Lake Anna Life & Times Summer 20 1 8 8 lakehouse & land REAL ESTATE NEWS 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 libbysandridge@comcast.net Visit... www.homesatlakeanna.com ABR, CIAS Lake Anna Business Partnership 540.872.6556 DiscoverLakeAnna.com Begin your search for properties at Then call or email me at Associate Broker Linda Fosdick Linda@DiscoverLakeAnna.com Dave Guna Realtor Lake Anna Island Realty 540-903-9428 (c) 540-894-4400 (o) Dguna@liveatlakeanna.com 540-226-1964 Thinking of buying or selling? Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia To view current listings, please visit... www.LakeAnnaCountry.com www.LakeAnna-RealEstate.com (blog) lakeanna.kate@gmail.com (email) Kate Elim Call REALTOR® W BY LIBBY SANDRIDGE Want to advertise here? Contact us at lkalife@earthlink.net Let’s Go Fishing For A Great Lake Place For You! elcome to summer, one of the busiest times around Lake Anna and for the Lake Anna real estate market. Ev- eryone wants a lake house in the summer for friends and family to enjoy. Along with all the wonderful summer activities at Lake Anna the hot real estate market is also bringing out the crowds this year, and, yes, we are still in a “buyers market”! Rising interest rates in addition to so many home options have buyers combing the lake for their own personal paradise. There are currently 181 homes on the market with 106 of those being waterfront. To date there has been 117 homes sold at the lake with 42 currently under con- tract. Of all the homes sold this year, 40 have been waterfront and 77 are lake access homes. Land sales continue to advance at a bit slower pace this year compared to last year’s sales due to the abundance of available homes. To date this year we have sold 40 lots with 17 being waterfront. Last year at this time we had closed on 67 lots with 28 being waterfront. That being said the spec home trend is heating up again, and we have sold quite a few builder spec homes which ac- counts for approximately another 14+ lots being sold. Lake Anna’s location to major urban cities such as Washington DC, the northern Virginia Area and Richmond makes our beau- tiful lake a fantastic choice for a second home. The idea of a such a home is more than exciting when you con- sider the stress and fast pace of city life. Being able to escape the hustle and bustle with only an hour or two drive is very appealing and therapeutic to say the least! Lake Anna is not only very beautiful it is a great place to unwind. Summer Time Real Estate Market Has Lake Realtors Busy LKA Lake Anna Business Partnership Lake Anna has something to of- fer for everyone. We have small affordable lake homes, median priced homes and luxury lake- front estates. You can even build your own dream home. We have plenty of beautiful lake access lots that comes with boat slips to those beautiful scenic waterfront lots. We have no trailer parks like other lakes and several new, trend-setting developments now selling including Mill Run (lake’s most amazing common area) and Sunset Coves. If you are considering putting your lake home on the market, be sure and consult with a local real- tor. Arrange a meeting so they can advise you on trends that buyers want. Hardscaped firepits and pa- tios are big as are premium boat- houses with bars and sitting areas. If you want to sell fast, you’ll need to be clean, modern and unique! Of course you’ll want your asking price to be within market accep- tance, too, and a local realtor can help a lot. So many options and so much opportunity awaits. Time to make your list and grab a local agent to help you navigate the shores of Lake Anna. A premium boat house often helps a lake home sell faster. Bars and recreating areas on boat houses are trending.