While the number of Lake Hartwell sales in the first quarter was completely flat to 1st quarter of 2016, the average sales price was up 18% for homes and 20% for lots.  The average home sales price was $375,898 and the average sales price for lots was $140,106.   The $375k average sales price is the highest that number has been since first quarter of 2009.  The higher number was fueled by several sales over $800k and two over $1mm.  With the home inventory down 28% over the same quarter of last year, the absorption rate has also been reduced, taking us one step closer to a seller's market.  We are listing about 2 new properties every week, so there couldn't be a be a better time to lock in your spot on the lake.