Martha Ann Brooks to play at the Terraces amphitheater at Big Canoe

Saturday July 30 at 7:30 PM, the Terraces amphitheater at Big Canoe will present Martha Ann Brooks and her Nashville band who will entertain you with folk, blues, country, and classic rock. Martha Ann, who  has been nominated by the Atlanta Society of Entertainers for Female Vocalist of the Year,  is currently listed as the #1 folk artist in Chattanooga. Two of her songs were number one on Neil Young’s web site, one for 10 consecutive weeks. Come relax and dance under the stars in the mountains of Big Canoe near Jasper and Tate, GA.

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. 

Big Canoe Garden Club Tour

The Big Canoe Wildflower Bunch  garden club is holding its 2011 “Gardens in the Woods Tour” Fri June 10th and Saturday June 11. Residents, guests and visitors to Big Canoe can tour gardens featuring the natual plants and  landscaping of Big Canoe.Tickets are $10 and the deadline for advance ticket sales is June 1.  For more info contact  judysrq@verizon.net  or sybilburgett@tds.net . The tour will happen rain or shine so come enjoy the natural beauty of Big Canoe.

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]

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.

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.

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.