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Just listed this very nice 10 acre horse farm located in Hall County convenient to Gainesville. This one won’t last long! Click here for details.

Looking for Listings

October 4th, 2019 | Posted by Rich in Blog Post - (0 Comments)

The past few months have been very busy with farms for sale in Floyd, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, and Walker counties. We just closed on My Mountain Peace Farm in Pickens County and now have offers pending on two more farms.  As a result, I’m looking for more listings.  I prefer to have only a half dozen listings at a time since I focus on service to my clients.  I try to stay away from lock boxes and do showings by appointment only since I feel that, if you have animals on your property, it is prudent to have someone there when the property is being shown. If you’re thinking of selling, please give me a call at 770-289-7272.  I’d welcome the opportunity to visit your farm and discuss what my approach would be to marketing your property.  

This affordable 70 acre farm is located in Resaca, GA and is convenient to I-75 and Calhoun. It has a 3/2 cottage, barn, equipment shed, ~6 acres in fenced pasture w/creek and 64 acres in rolling wooded terrain for horseback riding, ATVing, hiking, or hunting. Click here for details.

Located in Resaca, Georgia this tract is situated on a private country lane. It has approximately 6 acres in cleared land ready for pasture. The rest of the property is a rolling wooded tract with trails suitable for horseback riding, ATVing, and/or hunting. Click here for details.

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.

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.

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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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.