Articles and News

Remodel Your Basement for More Space at the Lake

October 29, 2018

When it comes time to do some lake home renovations, many homeowners consider improving the landscaping, updating the kitchen, and painting the walls. But what about creating a new space for your family to enjoy, without having to add-on to the existing structure? Look no further than your basement! Often, these spaces are used as […]

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3 Lake-Inspired Closing Gifts Your Clients will Love

October 26, 2018

Sometimes it’s nice to show a little gratitude. Presenting clients with a gift after closing on a property is a way for agents to show their appreciation of the client’s patronage as well as congratulate them on their sale or purchase. Closing gifts help ensure clients walk away feeling valued by their agent. They’re also […]

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Long Live the Real Estate Agent! Realtors Still Reign Despite Technology

October 24, 2018

In an age where cell phones are smart and “Google” is a verb, it’s no surprise technology has taken root in real estate’s back yard. And while this relationship has been mutual so far, Silicon Valley is inching closer and closer toward total takeover. Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report 2017 however, indicates this mission will […]

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Smith Mountain Lake: The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains

October 17, 2018

In Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is a big deal. Nestled in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge” stretches across three rural counties in southwestern Virginia, including Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania. With 20,800 acres and 580 miles of shoreline, the 40-mile long reservoir easily dwarfs every other lake in the […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning a Lake Home

October 12, 2018

Home ownership is a big deal, and a large part of the American dream. And when that home is a lake home, it makes the dream even more vivid. But owning a home is no walk in the park. It requires long-term commitment and a ton of responsibility to keep the place up and running. […]

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Lake Home Financing and Equity: What You Need to Know

October 10, 2018

Home equity, or the difference between the value of your home and what you still owe, is a key component of your finances. Your equity can act as a financial cushion for emergencies, or provide your family with a healthy nest egg for the future. In fact, building equity is one of the first steps […]

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Finally Fall: The Perfect Lake Activities for Autumn

October 3, 2018

It’s the greatest time of year! Yes, lake lovers, the dog days of summer are over and fall is finally upon us. This means hay rides, haunted houses and every excuse in the world to cheat on your diet. One of the main reasons lakes are better than beaches is because in autumn, lakes are […]

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Why Lakes Are Superior to Beaches

September 28, 2018

Lakes or beaches? When it comes down to the difference between lake living and beach bumming, it’s all about personal preference. To be fair, beaches have their perks. The sight, sound and smell of white-crested waves lapping on the shore at sunset; towering palm trees swaying in the wind; strong, unpredictable gusts of winds that […]

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Florida’s Lakes and Lake Communities – Kissimmee, Avon Park and Inverness Areas

September 26, 2018

Central Florida’s more than 150 lakes and lake communities are perfect havens for those buyers who crave the peace and calm of traditional lake living, but enjoy the conveniences of urban life. Perhaps the state’s best kept secret, these lakes and lake communities boast well over $1 billion in real estate! The Kissimmee, Avon Park […]

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Florida’s Lakes and Lake Communities – Orlando and Lakeland/Winter Haven Areas

September 26, 2018

For many people, “Florida” is synonymous with never-ending sunshine, dazzling beaches, crashing waves and crisp ocean air. However, many fail to acknowledge the Sunshine State’s best kept secret: its more than 30,000 lakes and lake communities. In Central Florida alone there is more than $1.15 billion in lake real estate on the market. Convenient to […]

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