’s of acres of Forestry all the way to Brasstown Bald! Would make a great private estate for nature lovers or a profitable Air B&B with 4BR/4BA & a full unfinished basement! MLS 293037. $599,900

Cozy 2BR/2BA split concept for privacy! GR/KIT/DR combo in the center of the house w/ wood burning rock FP in the living area. Wood cathedral ceiling & angular windows in the front & back for extra natural light. Mixture of wood accent & sheetrock walls. Lg. laundry room on main. Circular drive & unfinished bsmt. MLS 293548. $174,900

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BEAUTIFUL HOME within walking distance to Lake Nottely w/ seasonal mtn views on 1.71 acres in Eagle Bend Community. 4 level, 4BR/4.5BA w/ full front porch & upscale features on every level. Classic traditional exterior w/ level yard. Open interior, great for entertaining. Spacious GR w/ tray ceilings & FP. Open sunroom w/ entrance to the patio. Kitchen w/ tile counters, FP, island & formal DR. Upstairs Master Suite & 2 spacious BRs. 4th level bonus room. Terrace level w/ GR, BR, sunroom & full kitchen w/ private entrance for guests/in-laws. Oversized 3-car garage. MLS 291035. $399,900. Carol 770-601-1021

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MISTY VALLEY FARM

AS YOU PASS THROUGH THE ENTRANCE GATE TO MISTY VALLEY FARM you can’t help uttering, WOW. This 90 acre equestrian paradise offers a magnificent 6 Bedroom, 7.5 Bath home that sits on a rise overlooking the property, a very functional 12 stall barn with efficiency apartment, a large 6 bay garage/workshop, and 60 acres of cross-fenced pastures. One hour north of Atlanta. Priced below appraised value at $1,650,000. Click on the QR code to visit www.MistyValleyFarmGA.com. MLS #283918.

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$39,999 MOUNTAIN RETREAT!

$159,900 MOTIVATED SELLER!

$59,900 PRICE REDUCTION!! THE SIMPLE LIFE IS CALLING. You own the land & the dwelling. Trailer w/ lg. deck, storage building holds laundry, add’l sink & fridge, full size water heater & another toilet. Attached is outside shower w/ hot/ cold water plus a bunk house w/ electric. Everything stays except a few personal items. MLS 289493

RIVERFRONT LOT! MOTIVATED SELLER! Level 0.98 lot w/ pond & 100 ft of Hiawassee River frontage. Located halfway between Hayesville & Murphy, NC, this is the perfect place for your riverfront home. Small community w/ underground utilities & community water available. Check it out! MLS 284079

READY FOR A PROJECT? This 2BR/1BA home has good bones! Private location off of a paved road close to the John C. Campbell Folk School. Huge workshop, nice view, nice neighborhood, 2-car carport, nice unrestricted yard. BRING ALL OFFERS! MLS 287853

A REAL LOG HOME! The furnished getaway you have been waiting for! Perfect for investment or retirement. Beautiful wood throughout, bar in kitchen, real plank floors, covered porch, metal roof, private & peaceful setting. Nice yard for you garden or pets. Plenty of parking. MLS 289361

$139,000 WHAT A DEAL!

$119,900 PRIVACY & CREEK

$117,000 THIS HAS IT ALL! ROAD IN throughout the property to the large creek, peaks & valleys, so many bldg. sites. Unrestricted, off paved road, your own entrance, great for future or getaway camp, could be your fortress, prepper’s dream, private, close to white water, casino & in the heart of the Great Smoky Mtns! MLS 279613

BEAUTIFUL HOME on 1.35 acres. Screened porch. HW floors & ceilings in GR. Large BRs w/ walk-in closets. Master BA w/ shower/tub combo. Partial U/F bsmt. Bonus potting shed. Paved drive & 2-car garage. Guest cottage w/ electric & A/C. Hot Tub on the deck w/ stairs down to the fire pit. MLS 285800

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SIT ON YOUR DECK & listen to Moccasin Creek rushing by. HW floors, gas stove & open floor plan. Nice area for a home office or a reading room. One car garage w/ a large workshop attached. Being sold ASIS. Needs some work, but worth the effort for a nice, private location. MLS 290123

$167,000 ONE LEVEL LIVING ONLY MINUTES TO TOWN, but the quiet that surrounds you feels like you’re miles away. One owner home. Lg. storage bldg./workshop in the backyard as well as a couple of garden spots. A lovely wrap around porch & deck. 3/2 all on one level! This is worth a look! Owner is motivated! MLS 291895

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375 N. Main Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546 706-632-7211

Representing Extraordinary Clients... With Proven Results!

BRUCE J. OLSEN

REALTOR® 706-675-5228 Cell Bruce.Olsen@HarryNorman.com Bruce.Olsen.HarryNorman.com

TERI OLSEN

REALTOR® 706-897-0723 Cell TeriSOlsen@gmail.com

35 DOUBLE BRANCH TRAIL, MURPHY, NC, MLS 290524, $375,000 Beautiful cabin in the mountains! Spacious corner lot with park like setting. Open floor plan w/ dining off the kitchen. The wide wrap-around deck is great for entertaining or just sitting & enjoying nature in your screened porch. Master on the main w/ a stone faced FP & jetted tub. All guest BRs have their own ensuite & the basement is set up for fun w/ a gas FP, pool table & foosball table, living area & another full BA. This home is in pristine condition...move in ready...and would make a fantastic full time, part time or even a rental home. Don’t miss this one!

502 COLD SPRING LANE, HAYESVILLE, NC, MLS 262556, $1,950,000 Magnificent new mountain estate! 7+ mountainside acres w/ add’l land available. Gorgeous views of the Tusquittee Mtns. Over 6000 SF, 3 stories, 4BR/4.5BA & much more. Luxury, energy efficient ‘smart house’, design. Custom stone & ironwork and authentic Venetian plaster. Private & gated drive. Perfect for corporate retreat or private estate. This new home has never been occupied!! Call Bruce or Teri Olsen.

641 SMOKERISE DRIVE, HAYESVILLE, NC, MLS 288650, $349,000 Beautiful family home! Huge cook’s kitchen w/ gas stove, SS appliances, granite counters, plenty of cabinets, pantry & huge DR w/ FP. Laundry is on the main. Family room w/ reading nook & FP. Master ensuite on the main with his/her closets. Upper level features 2 add’l BRs, den/office & spacious bonus room. Finished bsmt. w/ endless possibilities for entertaining & living space. Home is steel beam construction throughout. Large screened decks on main & lower levels as well as open decks for all your outdoor entertaining needs.

1748 HARRIS RIDGE ROAD, YOUNG HARRIS, GA, MLS 288131, $930,000 Exquisite custom home! Stunning views of Lake Chatuge & the Blue Ridge mountains. The inviting LR has a stone stacked wood burning FP, Brazilian Cherrywood floors & opens to the enormous entertainment deck. State-of-the-art gourmet kitchen w/ Sub Zero fridge, Wolf gas stove & oven, wine cooler & granite countertops. Master on main allows you to awaken to the gorgeous views. Lower level includes a theater room, wet bar, home gym & 2 add’l guest rooms. Patio area hosts a waterfall w/ pond, custom bar & wood burning FP. Being offered w/ furniture included.

LOT 24 RIDGEVIEW MOUNTAIN, YOUNG HARRIS, GA, MLS 284593, $35,900 Beautiful stone entrance marks the way to this peaceful community. This smaller subdivision boasts beautiful custom homes nestled into a peaceful mountain setting. Ideal location to build your mountain dream home. Enjoy breathtaking views with easy access. Perfect building lot at a great price. Close to Young Harris, Hiawassee, Lake Chatuge & Blairsville. The area offers outdoor activities such as boating, biking & hiking. Come check it out!

LOT 9 DRAKE RIDGE, HAYESVILLE, NC, MLS 255654, $56,500 Prestigious Drake Ridge LAKE VIEW lot awaits your dream home! This lot offers a beautiful quiet community, beautiful view of Lake Chatuge and all the peace and quiet you are looking for. Convenient to Hayesville and Hiawassee and PRICED TO SELL. Don’t let this one get away!

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Bruce J. Olsen, REALTOR

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The above information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Offer subject to errors, changes, omissions, prior sales and withdrawals without notice.

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House Selling Tips: Why You A few small updates, which can be done on a budget, can increase your home’s value - and selling price.

While you can’t change your home’s location or other market forces that determine home value, there are some things you can control that will affect what price you’re offered.

Here are some small things that get in the way of buyers seeing your home’s true value - and some budgetfriendly updates that’ll fix them. Neglected Exterior Maintenance

“Some buyers won’t even go inside a house if they don’t like the outside,” says Elizabeth Hall of Realty Executives Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee. To get top dollar for your home (and lure in those lookie-loos), take an exterior inventory of little items you hardly notice that could be red flags, like:   • Chipped paint   • Clogged gutters   • Torn screens   • Cobwebs on the porch   • A rusted or leaning mailbox

Image: Andy Milford

“These small repairs give buyers confidence that your home is well-maintained throughout,”says Katie Ducharme of Coastal Properties Group in Dunedin, Florida.

Dingy Lighting

Buyers aren’t going to notice the crown molding or the pro paint job if they can’t see them. Buyers aren’t going to notice the crown molding or the pro paint job if they can’t see them. You want buyers to exclaim, “Ooo! It’s so bright!” when they walk in. Because a well-lit home feels larger and more inviting. Plus, it feels like it’s not hiding anything, either. Increase the wattage for each light fixture, and go for bulbs with a warm tint to give your home an inviting golden glow. And don’t forget this easyto-miss step: clean the light fixtures so those bulbs can do their job. Image: Elizabeth Greer/EyeEm/Getty

Old Carpet

Carpet isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, especially in bedrooms, but stained or worn-out carpet? Buyers will likely submit low offers so they can replace it. If you can’t make your carpet look good-as-new with a professional cleaning, get rid of it. Better yet, install hardwood if possible — today’s buyers go ga-ga over it.

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A Cluttered Kitchen

Like friends at a party, many buyers go straight to the kitchen. They want to envision themselves there, making breakfast, putting dishes away, whatever. Your cereal inventory and salt-and-pepper collection pull them out of that fantasy. So clear the kitchen decks. That includes small appliances on the counter, tchotchkes on the window ledge - everything but the essentials you need to stay alive while your home is on the market. Basically, buyers want your home to look move-in ready, says Ducharme. GEORGIA/NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS & LAKES REGIONAL GUIDE™

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Won’t Get Your Asking Price Pet or Cooking Odors

“Bad smells make buyers run,” says Hall. “They wonder what’s going on – is the house moldy, dirty, or what?” Sometimes you only need to clean the refrigerator and garbage cans. But stronger odors, like set-in cooking smells or pet funk, require a more militant approach. Wash or professionally clean everything, especially soft surfaces like curtains, carpets, and pet bedding. Bathe the pets regularly, too. If odors are so strong that they’ve permeated the home (your agent can give you an honest opinion, as homeowners are often nose-blind), consider replacing carpet and drapes and repainting using an odor-blocking primer like Kilz. Image: Ulrika Kestere/Offset

Different Paint Colors

If every member of your family used their bedroom walls to express their personalities, or your interior looks like 1993 showed up for a dance party and never left, buyers have a hard time seeing themselves living there. Cohesive, neutral colors to the rescue. Greige or white are timeless winners. Put together a single, coordinated palette of neutrals and use it to paint the whole house. Consistency makes the place feel larger. While you’re at it, repaint the front door. The crisp, clean look of a new coat of paint is a surefire way to boost curb appeal.

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Empty Rooms

Decluttering is good. Totally clearing out is overdoing it. Counterintuitive though it may seem, empty rooms look smaller. So leave some furniture strategically placed (try putting the biggest piece to the far left, since we typically scan left to right), and you’ll trick buyers’ eyes into visualizing a larger space.

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Dirty Driveway

How long has it been since you really looked at your driveway? Like pulling weeds or putting down fresh mulch, a clean driveway gives your home a tidy, cared-for appearance. “I ask all my clients to power wash it,” says Ducharme. “That final touch does double duty as curb appeal and proper maintenance — both of which get you ever closer to your dream sales price.” Image: alabn/Getty

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Kim Tigar

BROKER ASSOCIATE, NC & GA

Cell: 828-337-2424 Kimtigar21@gmail.com

828-389-4466 401 NC Hwy 69, Hayesville, NC 28904

GA LIC. H45490 • NC LIC. C12810 REDUCED!

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WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BUY, LOOK TO UNITED COMMUNITY BANK Kitty Mauzy

MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR NMLS# 512515

177 Highway 515 East Blairsville, GA 30512

GREAT BUILDING LOT in a high elevation subdivision. Beautiful setting with mountain and seasonal lake views. A gentle sloping lot already cleared for your dream home! Underground utilities, paved roads and access to City of Hiawassee water. Only minutes from shopping and restaurants in both Hayesville and Hiawassee. Best deal in the subdivision. MLS# 287527. $29,000.

CHARMING CABIN features 3/3 and is nestled in the woods in an established subdivision with paved roads, community water, lake access and many other amenities. This home features a wrap-around porch and deck, and covered patio on lower level. It features a gas fireplace and is in move-in condition and partially furnished. Your dream came true with this home! MLS# 283581. $179,500.

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CLOSE TO TOWN! Two adjoining lots just under 0.50 acre are in an established subdivision of nice homes. Both lots are wooded with a gentle to sloping terrain. Paved roads, community water, lake access, community swim dock, picnic areas and more. Don’t miss this deal! MLS# 280747. $20,000.

UNRESTRICTED Building lot on Brasstown Creek! This level, creek front lot features mountain views. This 1.158 level lot is ready to build your mountain getaway. It is unrestricted too, so RV’S and campers are welcome! Conveniently located near Brasstown, NC, but just minutes away from both Hayesville and Murphy. MLS# 291783, $42,500.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY FANTASTIC VIEWS OUTDOOR FIREPLACE PRIVATE BALCONY FINISHED BASEMENT OVERSIZED GARAGE THE FINEST IN MOUNTAIN LIVING! Situated on 1.87 restful acres in a gated community, this beautiful 3BR/3BA home is warm and inviting. The interior is the perfect blend of wood and distinctive “tree bark-finished” sheetrock, and you’re sure to love the bold, expansive mountain views you see upon entering. There are SS appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinets, and a covered outdoor party porch with stone fireplace that’s ideal for gatherings with family and friends. Plus, there are full decks on the main and lower levels, a private balcony off the master bedroom that’s perfect for relaxing with morning coffee, and a loft above the vaulted Great Room. A two-car garage and level concrete driveway provide ample room for parking. For more info, call Ed at (770) 598-7726 or Tammy at (706) 951-2700. MLS# 292345. $549,000

401 NC Hwy 69 Hayesville, NC 28904 (Next to First Citizens Bank) GA license H-45490 NC license C-12810

Ed Reams OWNER / BROKER

(770) 598-7726

chatugerealtor@gmail.com

Office: (828) 389-4466 www.chatugerealtor.com

LAKEFRONT HOME PRIVATE DOCK TWO KITCHENS UPGRADES GALORE LARGE FENCED YARD LOW MAINTENANCE PLENTY OF PARKING BEAUTIFUL, IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED LAKEFRONT HOME. Located in a quiet neighborhood between Hayesville and Hiawassee, this low-maintenance 3BR/3BA/2HBA home offers the finest in Lake Chatuge living. You’ll appreciate the quality construction, the two spacious lakeside decks and the gentle walkway down to the private covered boat dock. The main level is warm and inviting, and the lower level features a second full kitchen with pantry, a large living room and a bedroom. The upper floor has a sitting area/office, a bedroom and a full bath. There’s even a finished living area above the two-car garage, which would be ideal as a studio or office. There’s plenty of additional parking and a fenced backyard for the pets to roam. CALL ED FOR MORE INFO OR A SHOWING. MLS# 290039. $749,900


401 NC Hwy 69

(next to First Citizens Bank)

Hayesville, NC 28904

(828) 389-4466

Moving? No Matter Where or Why, Let Me Help You When! 20 years experience assisting clients in making their next move and I’d be happy to help you too! Clay County TOP PRODUCER

2012 – 2018 Contact me to get yours SOLD! And as always, thank you for your Trust!

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Shelagh Whitney REALTOR®

828-508-8272 shelagh@dnet.net

PHENOMENAL VIEWS across the whole of the “Enchanted Valley”! Perfect full-time or home away from home! 5/4 with huge finished basement with kitchenette for games, entertaining or overflow! Large stone FP anchors the LR, h’wood floors, granite & tile kitchen & baths, Southern Exposure and great combo of wood & drywall! Nice loft, master w/ private balcony & x! Low maintenance! Cherished and well cared for from the start but time for it’s next family! $389,900 MLS: 272117

GA Broker Lic. H45490 • NC Broker Lic. C12810

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET! No hassle CONDO living with views of Lake Chatuge & the mountains! ORIGINAL OWNER well maintained & gently used 2/2/1 ! Great flow for full/part time & entertaining w/ large BRs & LR, rock FP, separate DR & office/den adjoining a huge sunroom! ELEVATOR, storage, cov’d parking + close to town = easy living in the beautiful N. Georgia mountains! NO MORE MOWING! $267,900 MLS: 292940

By The John C. Campbell Folk School!

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT INFLUENCES THRUOUT! 12+ acres of PRIVACY & sweeping views at this unique mountain estate! 3/3/1 designed for entertaining, relaxation & rejuvenation with large living areas, open kitchen, decks, porches & Koi ponds! More? Amazing 66’ salt water lap pool, hot tub & Tatami Room! 3 car garage w/ FULL APT above! Walkable with large garden areas, geothermal heating & WELL maintained by the ORIGINAL OWNERS! Additional acreage available! $619,000. MLS 286337

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WELCOME TO SERENITY! Sitting on 1.76 acres, just a few minutes from town & the Lake Chatuge Dam, this lovely home has been beautifully upgraded & meticulously maintained. The main floor, much recently repainted a soothing gray, features a kitchen w/ solid surface counter tops & SS appliances, a master bedroom w/ remodeled bath, guest bedroom & bath, open dining room, sun room addition, covered porch & laundry room. The basement, finished in 2012, offers another bedroom & full bath, family room, wet bar, garage, workshop, screened porch & storage room. Big walk-in closets, gorgeous landscaping, long paved driveway, lots of light, it’s a truly peaceful setting! MLS 292333, $249,900

SPECTACULAR CABIN w/ LONG RANGE MTN. VIEWS on 3 sides! This Hayesville home has been meticulously maintained & upgraded by the original owners. Tastefully designed w/ a pleasing mix of shiplap, beadboard & drywall. The spacious great room has lots of windows to let in the light, a soaring ceiling & stacked stone fireplace. Kitchen w/ distressed black cabinets, solid surface & wood counter tops, SS appliances. New Pella windows, cedar trim & window treatments, private master suite upstairs, big bedroom on the main, terrace level w/ family room, media room, BR & bath. Tons of outdoor living space, gorgeous landscaping, no detail has been overlooked! All this just 5 minutes to town! MLS 291493, $265,000

GOLF COURSE LOT in the Ridges @ Mountain Harbour. Wide paved roads & no steep climb, very gentle lot for easy building. Enjoy life in the Ridges w/ Restaurants, Community pool, Fitness Center & an 18 hole golf course. MLS 264322, $44,900.

828-389-4466

401 NC Hwy 69, Hayesville, NC 28904 GA LIC. H45490 • NC LIC. C12810

LAKE CHATUGE CONDO W/ DEEP WATER COVERED BOAT SLIP! Immaculate 3/3 Sunset Bay condo features an open floor plan, kitchen w/ maple cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bar, & SS appliances. Great room w/ gas FP, deck, lake & Mtn. views. End unit has a larger great room, master, bigger decks, and side windows bring in tons of natural light. Huge upstairs master suite w/ lake view deck, bath w/ 2 sink granite top vanity, jetted tub & separate shower. Add’l BR bath & laundry room upstairs. Smaller master w/ full bath on the main floor, lower level with a foyer & double length garage. Lakeside FP pavilion, tennis/ pickle ball court, close to downtown Hiawassee! MLS 290588, $324,500

Carina Woolrich BROKER ASSOCIATE , NC & GA SITTING HIGH ABOVE THE HIWASSEE RIVER with spectacular views straight up the river to the mountains beyond. Like new 2/2 Hayesville cabin has been completely redone with a huge master suite addition & interior remodel creating a wide open great room, large dining area, office & views throughout. Hardwood & tile floors, new custom kitchen w/ maple cabinets, quartz counters & SS appliances. 2 acres/ 2 lots, the 2nd w/ a new 2 car garage & 3 BR installed septic system. Cathedral ceilings, lots of light, fireplace, close to town yet private, w/Fiber Optic Internet! Plenty of deck space, a fenced yard, community river access and THOSE VIEWS!! Owner/Broker. MLS 287031, $299,900

R UNDEACT R CONT LONG RANGE, YEAR ROUND, LAKE CHATUGE & MTN VIEWS! 2.87 Unrestricted acres, much of it is gentle lying for an easy build & lots of usable land. End of road privacy bordering USFS land. U/G utilities & community water in place. Perfect location for your Dream Home! MLS 265882, $105,000

GREAT CABIN w/ fabulous Mtn views in Smokerise, an upscale S/D close to town w/ wide, paved roads & U/G utilities. Master on the main; bedroom, library & bath upstairs; efficiency apartment in the basement. 2 sunrooms, new HVAC, newer roof.  MLS 291489, $197,500

SELLER FINANCING available! Beautiful Creek Front Lot: 134 ft on Shooting Creek, a rushing trout stream. Level building lot with fabulous long range Mtn and valley views! Nice combo of wooded and pasture. Shared well and U/G power in place. Was approved for a 3BR septic permit. PRICED TO SELL!! MLS 269768, $34,900.

Cell: 706-994-6626

cswoolrich@gmail.com HayesvilleHomeSales.com

R UNDEACT R CONT 3/3 HOME on 6.74 Unrestricted acres with year round Lake Chatuge & Mtn views from almost every room! Granite counter tops & SS appliances in the kitchen. Living room w/ brick FP, wood floors & cathedral ceilings. 3 car garage, RV parking, full basement. MLS 242141, $287,000

OVER 200’ HIWASSEE RIVER FRONTAGE with some of the best trout fishing on the river! 5.3 ACRES of gentle lying, wooded property on a sparsely populated stretch of the river. Easy river access and close to town. Only restriction is no further subdividing. MLS 262672, $149,900

MAGNIFICENT 1 ACRE LOT on the top of Eagles View! Unsurpassed Year Round, Panoramic, Long Range Lake Chatuge & Mountain Views. This is a rare, gently sloping lot that supports an easy build without requiring a sub-basement! The lot has been mostly cleared, 4 BR septic permit just expired. Great subdivision w/ paved roads, community water & U/G utilities, Hiawassee & Hayesville shopping just minutes away. MLS 293611, $99,000


KEEL PROPERTIES, INC. BLUE RIDGE, GA

THIS OFFICE CENTER consists on 12,800 SF with 8 office units (Some Tenant’s lease more than just one unit); There is 1400 SF on Grade with 200 SF in Loft above with interior steps for access; Paved parking; Easy access to Highway 515 and this Property is adjacent to a Mixed Use Development, River Ridge which is Under Construction currently! This is a Great Property! MLS 286528. $889,900

LOT 33, LAKEVIEW CIRCLE. Paved Street, public water, wooded residential building lot. Slopes from right to left which makes this lot a perfect daylight left basement lot with the garage on your right! Close to both Morganton & Blue Ridge!!!! MLS 291715. $34,770

404-213-5754 OUR RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS ARE GOING FAST! CALL TODAY TO LIST YOUR HOME OR CABIN!

GRADED LEVEL COMMERCIAL PAD in Blue Ridge with easy access to Highway 515! Public Water and Sanitary Sewer! Save Money and Purchase this Graded Level Pad! 1.59+/- acres. MLS 287159. $484,900

COMMERCIAL. This Property has been graded into two different elevations (grades), perfect for Big Box pads. 13+/- acre front pad & 12+/acre back pad. Outfall sanitary sewer is approved by the City of Blue Ridge & can be installed by purchaser. Tax ID Numbers of all Properties: 0054 B 018; 0054 B 01802; 0054 B 019; 0054 B 18C; 0054 B 01801; 0054 B 23B; 0054 18A01; 0054 18A02; 0054 B 18A & 0054 A049. Totals 25.92 +/- ACRES. MLS 282540. $2,590,048

A GENERAL STORE WITH A CHARMING CAFE’!!! 2000 +/- heated SF building w/ FULL KITCHEN!! A 12 ft grill w/ hood. Retail space w/ seating, walk-in cooler, zoned heating / cooling w/ 2 systems, covered front porch, excellent condition! 51% of the building SF is required for retail & 49% of the building SF can be a cafe’. MLS 277338. $349,900

GRADED LEVEL COMMERCIAL PAD! 1.59 acres with easy access to Highway 515! Public Water and Sanitary Sewer! Save Money and Purchase this Graded Level Pad! MLS 287159. $484,900

REDUCED! CREEK FRONT

REDUCED!

1005 FT ADJOINING THE USFS. 10 beautiful acres w/creek, combined w/great views! Driveway & 3BR septic already installed. Subdivision has a pond & pavilion w/outdoor fireplace. Ideal for family gatherings! MLS# 227770. $94,900.

GREAT COMMERCIAL / HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL land listing with Sanitary Sewer! Adjacent to the New Blue Ridge Assisted Living / Memory Care Facility with Appalachian Highway Frontage! There are 3 Properties totaling 10.96 acres. Call for more info. MLS 288063. $864,744

WE NEED LISTINGS!

60 - 241 ACRES AVAILABLE. Paved road frontage, creeks, mountain views. Located in Gilmer County, adjacent to Ellijay city limits. Great potential for hunting land (deer & wild turkey). Call Gary for more information. Priced at $7,200 per surveyed acre. MLS 278549, MLS 278555.

“THE REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST” 38+ Years of Real Estate Experience

Our listings are moving FAST! Call today to list your Residential, Land or Commercial Property with Keel Properties for RESULTS!

Gary Keel • 404-213-5754

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KEEL PROPERTIES, INC. BLUE RIDGE, GA

404-213-5754

LAKE BLUE RIDGE, PRIVATE BUILDING LOT FOR A 6 BEDROOM LAKE HOME! One of the Best EVER... Lake Blue Ridge Building Lot! 6 Bedrooms, PRIVATE with OVER 600 ACRES adjacent US Forest Service Property & DEEP, DEEP Water!!!!  • 0.98 Acre Lake Blue Ridge Building Lot  • Approved for an Elgin Septic System, for a 6 Bedroom Home  • 230 TONS of Tennessee River Rock installed on Lake shore!   • DEEP, DEEP WATER  • Steps Built to the Lake for a Dock  • Lot is Cleared (trees removed) • Home Approved to be built down to 1701 Contour Line of Lake Blue Ridge • US Forest Service Property Borders the Entire Northern Property Line AND the Entire Western Property Line • The Southern Property Line is a 9 +/- Acre Privately Owned Tract • Owner Has a Georgia Real Estate License • Call Broker for pricing 

OVER 600 ACRES OF USFS USFS

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FANNIN COUNTY, GA

December 31st New Year’s Eve Train Ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad. Train departs at 10:00PM and returns at 12:30AM. Tickets are $86 for adults, $162 for couples plus tax. Join us to ring in the New Year. While on board, you will receive party favors, adult beverages and an appetizer tray. Entertainment will be provided also. Reservations are a must! Secure your seat by calling 706-632-8724. January 18th

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Open every Thursday – Saturday from 6PM – 9PM. Mountain Country Christmas in Lights is a holiday treat for the entire family at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. The fairgrounds are transformed into a spectacular and magical holiday light show, with special Christmas music provided by local churches, arts & craft vendors, holiday food is available for purchase and no visit is complete without pictures with Santa. $5.00 Admission for adults and children 12 and under are free. For more information visit www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. December 31st Ring in 2020 at Crane Creek Vineyards!  This is always a wild and crazy party.  We start the evening with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing.  Includes a live 3 piece band, open bar of CCV wines, hors d’oeuvres, coursed dinner, dessert, party favors, champagne toast, and lots more! Reservations required. Call 706-379-1236 for reservations.  December 31st

New Year’s Eve Gala at Brasstown Valley Resort. This year’s theme will be “Silver Jubilee”. Open bar will begin at 7:30PM. Gourmet Dinner Buffet at beginning at 7:30PM. Music and Dancing throughout the evening. Balloon Drop at 12PM. Specials on Rooms & packages available by calling 800-201-3205. Reservation required.

UNION COUNTY, GA

December 1st – January 1st Over 30 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths will be on display at the Union County Community Center. Come take a look anytime between 9AM – 5PM. Admission is free. GEORGIA/NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS & LAKES REGIONAL GUIDE™

Just Roxie will be performing live at the Blue Ridge Community Theater. These accomplished musicians, gifted songwriters and vocalists will be bringing their refined artistry, stunning vocals, and the wisdom born of life experience to their singing, arranging, and songwriting. Their music comes from the heart and speaks to the soul. Each original song and cover takes us on a journey—on the road, to the depths of our hearts and minds, through the full range of our emotions—and ultimately, brings us home to ourselves. Get your tickets by calling the Blue Ridge Community Theater Box Office at 706-632-9223.

CLAY COUNTY, NC December 21st Holiday Contra & Square Dancing at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Come celebrate the holidays with us on the dance floor! Bring your favorite refreshment to share. The calling and music will be a splendid array of local talent. Guest callers welcome (If you are interested in calling let us know in advance by emailing ted@folkschool. org). Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Dance starts at 8PM and admission is free. Holiday kids party at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Be sure to come over to the Folk School for the fun. The Holiday Kids’ Party will have music, dancing, activities, a visit from Santa and best of all, homemade cookies! Party starts at 1:00PM. Call 828837-2775 for more information. December 26th – 31st Winter evening dances week will be held at the John C. Campbell Folk School. These dances are open to our local dance community. There will be a mix of contras, squares and English country dances. December 26 - December 29, 8PM – 11PM. Admission is $10 per dancer, per night during these dates. Our New Year’s Eve dance will begin at 8:00PM and will continue until 1:00AM. Admission for this event is $15 per person.

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57 Main St. Hayesville, NC

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FRESH UPDATE! 3BR/3BA home with views of Brasstown Bald, 24x24 2 story heated workshop & garage. Energy efficient home with 12” thick exterior walls, centrally located and move in ready! $289,900.  MLS 290324   

2BR/2BA CHALET STYLE home on 4.33 beautiful acres with hiking trails, new kitchen has granite and custom cabinets, hickory floors on main, basement has studio and sitting room. Huge wrap around deck, 2 car garage and workshop. $239,000. MLS 289478

CUSTOM LOG HOME on 21+ unrestricted acres is impeccably designed and maintained, tucked away in a mountain hollow with small stream, 2 masters, 2 fireplaces, bonus room, sunroom, central vac, the list goes on. $369,500. MLS 290005

NEED LOTS OF SPACE? Almost 12,000 SF counting the unfinished bsmt, potential for 8 BRs, currently has 4BR/3.5BA plus separate rental apt. This home needs some finish work but tons of potential and 300’ creek frontage. $214,000 MLS 290915

WANT PRIVACY? This is it, 3BR/1.5BA home has hardwood floors, open concept, 3 fireplaces, mtn views and situated on 10 unrestricted acres joining USFS. $239,900. MLS 292529

CLOSE TO TOWN 2BR/2BA open concept with full finished basement, huge sunroom, handicap access and drive through carport. $194,900. MLS 290829

AFFORDABLE HOME close to town, 3BR/1BA, brick fireplace, CHA, carport, shed, handicap access, nice landscaping, check it out. $82,000. MLS 293554

GREAT FAMILY HOME is 3BR/2BA with hardwood floors, one level living, 2 car garage, full length porch, branch, very well maintained and convenient location. $215,000 MLS 291047

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Craftsman/Timber home has lake and mountain views to die for, gated community, top of the line upgrades, outdoor fireplace, 1.92 acres, pick your colors, $397,000. MLS 293747

MODERN MOUNTAIN RETREAT on 26 acres, 9 acres fenced pasture, 4BR/3.5BA 5000 sq. ft home, all the upgrades, pond, creek, barn, she shed, and fixer upper farmhouse. $615,000. MLS 292848

RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL? BOTH! 2BR/2BA with a storefront on busy Hwy 69, recently remodeled, 22x36 garage, branch, pond, and lots of room for expansion. $399,900. MLS 292981

BEAUTIFUL BRICK 4BR/2.5BA on 2.9 acres has formal DR, hdwd floors, CHA, fpl., bsmt., huge garage/workshop, totally remodeled, close to town, lake and river. $279,900. MLS 293288

UNIQUE HOME

LITTLE PEACE OF HEAVEN charming rustic 3BR/ 2BA cabin on 3.5 acres w/ nice trout stream running thru property, wood burning fpl., Jacuzzi & fpl. in master suite, beautiful wide plank floors, tons of deck overlooking creek & branch, huge workshop, no lawn maintenance, $309,000. MLS 293748

ONE OF A KIND HOME on 32 private acres is 4BR/ 2BA, elevator, turret room, year round mountain and seasonal lake views from every level, solarium, carport, workshop, exposed beams, extensive walking trails with native plants and lots of wildlife. If you like seclusion, this is the place for you. $399,000. MLS 289237

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FULLY FURNISHED QUALITY CUSTOM HOME is 3BR/2BA + 2 half BAs on 2.36 acres, 2 fireplaces, full finished bsmt., garage, carport, workshop, sauna, fire pit & gorgeous views of mtns & river from oversized front porch. Deeded river access. $338,000 MLS 287431

FARM

BRING THE HORSES, cows, chickens or whatever! 42 fenced acres of pasture is a working farm, 2BR/2BA home has full bsmt., open concept, needs a little cosmetic TLC, garden spot, fruit trees and branch. Views are breathtaking! $379,900 MLS 289933

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534 East Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

706-632-4422 ext.116 www.SteveTuckerRealtor.com “Your Friend in Real Estate” in the North Georgia Mountains

SOLID LOG HOME built in 2017 on a 2.67 acres w/ DEEDED TOCCOA RIVER ACCESS! 1,380 SF of finished space on the main floor with 2BR/2BA. Master BR, laundry/pantry & outdoor FP overlooking a small spring-fed pond all located on the main floor. Private location on a lg. lot w/ cleared spot for a garden & frontage on a small branch. Detached 2-car garage & circular drive w/ plenty of parking. All paved access. Less than 5 miles to McCaysville. Add’l 1,380 SF of u/f bsmt. stubbed for a BA & framed for 2 add’l BRs & man cave. Don’t let this one slip away! MLS 292240. $389,000

MAYFLY LODGE & TREEHOUSE. Custom built, Moss Creek Architectural design home. Built in 2015 from reclaimed oak barn wood, white pine & cedar timbers, this 3BR/3BA home boasts 2566 SF under HVAC. An extreme amount of care & detail went into the construction, including TN stone FPs (3 of them), all custom fixtures, acid stained bsmt. floors, 2x6 frame construction, custom oak chinked floors made from wine barrels, Thor SS 6-burner gas stove & oven, and too many more features to mention here! Walking distance to your deeded access on the Toccoa River! MLS 293709. $579,000

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FIGHTINGTOWN CREEK FRONT HOME! This 3,901 SF, 5BR, 4.5BA home features 10 ft ceilings, vaulted LR, river stone archways, HW floors, and 3 main floor BRs w/ en-suite BAs. 2 upstairs BRs & playroom/loft also has a spacious BA. Chef’s kitchen w/ custom cherry cabinets, pantry & granite c-tops. Security system in place. Pre-wired for a generator & sound system. Huge gazebo & porches overlook a GREAT fishing spot on Fightingtown Creek. 2 acre gated lot w/ garden shed & raised bed gardens. Interior freshly painted. Close to the new Riverwalk Shops & restaurants in McCaysville. MLS 288671. $599,000

4BR/3BA HOME w/ master & laundry on the main floor, plus a nice level entryway. Very quiet & private location in the gated Coosawattee River Resort. There’s even a branch on the bottom of the property! Huge flat grass area right off the main entrance which would make a great garden spot, fire pit, or gated area for our furry friends. Resort amenities include: Coosawatter River access (to include trout fishing), 3 pools, a rec. center, tubing, mini-golf & more! Includes the neighboring lot for a total of 1.54 AC. MLS 292846. $224,000

SPECTACULAR YEAR-ROUND layered mtn views from this 3,824 SF, 4BR/4.5BA cabin located in the upscale Mountain High S/D. Spacious decks & sitting areas to enjoy the spectacular view! Master on main, laundry on main, prow front, open floor plan, floor-to-ceiling stacked stone FP, wall of windows showcasing the view, tiled showers, finished terrace level w/ pool table, wet bar w/ refrigerator, lots of storage, expansive decks & screened in porch. Make this your vacation home or perfect for a cabin rental - sleeps up to 14!! Even has a huge Jacuzzi hot tub! Furnishings available. MLS 293449. $459,900

HAVE YOUR OWN COMPOUND in the North GA Mtn! 2 homes for the price of 1! Fenced & gated! The 3BR/2BA, 1,768 SF main house has master on the main w/ ensuite bath. The 1BR/1BA, 416 SF guest cottage could easily be a rental or mother-in-law suite. The property is easily accessible to Cater’s Lake. The boat ramp at Woodring Branch only 3 miles away. Spacious 2-car detached garage to store your lake toys! There is even a fire pit for those cool mountain evenings! Only 20 minutes to both Ellijay & Chatsworth. $274,000. MLS 291915

BEST VIEW IN FANNIN COUNTY! Truly spectacular cabin w/ panoramic views of the big waters of Lake Blue Ridge, the marina & the dam with a backdrop of layers & layers of the Blue Ridge Mtns across TN, GA & NC. When you walk into this cabin & see the view, you’ll see why this 5BR/5.5BA luxury retreat is fit for royalty. Restoration hardware fixtures, dbl. wall oven, 6 burner stove & many other upgrades. 6th BR & BA + full kitchen above the 2-car garage. Add’l storeroom/ outbuilding, too. Total of 5006 SF! All paved road access. MLS 293198. $1,150,000

10.87 ACRES w/ over 1000 ft on Richards Branch (nice-flowing year-round creek), pasture & flat home spot that would have nice year-round mtn views w/ some trimming. Very reasonable covenants & restrictions allow for a motor home/trailer to be used for up to one year during construction. They also allow horses. Paved access except the last 0.2M is a gravel road. About half the lot is pasture, the other half is wooded - mostly hardwoods. Located 15+/- minutes from either Blairsville or Blue Ridge. MLS 290153. $199,000

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WHAT A VIEW! Located just 10 minutes from Blue Ridge, Sunrock is known for their tremendous long range unobstructed views and this large tract of land will not disappoint in that regard. 11.8 acres w/ gentle rolling building spots, lots of road frontage & no restrictions against subdividing (public utilities are available). Would also be a great lot for a single home, which would qualify for conservation use. (View photos were taken from the deck of the adjacent lot about 50 ft south of this property). MLS 291288. $345,000

THIS IS NOT JUST A “RIVER ACCESS LOT“ - this has an actual 153 FT OF FRONTAGE right on the stocked Cartecay River in one of the most desirable gated communities in Gilmer Co. This lot is only steps away from the common area & the community footbridge that allows you to walk across the majestic Cartecay River. Only 10 min. from Ellijay, 20 min. to Amicalola, 30 min. to Springer Mtn or Blue Ridge. Fish right off your lot, hike on the Appalachian Trail, relax or visit the local wineries or breweries. MLS 291135. $85,000

THIS 2BR/2BA, COMPLETELY RENOVATED 1935 farmhouse on 2.76 AC is a true gem! Over 150’ of Noontootla Creek trout stream frontage! As you turn into the drive off Aska Road, the road winds around the pond & pulls up to the quaint house now named Cherokee Sunrise. Plenty of garden space, an old barn & some pasture land are all included. Well equipped kitchen w/ SS appliances. Fire up the gas grill & enjoy dining al fresco w/ views of the pond & sounds of the freshwater spring. This spring water will be the best you will ever taste! MLS 293622. $419,000

THIS UNIQUE TRACT HAS IT ALL! Mtn views, streams, bottom land & roads already cut through. Part of an estate, this 30.67 Acres was once part of a larger 52.3 acre tract purchased from the Walker Sluder in 1986. Suitable for either a private mountain estate or developer to sub-divide. MLS 284530. $199,000

BRAND NEW! 1104 SF, 2BR/2BA one level living, fully HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE Craftsman-style cottage in a gated community! Wood & stone exterior, HW floors, farm sink & chef’s faucet in the kitchen are just a few of the many upgrades. Home just completed in May of 2019. Gentle lot, just 7 minutes from Lake Nottely & only 15 minutes to Lake Blue Ridge. Nice covered porch & back deck. Covered carport w/ room for 2 cars, concrete parking pad & handicap ramp to the front door. MLS 290145. $299,000.

VERY BEAUTIFUL 9.33 AC LOT w/ a mixture of flat land & rolling hills. As you wander through the rhododendron forests you can explore the wide branch that runs through the middle of the lot. Lot has been soil tested & there are 3 places where you can put your dream home. One of the home sites is on a hill with some short range views. Don’t let this peaceful & serene lot slip away! MLS 293736. $99,000

ONCE YOU CROSS UNDER THE COVERED BRIDGE that crosses a rapidly flowing creek, you will know you have found the perfect place to build your dream home. Once you trim the vistas, this 11.01 AC tract of land will boast year-round long-range views! Located in Cherry Log, GA, close to both Blue Ridge & Ellijay. Fishing, Hunting, & Hiking are literally minutes away! MLS 293251. $125,000

END OF THE RD PRIVACY! This 1.4 AC lot has a beautiful building spot & the soil test + 2BR septic permit is already in place. Located in Deer Forest S/D, very close to Lake Nottely. ALL PAVED ROAD frontage & access. Public water, u/g power & phone are in place. Excellent location in Morganton, just a 20 minute drive to Blue Ridge, Murphy, or Blairsville. Lake Nottely rec. area is just 5 minutes away w/ public TVA boat ramps & incredible fishing. Some of the land has been cleared w/ the logs already stacked. MLS 293286. $17,900 END OF THE ROAD PRIVACY on these 2 great building lots! Year round mtn views from relatively flat building spots at the top of the lots once they are cleared for building. Minimal restrictions, no annual fees or dues & Community Water system available. Come & build your dream home in the North GA Mtns close to Murphy, Lake Blue Ridge, USFS & less than 20 min. from shops & restaurants of downtown Blue Ridge. MLS 284148. $45,000 WOW, WHAT A VIEW! Beautiful year round, long-range views are just a few trees away once you clear your building site on nice rolling terrain. This serene building location has paved “end of the road” frontage. Go see this lot before it is gone! MLS 284753. $59,000

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AJ Petrillo 770-853-5280

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661 Appalachian Highway • Blue Ridge, GA 30513

SERVING THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS FOR 15 YEARS

MILLION DOLLAR, take your breath away mountain views in the highly sought after 1300 Community! This 3 acre lot features multiple layered mtn views, great buildable land, and all the amenities you could ask for. See Brasstown Bald from this amazing lot. Developer has staggered the lots so you have 360 degree views. Community features include a lodge clubhouse w/ salt water pool including a kiddie splash pool, equestrian area w/ new stalls & barn, miles of riding trails. Lake side village area w/ docks & Lake Nottely access. Paved roads & gated access! MLS 279951. $129,900

EQUESTRIAN LOVER’S DREAM! This 21 acre farm has everything you could imagine including a 9 stall horse barn, chicken coop & plentiful open pasture for add’l live stock. Main house on property features one level living w/ original HW floors, gas log FP, large kitchen, 3BR & 2 full BA. Add’l guest house features 3BR, 2 full BA, spacious kitchen w/ adjacent dining area & large covered porch. Perfect for additional income or living quarters for farm caretaker. Gorgeous year round mtn views, beautiful rolling pasture & conveniently located between Blue Ridge & McCaysville shops & fine dining. MLS 290914. $485,000

BEST VIEWS IN GILMER COUNTY!! All paved access, 3BR septic permit & only 3 miles to restaurants & shops. Very gentle lot, ready to build your dream home on! Level 3 soil work & most of the clearing completed. Established community w/ great neighbors, yet private on both sides. Potential for a 360 degree view once you build your home. Truly million dollar, see forever mtn views! Public water available. Over 300’ of flat road frontage that you can park cars and a conversation covenant below the lot that will ensure no one ruins your view! $89,900. MLS 286937

FISHERMEN & OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS TAKE NOTE! Incredible opportunity!! Over 100’ of gorgeous, gently cascading Toccoa River frontage on the highly sought after headwaters. Very easy access w/ multiple building sites. The middle section of this lot features open, level, grassy areas w/ towering trees. As you get closer to the river you will find hemlocks, rhododendron & mtn laurel, along w/ steps & small deck by the river. Close to the fish hatchery, swinging bridge & amazing hiking trails. One of the best values on the Toccoa!! MLS 281192. $114,900

WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN BLUE RIDGE plus stunning year round mtn views! 3BR/2.5BA Craftsman style home w/ 1-car garage. Main level master suite w/ lg. walk-in closet, spa like BA featuring a tile shower & separate tub. Covered porch extends off the vaulted living area w/ stacked stone outdoor FP. Chef’s KIT w/ granite c-tops, Frigidaire Gallery appliances, island & pantry. 2nd level features 2 more BRs w/ Jack & Jill BA & another covered porch. Rough sawn accents, farm house lighting, custom design tile work, custom cabinetry & HW floors throughout. Full u/f bsmt. could add 1,321 SF of living space. The Overlook at Blue Ridge features all paved access, fiber optic internet, natural gas & clubhouse. Don’t miss this opportunity! MLS 289372. $459,900

RARE OPPORTUNITY to own one of the largest, finest crafted homes in Blue Ridge! Over 15K SF, 8BRs, 8 Italian inspired BAs, 2 half BAs & 4 car garage. Perfect corporate retreat, wedding venue, high end vacation rental or your own private sanctuary. Sweeping mtn vistas from every room! Entertainer’s dream w/ 4 kitchens, 5 FPs, workout room, sauna, theater room, elevator, laundry on every floor, & endless covered deck space. Chef’s KIT w/ high end granite, prep sink, wood paneled refrigerator, stone sink, six burner gas cook top, double ovens & warming drawer. Large DR w/ seating for 10, keeping room & expansive GR. Master suite complete w/ FP, exquisite bathroom & closet fit for a king. 1BR/1BA guest apartment & another studio apartment w/ private entrance. Too many upgrades to list! $1,500,000. MLS 292510

FULLY FURNISHED, turn key Craftsman Style home in the prestigious 1300 Community! Newly constructed home w/ Chef’s KIT w/ granite countertops, upgraded SS appliances & tile backsplash. Open & inviting GR w/ stacked stone FP, vaulted T&G ceilings & a wall of windows to take in the long range mtn views. Luxurious main level master suite w/ granite countertops, tile shower & soaking tub. Half BA, laundry room & spacious covered porch w/ FP complete the main level. Full finished terrace level w/ 3BRs, wet bar, GR & full BA. 2nd laundry room & finished utility room! Extremely efficient home w/ dual fuel HVAC, nest controls & dual zones. $539,900. MLS 292077

SWEEPING VIEWS, thoughtful design, & unparalleled beauty define this mtn estate! Masterful artistry becomes evident when winding through the amazing Utana Bluffs community, w/ waterfalls, trails, tennis, clubhouse & more. Once inside, the craftsmanship reveals oak HW floors, antique heart pine cabinets & columns, sunken GR & masonry FP. The kitchen provides a reclaimed brick herringbone wine cellar, 6 burner double oven, Calcutta marble countertops, copper sink & prep area. The master suite features a coffee bar, walk-in closet, centerpiece tub & tile shower. 2nd level has 2 more BR suites. Finished terrace level w/ too much to list! Screened in outdoor FP w/ 180º views of 4,000’ peaks! Extra large 2-car garage. $1,425,000. MLS 292227

LAKEFRONT CABIN on over 7 private acres!! Nestled perfectly on Lake Whitepath w/ steps down to a private deck on the water! Real log cabin featuring 3 BRs & 2 full BAs on one level. Spacious kitchen overlooking the open & inviting great room. Real wood burning stone FP accents the amazing views of the lake. Spacious master suite featuring a walk-in closet, jetted tub & separate shower. 2 more BRs & full BA on the south wing of the home. HUGE carport, wrap around deck, covered screened-in porch all overlooking the water. Plenty of room for the family to roam & explore plus easy access. Bring the fishing poles, stand up paddle boards & canoes! MLS 289439. $319,900

GORGEOUS 56.7 ACRES with mountain views, close proximity to the Cohuttas and Mountaintown Creek! This gentle acreage features all paved access, abundant building areas and endless options for a private getaway or development. Outdoorsman’s dream come true! Mountain biking, hunting, fishing are all close by. $275,000. MLS 291932

CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA CABIN located just minutes from Merciers Orchard and downtown Blue Ridge! This move in ready cabin features a cozy living room, eat in kitchen with updated appliances and a large master bedroom with adjacent bath. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened in front porch or the sounds of the almost 300 ft of babbling branch located on this gorgeous property. Very level usable land perfect for your family or pets! RV hook up in place. MLS 293537. $179,900

INCREDIBLE LAKEFRONT LOT w/ deep water featuring year round mountain and lake views!! Located in the Thirteen Hundred community offering all paved roads, gated access, million dollar community clubhouse with pool and splash area for the kids! Great, easy building site with 180 degree views! MLS 287240. $174,500

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MAGNIFICENT 6BR LOG HOME!! Huge mtn views, easy access & can sleep a small army. Soak in your private hot tub while listening to the gorgeous custom stone waterfall. Large GR w/ a soaring floor to ceiling rock FP & wall of windows to take in the view. Upgraded kitchen w/ tile floors, granite, gas cook top & SS appliances. Spacious main level master suite w/ barn doors, jetted tub, tile shower & walk in closet. The 2nd level features 3 more BRs, full BA & lg. loft. Finished terrace level has another GR, 2nd FP, game area, wet bar, 2 more BRs & full BA. Ample deck & covered porch spaces. Only 2 miles to Ellijay & great visibility! $550,000. MLS 291708

MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS!!! Very gentle, buildable view lot, without rough or steep roads. All paved access, located in an upscale community with million dollar homes. Hurry, this lot will not last! MLS 286520. $84,900

NEW CONSTRUCTION prow front home only 3 miles from Blue Ridge! Oversized GR w/ wall of windows facing the western mtns. Rustic hickory floors & circle sawn trim. Chef’s KIT w/ beautiful granite, wood bar top & circle sawn cabinets. Master on main w/ tile floors & custom tile shower. Laundry & half BA round out the main level. 2nd level master w/ jetted tub, tile shower & private porch to take in the views. Finished terrace level w/ 3rd FP, wet bar, GR, BR & full BA. Covered deck space on 3 levels including an outdoor FP party deck. Less than a mile to Lake Blue Ridge! $479,900. MLS 292530

GORGEOUS YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEWS in the sought after Aska area! Located only minutes from downtown Blue Ridge with all paved access. Builders take note, very gentle lot and 2 acres! So close to hiking, mountain biking, the Toccoa River and Lake Blue Ridge. Perfect lot for your dream home! MLS 293710. $49,900

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1.44 ACRES

YOUNG HARRIS, GA

253 Hwy 515 E, Suite B Blairsville, Georgia 30512

GATED LAKE AREA S/D offers privacy, paved roads, small club house, underground utilities. Lot 19 is 1.44 acres of gentle hardwoods. Close to the end of the road and in the Lake Nottely area. #293821 $23,500

Mindy Allen Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SFR

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Cell: 706-781-7945 • Office: 706-745-8097

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UNSTOPPABLE VIEWS!

FIXER UPPER OPPORTUNITY! ALL Brick Ranch w/ HW floors in most of home, LR has Original T&G walls, wood burning fplc...3BR/2BA. BIG Country Kitchen, 3.85 AC Unrestricted! Needs TLC. #291503 $165,000

TROUT FISHING!

NON-STOP Southern Exp VIEW of Appalachian Mtns. 1-level Living! 3BR/3BA PLUS Great Room w/ Vaulted Ceiling + AMAZING Rock fplc, Brazilian cherry floors, treyed master. Dbl decker porches #291917 $395,000

PRISTINE!

120+ FT on Nottely River. 2 Homes on 1 prop... Duplex. 4BRs/ BAs total. Cottage side has 2/2 w/open great room & wall of windows facing River. Cabin side offers 2/1 w/masonry fplc. FURNISHED. #292702 $325,000

3/3 MASTERPIECE w /long range mtn view of Brasstown Bald! Entire upper level is Master suite. Private screened cath’l cov. balcony off master, wrap deck. 2BR in terrace level. 2 car gar. VIEWS. #293139 $375,000

GRAND GREAT ROOM!

LAKE AREA Trad’l Ranch. 1-Level living Plus Full Daylight BSMT for guests + entertaining. 4BR/3BA, Grand open Kitchen w/ Large Island, Vaulted Great Room, 3 scr. porches. Wide doors, lg. BRs. #292624 $365,000

2-FAMILY LIVING!

2 HOMES IN 1! 4 Master Suites. 2 Levels, each a separate dwelling. Upper lev upgraded w/ flooring, paint, some light fixtures, new DW, granite tops. ALL NEW LOWER LEVEL 2/2- ss appliances. #292838 $299,900

1.65 GENTLE ACRES w/ Outstanding Panoramic Long Range Mtn views! On a clear day, you can see TN + NC. 3 mi fr Young Harris College, Paved rd, city water, buried elec. Elevated building site. #282415 $45,000

CREEK FRONT!

NEW 2020 Forest River- Sierra 43Ft w/3 slides in Sunset Valley RV Park. Includes creek front lot (.08 ac), Brand new 10x12 insulated shed, 10x20 deck w/ramp. FURNISHED. Sm Creek on prop. #292701 $115,000

BUILD SMALL!

BEAUTIFULLY LAYING LOT in well established development. Paved Roads, underground utilities, sensible restrictions. Minimum of 700 SQ FT!!! Gently slopes so a full basement would be great! #293768 $17,500

HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES is a premier gated mountain community in Murphy NC. This peaceful mountain retreat was created as a nature oriented community rich in the wonders and beauty of the Western NC Mountains. Join our friendly haven where family and friends can live and experience all that this serene setting has to offer. We invite you to share with us as we live, play and relax in this incredible setting at Hidden Valley Estates.

Homes sites are surrounded by numerous common areas including:

• Four scenic covered pavilions • Rock Fire Pits  • Nature trails • Stocked ponds  • Creeks • Community pavilion w/ fireplace & built in wood burning pizza oven • Barn w/ rustic bar, bunkhouse w/ kitchen & restrooms • Large lots from 2 to 12 acres

HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES is close to great fishing in the many lakes, rivers and streams. Enjoy kayaking and rafting on the Ocoee or Nantahala river rapids. Experience life at it’s best with family & friends. ENJOY THE SIMPLE LIFE! For more information and video of community go to www.HiddenValleyEstatesNC.com

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LOT 26 THE FARM AT HIGHLANDS. Absolute perfection for building your new home! Lower your construction costs by building on this lovely level lot while still enjoying the pleasures of mtn living. The Farm at Highland Park offers the security of a gated entrance & the convenience of lake access. Enjoy all the amenities at The Clubhouse, located on Kiutuestia Creek Rd, including a modern gym & luxurious swimming pool overlooking Lake Nottely. Conveniently located close to shopping/dining in Blairsville & easy access to Blue Ridge & Hiawassee via 515/76. MLS 293136. $110,000

LOT 21 HIGHLAND PARK. Build your spacious home on this 7.07 acre lot in Union County’s new prestigious Highland Park Subdivision. Site is easily accessible with all paved roads and includes underground utilities. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, game room, private marina and more! You have to see to appreciate! MLS 290327. $159,000

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Locally Owned & Operated • Call Today LOT 66 RETREAT AT COOPER’S CREEK. Located in the upscale mountain subdivision of The Retreat at Cooper’s Creek, this elevated 1.33 acre lot boasts of seasonal mountain views, access to great trout fishing at Cooper’s Creek and use of community pavilion. The price is right to make your move to the mountains! MLS 291651. $25,000

LOT 36 SHADY RIDGE. This lovely lot in Fox Lake subdivision is waiting for your dream home! Located on a quiet cul- de-sac, Fox Lake offers its residents a beautiful community lake with a community center, a lake-side pavilion including an outside fireplace and picnic tables to entertain your guests. With paved access and underground utilities you don’t want to miss out on your perfect building lot! MLS 289568. $18,500

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How to Price Your Home Like the Savviest Sellers 4 THINGS CANNY HOME SELLERS DO WHEN PRICING THEIR HOMES.

#2 They Don’t Expect Dollar-for-Dollar Returns It’s easy for homeowners to stumble into two common traps:

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Home pricing is more of a science than an art, but many homeowners price with their heartstrings instead of cold, hard data. Smart sellers know that crunching the numbers is always the better route to an accurate home price. Here’s how they do it.

#1 They Avoid Overpricing Homeowners often think that it’s OK to overprice at first, because — who knows? — maybe you’ll just get what you’re asking for. Although you can certainly lower an inflated price later, you’ll sacrifice a lot in the process. Just ask Candace Talmadge. She originally listed her Lancaster, Texas, home for $129,000, but “eventually had to accept the market reality” and chop $4,000 off the price. The home’s location proved challenging: Buyers were either turned off by the area — a lower-income neighborhood south of Dallas — or unable to afford the home. “Sellers have to keep in mind the location,” says Talmadge. “Who are going to be the likely buyers?” The most obvious pitfall: A house that remains on the market for months can prevent you from moving into your dream home. Already purchased that next home? You might saddle yourself with two mortgages. “You lose a lot of time and money if you don’t price it right,” says Norma Newgent, an agent with Area Pro Realty in Tampa, Fla. And worse: Continually lowering the price could turn off potential buyers who might start wondering just what is wrong with your home. “Buyers are smart and educated,” says Lisa Hjorten of Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty in Redmond, Wash. “You’re probably going to lose them.”

#3 They Use Comparable Sales (also Known as “Comps”) The best pricing strategy? Consult a real estate agent, who will use something called comps (also known as “comparable sales”) to determine the appropriate listing price. They’re not just looking at your neighbors; they’re seeking out near-identical homes with similar floor plans, square footage, and amenities that sold in the last few months. Once they’ve assembled a list of similar homes (and the real prices buyers paid), they can make an accurate estimate of what you can expect to receive for your home. If a three-bedroom bungalow with granite countertops and a walk-out basement down the block sold for $359,000, expecting more from your own  three-bedroom bungalow with granite countertops and a walk-out basement is a pipe dream. After crunching the data, they’ll work with you to determine a fair price that’ll entice buyers. The number might be less than you hope and expect, but listing your home correctly — not idealistically — is a sure way to avoid the aches and pains of a long, drawn-out listing that just won’t sell. GEORGIA/NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS & LAKES REGIONAL GUIDE™

1. Conflating actual value with sentimental  value — how much they assume their home’s worth because they lived there and loved the time they spent there. 2. Assuming renovations should result in a dollar-for-dollar increase in the selling price — or more. “Many homeowners think, ‘Of course my home is worth a bazillion dollars,’” says Newgent. If they put in a few thousand dollars worth of new flooring, for example, they might overestimate the upgrade’s impact on the home’s value into the tens of thousands. Talmadge’s Texas home came with a built-in renovation trap: It was already the nicest home in the area, making it harder to sell. Major additions had inflated the square footage — and the price, according to one appraiser — without accounting for the surrounding neighborhood. That created a disconnect for buyers: Wealthier ones who might be interested in the upgraded home disliked the neighborhood, and less affluent buyers couldn’t afford the asking price. “Don’t buy the nicest home on the block” is common real estate advice for this reason. That’s not to say that renovations aren’t worth it. You want to enjoy your home while you’re in it, right? Smart renovations make your home more comfortable and functional but should typically reflect the neighborhood. A REALTOR® can help you understand what certain upgrades can recoup when you sell and which appeal to buyers. Another culprit for many a mispriced home is online tools, like Zillow’s “Zestimate,” that prescribe an estimated market value based on local data. The estimate is often wildly inaccurate. A Virginia-area real estate company, McEnearney & Associates, has compared actual sold prices with predicted online estimates for several hundred homes in the area for the past few years and concluded the predictions failed half of the time.

#4 They Adjust the Price When Needed

Once your home is on the market, you’ll start accumulating another set of data that will serve as the ultimate price test: how buyers react. Agent Hjorten says there’s an easy way to tell if you’ve priced too high: “If we have no showings, it’s way too high. Lots of showings and no offer means you’ve marketed well — but it’s overpriced once people get inside.” Talmadge didn’t struggle with showings. She says a number of people were interested in the home, but not enough at the price. In the end, Talmadge sold her home for $125,000, with a $5,000 seller’s assist, a discount on the cost of the home applied directly to closing costs. “It all boils down to location, location, location. In [another] neighborhood, our house might well have sold for well over $130,000,” Talmadge says. When it comes to finding a buyer, pricing your home according to data — and the right data, at that — is crucial to making the sale. Read more at houselogic.com NUMBER 63 • PAGE 28


Georgia’s 2nd oldest state park is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park includes Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in GA. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the mountains transform into a blanket of colored leaves. Hikers can choose from several trails: the popular 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, the lake loop that leads to Trahlyta Falls, or the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail. The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During summer, visitors can cool off at the mountain-view beach. This park is rich in history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp during our nation’s Great Depression. 

Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascade in the Southeast. Visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5-mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes. A mountain-top lodge is popular with guests who prefer hotel comforts, while cottages and a campground offer more rustic accommodations. 

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader, wealthy businessman, & established the largest & most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres. In 1804 he constructed a beautiful brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the property. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became more wealthy than his father. In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west on the infamous Trail of Tears. Today the Vann House survives as GA’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings and more.

A scenic drive leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in GA, winding through forests and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-footlong wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach. Guided horseback rides are available throughout the year.

20 years before the famed 1849 gold rush in California, thousands of prospectors flocked into the Cherokee Nation in North GA, marking the true beginning of our country’s first gold rush. Their dramatic story is told inside the historic 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in GA. Dahlonega prospered with this mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861. The museum’s exhibits include a set of these coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides, a film and gift shop.

Georgia’s highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in GA’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and 4 hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other GA parks and may close during icy weather.


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BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS and end of road privacy are just a few things that you will love about this mountain getaway. Perfect home for entertaining - lots of space for family and friends. Wood burning fireplace in great room on main level - Each level of home has bedroom, bath and sitting area. Great outdoor living space - oversized deck, covered porches and fire pit area. $259,900  

MOTIVATED SELLER! Close to town convenience with fireplace, hardwood floors, granite in kitchen-roomy and spacious with breezeway that connects to a bonus room(office?)with a bath/ laundry area with detached workshop/storage and carport. New roof in 2009. Home connected to town water and sewer. Plus there is a spot for an RV hook up in place. On over an acre of land, 1.23 acre - hooked to town water and sewer. $138,000

LAKEFRONT LIVING at its best - beautiful home with views and great private dock on Lake Nantahala in gated development with easy access. This home is perfect for lake living, easy to the dock. $924,900

BUILT IN 2016, still looks brand new! Part of deck is covered, Big Beautiful Lake Views, Lake Access coming 2020-Granite counter tops, Granite in bathrooms w/ copper bathroom sinks, tongue and groove pine walls, laurel on stair case! True Mountain Cabin-Close to hiking trails, nice bridge entrance, Laundry and Master bedroom on main. Easy access to this home in Reflection. Love the wood floors! Wide stairs leading into basement level- ready for pool table, also large storage area in basement with out side walk out. Don’t miss this one! Has rental potential! $399,000  

HOME ON 8.64 ACRES, Wonderful location and walking distance to Queens Lake. Beautiful laying pasture land with mature apple trees and creek meandering front portion of property. Whole house generator and lots of room for family and guest. Attached 2-car garage. $235,000

ACREAGE! Well maintained Spacious Home, whole house generator, drywall w/ rounded corners, screen room with gorgeous mountain view, dual heating/air units. Exhaust fan in workshop, house intercom-plays music, sec. system, 2-car garage w additional workshop area. Large master bed with fireplace/office. Very private estate home. Close to Nantahala Lake, walk to school. Gravel to paved driveway. The mountain views are fabulous. $344,900

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EASY ACCESS TO THE LAKE from this lovely home located on pristine Lake Nantahala. Main Level consists of Master Bedroom, kitchen, living room and porch overlooking the lake. 2 additional bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Lower level has a bunk room, theater room, Rec room with pool table and a second kitchen. Large detached deck overlooking lake with a private dock. Oversized parking area- plenty of room for guests. Great rental income from this established & successful vacation rental!!! Lakefront! $699,000

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NESTLED IN THE NORTH GA MOUNTAINS! $140,000… Two cabins for the price of one! Each has a BR/Bath, kitchen/dining & LR w/Fireplace. Nice porches to enjoy nature & the fresh mountain air! Use for a getaway or rentals! Y293220JA.

WAREHOUSE AVAILABLE, SUPER OPPORTUNITY! This 1400 SF warehouse is metal construction with CBS walls, 16 ft ceilings, contains an office with a bathroom. Great for large RV or boat storage or rental income. $79,000. H286942BJ.

ADORABLE BRICK 3/1 RANCH HOME w/ guest house/studio. Main house has jetted tub shower, LR, eat-in KIT & laundry room. Nice cov’d front patio, carport & lg. open back deck. Use guest house for visitors or make income as a rental. Garden area. Near Lake Chatuge & town, just $137,500. M292239GW.

TWO LEVEL LUXURY 3/3 CONDO IN WATERCREST! Care free living at it’s best! Hwd Floors, high ceilings, open plan, 2 Masters w/cov’d patio, year round Mountain & Lake Chatuge Views! Close to everything & only $235,500! B285566BC.

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LOG & STONE SIDED CABIN, PEACEFUL SETTING in the trees in great neighborhood! 2BR, 2.5 baths, beautiful stone floor to ceiling Fireplace in the Great Room w/ vaulted wood ceilings, large loft & unfin Basement. $239,000.C291612N.

ADORABLE 3/3 IN LAKE LOUISA COMMUNITY! Each floor has BR/BA, main has Kit, dining area & LR w/Fpl. Finished basement opens to nice stone patio & hot tub. 3-Sided wrap deck, Garage, seasonal mtn views! $250,000. W290882GW.

ALL RENOVATED OLDER 4/3 BRICK, ALL ONE LEVEL. Sits on 0.7 unrestricted acre! Small creek in back yard, double carport, small utility shed - everything in house is NEW! Lg master suite, open GR, back deck...$249,900! M292567GW.

ROOMY 3/3 CABIN STYLE HOME, IMMACULATE! Huge Loft, full fin. basement, spacious kitchen w/ granite counters, Fpl, wide covered wrap decks & patio area - all spacious & move in ready! Lots of storage. $279,900. H290903JS.

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RELAX ON THE FRONT PORCH, LISTENING TO THE RUSHING CREEK from this cozy mountain cabin! 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, living room with gas stove, turn key & fully furnished! Build a fire in rock fire pit & patio. $257,000. G288087JA.

UPSCALE CRAFTSMAN CABIN, AWESOME VIEWS of the Mtns, like new, full fin Bsmt w/bar. Hwd, ceramic tile floors, granite counters, trey ceilings, indoor & outdoor stone Fpl, 2 large decks..just outside of town, $334,900. P286688BC.

VERY PRIVATE, TOP OF THE RIDGE 2/2 HOME! Awesome yr-round, long range mtn views!! Upgrades galore for this custom built home with all you need on the main, concrete drive, huge 2-car garage, fenced yard. $349,900. M284820BC.

CREEK FRONT ACREAGE

PARK LIKE 13+/- ACRES, CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/4BA HOME with USFS as your neighbor! Detached 30x60 garage/shop, 4 bay Pole barn…Car buff’s dream with room for 7 cars! Pasture, Mini-farm, Curtis Branch runs through the property. Endless Possibilities…$699,000. H292108JS.

CUSTOM BRICK HOME, 4+/- ACRES, FRONTS FODDER CREEK & beautiful year round mountain views! Custom cabinetry, granite counters, formal DR w/butler’s pantry, nice master, huge laundry rm, 2-car garage, Fpl, wet bar, etc! $549,900. G292666J LAKE VIEWS

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BEAUTIFUL PARK LIKE SETTING, NESTLED IN THE WOODS…Joins USFS, this 3/3.5 home has Kit w/bfast nook, DR, LR w/Hwd floors & gas Fpl, wall of windows, doors lead to cov’d scrnd porch! Relax & listen to branch running. $369,000. C291610JA.

CHATUGE LAKEFRONT LOT IN PRESTIGIOUS gated McIntosh Cove! Gorgeous southern exposure, fantastic views of surrounding mountains & Lake Chatuge! Gentle lot, paved streets & available utilities, $325,000! W274606C.

UPSCALE FOX LAKE COMMUNITY holds these 2 lots, 2.44 acres total to make a One of a Kind estate sized bldg. spot! Best terrain & views in the subdivision, which features clubhouse, private lake, pavilion, outdoor fpl. U/G utilities, paved rds & long range mtn views! $155,000. K288068BC.

STUNNING LAKE CHATUGE & MTN VIEWS YEAR ROUND from this mtn top lot that overlooks The Ridges Resort Marina! Fantastic location, walk to dining & entertainment - worthy lot to build a beautiful custom home! $79,900. W276429JS.

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RANCH BEAUTY on over 6 unrestricted & private acres. Natural flow throughout home. Master bedroom is private w/ large ensuite, 2 guest rooms & hall bathroom. Original hardwood floors, full unfinished basement w/ 2nd washer/ dryer hook up & sink. Private well, 2nd septic for mobile or RV parking, beautiful hardwoods, multiple building sites, super easy access off of paved state hwy & fiber optic internet. MLS 133173. $189,000

“TENNESSEE LOG HOME” designed to capture Lake Chatuge & long-range Mtn Views! Covered & uncovered wrap around deck gives lots of room for outdoor entertaining. Lg. kitchen w/ island & beautiful cabinets, main floor laundry & master BD w/ his & her walk-in closets. Loft w/ sitting area, custom bunk beds, BD& BA w/ painted Italian tiles. Unfinished walk out bsmt. Marina is conveniently located close by! MLS 131946. $349,900

HIDDEN PARADISE sitting on almost 12 acres of woodland property w/ USFS border. Adorable cottage w/ decks on both ends of the house, one screened & overlooking the bubbling branch & beautiful trout pond w/ dock. Main floor has country kitchen & farmhouse table, wood burning stove in the GR, 2BDs that open onto the screened porch & 1 full BA. Den w/ wood burning FP & full BA in the partially finished bsmt. + 1-car garage. Outdoor living space w/ hiking trails professionally done, short range view, plus emergency generator. MLS 293679. $339,000

LAKEFRONT LIVING at its best w/ frontage on a 6000 acre lake. Personal floating dock, large wooded lot in gated Bear Paw community w/ marina, pool & tennis courts. Custom home w/ gleaming HW floors throughout. LR w/ stone FP, dining area & large kitchen w/ granite counters & center island. Master BD en suite w/ tiled shower & double vanity, lg 2nd BD en suite, basement family room & sleeping quarters, 3 levels of covered decking! Oversized 2 car garage, storage & workshop. MLS 132224. $429,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION one level w/ expansive views that go for miles. Home features master BD suite, guest BD that walks out onto the sun deck, 2nd full bathroom + a bonus room for office. Custom kitchen with granite counter tops & breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings in the great room w/ a stacked stone fireplace. Great gated neighborhood w/ paved roads. Views, views, views - must see to believe! MLS 131838. $299,800

COUNTRY CHARMER - the perfect mountain hide-a-way in this A-frame nestled in the woods above South Shoal Creek. Sitting on over 3 acres of private property w/ a private well & no restrictions. Eat in kitchen & GR w/ wonderful stone wood-burning FP making the interior warm & cozy w/ main floor BD & full BA. Loft BD w/ half bath. Covered front porch for grilling, chilling & taking in nature. MLS 133103. $149,000

GORGEOUS LOG HOME on 1.28 wooded acres. All wood interior walls & ceiling. Kitchen has granite countertops & custom cabinets. Master suite & laundry room on main level. Spacious loft above, w/2 large BDs, each w/ private BA. Basement features huge family room & 2 bonus rooms with closets & outside entrance + full-length porch. And you’ll love the W/B FIREPLACE on the second fully screened porch. MLS 131075. $349,900

AMAZING, UNRESTRICTED 146+ ACRES bordering Harrah’s cCasino land that truly has it all! 2500 ft frontage on the Valley River. Lush, level pastureland on both sides of a state maintained, paved road, majestic mountain land with an engineered road system in place. Winding gently upward through stately hardwoods, you’ll discover a multitude of potential home sites, many with panoramic mountain views. MLS 131460. $995,000

THIS 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH RANCH STYLE HOME sits on almost 4 acres with mountain views, garden space, privacy and easy access off paved road. Unique living room w/ lots of lighting from the large windows, and skylight. Featuring an eat-in kitchen, dining room, main floor laundry & unfinished basement. With a few upgrades and your personal touch this will make a great home for your family! MLS 133302. $159,900

PEACEFUL LAKE & CREEK FRONT SETTING. Hand hewn cedar logs, open kitchen, GR, living room with floor to ceiling wood burning FP & lake view open deck with lots of room for entertaining. Main floor master w/en suite bath + a half bathroom. Upstairs 2 large BDs w/ full BA & game area. Full unfinished basement has walk out for easy access to stairway and deck leading down to Wilderness lake! MLS 130195. $359,000

MOTIVATED SELLER FOR THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! Spectacular 2.47 acre, wooded parcel of gently sloping land on BOTH SIDES of one of the most renowned TROUT STREAMS in all of western NC. Serenely secluded, the best building lot in Cherokee Cove, a private community surrounded by Indian land. Only 20 minutes to Harrah’s Casino & dining, shopping & rec. opportunities in Murphy & western NC. MLS 130679. $85,000

TARHEEL CABIN in the woods. Five minutes to downtown plus walking distance to the riverwalk. Split floor plan w/ an amazing great room featuring a stone wood burning FP, vaulted wood ceilings & hardwood floors. Large kitchen with tons of cabinets + breakfast bar covered w/ granite opens to a beautifully enclosed sunroom overlooking your wooded & flat fenced in yard. 2-car carport & level entry. MLS 133184. $199,900

LOG CABIN, all one level with two bedrooms and two full baths. Granite counters in the cute kitchen, open floor plan and vaulted ceilings giving the whole cabin a feel of roominess. Stunning little gem of a cabin with two lots for privacy, storage building, paved driveway, covered front porch and a little mountain view. MLS 133250. $162,500

LUXURY LAKEFRONT LOT in secluded cove on Nantahala Lake surrounded by peace, privacy, & upscale neighboring homes. Lot has approved septic permit & graded driveway. Minutes to rafting, kayaking, or trout fishing on the Nantahala River. MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS 129065. $129,000

WEEKEND GET-A-WAY or summer cottage! Additional lot included w/ a storage building & water rights that could be used for another camper, RV, etc. 1BD/2BA, ‘89 Taurus camper with a huge addition that added a spacious living area. The wrap around deck is great for relaxing, while overlooking the wooded, level/gentle terrain. 2 outbuildings provide ample storage space! Call it HOME TODAY!! MLS132919. $49,900

RIVERFRONT 32+/- ACRES on Nottley River with over 800 ft. of river frontage. Wooded and private with easy access to Blue Ridge, GA & Murphy NC. Available for personal estate, development, or any number of possibilities! MLS127793. $248,900

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Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide™ - #63  

Official voice of the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS. This publication includes real estate listings and other information for Ellijay,...

Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide™ - #63  

Official voice of the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS. This publication includes real estate listings and other information for Ellijay,...