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By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 11
The real estate equivalent of the Ice Age is upon us. Like the prehistoric behemoths that roamed the earth millions of years ago, the McMansions and ever-more elaborate homes that popped up all over the landscape during the boom years are being crushed under the weight of their own bloated "over-...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 13
I've done my best...I've reasoned, cajoled, analyzed, postulated, hypothesized, and rationcinated (look it up!). I've begged, pleaded, beseeched, implored, and supplicated. I have been telling you for months now that we are in an unprecedented time of opportunity for home buyers. As investor Warr...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 12
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made ~~ Otto Von Bismarck   The House and Senate reached an accord on the economic stimulus package this afternoon. The package was whittled down to $789 billion, significantly less that the $838 billion proposed by the Senate version and...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 6
Of course the truth is that the congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the laws they pass.  The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there.  I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 9
As the Senate prepares to take a final vote on the economic stimulus package, there has been talk of trimming the $15,000 tax credit for homeowners that was proposed last week. Let your elected officials know where YOU stand on the issue. The National Association of Home Builders Legislative Hotl...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 12
In an effort to jump-start a housing market that's in precipitous decline, Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, sponsored an amendment to the economic stimulus package that is making its way through Congress. Under Isakson's provision, homeowners would receive a tax credit of up to $15,...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 2
The New York Times recently ran an article in its "Your Second Home" section extolling the virtues of hot tubs. Funny, this particular article should have appeared now, as hot tubs have loomed large in my life over the past two weeks. I recently had lunch with two friends who shared their New Yea...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 4
Love 'em or hate 'em, it was hard to miss the "Boy Band" chapter in pop music that began in the late '90's.  Bands like *NSync and The Backstreet Boys dominated the music charts -- and the daydreams -- of countless 'tweens.'   One inescapable tune was *NSync's "Bye Bye Bye," so catchy was it that...

By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 0
  If you are in the Blue Ridge, GA area, make sure to visit the Blue Ridge Community Theatre located at 11 Mountain Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For more information, please call 706-632-9223 or visit www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheatre.com They put on great shows in one of the most beautiful areas of...

By Christal Davis, Christal Head Davis
(Georgia Real Estate Co.)
Comments 7
The past week has been crazy being an agent.  I have gone from having a couple of people to e-mail to the phone ringing off and showing property like crazy.  That is an awesome thing to be doing since having been a #1 realtor and even "Rookie of the Year"  when I first started I am accustomed to ...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 11
2008 -- What a year!! If years were fictional characters, 2008 would surely be the Grinch. Just like the Grinch, it slunk from home to home taking from everyone, the rich and the poor alike. No household was left untouched, in one way or another. "Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most un...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 2
An article in today's New York Times -- "Toasting the End of an Error" -- talks about the end of Prohibition which took place just about 75-years ago when FDR ratified the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, which did away with the 18th Amendment's ban on alcohol consumption.The article points ou...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 2
From November 23, 2008 Holiday Art Show and Sale To December 19, 2008 Blue Ridge Art Association December 05, 2008 Light Up The Basin Downtown Copperhill / McCaysville From December 05, 2008 Christmas Village and Photo's with Santa Clause To December 06, 2008 Downtown McCaysville December 06, 20...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 4
Housing prices in Blue Ridge and surrounding communities continue their steady march downward. An analysis of year-to-date sales for 2008 shows that the median price for residential properties has dropped 17% over the same time period in 2007, while the total volume sold dropped nearly 35%. There...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 2
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?                                                                        ---J. B. Priestley S...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 2
It is cold in the North Georgia mountains tonight. A slender crescent moon is making its journey across the night sky with countless twinkling stars as companions. My husband and I spent the evening in front of a crackling fire. Our three dogs sprawled in front of the hearth, luxuriating in the w...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 4
Christmas comes early in Blue Ridge -- November 29th to be exact. That is the date of the annual "Light Up Blue Ridge" festival, a day that local children look forward to with almost the same eager anticipation as they wait for Christmas morning itself.  On November 29th, beautiful downtown Blue ...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 4
Conventional wisdom held that opening a shop outside of the heart of downtown Blue Ridge’s shopping district was retail suicide. Conventional wisdom never met Michael Brunson and Jack Morton. Not ones to shy away from a challenge, Michael and Jack knew the world—or at least Blue Ridge shoppers—wo...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 7
We all have our tales to tell of "the one that got away." The fish--or the deal--that was within our grasp and we let it slip away. The current real estate market in Blue Ridge is going to generate a lot of "the one that got away" tales of woe. NOW is the time to buy. Wait at your peril! Using a ...

By Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
(Century 21 In the Mountains)
Comments 0
  From August 29, 2008 Our Town To September 21, 2008 Blue Ridge Community Theater   September 01, 2008 Labor Day BBQ     Downtown Blue Ridge City Park   September 02, 2008 Blue Mountain Jam at Kiwanis Fairgrounds     Kiwanis Fairgrounds   September 06, 2008 Farmers Market / Mountain Fresh Market...

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