Third quarter sales of Lake Hartwell properties were down over last quarter and over third quarter of 2016.  Average sales prices were steady, however, with 76 homes being sold at an average price of $349,830, and 20 vacant lots sold with an average price or $143,170.  Due to a reduction in the number of available homes, the absorption rate was only up slightly to 11 months.  The absorption rate is the number of  months it would take to sell the existing inventory at the existing rate of sales.  A balanced market is 6 months, so today's buyer still has the opportunity to pick up a great property at a great price.  Give us a call so we can help you find your spot on the lake.