New listing: 5935 Nachoochee Trail, Flowery Branch – your own private resort without the huge price tag! $600,000, FMLS# 6911204, 6 bedrooms/3.5 baths, This home features a large backyard “Oasis” complete with a Salt water pool, gazebo, hot tub, Bluetooth speakers, lighting and plenty of space to entertain. Spacious updated Ranch home with a total of 6 bedrooms/3.5 baths. The full daylight basement has a In-law apartment with 3 beds/bath/kitchen/living room/den. Located in a South Lake Lanier area neighborhood with easy access to Aqualand and Holiday marinas to drop your boat and Jetskis in the lake. No HOA so you can park your water toys at the house that has over flow parking. Nice private lake neighborhood. Beautifully landscaped yard with pebble rock walkways, 1300 sq ft of decking and Dogwoods, Crepe Myrtles and flowering plants that bloom throughout the year. Privacy fenced in backyard with storage under decking. White painted brick with cedar shutters gives a farmhouse look. New HVAC on main level, new roof, new gutters with gutter guard, new pool liner, new windows, new hot water heater, new paint and updated flooring. Easy access to I-985 and Hwy 20/close to shopping/marinas on the lake and schools. Turn-key ready for move in day! Jennifer Anderson 770-356-2629 additional listing details & photos click here
OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, JUNE 27th 1-3PM: 4639 Manor Drive
OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, JUNE 27th 1-3PM: 4639 Manor Drive, Gainesville,GA 30506, Spacious European styled Ranch home on a finished Terrace level with luxury finishes throughout! 5BR | 3BA, $789,000, FMLS#6900153, Nicole Columbo 678-858-0265 located in the gated North Hall subdivision- North Gate Manor, Excellent North Hall Schools, Enormous level yard with room for pool
Just Listed on Lake Lanier! 8885 BARRON Circle, Gainesville, GA 30506
Just Listed on Lanier + and comes FULLY FURNISHED! 8885 BARRON Circle, a turn-key private retreat on Lake Lanier that you have been looking for! A level walk or ride takes you to the deep water twin slip boat dock w/party deck. Get ready to enjoy Lake Lanier now as this home is READY TO GO! $1,100,000, 4BR | 3.5BA, FMLS #6893219
This inviting, warm and elegant log cabin home boasts vaulted ceilings and an open concept that calls for entertaining. Enjoy seasonal lake views from the expansive back deck and the lower level stone patio with fire pit. This home offers the best of lake life in a picturesque setting. A level walk or ride takes you to the deep water twin slip boat dock w/party deck. The kitchen exudes rustic elegance with granite tops and stainless appliances. The master suite on main has a tiled walk in shower. The finished terrace level has an additional bedroom/bunk room, bathroom and recreation room. Get ready to enjoy Lake Lanier now as this home is SOLD FURNISHED! Convenient location to Gainesville & Dawsonville shopping, entertainment and restaurants as well as healthcare. Contact Nicole Columbo at 678-858-0265 for an appointment to see or more information!
New Twilight photos of 4768 Helton Road!
We are in love with this amazing Estate property! Who will be the lucky family that gets to live here? Call Agent, Stephanie Gillespie for more information and to help with all your real estate needs (770)654-4161 4768 Helton Road, Gainesville GA 30506 Lake Lanier Luxury North Georgia #gonorton #lake_lanier_realtor
Just Listed on South Lake Lanier – 7480 Fields Drive
Just Listed on Lanier – 7480 Fields Drive: Rare lakefront grass to water “point lot” with level yard, amazing sunsets and expansive shoreline is lake living at it’s finest! Located on South Lake in Cumming’s Young Deer Creek area just off GA 400, is this clean and well maintained lakeside charming cottage. The slider off of the dining area leads out to the wrap around back deck that offers panoramic views of Lake Lanier. There is plenty of storage room that would offer more space to upgrade to make it your own or tear down to build your dream home. The current boat slip is a single slip covered dock on deep water that has electricity with potential to upgrade the dock size to 32×32. The screened in porch off the kitchen is the perfect spot to wind down after a day on the lake. The patios offer plenty of space to relax and enjoy the day. The backyard has cherry trees, dogwoods, hardwoods and Georgia pines that provide some privacy and offer tranquility of the beautiful view of Lake Lanier. The incredible backyard is amazing for entertaining guests and is big enough to add a pool or outdoor living space. The basement has a kitchenette and bathroom for easy access into the house. Cedar board and batten with brick front exterior. Landscaped front yard with magnolia tree, rose bushes and hydrangeas offer nice curb appeal. Close to Bald Ridge and Port Royale marinas, shopping, restaurants and medical. This is truly a special place to call home!
Available for the first time on the open market, exquisite 33+ acre North Hall private gated estate
4768 Helton Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506, Offered at $2,700,000, 5 BR | 6.5BA, FMLS# 6879826, Stephanie Gillespie 770-654-4161
From the moment you drive through the gate to this stunning custom-built stone house and beautifully landscaped grounds you will realize how special this property is. Drive through the porte-cochère to the courtyard overlooking an amazing backyard that you will never want to leave. A true retreat featuring a resort-style infinity edge pool with a spa, fireplaces, and a pool house equipped with a bath, bar seating and an outdoor kitchen. Inside you are greeted with incredible stonework, patterned hardwood floors, fireplaces…every detail is custom from the forged iron railings to the architectural ceilings.
Several living areas beckon you to sit and cozy up to the fire. The kitchen features high-end appliances, a built-in banquet, an island with inlaid butcher block. Entertaining is easy with the dining room and wine bar. The owner’s suite has a fireplace, a gorgeous wood ceiling, balcony, en’suite bath and a bonus laundry. The three additional bedrooms are spacious, and each appointed with a private bath.
An In-law suite has a kitchen, living area, BR and BA – perfect for guests, a caretaker, or for multi-gen families. The terrace level is spared no detail – a bar, Billiards room, Theatre room, game area, a full bath, and an exercise space. The main garage has parking for 3 cars, but if you need more space, it is there…a huge lower storage area with garage doors can fit 6 cars or anything else you may have. The 33+ acres is manicured with trails that go along the creek and pastures as well as a pavilion & children’s play area.
This is country living at its finest, but close to Gainesville, shopping, quality medical facilities and desirable schools. This property has Equestrian or Gentleman’s farm potential too with established pastures and has several sites that would be great for a Barn / Stables and Riding arena. There is a 2nd gated entrance on Helton Road for farm deliveries and maintenance. Convenient distance to local Hall County Equestrian show facilities and a very reasonable distance to Atlanta area horse show facilities in Alpharetta, Conyers and just 3 hours from Tryon, NC. If you are a trail rider, this is Just a few minutes away from Don Carter Park Horse trails.
Link to additional listing details https://search.sheiladavisco.com/idx/details/listing/c032/6879826/4768-HELTON-Road-Gainesville-GA-30506?widgetReferer=true
2020 LAKE LANIER Real Estate in Review
By Sheila Davis, Lead Agent Sheila Davis Group
2020 Lake Sales Surge: 2019 was a banner year for Lake Lanier real estate, and 2020 rolled in with optimism. In March, the Pandemic hit and quieted the market for about six weeks. During that period, the online virtual showings were strong, and some onsite showings were happening under COVID-19 guidelines. In May the large pent-up demand created a flurry of showings and sales between May and December. Full price and over list multiple offers were flying for attractive homes on good lots. January of 2021 will begin with a historically low inventory of only 62 lake homes. 2019 began the year with 200 homes available, and that was a record low. The stage is set for another Seller’s Market in 2021, although Buyers are also winners gaining a spot at the lake!
- 510 lake homes with private docks or homes in neighborhoods with marina style dock access sold in 2020, a 40% increase over 2019. 401 lake homes with private docks closed vs 329 last year, a 22% increase.
The average sales price for a home with a private dock was $781,697, an increase of 21.7%. The average sales price of all Lake Lanier homes, including homes in neighborhoods with boat slips at neighborhood marinas, was $650,000, a 5% increase overall.
- The average sales to list price was 96.2% and Days on Market was 75, compared to last year’s 95.7% and 108 Days on Market.
- Luxury Lake Is Hot: Luxury lake sales really took off in 2020. 160 homes over $800,000 sold vs 88 in 2019. A record 90 homes over $1,000,000 sold vs only 26 in 2019! Days on market was just 97 days, and the list to sales price was 94.5%. Many homes sold at full price or more with multiple offers, predominately in the $800,000 to $1,200,000 range. Luxury homes made up 31% of lake homes sales against last year’s 17%. It was a seller’s market with on average only 40 homes available at a time. In years past there have been over 100 homes on the market for buyers to choose from. With demand high and supply low, sellers should not delay, and list first quarter of 2021.
- Second Home Demand Increases in Pandemic: With “work at home” and “school at home” in 2020, it is not surprising Lake Lanier has seen many more buyers wanting a safe haven away from the cities. Lake Lanier never shut down and was a safe haven that enabled residents to enjoy outdoor recreation, while working and schooling from home. Many buyers are still chasing that elusive lake cottage under $500,000, IF they can find it. These properties are scooped up in a day or two and with multiple offers, so act fast when you see it.
- Migration from Other States: Lake Lanier has seen increased migration from out of state buyers leaving pandemic locked down states for job opportunities, better quality of life and weather, with less restrictions and taxes. Our beautiful lake is attractive to those moving from other waterfront areas and Buyers see our prices as more appealing.
Multi-Slip Subdivisions Gain Popularity: New and existing lake neighborhoods with marina style docks were hot as builders’ spec homes, custom builds and resales hit the market, contributing to a 40% in increase in total lake homes sold. Subdivisions such as The Reserve at Lake Lanier, Hickory Lakeside, Dawson Pointe, Chestatee on Lake Lanier, Chestatee Cove on the west side of the lake and Marina Bay, Harbour Point, Summercrest and others, on mid and north lake, and Cresswind at Lake Lanier and Bay Point on the southeast side, have provided new home and resale options for buyers wanting a more traditional neighborhood feel and amenities.
- Year of Rain Continues the Trend of High Lake Levels: A full lake is always good for lake recreation and home sales, although I must say a few more sunny weekends this year would be nice! Thanks to rain and good CORPS management, the lake levels have been high for over three years, and except for a few years it dropped just below 1065, it has been consistently high since 2011.
Boat Dock Upgrades, Safety and Maintenance: Boats are getting larger and making larger wakes due to the popularity of wake boarding and wake surfing. There are only about 30 days a year of big traffic days, but homeowners are seeing the need to maintenance and replace old docks to adapt to the increased lake activity and larger boats. Homes with newer docks with larger boat slips are in demand and well maintained and safe docks are better received by Buyers.
- Lake Homes Trends: Updated kitchens and baths have been a top priority for lake buyers for years. With the pandemic, we are now seeing the resurgence of the home office(s) and zoom spaces as work and school at home have been in the spotlight. Buyers also are attracted to comfortable outdoor spaces such as covered decks and patios, pools, hot tubs, fireplaces and fire pit areas.
Sheila Davis is the lead agent at LakeLaniersFinest.com, a VP and Partner at The Norton Agency in Gainesville, a LLA Board Member and a Lake Lanier resident for 26 years. The Sheila Davis Real Estate Group is #1 in Lake Lanier Sales and sold $70 over million in 2020, with the 89.62% in Lake sales.
Just Listed – 1st time on the market – 3986 Hidden Hill Drive
Executive Lake Estate – first time on the market, offered by the original owners. Surrounded by Estate sized residential tracts, mesmerizing lake views, and peaceful, wooded Corp property with walking trails, this custom designed home, was built by Lee Wagner. Fabulous private lake front lot, with awesome lake views, gentle access, 260 ft. of shoreline, with 160 ft. of protected rip rap. 32 x 32 double slip dock with two jet ski lifts. Deep water cove, with 70+/- ft of water in the center. Large private residential tracts surrounding and no HOA. Approx. 50 acres of Corps acreage to the right side for private buffer, with walking trails. Welcome home through the gorgeous, leaded glass paneled, (re-stained in 2019) wood double front doors. Gourmet kitchen with the following Viking® appliances: 4 burner, gas cooktop with griddle, Wok gas burner with water dispenser; double wall ovens with lower warming drawer; and wine refrigerator. Subzero® refrigerator; Boos® island, Gaggenau® steamer and deep fryer.
Stunning lake views from the kitchen, adjoining covered deck with slate floor, soaring great room, with floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace, and Master. Two, two bay garages, one garage on main driveway, and additional, lower driveway to Terrace level, 2 bay garage with workshop area. Finished Terrace level (2020) with large Family room, kitchenette with refrigerator, dishwasher and sink.
Adjacent, huge Media or Exercise room, Full bath, 2 unfinished storage rooms, additional “safe room.” Front yard irrigation has 6 zones.
Offered at $1,450,000, 3986 Hidden Hill Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30506, Linda Thompson, 770-313-5446, FMLS #6787776 Additional listing details here
Just listed: 5455 Linger Longer Road Cumming
Just 5 minutes off GA400 on the South end of Lake Lanier this 6 bedroom, 4 bath Craftsman style home is the perfect retreat. $945,500, Vaulted ceiling great room with stacked stone fireplace, bookcases and wall of windows has double doors that lead out to a large back deck with a nice view of the water. Single-slip oversized dock with sun porch located in a no- wake cove with deep water near Bald Ridge Marina, No HOA and Forsyth schools, Agent: Jennifer Anderson (770) 356-2629 Additional Listing information here
Build your Dream home on this Lake Lanier lot!
2273 Sidney Drive is a DREAM LAKE LOT with wide open views in Sidney on Lanier! Ready for your new home build. The deepest drought proof water you’ll find, this lot is permitted for a 32’x32′ twin slip dock with dock in place and dock steps. Arthur Rutenberg home plan is ready or use your own. $399,000, Sheila Davis 770-235-6907, FMLS #6609607, One of the best Lake Lanier lots that you will find for sale! https://search.sheiladavisco.com/idx/details/listing/c032/6609607/2273-Sidney-Drive-Gainesville-GA-30506?widgetReferer=true