Monday, December 5, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
7 Tips to Winterize Your Home
Mother Nature has a way of gently reminding us to do certain things. She provides us with beautiful fall color as a subtle way of saying – ahem, seasonal change is coming, and you might want to think about what’s next. But we get all ga-ga over the pretty colors and sometimes we forget. So, she gets a bit more forceful, with heavy late-autumn rains and blustery winds, and we start to get the point. If we’re smart, it’s a wake-up call reminding us to ready our homes for winter.
The cardinal rule in preparing a house for the cold is to do it while it’s relatively warm and pleasant. There’s nothing quite so unpleasant as to be outside in the ice and snow trying to winterize. So, simply said – let’s get on it, and we at Nathan Fitts & Team have put together a few tips to help you out.
Inspect your home inside and out. It might sound weird, but binoculars could be a key tool in this; ...
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
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 trip,; ...
Thursday, August 4, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Meet Watkins Home Builders
Living and working in the North Georgia Mountains of Ellijay, Jeff Watkins and his associates are lifelong residents of these parts. With over 45 years of combined experience in constructing homes, they have built a tremendous reputation offering exceptional services. Simply put, they live here, work here & are here to stay providing each client with their hometown quality. Being licensed, insured and members of the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council, when you contract with Watkins Home Builders you can relax and focus on the more exciting aspects of home building like picking out your color palettes!
Watkins Home Builders is ready and willing to help you select a lot and home plans or if you have your own already, they are ready to start building! Regardless of the beginning process, you will complete your custom home building experience with a 1-year warranty! If you want a new home built ! ...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Top 7 Activities on the Lake
Lakes are weird – and wonderful
As with psychology and social interaction, with lakes there’s simply more going on below the surface than meets the eye. However, we spend most of our time at the lake on top of water, which is part of what makes lake life fun! Imagine social dynamics where all you have to worry about is what’s on the surface. That would be – say it slowly – A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!
While we usually think of hot summer days as the perfect time to enjoy the lake, it can actually be enjoyed year-round. Here are our Top 7 activities that you can enjoy lakeside.
As with everything lake-related there are at least two functions related to every activity. Fishing, for example, is also sunbathing.
That’s because even if you find fish through echo-location or triangulation or astrological charts, there’s no guarantee that once you put a wormed hook in front of them that they’ll eat. Pl? ...
Friday, March 25, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Choosing A Real Estate Agent
5 Ways To Vet Your Agent
You are ready to buy a new home and have been pouring over countless properties on various websites, but before you can visit the first property you need to engage a real estate agent. Selecting the perfect agent for you will make a difference, sometimes good and sometimes not so good, during your entire purchasing journey so it’s important to take the time to vet your options and make a wise decision. The best place to start is to begin asking your friends and family for referrals. Don’t be surprised if you keep hearing Nathan Fitts & Team time and again. After all, we are the #1 Real Estate Team and consistently ranked as Top Producers not only in Georgia, but nationally as well. We take customer service seriously and value our client’s time, ideas, and real estate requests. Because we believe it’s important for you to be comfortable and 100% confident in your decision, we have compiled a list; ...