Milledgeville, GA Real Estate News

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
The Deep Roots Festival, fka The Sweetwater festival (yeah some stupid beer company sued them to stop using that name even though "Oconee" means sweet water), will be this Saturday, October 22 2016The Deep Roots Festival is a cultural arts and music Festival that is located in historic downtown Milledgeville and composed of regional and national talents, artists and vendors.  It beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from blue grass to rock and roll, artist market, and a KidZone.The Festival will also hold a GBA  sanctioned BBQ cook-off contest featuring the ever popular people's choice award that will draw BBQ connoisseurs from around the southeast. Starts at 10:30 sharp, first come, first serve.The Festival has been named one the Southeast...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
A transaction that occurred in March led to some revelations for looking at the data for February. I'll explain, but first let's get to the data.Looking at price first, because this is where I had my... oh let me look at THAT moment this month because the price, as you can see the price hasn't been this low since 2013.  The average sales price was just $181,146 and the median sales price was at $154,500.  I wondered why the drop of 50,000 in just a month and there turns out to be two important things to factor into this month's numbers. The first is location, some of the under 100,000 homes weren't really on "Lake Sinclair", but were far upstream on tributaries that run into them and agents don't know the difference and check "Lake Sinclair" and not river. And a second thing of not occu...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
There is so much to love about this wonderful home.  The landscaping is beautiful with beautiful blooms from spring to fall. There's a two car garage, nice greatroom with fireplace, 3 bedrooms with a roomy master, 2 full baths, lovely dining area in a bay window, but my personal favorite room is the sunroom.  It over looks a nice level back yard where you can have lots of bird feeders and watch nature. It would also be a great place for dogs to play or for children to have a nice swing set. Mostly I think you will LOVE the price.  It's under $150,000. Not many homes in this price range.Call Lane Realty to see this home right away.  I don't think it will be on the market long. If you haven't already been pre-approved we'll be happy to recommend a lender to that as well.  706-485-9668
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
I expect that June wasn't just a fluke. I think that we can expect "similar" numbers at the end of this month. At the half way point we're reporting just under 1/3 of the totals of June, but the price is slightly higher. The days on the market are up again, but that also means that some of those lingering listings are getting off the market. The high DOM was 973. Nope, not kidding, it was on the market for more than two and half years.  The great news is the low DOM was 4 and also the % of Sold to List price has climbed again to an average of 95.93% which is great.  So can we close another 21 listings to tie the number that sold in June?  I'm betting yes.
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Getting married? Have an anniversary party or other big event in 2015? Come see what downtown Milledgeville has to offer! Milledgeville Main Street/DDA and the downtown businesses have teamed up to host the first Strolling Bridal and Event Showcase in downtown Milledgeville. The Strolling event showcase will be held on March 7th from 11am-4pm. Many of the downtown merchants will have displays in and outside of their businesses with information about their service offerings for weddings and events. Downtown Milledgeville has a wide variety of Catering, Florists, Vintage Décor Rental, Salon Services, Jewelry and Gifts, Clothing, Tuxedo Rentals, Bakery’s, and more. It will be everything a girl needs to have that dream wedding except the groom. You're on your own for that.Businesses will al...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Yesterday I posted about the former Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville,  today I'd like to share a little about the actual old Capitol Building. It's current on the campus of Georgia Military College, but also houses a wonderful museum.  Milledgeville Georgia- County Seat of Baldwin County that borders beautiful Lake Sinclair was THE ONLY city ever built exclusively to be a state capital.  I'm sure many of you might have know that Atlanta Georgia was not always our capital.  Milledgeville Georgia served as the capital from 1808 to 1868.  You can tour the former Governor's mansion which also at one time served as the residence for the dean of Georgia State College and University.   You can also tour the Old Capital Museum which is now located on the campus of Georgia Military College. M...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
This afternoon I was surprised by fellow AR friend Thom Abbott with a visit.  We visited at the office a while and then we headed to downtown Milledgeville.  We had a nice dinner at the Brick and then did a very quick (it was both dark and chilly) But I got to show off our former governor's mansion. It's really a beautiful building and I have actually had dinner in there once. Times: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 2pm-4pm - Tours held on the hourPhone: 478-445-4545Admission: $10 per person, $7 seniors & pre-booked tours, $2 studentsVisit Website If you get to Milledgeville Georgia I highly recomment you visit the former Governor's mansion Check out this virtual tour The Mansion is the former Governor's Mansion from the era when Milledgeville was the Capital of Georgia.  Those years were 1804 ...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
I've been showing you bits and pieces of my new listing for a while.  First the amazing few a couple of weeks ago. Then yesterday three of my favorite photos.  Well I went to work on New Year's Day so you would not have to wait any longer. This home is over 5.600 feet of heated and cooled space plus a partially finished daylight basement.  It's a magnificent antique jewel with a twist.  The home was constructed in the mid 70's from material from three 19th century homes.  The heartwood pine floors that have been reclaimed were beautifully refinished just a couple of years ago and look beautiful.  The kitchen features modern stainless steel appliances and tile counter tops.  It's bright and has a lot of space. Not only is there a formal dining room there is a wonderful lake side breakfas...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Why didn't my Lake Sinclair house sell? A unique look when I wasn't trying to list the property. Today I did a 'favor' for a friend who is a commercial real estate agent.  She has some listings for a client in town that are commercial and the client also owns some lake property.  So I wasn't after the listing, I was involved as a voice of experience to a friend. The house has been on the market for nearly 600 days.   It spent 6 weeks marked as "pending" and didn't close.  The house is a major fixer and the MLS indicates it needs some TLC.  The yard is a big fat mess There were just TWO photos in the MLS It's priced about $40,000 over the closest comps It's not hard to see and it's even very easy to say when I'm talking to my friend who is the agent for the owner.  Seeing this home has g...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Donald and I wandered around the old car show at the Deep Roots festival yesterday.  I saw an old chevy like my parents used to have, a 67 Camero like my friend David ... that was riding it when it caught on fire and yeah, it was toast.  Donald, he saw this former Military Police Hummer that is now GA state Patrol.  He was smitten.  They go way back! If you missed the Deep Roots Festival, you missed a great time.  Hope to see you there next year.  
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
It's a rare occassion that I get to just wander around downtown Milledgeville for any length of time.  Yesterday Donald and I enjoyed a morning out at the Deep Roots Festival and we did just that, enjoy some time strolling around.  And of course we had to hit the GMC campus. Georgia Military College has been in Milledgeville since 1879. However, before that this beautiful building was the 4th State Capitol of Georgia in the 1800s for a period of 60 years.
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
The Deep Roots Festival, fka The Sweetwater festival (yeah some stupid beer company sued them to stop using that name even though "Oconee" means sweet water), will be this Saturday, October 18, 2014 The Deep Roots Festival is a cultural arts and music Festival that is located in historic downtown Milledgeville and composed of regional and national talents, artists and vendors.  It bekons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from blue grass to rock and roll, artist market, and a KidZone. The Festival will also hold a GBA  sanctioned BBQ cookoff contest featuring the ever popular people's choice award that will draw BBQ connoisseurs from around the southeast. Starts at 10:30 sharp, first come, first serve. The Festival has been named one the Southea...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
RENEW OUR RIVERS CLEAN UP DAY Lake Sinclair- Wednesday October 8, 2014 PLANT BRANCH 7:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. Guerry Brooks- 706-484-7521 Sandra Hudson- 706-484-7509 Regina Linch 706-484-7206 Contact Georgia Power Company, 125 Wallace Dam Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 at 706-484-7500.  Let's help clean up our lake and make it beautiful.  Please notify Georgia Power at 706-484-7500 if you are planning to attend the clean up (lunch will be provided by various community and business donors). THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place and we would like to keep it that way for ourselves and visitors to enjoy.  If you are available that day, please consider donating your time to help.  There is something for everyone to do. Lunch will be provided as a generous thank you for your time.  ...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
There's no "right answer" for this question, but it is black and white.  As in it's in the contract, typed in black on white paper.  Time of possession is written into the contract in Georgia and that's when your keys will be delivered.  If the contract says "at closing" the time can vary a bit from the exact moment that you are sitting at the closing table at the attorney's office for funding or wire transfers to hit the bank. But when I read today that in some states you have to wait for documents to be recorded, that's not the case in Georgia.  If at the closing table the buyers have signed the deed and the loan is wired to the attorney and bank has released those funds and down payment has been wired or delivered by cashier's check then the seller walks out with a check and the buye...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
My Donald got us some great veggies last week and he got himself some beef ribs. There are SO many reasons to shop at a local Farmer's Market that I don't know where to begin. freshness of product supporting local farmers knowing stock is grass fed knowing eggs come from free range chickens keeping our dollars in the local economy doing business with your neighbors I hope the weather cooperates in August. It's been a very strange July with cooler and wetter conditions than we're used to seeing. The location is the Presbyterian Church                            210 South Wayne Street Fall Line Farmers Market has a web page on Facebook you can "LIKE" to keep up with what's happening next and check out who the vendors will be.  Perhaps as time goes on it will grow and more vendors will par...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
I bet most of you could guess that Georgia's state song is Georgia on my mind, but the other bit of "trivia" that I am going to share with you today I bet none of you will actually have known this before you read it.  If any of you did, let me know.  I'll be surprised, but of course I'll take your word for it. Milledgeville Georgia- County Seat of Baldwin County that borders beautiful Lake Sinclair was THE ONLY city ever built exclusively to be a state capital.  I'm sure many of you might have know that Atlanta Georgia was not always our capital.  Milledgeville Georgia served as the capital from 1808 to 1868.  You can tour the former Governor's mansion which also at one time served as the residence for the dean of Georgia State College and University.   You can also tour the Old Capital...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Today a buyer that I have been working with for a while call  me to make plans to come to the lake this weekend to take a second look at some homes they saw just two weekends ago. They asked me about the first one they wanted to see and I checked... pending... second one.... nope it's pending too and I didn't have to look because another agent in my office sold it.  And they are now through all the inspections and have loan approval, so they're good to go for closing. My buyers are still going to come to the lake this weekend, but only to look at a couple of new homes that have just come on the market this week.  This seems to happen in our market this time of the year.  Tomorrow I hope to have time to do my April Lake Sinclair market report.  I had planned to do it today, but yesterday...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Well we are seeing a traditional slow down that we see around the holidays at Lake Sinclair.  Most of our market is second/vacation homes and folks aren't typically shopping for homes to put under the tree.  But hey, if you want to be extravagant this year call me and I'm sure I can help you find the perfect home and wouldn't a wrapped up deed be great in a pretty box under the tree? 10 homes closed on Lake Sinclair in November.  That's down from October by 3, but still one more than closed in November of 2012 and 4 more than 2011. December seems to be quite sluggish as well.  We do have a few under contract, but only one lake home scheduled to close this month.  Of course I can be surprised.   While we dropped a bit below the high for the year which occurred in October it's so far ove...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Twice today, once by email and once someone who walked into our office have told me there is a scheduled draw-down for Lake Sinclair.  Well it's a Georgia Power owned lake so I called Georgia Power and not only is there no draw-down this month there isn't even one scheduled for the foreseeable future.  When they do occur it's a wonderful time for lake property owners to do work around their seawall and docks.  It's much easier to brace up permanent dock or do seawall repairs when the water is down.  And you can pull weeds and clean up trash on the bottom along your shoreline.  But it won't be this winter. Georgia Power is great about giving notice when a draw-down is scheduled.  Information can be found under the news table on Georgia power's site. It's a great place to book mark and ch...
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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Lake Sinclair was completed in 1953 and belongs to and is controlled by Georgia Power.  It also has a dam on the north end of the lake that backs up Lake Oconee.  This sister lake is why and how our lake stays full in drought situations.  Water is pumped back and forth between the lakes on a daily basis. The main flow of water for Lake Sinclair is the water from the Oconee River, but many smaller rivers and creeks also flow into Lake Sinclair: Little River Murder Creek Crooked Creek Cedar Creek Potato Creek Buck Creek Rooty Creek Cold Branch Rocky Creek Nancy Branch Reedy Branch Flat Rock Branch Island Creek Sandy Run Cattail Branch Jenkins Branch Shoulderbone Creek We are fortunate enough to have many lots and homes that own their proeprty right down to the water and then of course the...
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