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Tuesday, October 12, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

First Community Mortgage Group

First Community Mortgage Group
When it comes to purchasing your home, regardless if it’s your first or your 5th, it’s important to have clear and sound guidance along the way. Just like your real estate agent guides you through the home finding process, your mortgage broker guides you through the home buying process. It’s critical to utilize an established company with years of experience, but most importantly, one that works hard to find you the best loan with the right lender. Nathan Fitts & Team is proud to introduce you to our friends at First Community Mortgage Group.
Meet Tracie
Mrs. Tracie Griffith is a beautiful lady with more energy than the Energizer bunny! Ms. Griffith is married to local native, Mark Griffith. Together they have three lovely children and believe in giving back to the community every chance they get. She has been in the mortgage industry for more than two decades and has been the owner of First Community Mortgage Group for over twelvs ...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

Easy Breezy Moving, Please!

Easy breezy moving please!

Moving can be an overwhelming and stressful time. While you are excited to get into your new home, wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do was bring your toothbrush? Well, that can be a reality when you contract with one of our three moving companies in and around Blue Ridge, Ga. Save the backbreaking lifting to the professionals. You can even contract them to pack up your belongings. This is where forking out a little cash, saves you big in the long run! Here are Nathan Fitts & Team’s top three moving company recommendations.

Blue Ridge Mountain Moving

Blue Ridge Mountain Moving prides themselves on their experience, customer service and they focus on building trust with their customers. They are locally owned and family operated right here in Blue Ridge Georgia. When you want to alleviate the stress of moving, this reputable company can handle the process from start to finish. Not only will they pack up your home, but they will mov ...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

Get Out and Explore

Get Out & Explore

5 Blue Ridge Hikes


Those who live in and around Blue Ridge -- and others here just for a visit -- recognize clearly and quickly that this is one of the most wonderful regions of the country for year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. That’s one of the many reasons that we at Nathan Fitts & Team love this area so much.

The range of amenities, coupled with moderate temperatures in all four seasons, enables those who love hiking, biking, fishing, camping and glamping to pick any time of the year and feel confident that discovering this neck of the woods will yield an all-around good time.

Hiking is an especially rewarding pursuit, combining the convenience of easy access with a sense of discovery and adventure. The stunning natural beauty of this area’s rolling hillsides, gentle mountains, rushing rivers and streams -- and dozens of spectacular waterfalls -- allows couples, families and friends to easily capture images and special memories. ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

Buying Rural

Buying Rural

Urban vs. Rural


You found it! You and Nathan Fitts & Team have searched for weeks to find that perfect North Georgia Mountain home and, alas the stars aligned, the angels sang, and you are ready to put down an offer. But wait, before you are dazzled by a perfectly manicured yard and the most perfect shade of pale orchid walls, you should consider the differences between urban and rural living before moving to the mountains and sign on that dotted line.

Well Water or City Water?

Many of the homes nestled within the beautiful ranges of North Georgia are often not tied into the municipal water, but instead on a deep well system. While city water is consistent and held to health safety standards, the water that ultimately comes out of your faucet has been treated and purified with chlorine and fluoride. While it is delightful to have fresh mountain water from your own property, you alone are responsible for any maintenance, repairs, and quality of your H20.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

Apples, Pumpkins, and Festivals, Oh My!

Apple Season is Upon Us!

It’s not at all clear why Johnny Appleseed, proud purveyor of produce, might have stopped sowing seeds somewhere just beyond Ellijay, on the southern side of the Blue Ridge region. Who knows? Maybe it was some menacing dogs at the county line, or maybe he didn’t get a conditional use permit, but it doesn’t really seem to have anything to do with jurisdictional boundaries.

It’s not like grapes, where certain types, vinifera, for example, grow best at particular elevations or proper ph.  But somehow good ol’ Johnny either stopped for no reason or ran out of seed after a productive sojourn to the east of Ellijay, about 20 miles south of Blue Ridge. The good news is, there’s a high concentration of apple trees close by, and if you overshoot that’s not a bad thing.  Maybe you land in Dahlonega, where the good grapes grow. But that’s another story, for another time.

An apple hunt foray is an easy day; ...

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