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by Jay Hufnagel

GOLF HOME FOR SALE - 100 OCONEE AVENUE, WESTMINSTER SC - From the Road this Large Golf Front Home is deceiving. From the Green on the 16th Hole your response will be …Wow! This is a fantastic Location for a Home.  Most of the Rooms in this 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home look over the Beautiful Chickasaw Point Trails Golf Course. Enjoy entertaining Guests on the Huge Deck that runs the entire width of the Home, chill/lax in your Florida Sunroom that has Stackable, Memory Vinyl Windows, play Pool in the Game Room on the Lower Level or just sit back and read a book in front of one of your two Stone Fireplaces. Highlights also include: Vaulted Ceilings in the Great Room, a Formal Dining Room, Guest Bedroom, Full Bath, Laundry Room and Huge Master Bedroom and Bath Suite with Skylight on the Main Level, Skylight over the Breakfast Area, Kitchen Bar, and additional Bedrooms and Bonus Rooms on the Lower Level. Included in the sale of this Home is an additional Lot, to the left, that also fronts the Golf Course.


by Jay Hufnagel

It has been brought to my attention that there are parties that do not want the Sanctuary Pointe Resort Development to be built and have written letters to that effect to the Budget and Control Board.

Please consider sending a note signifying your local support for the project to the developer at;

Here are a couple of articles if you’re not familiar with this development:

Also, here is a copy of the message I sent today:

As a Lake Hartwell home owner and Real Estate Agent in SC and GA, I would like to express my strong support for the Sanctuary Pointe Development. I understand that there are some people that are challenging this endeavor. In my opinion, it would be a big mistake by not going ahead with this development. Having this Resort and everything that will be part of it, will only help stimulate the Lake Hartwell economy, communities and all of the businesses surrounding it.


Best regards,




by Jay Hufnagel

2150 DELOACH DR, ANDERSON SC  - What a Deal - Here's a Charming Lake Bungalow that can be used as a Primary Home, Weekender or Vacation Home. This Home is in a Great Location, has great water, Views and has a fairly new Single Slip Covered Dock in place. You’ll love the way this home has been upgraded, new interior doors, new plumbing and electrical fixtures, new bamboo flooring and carpet. Entertain guests on the large deck overlooking the lake and private wooded backyard. This property is priced to sell and is being sold “As Is”.

Fantastic Location on Lake Hartwell and near Anderson... minutes from I-85 exit 14, Portman Marina, The Galley and Nami Restaurants. Plus, Atlanta is a short drive, about 90 minutes and Greenville about 30 minutes.


by Jay Hufnagel

Here is an email that I received from Jerry Clontz, spokesman for Save Our Lakes Now. Currently, we're about 10.5 feet down from full pool. I really don't understand why the Corps would want to release more water before the lakes have a chance to fill up. To me, it makes more sense to take advantage of the rain we've had, and keep the releases low to get the lake to full pool.  If you're a Lake Hartwell Real Estate homeowner or have an active interest in the lake, please contact one or more of the Government representatives listed below.

The Corps shows they plan to increase release rates on Lake Thurmond to from 3100cfs  to 3800 in mid February and 4,000 at the end of February.  With the lakes as low as they are and no guarantee we will be able to refill by start of the summer this is crazy.  In the past we had a very poor drought plan but at least it kept the release rates at 3600cfs until the lakes refill.  Why for heaven's sake would you want to make the plan worse by going to higher release rates.

There is absolutely no justification for such a move.  3600 cfs has been demonstrated over and over to be satisfactory downstream.  Every 100cfs over 3600 is a foot of lake level in a year.  If we go to 4000 from now to june the lake will be 2ft lower going into the summer and 4ft lower this time next year.

Please call or write the Colonel and your congressman and senators on this immediately.  The email addresses of the congressmen and senators we have been in contact with on lake levels is

Jim Demint by way of Danielle Gibbs at

Jeff Duncan by way of Janice McCord at

Paul Broun by way of Jordan Chinouth at

 And the Colonel's email is: Colonel Jeffery Hall at  

Jerry Clontz, spokesman for Save Our Lakes Now


by Jay Hufnagel

I just received this important email from the Lake Lanier Association. If your a Lake Lanier Real Estate home owner, a Lake Lanier boating enthusiast, or just an avid fan of Lake Lanier, please make your voice heard.


The Lake Lanier Association

As you may already be aware, today is the deadline for submission of public comments for the Corps of Engineers Water Control Manual revision for the ACF System. The Lake Lanier Association has already submitted comments and we encourage our members to submit their own comments with similar emphasis. In case you would like to review the comments submitted by the Lake Lanier Association, the full text and supporting documents are posted on our website. A quick summary of our comments are as follows:


- The 5,000 cfs minimum flow required at the state line is not representative of the true lowest historical flows in the ACF and is not sustainable.


- Lanier was never designed to support ALL downstream demands and can't be expected to because the dams originally proposed on the Flint River were never built.


- The Corps' current operating rules require more water to be released from Lanier than is necessary and do not allow as much to be stored as is possible. These draw the lake down more than necessary and make it less likely to refill to full pool under contemporary climatic conditions.


- The Endangered Species Act does not require the Corps to augment Apalachicola River flows above run-of-river levels and the practice should not be required because it depletes Lanier unnecessarily.


- Regular navigation is no longer feasible on the ACF and the Corps should not try to support it in view of the other demands on Lanier as a resource of last resort.


To submit comments online, click the following link:

US Army Corps of Engineers WCM Public Comment Form


To submit comments via email, send to:


To see the full text of our comments, and the supporting document references, see our website.

Lake Lanier Association





by Jay Hufnagel

I received the following email from J. Cloud of the Lake Lanier Association:

The Lake Lanier Legislative Caucus, which is a group of state senators and state house representatives with constituencies around Lake Lanier, is holding two public meetings on Saturday, December 15, 2012 to gather feedback from Lake Lanier stakeholders regarding potential lake safety and other issues that may be appropriate for inclusion in the upcoming legislative session starting in January 2013. The Lake Lanier Association has already shared with the Legislative Caucus the results of the member survey we conducted last summer. Please see the most recent LLA newsletter for more details regarding those results. The meetings on December 15th are another opportunity for the general public to voice their concerns to our elected officials.


Individuals are invited to attend either meeting. Since time will be at a premium at both of the meetings, we respectfully request that multiple individuals try not to repeat the same information to allow as many persons as possible the opportunity to voice their opinions. Individuals representing larger groups such as homeowners associations, sailing clubs, fishing clubs, etc. are encouraged to speak on behalf of their group.


1st Hearing will be from 10:30-12 p.m.

Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom

830 Green Street

Gainesville, GA


2nd Hearing will be from 1-2:30 p.m.

Buford City Hall

2300 Buford Hwy

Buford, GA


If you are a Lake Lanier Real Estate owner, or have an active interest in preserving Lake Lanier and it's uses, please consider attending one of these meetings.



by Jay Hufnagel

                        2012 (Year to Date) Lake Lanier Real Estate Sales


I’m getting asked from prospective Buyers, “Where are all of the Listings on Lake Lanier?” Last year, about this time, there were about 370 Active Lake Lanier Waterfront listings in FMLS. Today, we have about 230. That’s quite a big decline. Why? Well, in my humble opinion, Sellers are reluctant to list their properties at current market rates, there are concerns about the water level, and many are waiting until Spring, hoping that the water comes up and they won’t have to give big discounts. I hope they don’t miss a good time to sell. Think about it! Serious Buyers have a lot of reasons to buy today: some of the best loan rates in history (close to 3.5% for 30 yrs.), low water levels so they can be more confident in what kind of water they’ll have during seasonal and drought fluctuations, fantastic list prices that are near 1996 levels, and a market that is conducive to negotiation and getting great deals.


Here are year to date (10/18/12) statistics for 2012 “Dockable” Lake Lanier Real Estate. This list does not include condos and townhouses. (Based on information from the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) and does not include FSBO and non FMLS listings):




Homes Sold                                                               137                                                     

            Average Days on the Market                         237                  

            Original Average List Price                       $539,654             

            Average Sale Price                                       464,127             

            Sale vs. Original List Price                              86.1%             


            Current Active Dockable Listings                  232                 

            Current Homes Pending (under contract)        31



If you’d like to receive an actual list of the homes that have sold or that are pending, please click on the link below or email Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, at



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Quick Comparative Market Analysis




The time to buy lake property is now ….”they’re not making any more of it”.   


By: Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, , 770-757-2799, just “Say Jay” for Real Estate


by Jay Hufnagel

2012 Lake Hartwell Real Estate Results (as of 10/18/2012)


Even with the Lake Level down approximately 13 feet, Buyers are still looking for Great Deals on Lake Hartwell. One of the biggest challenges facing Buyers is that the Inventory of good homes (priced at current market rates) is down.  Many Sellers haven’t been willing to list their properties at discounted prices. Recently, I talked with another Agent that said he felt current sales prices were at 1996 levels. He could be right!


Here are statistics for the 2012 “waterfront” Real Estate (year to date) activity on Lake Hartwell. This list does not include condos and townhomes (source: SC Western Upstate MLS and does not include FSBO and non Upstate MLS listings):




Homes Sold –                                                             90                                                                  

            Average Days on the Market –                       209                 

            Average List Price -                                   $367,386             

            Average Sale Price -                                     335,850             

            Sale vs. List Price –                                         91.3%             

                        Note: List Price is the last price reflected in the MLS listing

                                  and may not be the Original List price. Also, some properties

                                  may have been listed multiple times.   

            Current Active Listings -                                 260                

            Current Homes Pending (under contract) -       11


If you’d like to receive an actual list of Lake Hartwell Real Estate (Waterfront Homes sold in 2012), please click on the link below or email Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, at


Homes Sold


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The time to buy lake property is now ….”they’re not making any more of it”.   


By: Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, Lake and Home Group, 770-757-2799, just “Say Jay” for Real Estate


by Jay Hufnagel

                 2012 Lake Keowee Waterfront Home Sales as of 10/18/2012


Lake Keowee Real Estate Buyers are seeing Great Deals in 2012.  Average Sale prices have declined significantly from $903,778 in 2008, $745,200 in 2009, $703,563 in 2010, $705,027 in 2011, and now to $655,000 so far in 2012. Already in 2012, more homes have sold then the entire year in 2011. In my opinion, that means prices are leveling off and Buyers want to jump on the bandwagon before prices change.


Here are some statistics on Lake Keowee Real Estate activity for 2012 (source: SC Western Upstate MLS and does not include FSBO and non SC Upstate MLS listed properties):




Homes Sold (excludes Condos & Townhouses) – 101

            Average Days on the Market – 225

            Average List Price - $742,000

            Average Sale Price - $655,000

            Sale vs List Price – 88.3%

            Active Listings – 191

            Pending Listings - 17



Please click on the link below for a list of the actual sales that were included in this report or email me at .


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I’d be interested in your comments as to how these statistics compare to what your expectations were and what you would assume they would be.


By Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, Lake and Home Group, 770-757-2799,


by Jay Hufnagel

440 E Howell Street, Hartwell GA - This Historic Home (Originally Called the E.B. Benson Home) was built in the 1800s. Since then, it has been modified and expanded to include Office Space, Elevator, and a large Special Event and Banquet Center. You’ll love the Old Architecture that remains in the Home that includes original Plank Heart Pine Floors, Six Fireplaces, Seven Bedrooms, Bonus Rooms, Large Eat In Kitchen, Four Full Baths and 2 Half Baths. This Home and Center is Zoned B2 and can be used for a Variety of Purposes, including Bed and Breakfast, Wedding and Special Event Celebrations, Office and Church Meetings. Come see this Magnificent Property. Sellers are very open to Owner Financing. Check out this Virtual Tour.

Other Highlights of this Home include: Rocking Chair Front Porch with Six Massive Columns leading into a Foyer with Double Entry Doors with Beautiful Stained Glass, a Grand Staircase (Great for Wedding Pictures) with Original Stained Glass Window on the first Landing, a large Parlor with nice Sitting room, a Stunning Master Bedroom Suite with en suite Bath, Air-jet Tub (with its own hot water tank) and large Shower, a large Walk-in Closet, and a Children’s Playroom. All together, this home has a total of 19 rooms.

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Contact Information

Lake and Home Group
Keller Williams Realty
4878 Manhattan Dr.
Buford GA 30518
GA: 770-757-2799
SC: 864-287-7530
Fax: 770-504-5509