The Dirt Lady, serving Madison GA and Lake Oconee

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Lets face it - buying and selling real estate is a BIG DEAL.  Lots of choices to make, and contracts to sign, and deadlines to meet, and more things to negotiate...   Why in the world would anyone want to handle all that without professional representation?   One of my pet peeves is when married ...
06/10/2014
Looking for a Madison Georgia farm?   Its all about the land - this beautiful 28 acre farm has about 20 acres fenced for cattle, complete with a small pond and 700ft of frontage on Sugar Creek, a clear running creek that flows into nearby Lake Oconee.   The grounds around the home are filled with...
06/07/2014
Its no secret - real estate is a business where 10-20% of the agents generate 70-80% of the business consistently. Since I've been in that "top producer group" since creating my real estate practice in 2005, I'm sometimes asked "what is the secret to your success".   Anita Clark's post below spel...
06/07/2014
Congratulations - you've decided to buy a home in the Madison or Lake Oconee area. You've probably spent hours scouring properties online. You've researched neighborhoods, checked out county tax records, perhaps even made a call or two or three to listing agents.   Stop. Wait. Before you take the...
06/07/2014
Its happened to me more than a decade ago and after 2.5 years of traipsing all around Georgia looking for a second home property.  In my case, it was coming around the bend and catching that first lake view - reminded me of the hundreds of times my sisters and I would play "I see the lake" near t...
06/05/2014
So you think you're ready to make the transition from tenant to home ownership?  Be sure you understand that it takes more cash than just the down payment to get to the closing table.   I'm not a big fan of asking the seller to pay your closing costs, in most cases - because in my experience that...
06/03/2014
You've found the perfect home, and reached an agreement with the sellers - what comes next! There are normally 4-6 weeks between "binding agreement" and the "closing date".  The first step in most Georgia contracts is a short 7-10 day period of "due diligence".  During the due dilegnce period, th...
05/27/2014
We's all used the expression "dirt cheap" - but rarely think about the many ways in which dirt can cost big bucks! Old time farmers knew that good farming practices that enrich topsoil rewarded you with bountiful crops - industrial farming wants level land and not much more - relying on GMO seed ...
05/23/2014
If you're looking for a Lake Oconee area home for sale, and prefer a private setting with a very special home - check out this Victorian Farmhouse on 2 acres with lake access.   Vintage materials and craftsmanship plus a uniquely private setting make this home a rare find.  A clear creek runs acr...
05/22/2014
Are you interested in homesteading in Georgia? If you want a simple rural lifestyle in a peaceful setting, look no further. This cozy cottage with finished basement on 5 private acres sits privately off the road, with board fencing and a run-in shed for your horses, plus a fenced yard for the dog...
05/21/2014
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Jeanne Dufort

Madison and Lake Oconee GA
local_phone(706) 342-1440
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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.