jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: 1091 Blue Springs - Lake Oconee's best lake home deal at just $199,000 - 02/22/12 08:28 AM
1091 Blue Springs may be Lake Oconee's best deal at just $199,000!

The average price for a home with private lakefront on Georgia's Lake Oconee is above $600,000 - so when your budget is below $250,000 there are compromises you must make.
The key value attributes of lake front property are:
VIEW, WATER DEPTH, VALUE OF NEARBY PROPERTIES, and HOME SIZE AND QUALITY
Most value-priced lakefront homes on Oconee have significant limitations on view and water depth, but not this one.  This lot is Grade A - offering beautiful views from the home, and 5+ft of waterdepth at the max … (2 comments)

jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: Lake Oconee report: FNMA / FHLMC & FHA loan limits reduced effective Oct 1, 2011 - 10/11/11 03:17 PM
From Lake Oconee: FNMA / FHLMC & FHA loan limits have been reduced effective Oct 1, 2011, from $662,500 to $515,200 in Greene County Georgia. The $417,000 limit for other counties stays in effect.
This could further limit buyers of Lake Oconee homes, where the average price this year for an on-water home is just over $650,000.
As of today, there are 139 homes (60% of the market) on the lake priced above $650,000.  Buyers for those homes will either need a down payment in excess of 20%, or will have to wade into the world of jumbo loans - and pay higher … (0 comments)

jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: 2070 Enterprise Rd, Madison GA - gorgeous horse farm - 10/10/11 03:35 PM
2070 Enterprise Rd, Madison GA is a gorgeous turn-key horse farm with 21 acres fenced and cross fenced, a custom 8 stall barn, plus a custom 5500sf home and saltwater pool.
The main level includes a large master suite, plus two additional bedrooms with a shared bath. Upstairs you'll find a large bedroom and bath, plus a spacious bonus room.  The lower level includes a second master suite with sitting room.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
The spacious kitchen has room for many cooks, wih granite countertops, custom tiled backspash, and a large island - plus a bright … (0 comments)

jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: East Lake Sinclair - worth the trip? - 10/10/11 02:30 PM
I'm often contacted by buyers who have been checking out Lakehouse.com for some time - and they have noticed plenty of attractive offerings on Lake Sinclair in a town called Sparta.  Sparta is the county seat of Hancock County, which has beautiful shoreline along the eastern shore of 15,000 acre Lake Sinclair.
Why the deals?  Come along and lets find out.
 
 

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jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: Video - finally took the first step! - 10/08/11 10:35 AM
Periodically I like to add new tools to my marketing arsenal.  Video is, of course, a trend thats been emerging for some time - but it took me a awhile to understand the technology, and more importantly, find the right voice for me and this medium.
 
To promote my listings, I'm already an avid user of Max photos - wide angle and well lit.  And I use Visual Tour to give potential buyers an even better look around my listings - even land!
 
So when I decided to add video, it seemed to me that I needed a fresh … (4 comments)

jeanne dufort real estate madison georgia lake oconee: Jeanne Dufort named 2010 Realtor of the Year by the Lake Country Board of Realtors - 02/27/11 07:32 AM
Jeanne Dufort named 2010 Realtor of the Year by the Lake Country Board of Realtors.
 
Pinch me, its true!  My peers have recognized me as "best in show" for the Madison and Lake Oconee area, and it feels great.

Here's the proof - standing with my co-worker Janet Ferrill who was honored with the Community Spirit Award.
Realtor of the Year is the highest honor bestowed by the LCBOR.  The award considers Realtor Spirit (furtherance of principles of good real estate practice among other brokers and salespersons and general public), Civic Activity, Business Accomplishments, and local Board activity.  Ed Latham, owner-broker … (14 comments)

 
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Madison and Lake Oconee GA

Madison, GA

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Coldwell Banker Lake Country

Address: 168 South Main Street, Madison, GA, 30650

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