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Lake Hartwell Dream Spot Update


The most exciting part of any new build project is the framing.  One day there is a concrete foundation, and usually be the end of the week, you have a house.  Our builder used a crane to get the roof structure in place quickly.  Check out the video above and click here to see the Dream Spot all dried in.  If you are interested in finding a lot for your own dream spot or if you are ready to start a project on your existing property, just contact us! 

2nd Quarter Lake Hartwell Market Update


The floodgates were opened at Lake Hartwell (literally and figuratively) in the second quarter of 2018.   The number of homes sold (159) was more than double the number sold in the previous quarter (69) and almost double the number sold in the same quarter of 2017 (87).  With the inventory of available homes remaining flat, the absorption rate of 6 months (how long it would take to sell the existing inventory at the current rate of sales) is the lowest that it has been in the last 10 years.   An absorption rate of 6 months is considered a balanced market, but the downward trend favors sellers as there are more and more buyers for the available properties.  If you haven't found your spot on the lake yet, now may be your best opportunity to do that.

This Little Dinghy

With the prices of some  new wakeboard boats exceeding six figures now, I thought I would see if we could push the envelope a little.  I came across this little dinghy that just pushed its way into ten figures.  This one won't fit under the I-85 bridge, so I don't think you have to worry about dodging her wakes at Lake Hartwell.  All that being said, we would love to help you find a spot on the lake that is just the right size for you.



What's ZUP?  ZUP is the new watersports board that made its debut on Shark Tank.   My kids ordered one for me for Father's Day this year, and we have had a blast with it so far.  Start with an oversized kneeboard, add hand-grips on the side, sandal bindings for your feet and then engineer a no-pinch rope handle so you can get up on the board without holding the handle.  You can lay on it, kneeboard on it, stand on it and surf on it.  It's great for all ages, but it is particularly good for getting first-time water enthusiasts started.  They literally have to do nothing but lay on the board, and they are having fun behind the boat.  From there, they can do anything that they feel comfortable with - and the smallest riders can even ride with an adult.  Click here for more photos.  (Apparently the whazup-tongue-out makes riding the board more fun).  And if you are feeling nostalgic, check out these two videos that made "wazzup" famous before there was a ZUP board. (Budweiser and Scary Movie).

Lake Hartwell Dream Spot Update

We have had above average rainfall this season, but that hasn't slowed progress at the Lake Hartwell Dream Spot. Since our last update, footers were poured, basement walls were poured and an Elgin septic system was installed.  The Elgin system minimizes the size of the drain field, leaving the owners with more room for their home, driveway, garage and patio areas. Click here for more photos

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My inbox was filled up with "Happy Independence Day" greetings from other agents this week.  I don't like being just another "me too" REALTOR, but after last night's fireworks show on Lake Hartwell, I had to share this video with the rest of you.  For those of you that haven't found your spot on the lake yet, I hope you will allow us to help you, so you can join us next year for this great event.

Lost Art


You won't find this lost art in any museum, but you can find it on a Saturday morning in the summer at Lake Hartwell.  With the proliferation of wake boats and wake sports, it's rare to find a pure slalom run behind an inboard ski boat these days.  We captured this one last Saturday and wanted to share it with you.  For a personal real estate tour of this ski cove with Tom and Michael, click here.  We would love to help you find your perfect spot for a slalom run, a wake set or a place to find that next big bass.

Click on YouTube for HD

Light up the lake

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays at Lake Hartwell.  Vacation home owners make it a priority to get to the lake to enjoy their homes with family and friends.  With the fourth falling on a Wednesday this year, the celebrating will surely get extended to the weekend before and the weekend after the fourth - and the city of Hartwell always get things started even earlier with their fireworks show at Big Oaks Recreation Center THIS Saturday, June 23rd.  Private fireworks will be all around the lake every night, but Chickasaw Point is hosting a show on June 30th at the golf course (limited viewing from the lake), and two of the largest private shows are near Hardy Farms at buoy T89 on the Tugaloo Channel and in Gumlog Creek near Tugaloo State Park.  Both are on Saturday, July 7th and both shows are paid for privately, so donations are welcomed to help offset expenses.  Come see us and celebrate safely!

Update from last week:  Congratulations to Bill and Cindy Thompson for winning the $100 Overton's gift card from last Saturday's tour of homes!

Lake Hartwell Home Showcase

The annual Lake Hartwell Home Showcase is this Saturday from 11am to 3pm.  You can tour all 6 homes at your own pace, but make sure not to miss this great home at 555 Panorama Drive in Lavonia and register for a chance to win a $100 gift cardto Overton's or Cabella's.  f you have been thinking of finding your own spot on the lake, there couldn't be a better time than right now.

(150 Northlake Drive has been replaced with 1139 Chandlers Ferry Road.  You can visit the properties in any order.)


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