Located 90 miles north of Atlanta, Blue Ridge, Georgia, offers a respite from the big city. On the northwestern edge of a National Forest, the area is full of remarkable outdoor destinations. More specifically, serious fishermen will delight in a trip to the area. Because of the Toccoa River's unique properties, Blue Ridge is known as the trout fishing capital of Georgia. Lakewood Land Company offers excellent creek and stream front properties nearby.

Besides fishing, Blue Ridge is ideal for camping, horseback riding, and hiking. With over 530 miles of hike trails in the forest, the legendary Appalachian Trail begins here, as does the Benton MacKaye Trail. Whitewater rafting enthusiasts can enjoy the world-class rapids of the Ocoee River, which flows out of the crystal clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge.

If visitors are looking for new friends outside of the woods, Blue Ridge is a great destination. It boasts a vibrant local culture featuring specialty shops, restaurants, live music, a community theater, and two annual arts festivals.
Specializing in land liquidation projects in the most beautiful lakeside and mountaintop locations in the southeastern region of the United States, Lakewood Land Company is a market leader in the real estate industry. With over 60 combined years of experience, the team at Lakewood Land Company is expert at finding the optimal land or property acquisition for clients, and offers professional guidance and support throughout the entire purchasing process.

Bargain-hunters searching for unique land and property investment opportunities may benefit from investigating foreclosed investments. A foreclosure generally occurs when the previous owners were unable to fulfill the requirements of their mortgage repayments. As a result of this, the land or property is surrendered, often to the bank that controls the mortgage. 

Real-estate owned properties (REO foreclosures) are the safest way to invest, as they come with the security of access to the property for inspection. You may choose to visit the property after getting informed about sale prices of comparable blocks of land or properties in the area. Be sure to ask about existing liens: this information can be obtained by conducting a title search on the property or block in question, or consulting with the real estate agency. You may submit a bid for a foreclosed property though the real estate agency, or you may choose to attend a foreclosure auction or event.
Lakewood Land Company is dedicated to finding properties and land investments for clients that meet and exceed their dreams and expectations. With a wide range of well-priced real estate investments in the southeastern region of the United States, Lakewood Land Company draws on over 60 years of combined industry experience to cover all aspects of property acquisition.

Mountain land purchases can be desirable for those seeking tranquility and stunning natural views. Before making a land purchase, however, the following factors should be considered. First, a planned property site’s stability should be determined; many real estate agencies offer blocks of land with flat and level building sites for this purpose. Also, a method of sewage disposal is essential, as is a ready supply of drinking water and adequate possibilities for plumbing and utilities. Real estate agencies may offer blocks of land with underground utilities included in the list of amenities.

Your access to and from the property should be determined, so as to avoid being “landlocked.” An access road from your property that leads to a recognized state-maintained road should be planned and constructed. Finally, determine the ownership of mineral rights, which may need to be purchased separately, and assess the flood risk. Much of this information should be readily available from your state or local council office.
By Lakewood Land Company Staff Writer

Headquartered in Kenilworth, Illinois, the Puppy Mill Project is a nonprofit organization that has been working to eliminate the devastating effects of puppy mills. Puppy mills are facilities that focus on profit, often to the detriment of the puppies’ health and well-being. Cari Meyers founded the Puppy Mill Project in 2009 to educate the public about the harm caused to animals in puppy mills. 

The organization is supported by numerous volunteers who work tirelessly in support of the nonprofit’s mission. Volunteers speak on the dangers of puppy mills at youth camps, schools, and various community events. Additionally, volunteers organize and participate in peaceful protests, demonstrations, and walk-bys at pet shops that are supplied by puppy mills. The Puppy Mill Project also advertises to raise public awareness and conducts advocacy work with local and state governments. To learn more and get involved, visit www.thepuppymillproject.org. 

About Lakewood Land Company

The land sale specialists at Lakewood Land Company are committed to community service and philanthropy. The Tennessee-based real estate firm supports many nonprofits, including the Puppy Mill Project.