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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Market updates, Twitter style

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        Everyone’s busy these days, it seems, and none more so than real estate agents in the southeast who help customers buy and sell golf homes and property.  Most are reporting their highest sales traffic in five years.  In the interest of brevity and your time, dear reader, we asked a few golf community specialists whom we work with to give us a Twitter-style update on their markets.  Here are a few of their comments, all in 140 characters or fewer.


Landings 2012 sales more than double 2009, and transactions through the 15-year old community-owned real estate marketing firm nearly TRIPLE. -- Bill Houghton, President, The Landings Company, The Landings, Savannah, GA.


Local market: 1 buyer for 5.9 homes (8.6 homes in 2011). 14 Glenmore sales year-to-date, 26 homes on mkt (2 new), 43 lots available in new section, 6 homes in construction.  -– Tom Pace, Better Homes & Gardens, Keswick (Charlottesville), VA, Glenmore golf community.


Market has been pretty busy here. Some inventory is at levels that are very low and sellers are raising prices. – Dennis Boyle, Atchley International Realty, Sarasota, FL. representing Sarasota/Bradenton golf communities.


Market shows definite increase in sales over past 3 years, especially in the luxury homes.  Prices on upswing, inventory decreasing, and 2013 going to be awesome year! -- Wanda Reed, Prudential C. Dan Joyner, Greenville, SC, representing Greenville golf communities.


Sales positively affected by reputation of new owners, up 28% in condo sales, up 70% on home sales. Justice Co. begun renovations, including Devils Grill restaurant. – Steve Marianella, Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties, Nellyford, VA, The Wintergreen Resort.


        Check out current properties for sale in some of these fine communities, and many others, at GolfHomesListed.com. And if you would like our recommendations for which golf communities in the southern U.S. best match your requirements, please fill out and submit our Golf Home Survey. There is no charge for our service.  Click here to access the survey.


The 45 holes of golf at the Wintergreen Resort are likely to receive an upgrade soon under new owner Jim Justice, who also rejuvenated the Greenbrier.  One thing that will not change are the looming Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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