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Category Archives: Dirty Secrets and Due Diligence Issues
McCaysville: Another Boil Water Notice
We’ve just received a boil water advisory from Fannin EMS for the McCaysville water system. Until further notice. Sign up for these alerts at Nixle.com.
A Few Days Off and Big Changes Upon Return
We did something a real estate agent just isn’t allowed to do, which is to slip away on vacation for a few weeks. We returned to a very different Blue Ridge. The Wal-Mart has been open since June 6, and … Continue reading
Foreclosures and Short Sales: What’s Happening Right Now?
We sell plenty of foreclosures, so we’ve got nothing against them. But are they always the best deal? And are they right for you? I’ve had a lot of questions about this, so here’s my best advice at this point … Continue reading
Mineral Rights, The Old Copper Plant, and the Tennessee Copper Company
Our MLS includes the adjacent area of Polk County, Tennessee including Copperhill, Ducktown, and Turtletown. Our buyers often ask about this area, because prices are relatively low there and Tennessee currently has no state income tax. There is some very … Continue reading
Steep Grades and Fire Protection
Fire Protection and Road Grade Fannin County has begun notating the plats for subdivisions with very steep roads with a legend to the effect that the county cannot guarantee fire protection to the subdivision. According to my sources in the … Continue reading
The Sugar Creek Racetrack and Your Little Cabin
Stock car auto racing is the indigenous sport of the mountains. Not too long ago, most of the crew members who worked on the NASCAR teams were from our area. There are a number of little dirt tracks in the … Continue reading
Important Insurance Issues
Some buyers fib to their mortgage lenders, saying that they are purchasing a property as a primary residence when it will actually be a second home or a rental. That’s loan fraud. In a similar way, some buyers fib to … Continue reading
About Our Lakes
There are three major lakes in our area – Lake Blue Ridge (Blue Ridge), Lake Nottely, (Blairsville), and Chatuge (Young Harris/Hiawassee). There is also a beautiful little lake north of Ducktown, Tennessee, called Campbell Cove Lake, and a lake northwest … Continue reading
On the Concept of No Zoning
Folks who come up from the city seem to take it for granted that mountain counties have zoning, but it ain’t necessarily so. Fannin County, for instance, has no countywide zoning. It’s a hot button political issue with the local … Continue reading
Log Home Basics
It’s no secret that we’re hot for log homes, and there are a few things that people should know before they invest in one. First, there are two basic types of log homes in our market, log and log-sided. The … Continue reading