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Lake Chatuge Hiawassee Ga

Lake Chatuge Homes for Sale

Mountain lakefront property on Lake Chatuge
Lake Chatuge

For those looking to relocate to this scenic area, there are several Lake Chatuge homes for sale, ranging from cozy cabins to spacious waterfront estates. Many of these homes offer breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains, providing a peaceful and serene environment for residents. With its mild climate, abundant recreational opportunities, and laid-back lifestyle, Lake Chatuge has become a popular destination for retirees and families alike.

Lake Chatuge is a beautiful body of water located in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains, spanning across the border of Georgia and North Carolina. It is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, anglers, and nature lovers, with plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. Lake Chatuge is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, and bass, making it a perfect place for those seeking an active outdoor lifestyle.

One of the benefits of owning a home on Lake Chatuge is access to the lake itself. Many of the properties come with private docks or boat slips, allowing residents to easily launch their watercraft and enjoy the lake at their leisure. There are also several public boat ramps and marinas available for those without waterfront property. Whether you enjoy fishing, water skiing, or simply cruising on a pontoon boat, Lake Chatuge has something for everyone.

In addition to its natural beauty and recreational offerings, Lake Chatuge is also conveniently located near several popular towns and attractions. The charming town of Hiawassee, Georgia, is just a short drive away, with a variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural events. The area is also home to several music festivals and craft fairs throughout the year, showcasing the local talent and Appalachian culture. On the NC side of the lake Chatuge is Hayesville NC. A charming downtown old square whos center focus is the restored 1888 Court house now called the Beal Center after a major donor in the restoration efforts.  The historic courthouse is available for meetings and events including weddings, family gatherings or celebrations of life, trade expos and cultural events, as well as concerts, dances, community events and children’s programs. 

So you can see there are all kinds of options when looking for a Lake Chatuge homes for sale. Be sure to allow Gary Ward of Advantage Chatuge Realty find you that perfect mountain home in the mountain community that best suits your needs.

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Georgia Mountain Homes for Sale

Buying Mountain Real Estate the Final step

Possession of Mountain Property.

After The Real Estate Transaction is Closed.

The final step in the process of buying mountain real estate is possession. This is the part where you get the right to occupy the property and the prior homeowners have moved out, on time, leaving you finally in your new home, just as you planned. Well, usually that’s the way it goes. However,  in some cases, a seller will ask for permission to keep the home for a length of time after the closing. Seems harmless enough, but before making your choice there are some important things to remember. 

Sometimes just before closing, a seller asks the buyer for more time to vacate the property, or to take care of other issues on the sale. Though such a request may seem in order, you really must consider it cautiously. If you choose to allow the seller to stay in the house beyond closing, they must be made to pay rent for any extra days.

There must be a limit on the length of time the seller can stay in the property beyond the signing of the contract, and it needs to be in written form. A clear agreement or contract addendum between the parties containing the specifics of the after-closing possession benefiting the seller can be provided by the attorney or, in jurisdictions where attorneys are not part of real estate contracts, by the escrow officer or your Realtor.

The seller may attempt to force the situation by giving you no time to decide. If the seller announces at closing that he or she needs to stay in the home longer, it is normally best to push back closing on the property until the seller can vacate the premises. Once the contract papers are signed, the property belongs to you and is your legal responsibility. This is true even if it is still occupied by the person who used to own it. If the seller starts a fire, you are entirely responsible for the damage because of your standing as the legal owner of the home. The seller will not have to pay for the damage unless it is specified in the agreement, and even then the seller’s liability is likely to be restricted under applicable law.

Sellers who stay in possession after closing have less motivation to take good care of the property. The closing of the transaction means that any responsibility for damage is yours as the buyer; what you bought, and what they were responsible for delivering, was defined at the time of closing. Anything that occurs to the property after closing accrues to the buyer, independent of who is living there. So if a carpet gets torn up or the pipes spring a leak, you will have to pay for the repair.

Another common problem with the seller retaining possession beyond closing is that items that should remain with the home, such as air conditioning units or light fixtures, can vanish between the closing date and final possession of the home. Even in this case, it is the buyer who loses. Be sure you know the final steps in buying mountain real estate.

As a mountain Real Estate  buyer, you take on the responsibility of an investor in the property. It is safest to firmly insist on possession at the time of closing, or to put off the closing until the seller has moved out and can relinquish the keys. Its just not worth the risk of liability. 

Buyer's Agent a better choice!

The Listing Agent, unless specifically disclosed otherwise, represents the seller in any transaction for the sale of a home. It is that Agent's fiduciary duty to protect the seller's position at all times. No matter what they tell you their loyalty will lie with their selling clients. That is why you want an agent with experience like Gary Ward of Advantage Chatuge Realty to represent YOUR interest as a buyers agent when buying real estate in the Blue Ridge mountains.
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Buying & Selling Mountain Property

Buying & Selling Mountain Property

Owning a home is a huge responsibility. Owning a home in the mountains can come with its own challenges especially if you don’t know the area and don’t plan to live here year round.  for instance do you know that you should test your mountain home for radon due to the heavy rock formations in the soil?  Home inspections, septic inspections, title research and new  surveys are all important things to consider to make a sound investment. That’s why we will help you make the right decision in choosing the perfect Georgia Mountain Property, because buying & selling mountain property is a huge endeavor and we want to help you make the right choice for you and your family.

We want you to relax on the beautiful mountain lakes of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Lake Nottely near Blairsville, or Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge. This area is rich with beautiful horse farms large country estates, creek front and riverfront homes, with solitude and breath taking views that will not only open your eyes, they will open your soul.

Allow us to take the worry away from Buying & selling mountain property. This blog will assist you in considering what to look for, latest trends in Real Estate, things to look for when buying your mountain home.  Gary Ward of Advantage Chatuge Realty is dedicated to finding you that perfect Georgia Mountain Property and Real Estate.

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