The Press Room
Country Property Close to Home with Leann Rainey
Question: Why did you become a Mossy Oak Properties’ agent?
Rainey: I had a good residential business already established in Hokes Bluff, and I was looking for an opportunity to expand our company’s rural and recreational property business. I felt that using the name Mossy Oak Properties would give us a better chance to let people know about the other type of real estate we sold.
Question: What kinds of people are interested in recreational property in your area?
Rainey: We have a lot of young men trying to secure acreages for hunting and fishing. I also have retired or retiring-age individuals who want to secure land where they can hunt and fish and pass down to future generations places where they also can hunt and fish away from the city.
Question: Exactly where is Hokes Bluff?
Rainey: We’re 10 minutes from Gadsden, Alabama, and about 70-miles north of Birmingham. Because we’re on the northeast corner of Alabama and very close to the Georgia state line and Tennessee, we have numbers of people moving from all three states into Cherokee County. Also, since Weiss Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital of the World” and generally ranks as one of the top-10 bass lakes in Alabama, we have plenty of people interested in lakefront property. Weiss Lake is one of the least-developed lakes in Alabama. However, more out-of-state fishing licenses are sold to fishermen from all over the country to fish Weiss Lake year-round than any other lake in the state. Our excellent crappie and bass fishing aren’t seasonal. Fishermen catch plenty of both here in the dead of winter, the heat of summer and all times in between. Many investors come here from Georgia because many of the lakes in Georgia are crowded, and the property’s expensive there. So, they can buy a better lot with more water frontage here than they can around many Atlanta lakes. Residential development is happening around the Little River Canyon and the Yellow Creek area of Weiss Lake too. There are three-different water systems that feed Weiss Lake – the Coosa River, the Little River and the Yellow Creek. So, it’s an extremely-fertile river system. Not only do we have good numbers of crappie and bass, we have an exploding population of saltwater stripers. Anglers can keep 30 stripers per day in this section.
For more information about property in Hokes Bluff, Alabama, call (256) 312-1348 or (256) 494-5440, or visit www.mopreunlimited.com.
Tomorrow: Rivers and Woods