Real Estate Information Archive

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-4 of 4

Savannah River Basin Study - Includes Lake Hartwell

by Jay Hufnagel

I received an email from Jerilyn Wiech, a fellow REALTOR for Lake Hartwell. Here's an excerpt from that message.

Have you heard this information? The Draft Report is out and it is good news - flow reduction has been recommended by the states. Public comment period (with the Corps) has started. Please call or email Mr. William Bailey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile/Savannah Planning Center, at (912)652-5781 or william.g.bailey@usace.army.mil to support the proposed temporary reduction in flow to 3100 to help stabilize the reservoirs in the upper basin. 
 
Your voice counts! Please pass along to anyone who is concerned about Lake Hartwell's future. We need to make sure this reduction is implemented Nov. 1. Please forward this to anyone you believe has an interest in seeing Lake Hartwell recover from this drought.
 
This link will expire November 1, 2008 so please read it today.
 
 
 
 PS - If your in the area...LHA is having a meeting Thursday, Oct 23 at 7:00pm at the Anderson Civic Center. The Corps will be speaking.

Lake Lanier 3rd Quarter 2008 Waterfront Sales Activity

by Jay Hufnagel
Thank God it rained! It’s been 25 days since it last rained, and finally yesterday the heavens opened up for some much needed moisture. Sales activity during the 3rd quarter was slower then expected, but potential buyers are still looking for a “great deal”. “And, they’re out there.” Sellers are starting to realize that if they want to sell ….they’ve got to get real. If you’re willing to accept the fact that some great properties currently don’t have much water under their dock, then you can find your dream lake home for a great price.
 
Here are statistics of the Third Quarter “waterfront” Real Estate activity on Lake Lanier. This list does not include condos and townhouses. (source: FMLS and does not include FSBO and non FMLS listings):
 
                                                                           3rd Quarter     
 
Homes Sold  -     15                                                                     
            Average Days on the Market                       96                     
            Average List Price                                    $844,833            
            Average Sale Price                                      710,000            
            Sale vs. List Price                                            84%                
 
            Current Active Listings                                   403                
            Current Homes Pending (under contract)         8
 
Waterfront Lots Sold  -  3                    
             Average Days on the Market –                       105                 
            Average List Price –                                  $271,000        
            Average Sale Price -                                     237,384         
            Sale vs. List Price –                                         87.6%             
 
            Current Active Listings -                               261
            Current Lots Pending (under contract) -           0
 
  
 
If you’d like to receive an actual list of the homes/lots that have sold, please click on the link below or email Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, at sayjay@bellsouth.net.
Lake Home Sales

       Buyer Full Page
       CMA Page

Lake Lot Sales

 Buyer Full Page
       CMA Page

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

Lake Keowee Waterfront Real Estate Activity for 3rd Quarter 2008

by Jay Hufnagel
Waterfront Lake Homes are still selling on Lake Keowee.  When it comes to quality and great lake living, Lake Keowee home buyers are still ignoring the reasons “why not” and investing in the good life …. Lake Keowee Waterfront Living.
 
Here are some statistics on Lake Keowee “dockable” waterfront Real Estate activity for the 3rd Quarter of 2008 (source: SC Upstate MLS and does not include FSBO and non SC Upstate MLS listed properties):
  
LAKE KEOWEE
 
Waterfront Homes Sold (excludes Condos & Townhouses) – 18
            Average Days on the Market – 171
            Average List Price - $865,972
            Average Sale Price - $797,861
            Sale vs List Price - 92.1%
            Active Listings – 165
            Pending Listings - 11
Waterfront Lots Sold – 15
            Average Days on the Market -  229
            Average List Price - $555,020
            Average Sales Price - $496,566
            Sale vs List Price – 89.5%
            Active Listings – 346
            Pending Listings – 2
Lake Keowee Waterfront Lot Sales
 
Please click on the link above for a list of the actual sales that were included in this report or email me at sayjay@bellsouth.net .
 
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

Lake Hartwell Real Estate Third Quarter Sales

by Jay Hufnagel
Have you been praying for rain as hard as I’ve been? I talked with Larry Orr (US Army Corps of Engineer Ranger) this week about the water level. Larry said that we could see historic lows by the end of December if we don’t get significant rain. The Corps has been drawing down the lake (about a tenth of a foot per day) to balance the water level between Lake Thurmond and Hartwell. I asked him if there was a better way that the Corps could keep lake home owners informed on what their plans and projections were so we can plan and react accordingly. Many of us still have our boats in the water and have docks and boat lifts that could be damaged if we don’t act in response to lower water levels. Larry thought that would be a good idea and added that boaters should consider getting their boats out of the lake while there are still ramps open. Also, he cautioned that the lake will become more dangerous for boaters (with underwater obstructions like trees, stumps, etc) as the water level declines. The good news…. three (3) inches of rain fell yesterday. Let’s hope and pray for a lot more.
 
Here are statistics for the Third Quarter  “waterfront” 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):
 
                                                                           3rd Quarter     
 
Homes Sold –               20                                                                  
            Average Days on the Market –                       169                 
            Average List Price -                                   $478,656            
            Average Sale Price -                                     428,320            
            Sale vs. List Price –                                         89.5%             
 
            Current Active Listings -                                 297                
            Current Homes Pending (under contract) -    8
 
Waterfront Lots Sold *-       3                    
 
            Average Days on the Market –                       132                 
            Average List Price –                                  $212,500        
            Average Sale Price -                                     190,166         
            Sale vs. List Price –                                         89.6%             
 
            Current Active Listings -                                   226
            Current Lots Pending (under contract) -            1
 
 
If you’d like to receive an actual list of the homes/lots that have sold in the 3rd quarter, please click on the link below or email Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, at sayjay@bellsouth.net.
 
 
Lots Sold
 
The time to buy lake property is now ….”they’re not making any more of it”.   
 
By: Jay Hufnagel, 770-757-2799, just “Say Jay” for Real Estate
 
          

Displaying blog entries 1-4 of 4

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