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Thursday, August 4, 2022   /   by Nathan Fitts

Watkins Home Builders

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 ! ...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022   /   by Nathan Fitts

Coosawattee River Resort

Meandering through East and West Ellijay you’ll find the Coosawattee River. What was once an intense 50 mile river that inspired James Dickey to write the 1970 novel “Deliverance”, has since been tamed by the construction of Carters Lake. Back in the day, the Coosawatee River was raging with spectacular class 4 rapids that rivaled those of the Chattooga River. Today, you can enjoy a comfortable float with only class 1 and 2 rapids. Amazingly enough after the river passes through Ellijay it continues on converging into the Conasauga River, the Oostanaula River, and finally the Tallapoosa River, before flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. Most notably in Ellijay, a large land development, The Coosawattee River Resort, planned its footprint around the beautiful Coosawattee River. Come out and explore the shoreline, fish from its banks, and float down her current!

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Friday, March 25, 2022   /   by Nathan Fitts

Vetting an Agent

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; ...

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Monday, January 10, 2022   /   by Nathan Fitts

Meet Kevin Teague

Meet Kevin Teague

When you’re planning to build in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, there are certainly plenty of builders that can assist you. However, if you are looking for quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a builder with more than 21 years of experience in the industry, look no further than Kevin Teague Custom Built Homes. 

Mr. Teague is a proud second-generation builder. His start in the industry dates back to his early childhood when as a 5-year old boy he spent countless hours by his father’s side driving to each jobsite and seeing with his own eyes how house is built from the ground up. Anxious to be his Dad’s best helper, Kevin would happily pick up scrap wood to toss into the construction site’s burn pile. As he matured in age, he gained more responsibility and learned every aspect of home building.

Today, Kevin Teague and his team have proudly constructed more than 250 homes in and around the North Georgia Mountains; ...

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Friday, December 17, 2021   /   by Nathan Fitts

Fightingtown Creek

Rich with Native American roots and abundant wildlife, Fightingtown Creek rises 2,000 feet above elevation and runs from the Eastern slopes of the Cohuttas in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Gilmer County through Northwest Blue Ridge to McCaysville before it joins with the Toccoa River in Georgia and the Ocoee River in Tennessee. There is some debate on the origin of the name, but regardless of the area being named after warring tribal leaders or frogs with an attitude, there is no dispute about the beauty of the land that surrounds this lively brook!
Owning property along Fightingtown creek provides you a secluded escape, with proximity to town. Here you can create a private oasis along the lush banks of the river to enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature. In the summertime you can tube or kayak the river and anglers will love the year-round challenge of fishing for native and stocked trout. Don’t miss the opportunity to live here. You’ll be thankful you did! ...

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