Monday, August 20, 2018

New Homes Available Now At Lake Lanier!

New Homes Available Now At Lake Lanier!  Enjoy waterfront living in a brand new home with a boat slip option!  Call us for more details! 770-309-7531




Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Don't forget today is the day for our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Super Sunday Mega Open House Event from 2-5 p.m!


Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Real Estate Advisor – August 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Georgia Properties
Real Estate Advisor – August 2018


We are providing this monthly real estate advisor to keep you informed about the latest trends and issues in the real estate market. Remember that real estate is local and every market is different. Contact us to find out the specific details for your local area. If you know someone else who might be interested in receiving this report or who may benefit from our expertise, please let us know. Better information leads to better real estate decisions!
 

Below is the summary for Greater Metro Atlanta through July 2018. Click here for a more comprehensive market report slide deck.
  • The entry-level market has strong demand and very low inventory. Finding the right property is getting harder which is resulting in lower closings for this segment. The luxury market is a buyer’s market with buyers negotiating better pricing and terms.
  • Mortgage Rates are rising slowly which will impact affordability. Metro Atlanta continues to be very affordable relative to other metro areas around the country.
  • July Pending Contracts were down 1.5% from June and up 6% from the prior year. July Closings were down 8.9% from last month and up 1.8% from the prior year.
  • Year-to-Date Pended Sales units were up 4.6% versus the prior year. Year-to-Date Closings were up 2.9% versus the prior year.
  • The Average Sales Price for July was $321,000 – down 3.7% from last month and up 6.3% from last year. 2018 is on track to be the highest annual ASP on record.
  • Inventory for July was up 4.1% from last month and down 4.8% from last year.
  • Overall Months of Supply for July was 2.8 months. Six months is considered normal. Luxury properties took longer with homes above $1 million averaging 9 months and properties over $2 million averaging 35 months to close. The luxury market remains a buyer’s market in many areas.
  • The Average List-to-Sale Price Ratio was 97% for all price points. Many properties in high-demand areas are selling above list.
  • The latest Case-Shiller Index for Atlanta (7/31/18) was up 1% compared to the previous month. Metro Atlanta Home Values are up 76% from the bottom of March 2012. Increased home values are building equity and getting sellers back into the market.
  • Visit Prosperity Home Mortgage to meet one of our Mortgage Consultants. Ask about the Prosperity Buyer Advantage and our 7-Day Close program.
 

The Greater Metro Atlanta area is home to thousands of elementary, middle and high schools. Safe Kids USA offers the following Top Back to School Safety Tips:
Reminders for Drivers:
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones.
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving.
Reminders for Kids:
  • Kids should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
  • Make sure kids always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
 
Our next MEGA Open House Events are Sunday, August 19th plus Sunday, September 9th and September 23rd from 2pm – 5pm. There will be hundreds of beautiful open houses available and one lucky sweepstakes winner will get a cool Amazon Alexa Prize Package.
MEGA Open House Events are a very effective component of our Advanced Property Marketing for our seller clients. We run extensive open house ads on Zillow plus FacebookInstagramGoogle and WAZE to generate interest from potential buyers.
If you know anyone interested in listing their home, contact us so we can get them scheduled for a MEGA Open House Event!
 

Labor Day is Monday September 3, 2018. Together, we will celebrate the contributions of workers across America. Labor Day has also become the symbolic end of the summer season - although summer officially ends on September 22. In high society, Labor Day is the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker. 
There is some debate over who first proposed the celebration of Labor Day back in 1882. Some believe it was a gentleman named Matthew Maguire who was serving as the secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. Others believe it was Peter McGuire of the American Federation of Labor who had seen a similar celebration in Canada. Regardless of which Maguire/ McGuire, we are all happy this popular federal holiday now exists.

Labor Day is also the unofficial start of football season! High school, college and NFL teams will be underway. May your favorite teams play well!

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is bringing real estate to Alexa and Google Home. Just enable the “Atlanta Real Estate” skill to search properties, check home values and get the latest real estate market update. Enable your Atlanta Real Estate skill today and check it out! You never know – Alexa may help you find the home of your dreams!

We would be honored to assist you or someone you know with their real estate needs. We are experts in the local market and have access to proprietary information sources that are not available to the public. Better information leads to better decisions!


Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Our Berkshire Hathaway Mega Open House Event Is This Sunday August 19th From 2-5 P.M. Come Check Out 119 Winter Hawk Cove On The Waterfront At Lake Lanier!

Our Berkshire Hathaway Mega Open House Event Is This Sunday, August 19th From 2-5 P.M.  Come Check Out 119 Winter Hawk Cove On The Waterfront At Lake Lanier!


Our Realtor Associate, Mike Liberatore, will be hosting the Open House on our fabulous new listing at 119 Winterhawk Cove in Dawsonville, GA.  Come meet Mike and learn more about this gorgeous property.  We'll have answers to all of your questions about this custom-built, luxury home.  You'll also have a chance to register to win an Amazon Alexa Prize Pack, get a free home value estimate on your home, and receive information on market trends!  Call us for assistance if you are on the lake and want to stop in by boat.  The home is waterfront and has a covered double-slip dock available for you, and we'll help you dock your boat before you view the home.  Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to see your new Lake Lanier dream home!

Click Here For More Details!

Property Description

Luxury Lake Lanier waterfront home on the deep water of scenic Thompson Creek! Meticulously built in 2006 with the finest materials & attention to detail! Four large bedrooms, four full baths, two nicely appointed kitchens, hardwood floors, tongue & groove ceilings, quartz counters, tumble stone backsplash, and two custom-built stone fireplaces that are absolutely stunning! Other interior features include a huge bonus room/office, finished terrace level, oversized two car garage with a third boat garage/workshop below on the terrace level. There are plenty of additional rooms to use as bedrooms, an office, gym, and more! Exterior features include a gated entry, a new outbuilding, a gently sloped lot, easy access to a double-slip dock with party deck that has new flotation, electric power, and rip-rapped shoreline! This home is so perfect and is a must see home if you are shopping for a high-quality luxury lake home in the $700,000 to $800,000 price range!  It was built by the current owner, who is a builder and created this lovely property as his own luxury residence.

Click Here For All Of The Beautiful Photos Of 119 Winterhawk Cove!

Aerial view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Front view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Lake view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Double-slip dock with party deck 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Terrace level patio 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Rear porch 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Rear Porch 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Great Room View with stunning custom-built fireplace 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Front Entry 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Guest bedroom on main level 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Dining room 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Great room 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Main level kitchen 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Master bedroom 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA


Click Here For Beautiful Photos Of The Terrace Level And More Of 119 Winterhawk Cove!






Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Our Newest Lake Lanier Waterfront Home For Sale Is A Builder's Own Custom, Luxury Lake Home At 119 Winterhawk Cove On Thompson Creek!

Our Newest Lake Lanier Waterfront Home For Sale Is A Builder's Own Custom, Luxury Lake Home At 119 Winterhawk Cove On Thompson Creek!

Step inside this Lake Lanier waterfront home and you'll be stunned at what you find!  This property is an absolute must-see home!  True builder quality and attention to detail with all of the features and comforts that you could ever want in a Lake Lanier property!

Property Description

Luxury Lake Lanier waterfront home on the deep water of scenic Thompson Creek! Meticulously built in 2006 with the finest materials & attention to detail! Four large bedrooms, four full baths, two nicely appointed kitchens, hardwood floors, tongue & groove ceilings, quartz counters, tumble stone backsplash, and two custom-built stone fireplaces that are absolutely stunning! Other interior features include a huge bonus room/office, finished terrace level, oversized two car garage with a third boat garage/workshop below on the terrace level. There are plenty of additional rooms to use as bedrooms, an office, gym, and more! Exterior features include a gated entry, a new outbuilding, a gently sloped lot, easy access to a double-slip dock with party deck that has new flotation, electric power, and rip-rapped shoreline! This home is so perfect and is a must see home if you are shopping for a high-quality luxury lake home in the $700,000 to $800,000 price range!  It was built by the current owner, who is a builder and created this lovely property as his own luxury residence.

Click Here For All Of The Beautiful Photos Of 119 Winterhawk Cove!

Aerial view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Front view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Lake view 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Double-slip dock with party deck 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Terrace level patio 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Rear porch 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Rear Porch 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Great Room View with stunning custom-built fireplace 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Front Entry 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Guest bedroom on main level 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Dining room 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Great room 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Main level kitchen 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA

Master bedroom 119 Winterhawk Cove, Dawsonville, GA


Click Here For Beautiful Photos Of The Terrace Level And More Of 119 Winterhawk Cove!





Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

This Is One Of The Least Expensive Lake Lanier Waterfront Lots With A Boat Slip Option Available For Sale In Luxurious Harbour Point Yacht Club!

This Is One Of The Least Expensive Lake Lanier Waterfront Lots With A Boat Slip Option Available For Sale In Luxurious Harbour Point Yacht Club!

Property Description:

Gorgeous Lake Lanier waterfront lot in the gated, luxury community of Harbour Point! Unique, level, build site features scenic views of Lake Lanier's Chestatee River & an unbeatable cul-de-sac location! Plenty of room for your new home and backyard oasis w/pool! Enjoy benefits of Harbour Point including the clubhouse, pool, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, restaurant, fitness center, resident social activities, marina, & the option to keep your boat in a secured, covered, in-water slip inside this beautiful resort community! Potential owner financing available!




Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Welcome To The Weekend At Lake Lanier! The Getaway Video Courtesy Of The Social Outlet USA!

Welcome To The Weekend At Lake Lanier!  The Getaway Video Courtesy Of The Social Outlet USA!


Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

A Very Special Offer At 9055 Hayes Drive! Come Create Your Masterpiece On Lake Lanier At Cloister Cove!

If you're looking to build your dream home on the waterfront of Lake Lanier AND be on the south end of the lake in Forsyth County, this exclusive lot in Cloister Cove offers beautiful views, close proximity to the water and an affordable price!



Click Here For More Details On 9055 Hayes Drive

Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Lake Lanier Weekends!


Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lake Lanier Waterfront Home Sales Semi-Annual Report YTD 2018 Versus YTD 2017! Let's Check The Trends!

Lake Lanier Waterfront Home Sales Semi-Annual Report YTD 2018 Versus YTD 2017!  Let's Check The Trends!



The numbers are in for Lake Lanier home sales for Year-To-Date 2018! Here is a brief recap of the home sales as reported in our comparative market analysis that we will provide via SlideShare later in this article.

Lake Lanier waterfront homes sold YTD 2018/2017:  186 / 151

The highest home price sale was YTD 2018/2017:  $1,500,000 / $2,000,000

The lowest home price sale was YTD 2018/2017:  $87,000 / $148,000

The average home price sale was YTD 2018/2017:  $555,838 / $557,836







Our market analysis is generated at the beginning of each month. It is designed to show you Lake Lanier home sales statistics. Each month, we search the First Multiple Listing Service for home sales (closings) based on the following criteria:

Area: All counties with frontage on Lake Lanier. Specifically Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall, and Gwinnett counties.

Status: Sold (Closed Transactions)

Lake Frontage: The home must be a waterfront property on Lake Lanier as described as lake frontage in the First Multiple Listing Service.

Property Category: Our analysis includes only residential detached homes as categorized in FMLS.

This market analysis is deemed to be accurate but is not warranted. It is meant to give a general idea and overview of the current housing market for waterfront homes on Lake Lanier.


Lake Sidney Lanier Homes is the most comprehensive online source for information on Lake Lanier homes for sale and Lake Lanier area real estate. View the latest Lake Lanier home listings, foreclosures, lots, land, sales trends and real estate topics on Lake Lanier. Arthur Prescott is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Certified Residential Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. He has over a decade of Lake Lanier real estate experience. If you would like to schedule a free buyer or seller consultation, please feel free to contact us directly at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com or 770-844-8484 or email us at Arthur.Prescott@BHHSGeorgia.com.