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Tuesday, July 23, 2024   /   by Maria A Sims

Canton Farmers Market Pie Contest

Get ready to roll out the dough and fill up those pie tins! Join us for the Canton Farmers Market Pie Contest, where bakers of all skill levels can showcase their culinary creativity. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, the only requirement is that it must contain at least one ingredient that can be found at a Georgia Farmers Market.

Our own lovely Maria Sims will be one of the judges for the pie contest, so stop by, bring a pie and say hello. :)

Friday, July 19, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Turn Your North Georgia Vacation into a Vacation Rental Investment

During the summer and fall, the North Georgia mountains are busy with visitors seeking a relaxing time in vineyards, small towns, rivers, lakes with stunning mountain views. Were you one of those visitors that had the thought, "could I purchase a second home in one of these wonderful, small mountain towns such as Ellijay, Blue Ridge or Morganton?" We are here to help you navigate the potential purchase of a vacation rental property. 

Location of Your Vacation Rental
The North Georgia Mountains are a popular destination and many towns offer beauty and charm. Well maintained roads/driveways, access to Wifi, proximity to restaurants and shopping are all important points to consider when choosing the location of a vacation rental property. 
We encourage you to utilize the knowledge of a local realtor, when considering the investment of a vacation rental.
Things to Consider When Looking For Properties
Consider a home that offers the mountain charm, scenic views, and other a ...

  georgia, home, summer, seasonal, blue ridge, cherry log, mineral bluff, morganton, mountain home, north georgia, vacation rental

Thursday, July 11, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Visit these North Georgia Farmers Markets for Local Produce

Produce from Old Dial Road Farm at the Ellijay Farmers Market
In Georgia, as Summer begins to heat up, the local farmers markets and produce stands will be full of fresh produce from local farms and gardens. Living in North Georgia offers residents the opportunity to own property where they can grow fresh produce, and local markets are available to those who would like to purchase locally sourced items.
Blue Ridge
Downtown Market Blue Ridge
Every Saturday June - November 9:00am - 1:00pm
Located in the Downtown City Park across from the courthouse in Downtown Blue Ridge
This market located in Downtown Blue Ridge is a community maker's market for artists, crafters, and hobby farmers. Produce varies by week. For current vendors, weather related updates and other information, visit their Facebook page. 
North Georgia Farmers Market
Every Saturday April - December 9:00am - 12:00pm
Located at 83 Dunbarton Farm Rd in Blue Ridge
This market located in Blue Ridge offers locally. ...

  georgia, local, canton, summer, food, woodstock, jasper, blue ridge, waleska, ball ground, farmers markets

Monday, July 1, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Dive into Home Ownership: The Pros and Cons of Having a Pool

Owning a home with a pool is a dream for many, conjuring images of relaxing swims on hot summer days and hosting memorable poolside gatherings. However, like any feature in a home, pools come with their own set of pros and cons that potential buyers should carefully consider before taking the plunge. At Maria Sims Group powered by Keller Williams Realty Partners, we believe in providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your home purchase. Let’s explore the advantages and challenges of owning a home with a pool.
1. Personal Paradise: A pool offers unparalleled convenience and privacy for relaxation and exercise. It’s your own oasis just steps away from your doorstep, available whenever you desire a refreshing dip or a leisurely float.
2. Entertainment Hub: Hosting gatherings becomes a breeze with a pool as the centerpiece. Whether it’s a BBQ with friends or a family celebration, a pool adds a fun an; ...

  home, summer, outdoor, pros and cons, seasonal, upgrades, entertainment, pool

Wednesday, June 26, 2024   /   by Maria A Sims

Stroll the Streets in Downtown Canton!

Come to Downtown Canton this Thursday night to enjoy some fun! Our community is hosting a Stroll the Streets event where businesses will be staying open from 5-8pm to be offering some great deals! Here is a great list of all the participating stores and what they will be offering. For more info you can follow the link here to find out more!
1. A Cone to Pick
They will be offering a July 4th Patriotic float sample!
2. Branchwater Historic Canton
Cool off with a Canton Cooler $7!
3. C'est La Vie
They are offering 15% off your meal!
4. Chamberhouse Fine Gifts & Home Decor
They are hosting a Sidewalk Sale!
5. Choate BBQ Canton
Offering a dinner special- Denim Fest award winning Pork Belly over Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Grits!
6. Downtown Kitchen
They will be having a pasta night! They will also have live music outside with John Cunningham.
7. The Golden Swan Salon
They will be having hair tinsel for $2/strand and 15% off all in store products!
8. Green Line Brewery
Live M! ...
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Maria Sims
185 W Main Street Suite A
Canton, GA 30114

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