Last year is in the history books, ending a busy year for the real estate market in the Lake Gaston area. In 2017 we closed 257 waterfront home transactions, average of $431,262 each totaling $110,834,365 or an increase of 23.23% over 2016 sales just in waterfront homes. Offshore homes showed a steady increase of 12.51% over 2016 sales with 122 closed, averaging $115,597 each totaling $13,653,628. Waterfront lot sales showed an improvement with 61 sold, averaging $138,298 each totaling $8,436,200. Offshore lots sales also improved with an increase of 28.37% from 2016 levels averaging $20,041 each. Total homes and land (lots) all firms all around the lake closed 480 transactions totaling $133,940,143, an increase of 21.66% above the same period in 2016.
Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of REALTORS® Installation Banquet and Christmas party was a huge success with record turnout. The 2017 RVLG REALTOR® of the Year award went to Barney Watson. Barney is an Owner / Partner and Broker-in-charge with RE/MAX On The Lake, here on Lake Gaston. Barney has represented the local Board of REALTORS® in many positions including Director, Secretary and Treasurer, Vice President and President. He currently serves as our State Association Director. He also serves the Lake Gaston community as a member of the Warren County Planning Board, member of Lake Gaston Stakeholders Board and active member in the Lake Gaston Association.
Lake Gaston says, "Good-bye summer and hello fall!" Finally, this week, we got a taste of cooler weather rolling in making it easier to say good-bye to summer and hello fall. Yesterday I was looking out across the lake and could see the leaves are just beginning to turn. Soon they will become multicolored works of art reflecting on Lake Gaston. How blessed we are to witness this beauty.
Whether you are buying or selling a Lake Gaston property, it can be quite an adventurous journey. Therefore, you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their lake home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.