The One thing you Must do before you relocate to a new area

cropped-DSCN5371-1.jpgNot Long ago, Debbie was working with a retired engineer from the Chicago area. She corresponded with him for several weeks providing him with a ton of local info he requested. He was a "Numbers" man and had spent months researching and crunching data to determine that the best place to retire for him was going to be northern Sumner county from the Portland area out along Rt 52 towards Lafayette. Well eventually he and his wife scheduled a trip down here to see the properties that he was absolutely sure he was going to purchase.                                                              DSCN5518                                                                                                                              Well, as you may have guessed....   after we picked them up at their hotel on interstate 65 and started on our property tour they immediately were expressing many negative comments. Things like, "Oh I didn't know that it was this hilly (back home our place was nice and flat)." I won't bore you with the rest of the details with this couple, but my advice is this : Before you spend a lot of time and effort on finding the right house and land, go and visit the area you are considering before and drive around and check it out for yourself in person! Get a feel for the lay of the land, where the popular stores and restaurants are. See if you like in town, outside of town or way out in the country. Once you determine that part of the puzzle then you can start to get serious on your house hunting!                                                           Thanks for reading,                                                                                                 John and Debbie                                                                                                                                                                                                        When your serious about buying and or selling real estate,  Get serious and give Debbie a call : http://debbiemeyers.realtor

The caves of Indian Lake

A drainage ditch that flows right into a large amazing cave!
A drainage ditch that flows right into a large amazing cave!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Most people never realize that when they travel on one of Indian lake peninsulas main roads they go over a huge cave beneath the surface of the blacktop!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
The entrance to the 'BIG' cave.
      The entrance to the 'BIG' cave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
When I first moved here my 85 year old neighbor would tell stories of his young years hunting and exploring the peninsula way back before it was developed. Some of the most interesting was of  the caves that are here. He told of finding Indian artifacts such as arrowheads and other souvenirs and acquired quite a collection.                                                                                                                                  
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Here is a smaller less known cave entrance. .... Notice the road up above it!
 
There is a large herd of deer on the peninsula, and there are many large and small areas of  forest where they feel right at home!
There is a large herd of deer on the peninsula, and there are many large and small areas of forest where they feel right at home!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thanks for reading,                                                                                                 John and Debbie                                                                                                                 http://debbiemeyers.realtor

The Swamps of Indian Lake

DSCN5357 Most people never even notice or even know about the wetlands that are on the Indian lake peninsula, but after a long rainstorm they will be filled with an enormous amount of water. DSCN5354 Naturally they attract lots of wildlife but also pests such as mosquito’s. Imagine moving into your new house unaware it is located near a swamp. You might say : No way – not me , but it does happen. After a good long hot spell these areas are nice and dry and show no signs of what can happen when it rains. Some are very small and only fill up when very heavy rains come. After the historic floods of 2010, I have identified many areas that are prone to flooding and they have nothing to do with the lake/Cumberland river. The houses that had problems in H'ville during the historic rains of 2010 were on/near wetlands or small creeks/drainage's and their owners were unaware of the potential problems. thanks for reading,                                                                                             John                                                                                                                     Debbie                                                                                                                   website:http://debbiemeyers.realtor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DSCN5417    

Why Indian lake peninsula?

DSCN5373                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just as there are many people who live on Indian lake peninsula there are numerous reasons  why people move here. Here’s one: the view at the end of the peninsula where drakes creek enters the main part of old  hickory lake:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DSCN5371                                                                                                                                I’ll tell you why i decided to move to the peninsula : VALUE. That’s right, there is good value here , but you have to really look for it. Along with expensive waterfront houses there is a lot of older original ranchers with very affordable prices.  If  you really study the housing market in Hendersonville  you can find many very good deals. And if you are considering a purchase in Hendersonville there is no better realtor hands down than Debbie Meyers http://debbiemeyers.realtor Indian lake peninsula started to get developed after the formation of Old Hickory dam in the late '50's. By the 60's many houses were being built and Hendersonville became "THE" place to be for many prosperous folks from Nashville. The lake became a big draw and really started to put H'ville on the map. If you look at a map you'll see that south of main street there are 2 peninsula's with the lake at the south border of both. Indian lake is well known as the more prestigious of the two and for good reason. Most of the lots are about an acre (some a good bit more) and there is no commercial development allowed. The "other" peninsula is quite different with commercial businesses , marina's, apartments, etc. ... a lot more activity and more transient population.  (i'll be writing about the walton/saunders ferry peninsula very soon) On Indian lake there are houses for every budget from older vintage 'starter' houses to lakefront mega-mansions... But you don't have to have a waterfront house to enjoy the lake as Stark knob boat ramp is conveniently located on the peninsula...  plenty of parking and it's free to launch your watercraft! \DSCN5420 So... if you like a quiet place to live, with a nice big yard and a boat ramp close by AND close to main street and the town --  check out Indian lake ! thanks for reading, john
Easy to use ramp
Easy to use ramp
Within a mile of the boat ramp is a little known road that is very private and secluded. Here is a view from a section of this road.
Within a mile of the boat ramp is a little known road that is very private and secluded. Here is a view from a section of this road.
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AAaahhh spring has sprung!