Gainesville GA – 55+ Home Deals

Lake Lanier Gainesville retirement community

I have been surprised that the prices on many new homes in active adult communities have not dropped that much. Same for resales.  But there may be a opportunity for a deal on homes being finished at Seaons on Lake Lanier in Gainesville Georgia north of Atlanta.

Seasons on Lake Lanier in on beautiful lake lanier in North Georgia was started by Levitt & Sons as developer.  My wife and I went up and previewed this community on July 6, 2007. See our blog post.  Then Levitt & Sons the developer went bankrupt.

That was then this is now.  We spoke with a on site person who says 30 homes that were presales are being finished.  I saw that  John Wieland doing so of the building. The homes are being finished as ordered originally and will contain the extras like hardwood floors, paint colors, etc as ordered.  However these homes are offered at true saving of $30 to $60 thousand off the original Levitt & Sons price.  So if you find a home that has what you want or can live with, then you may get a very good price.

The plan is at the first of the year to select a developer to pick up Seasons at Lake Lake and continue the built off of 700 plus homes and the amenities.  At that time prices could go up.  This may be worth checking out if you are currently in the market for a home in an active adult community.  Their web site is seasonsonlakelanier.com.

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Maine

We used to go on vacation to Bar Harbor Maine around Labor Day.  We would fly from Atlanta up to Boston, take a rental car for the drive up.  It was always exciting. We would usually stay just outside of town towards Acadia National Park. Acadia Park has camping and cottages and just wonderful walking trails.  Cadillac Mountain is there and you can see forever from the top.  Take Ocean Drive along Maine rugged coastline that runs along that area and you can see the “blow holes” shoots water up in the sky when it hits the rocks with a mighty force at Thunder Hole.  In Bar Harbor you have a quaint town with shops and restaurants and more cottage type homes, and even a park with a band stand.  My wife always said she would like to live in Maine at least for some period of time when we retire.

Booth Bay Harbor is another nice small town in Maine further South on the coast.  We were booked to visit on Sept 12th, 2001.  The planes got ground and Delta had to give our money back.  We never had made that trip, but it is on our list to check out.

Some of the most popular small towns in Maine are Bar Harbor, Booth Bay Harbor, Camden, Castine, Ellsworth, Falmouth, Hampden, Newry, Old Orchard Beach, York County ME. Of coarse the bigger cites Portland, Bangor, Portsmouth. Maine’s coast is beautiful Kittery to Eastport, Western Maine has lots of small towns. Southern Maine is doing well.

A visit to check out Maine’s small towns would be a wonderful vacation.  Vacations sometiime turn in to a “let’s move here” decision. Of coarse Northern Maine has long
Winters so many people have seasonal homes for the Summer and head to other places like Florida for the Summer.

Maine Retirement Communities