A New Way to Look At Land/Lot Availability Throughout the USA
By using the combination of Realtor.com and Google Earth, you will come as close as you can to almost being "there" without having to travel to each and every available lot. Here's how you do it. First,go to and click on advanced search, located at the top right hand corner of the page directly below Map Search. Note location by entering city/town name or zip code. Then select price range followed by checking land/lot interest and unchecking other choices (if you don't do this all the other checked items will also come up in your search results). In this section you can select Add Nearby Areas to broaden your search to include other towns, etc. Once done, go back and check which lot features you desire of the land. Below this area you will have a section that asks you to check what type of land your interested in. Lastly, below this is the Community Features section, which you can also check. If the features are listed on the listing, they will pull the listing. Once finished, select Search. Realtor.com will give you the results of your search. By viewing each specific lot, hopefully an address will be noted. At times, even a map is made available. Either print out results or jot down address. Once collated, go to Google Earth and enter the given address in location entry field and will take you directly to the specific address. Once there, you can view the location by enlarging area thru the enlargement tool bar which is to the right of the compass viewing tool. The slide bar on top of compass viewing tool allows you to obtain a "3-D" aspect. This gives a general view of the terrain of the land. Although the image is not competely accurate and become skewed the closer you get to the ground, it does give a fairly good representation of the lay of the land. This is as close as to "flying over the land" that you can accomplish without having to hire an airplane or helicopter to do the real thing. Also noteworthy is the cursor that is placed over the land area gives the elevation of the area. This is useful in determing how hilly or degree of dropoff a particular piece of property may engender. For the fact that these tools are free of charge to use, they truly can be helpful in sorting out lots in a specific area. Also realize that Realtor.com is somwhat delayed in noting properties that have gone off the market either as pending or sold. Therefore, it is advantageous to call your real estate agent or Quality Affordable Homes @ 941-730-0716 for assistance in this regard.
Page: Lot 37, Hilltop Lane, Hayesville, N. Carolina
This lake access home is a 3 minute walk to the private deeded beach (see pictures below) of McClure Point. It also offers a private concrete paved boat ramp which extends about 20' into the water for positive access. The lot is 0.31 acre, gently sloped, private and offers a seasonal view of Chatuge Lake.
Lake Chutuge is a fresh blue water lake with total watersports activities; swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, etc. It offers over 168 miles of shoreline and is nestled between the quaint towns of Hiawassee, GA and Hayesville, NC. The area also provides hiking, golfing (3 great golf courses within a few miles), great restaurants, a hospital, and the North Georgia Mountain Fair Activities Center.