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Maple Ridge Farm

July 10th, 2018 | Posted by Rich in All My Listings | Blog Post | Walker County - (0 Comments)

This 58 acre legacy horse farm located in Northwest Georgia is now on the market.  It has provided many memories for 3 generations of the current owners.  Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, full time residence, or recreational property take a look at this one.  Click here for details.

This beautiful farm is located in the Armuchee area of Floyd County close to Calhoun, GA.  It has a thoughtfully designed barn-apartment, detached 3 car garage, and 20+ acres of established pasture in a gorgeous setting.  Click here for details.

Just listed a 22 acre property that has everything: a spacious, very comfortable, upscale home and wonderful horse facilities including a very functional center aisle barn, riding arena, and round pen. Situated on the Pickens/Dawson County Line, this property is centrally located between GA 400 and Interstate 575.  If you’re looking for your dream horse property take a look at this one.  Click Here for details.

Just listed this beautiful farm in Floyd County close to Calhoun, GA.  It has a thoughtfully designed barn-apartment, detached 3 car garage, and 20+ acres of established pasture in a gorgeous setting.  Click here for details.

Just listed a 26 acre horse farm in Dawson County.  Whatever your riding discipline take a look at this one.  Sky Acres Farm has plenty of very comfortable living for the family and excellent horse facilities for the animals. Click here for details.

18 Acre Equestrian Estate

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Rich in All My Listings | Blog Post | Pickens County - (0 Comments)

Just Listed in Jasper, Ga a beautiful 18 acre horse farm that’s in a much sought after section of Pickens County. In addition to a magnificent home, this property has many outstanding features including location, long range view, and access to private community trails. Click here for details.

Just listed this 80 acre farm located on the outskirts of Rome Georgia and it is truly a special place.   Currently the home of a retiring veterinarian, he has been a solid steward of the land while running cows, horses, and a small donkey on it.   He has also used the farm for a sizable hay production. These pastures have to be the most level, usable pastures in north Georgia.   The farm has an updated wonderful 4BR/2BA home with rock exterior completed by a renowned stone mason and a top-of-the-line barn.  Click here for details.  Click here for a short video of the property.

30 Acre Horseman’s Dream in Rome, GA

February 17th, 2018 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post | Floyd County - (0 Comments)

Just listed a 30 acre farm built by professional horse people. More and more horse people are designing their living accommodations and horse facilities for convenience and functionality. A new word, barndominium, is now being used by builders in the equine industry.  This style of home combines the most important aspects of the horse person’s life and the Circle B has done just that.

This farm has it all: approximately 25 acres in established pasture; a newer 3/2.5 energy efficient home; an attached workshop designed to accommodate your living quarters trailer; four 12×12  stalls and a large arena.  Click here for details.

Looking for Horse Properties on the Web

January 14th, 2018 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

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.

December 13th, 2017 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

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