I expect we will be looking back at  the second quarter of 2014 as the quarter that the Lake Hartwell market turned the corner. The number of home sales was up 56% over the previous quarter and 46% higher than any other quarter since I started keeping market statistics in 2007. The average home price has remained relatively constant at $272,000. Lot sales are up slightly over last quarter with the average sales price at $123,000. Inventory has also remained relatively constant with 439 homes and 256 lots currently available.  The higher sales volume has reduced the absorption rate by 31%.  While we are still in a buyer's market, the reduced absorption rate has us heading towards a balanced market. Now could be the absolute best time to lock in the property that best meets your objectives. Give us a call to schedule a time to help you find your spot on the lake.