Blairsville, GA Real Estate News

By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
 I once showed a house that was so full of clutter that the buyers left and never realized there was a full basement. The "stuff" distracted them from seeing the home's full layout and the potential sale was lost. A few years ago, another reasonably priced home sat silently in a very hot seller's market with lots of activity, but 0 offers. The sellers were collectors and buyers were so intrigued by the collectibles they would ask me questions like, "Was there a bedroom on the main floor?" or "Where was the laundry room?" and "Did we see the backyard?" Once the sellers moved out and removed the items, the home sold right away.   A hot market can potentially make sellers complacent because homes generally sell very well. But, as we all know, seller's markets don't last forever. As we pote...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Endless possibilities 28 beautiful rolling wooded acres. In the heart of Union County. Convenient to Lake Nottley, Brasstown Bald (the highest peak in Georgia), Chattahoochee National Forest, over 80 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and the friendly town of Blairsville. Perfect estate property, a family compound, or an entire neighborhood. Zoned A-5 agricultural. Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home Free Home Values Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: John Thomas Associate Broker eXp Realty 770-650-9300 Licensed In: GA License #: 179339  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Don't just stop making your mortgage payments!    Call your lender right away!  Help is out there, but you must ask for it! Be diligent!  Get it in writing! Be patient & polite!  Click Here for an informative article about what's out there. Click Here for information about debt relief options during Covid-19. If you must sell your home, contact a trusted professional to guide you through the process and your options! 
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  Check out the 1st Quarter 2020 Market Stats for the areas that I serve (data obtained from NEGMLS). Union County, GAHomes 199 For Sale59 Under Contract119 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage 743 For Sale16 Under Contract53 Sold Fannin County, GA Homes344 For Sale79 Under Contract185 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage512 For Sale12 Under Contract70 Sold Gilmer County, GA Homes198 For Sale83 Under Contract161 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage694 For Sale24 Under Contract66 Sold Towns County, GA Homes169 For Sale38 Under Contract81 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage436 For Sale3 Under Contract25 Sold Cherokee County, NCHomes196 For Sale73 Under Contract116 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage804 For Sale21 Under Contract34 Sold Clay County, NC Homes160 For Sale23 Under Contract51 SoldVacant Lots/Acreage702 For Sale14 Under Contract25 Sold Whet...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The real estate market in Blairsville, GA is still moving forward! Spring has Sprung & the flowers are blooming. The Spring market is still a great time to sell your home and there are buyers ready to buy now! For more information on the Blairsville, GA real estate market, give me a call today 706-897-0956!
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
If you are thinking of visiting the North Georgia Mountains, there are some many things to do, see, shop and more.Today, I would like to feature Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery in Blairsville, GA. Grandaddy Mimm's is a business that is rich in family history going back to the Great Depression of the 1930's. Check out the history of how Grandaddy Mimm's HERE.The Blairsville GA location is open Monday - Saturday 11AM - 6PM, Closed on Sundays, Christmas & Thanksgiving.All of their moonshine flavors are available at the distillery, along with hats, t-shirts and glasses. Want to try their moonshine, but can't make it to the distillery? Chcek out a list of distributors HERE They host lots of great events throughout the year, including many community fundraisers. Distillery Tours are available dai...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
   Come join in for some FREE family fun at the Union County Community Center located at 129 Union County Recreation Road in Blairsville, GA on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9AM - 11AM.     Pictures with Santa(9am-11am) Games Mayor’s Christmas Train Gingerbread Villages Family Photo Opportunities                                    Live Music Refreshments                                    And plenty of fun for the whole family!All kids (0-99+) are invited! FOR MORE INFORMATION: Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce @ 706-745-5789www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com   ​Sign-up to sponsor a Gingerbread House! There is no entry fee, only the opportunity to be acknowledged for your holiday creativity. Deadline to enter is Friday, November 30.  Entries must be delivered to Union County Commun...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  Did you know that Blairsville GA is home to 3 stunning waterfalls?     They are Helton Creek Falls, Trahlyta Falls & DeSoto Falls, which is located just outside of Union County. All of these waterfalls are easily accessible with viewing areas, parking and a short walk/hike.HELTON CREEK FALLS DIRECTIONS: From Blairsville, take US 19/129 S for 11.5 miles to left on Helton Creek Rd (the first paved rd on the left past Vogel State Park). Go approximately 1/2 mile on the paved road and then continue on gravel for about 1.5 miles, stay right at the fork to small parking area. There is a sign for the trailhead on the right.ABOUT HELTON CREEK FALLS: The lower falls drop over a 30' ledge into a pool below. The second, upper falls drops at least 60'. It's about a 2/10 mile hike to the falls and...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Decorating and designing the inside of a home has gotten easier and harder at the same time. Would you agree? With all of the websites and apps to follow, it's hard to keep up with what's in and what's out. After spending hours upon hours pouring over Pinterest boards, design blogs, Instagram  and more looking for ideas, sometimes it's difficult to let go of the looks you have worked so hard to achieve. But.... style is ever changing. Even the most incredibly well thought out design and decor can get boring and stale after a while.Style and design trends come and go, some more quickly than others. And some, well, they hang on well past their expiration date. I'm not saying throw out your most prized lamps and pilows and throws, but if you are ready for a change, ask yourself if any of y...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Union County, GA History Trail   History & Heritage come alive in Union County, GA . Explore 17 locations identified as 50 years or older throughout the county. Locations include the historic courthouse on the square, Alexander's Store, the Choestoe School House and more. Whether you explore only a couple or choose to experience each stop, you will be enamored by the culture and history of Blairsville, GA & Union County at each destination. Thank you to the Blairsville - Union County Chamber of Commerce for putting this awesome information and map together!   To download a copy of the map, visit https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/256/CMS/Union-County-history-trail-map.pdf  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
   As 2018 comes to a close, I like to reflect back on different aspects of the North Georgia Real Estate Market. Since there are no pending residential or lot sales on Lake Nottely, I thought I would start there first. 32 Lake Front Homes Sold110 Average Days on Market$463,790 Average List Price       $435,494 Average Sold Price$409,000 Median List Price        $380,000 Median Sold Price$229,900 Lowest List Price.        $215,000 Lowest Sale Price$975,000 Highest List Price.       $915,000 Highest Sale Price Price Differential Sold to List Price 93.9%.  Sold to Original List Price 88.99% 14 Lake Front Lots Sold214 Average Days on Market$201,121 Average List Price.       $181,821 Average Sold Price$194,000 Median List Price.        $185,000 Median Sold Price$122,000 Lowest List Price.  ...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
   Historical Attractions In Blairsville-Union County, there are plenty of new things to see and do! Explore an amazing archaeological area.  Hike or ride horses on tons of trails, some which lead to fabulous waterfalls.  Touch, see and hear about our county's history in the halls of our historic courthouse, between the walls of the Walasi Yi Center, or on the rocks within the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Whether you're driving a bucket of balls, pitching tents under the stars, or paddling on our waterways, you'll find many reasons to come back each season to Blairsville-Union County!     Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center Visit the birthplace and land of inspiration of the renowned Appalachian poet and novelist, Byron Herbert Reece.   Born in 1917, Reece produced an enduring...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
 Union County Community Center129 Union County Rec Rd706-745-5789  Holly Jolly Christmas-Breakfast With SantaSaturday, December 8th9am - 1pmBreakfast with Santa9am - 11am Come join in for some free family fun at the Union County Community Center. We will have:Pictures with Santa  Games  Mayor’s Christmas TrainGingerbread Village  Crafts  Face PaintingStorytelling  Live MusicRefreshments  Silent Auction And plenty of fun for the whole family!  All kids (0-99) are invited! Contact the Chamber of Commerce today to reserve your Tree, Wreath, or Gingerbread House! For more information click here!http://files.constantcontact.com/…/178931ba-3569-4d6e-8010-…
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
   Check out these cool little facts about Blairsville, GA curtesy of the Blairsville/Union County Chamber of Commerce: 1. Blairsville, (city) population 700, is the county seat of Union County and is the only incorporated town in the county. It was named after Kentuckian Francis Preston Blair, a supporter of Andrew Jackson and editor of the Washington Globe.2. Union County’s name has nothing to do with the Civil War or residents’ sympathies toward the Conflict Between the States as the county was created in 1832.3. Union County is one of three northeast Georgia counties situated completely within the Chattahoochee National Forest.4. Blairsville is world-famous for its sorghum; in fact, it is the only area in Georgia which grows sorghum especially for syrup making due to its unique clim...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The Butternut Creek Pumpkin Festival is happening this Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the Union County Farmers Market! Pumpkin Contest, Parade, Giveaways! For more information 706-439-6043 #unioncountyfarmersmarket #fall #pumpkinfestival #blairsvillega #festivals #blairsvillegarealestate #blairsvillegathingstodo      
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
If you love the outdoors, then you will love Blairsville, GA. A quaint town in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. A place where you will experience some of Georgia's most beautiful landmarks. Climb Higher.... Visit Brasstown Bald... the highest point in Georgia. Hike the Appalachian Trail.... Blairsville is home to over 80 miles of the trail, including the only portion that passes through a man-made structure. Swim, paddleboard, boat, ski, tub, wakeboard or fish on 4,180 acres of pristine Lake Nottely. Cook out, camp, ride paddle boats, play putt-putt and swim in the 20 acres lake with beach at stunning Vogel State Park. Visit one of the many waterfalls in the area. The outdoor opportunites in Blairsville GA abound. Blairsville GA is located in Union County, in the heart of North...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The 10th Annual Trackrock Trials will be taking place on March 3rd & 4th, 2018 from 10AM - 4PM at the Trackrock Campground & Stables in Blairsville, GA. This is a FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY event! Participants range in age from 6 - 75 and must posess excellent balance and agility in order to weave thie way over difficult courses and rough terrain. The course is easy walking for spectators. Luch will be available for purchase at the event. The Southeastern Trials Riders Association (STRA) is a group of members in 7 southeastern states and they are dedicated to the thilling, family friendly sport of observed motorcycle trials. Modern & vintage bikes will be competing. For more ino, check out www.trackrock.com or on Facebook - Trackrock Campground and Stables. 
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Electronic Recycling is Coming to Blairsville, GA!WHEN: Apri 7, 2018 from 10AM - 12PM WHERE: North GA Technical College 121 Meeks Ave Blairsville, GAELECTRONICS ONLY? No, they will also be recycling old papers & documents that will be shredded onsite. IS THERE A COST? Yes and No, $20 for older TVs and $10 for CTR computer monitors. Large projection and old wooden cabinet TVs will have to go to the main transfer station. Over 36 types of other electronics can be recycled for FREE includig laptops, servers, phones, hard drives, printers, copiers, scanners and more. ANY ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED? Gas powered tools, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans and some other items cannot be accepted at this event, but can be taken to the trasfer station on Deep South Farm Rd in Blairsville. ANY OTHER CH...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
 2017 LAKE NOTTELY MARKET REPORT 37 LAKE FRONT HOMES SOLD186 AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET$486,509 Average List Price      $462,216 Average Sold Price$425,000 Median List Price      $410,000 Median Sold Price$199,888 Lowest List Price      $195,000 Lowest Sold Price$1,500,000 Highest List Price       $1,325,000 Highest Sold Price Price DifferentialSold to List Price 95.01%         Sold to Original List Price 92.08%  16 LAKE FRONT LOTS SOLD369 AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET$223,694 Average List Price      $218,469 Average Sold Price$184,900 Median List Price      $194,000 Median Sold Price$127,000 Lowest List Price      $100,000 Lowest Sold Price$532,000 Highest List Price                      $475,000 Highest Sold Price (36.52 Acres) Note: One lot sale reflected was a lot/home package that sold for $3...
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