Blue Ridge Real Estate
November 10, 2014 4:28 pm
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November 8, 2014 4:00 pm
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August 26, 2014 10:49 am
Are you thinking of selling your home soon? You may want to take just a few minutes and watch this very helpful Video from RE/MAX Fit to Sell series. Features that Attract Buyers. This video will provide some key things to consider when getting ready to sell your home!
Click here for the link to the you-tube video
August 26, 2014 10:20 am
1. Curb Appeal This is your chance to make a good impression with a potential home buyer, simple things like adding potted plants around the front door, a little landscaping and adding mulch to a flower bed can make a hughe difference. 2. Depersonalize the insideThe idea is to have the potential buyer imagine themselves in your home, that can be challenging when you have family portraits all around. When I speak to my clients about de-cluttering is when I bring up removing the family photos from the fridge, etc.3. Assess the room and it's furnitureThe way that you have the room furnished may not be the best setup. Think about rearranging the furniture in the room, if the room feels crowded, it could be because your furniture crowds the room. Think about removing some of your larger pieces to give the appearance of a more spacious room.4. PaintingAdding a fresh coat of paint can change the feel of a room and it's size. In a small room if you want to alter the perception of the room's height, paint the ceiling a lighter color than the walls. In a larger room, painting the ceiling a darker color than the walls will make the room feel cozier.There are many ways to use colors when staging a home to accentuate the positive features. Remember to stay neutral, this is not the time to go wild with your colors! 5. KitchenAs I previously stated in a prior blog, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Here are a few inexpensive ideas to refresh your kitchen:a. Painting kitchen cabinet.b. Adding or replacing a backsplash.c. Install lights under the cabinetsCall me today if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Hiawassee or Ellijay areas. Click here to start your search of homes and land in the North Georgia areaJenny
August 22, 2014 2:22 pm
I read this article in the Real Estate Section of the Wall Street Journal and found worth sharing. If you live in a hot market, this strategy may be worth trying!Click Here to see the Wall Street Journal ArticleClick here to search for homes and land in Blairsville, GaHave a great week-end!Jenny
August 21, 2014 7:19 am
This is a report of the 5 most expensive lake homes sold on Lake Blue Ridge between July 1st and August 8th 2014.1. 514 Stewart Camp Point, Blue Ridge 4 bedroom / 4 bath home on .62 acres on the lake! Sold for $950,000This home is situated on 3 level lake-front lots with over 300 Ft of deep water lake Blue Ridge frontage. 2. 642 Eaton Road, Blue Ridge GeorgiaRenovated 3.900 sq ft 4bedroom 4 bath home on .72 acres on lake Blue Ridge! Sold for $900,000This home sits on a wide section of the lake and has 180 degree mountain views!3. 1436 Dry Branch Road, Blue Ridge Ga.3 bedroom 3.5 bath True log home on 1.25 acres on Lake Blue Ridge!Sold for $845,000True log home made of Northern large cedar logs on Lake Blue Ridge, Awesome lake and mountain views!4. 128 Orchard Drive, Blue Ridge, Ga4 bedroom 3 bath home on .8 acres on Lake Blue Ridge! Sold for $760,000Recently remodeled contractor home with many upgrades, this home has year round deep water and beautiful lake views!5. 355 Old Camp Road, Blue Ridge Georgia5 bedroom 5 bath home situated on 1.5 acres on overlooking Lake Blue RidgeHome sold for $725,000This home has beautiful barnwood ceilings and trimwork, elaborate stone-work and beautiful porches! Click here to see current listings on Lake Blue Ridge Call me today for more information about homes and cabins on Lake Blue Ridge!Jenny 706-897-6497JennyMarcott@Blueridgelakehomes.net
August 20, 2014 6:38 pm
Improvements to your home will not always help you recoup the costs of the improvements. Here are 5 projects to stay away from if you do not want to loose money.
1. Over-improving for your neighborhood
2. Adding a swimming pool
3. Improvements not consistent with the home's style
4. Adding a new roof when no issues exists
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August 19, 2014 10:01 pm
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August 19, 2014 4:27 pm
Although I normally write about Real Estate in the Blue Ridge area, I thought I would share these tips to discourage home burglaries.
- Make sure that you lock you doors and windows. Forty percent of break-ins occur without the forced entry, a good example is when a criminal is able to walk into an open garage and then gain access to into a home through an unlocked door that lead into the home.
- Know your neighbors. Close-knit neighborhoods report fewer break-ins because anyone who does not belong will stick out. When you see something that is out of the ordinary, call the police to report the incident. Better safe than sorry is my motto!
- Prepare your yard! Tall trees and overgrown yards are a welcome hiding spot for criminals. Trim back your trees and schrubs in front of windows and doors, which in turn removes additional concealment for criminals.
- Don't leave out a spare key. Although it is a great idea to leave a key concealed outside in case you get locked out, most criminals know where to look. It is a much better idea to give a key to a trusted neighbor or friend who lives nearby.
- Secure Sliding Doors and Windows. You can easily break into older sliding glass doors (even when locked) by popping them off of the frame. It is easier to do that with newer ones, but even so I recommend that you take a strong steel bar or dowell and place into the the back groove to prevent the door from sliding open. Windows can be secured with additional window locks that are easy to install.
- Make the house look occupied. If the home looks occuppied there is a greater chance that a break in will not happen. Turn on radios, TV and lights on at night time, set on timers. Also, you can put out a home security system sign and stickers on doors and windows to create additional deterrence. Although this not guarantee that a burglar will move on to the next home, it could deter them.
- Leaving valuables in the yard. Leaving certain things out in the yard in plain sight from the road may lure thieves onto your property. Have bicycles or other valuables that anyone can walk away with put away in your closed garage or shed. In addition do not leave out empty boxes for recently purchased electronics on the curb until the morning of the trash pick-up, doing so advertises the fact that you have bought these expensive articles. I recommend walking around the exterior of your home and see what is in plain sight and plan doing a minor redesign or move the items out of view.