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.