A “Highest & Best” Home Sale

Looking back at the 2019 Bent Tree home sales, one that caught my eye this summer was a cabin with unique custom touches.  The home hit the market on August 1st (with an asking price of $219,900) and the immediate serious interest led to a call for “highest & best” offers being due just four days later. By August 6th, the property was under contract; it sold above asking price in September.  Click here for more information.

One of my photos turned up in a real estate listing

For many years now, my Sunday posts have featured Bent Tree homes and lots that were for sale.  Yesterday, I was looking at a new vacant lot listing online and was surprised to see one of my own photos (that I took on June 20, 2014 during my round of golf) included in the listing.

This website is just a hobby of mine…I am passionate about Bent Tree and enjoy sharing some of the things that catch my attention.  I have never objected to the noncommercial sharing of my photos and have expressly allowed the use of some photos when asked directly.

But seeing a photo that I took, used without permission for commercial purposes, got me thinking…my past Sunday posts often included a listing photo of the property.  Even though I have identified listing photos as such, and linked them directly to the agent’s listings, I will no longer include listing photos unless I have the agent’s permission. I will simply link to the property information.  That’s the right thing to do.

June 20, 2014 - Hole 14

June 20, 2014 – Hole 14




“… a large lot of 2.06 acres where you own from street to street…”

380 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree hit the market two days ago with an asking price of $174,900.  The 3 bed, 2 bath a-frame chalet, on over 2 acres (4 lots combined), could make a great weekender, seasonal, or full-time home.  Click here to link to the listing information.

An Amazing Transformation

44 Long Swamp Court hit the market yesterday with an asking price of $349,900. The remodel of this property would’ve made a great episode for my hypothetical reality show “Flipping Bent Tree”.

  • Click here to link to the current listing of the completely remodeled home (the photo below is from the current listing).
  • Click here if you want to see the before pictures (in an old listing, before the flip).


“Make this YOUR country retreat in the North GA mountains!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 353 Tamarack Drive in Bent Tree.  This 3 bed, 2 bath rustic octagon cabin is right across the street from the 19th Hole and has an asking price of $184,900.

“Come see this nature-lovers’ paradise.”

11 Briar Vista in Bent Tree hit the market with an asking price of $133,900.  Click here to link to the listing information.  While looking at the listing, the lot size jumped out at me as unusually small (it says the 2 bed / 2 bath home sits on only .33 acres). So, I looked it up on the tax assessor’s site, which says the home is actually on a .42 acre lot.  And, there might be a possibility to purchase/combine the empty lots adjacent to the property, to make it an even better nature-lovers’ paradise.

“Beautiful lake home near the beach in Bent Tree.”

Click here to link to the listing information for 181 Fox Den Circle in Bent Tree. The asking price for this 3 bed, 2½ bath lake home is $449,000.


“Come visit for a moment…stay for a lifetime!!!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 961 Tamarack Drive in Bent Tree.

There are some impressive logs used throughout the interior.  The asking price for the 3 bed, 2.5 bath log home is $294,888.

“This home sits on a point on Lake Tamarack w/ panoramic lake views from every window!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 66 Tamarack Point in Bent Tree.  The asking price for the lake home, known as “Serendipity”, is $849,900.

“This unique, contemporary home features gorgeous long range views and beautiful sunsets.”

Click here to link to the listing information for 143 Sunrise Terrace in Bent Tree, or click the agent’s listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.  The 2 bed, 2 bath home recently hit the market with an asking price of $199,900.