John Coley's (lakemartinvoice) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coley Real Estate
There are now many bank owned foreclosures or REO properties on the market at Lake Martin. We are no different from anywhere else in the country in that respect. What is different about Lake Martin foreclosures is the curious choice that some banks or mortgage companies make when selecting a brok...
The waterfront property sales in the Lake Martin MLS* ended the year by tying 2007’s December sales of 4. When we looked at November 2008 sales for Lake Martin, we saw that 2008 monthly sales were starting to beat 2007.  How did we finish the year? To answer this question, and see a lot more grap...
CNBC re-ran the story on HealthSouth founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy - On a show called “American Greed.”  Not exactly the sort of bio that any businessman wants. Every story I have ever read or watched about Scrushy inevitably mentions his “Lake Martin mansion.” Don’t get me wrong, it is ...
On Friday January 23, 2009 the Lake Martin waterfront home of 216 Harrison Road, Dadeville, Alabama (map here) will be auctioned off on the steps of the Tallapoosa County Courthouse, downtown Dadeville. This is a rare type of auction in that, as far as I can tell, it is NOT a property tax auction...
Lake Martin’s newest deli and grocery - Catherine’s Market at Russell Crossroads - officially opened on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.  I went by there today for lunch to check out the inside of the store and deli.  It was really nice, a first class operation. As advertised, the market section had l...
Since I have a waterfront lot listed for sale in Lake Martin’s The Ridge, I get a lot of questions about the various amenities of the Ridge. One of the huge benefits to owning a waterfront home or town home in the Ridge is access to all of the “stuff.” Though I have been in the neighborhood count...
Between my cashed in kitchen passes and Thanksgiving break, it has been a while since my last post.  I tried to keep the Lake Martin Voice “A” students informed with my Twitter updates, which are visible at the bottom right margin.  I am enjoying using my Twitter account as a micro blog, a way to...
One of the great things about working around Lake Martin is that occasionally you bump into some really crazy folks. The other day I met Kyle Walton and a bunch of his buddies who are professional wakeskaters and /or wake boarders. click here to watch the video on my blog Lake Martin Voice
My family recently moved to a new-to-us home (fyi my “old” home sold in 2 days).  The new home is on a septic tank system, whereas the old one was tied in to the sewer system of the City of Montgomery.  This got me to thinking about a claim my father has long made, that is, those “flushable” wipe...
  In the November issue of Lake Magazine - Lake Martin Edition -  Nikki Reeves sent out an email to interview local real estate agents. The topic was the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Lake Martin Area Association of Realtors (LMAAR).  She also interviewed the past presidents of LMAAR ab...


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