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9 September 2019 - 19:58, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Not long ago Southern Lady Magazine wrote this about Lake Rabun, “Welcoming families for nearly a century, Georgia’s Lake Rabun is a pocket of paradise where time seems to stand blessedly still. Nestled in northern Georgia, in a town fittingly named Lakemont, the Lake Rabun area has specialized in old-fashioned family fun since the early...
19 July 2019 - 15:53, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
As much as I would like to think that I invented my favorite lake activity- “Floating,” it is obvious from this picture that I did not. I cannot count the number of hours I have spent “Floating” with friends and family on the lake. Much like I used to pick up the phone to call...
11 June 2019 - 13:51, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
When I recently joined The Lake Team, I was asked to write a Bio for our Flyers.  Here is what I wrote: As a child growing up in Atlanta, I always jumped at the chance to go to “The Lake” with friends. I frequented Lake Burton, Lake Rabun and Lake Seed, but Lake Rabun always...
19 March 2019 - 14:41, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
When looking in Rabun County for a special place on the lakes for full or part-time living many focus on Lake Rabun and Lake Burton. While the serenity and beauty of these lakes are undeniable and hard to beat in all of the Southeastern US, one should not overlook the splendor of Seed Lake. It...
11 February 2019 - 16:18, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
February is finally here after a very very long January. Aren’t we glad we are not in Chicago!! The demand for lakefront property continues even in the midst of winter. Three lake properties sold in January and The Lake Team was involved in two of the sales. Eight properties are under contract on Burton and...
28 January 2019 - 15:42, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
“Farm to table” is a phrase used with considerable frequency these days as people have come to realize that much of the food they eat take many detours on the way from the farm to the table. The essence of the phrase brings about the idea of fresh and wholesome food that comes directly from...
21 January 2019 - 23:48, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Flood insurance is something most of use do not have but wished we did if we ever need it. In fact, nationwide, only about 20% of homes at risk are covered by this specialized insurance. Your homeowners insurance generally will not compensate you if your property is damaged or destroyed by flood originating outside the...
lake Burton
31 December 2018 - 0:20, by , in Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, Comments off
As we end 2018 and launch into 2019, we want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our Sellers and Buyers. 2018 was the best year for Rabun County lake sales, Harry Norman Realtors Luxury Lake and Mountain, and The Lake Team! 89 lake homes sold in 2018 representing a 44% increase over...
14 November 2018 - 17:12, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The demand for our lakes remains at its highest level ever! Thus far in 2018, 78 homes have already traded hands and another 10 are pending sale in 2018.  This will result in approximately 88 lake homes sold this year!  Of these 88, the Lake Team is involved in 37% of these transactions! That is a...
8 October 2018 - 18:40, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
WOW! With only 95 properties on the market, there is less than an 18 months supply of inventory on all lakes and that is shrinking rapidly.  The inventory was once over a five year supply. With 67 properties already sold this year and another 14 pending, 2018 will turn out to be a record-breaking year. With...
3 October 2018 - 14:50, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
If you are out boating on Lake Rabun, Burton, or Seed, in Rabun County you may see some small railroad tracks on the side of a steep hill. Well, they are not railroad tracks rather they are tracks for an incline elevator. These are often called trams and even funiculars. Actually funicular is not accurate...
Lake Rabun Boathouse Jumper
12 July 2018 - 22:23, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
2018 finished the first half exceptionally strong, particularly given the shrinking inventory on the lakes. Lake Burton Lake Rabun Seed Lake 2015 Sold 39 27 1 2016 Sold 40 25 2 2017 Sold 40 13 9 2018 Sold 27 10 2 Pending Sale 8 2 1 Active 66 23 12 Average Days on MKT 1273...
Fireworks - Credit Peter McIntosh
28 June 2018 - 14:12, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Traditions run deep in these parts and Independence Day celebrations on Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, and Lake Yonah are no exception. Residents adorn their beautiful homes and boathouses with banners of red, white, and blue as BBQ, sliced watermelon and apple pie are prepared to fill the happy bellies of visiting friends and...
Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Ownership
12 June 2018 - 19:58, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Many potential buyers of Lake Burton, Seed Lake, and Lake Rabun properties ask us: “What is the difference between a fee simple lot and a Georgia Power lease lot?”. Please see the descriptions of each lot type below: Fee Simple: Fee simple ownership is probably the most familiar form of ownership to buyers of residential...
4 June 2018 - 14:29, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The sun is shining as we write this, but there is still damage and flooding in Rabun County.  At times like these, the strength of our community shines as we all band together to help neighbors find lost canoes or raise their boats further above the water. The demand for our lakes will not slow...
24 May 2018 - 18:42, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
As we enter into Memorial Day weekend,  there are sure to be many boats out on Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, and Seed Lake.  We hope that everyone observes these basic rules: Operate your boat on the right side of the lake as if you were on a road. Do not operate any watercraft after dark...
11 May 2018 - 17:21, by , in Facebook Post, Comments off
In celebration of Spring, we’ve decided to share information about some of our most favorite waterfall hikes in the area. Minnehaha Falls – Considered one of the most beautiful cascades in the North Georgia mountains, Minnehaha Falls is a 100-foot cascade surrounded by lush rhododendron and mountain laurel. The hike is short and easy at...
3 May 2018 - 13:57, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Where have all the lake listings gone? For 2018, there have been 22 lake sales with another 13 pending sale. At this time in 2017, only 14 lake homes had sold. Additionally, there have only been 14 new listings this year, compared to 24 in 2017 at this time. Inventory continues to decline, and we...
26 April 2018 - 19:31, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Over the past three to four years, Rabun County as a whole has experienced a surge of new business growth especially on Main Street in Clayton.  The establishment of Nationally award-winning new eateries like Fortify Kitchen + Bar have helped create an even more enticing draw for tourism along with Fortify Pi, The Wicked Pig,...
lake Burton lake life
12 April 2018 - 0:49, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Hidden in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Rabun County, Georgia, you’ll find an oasis of refined yet relaxed lakeside living on Lake Burton. At an elevation of 1867 feet and encompassing 62 miles of shoreline, Lake Burton offers stunning views and an opportunity to commune with nature while enjoying friends and family....

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