Blairsville, GA Real Estate News

By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Blairsville's Annual Sorghum Festival has been a part of our community for over 40 years and counting!Come out this weekend to see what everyone is talking about!Lots of events for the whole family......Arts, crafts, exhibits, food, music, activities, square dance, biskit eating, pole climbing, log sawing, horseshoe pitching, rock throwing and, of course, sorghum mill grinding cane & cooking sorghum. What to expectFestivitiesHow to get thereWhere to StayEntertainment Don't want to leave? Contact me for information about homes & land for sale in the area.
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The 23rd Annual Rotary Golf Classic Name: The 23rd Annual Rotary Golf Classic Date: October 9, 2015 Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT Registration is 11:00 AM to 12:45 PMPutting Contest is 11:30 AMLunch is 12:00 PM to 12:45 PMShotgun Start is 1:00 PM Event Description: The Golf Classic is presented by Union General Hospital, Inc. and The Rotary Club of Union County, GA.  The proceeds from the Golf Classic support a variety of local organizations including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Child Literacy and other programs in Union County. Location: The Old Union Golf Club located off 129 S, Blairsville, Georgia   Contact Information: Joe Goble @ 706-994-6233 or Mike Berkman @ 954-614-0009 Send an Email Fees/Admission: Sponsorships Available.  Donation:  $70.00/Golfer - Included cart, green fees, ...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Lake Nottely, a stunning 4,180 acre lake located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, is a must see for those looking for lake front homes. Nottely continues to be one of the more affordable lakes in the area and has always been on of my favorites.  2015 has been a great year so far for home sales in the area.As of today, October 6, 20154 lake front homes "under contract"21 lake front homes "sold" between $186,000 -$674,00043 lake front homes currently for sale Have questions? Call, text or email me today!
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
 The Farmers Market in Blairsville GA will be having a general auction every Tuesday evening at 6PM. Bring your chair and come check out what is up for grabs! The Farmers Market Auction will take place at 148 Old Smokey Rd , Building C in Blairsville GA. For more information, please call 706-439-6043.http://www.ucfarmersmarket.com/Check them out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Union-County-Farmers-Market-134813796595539/timeline/
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  Hometown Halloween On The Square is coming to Blairsville! Saturday, October 31st6pm-8pm Downtown Square If your business or organization would like to participate, you can set up at 5:30pm and break down by 8:30pm as the Square will be closed to traffic. Space is limited so call today! Contact Darren Harper at 706-347-3503 or email him at manager@downtownblairsville.com.
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
 Lake Nottely Residential Sales Report 4/27/14 - 4/27/1531 Sold (3 homes currently under contract)245 Average Days on Market$388,311 Average List Price$369,069 Average Sold Price$160,000 Lowest Sold Price (mobile home)$1,250,000 Highest Sold Price95.04% Sold to List Price86.88% Sold to Original List Price This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
TheCultureTrip.com recently named Blairsville as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Towns in GA. I must say that I agree. Here's what they had to say about one of my favorite mountain towns:BlairsvilleA retreat for those who like to be surrounded by nature. Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains is Blairsville, a town that exudes natural beauty, old world charm, and a thriving cultural scene. It hosts several yearly festivals which celebrates the mountain culture and history, and for the rest of the year visitors can explore the State Park and Track Rock Archaeological Area in order to get a glimpse of the area's extensive past. The small town is the gateway to Brasstown Bald, the highest natural point in the state, and the Appalachian Trail. I...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  Blairsville Kiwanis Fair       April 15-19, 2015          5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Website: http://www.blairsvillekiwanis.org/   It's Time for the Blairsville Kiwanis Mountain Fair April 15 - April 19, 2015! Fun filled adventure packs a carnival atmosphere, complete with rides galore. Fair includes: Games Delicious foods Cotton candy, candy apples A petting zoo Rides like the Carousel, Cyclops, the Pirate and the Mega Drop Bluegrass music Cattle show Free Parking Gate admission - $2 Children under 12 - free Unlimited ride ticket - $15. Single ride tickets also available  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Spring has arrived in the North Georgia Mountains. It is a time for renewal and rejuvenation. So why should your home be any different? After several months of being closed up for the winter dirt and dust has probably built up in your home. Now is the perfect time to give your home new life and do some deep cleaning. Below you will find some helpful tips to help get you started:– Deep clean or replace your door mat. You don’t want to track dirt into your newly cleaned home.– Shampoo carpets and clean upholstery.– Mop hard surface flooring.– Wash walls, cabinets, and baseboards with a sponge and a little dish detergent.– Move furniture and  vacuum.– Clean ceiling fans and air vents with a damp cloth and a vacuum with a nozzle attachment.– Wipe down your light fixtures with an all purpose...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Reserve your booth today as a few spaces remain and registration ends soon! Hurry because the 2015 Buy Local Extravaganza will be here in a few short weeks and you are invited to be an exhibitor for this wonderful event (chamber memebers). The Blairsville/Unon County  Chamber's annual Buy Local Extravaganza is a great way to introduce and/or promote your products and services to our community.     Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00 pm Union County Community Center  Blairsville, GA   The Buy Local Extravaganza is part of the Chamber's ongoing Buy Local campaign in an effort to promote eating, shopping, playing and staying local. This awareness is intended to be a reminder to residents of Union County that buying local first allows for a healthy and thriving community. Come and showca...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Blairsville 5KSaturday, April, 25th, 2015Registration: 8:00amMeeks Park in Blairsville, GAWhether you want to do the 5K race, 5K walk, or 1 mile walk, register by April 17th and your t-shirt will be available the day of the walk.Proceeds from the event benefit the Union County Anti-Drug Coaltion, American Red Cross, Special Olympics, Family Connection, Meals on Wheels, Shop with a Cop, Give A Gift, Recreation Scholarship Fund and Kiwanis Children programs. For more information email blairsville5K@outlook.com or call Race Director Norm Cooper at (706) 781-9401.www.blairsville5K.com Registration is available online at http://www.active.com/blairsville-ga/running/distance-running-races/blairsville-5k-nega-spring-run-2015.  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Alzheimer's Support Group Meetings in Blairsville, GA        April 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT http://www.alz.org/georgia   The Alzheimer's Association's Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The group encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia.   Cadence Bank, 2nd Floor 351 Blue Ridge Street, Blairsville, GA   Meetings are on the first Monday of the month except on holidays when they are moved to the second Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm Contact Information: Sharon Penner (770) 789-2044            No charge to at...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
It's time once again for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA. Saturday, March 28, 2015 10AM -12PM Children (ages 2-12 years old) will hunt for over 6,000 eggs placed on three fields in Meeks Park. Each group will be released to hunt according to their age. Prize baskets will be given away for every age group. For more information: 706-439-6074  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
      Mountain Crossings invites you to join in kicking off the 2015 thru hiker season with a family fun celebration! They will have live music, gear demonstrations, good food, face painting, arts and crafts, and so much more. Special guest Richard Judy, author of Thru An Applachian Trail Love Story, will also be joining in for a book signing. In addition to all of the exciting activities listed above, they will be having a gear raffle! 100% of the proceeds go to a project illustrating the history of the A.T. (Appalachian Trail) and C.C.C (Civilian Conservation Core) in Union County. The project will include traveling and permanent displays of photos, records, recollections,and history pertaining to the Appalachian Trail and Civilian Conservation Core. Raffle tickets are available now a...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
The Blairsville/Union Couty GA Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Meeting was cancelled last week due to inclement weather and will be held:     Wednesday, February 25th, 2015  11:30am-1:00pm Union County Community Center   The topic this month will be Marketing your Business and the guest speaker is Jim McKnight, who is a SCORE counselor for Fannin County GA Small Business Resources and the owner of Grumpy Old Men Brewing in Blue Ridge, GA.       This is a free training and no registration required so all you need to do is show up, enjoy, and learn. Take advantage of this free training as part of your Blairsville-Union County Chamber membership benefits.  Remember it will be at lunchtime so bring your own brown bag lunch and join in.    For any additional questions, call the Chamber at 706...
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    Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament       The Lodge at Copperhead in Blairsville, GA   February 7, 2015      12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST   Join the folks at The Lodge at Copperhead in Blairsville, GA  for a FREE Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament - every Saturday afternoon. Bonus chips for those that get there by 12 noon, cards start at 1 pm. Bonus chips for food & beverage purchases. No cost to play - win weekly and season prizes! Great social atmosphere, beginners welcome!  
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
    The secret is out and The Magical World of Sleepy Hollow in Blairsville, GA  was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of the Northeast Georgia Living Magazine. Whimsical fairy houses, playhouses, and hobbit homes are built to enchant children as well as adults by Art Millican Jr., a former Disney artisan. If you haven't had a chance to visit, this is the perfect time to take the family during this magical time of the year. Stroll about the grounds, peek in the woodworking studio, and watch the wood-elves toiling away.To read the entire article in Northeast Georgia Living Fall 2014 issue, click here to view PDF.              They are located at 5279 Hwy. 515 East in Blairsville, GA.   Free Admission!   The studio, enchanted gardens and gift shop is open to the public from Monday thru Sat...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
  Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains in Union County, Southern Tree Plantation is an active plantation growing thousands of Christmas trees. The Plantation is loaded with fun activities and things to do during the Christmas season. They are open to the general public with tree sales available during open hours. December 1st – December 23rd Hours: Mon – Fri 1:00 – 6:00 (no activities) Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 (activities available) Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 (activities available)   Southern Tree Plantation can help you find the Perfect Tree with choices like Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir & Norway Spruce. They have lots of precut trees to choose from or you can start a family tradition of cutting your own. Located just south of Blairsville, GA        Southern Tree Pl...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Copperhead Lodge in Blairsville, GA was nominated and is in the quarter-finals to receive the Indie Award of 2015!   If you haven't been there yet, Copperhead Lodge is a forty acre destination resort, about 8 miles west of Blairsville, offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabin rentals & sales, special events, entertainment and other amenities.     They have also been recognized in the local and regional communities for their community service. Supporting local events & needs as well as raising thousands of dollars annually for causes ranging from Military appreciation and honor, fund raising to assist local families stricken by cancer, and an annual Toy Run distributing toys to needy children in their surrounding communities.     Michelle Evans from Copperhead Lodge...
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