Big Canoe Tennis Block Party

Tennis Block Party

June 4th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 The Mountain Tennis Association has invited all Big Canoe property owners  to a Tennis Block Party June 4th from 1 to 5 PM.. A Tennis Round Robin, pizza, salad, beer and wine are all FREE….Come and have a great afternoon of tennis and fun.

Call Patty Coffey at 706/579-1840 to sign up. She will need to know how many will be in your party, what time you will arrive, and how many will play. Non-players are welcome as well. See you Saturday at the Block Party and don’t miss the Live Bait Band [Jimmy Buffett tribute band] concert Saturday evening at the Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater. [See earlier post]

Memorial Day Tribute at The Big Canoe Terraces Honors Veterans

 

In addition to the many daily  activities in Big Canoe, the North Georgia Veterans will present a Memorial Day tribute to our country’s veterans  Monday, May 30, at The Terraces beginning at 9:50 a.m.

 Helen Buckelew, vice president of North Georgia Veterans will be participating while  Bill Gibson will give the invocation and preside over the flag raising by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Representing the different branchesof the armed services will be T Bill Saling representing the Army, Navy by David Howe, Marine Corps  Jim Puhger and Air Force Chuck Dressler.

Lowest Home Interest Rates in 2011 Are Here

A new Trulia report says that mortgage rates inched down to  the lowest level of the year and Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.61 percent last week, while the 15-year rate averaged 3.80 percent.  This is the first time since December 2010 that the 30 year mortgage has reached 4.61 percent. Last year at this time, the 30 year fixed averaged 4.84 percent while the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.24 percent.

According to the latest data from Trulia, owning a home is more affordable than renting in 78 percent of the major U.S. cities.  

Big Canoe Tour of Homes is a Success

Beautiful weather, fabulous mountain homes, crafts, art, antiques, the book nook and good food were a winning combination for a fun weekend for the many visitors to Big Canoe this weekend. 

The evening was capped off with a great concert at the Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater by the ever popular Banks and Shane. 

Come spend a day in the mountains on  your own personal home tour. Big Canoe features everything from  weekend cabins to executive mountain lodges.  Shelby Collins 404-863-2676

Don’t Forget the Big Canoe Tour of Homes today!!!

The Big Canoe Tour of Homes is today. Come tour 4 incredible mountain homes and shop for antiques, jewelry, crafts and just about anything you do or do not need. Food is also being served at the venues.  It’s a fun day in the mountains with something for everyone.

The fun does not end at sunset. Stay for the Banks and Shane concert this evening at The Terraces Amphitheater in Big Canoe.  The concert starts at 7:30 but come early and tail gate or enjoy food from the iconic  Dawsonville Pool Room. Admission is $20 per adult. Children under 12 are free.

Big Canoe Swimming Lesson

The gosling that appeared in an ealier photograph by Big Canoe resident Jim Tanner has ventured into Lake Petit for a swim with his siblings.Big Canoe resident, Jim Tanner, continues to capture the progress of the goslings at Lake Petit with this new picture. The three siblings have ventured into the water for a swim and will soon be taking flight over the mountains. Wonder if they know how lucky they are to call Big Canoe home,

The Big Canoe fitness center is also offering swimming lessons in the indoor pool this summer for your “goslings” ranging from six months to 14 years. Contact the fitness center for more info.  706-268-3441

Moody’s Report Says Real Estate Prices to Bottom in 2012

According to Moody’s Analytics and Fiserv, Inc, price declines will end and average U.S. home prices will stabilize in some areas by Labor Day. According to the study, prices in some of  the hardest-hit markets will start to level by the end of 2012. The prediction was based on home price trends in 375 markets around the county that are tracked by the FiservCase-Schiller Indexes.

The Fiserv report states  that home prices have fallen to pre-bubble levels, creating affordable housing relative to income which, coupled with a gradually improving economy, will bring an end to price declines.

Big Canoe Throws a Party

 

Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater

Saturday night, Big Canoe welcomed 900 people to the Terraces Amphitheater to rock out with the Seven Bridges Eagles Tribute band.  Tailgating and dancing to Eagle’s hits were highlights of the evening. The next Terraces event is May 21 when Banks and Shane will perform hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. This is the same day as the Big Canoe Tour of Homes. Come to Big Canoe  for the entire  weekend and enjoy all the associated activities.  Call me for more information. 404-863-2676

Shelby Collins

Spring has come to Big Canoe

Geese love Big Canoe This photo of a gosling sunning on the shore of Lake Petit, taken by Big Canoe resident Jim Tanner, is just another sign that Spring has arrived at Big Canoe. Come enjoy our natural habitat and the serenity of our beautiful Big Canoe mountains.

Shelby Collins 404-863-2676

Big Canoe Employee Lost Home in Storm

 

Sarah Burnett, a Big Canoe food and beverage employee,  and her family lost their home and all of their belongings in the Pickens County  storms this week.  Sarah, her husband and their three children need household goods ,clothing and toys but monetary donations are welcome as well.

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Clothing sizes are as follows:

Son-Jake, age four ….. Boys size 5-6, shoe size 12 ½

Daughter-Summer, age nine…….Girls size 10-12, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Daughter Morgan, age eleven…..Women size 4 to 5, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Sarah……Junior size 11 Pants, Med-Large women Shirts, shoe size 8