Von Grey to Play at Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater

The Von Greys, four young sisters playing folksy, bluesy, and soulful music, will be playing the Terraces Amphitheater in Big Canoe at 7:30 Saturday June 11. Advance tickets for the concert are available for $15.00 by going to www.bigcanoechapel.org, click The Terraces link.  Tickets will also be available at the gate on Saturday night starting at 5:30 p.m. for $20.

 The Clubhouse at Big Canoe’s Lake Sconti will be catering this concert with an all inclusive [$8.00]  BBQ Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Iced Tea. Individually wrapped cookies or brownies and soft drinks will also be available for purchase or you can bring a picnic dinner and tailgate. 

Callaway At Big Canoe Pro Shop June 8, 2011

Callaway Demo Day

June 8, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Callaway will be at the Big Canoe golf pro shop  tomorrow showcasing their new products. The  two new lines,Razr and Octane, will be at the pro shop. The Razr is available in drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. The Octane comes in drivers and fairway woods. Come test the new products that will work wonders for your game!

Easter Egg Hunt at Big Canoe

The annual Big Canoe Easter Egg Hunt for Big Canoe  residents and their young guests will be held at the Wildcat Recreation area near the North Gate of Big Canoe  on Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Bring your favorite little person and join the fun.

Tate, Georgia Train Depot

This article is taken from the Big Canoe Smoke Signals online publication. The Tate terminal is finally going to get a long overdue restoration so it can be used for community events.  Tate is just a few miles from Big Canoe in Pickens County. It is but one of the many venues available to Big Canoe residents in the mountains north of Atlanta.

For the first time in 62 years the Tate Train Depot opens its doors to the public during Tate Depot Days Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April 17.  

Bunker Sales Up Since Japanese Earthquake

I thought this article from CNN Money interesting and worth passing along for the humorous content if nothing else.  We here in the gated community of Big Canoe in the North Georgia Mountains feel safe and so removed from happenings like this that installing a bunker in the back yard would never occur to us.  The “bunker mentality” has definitely not come to our mountain home.

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Bunker Sales Soar Amid Japan Crisis
More home owners are considering adding a bunker to their backyard. The 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan as well as the tensions in the Middle East have prompted doomsday bunker sales to skyrocket, as much as 1,000 percent in some cases.

Foreclosure Rates are Down!!!

Could the real estate market be on the verge of a rebound?!! Big Canoe foreclosures, following this national trend, have slowed as well.  If you are waiting for the bottom of the market, this could be the first sign that it is time to buy. 

Foreclosures Post Biggest Drop on Record
The number of foreclosure notices filed in February declined 14 percent compared with last month, and foreclosure notices dropped 27 percent compared to last year at this time. That marks the largest year-over-year decline that RealtyTrac, a foreclosure tracking site, has ever recorded.

Capital Economics Research Firm Reports Undervalued U.S. Housing Market

The following article by housing analyst Carrie Bay gives credence to what I have been saying about the Big Canoe home market.  Homes are selling for much less than it would cost to replace them at current market levels and are great deals for savy home shoppers. There are lots of buying opportunities for one looking for a change of pace from the hectic pace of the city. The biggest real estate sale in history is still here. Come home to the Big Canoe mountains.

 

Research Firm Says U.S. Housing Has Never Been This Undervalued

03/07/2011 By: Carrie Bay Printer Friendly View


Mardi Gras Celebration at Big Canoe

Come join the Mardi Gras celebration at the Big Canoe Lake Sconti Clubhouse on Saturday March 12. There is live entertainment [ The Uncle Russ Band] and a crawfish low country boil.   Featured drinks are Abita beer and Hurricanes. The fesitivities are from 6:30 to 10:30 and are open to Big Canoe residents and guests. Come celebrate Mardi Gras mountain style.

Better Cell Phone Service at Big Canoe

 During  the last few months, Big Canoe HOA teams have  worked with AT&T management on ways to improve cell phone service in Big Canoe and Bent Tree. It seems the hard work by the Big Canoe HOA volunteers has paid off.  AT&T has made  their new Microcell 3G device,that routes cell calls over the house WIFI connection, available to  Big Canoe homeowners. The 3G gives us five bars at our house where we previously had no service at all so we are delighted.  AT&T has also committed to adding a cell tower in or around Big Canoe to ramp up cell service when we are not in range of a 3G WIFI connection. We applaud the efforts of the Big Canoe HOA and AT&T for their efforts in correcting this problem that has plagued Big Canoe residents since the invention of cell phones.

WAll Street Journal Article touts Housing Rebound

The following WSJ article is among many I have seen in the past few weeks touting the housing rebound.  Sales and real estate traffic in Big Canoe are startiing 2011 in a positive way. In spite of  atypical weather events this winter, traffic has been steady.  If you are waiting for a sign that it is time to buy, this could be it.  The Big Canoe bargains won’t be around forever. 

2011 Rebound: Affordability High, Investors Back
Plenty of signs point to the housing market finally bottoming out and moving into rebound mode this year, experts say in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.