How Much Is Your North Ga Land Worth?

If you’re thinking of selling land in the North Ga area, or just curious as to how much your property is worth. But don’t want to spend the high price of an appraisal. I, of course, suggest that you simply contact me for a free valuation. But if you’d rather go it alone, here are some factors that need to be considered and tips to help do your own short valuation to get a ballpark figure.

First of all, the purpose of this article is to help the reader get some idea of what their land may be worth only. I am an agent. I AM NOT AN APPRAISER. And please do not list, price, or sell your property, or buy a property based on what you may learn here.

  1. Location, this will likely be the top factor in determining what a parcel of land is worth. Things to look at are road frontage, is the property accessible from a public road? proximity to shopping, major highways, nearby neighborhoods, schools, city and county services. Closer proximity to any or all of these can add value.
  2. Timber, is a valuable commodity that can also add value to the property. The timber alone in some cases can be worth as much as the land. The value depends on the tree type, size, accessibility, and current market prices. The best way to get an estimate of timber value is to get a professional opinion from someone such as a timber cruiser.
  3. Utilities, access to water, electricity, sewer, and gas are a plus to property value.
  4. Easements, an easement is a legal right for another landowner, person, or entity to cross or use the property. There are several different types of easements and if the subject property is affected by an easement it may or may not be a detriment to land value. More research or legal advice may be needed to determine this in some cases.
  5. Improvements, some examples of improvements are access roads, structures such as buildings or sheds, bridges, or even wildlife food plots. Any of these can be a plus to property value.
  6. Views are extremely important to property value. Here in North Ga, we are fortunate to have many properties that offer beautiful mountain views, lake, or river views. This is a huge selling point in real estate. and can boost property value in a big way, depending on how desirable the view is and if the location is suitable for building.  If, however, the view is undesirable, it can also hurt the property value. This consideration is a must! for an accurate valuation. There are many more factors that can affect property value. But these 6 definitely should be considered.

Next, in order to get an idea of what the subject property may be worth, you should use all the factors above that do or do not apply and look at what similar properties (comparables) in the area have sold for. If you do not have access to an MLS system, one place to see comparable sold properties is HERE. The page is going to appear to be exclusively for homes. Just put in your zip code and you will be taken to a page where you can change the “property type” to land. Remember to use the most recently sold and most similar to the subject property for comparison. This should help you get a big picture of how much per acre your land, or the land of your interest is worth.

Land real estate is my business and I’m always happy to help. So If you need further assistance just let me know call, text. or email

Hunting Land In The Ball Ground Area

At the risk of revealing my age, I will say that I remember a time when deer and ball ground hunting landturkey were almost non-existent in northern Cherokee, as well as most of Pickens County. That is definitely not the case today! Ga. DNR coupled with sportsmen in the area have done an excellent job in the past 20 years bringing back the populations. Turkey and deer are simply everywhere you care to look around here these days. And being a fairly passionate hunter myself, I’m sad to say that none in the last few years have been added to my personal trophy wall. But I can tell you that there are bucks coming from properties here that rival those from any county in the state.

There’s still a lot of large privately owned timberland tracts of land in both North Cherokee and Pickens County which are leased for hunting. But for those who enjoy hunting with a stick and string (archery), you will find 2,225 public unpressured, great! WMA acres called Mcgraw Ford just 5 miles from the town of Ball Ground, on hwy 372 and Conns Creek Rd. The Etowah River runs through the property. Which also offers good fishing and all sorts of Summer fun.

Ok here comes the sales pitch. For you guys and gals who prefer to own your own private hunting paradise all to yourselves, The Ball Ground area has lots of land available for you as well. And yes that’s where yours truly can help. You can check out all the listings here and give me a call.

Foreclosed Homes In Ball Ground And Jasper Ga Area

I’ve noticed that many real estate investors and home buyers who are interested in foreclosure’s are getting the run around with internet search by companies offering paid access to foreclosure lists. You don’t need to pay for access to listings for foreclosed homes or other investment property in the north Ga. area.

Just shoot me an email with a list of your criteria and I’ll set up a direct automated pipeline. You’ll get all the listings by email as soon as they become available. Here are the listings of foreclosure homes from FMLS as of today.