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Sat Aug 22, 2015
heyjefft answered:
Interesting question...obviously there's history behind it. Just a standard you or you and your lender deed.

As 1 of 3 full-time residents of "gated" Timber Oaks Ridge subdivision, that has gone through 3 owners since 2008, I highly recommend you personally view the location. Regarding the still "owner owned" versus HOA common area maintenance - the 'gate' has been inoperable since shortly after the Atlanta, GA based owners purchased the property well over a year ago. Timber Oaks drive, at the top of the hill has a deep depression in it across three-quarters of it. I could see delivery refusals in the future as well as difficulty for first responder access. Both of these items, from my understanding from the 2nd owner, were requirements to be corrected for the sale to go through as requested by the 3rd owner. They were corrected and again need maintenance which in over a year has been neglected by the 3rd owners.

Also, as a special treat, we pay the gate electric bill because no one else will and we either maintain roadside and entryway flora & fauna or get overgrown. I personally cut over a mile of subdivision roadside/cul-de-sac's and average $800 a year in Kubota F2560 mower repairs due to it - all without any reimbursement nor acknowledgement.

Other than these 2 obnoxious, highly frustrating disregard for state documented bylaws and why us 3 purchased here (a retiree, a local practicing Doctor, and an IT Professional) - the area provides rural living, beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, outdoor activities (white water, lake kayaking, hiking, abundant motorcycle venues, camping, etc.) and a centralized location to Knoxville, Chattanooga at 1.5 hrs, and 2.5 hrs to Hartsfield International.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
I'm so sorry that you are having this issue. I would recommend calling a large real estate firm in your area and asking for the agent covering the floor. Basically, most real estate companies have one person taking calls at any given time when a person calls. That agent will be available to help you right away. Your other option would be to ask your friends/family who they have heard is a great agent and call that person directly. This way you can talk to someone directly and you already know a bit of their background from friends. When you cold call an agency, you might be getting an agent who has only had their license for 2 weeks. Be sure to ask. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
well, there you go!
nice succinct summary
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
NO, but it must be listed for sale with a Realtor to be here.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
JOSEPHB answered:
Copperhill Tn, population appox 800. Has a very good hospital, awesome hiking.
Copperhill Tn is home of the Ocoee National park 1996 Olympics site. What you will not find in Copperhill is crime and violence. The people are genuine. Want your family to build a better
quality of life ??? Than rent a cabin in copperhill. Visit today !!! Why delay ?
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
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Wed Dec 28, 2011
Angie Mcfate answered:
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath home,with office loft, maintenance free home sits on a small hill overlooking the Sequatchie River, and the old Historic Litton Mill Site. Small Organic Garden with beautiful Mountain Views to the South. A Rock Lined Path that Circles the Property, with Sitting Area to Enjoy the Country Life! ... more
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Edna A. Fortner answered:
You want too much for the property for the condition/location it is in.

This is just a broad generalization. There are a lot more properties for sale than their are buyers.

And mortgages/money is not as easy to get as a few years ago.

My husband & I are looking at RE around Ducktown, but most people have the prices property sold at a few years back locked in their heads. Or they may be upside-down and owe more that it's worth now.

I was going to look at 80 acres in a couple weeks for $3K and acre (I actually am going to look at several other large pieces at $3K - 6K/acre), I was scheduling with this owner to day and he said, "Oh no, he had meant $30,000./acre". I thanked him for his time and am moving on. He will own that place until he dies, and his relatives sell it for what it is really worth.

So, I hope this helps you figure out what to do.

Feel free to send me info, I'll take a look. I'm looking for smaller lots or lot w/ home for a couple of friends.
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