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8 October 2018 - 18:40, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, 1 comment
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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, No comments
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....
Rabun County Lake
1 April 2018 - 13:51, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
March ended with a flurry of activity for the Lake Team. So far in 2018, we have closed six lake homes and have three more pending sale. We are working hard with many buyers to find the perfect spot in time for the summer. As June and July are traditionally the peak months for closings,...
23 March 2018 - 20:33, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Although the Lake Team specializes in Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, and Seed Lake properties, we also represent some of the finest off-lake properties in Rabun County. 216 Outback Lane is such a property. What struck me immediately before arriving at Westwind Farm was the fantastic drive to the property. First of all, the Bettys Creek...
14 March 2018 - 18:21, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Rabun County, the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia, offers several alternatives to keep your body in peak shape to consume the local produce and protein prepared and served in our many fine restaurants.  The fitness options include excellent personal training in your home, boutique indoor cycling and fitness studios and full-service fitness facilities. The...
Lake Burton Cottage for Sale
1 March 2018 - 15:26, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
February 2018 Sales Report February started and ended with a bang! In the first two months, ten properties have closed, and nine properties are still scheduled to close. It appears more pending sales may be coming based on our current negotiations on three more lake properties. The warmer weather and the rising lakes have “jump...
Clayton GA Restaurant
20 February 2018 - 18:46, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Over the past six years, Rabun County has gained the reputation of having some of the best restaurants in North Georgia making our community a true ‘foodie’ destination. In 2015, The State of Georgia designated Rabun County as the “Farm to Table Capital of Georgia”. Many of our local restaurants source fresh ingredients from local...
9 February 2018 - 12:53, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The word “appraisal” brings up different thoughts for different people. Love them or hate them an appraisal will be an integral part of real estate for the foreseeable future. So what is an appraisal you ask? An appraisal is an opinion of value. But not so plain or simple. The most common type of value...
8 February 2018 - 23:47, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
January 2018 Recap The lake market has reached record numbers in January. Over $12 million in Rabun County lake home sales were recorded during the month. Historically, January is slow, and these sales could bode well for the next eleven months. There are still five lake homes pending sale that will close in the next...
Lake Rabun
31 October 2016 - 16:35, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Lake Rabun has looked like something out of a dream the last 2 weeks. Every morning from 8-9a it’s covered in a swirling soup of fog and steam. So cool. If you decide to make this drive, be sure to visit the 4 waterfalls near Lake Rabun at the link.
28 October 2016 - 14:09, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Congratulations to both our seller and buyer of this fantastic Lake Burton property that closed today. This marks the 115th lake home that The Lake Team has sold! For details of this sale, please visit

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