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With more than a decade of experience beginning in the Lake Hartwell real estate market, SpotOnTheLake.com has evolved into the best lake-specific web site that allows you to compare lakes and find available lake properties in upstate Georgia and South Carolina.   This region is sought after for its pristine lakes in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and for its four season climate with mild winters.  All of our featured lakes offer opportunities for sailing, power boating, water sports and fishing.  Residents in the nearby cities of Atlanta, Greenville and Asheville have been quietly selecting properties in this area for their vacation homes, but more and more, people from around the country are seeking and finding all this region has to offer.  Please explore our site and contact us to set up a time to find your spot on the lake.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Lake Hartwell Real Estate News

Lake Hartwell Q4 Market Report

Since Lake Hartwell forms the border of two states, we need to pull data from two separate MLS's for a complete picture of the market.  This makes the data more difficult to summarize as duplicates need to be removed manually.  That being said, this report is the only one of its kind that I am aware of and the data is extremely valuable to us and to our clients.  We now have 10 years of running data collected in the same format for analysis.  

For single family lakefront homes, the fourth quarter of 2017 was almost flat to the previous quarter and 7% down from the same quarter of 2016.   75 homes were sold with an average price of $350,334.  The number of available homes was down 20% indicating there were not a lot of new sellers entering the market.  The average sell/list ratio was down slightly to 94% with buyers having more leverage during negotiations.   Lake lot sales were down sharply with only 8 lots sold at an average price of $135,938.  Check out the recent market activity and be assured that there is nobody else that you want representing you on the purchase or sale of your spot on the lake.

Trade Up

If your boat has seen its better days, next weekend could be your opportunity to get back on the water again.  100's of boats and PWC's will be on display at the Atlanta Boat Show.    There will also be 100's of additional vendors in related industries.  The show runs fromJanuary 18th-21st at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Tickets are $14, but you can buy discount tickets in advance here through the 17th.‚Äč  Have fun and let me know which one you pick.  If you don't already have a place to keep it, let us help you find your spot on the lake.

Skiing In January

I have posted dozens of water skiing videos over the last 10 years, but this is the first time I have ever featured skiing on the frozen stuff.  I decided to give props to the snow this week when I found this video on the GoPro channel.  This is absolutely breathtaking.  But if you are thinking of building your vacation home here, you will need to plan for some extra pavement or a private plane.  It's about 70 miles to the nearest blacktop.  Enjoy!

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