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By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Georgia's Lake Country* market continued its five year rebound in 2017, with just over 1600 sales generating $479 million in volume - that's an increase of 26% in volume and 7% in units over 2016 - and more than 125% in units and volume compared to 2012!  Five straight years of steady double digit increases have brought the market volume beyond 2004-2006 levels. Lakefront home sales soared, there were 191 single family homes sold last year, a big jump from the 163 sold last year.  Average sold price also increased to $717K from $602K, higher than any year recorded except for 2008 - and when we look at the fact that the 112 homes currently available average over $1.1M in asking price - this indicates a lack of inventory at the lower price points causing some buyers to consider building a...
By Jonathan & Alyce Vining, Lake Oconee Realtors
(Lake Oconee)
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The Vining Group's Spring 2017 Newsletter is available!!  We discuss the Lake Oconee real estate market -- 2016 year-end data, along with our expectations for 2017!  Click on the image below to check it out!                                                    To stay up-to-date with the Lake Oconee real estate market trends, visit our website at LiveLakeOconee.com 
By Jonathan & Alyce Vining, Lake Oconee Realtors
(Lake Oconee)
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Harbor Club, one of Lake Oconee's golf and lake communities, has 1,000 acres of beautiful land and boasts miles of Lake Oconee waterfront real estate. This premier community offers resort-style living and is conveniently located halfway between Augusta and Atlanta, and 40 miles south of Athens.  You have easy access to these larger, more populated cities, while residing in the quaint, more close-knit community of Greensboro, Georgia.  Enjoy Georgia's seasonal weather while working on your golf game, participating in one of the many lake activities, or just strolling along the paved roads of this extraordinary, gated community.   Are you a golf enthusiast?  If so, then you will appreciate Harbor Club's award-winning 18-hole golf course.  It was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish an...
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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  Are you dreaming of living in the heart of Lake Oconee, with a budget under $200,000?    You could be on the lake whenever you like if you lived here – the Swords Public access boat ramp is just a mile from your driveway, and the Blue Springs and Sugar Creek Marinas are less than 10 minutes away.         This affordable ranch home has 1911sf, and was built in 2005, with features usually found in more expensive homes like an exterior stone accent wall and a stone fireplace.        The living room is large with vaulted ceilings, and opens to the formal dining room. You’ll love the wood floors in the kitchen and breakfast room.     The spacious master bedroom includes a private sitting room and ensuite bath with separate shower and tub. Two additional bedrooms share a full bath.       Th...
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Friday's closing was special. Unlike most closings, the seller proceeds will not buy another home. These proceeds, doubled by a 100% match, will support work to bring the gift of sight. You see, after her husband passed, my seller decided to move out of the area and gift her lovely home to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Incredibly, the gift was matched 100% by a generous donation from the Gund family.    Shortly after, a wonderful cash buyer emerged, and we closed on Friday. To maximize the gift, I accepted only the listing side commission. Its not everyday you get to be part of raising more than three quarters of a million dollars, for a great cause. I'll be chosen to market many more georgia farms for sale, but the memory of this one will live on. Yesterday was a very good day in ...
By Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
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Georgia has some of the nicest lakes anywhere!  The above is a picture I took while visiting Lake Oconee, a lake about an hour Southeast of Atlanta in Greensboro.  Lake Oconee has 374 miles of shoreline and a surface area of over 18,000 acres.  That's pretty large. This picture is one I took while staying on a weekend tour of Del Webb at Lake Oconee, I think the only Del Webb's only  Active Adult Communities on a lake. That is part of their community dock. There are many retirement homes and seasonal homes on Lake Oconee so their owners can enjoy that gorgeous beauty.  I have stayed at the Ritz Carlton Hotel right on Lake Oconee and sat around the large fire pit roasting mash mellows while watching the sun go down over the lake.  This is an experience that can't be beat. In additional ...
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Privacy is the one thing you usually have to sacrifice when buying a home on Lake Oconee.  The value of the lakeshore is so high, that most lots are just 100-150ft wide.  You can imagine how crowded the water can get on a nice holiday weekend, with boats and personal watercraft launching from the shoreline by the dozens.  The waves flair up, and the noise levels can be anything but bucolic! If your idea of lake living looks more like "On Golden Pond" , then you should consider the quiet north shore of Lake Oconee - like the Northwoods Subdivision, and this newer 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home with full daylight basement ready to finish. Priced to sell - just $420,000 - well below the average for a private lakefront home for sale on Lake Oconee   The moment you open the front door, the incr...
By Kim Logan, Kim Logan - Keller Williams Lake Oconee Realty
(KELLER WILLIAMS LAKE OCONEE)
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Lake Oconee area - New GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL construction is well underway!  The new hospital will be located at 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway, near the intersection of Hwy 44 and Carey Station Road.   The new hospital will enhance Greene County's appeal to individuals and businesses looking to re-locate in the Lake Oconee area, generating jobs in the health care industry, as well as providing great health care options for people in the area.       During a ground breaking ceremony on August 17, 2012, Rep. Mickey Channell told the crowd “It will, without a doubt, be one of the finest Critical Access Hospitals in the state of Georgia. This gift to our community by St. Mary’s and Catholic Health East will ensure a healthy future for all who live, work and visit here,” he stated. “Quality loc...
By Alan Kent, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Oconee )
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Lake Oconee Living Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2012 On January 11th the annual Lake Oconee Living Magazine Readers Choice Awards was held at the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton with all the fanfare of the Oscars in Hollywood. Every year they give awards for many categories of "Readers Choice" for best Restaurant, Best Restaurant Menu, Best Dessert, Best Venue, Best Photographer, Best Jewelry Shop, Best Musician, Best Event, Best organization, Best Development, etc. This year they added a new category of "Best Real Estate Agent!" I was shocked to hear that I was nominated, and in the top 3 finalists with Kim & Lin Logan with Keller Williams Realty Lake Oconee  and Judy Gilbert with Madison Realty. It's an honor to be nominated with such great agents in the same category. The event was w...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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Pike Nursery- Lake Oconee, Georgia. Pike Nurseries Lake Oconee at Reynolds Plantation welcomes customers to attend their Grand Opening this Saturday, April 14th! The newest branch of Atlanta’s Established Pike Nursery Garden Company is located at 1341 Linger Longer Road. The Lake Oconee branch first opened it’s doors on March 15th but will celebrate this Saturday with free food, store-wide discounts, and more. The day’s festivities kick off at 8 a.m. and for those who make a purchase Pike Nursery will be giving away over 1,000 plants and gardening goodies! From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. guests can enjoy complementary burgers and cake. Along with free giveaways they’ll also be offering store-wide discounts and specials on your favorite spring gardening products like Spring Annuals, ‘August...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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  If You're A Southerner, You'll ♥ This! Southerners know their summer weather report: Humidity Humidity Humidity ------------------------- Southerners know their vacation spots: The beach The rivuh The crick -------- Southerners know everybody's first name: Honey Darlin' Shugah -------- Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts: Fried Green Tomatoes Driving Miss Daisy Steel Magnolias Gone With The Wind ----------- Southerners know their religions: Bapdiss Methdiss Football -------------- Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Chawl'stn S'vanah N'awlins Mobeel Addlanna --------------- Southerners know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform Men in tuxedos Rhett Butler ----------------- Southern girls know their prime real estate: The Mall The Country Cl...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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Wordless Wednesday- Flying High Above Bora Bora.   I keep finding myself looking back through old travel photos...   Apparently (probably like many of you), I need a vacation. This was soooo much fun!    
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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Play Some Golf, Save A Pet! Humane Society Fundraiser at Silver Moon. The Oconee Regional Humane Society Master's Golf Pool is here at The Silver Moon! For just $10 you put together your fantasy pool of golfers that are in this year's Masters tourny and if they have a good week then you could be the winner of a $500 gift certificate to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation! All proceeds go towards The ORHS. In 2011, the completely volunteer based group at ORHS, with no permanent adoption facilities and working only through foster homes for cats and dogs, rescued and adopted more than 500 animals and performed over 800 spayed and neuters. For just a mere $10, you could help those efforts for 2012 and have a great time in the process! So come out and see us at The Silver Moon tonigh...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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Top 5 Questions: Builder References-Lake Oconee, Georgia. Helping someone achieve the dream of selling or buying a home is a great pleasure for me as an Agent. I get as much satisfaction in the end result as they do. As a REALTOR® we know that nothing speaks louder for us than a referral or reference from someone we've helped. We can only hope that it's speaking loudly in a good way! Many businesses rely on references and referrals. Builders are no exception. Chris Hilsman, of Pilot Builders on Lake Oconee, and his incredible team were the masterminds behind the house in ABC's Extreme Home Makeover that was completed last summer. They've also constructed hundreds of gorgeous homes here around the lake area and have established quite a rolodex of happy homeowners. This morning he sent ou...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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You're Invited! Masters Week Open House. Bank South, Loan South, & Coldwell Banker would like to invite you to our annual Masters Week Open House. It's a wonderful opportunity to come and meet other members of our great community. This year's event will include a putting contest with prizes! Food, non alcoholic, and alcoholic beverages will be served. Thursday's first round will be televised so you don't have to miss a single minute of the tournament. Just another way that the Bank South, Loan South, & Coldwell Banker Team like to show Lake Oconee and those who visit just how much we appreciate your business. Thank you for helping make Coldwell Banker the #1 Real Estate Company on the Lake!
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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With Masters Weeks Just Around The Corner, Goodwin Manor Is A Hole In One! Masters Week is huge for the Lake Oconee area. Just 70 miles west of Augusta, Lake Oconee fills up with people from all over the world who have come to celebrate one of golf's most elite events. With over 8 world class, award winning golf courses all within 10 miles of each other, Lake Oconee obviously is a golf lovers dream! Cuscowilla, Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds Landing, and Harbor Club are just a few of the places where guests can play a round one day and then go watch the best in the world compete the next. You're sure to be worn out after all that activity so a good place to rest your head is important. If you're coming to the lake area and are still in need of accomodations, check out The Goodwin Manor i...
By Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country)
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OPAS releases part of Summer Concert Series-Lake Oconee, Georgia. The spring and summer here is always a fun and exciting time. There's a vibe you get from the energy. During the day the lake is hopping with boats full of families and friends all out enjoying themselves. At night the restaurants fill up and it's so much fun to see the pink glow on the faces of the kids from having spent a day in the sun. To me, summer nights filled with music make time here on Lake Oconee just that much more special. OPAS (Oconee Performing Arts Society) has released some of the acts that will help make up this years Summer Concert Series here in the Lake Oconee area one of the best to date. There's a calendar of events on their website that you can check out to see when and where your favorite acts wil...

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