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LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 8 around the lakeREAL ESTATE NEWSCOUNTY NEW ROUND-UP Libby LAKE ANNA LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE Buying or Selling Your Lake Anna Area Specialist CERTIFIED INVESTMENT AREA SPECIALIST LIBBY SANDRIDGE 540-223-0350 Visit... ABR CIAS Lake Anna Business Partnership 540.872.6556 Begin your search for properties at Then call or email me at Associate Broker Linda Fosdick Dave Guna Realtor Lake Anna Island Realty 540-903-9428 c 540-894-4400 o 540-226-1964 Thinking of buying or selling Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia To view current listings please visit... blog email Kate Elim Call REALTOR B BY LIBBY SANDRIDGE Want to advertise here Contact Susan at 540.907.1285 Lets Go Fishing For A Great Lake Place For You uying a second home has become one of the fastest growing trends in the region. With Lake Anna being one of the largest freshwater lakes in Virgin- ia we are lucky to have a second home paradise here. The lakes proximity to northern Virginia Fredericksburg Richmond and Charlottesville provides buyers a short easy commute to escape the hustle and bustle. So with that in mind here are some facts and trends that will enlighten you on Lake Annas current real es- tate market. From the first quarter of 2016 to present real estate sales have been on the increase. During this period 43 homes sold surpass- ing the same period in 2015. There have been 26 lots water- front and access sold since the start of 2016. To date for 2016 there have been 69 total proper- ties sold in 2016. As off mid-May there were 39 homes and 12 lots under contract for an impressive total of 51 properties. To put this in perspective last year at this time there was a total of 65 properties sold 15 lots and 50 homes. Aquick note for the savvy inves- tor - vacation rentals are boom- ing at the lake and vacationers are finding it harder and harder to find a rental. Especially dur- ing the busy season of Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lake Anna of- fers several full-time rental agen- cies that handle all rental needs for owners and vacationers. We expect to see more growth in home sales for 2016. Al- though Lake Anna sales are not the same as local full time mar- kets we have been enjoying the slow and steady rise over the past several years to more nor- mal conditions. In a nutshell buying or selling its a great time to contact a local agent and get a jump on the up and coming market. Lake Sales Trending Up pected to grow to 18-20 inches and become much more effi- cient consumers in years two- through about 10. As required by state law a licensed applicator will be needed to treat with aquatic herbicide. No one can legally treat weeds in front of their dock or shoreline without a state license. Initial grass carp stocking on the basis of existing observed hydrilla and stocking at 10-25 fish per acre has been used at other lakes but has consis- tently been required because initial efforts to control hydrilla failed and the infestation got out of control. In order to get ahead of the outbreaks we must stock not on the basis of how much hy- drilla we had last summer but rather how much hydrilla we can expect to see next sum- mer. Our observed acreage was 15 acres. We treated 10 acres effectively but it is un- known whether the result is a dead plant or just the killing of the surface foliage Smith wrote in his recommendations to LAAC. The current treatment plan assumes a complete kill of last summers hydrilla that there is twice as much hydrilla as is observed visually and that the exponential spread of hydrilla is comparable to the 2014 to 2015 experience i.e. 3 acres to 15 acres a factor of 5. Using a current estimate of 5.1 acres doubled and a factor of 5 you get 50 acres as the anticipated hydrilla presence in summer of 2016. Using a stocking factor of 10 fish per acre Smith projected an initial stocking number of 510 fish. Stocking sites for 2016 will be chosen based on history of hydrilla in 2015 and location of known hydrilla concentra- tions. Initially Smith notes the carp will be stocked at two sites in the Cooling Lagoons and at three sites on the main lake as follows Jerdone Island area 55 Goldmine Cove area 30 Upper Terrys Run 5 Fletchers Point area 5 Freshwater Creek area 5 . The Lake Anna Advisory Committee was chartered by the three counties in part to manage hydrilla. It has no staff and depends on appoin- tees and volunteers for all its work. LAAC works closely with Dominion which has authority over the Cooling Lagoons and both Dominion and VDGIF who have responsibilities on the main lake. The hydrilla plan is a a cooperative effort of LAAC VDGIF and Dominion. Estimated 10 year cost for the plan at initial stocking levels is 64K over a 12 year period. Of the 50K that was appropriated to LAAC 47.5K remains. HydrillaControlPlanBegun continued from page 5 LKA LKA Lake Anna Business Partnership