Birch River Realty Blog

Existing Home Sales Jump in January 2017

The National Association of Realtors gives good news to home sellers across the country.

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month.

Birch River Realty is also noticing a significant jump in home sales in our region of North Georgia.

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Here we go again! Another Under Contract at Achasta

Another Great Listing – Under Contract at Achasta!

509 Birch River Drive

As the appointed agents for Achasta Golf Club and Resort, we are consistently showing why we are the most successful in listing and selling real estate at “The Best Place to Live and Play in North Georgia”.

You should contact us if you are thinking about selling your property at Achasta Golf Club and Resort!


Another listing sold by Birch River Realty at Achasta Golf Club!

Birch River Realty are proud  to announce another listing sold and closed this week!  This beautiful home at 330 Golden bear Pass is another great example of the homes available at Achasta Golf Club…the greatest place to Live and Play in North Georgia!  

We are starting to see some increases in the amount of sales traffic and client showings at Achatz as this year starts to draw to a close!  

Our office at The Welcome Center at Achasta is now manned 7 days a week so stop in anytime to have one of our agents show you around.

Exciting News at Achasta

We are very excited about the new Model Home being built in Achasta! COMPLETING – NOVEMBER, 2016: This fantastic Arthur Rutenberg Plan, being built by Lee Wagner of RLW Homes, boasts an amazing 3,927 square feet of living space comprised of a Main Living Level of 2,458 square feet and a Lower Living Level of 1,469 square feet.

With three spacious bedrooms, three full baths, Den, Great Room and Recreation room, you will have all the space you need to entertain and enjoy the view over the mountains!

Arthur Rutenberg will build your dream home on a lot in Achasta or on your own lot anywhere in North Georgia!  We are currently building beautiful ‘forever homes’ for clients on Lake Lanier and in many other developments.

It starts with a visit to our new Model Home which will be open 7 days a week starting in November, 2016.  However, if you want to meet with us ahead of the launch to find out more about Arthur Rutenberg and RL Wagner Homes, please contact us and we will make a special appointment for you to start the process.

Beth Dean-Pope   –   (706) 300-4904

Gil Lewis   –   (770) 654-8510

Nancy Mehan   –   (404) 514-0214

RIDGECREST floor plan

Thought of the Day from Nancy Mehan

In 2015 I had two shoulder surgeries so I have not played golf in a while.  So, this past Saturday my husband and I decided to make a tee time and just take it slow and see how my shoulders did.   Well, when we got to the golf course there were approximately 124 golfers that day.  Needless to say I was quite nervous since I had not played in so long.  They paired us up with two guys we did not know and I almost did not play.  I did not want to hold them up or embarrass myself.  I explained the situation to the two guys and they assured me I had no worries and it would be fine.

We took off on our golf carts and I did not play too badly the first couple of holes. I should have stopped then (: …the next few holes were horrible.  I was not happy with myself and one of the guys we were playing with said “You live in this beautiful subdivision and you are out on a gorgeous day playing golf…what do you have to be upset about?” He was trying to make me feel better but it really got me to thinking about how fortunate we really are, and most of the time we take it for granted.  I do have so much to be happy and thankful for in my life.

I challenge you all to take a good look at your life. I bet you can also find a lot to be happy and thankful for.  I still say “A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work!!!!!”

Activities For Residents of Achasta Subdivision in Dahlonega

When you live in the Beautiful Gated Golf Course Community of Achasta you have so many opportunities to get involved.  We have The Ladies Club at Achasta which supports local Charities, the Garden Club at Achasta, a Bible Study Club, A Book Club, Yoga Classes and tons of Golf Leagues.  Come by and check us out as the Premiere Subdivision in North Georgia and Join in the FUN !!!!!