2018 3rd Quarter Lake Sales Activity
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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 the growth in Atlanta – in population, traffic and corporate headquarters, many are seeking our slice of paradise like never before.  Clayton is also experiencing growth but in a very good way.  The new businesses that have opened this year are thriving and breeding more in the future. Lake buyers are no longer looking at lake homes as just a second home.  Many are planning to make their lake home their primary home, if not now, in the future.

The Lake Team is proud to by the platinum sponsor for one of our favorite events in Rabun County — The Great Artdoors Festival at the Hambidge Center taking place on October 13th in Rabun Gap.  If you have never been, we think you might enjoy it.

Our market continues to be very positive in many areas. We experiencing multiple offers on well-priced properties and a trend of shorter days on the market.  This is a great time to ask for a market analysis of your home, so please give us a call.

                                                      Lake Burton                       Lake Rabun               Seed Lake
2017 Listed                                                          37                              14                            2
2018 Listed                                                         40                               11                             6
2015 Sold                                                             39                              27                             1
2016 Sold                                                             40                              25                             2
2017 Sold                                                             40                              13                             9
2018 Sold                                                             46                             14                             7
Pending Sale                                                          5                               7                             2
Active                                                                    66                             20                             9
Average Days on MKT                                    960                           602                           154
2017 Avg. Sale Price                           $1,403,757                        $994,784                     $549,028
2018 Avg. Sale Price                          $1,420,033                      $1,001,367                      $479,672



The Lake Burton market is VERY dynamic at the moment and buyers are clamoring for more inventory.  This year 46 homes have already sold with another 5 pending sales. This compares to 33 sales at this same time in 2017! Undoubtedly there will be more sales in 2018 than any other year on Lake Burton as the previous record was 47 in 2013.

For details of recent activity, please click on any of the links below.


In 2017 only 9 homes had sold by the end of September compared to 14 that have sold so far this year. In addition, 7 properties are pending sale.  Sales in 2018 will certainly exceed 2017 in sales on Lake Rabun.  The decreasing inventory has been the continuing story of 2018.

For details of recent activity, please click on any of the links below.


7  properties have sold so far this year and another 2 are pending sale.  We expect 2018 to equal or exceed 2017 as the best year ever despite the low inventory.

If you are thinking of selling, this is an excellent time as buyers are intrigued by the charms and price points of Seed Lake. Please give The Lake Team a call for a market analysis of your home.

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