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Hot Outta Quarantine

Well folks… we have just emerged from something that none of us have ever experienced before.Quarantine. Global pandemic. Words which have caused fear and massive disruptions both economically and socially. A sudden shifting of life itsel...

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5 Financial Benefits of Owning a Home

      You want to make smart financial choices for your future. Do those include owning or buying a home? Here are five financial benefits that point to yes.   1. Tax breaks: As a homeowner, you may qualif...

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Christmas Around the Mountains


So much to do, so much to see as you enjoy Christmas around the mountains. From theater to live music to art shows, there's something happening almost every day from now through the New Year. Santa Day at Merciers Orchard ~ Downtown Location...

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Christmas in Blue Ridge Colonial-Style

Did you know that you could celebrate the holidays in a little slice of colonial Williamsburg right here in Blue Ridge? Enjoy a special Christmas in Blue Ridge with ice skating, carriage rides, visit with Santa, and stroll through an illumi...

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Blue Ridge Icon – The Swan Drive-In Theatre

One of only four drive-in theaters left in Georgia, The Swan Drive-In Theatre was built in 1955, by Jack Jones, Sr. and W.H. Tilley, known as "H," who already owned two theaters in Blue Ridge, the Rialto and the Royal. Because televisions were...

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Market Snapshot – Median Residential Sale Price

Median residential sale prices in the North Georgia mountains are showing increases, especially in Gilmer, Union, and Towns County. Fannin County remains the highest priced area in our market, notwithstanding a substantial dip in the third quar...

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Blue Ridge: Through the Lens

A passion for photography at an early age grew into a lifelong body of work for Steve Procko. Armed with his first camera, a tiny Minolta fixed-lens 35mm model, Procko starting snapping shots when he was in his early teens in South Florida....

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9 Epic Man Cave Upgrades That Won’t Break the Bank

Whether you’re trying to spiff up your man cave or thinking about gift ideas for Father’s Day, here are some high impact options that won’t break the bank. Bar Upgrades Bottle openers - You can rifle through a drawer every time you ...

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Vacation Rentals: Are They a Good Investment?

Many families enjoy taking annual vacations, but this can be a costly endeavor. Investment in a vacation property can be a great way to offset the expense of your normal vacation plans. By renting out the property during times when it would oth...

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