“The market dictates everything,” says Dobbs
By Mark Millican
Known as the “Gateway to the Mountains,” Pickens County offers tourists and other visitors their first glimpse of scenic north Georgia coming up Highway 515, also known as the Zell Miller Parkway. It's certainly not a news flash, but people shopping for vacation cabins and second homes are also looking around at the forested peaks, valleys and streams.
The continuing influx of buyers looking for stick-built homes and cabins, plus old houses being refurbished and put back into the market, have led to “very vibrant changes” in the assessment of properties, said Chief Appraiser Roy Dobbs.