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


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.
Sept. 3, 2021

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not happening. The market is still extremely vibrant as demand is still strong even while housing supply is slowly returning.

Here’s the definition of normal from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

“conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern: characterized by that which is considered usual, typical, or routine.”

Using this definition, here are five housing industry metrics that prove we’re nowhere near normal.

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Aug. 30, 2021

Abide Coffee

This traditional coffee shop centers more around community than caffeine! When it comes picking the perfect coffee beans, Artisan Bean Co in Brasstown, NC is their choice. Their beans are perfectly roasted by hand and constantly seeking out the best coffee bean sources around the world.

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Aug. 23, 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.

1396 Cherokee Trail

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | MLS# 307240 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

CREEKFRONT LIVING IN THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS!! Great home in convenient location close to Young Harris, Hiawassee, Blairsville and Hayesville. Beautiful setting "down by the creek". Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceiling with Exposed Beams. Main Level has all you need - 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, laundry room, wood-burning fireplace and screened porch. Back screened-in deck overlooking the creek, wild ferns and rhododendrons. Basement offers High Ceiling, a Great Room, half bath and small bunk room. Home is a great buy at a great price in this market. Would make a great vacation rental as deck is wired and plumbed for hot tub just a few feet from babbling creek. New roof, stove and refrigerator in 2020. PLUS a walk-in tub.

217 Clyde Curtis Drive

1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | MLS# 293274 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

10+ ACRES IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS PLUS A COZY CABIN! Privately located on 10+ beautifully wooded acres, this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin is the perfect mountain getaway. It has a living room, eat-in kitchen, large screened-in porch, and front deck PLUS 2 outbuildings. This would make the perfect private mountain getaway or a place to stay while you build your mountain estate on 10+ acres.

18 Coopers Lane

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | MLS# 293264 | Virtual Tour |

FURNISHED CABIN ON THE LAKE IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS! This furnished cabin offers an open floor plan, architectural wood floors, beautiful blend of wood & drywall, T&G ceiling, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances & a large breakfast bar that opens to a spacious living area with cathedral ceilings & stacked stone fireplace. The living area is surrounded by windows that offer you views of the lake, golf course & the beauty of nature that only exists in the mountains. The outdoor stone fireplace sets the tone for relaxation on the large, covered, wrap-around porch. The spacious full finished basement adds a kitchen, living area & 2 additional rooms. The common area by the lake features a picnic table and wooden bridge that will lead you to the docks. Per seller, dock 1 is assigned to the home. Additional lakefront lot, 1.42 acres, with gazebo available.

Aug. 9, 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.

6129 Ruth Drive

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 309462 | 3-D Virtual Tour

QUALITY BUILT NORTH GA MOUNTAIN CABIN WITH BIG VIEWS! This cabin located in the paved Martin Heights subdivision, features 3 bedrooms (1 on the main level and 2 on the upper level), main level master bedroom, laundry on the main level, an open floor plan, great room with stacked stone gas log fireplace, wood floors, quartz counters & pantry in the kitchen, half bath on the main level, spacious covered screened-in & open air decks with nice mountain views, sitting area on the upper level, full unfinished basement for your personalized expansion, a 2 car carport with storage room, and many more quality details.

3153 Blue Ridge Trail

4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 305412 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

HUGE HOME WITH HUGE VIEWS OF LAKE CHATUGE & SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS! This spacious quality built home with offers 180º view from almost every room, four levels, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths with master suite on main, large eat-in kitchen along with formal dining room, high ceilings thru-out with crown molding, 2 fireplaces & office/library, large game/family room, wet bar and large guest suite on lower level. Large unfinished basement for your personalized expansion with a workshop. Decks thru-out, 2 car garage. New roof completed mid-June, 2020.

55 Chatuge Village

2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 292853 | Virtual Tour |

PERFECT MOUNTAIN GETAWAY! This newly remodeled cozy mountain getaway offers 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom, living room with gas log fireplace, an office/den, dining area plus an eat-in kitchen, and an outdoor arbor sitting area to kickback, relax and enjoy the mountain views PLUS lake access, 2-3 car parking. If you are looking for a place in the mountains of North Carolina that is close to town, close to beautiful Lake Chatuge, and golfing then check this one out. This is the Southern part of a duplex.

Aug. 5, 2021

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

We toured the pollinator garden, trails, firefly habitat, and statue exhibit at Hamilton Gardens At Lake Chatuge. They also have a pavilion where they host moonlight concerts and educational classes, and you can even rent the space for weddings or your own private events. Come along as the Executive Director Grace Howard walks us through the different plant species at the gardens and the purpose they serve for wildlife.

Check out their Visitor's Information

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, 96 Pavilion Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546

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Aug. 2, 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.

1723 Victoria Woods Drive

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 305598 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

LUXURY LIVING IN THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS!! This quality built home offers outstanding lake and mountain views, many upgrades including cherry cabinets with granite countertops, judges paneling in office, hardwood, granite tile and carpet floors, extra-large master on main with sunroom, cherry and marble floors, master bath with jetted tub & walk-in shower, great room with fireplace & built-in bookshelves, large back covered deck overlooking lake & surrounding mountains, terrace level has a beautifully wooded living room, game room, morning kitchen, full bathroom & 2 bedrooms. Plus a 2 car garage and conveniently located close to town and public boat ramp for Lake Chatuge.

581 Shiloh Overlook

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | MLS# 309118 | 3-D Virtual Tour |

SPACIOUS CUSTOM BUILT CABIN ON 3+ ACRES IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS!! Located in the upscale equestrian community, Shiloh, this ridge top cabin offers big gorgeous mountain and valley views, 3 bedrooms with the master on the main, 3.5 bathrooms, great room with stone gas log fireplace, cathedral ceiling, wood floors, a beautiful blend of drywall and wood, office, loft sitting area, laundry room on main, large front porch and back open air deck and screened-in room, and a 2 car garage.

4192 Asheland Overlook

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | MLS# 306535 | Virtual Tour |

SPACIOUS ELEGANT MOUNTAIN LIVING in the Young Harris valley's desirable Asheland Cove community! This quality built home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with a large great room with cathedral ceiling, gas log fireplace, wood floors, walls of windows creating a light atmosphere, kitchen with Corian counters, large master bedroom on main with garden tub & walk-in shower in master bath. Enjoy your BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN VIEWS from one of your two porches, or take a walk and enjoy the SCENERY the neighborhood has to offer. This is a must-see home in a CONVENIENTLY located subdivision in the North Georgia Mountains.