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 Great Start to 2019 Bent Tree Home Sales

As of last Friday, at least eight homes have sold in Bent Tree so far this year.  The homes ranged in price from an “as is” cabin that closed for $117,500 to a “Stunning custom home w/ views of the Atl skyline…” that closed for $495,051.  Also as of Friday, at least seven more homes had a “sale pending” status.






Earlier this year, I included the following statement in one of my posts:  “I do know that if I won the lottery (assuming I ever played the lottery), there is only one home in Bent Tree for which I would pay $900,000 or more.” 

 Well, this is the one I was talking about.  Even though I’m usually not a lottery player, when I saw this home hit the market a few days ago, and because of my earlier post, I tried my luck with the lottery.  I didn’t win, so my favorite house in Bent Tree is still on the market.

Click here, (UPDATE – the property has sold and the links are no longer available) or click the listing photo below, to link to the agent’s information for 601 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree.  The place really is, as the listing says, “Rustic Perfection”.

601 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

601 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)


Three Days Until Bent Tree Community Properties, Inc.’s “Soft Opening”

Bent Tree Community Properties, Inc. is the official name of Bent Tree’s new real estate venture.  There is a planned “soft opening” for October 1.  Some basic information about the venture is available in the September 25, 2018 General Manager’s Report to the Board (available on the official Bent Tree website).  The benefits listed in the report (note – these benefits are per the General Manager) are:  new revenues, promoting of Bent Tree from within (better communication to new home owners), actively work with the Land Analysis & Development Committee, knowledgeable about the inventory of land, future development, and developer relations.


Lake Lot Under Contract

A gently sloping .62 acre lake lot in Bent Tree currently has a sales status of “Contingent – Due Diligence”.  According to the listing, the lot has 150 feet of frontage on Lake Tamarack and is priced at $139,900.

Lake lot in Bent Tree, sale status "Contingent"

Lake lot in Bent Tree, sale status “Contingent”

Serenity Pending

The amazing home/property at 407 Thunder Ridge (click here for a previous post) in Bent Tree already has a “pending” sales status. Click the listing photo below to link to the listing agent’s website.

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Through Thick and Thin

Three weeks ago, the post on this website was about Bent Tree’s new realty business.  Today, it’s time to give a shout out to some of the real estate professionals who have served the Bent Tree community for years and years…through the real estate highs, and through the real estate lows that followed the nationwide market collapse a decade ago.

Many of the agents are longtime Bent Tree property owners.




Tax Sale Results

15 lots within the Bent Tree community are marked as “SOLD” from last week’s tax sale.  Click here to link to the county’s report of the results.  It will be interesting to see what becomes of the lots after the redemption period has passed.  Three of the lots that sold are next to each other.  One of those lots is already a combined double lot.  Conceivably, they could all be combined into one lot that is over 2½ acres.