The Dirt Lady, serving Madison GA and Lake Oconee

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Lake Country - 284620
Are you thinking of relocating to Madison, Georgia? Looking for a ranch home that will make it easy to  age in place? Prefer a move-in ready home, less than 10 years old? There are some excellent choices right now, and your search will lead you to just 3 communities: Whispering Lakes - a greenspa...
If your idea of lakefront living includes million dollar views - but your budget says "not so fast!" - this may be the perfect lot for you. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake, with 19,000 acres, stable water levels, and miles of shoreline. With a convenient location midway between Atlan...
Posting this from New Orleans, where I'm attending my first National Association of Realtors national convention. One of the highlights of today was a seminar on the use of drones for aerial photography for real estate use. We had two industry experts with the best intel available - the good new...
    I'll admit it - I'm a political junkie and a policy wonk.   I majored in American political science, and spent plenty of time in India - the world's largest democracy. Election week in India is noisy and celebratory, and taken very, very seriously!         I love to debate the Big Questions ...
My first home was a true fixer-upper.  But four years and a lot of elbow grease (and money) later, it was my true home - and a few years after that the growing equity helped me buy investment properties and a larger single family home. Buyer A kept her eye on the prize - her goal of home ownershi...
Demand for homes and land continues to improve in Georgia's Lake Country - a multi-county region about an hour east of metro Atlanta that includes Madison and Lakes Oconee and Sinclair. More homes have been sold through Oct YTD than in the peak market of 2007! Overall, market closed volume is run...
Friday's closing was special. Unlike most closings, the seller proceeds will not buy another home. These proceeds, doubled by a 100% match, will support work to bring the gift of sight. You see, after her husband passed, my seller decided to move out of the area and gift her lovely home to the Fo...
By all accounts, Sylvia is a pleasant and well mannered ghost. Residents and guests of historic Panola Hall have reported sightings since the 1800's. When Sylvia appears, she is gay, her voice is sweet, she is dressed in white, a red rose typically adorns her dark upswept hair, and her appearance...
Another Madison Georgia farm for sale is now SOLD! Its one of my favorite kinds of days - Closing Day, when buyers and sellers meet at crossroads in both their lives. This Madison Georgia farm is really unique - completely renovated historic cottage on 15 acres set up for horses. The property inc...
Ever since I bought my 80 acre lakefront farm near Madison back in 2001, one of my favorite things to do on a crispy fall day is to walk through my woods and meander creekside.  There's nothing quite like the crunch of leaves under your feet, the smell of burnt leaves lingering about, and the sou...

Jeanne Dufort

Madison and Lake Oconee GA
local_phone(706) 342-1440
smartphone(770) 330-9040
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Thoughts and news from Georgia's Lake Country, featuring Madison and Lakes Oconee and Sinclair, from the perspective of a land-focused Realtor, horse mom, and farm owner.