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LAKE LANIER LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS MEETINGS

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.

 

A WORD OF ADVICE FROM THE LAKE LANIER ASSOCIATION

by Jay Hufnagel

I received the following email today from the Lake Lanier Association. This advice can also apply to Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee. If you own Real Estate on Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell or Lake Keowee be glad we're getting the rain, but prepare to bring your dock in.

Greetings!

 

The lake has risen a foot just since last Saturday. The current level is 1062 and more rain is on the way. As a courtesy, particularly to our members who don't live on the lake full-time, we want to advise everyone that the lake level has changed significantly and is expected to increase further in the next few weeks. Stay aware of your dock cables and anchor poles and be sure they are adjusted adequately. The Corps of Engineers publishes a short-term forecast online which can be viewed at:

 

Link to lake level forecast

(Once you are on this webpage, click "ACF Lake Elevation and 5-Week Forecast" and then, click "Lanier" for the chart to display.)

 

Click here for Lake Hartwell Water Level information and projections.

 

Contact Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, Lake and Home Group for more information on Buying or Selling on the lake.

LAKE LANIER ASSOCIATION SOCIAL PLANNED

by Jay Hufnagel

Do you own Lake Lanier Real Estate? Are you buying a home or property on Lake Lanier?

Here's some great information that I just received from the Lake Lanier Association (LLA):

Just a reminder, the September LLA Social will be held Thursday, September 15th starting at 6:00PM at Fish Tales Lakeside Grill at Hideaway Bay Marina. Come by car or by boat. 6300 Mitchell Street, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Print out this email to use as a coupon at Fishtales the night of the event.

Buy one entree, get the 2nd half price. Second item must be of equal or lessor value. Cannot be combined with any other offer including restaurant.com. One coupon allowed per table.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with advance shoreline scouting for the Shore Sweep event taking place on Saturday, September 24th. We have several shoreline areas of the lake that we would like an advance team to look at via boat and mark on a map the locations of Styrofoam or other debris that need to be picked up during Shore Sweep. This is a terrific way for people that may not have the availability or physical capability to help on Shore Sweep Saturday to still participate in this community event. If you would be available to help by being an advance scout, please email us at lakeinfo@lakelanier.org to see if there is a remaining area of shoreline for you to help map.

 

 

LAKE LANIER ASSOCIATION SOCIAL

by Jay Hufnagel

THE LAKE LANIER ASSOCIATION IS PLANNING A SOCIAL JUNE 24TH. HERE'S SOME INFORMATION BELOW:

IF YOU LIVE ON THE LAKE AND/OR ARE INTERESTED IN LAKE LANIER REAL ESTATE, THIS EVENT COULD BE A GREAT WAY TO SPEND FRIDAY EVENING.

Lake Lanier Water Level

by Jay Hufnagel
Are you still concerned about Lake Lanier’s water level?
 
With the rain we’ve had lately many “Stakeholders and Concerned Citizens” have forgotten about the water crisis we face on Lake Lanier. Today there was an interesting article in the AJC by Stacy Shelton (Lanier’s return to full will be a long time coming). In the article she refers to some of the steps taken to reduce the flow out of the lake. 
 
In late February many of us (over 300) emailed the US Army Corps of Engineers about reducing the outflow of water from Lake Lanier into the Chattahoochee River. The Lake Lanier Association and now, the 1071 Coalition, have since been very pro-active in keeping the pressure on the Corps to keep reducing the outflow even more. And, maybe it’s working. Since the first of the year, it appears that the Corps has taken a more pro-active approach in managing the lake. Now’s not the time to let up.
 
Please consider emailing or writing to Governor Sonny Perdue, Senator Saxby Chambliss, saxby_chambliss@chambliss.senate.gov ,  and the US Army Corps of Engineers ( joseph.m.brabham@usace.army.mil ) to voice your continuing support for, in the words of the Lake Lanier Association, “a full & clean Lake Lanier”.
 
If you haven’t already, please visit the 1071 Coalition website and sign up to receive information on what more you can do.

2008 Lake Lanier Waterfront Home and Lot Sales

by Jay Hufnagel
Here’s some sale statistics for “dockable” waterfront Homes and Lots on Lake Lanier so far in 2008 (source: FMLS and does not include FSBO and non FMLS listed properties):
 
Waterfront Homes Sold (does not include Condos/Townhouses) – 5
            Average Days on the Market – 125
            Average List Price - $923,960
            Average Sale Price - $778,780
            Sale Price vs. List Price – 84.3%
 
                        Note: Most expensive Home sold for $1,650,000
                                   Least expensive Home sold for $169,900      
 
Waterfront Lots Sold – None
 
Please email me at sayjay@bellsouth.net if you would like to see the actual properties that were sold.
 
It’s very apparent that Buyers are still watching the housing market and waiting to see where the bottom is. The good news for Buyers …. lake property inventory is climbing, interest rates are low, and Sellers are starting to realize that if they want to sell then they need to be realistic on price. All we need now is three things …..some rain, rain and more rain.
           
Don’t forget the Lake Lanier Super Shore Sweep on April 12th. For more information, contact Vicki Barnhorst ( lakeinfo@lakelanier.org ) , Executive Director of The Lake Lanier Association.  I urge everyone that has interest in Lake Lanier to visit The Lake Lanier Association website as soon as possible. Here you’ll find links to various websites that are devoted to saving our lake.
By Jay Hufnagel, Keller Williams Realty, Lake and Home Group, just "Say Jay" at 770-757-2799

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