Native American Artifacts Identification Day

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The Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will hold “Native American Artifacts Identification Day” at the Old School History Museum located in The Plaza Arts Center. Bring arrowheads, pottery shards and other related items for experts to identify. The event is free to attend. For more information call 706-473-2778

When/Where: The Eatonton Plaza Arts Center – 1-4 PM

Thursdalusia at Andalusia

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Music, reading, dancing and storytelling will be held on the Nail House Deck every third Thursday night through September 15 at Andalusia, home of Flannery O’Connor, located at 2628 North Columbia Street (US Hwy 441). It will be llike an open-mic night without the mic. Everyone will get 5 minutes to do their creative thing on the deck.

When/Where: Andalusia, Milledgeville, GA 5:00 PM

Information about Lake Sinclair

Lake Sinclair is a 15,000 acre lake that borders three counties.  I want to share some information with you about the properties on Lake Sinclair.

First I need to say Thank you to Sandra Hudson, the Putnam County Lake Sinclair Georgia Power rep who spent a considerable amount of time looking up different things for me to come up with most of this data.  She was awesome, patient, answered a lot of questions and looked up a lot of stuff for me to be able to pass along this information to you.

I’m going to start with a chart that shows you which county has the most Lake Sinclair properties.

As you can see approximately 46% of the lots/homes on Lake Sinclair are in Putnam County. 29% in Baldwin County and 25% in Hancock County.

Now we’ll break it down into some more specific numbers about the 4 types of ownership which are present in each of the counties.   And I realize if you do the math with the number in the break down it’s not going to add up to exactly the number of lots in the totals.  One explanation for that is sometimes what used to be one lot has been divided and sometimes people have purchased the adjoining property and while technically it’s two lots is being utilized as one now.

There are four different types of ownership on Lake Sinclair, Click to read about the explanation.

PUTNAM COUNTY:  of the lots in Putnam County Full lease lots total 209, Strip Leases 478, Residential Access Leases 80 and fee simple 2738

BALDWIN COUNTY: of the lots in Baldwin County full lease lots total 471, Strip Leases 182, Residential Access leases 21 and fee simple 1557

HANCOCK COUNTY: of the lots in Hancock County full lease lots total 190, strip leases 18, and there are no residential access leases, and fee simple 1645


LANE REALTY works mostly in Putnam and Baldwin counties because of our physical location being in south Putnam County, just three miles from Baldwin County.  But it’s about a 35 minute drive for us to get to Hancock County.  We do show property over there from time to time, but we certainly don’t market to sellers in or buyers for that area.  We often refer potential listings to a company that is located in Hancock County.

The lake is 15,330 acres and has 417 miles of shoreline, so that’s a lot of territory and we choose to work in the areas we know well. Sending buyers and sellers to another firm that knows the east side of the lake makes the best sense for the buyers and sellers.  We want what’s best for buyers and sellers and sometimes that NOT Lane Realty.

Currently there are 175 lake homes and 44 lake lots on the market in Putnam County, 102 homes and 27 lots in Baldwin County, 92 homes and 60 lots in Hancock County.  To see what is on the market you can check out our web our predefined searches show only those homes and lots in Putnam and Baldwin Counties where we specialize, but with a click of a button if you are interested in seeing what is on the market in Hancock County it will show you that too.  It’s the full MLS right at your fingertips.

Of course we also sell off water properties in Baldwin and Putnam Counties as well. And again one of our predefined search options are the off water properties in those two counties.  Some off water properties that are a lot less expensive than waterfront properties come with deeded lake access within their community.  It’s generally a short distance from your property to a lake lot with a dock and a boat ramp that your deed gives you the right to use.  You can search for that specific type of property on our site as well.

If you have any questions about changing your search to include or exclude anything if you give our office a call at 706-485-9668 we’d be happy to help you.  I’d be happy to email you monthly market reports if you are “watching” the market to determine if  you are in the market to buy or sell.  You can call me with your email address to get added to my monthly newsletter that includes our market reports. It also includes some neat other things as well.  You can also email me with “please send me market reports” in the subject line to

If you are interested in reading my most recent market report right now, you can click on the highlighted segment and read it now.  And for a great explanation about what homes you find on our website you can click here. We’re open 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday and will be happy to show you homes by appointment.  We love when buyers contact us ahead of time to get our recommendations for local lenders to use to get prequalified.  It’s always best to use a local lender because they are familiar with the different types of ownerships that exist on our lake and have programs for all of them.  Knowing what you are looking for helps us to help point you in the right direction to have an approval letter to go with your offer.  Sometimes having that letter is the difference in your offer being accepted or not when more than one offer is submitted on a home.

Of course even though our office hours are those mentioned above we certainly will work outside of those hours to accommodate buyers and sellers.  Lots of what we sell are second/vacation homes and those of course finance differently from a home you are going to occupy as your residence.  You can check out more information about that on our site as well.

Now I have to wrap this up and get busy getting ready for a listing appointment first thing in the morning.  And I things to pull from public records to be prepared for that appointment.  I also need to run out and take some additional photos of a new listing, I have some morning photos, but I need to get some evening ones now.

If you have a question about something at Lake Sinclair just email me at or you can leave it on our Facebook page.  LaneRealtyonLakeSinclair.

Single Story For Sale in Lake Sinclair, Eatonton

•  1,200 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story$259,000.
MLS® #33941  

– 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath cottage in the woods. This property consists of three lots and is for people who enjoy being outdoors on the lake. There is a storage barn, a cookout pavilion, double boathouse, deep water, picnic area, and two deck areas, one off the great room with fireplace and one off the master bedroom. House needs some TLC and updating. Sale is an estate with no disclosure.

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Single Story For Sale in Lake Sinclair, Eatonton

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•  1,118 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story$239,000.
MLS® #33889  

– It’s a great weekend place with lots of charm. The bedrooms aren’t large, but it has a great living space with open kitchen, great room, dining and opens to a large covered porch, has single boat shelter and dock, gentle sloping lot, storage building.

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