4th of July Fireworks on Lake Petit in Big Canoe

The 4th of July is always time for celebration in Big Canoe with a salute to our military service people both current and past at the Terraces amphitheater on Saturday night and many other activities for homeowners and guests.The holiday ended with a fireworks display from the dam on Big Canoe’s  Lake Petit. These wonderful pictures were taken by Big Canoe homeowner Tom Coffman from waters edge at 1165 Flycatcher Point which is featured on the home page of this website. Lakeside homeowners typically celebrate the holiday with fireworks parties while boatowners drift offshore to watch the evening  spectacular4th of July in Big Canoe”]4th of July Celebration in Big Canoe4th of July Fireworks from 1165 Flycatcher Point  

For more information about this fabulous home on one of the best lake point lots in Big Canoe, call Shelby Collins 404-863-2676

Big Canoe Terraces 4th of July Celebration

The Big Canoe  Independence Day weekend blasts off Saturday July 2  at the Twilight at the Terraces summer concert series  featuring the Atlanta Concert Band.

The Band ,directed by Paul Scanling, son of Big Canoe resident Fred Scanling,  will bring 60-70 musicians to the Terraces to kick off the July 4th celbration with rousing patriotic music. Wear your red, white,and blue for what should be a fun filled evening.  Tailgating will start about 5:30pm with the option of purchasing food catered by the Big Canoe  Sconti clubhouse or bringing your own picnic dinner. Lawn chairs or stadium cushions are recommended to insure a comfortable evening.  The concert will start in the Terraces amphitheater at 7:30pm.

Shop for Dad at the Big Canoe Tennis Pro Shop Sale

Hugh Father’s Day Sale

Now through Sunday, June 19, 2011

For those of you coming home to Big Canoe to visit Dad on Fathers Day, hit the Big Canoe  Tennis Pro Shop and check out the great Father’s Day sale going on through Sunday, June 19. Purchase a Wilson shirt and  get one-half off the matching shorts . Get a matching Wilson shirt for 25% off with a purchase of shorts. Wilson, K Swiss, and Head men’s shoes are all 30% off with a bonus of three free cans of Head tennis balls included. Buy a man’s hat and get one can of Penn tennis balls free. All men’s tennis bags are 50% off.  There is definitely something for every Big Canoe Dad to love at this sale.

Housing Shortage Forecast!!!

Harvard Report Says Housing Shortage Is Coming

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in its latest annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report says that within the next decade, 16 million new housing units will be needed to meet population growth and shifting demands

Household growth, which has dropped drastically in recent years, will be the key component in a housing shortage.  From 2007-2010, household growth decreased to about 500,000 per year which was less than half the 1.2 million annual increase averaged prior from 2000-2007.

Trout in Big Canoe’s Lake Petit

 

Although many streams in this North Georgia mountain area are designated trout streams, the Big Canoe property owners association gives Lake Petit and local fishermen a little help by stocking it with rainbow trout.

On June 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., 500 pounds of rainbow trout will be released into Lake Petit.  Fishing  experts will be there to talk about how to catch them and Terry Bramlett of Bramlett Trout Farms will also demonstrate how to fillet and cook trout.  Terry will then serve the trout with potato and macaroni salads.  Come to the Big Canoe marina and join the fun.

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

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.

Daily Real Estate News  |  March 24, 2011  |   Share

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.