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Just reduced hobby farm in Cherokee County, Georgia to $315,900!  This exquisitely maintained 4/3 home with barn is on a quiet country road in an excellent location close to Lake Allatoona and several boat ramps.  Details on Cherokee County page.

Even when working with a Realtor just about everyone uses the internet for independently sourced information on available properties.   And there’s a lot of information out there from sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.  These sites have lots of good information.  Unfortunately some of it is inaccurate.  Certainly this is not intentional on their part.  These sites pull their information from other sites such as the multiple list services and tax assessor data.  Since this is an automated process, sometimes not all information is pulled correctly nor is the information always complete.  These sites know this.  As an example, Zillow with its Zestimate of property values includes a major disclaimer and suggests that its information is only a start. 

Horse properties with acreage are particularly susceptible to inaccuracies for a couple reasons.  First, many horse properties have been divided into different parcels for financing reasons.  Those properties may have several tax records i.e., one for the home on limited acreage and another for the land.  Any site that gathers the tax assessor information may be only reflecting one parcel, not the entire property.  This affects the displayed annual taxes and any evaluation made by that site. Secondly, the land value indicated in the tax records may not reflect current market value of the property based on recent sales in that area.  It is highly unlikely that the local tax assessor adjusts land values on a frequent basis. Thirdly, there are hundreds of multiple list services from which these sites pull information. If the local MLS doesn’t pass barn/stables information to these sites then the horse properties will not come up on advanced searches that include barn/stables criteria.   In short, these sites are more well suited for sub-division type properties than they are for rural properties with outbuildings and acreage.

 A couple sites that I particularly like for rural properties are www.landandfarm.com and www.landsofamerica.com.  These sites get their information directly from the seller and have data fields within the site suited to listing features of importance to the prospective buyer. However, even with these sites, remember that the information you get through your internet search is just a start. If you see a property that has any appeal to you, contact the seller to verify what you’re finding.  As they say, get it straight from the horse’s mouth.               

12 Acre Farm in Gordon County

August 21st, 2014 | Posted by Rich in All My Listings | Blog Post - (0 Comments)

Check out this farm located in Gordon County.  Extremely well maintained, upscale home with in-ground pool, outbuildings, and 12 crossed fenced acres.  This property would make an incredible weekend getaway or permanent home with your animals. Go to the Gordon County page and click on the 12 acre farm.

I make it a point to never miss Jasper’s Fourth of July Parade.  This year, several Bent Tree Saddle Club members rode in it.  This video includes them getting ready for the parade and some snippets of the parade itself.

2 Horse Featherlite Trailer for Sale

June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

2002 all aluminum Featherlite straight load bumper pull for sale.  It’s in real good condition. Click here for details and pictures. I’m selling this for a friend who has taken good care of it.

The Long Trail Home

June 10th, 2014 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

One day last week I helped a couple guys who are riding their horses from Camp Lejeune, NC to Camp Pendleton, CA in hopes of raising money for the Semper Fi Fund, a charitable organization for disabled vets. Below is a short video of their passing through Pickens County.  You can follow them on Facebook at The Long Trail Home.

Just listed!  Immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Cherokee County on 2+ acres.  Property includes 2 stall barn and pasture.  Click here for details.

 

Reduced, today, from $175,000 to $149,000 this 10 acre property located in Pickens County is an exceptional buy and a great opportunity for someone on a limited budget to own their own farm.  Check it out on the Pickens County page.

Just updated the video of Beech Creek Farm in Jasper.  Make sure to watch for the waterfall at the end of the video.  Click here to view the video.

This large tract offers the outdoor enthusiast many options for recreational living.  The 9 acre bottom land pasture can be used for horses and/or cows.  The rolling wooded acreage has trails and can be used for horseback riding, ATVing, hunting, etc. Located about an hour from Atlanta on the Gordon/Murray County Line it could be a great weekend or seasonal property.  Click here for details.