Lake Oconee in Putnam County
This is really a fabulous deal at this price. It's bank owned so you will need to have proof of funds or a Wells Fargo pre-qualification. It's a great location just minutes from I-20 and shopping and dining around Lake Oconee. There is a neighborhood boat launch and it's very close to Sugar Creek Marina.
It has a huge master suite on the upper level with lots of storage space, greatroom with fireplace and the lower level features a sunroom and the terrace level outside has a wonderful screened porch and grilling deck for outdoor entertaining and bug free dining.
And of course you want to see the inside so click here to see all the photos and then browse around our website Lake-Sinclair.com if you are looking for something different. We'd be happy to help you find the lake home of your dreams.
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In today's society of children sitting 5 feet in front of a television, or with some electronic devise in their hands playing a video game wouldn't it be nice to send them to camp on a farm? I was so fortunate to grow up with grandparents and even parents who gardened. My grands also had animals and my daddy's parents actually owned a farm. I got to see horses, cattle, hogs and there were always plenty of outside activities to keep my brother and me busy and getting plenty of vitamin D outside.
Crooked Pines Farms is again this year offering summer camp on the farm. How cool would it be if you sent your children to a summer camp where they get to experience outdoors. They might even want to come home and check out your own yard and plant something or build a fort outside in the backyard to get them outside playing and not just being a couch potato.
And check out their events calendar on their website too for barn tours. Consider the venue for family gatherings, class reunions, weddings, parties and more.
If you can't get your kids into their summer camp this year, perhaps you can plan ahead for next year. And you certainly should put their website on your favorites list to check their events calendar often. They always have special events around holidays. And coming up in September this year is their Acoustic Guitar Show that you won't want to miss. Lots of great talent on the ticket for that day... September 14, 2013. Year round there are wonderful family events going on, but don't miss out on the summer events. (photos taken from Crooked Pines Farm website with permission for use in this blog post)
Well the flurry of business from December has slowed down. That decline in number of sales in April, down from the 1st quarter of 2013 and down from the same period by last year by more than half has put a screeching halt to the price increases we were seeing. Buyers take advantage of this, because the phone is starting to ring and we saw twelve go pending over the weekend.
It was disappointing to know that some of the cause for the ever so slight price increase this past month was scaled back by appraisals, but I know for a fact it was since two of our closings had contracts that were adjusted downward in price due to appraisals falling short. I also spent a good amount of time with an appraiser yesterday and he was working on a lot appraisal and there were NO comps to justify the sales price, so that's another one that's not going to come in at the contract price. It's going to take some cash sales to bring the price up. And it's still going to be a crawl. Appraisals are going to keep it from jumping. Some better priced comps will lead to better prices for sellers.
Of course the good news for buyers here is that some bargains are sill out there. The better news for buyers is at the current rate of absorption there are 43 months of inventory on the market. Buyers you have plenty to choose from out there right now.
The good news for sellers is that days on the market didn't rise much. Properly priced homes on the market sell quick keeping the over all average steady at under 200. 90 days in a normal market, so it's still in the buyers court at this number. Doesn't mean you can steal a place, but does mean that sellers who have been waiting do have their homes now priced at "deals".
The post below, I wrote nearly 4 years ago. I was thinking about my Grandmother and I went back to look at some posts I'd written before her passing. This one was written the day I got the call that she had been taken to the hospital. As it turns out, it was the last time before her ultimate passing about 6 weeks later. She was a great source of inspiration to me. And I feel like she led me to think about the tree I found that day. Hang in there if you are going through something. Encourage a friend if they are going through something.
My real estate company has agents on vacation, agents with relatives in town, an agent with their wife having had surgery this week. So short staffed feels like an understatement. But I always believe that things work the way they are supposed to for a purpose.
Yesterday, I covered a home inspection appointment for an agent who could not be at work yesterday. I met his buyer clients and the home inspector at the property they have under contract. It's about a 45 minute drive from our office to the other side of Lake Sinclair.
I left in plenty of time, having not been to this house before to give myself time to find it. The home inspector on the other hand, did not leave in time to allow himself time to find it and be on time. He also did not follow the directions. Finally he called about 45 minutes after the scheduled time to say he was lost.
"How do I get to the house?" was the question from the home inspector.
"Where are you?", was my reply.
"I have no idea." was his answer.
So after I laughed for a good 30 seconds, as it turned out, I discovered I wasn't actually talking to the lost home inspector at all. It was someone in their office. So I had to have them call back to the inspector and get a landmark and then I gave directions from there to the home to be inspected.
So What I thought was going to be a few hours in the middle of my day, turned out to be the rest of the day. I had thought to bring a book. I had forgotten to bring my reading glasses, so as the inspection took place I wandered around the property. I found this tree that I decided to get my camera and take a photograph.
You see, this tree was determined to make its way in the world. At some point a long time ago the tree split near the base. One piece broke and fell landing near the water. It obviously didn't like the probable outcome of being broken and took root again at the top that landed at the end of the break. It began again to reach for the sky. It seems very successful now.
My point being, we as agents, brokers and Realtors and in general as people, should be like this tree. If a strong wind blows us off our feet we should not just accept our fate, but fight and reach for the sky. Don't let failure be an option. Don't give up, Don't stop giving effort. Fight for your clients, do more, try again. Reach for the sky.
As it turns out, my afternoon was well spent. I'm glad I was in the right place at the right time. I'm glad I found this tree and I'm happy to be able to share it with you.
I'm also happy to report that upon my prompt receipt of the home inspection it came with this Post Script.
P.S. Again, apologies for the late arrival today - the way back that you suggested was very direct and quick - thanks
Wonderful roomy home in Reynolds Plantaion
And of course you want to see more. The seller has lowered the price from $615,000. to $499,900 for a fast sale.
I love summer in Georgia. Yes, it's hot and sticky, but Lake Sinclair is a great place to cool off. I love to go take a swim after work and my dogs Laney and Glen love the water too.
There are some fantastic places to camp. And while I'm not a camper, I do enjoy day trips to Putnam Beach. It has a roped off swim area, bath houses, picnic tables and paved roads. I've had my daughter's birthday party there in the past where she and her friends could go swimming. There are also boat docks and a ramp for launching your boat as well as camper and tent sites available.
There is Oconee Springs Park. It's also a really nice place. They even have a little store. They also have some cabins as well as camper spots. And there is a wonderful beach for spending the day in the sand and on the lake shore and a roped off swim area.
There is Little River Park that allows both tent and campers and has a restaurant on site as well. Jackson's is also one of my favorite places to eat.
So if you want to come camping at my lake there are some lovely places to camp. There are some really nice hotels also. And if you are looking for a great weekend place I can help you find one of those also.
Sometimes I think I'm just going to have to stop watching the news. There are some things that are so heartbreaking I don't want to watch, but other things just make me so mad I think it's bad for my health.
I am a real estate broker and I know better than to listen to some idiot making minimum wage if they were to tell me to "stop paying your mortgage while we try to get you approved to loan modification", but the average Joe who hasn't been to real estate classes can believe that said idiots are giving them good advice.
This recent news story is just one more that made my blood boil since these "average Joes" were veterans. They deserve better. One veteran is still fighting foreclosure, the other has lost his home. Shame on the banks. And frankly the fact that the guarantee amount is being collected by the bank who advised the homeowner to stop making payments should be CRIMINAL!
An Atlanta attorney says Veterans are actually being targeted. Read all the details here. My advise to anyone seeking loan modification is 1- get everything in writing and 2- do not stop paying and 3- get legal advise from an attorney.
Veterans put their life on the line for freedoms in America. And now the American dream is being stolen from them by the big banks. This has to stop. Our veterans deserve more.
When my daughter used to get a hit playing softball I would cheer in the stands, her team would cheer for her and even her coach. And of course she would be beaming a smile and doing the happy dance when she got safely on base. What has become of our nation when you can't celebrate a win in public?
"Of the likely places for a debate over religious free expression to erupt, a Texas high school track and field meet probably wasn’t high on the list.
Remarkably, that’s precisely where one athlete’s reactionary gesture has led to a broader discussion about what is appropriate at public school events, after a Columbus (Texas) High relay team was disqualified for one of their member’s heavenward gesture."
Read the entire story here.
It really just disgusts me that for fear of "offending" anyone that we teach our children they can't celebrate their success. It's along the same lines of also giving the loosers a trophy and that's stupid too. (IMHO) I celebrate my successes and I certainly want my daughter and my sons and even my future grand children to be able to celebrate. Now if you went up to the person you just beat and said "NA NA I win, you lose" then perhaps I could see a problem. But to ban celebration for winning. Just. Plain. Stupid.
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The Milledgeville Convention and Visitors Bureau will be celebrating National Tourism Week, May 6-11. During this time, they are encouraging Milledgeville residents to "Be a Tourist in Your Hometown." The goal of National Tourism Week is to take the opportunity to recognize the economic, social and cultural value of tourism. It is the second largest industry in our state and is an important part of Milledgeville's economic health.Their celebration will include
The free historic district trolley tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tours leave from the Milledgeville Welcome Center and include three interior visits to rotating attractions in the historic district. Trolley tour tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are available the day of the tour only, no reservations.The Governor's Mansion is open Tues-Sat, 10am - 4pm & Sun from 2pm - 4pm with tours beginning on the hour. The Old State Capital Museum is open Mon-Fri, 10am - 4pm & Sat, 12pm - 4pm. Andalusia is open for tours Mon-Tues & Thur-Sat from 10am - 4pm.