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 ! ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
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!
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; ...
Monday, January 10, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
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; ...