Smith Mountain Lake: Who’s Buying Waterfront Homes in 2010?

So…after one of the worst winters in the past 15 years, the question I get asked the most is: “Has anybody bought homes at Smith Mountain Lake this year…and if so, where did they come from?”

Well…I can tell you this! The answer is a resounding “Yes!” And the rest of the answer may surprise you….although it IS highly logical!

As I’m writing this, I’ve already sold about $3 Million in waterfront homes since January, and everyone was LOCAL!

Seriously, who else would’ve even been able to travel in the crazy weather we had this winter?! So now the question you may be asking yourself is: “What cities are local to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia?”

I’m seeing a completely new trend. Buyers are coming from in-state; Roanoke, Reston, Herndon, Martinsville, Charlottesville, Forest (a suburb of Lynchburg), the greater Washington D.C. area, and from North Carolina we’ve had Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Greensboro just to name a few!

And what’s even better is that these folks are able to get here quickly and use their properties even more than the average vacation goer.

We still have an influx of New Jersey and New York boomers and retirees coming to Smith Mountain Lake, VA and it’s still a fun melting pot for people of all ages and all backgrounds. Having watched the trends since 2001 though, I can tell you that being local has recently been synonymous with being a buyer.

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Hope to meet you all this summer, no matter where you’re from!

Have a safe trip!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noreen Hartkern is a well-respected Zillow 5- Star Agent on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, with over 20+ Years of Real Estate Expertise. Noreen is an Accomplished Realtor, Real Estate Consultant, New Construction Specialist, Blog Writer & Photographer. In Addition to Listings and Sales, Buyers and Sellers Agency, She has Extensive Experience as a Home Renovator, Rehabber and Flipper, and is a Published Author on That Very Topic.

Her Passion is Living and Working the Waterfront Lake Life and Helping Her Clients Find Lakefront Properties and Hidden Gems. Noreen is also an Accomplished Vocalist and Musician and Prides Herself on Being a Self-Made Entrepreneur. Quite Simply, Noreen is Your Smith Mountain Lake Resource for ALL THINGS Real Estate and Is UNIQUE IN HER APPROACH of Making ANY Real Estate Transaction FUN!!!!!! #SeriouslyFUN

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