Articles and News

Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Neighbors

March 30, 2018

Congratulations on finding the perfect lake home! You’ve talked to your agent, the listing agent and even the sellers to get as much information as possible on the average cost of living in the area, the neighborhood and the homeowner’s association. By now, you are probably thinking there can’t possibly be any more questions to […]

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Smart Home Tech for Seniors

March 27, 2018

Smart gadgets for your home are becoming more and more commonplace. But homeowners don’t have to be tech gurus to make smart updates to their homes, especially those who are reaching  retirement age. The”aging in place” movement emphasizes how smart home improvements can help the baby boomer generation save money, time, and energy though simple […]

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Springtime Front Door Makeovers You’ll Love

March 16, 2018

Spring is a time to renew, refresh and revive your lake home. Give your front door a face lift with these fresh and fun ideas! Pick a Color, Any Color A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any space, but instead of just touching up the scuffs on your front door, consider painting […]

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Lake Real Estate Market Report for Winter 2018 Released

March 8, 2018

Winter 2018 Update to the Lake Real Estate Market Report Released Lake Homes Realty has released the Winter 2018 update to the firm’s proprietary Lake Real Estate Market Report. Covering more than 650 lake real estate markets across 13 states through the Southeast, Southwest, Northern, and Northeast United States, the report is the nation’s most comprehensive look at […]

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Weekend Fun: Charity Poker Runs Across the U.S.

March 4, 2018

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your weekend at the lake, try your hand at one of the nation’s many powerboat poker runs. These family-friendly events not only provide lake lovers a chance to win some great prizes, but proceeds are often donated to local charities and lake organizations. Lake Lanier, Georgia […]

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Protecting Your Pets: Animal Safety While Showing Your Home

March 2, 2018

Not all loved ones walk on two legs. In 2017, the ASPCA reported 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats were owned as pets in the U.S.; and that doesn’t even include the birds, reptiles and a large number of other animal kept by Americans! In fact, nearly 68 percent of the country’s population owns at least one pet. […]

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Handyman 101: Replacing a Toilet Handle

February 23, 2018

A good thing to learn is how to replace a toilet handle. Whether it is busted, rusted, cracked, or you just want to put a new one on, here are a few do-it-yourself tips. Fortunately, replacing a toilet handle is fairly inexpensive and easy to do. Remove the Tank Lid The first thing you’ll need […]

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President’s Day Special: Lakes Named for the Nation’s Leaders

February 16, 2018

Originally observed in honor of George Washington’s February 22 birthday, President’s Day, was first celebrated, following his death, in 1799. Appropriately dubbed “Washington’s Birthday,” the day was declared a federal holiday in the Washington D.C. area in the late 1970s. The holiday gained national recognition in 1885, and in 1971 the Uniform Monday Holiday Act renamed the […]

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Lake Dates Your Valentine Will Love

February 9, 2018

Love is in the air and lovers are on the water. If you’re hooked on someone special this year, make their Valentine’s Day one to remember with these great lake date ideas. Set Sail There’s just something romantic about a sail boat. Fortunately, you don’t have own one, or be a master sailor, to make […]

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Most Commonly Forgotten Moving Tasks

February 2, 2018

Moving can be a stressful affair. From closing on the property, packing, transporting, unpacking and everything in between, it is easy to forget some of the most important jobs associating with a move. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these most commonly missed moving tasks to help ensure your next move goes a little […]

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