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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.

Just received a contract for the 72 acre parcel in Resaca on the Gordon/Murray County line.  This is a great property and the buyer will be using it for recreational purposes including horseback riding and hunting during seasons.  There are some great deals out there for this kind of property. Let me know if I can help you find your piece of heaven.  Call me on my cell at 770-289-7272.

Lakota Cove

January 29th, 2015 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

Lakota Cove is a rustic furnishings gallery located in Jasper, GA. It is owned by my  good friend, Linda Magness, who loves  mountain living, rustic furnishings, western décor, and our four legged friends.  Here’s a Youtube video emphasizing western decor that was done a few years ago. The background music is Amazing Grace sung in the Cherokee language.   If you’re in the north Georgia Mountains you should make it a point to stop by the gallery.

A little over a year ago  I found myself looking for listings due to fourth quarter 2013 sales activity.  I find myself in the same position in January 2015.  I’m looking for listings in north Georgia again.  Whether you have an established farm or just land, if you’re interested in selling, call me at 770-289-7272 or email me at rich@RichVigue.com.  I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss the market and how I might help to sell your farm.

Open House Sunday, November 16th

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

I’m hosting an open house at 1601 Mount Carmel Church Lane in Canton from 1 to 4PM  this Sunday, November 16th.  This is a very nice property for the family with one or two horses or farm animals.  Property details are on the Cherokee County page. If you or someone you know is in the market for a small hobby farm, please stop by and take a look at this property.  It is on a quiet country road close to Lake Allatoona and several boat ramps and less than a half hour from several trailheads.

Want to have fun in the outdoors?  Whether you’re an Equestrian, Hunter, ATVer, or just love the outdoors this a great value for the acreage. Located in Resaca, GA on the Gordon/Murray County line this 73 acre property has just been reduced to $279,900 and includes a home and 2 outbuildings.  Check it out on the Murray County page.

Here’s a once in a lifetime  opportunity for a truly unique property.  Located close to Bent Tree and Big Canoe in Pickens County, Georgia, this 11,000 sqft showcase structure has just come on the market.  While the business itself is not part of this offering, this facility can serve as a retail outlet, restaurant, meeting house, special events facility, or other enterprise.  Click Here for details. Video below.

 

 

 

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.