If you like mountain, lake and golf resort communities like Bent Tree and Big Canoe, another option is Lake Arrowhead, just over the line in Cherokee County, but still in the mountains. The HOA fees in Lake Arrowhead are lower than Big Canoe or Bent Tree, and the lake is larger and allows power boating, unlike Big Canoe and Bent Tree. Monthly HOA fees are $130. They have tennis, pools, hiking trails, a restaurant, RV storage, boat launch & boat rentals, marina, etc. Visit Lake-Arrowhead-GA.com to see a video tour of the community and a click the button to see all the homes for sale. It is gated so you need an agent to get in.... more
I would love to send you some local listings via email, Nicholas. I am a resident of Jasper and live in a real log home myself. My email address is GaPropertyBuyers@bellsouth.net or you can reach me via phone at 678-677-5475... more
Yes, there are golf courses nearby. Bent Tree, Big Canoe, and Crystal Falls are the closest. I suggest Golf Now for discount rates at these courses. We are members at Bent Tree and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. My son golfs 3-4 times per week so I am sort of an expert on local courses. I am also a resident of Jasper, GA.
Yes you can, but Rodney is 100% correct in his post. As long as this is a permanent Relocation verified by your employer this should not be a problem. However you will need to occupy the residence within 30-60 of closing.
The biggest hurdle most people face when relocating is the debt to income ratio used for lending approval. If you do not have at least 30% equity in your current residence (I'm assuming you own a home in FL) and have a tenant under contract to lease your home, or have a pending sales contract on your existing home then both mortgage payments will be counted against you. This can make qualifying harder for some people.
Per square foot cost is determined by the total cost of the materials and labor to build a home divided by the total square foot of the home. If you choose a $300 GE Range (as an example) vs. a $10,000 Viking range your per square foot cost would be very different. If you choose a $2 sq. ft. carpet vs. a $40 sq. ft. exotic hard wood floor, your per square foot cost would be similarly impacted. There are hundreds of construction options from which to choose that impact the square foot cost. My point here is a square foot cost is simply not an accurate barometer by itself from which to value a home. The only way to accurately value new construction is to add up all the costs.
To suggest there is an average cost per square foot is also incomplete. The average expectation for one person who has always had laminate counter tops, stock kitchen cabinets and modest carpet will be different from the expectations of someone that has always had granite counter tops, custom kitchen cabinets and exotic hard wood floors. "Average" is in the eye of the beholder.
Consult a reputable Builder to get a real number. Happy to help with that as we offer Architectural Design services, General Contracting and Real Estate services in one office at Modern Rustic Homes. Here are a few links that may be helpful:
Modern Rustic Homes - http://www.ModernRusticHomes.com.
Buy vs. Build Considerations - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/start-finish/
Design/Build Process - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/start-finish/new-homes.aspx
Real Estate Option - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/real-estate/
New Home Construction Option - http://www.modernrustichomes.com/construction/
Hope this helps.
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Make the changes in FMLS. Wait a week or two for Trulia to pick up the updated feed. Not much else you can do unless you sign up for PRO services and pay a monthly fee so you can edit your listings. It will update eventually. Good luck.... more