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The Cagle family name has been a large part of Pickens County history practically since its inception in 1853.  In fact, a section of southern Pickens County continues to be known as Cagletown by many of its older residents. Laura Lane Farm is a large part of that Cagletown history.

This 60 acre farm situated along Sharp Mountain Creek in south Pickens County just north of the Cherokee County line was owned by members of the Cagle family for more than 100 years before it was purchased by Roger Harington in 1981.  The farm land was originally purchased by Peter Cagle in 1871 and he built the small farm house in 1875. He and his wife, Martha Emilene, had 11 children the youngest of whom was Peter Sherman Cagle who was born in 1893.  Sherman lived his entire life in that house and overtime added several rooms to the house and, in 1953, he veneered the outside walls with split-faced marble mined locally in Pickens County giving the outside its current look today.   During the Cagle years the farm had cotton and corn crops, poultry houses, and raised Angus cattle.  Today, the poultry houses are used for hay and equipment storage. The current owner, Alex McArthur, continues to run cattle on the property while he remodels the old farm house.

This wonderful property is rich in local history. Today, sitting on the back patio which overlooks the pasture land with the cows grazing and the hay fields being cut, it is easy to imagine the stories that can be told about this historical property.  With ownership of this farm comes the thrill and responsibility to be a steward of the land protecting the Cagle legacy.  Click Here for details.

Both the home, which is approximately 10 years old, and the equestrian features of this property are outstanding.  Located in Pickens County just an hour north of Atlanta, this horse farm has it all. Click here for details and click here for a video of the property.

A friend has just put her horse farm on the market.  It’s a full function horse farm that offers a very comfortable lifestyle. I’ve been there several times and can vouch for the quality of the property. It is located on a nice country road less than a mile from Highway 53 and close to several trail heads including Dawson Forest, Fausett Farms, and the Jake/Bull Mountain trails. Click below for details.

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Located in middle Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau this 45 acre horse farm also has a special events facility and 5 rental cabins. It’s perfect for someone who wants to combine country equestrian living with income producing activities.  Click here for details.

Tennessee Licensure

May 12th, 2017 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

It took a couple months , a real estate broker test, fingerprinting, several notarized documents, and a background check,  but I’m finally licensed to sell real estate in Tennessee. Over the years several people have asked me to help them sell their horse farms located across the Tennessee border from Georgia.  Finally, I can do so.  Hallelujah!

Looking for acreage that has level pasture, year round creek, trails, end of the road privacy, convenience to retail outlets?  Check out the 30 acre parcel listing on Pickens County page or just click here.

Aerial Views of Property

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

I have done aerial views of some of my listings over the years.  A friend has a small plane that he keeps at the Pickens County airport so I’ve hit him up for a ride to shoot some aerial photography.  That involves banking the plane over the property while I take pictures.  We enjoy each other’s company so it makes for a fun and productive time.  Recently I used Stan Jessen, North Georgia Drones, LLC , to shoot some aerials of the 20 acre Fern Creek Farm I have listed in Dawson County. Being the first time using a drone, this one was a learning experience for me, but very worthwhile.  I like the idea of being on terra firma while watching a drone some 400 feet above taking the pictures.  It beats leaning on the window of a banking plane. Click here for pictures of the farm.

Just listed in Dawson County a 20 acre farm with guest house, in-ground pool and riding arena all in a private setting.  Click here for details.

Well I’m back on the job. December has been hectic to say the least. I had two closings in early December; a 55 acre parcel in Murray County and a 15 acre horse farm in Pickens County.  Those were followed by a trip to Hawaii with my wife where we met up with two of our kids and their children. I’m envious of those people who go on vacation and come back rested.  That certainly wasn’t the case with the Hawaii trip, but it was a lot of fun. Before leaving for Hawaii I visited a 5 acre farm with a magnificent handhewn log home and 5 stall barn located in Cherokee County, Georgia.  The property is priced below the tax assessed market value at $569,900 and has additional acreage available.  If you’re looking for some land with a log home, you really need to look at this one.  If you’re looking to sell, now’s a good time to put your property on the market. I already have 2 more contracts scheduled to close in early January. As the Cajuns in Louisiana say,”Laissez les bons temps rouler.”

I want to sell your horse farm

October 25th, 2016 | Posted by Rich in All My Listings | Blog Post - (0 Comments)

Here we are a couple weeks from the national election. It is an axiom in the real estate industry that home sales slow before elections. At least that’s the excuse we realtors use as to why your place is not selling. Word on the street (i.e., I heard this from other realtors) is that the Atlanta suburbs  have recently experienced a significant slowdown in activity. Well that’s not the case in my market area.  We closed on the 10 acres in Bartow County a couple weeks ago and we are scheduled to close on the 50 acre farm in Gordon County next week, the 55 acre parcel in Murray County in November, and a 15 acre farm in Pickens County in early December.  That’s the good news for me.  The bad news is that we need listings again.  If you are considering selling your farm, please give me a call. My wife and horses would appreciate it. 770-289-7272 or email me at rich@richvigue.com.