Open and Ready for Business

September 18th, 2015 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

I just spent 10 days in north central Wyoming.  Got to see a polo match at the Big Horn Equestrian Center and visit several historical places in the area – western history being a passion of mine – including the Powder River Battlefield, Fort Phil Kearney and the Fetterman Battlefield, the TA Ranch, the Gatchell Museum, the Occidental Hotel and Saloon, and stood on the Bozeman Trail.   Rode almost every day in the Big Horns and saw some truly beautiful scenery.  If I didn’t live here in the North Georgia Mountains my second choice would be Buffalo, Wyoming.  It was a great time.  Now it’s time again for another passion of mine – helping people buy or sell horse properties in the Georgia mountains.   I have purchase contracts outstanding on properties in Murray and Dawson counties and current listings ranging from $199,000 for 10 acres with a barn to $1,050,000 for an incredible equestrian facility.  If you’re looking to buy or sell, give me a call at 770-289-7272.   I’d welcome the opportunity to assist you in achieving your horse property goals.

Recently listed this 10 acre property located just north of Cartersville in Bartow County.  It is ready for horses or other farm animals and has public water, electricity, and septic already on the property.

Click Here for details and pictures.

One of the real enjoyments my wife and I have on our farm is watching the wild life. Seeing a flock of turkeys cross our pasture or a doe with her fawn grazing in the early daylight hours is something we never tire of.  However, none of that surpasses the excitement of a rare sighting of a bald eagle.   Even experienced birders stop what they’re doing and just watch. Recently, an immature bald eagle was sighted on Beech  Creek Farm in Jasper.  When something like that occurs I think of how fortunate I am to live where I do.  North Georgia is a wonderful place to live and farms such as Beech Creek Farm offer a great lifestyle whether you’re into horses or other pursuits that require acreage.  Check out a video of Beech Creek Farm by clicking here.  For details about the property click here.  With Beech Creek Farm you don’t need to visit an aviary to see a bald eagle!

50 Acre Gentleman’s Farm

August 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Rich in All My Listings | Blog Post - (0 Comments)

Located in Hall County just outside of Gainesville is this incredible 50 acre farm.  Currently owned by a gentleman farmer who uses the property as a family getaway and keeps it in prime condition.  This property has tremendous potential.  Click here for details and pictures.

Just placed on the market.  This 38 acre horse property has it all for your horses.  Located in Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia it includes an 11 stall stables with all the features, approximately 2500 square feet of living space, a covered arena, 26 acres of established pasture and 10 acres of wooded area with bridle paths. Click here for more information

Just listed property in Murray County with lots of potential as a horse property.  Mostly in pasture with a year round creek, property currently being used for hay production. This is a real nice parcel at an affordable price. Click here for details.

Looking for Listings

June 10th, 2015 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

We recently sold two land parcels – one in Cherokee County and one in Murray County. We are once again looking for additional listings.  If you’re thinking of selling whether it’s an established horse farm or raw land, please give us a call. We cover most of North Georgia and would welcome the opportunity to view and make a recommendation for your property.  We’ve been selling horse farms and land in North Georgia for 12 years and haven’t tired of it yet. We love what we do.  Give us a call at 770-289-7272 or via email at rich@richvigue.com.

Looking for land?  If so, unless you’re paying cash, you first need to get up to speed on financing possibilities relative to your requirements.  While your credit worthiness is an important factor in getting a land loan from a financial institution, the amount of down payment is critical.  Unlike mortgages for subdivision homes land loans don’t come with 3%, 4%, or 5 % down.  Typically, these loans require a minimum of 25% down or more depending on the intended use of the parcel.  Elementary math shows that if the parcel costs $100,000, that’s $25,000 down; $200,000 = $50,000 down, and so on.  If you want land, but don’t have the liquidity to pay 25% up front, the answer may be to find a parcel that comes with owner financing. Typically, owners will do financing with less down, a lower interest rate, but want a shorter term.  Like everything else in life, loan terms including rate, amortization, down payment, etc, are all negotiable.  Be honest with yourself.  Look at your needs versus your available funds, review these with a professional lender and, if need be, limit your land search to those parcels with owner financing.  You’ll save yourself and your Realtor a lot of time.      

Like Arnold, I’m back.

April 14th, 2015 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

My Associate, Melissa Freeman, kept the ship afloat while I sojourned in China and Thailand for 3 weeks.  I’m glad to be back.  We had a good time while visiting our kids and grandchildren, but the trip out there and back is a killer.  A couple thoughts;  I really, really like American food;  I’m particularly fond of the English language; My next trip will be out west – western U.S. that is.  We have a new 50 acre listing in Pickens County – check it out – and expect a couple more listings in the not too distant future.  In the next few weeks if I’m not doing real estate it’ll be because I’ll be riding my horse and thanking God that I live where I do.

Just listed a 50 acre parcel in North Georgia that will make a great recreational property or private estate. There’s some pasture on the property and lots of wooded area with a couple trails and a year-round creek. Click Here for details.