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By John Coley
(Coley Real Estate)
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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...

By John Coley
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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...

By John Coley
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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 ...

By John Coley
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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...

By John Coley
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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...

By John Coley
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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...

By John Coley
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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

By John Coley
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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...

By John Coley
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  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...

By John Coley
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One of my listings for sale is 302 Villas On The Harbor, a 1 bed 1 bath condo in Lake Martin’s Stillwaters Community.  The Villas On The Harbor sits right next door to Harbor Pointe Marina, and Harbor Pointe Condos. I got a challenging email the other day from Ron Botterbusch, Broker of RB Commer...

By John Coley
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If I drive directly to my office from home, I never glimpse Lake Martin. So sometimes (read Mondays) when I am headed to the office, and need some inspiration or a reminder about what I am really doing, I drive to Kowaliga Bridge, take in the view, and turn around refreshed.  Today it was really ...

By John Coley
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To respond to some readers’ comments, I thought I would publish a few more statistics from the Lake Martin MLS* waterfront home sales for August 2008. Before I get into it, let me first caution all readers not to draw broad conclusions about the Lake Martin real estate market from the following t...

By John Coley
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Lake Martin MLS* waterfront home sales did not match the sun and fun for August 2008. July 2008 waterfront home sales turned in a winner, beating 2007’s mark and giving us hope of the start of a rally. To read the results and see my 3 charts, CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY BLOG LAKE MARTIN VOICE

By John Coley
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If you’re wanting to find out more about The Preserve at Stoney Ridge on Lake Martin, please see the below video I shot to show the amenities, just click the play arrow below: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON MY BLOG LAKE MARTIN VOICE

By John Coley
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I was over in the Pleasure Point area the other day, going by two homes for sale that I have listed over there. One is on Claytons Lane and the other in on Captains Road. If you are ever riding around in that section of Blue Creek, off of Tallapoosa County Road 34, you might find it interesting t...

By John Coley
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Lake Martin Voice readers have noticed this for a while now, but we have recently undergone a redesign. I did this to try and keep my blog on the positive tip of usability and reader friendliness, without indulging myself in a bunch of geeky add ons that distract. That being said, by far the most...

By John Coley
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To continue the post I did yesterday on Lake Martin’s  Deadening Alpine Trail, I wanted to include these photos of the Cherokee Ridge Trail. The Cherokee Ridge Trail is also maintained by the (duh) Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association.  Its trailhead is on the Scenic Overlook, on Overlook Driv...

By John Coley
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Yesterday I was showing homes for sale in a Lake Martin neighborhood called The Harbor.  It is a development that is about eight or nine years old.  It is located off of Overlook Drive, just east of the Martin Dam, off of Highway 50. I was through around 6 PM, and the sun was starting to set.  Th...

By John Coley
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Russell Lands is building Russell Crossroads - that will be, as they put it,  “a ‘town center’ in the heart of the Russell Lands family of developments on  44,000 acre Lake Martin.” It is being built on Highway 63, just north of Windermere Road.  The town center will serve as resource for the nei...

By John Coley
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Lake Martin waterfront sales surged in July.The Lake Martin MLS* shows 15 closed sales in July, up from 7 in June, and 36% greater than July 2007 sales of 11.   Is this the rally point Lake Martin sellers have been praying for? Will this surge carry into August and the fall? Only time will tell. ...

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