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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.
 
Pros:
 
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; ...

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Monday, June 17, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Celebrating National Homeownership Month with Maria Sims Group

Celebrating National Homeownership Month with Maria Sims Group
 
June is here, and with it comes a special time of celebration for homeowners and real estate enthusiasts alike – National Homeownership Month! At Maria Sims Group, we believe that owning a home is more than just a financial investment; it's a cornerstone of the American Dream, a place where memories are made, and a sanctuary for you and your loved ones.
 
The Significance of Homeownership
 
Owning a home brings a sense of stability, pride, and accomplishment. It's a testament to hard work, dedication, and planning. Homeownership offers numerous benefits, including:
 
1. Equity Building: Unlike renting, homeownership allows you to build equity over time. As you pay down your mortgage, you own more of your home, and its value can appreciate.
 
2. Financial Stability: Fixed-rate mortgages provide predictable housing costs, shielding you from the unpredictable nature of rental market! ...

  home, real estate, summer, buying, homeownership

Wednesday, June 12, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Summer Landscaping: Transform Your Outdoor Space

Summer is the season when your yard can truly shine, offering a vibrant and welcoming space for relaxation and social gatherings. At Maria Sims Group, we believe in creating outdoor spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional and sustainable. Whether you're looking to sell your home or simply want to enhance your enjoyment of your property, thoughtful summer landscaping can make all the difference.
 
One of the key aspects of summer landscaping is choosing the right plants. Opt for a mix of perennials and annuals that thrive in the summer heat, providing continuous color and interest throughout the season. Consider incorporating native plants, which are well-adapted to the local climate and require less water and maintenance. Bright, bold flowers like marigolds, petunias, and zinnias can add vibrant splashes of color, while ornamental grasses and succulents offer texture and variety.
 
Creating shade is another important factor in summer landscaping. Trees,. ...

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