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 Finding your dream home can sometimes be a daunting task but with us, the North Georgia Mountains and Toccoa River Experts, we can make the process easy and FUN! Here are the basics you need to know as you prepare on buying a home in Suches.

Checking Off Your Checklist:   Make sure you have done your homework first. You need to make sure that you have uncovered all of the various mortgage options that are available to you. Pre-Approval is best when it comes to making an offer to a seller, especially if it’s a HOT property that will get multiple offers. Really, think about it if you were the Seller. Which offer would you favor more? One where they have been pre-approved at a bank or someone who just walked in off the street, made an offer and hope they can qualify?

Credit Score.  When you are setting on your journey searching in Suches or the North Georgia mountains for homes for sale, you need to make sure that your credit score is up to par. In order to purchase a home, you need to have a good credit score to show your credibility.

Understand What You Can Afford.  There are many beautiful homes in Suches and North Georgia, so when you start to see the many homes that are up for sale, make sure you have determined your budget. Determining this will greatly reduce unnecessary obstacles that may lead you to disappointment.

Getting Approved for a Mortgage.  The most important step in buying a home or property is getting approved for a mortgage. All of the factors above play a big role in what the mortgage is going to be for buying your new cabin in Suches.  

Now Let’s Go Look at Property. In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. For us, it’s not just about selling property; we’re selling a lifestyle, a community. After all, we’re going to be neighbors! A quick search on our site will bring up thousands of homes and property for sale.  Educating yourself on your local market and working with an experienced Realtor can help you narrow your priorities and make an informed decision about which home or property to choose. 

 

Imagine the sounds of the water lapping against the shore and that blue horizon that seems to stretch into infinity. There is something magical just waiting to happen at the lakeside!

Of course, owning property with a lake front is always going to be the best investment. But, when it comes to the actual lake your property is on, makes all the difference. When it comes to the beautiful lakes in Georgia, such as; Lake Blue Ridge, Carters Lake, Lake Nottely, Lake Chatuge - where will the investment be lost? Absolutely nowhere! 

The Greatest Moment of Owning Property with Lake Front

The decision is made to be on a lake....now which lake in North Georgia to choose?!?  The wonderful views that you get to see as you wake up each morning. The peacefulness and the serenity feels like a light blanket that comforts you every time you look at the beautiful scenery these North Georgia lakes have to offer.

 Lake Blue Ridge.   The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge make it the crown jewel of the North Georgia mountain lakes. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area boast over 50 national forest campsites, several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public swimming and picnic areas. What makes Lake Blue Ridge unique among the other lakes in the area is that 80 percent of the shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, managed by the USDA Forest Service. Blue Ridge reservoir is 11 miles long and has 65 miles of shoreline, only 25 percent of which is developed, which will help ensure that Lake Blue Ridge will always maintain its pristine nature. 

 The lake was formed when Blue Ridge Dam was constructed on the Toccoa River in 1930 by the Toccoa Electric Power Company. At the time it was built, the dam was the largest earthen dam in the Southeast. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased the facility in 1939 for hydroelectric power production. There are activities galore to partake of on the lake. Stand-up paddle boarding has become quite popular over the past few years and if you happen to be particularly good at it, you can paddle almost year-round (if you’re not so good at it, best stick to paddling during the warm months!). Pontoon boats are a great way to enjoy a lazy summer day tooling around the lake and stopping from time-to-time to jump into the water to cool off. For folks who are more the adrenaline junkie type, wake boarding is popular, as is jet-skiing.  There is nothing quite as serene as an early morning kayak paddle watching the sun break through the mist rising from the waters. 

     Fishing is also quite popular on the lake where an angler might catch spotted bass, largemouth bass. Small mouth bass, bluegill and the lake has the distinction of being the southern-most body of water inhabited by walleye. Be sure to have a fishing license, however, or your only catch might be a ticket and fine!

      There are two public boat ramps: one off of Dry Branch Road and one in the Morganton Point Campground. Morganton Point also boasts a large camping area as well as a sandy beach which is a perfect place to spend a summer day with the kids. All in all, Lake Blue Ridge offers something for just about everyone and it is a central part of the Blue Ridge experience for visitors and residents alike.

Blue Ridge: Facts + Figures

• The construction of Blue Ridge Dam was begun in 1925 and completed in 1930.   

• Blue Ridge Dam is 175 feet high and stretches 1,553 feet across the Toccoa River.

• In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Blue Ridge Reservoir varies about 22 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.

• The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 68,500 acre-feet. 

• Blue Ridge Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has one generating unit with a net dependable capacity of 13 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a hydroelectric dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.

 

Carter's Lake. Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and is located in Gilmer and Murray counties. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting.

 Carter’s Lake: Facts + Figures

• Carters Lake has 3200 surface acres

• Carters Lake is more than 450 feet deep 

• Carters Dam is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi river

• Carters Lake shoreline has no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline 

• The lake is named after Farrish Carter who owned property nearby in the 1800's

 

Lake Nottely.   This lake is well known as a reservoir, and was man made during WWII on the southeastern side of the Tennessee River. Located in Georgia near the border of North Carolina, Nottely has one generating unit with a net dependable capacity of 18 megawatts. The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 61,600 acre-feet. Nottely Reservoir is on the southeastern edge of the Tennessee River watershed, amid the mountains and valleys of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The reservoir features a swim beach and camping area and is a popular place for viewing wildlife. Nottely Reservoir serves a number of purposes other than recreation, including flood damage reduction and power generation.

Nottely: Facts + Figures

• Nottely Dam was built during World War II. Construction began in 1941 and was completed in 1942.     

• The dam is 197 feet high and stretches 3,915 feet across the Nottely River.

• Nottely Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has one generating unit with a net dependable capacity of 18 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.     

• In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Nottely Reservoir varies about 20 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.

• The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 61,600 acre-feet. 

 

Lake Chatuge.  Chatuge Reservoir, located on the Hiawassee River in western North Carolina, is 13 miles long and extends southeast from the dam into north Georgia. The reservoir is named after a nearby Cherokee settlement. Sport fishing is popular at Chatuge, both in the reservoir and in the Hiawassee River below the dam. A concrete weir has been installed below the dam to provide a steady flow of water in the riverbed and to increase oxygen levels for fish and other aquatic animals. Wade fishing for trout is popular here since fish are attracted to the weir, where food is abundant.

 Chatuge: Facts + Figures

  • Construction of Chatuge Dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1942.
  • The dam is 150 feet high and stretches 3,336 feet across the Hiawassee River.
  • Chatuge was originally built to store water to help reduce flood damage downstream. A single hydro-power generating unit was added in 1954 with a net dependable capacity of 13 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a hydroelectric dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.
  • In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Chatuge Reservoir varies about 10 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.
  • Chatuge has a flood-storage capacity of 62,600 acre-feet.

 

Many things are going to start rushing through your mind as you set foot in your new home. Here's some great ideas for you as you search for Toccoa River homes for sale, and as you begin your shopping for a river home in Suches Georgia.

There is nothing more than finding a creek property in Suches that cannot come close to any other creek property that you may find. Not only do you have the luxury of the beautiful outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting, and taking in the beautiful views of the mountains nearby, but you will also have the luxury of finding a creek property in Suches, and all of the wonders it will bring to you. All within a few steps from your front door.

 There are thousands of community lots that will present themselves to you. As the many community lots available. You will need to consider the size of the lot, the location in where you will want to make your home. Suches, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Lake Blue Ridge and Ellijay. The size of lot is going to be based on your preference, but considering you are going to buying the community lot to build your dream cabin, size will not be a hard thing to factor.

 Suches presents to you on of the greatest escapes you will ever find in North Georgia. You can find the beautiful cabins you are looking for beyond the tall trees scattered around the breathtaking mountain side. Getting used to living in the cozy cabins in Suches cannot get any better than any other place you will find in North Georgia. 

Now that you have finally found the perfect location to build, what do you build?  Building next to any body of water usually requires following a few more guidelines with local and state officials.

There are many great getaways when it comes to living in Suches. Uncovering the many enjoyments that come with this beautiful paradise, you wouldn't want to ever leave. While you take in the fresh mountain air as you are sitting under the shade under the tall trees, you will see what paradise in Suches is all about. Because of this, this is just one of the many things that contributes to the great value in the property.