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.

Holmes Family at the Big Canoe Terraces Tonight

HOLMES FAMILY TRIO comes to Twilight at the Big Canoe Chapel Terraces Saturday July 16, at 7:30

 This popular local, family trio will perform at the Big Canoe Terraces tonight.  The talented siblings, well-known entertainers in North Georgia, will feature selections from Broadway to gospel.

Many Big Canoe homeowners know Alison Holmes Adams gorgeous voice from Big Canoe Chapel events as well as Reinhardt University, the Atlantic Music Club and Cherokee Community Chorale.

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.

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.

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]

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