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Hartwell, GA 30643
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Lake Hartwell Real Estate News: Tom Miller

Amazon Out of Stock

Before Amazon would deliver furniture to your house for free, there was this thing called a furniture store.  One such store, The Weatherly Furniture Company, was located on Depot Street in  Hartwell.   In 1982, a group of inspired citizens raised money to purchase the building and convert it to a theatre, and the Hart County Community Theatre is still producing shows there today.  Live theatre is something I don't think Amazon can deliver on a truck.   This weekend, the theatre is presenting "The Miracle Worker" based on the autobiography of Helen Keller.   Tickets are available here.  If you can't make it this weekend, "The Christmas Carol" is coming in December.  By the way, Depot Street is undergoing some huge improvements right now so allow yourself a few extra minutes to park and get to the theatre.  And don't forget to save time to let us help you find your spot on the lake.

As Good As It Gets

There are about 200 homes for sale on Lake Hartwell right now, but every once in a while, one comes along that is a little different.  Allow me to introduce you to 730 Poplar Springs Road. This property includes a 4500 square foot home that has been meticulously updated, and is sited on 111 acres of pastures and woods with 2700' on Lake Hartwell.  Words cannot do it justice, so take a look at this short video introduction and call us to schedule a private showing.

Equally Relaxing

As our lives continue to fill up with more and more activities, finding time to slow down and be quiet becomes harder and harder. Many people have turned to yoga to get mental, physical and spiritual rejuvenation. September 22nd is the Fall Equinox, when night and day are of equal lengths, and many see the equinox as a great time to dismiss bad habits and usher in the new.  Studio 4Whole Health is offering a free introduction to yoga at 6PM on September 22nd.  The session will be suitable for all fitness levels, including those brand new to yoga, and the event will be held at the The Beacon Bed and Breakfast in Hartwell that I featured in this post several weeks ago.   Sign up  here.  Studio 4WholeHealth also offers regular yoga classes for different abilities including a fast-growing standup paddleboard (SUP) class on the shores of Lake Hartwell. And if you would like to find a place where you can keep relaxing on a regular basis, please allow us to help you find your own spot on the lake.  

Feel The Burn

Feel like swimming 1.5k, biking 42k, running a 10k or all three next weekend?  You still have a few days to get into shape and get registered for the Tugaloo Triathlon starting at Tugaloo State Park on September 7th.  This is one of the most popular olympic distance triathlons in the state, and there will be tons of visitors at our lake.  You can register at this link until September 1st, and if you plan to be in the area, make sure to save some time to let us help you find your spot on the lake.

Rumors Flying

While we haven't gotten official confirmation, some unnamed sources let us know that there was a camera crew spotted on and around Lake Hartwell last week.  This crew may or may not be associated with a network that specializes in homes and gardens.  These sources seem pretty reliable, so there is a good possibility that you could be seeing Lake Hartwell on your TVs sometime in the coming months.  We will certainly keep you posted as more information becomes available.  If the rumors are true, now is the perfect time to go ahead and get your spot before the whole country knows about our amazing lake!

The Beacon Beckons

Yesterday, the town of Hartwell welcomed its newest Bed and Breakfast with a ribbon-cutting at the property.  The Beacon Bed and Breakfast is located just outside of town near the lake. If offers overnight accommodations with breakfast and serves as an event venue and wedding destination.  The owners have done an amazing job creating a farmhouse setting which is sure to slow your pulse a few beats.   Click here to see the interesting history on how The Beacon got its name, and if you come for a visit, make sure to save some time to let us help you find your own spot on the lake.

Q2 2019 Lake Hartwell Market Update

There were 144 Lake Hartwell homes sold in the second quarter of 2019, up 41% over the first quarter of this year.   The available inventory of active homes is down 16% over last quarter, pushing the absorption rate below 6 months (4 months) for the first time in over 12 years.   The absorption rate is the number of of months it would take to sell the existing inventory at the current rate of sales, and any number below 6 months indicates a seller's market.  By contrast, vacant lake lot sales have remained flat over the last year, with almost 3 years of available inventory.  One bright spot for lot sales was a larger acreage tract which sold for $450,000, but the average lot price this quarter was $114,000.  Our team has listed 45 properties this year, and we want to ensure that our buyers are the first ones to know about new properties as they become available.  If you are looking to buy, there is no better place to start than with SpotOnTheLake.  


Own to Rent

 420 Skyline Way has excellent rental history - click now for snapshot of rental history

With the rise in popularity of sites like VRBO and Airbnb over the last several years, renting out your vacation home to offset the cost has become a great option for a lot of lake home owners.  I'm guessing many of you have taken advantage of these sites as a renter, so why not try it from the other side?  Lake Hartwell is a very popular vacation destination during the peak summer months but there is a year-round market for rentals on the lake.  Fall is a great time for rentals with a high demand for lakefront options during Clemson and Georgia home football weekends.  (30 days until college football kickoff, but who's counting?)  Whether you are looking purely for an investment opportunity or just wanting to make some money during the time you aren't using it, we'd love to help you find a great spot.  


My Spot On The Lake

I try to limit the amount of airtime I give to my family, and especially to myself, in these weekly posts, but I just couldn't resist this one.   We had our grown kids and grandkids at the lake over the fourth of July, and our time together makes all of the work the rest of the year worthwhile.  This photo is of me and my grand-daughter, Caroline, on the Zup board.  The Zup is a blend of a kneeboard, wakeboard and wakesurfer, and as you can see, if big enough to handle two riders.  Caroline, at 3 years of age, also loves extreme tubing with the older kids and adults.  She is game to try about anything on the water.  See the Zup pyramid below!  Thanks for enduring a little shameless self-promotion.   We would love to help you find your spot on the lake.

Not Just Another Pretty Face

You may have noticed that got a facelift recently.  The home page video now features my son, and our team's Buyer Specialist, Michael, on a morning slalom run, behind the boat I am driving, with my son-in-law, Trey, piloting our DJI drone in sport mode. We want the site to have a great look and feel, but that's not the reason it has become one of the most widely used lake-specific sites available.  Since its launch 11 years ago, we have provided information on every listed property on the lake from both the GA and the SC MLS systems. Most agents only subscribe to one of those systems. The multiple subscriptions are costly for us, but we think you are worth it. When I viewed the other agent sites today that have good Google recognition, I saw total active Lake Hartwell listing counts of 170, 248 and 269. At, we are showing 559 at the time of this post. In addition to the property information, we also have great information allowing you to compare Lake Hartwell to other lakes, and the lake's best Water Depth Guide allowing you to compare properties objectively. Please take some time to explore the site and let us know how we can make it easier for you to find your spot on the lake.

Keller Williams Realty Lake Hartwell
Lake Hartwell Real Estate

Phone: 678-469-9917

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This is the first time I’ve ever felt good about paying a REALTOR commission. Tom and his team added value in every phase. They gave us good tips before listing, referred us to a great local contractor for minor repairs, marketed the property to drive LOTS of showings, and guided us through the  negotiation and closing process. Added value-not just a sign in the yard. Tom R.
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