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November 2015

Land prices are up, but means more value for land-buyers

Land is indeed for sale, and for the first time in years, it’s being bought at a feverish pace. In fact, according to the 2015 Land Markets Survey, conducted jointly by the REALTORS Land Institute and National Association of Realtors, last year sales and land prices were up 4 percent, and by the second half […]

Selling privacy, North Georgia mountain views are in demand

  Gilmer County, FL (PRNEWSWIRE) August 24, 2015—  Three little girls follow their parents onto a grassy mountain top plot. One hides behind a tree, another jumps on a rock and begins to a sing, and the third, the littlest latches onto her mom’s legs and watches as her mom snaps a photo of a […]

Not outdoorsy? The Blue Ridge mountains have plenty of other entertainment options

Laughter and conversation reverberate on East Main Street each time the wooden door to Chester Brunnenmeyer’s opens. It’s the place to be at 6 p.m. in the North Georgia mountain town, Blue Ridge. With rustic decor and modern lines, the restaurant has a creative menu and sports playing on the television framed by heavy wooden […]

Blue Ridge Mountains lifestyle

Whether it’s the noise, the traffic or the monotony of the same entertainment scene, Atlanta residents and even those from other big cities, are seeking the peace and serenity offered by a mountaintop get-away. Just shy of two hours from the Atlanta city traffic lights and blaring car horns are rolling fields of apple trees, […]

Gary Sumner reflects on the success at Texas Grand Ranch

Success is a relative term. To the families who own a Patten property, it means finally finding that missing piece to their lives they didn’t expect to ever find or think would be possible. To our sales team, it means being appreciated by the leaders and the customers equally for the hours spent ensuring our […]

Huntsville and Texas Grand Ranch

  There is a simple saying around Texas Grand Ranch when someone asks for directions: drive north, on I-45 from Houston and if you’ve hit the Sam Houston statue, you’ve gone too far. That iconic statue towering over the hardwood proudly overseeing traffic from 67-feet in the air, is a powerful point of of pride […]

Atlanta population surge, residents move north

Timing is everything, as the saying goes, and it’s never been more true in the Atlanta metro area. Just as new never-before-released multi-acre homesites in Governors Towne Club open up, the Atlanta Regional Commission, released a study demonstrating how much the Atlanta area is growing, declaring the pace, “faster than it has in years.” In […]

Palacios Life

Front page news photo in a small town off the Gulf of Mexico in Texas features a group of seven people, some donning hard hats and one wielding a shovel. With bright smiles and wind-blown hair from the salty sea air behind them, they’re gathering to declare the groundbreaking of a new recreation and entertainment […]