The Mountain News:
Area Events, Real Estate & Market Trends


Jan. 10, 2022

Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You Sell

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic.

Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just in the art of buying and selling homes, but also in how to keep you safe throughout the process. Real estate professionals have learned new technologies plus safety and sanitation measures. As new variants emerge, those lessons continue to be key ways agents add value.

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Dec. 17, 2021

Daniel’s Steakhouse

This place is a true meat lover's dream and you can't find this anywhere else but in Hiawassee, GA! Daniel’s Steakhouse is known for the comfort food they serve in the mountains. Come every Thursday for all you can eat ribs or Friday for all you can eat catfish. They feature many great meat dishes ranging fried chicken to meatloaf, a roast beef melt and beyond. Also, sweet sides from macaroni & cheese, mixed greens to a traditional mashed potatoes.

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Posted in Community
Dec. 13, 2021

Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This Winter

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, which means some shoppers have wrapped up their holiday buying. But there’s still a group of buyers that are very active this holiday season – homebuyers.

Experts anticipate the real estate market will see a flurry of activity this winter, and that’s great news for today’s sellers. If you’re planning on listing your home, there’s no need to wait until the spring for better conditions – today’s real estate market is already heating up.

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Dec. 8, 2021

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your house right now, you may be wondering where you’ll go when you move.

With so few homes available to buy right now, you might be considering building a new home as one of your options. But you may be unsure if that’s the way to go. Let’s compare the benefits of a newly built home versus moving into an existing one, and why working with a real estate agent throughout the process is mission-critical to your success no matter what you decide.

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Posted in For Buyers, Millennials
Nov. 12, 2021

How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low

In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season.

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Nov. 4, 2021

TATA On Main

If you are looking to shop at an upscale consignment boutique, TATA (Time and Time Again) On Main has it all! They feature latest styles for women offering designer clothing, purses, jewelry, and shoes. Also, they are know for large selection of home decor and small furnishing including vintage pieces. TATA On Main has wide variety selection of from trendy fashion to modern decoration pieces made by local vendors.

Come, shop, and pick up something you like because they sell out fast! They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

TATA On Main, 401 S Main St., Hiawassee, GA 30546, 706-896-0567

Posted in Community
Oct. 19, 2021

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you may be wondering what the future holds. Will prices continue to rise with time, or should you expect them to fall?

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Oct. 4, 2021

4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment.

Here are four simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall.

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Sept. 27, 2021

Our Favorite Listings For The Week

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our favorite homes you should see this week.

971 Stephens Road

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | MLS# 309795 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

NORTH GEORGIA CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS! This split plan home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom and laundry room on the main level, back porch, upper and lower level covered decks, oversized 1 car garage, back deck has a handicap ramp, windows open to the inside for easy cleaning, pit area and unfinished basement with heating and air ducts, perfect for your personalized expansion.

290 White Oak Drive

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 309794 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

SPACIOUS HOME WITH BIG MULTI-RIDGE VIEWS IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS!! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a great room with lots of glass so that you can enjoy the really nice mountain views, cathedral ceiling, stone gas log fireplace, cathedral ceiling, oak wood floors, dining area, kitchen with tile backsplash & gas stove, loft sitting area, large deck on the main level & concrete patio on the lower level, living room on the lower level with stone gas log fireplace, tons of storage, oversized 1 car garage and a detached storage building.

1553 Moore Hill Road

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 310054 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

ABSOLUTE PRIVATE SPACIOUS HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA!! This split plan, 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bathroom home offers, great room with trey ceiling, breakfast nook and formal dining area, custom soft close pull out solid cherry cabinets & granite counters in the kitchen, office/game room with surround sound with mass loaded vinyl and insulation for sound protection, large living room, screened-in porch, open-air deck, and an oversized 2 car garage. The perfect mountain retreat for private quiet time.

Sept. 16, 2021

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell

Some Highlights

  • When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.
  • It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal for prospective buyers.
  • Let’s connect to make sure your house shows well and catches a buyer’s eye.