Lakefront Real Estate Sales Report: Quarter 2 Highlights

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is the region’s lakefront specialists for sales across the region. Our team of highly knowledgeable, experienced, and successful Buyer and Seller Specialists provide a complimentary analysis of lakefront market trends each quarter.


As we enter the second half of 2017, the real estate market stays strong. Annually, the Finger Lakes has generated over $30 million, with FLPP accounting for 23% of these total sales. Below is the Quarter 2 Lakefront Sales Report. If you have more questions, contact our sales team today by calling 888-599-4810.

Analysis of lakefront homes sold on seven of the Finger Lakes, statics aggregated from MLS.

As shown in the chart above, the number of sales decreased 26% as compared to last year, increasing buyer competition. Homes are in high demand on Seneca and Keuka Lake, with multiple offers coming in on homes in the mid-price range of $300,000 to $600,000.

The decrease in average sale price along most lakes indicates that this year’s buyers are looking at the affordability of lakefront homes. Buyers are aware of the current market and are quick to make an offer on homes priced fairly. This could be attributed to the ADM on Conesus and Honeoye Lakes dropping by at least 40% this year. On the other hand, homes priced at $600,000 and above, tend to sit a bit longer.

The increased advertising and media attention on vacation rentals, along with the addition of Uber and Lyft to the Finger Lakes, is creating more demand for both vacation experiences in these homes as well as ownership of these lakefront residences. Listing your home as early as mid-August will put you ahead of the game but still allow you to enjoy the lake through the end of this summer. With the market strong and interest rates low, this is prime time for buying and selling lakefront homes.

For more information about buying or selling lakefront property in the Finger Lakes, contact our Buyer Specialists, Justin Hausner, or our Sales Manager, Cynthia Emerling by calling 888-599-4810 or email Sales@FLPPlake.com.

 

Top 6 Stylish Wedding Venues in the FLX

July 26, 2017 | By Emily White

These top 6 stylish wedding venues in the Finger Lakes for 2017 are sure to knock your heels off.  Of course, the dress, the food, and the table scapes are all important, but it’s the venue that supports all of those style decisions. Feel inspired by our top 6 stylish wedding venues in the Finger Lakes with multiple vacation rentals near each one for your bridal party to get ready at or for your guest to make a vacation out of the occasion.

 

6 – Abandon Brewery – Brewery

Thinking about a brewery barn style venue? This is the one. And it’s not in Buffalo or Syracuse. Give up? It’s a 1-hour drive from Rochester, NY. With serene lake views on the horizon and a rustic, bucolic architectural design, it has a magical feel you just can’t get anywhere else. And unlike other breweries, an outdoor reception isn’t your only option. The original 1800’s reconditioned Taproom is the epitome of a rustic wedding venue.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Maya’s PalaceToes in the Water, Canoe landing, Brandy Bay Serenity.©Abandon Brewing

 

5 – Wagner Vineyards – Winery

With Seneca Lake views that go for miles and lush vineyards all around, it’s not hard to see why the open outdoor venue is one of the most spectacular ceremony spots in the region. And they’ll help you plan every detail — the menu, the vendors, and even the decorating. Rick Bacmanski has captured many beautiful weddings at this venue including the one below.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10 minute drive away: Lakefront Oasis, The Willows, Classic cottage, Seneca Fun & Sun, Absolutely Shore.©Rick Bacmanski Photo Artistry

 

4 – Geneva on the Lake – French style

Picture this: instead of walking down an aisle envision you and your fiancé strolling through the manicured gardens of the estate. Your guests will feel like they’ve been transported back in time as they enter this affluent 17th-century villa (that could be a stand-in for Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy). But the wow-worthy moments will have just begun. The leisurely European gardens provide a picturesque ceremony setting, while the gilded style interiors can host a regal affair for up to 45 seated guests and up to 150 guests on the south lawn pavilion in the summer months.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Heron House, Pine Ridge, Lake Orchard View, A Bay Breeze, Sunrise Splendor, A cottage on the Bay, The Point at Geneva, Tranquility, Sunrise on Harmony Seneca Lake Effect, Seneca Sunsets, Sunlit Shore.©Timeout

 

3 – Crispin Hill – Barn

Offering a fully restored historic barn and stables with panoramic views of Keuka Lake, Crispin Hill is an exceptionally stylish venue for your country barn wedding. The barns hark back to another era, and in their rural surroundings, one can forget Crispin Hill’s close proximity to Rochester, NY. Whether elegant, casual, intimate or something in between, you will be excited by the variety of options this venue provides.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away:  Birch Cottage, pelican Cabin, Sailfish Cottage, Lovin’ life, At the lake, Fun in The Sun, Memory Lane, Canoe Landing, Toes in the Water©Crispin Hill

Looking for more wedding venues on just Keuka Lake? Visit Keuka Creative for a complete list of all venues on the crooked lake and no worries, we have vacation rentals near each one.

 

2 – The Cracker Factory – Industrial Warehouse

The Cracker Factory was a straight-razor factory converted into the Cracker Factory. This 3-story time-warped, weathered, warehouse with exposed brick and white wood trusses makes your simple wedding style elegant. The 5,000 sq. feet of space accommodates up to 340 guests on the 2nd floor with plenty of room for entertainment and caterers. The other floors house Miles & May furniture works and letterpress/artist studios run by the nonprofit arts organization 3 Stories.

Here are 9 vacation rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Heron House, Pine Ridge, Lake Orchard View, A Bay Breeze, Sunrise Splendor, A cottage on the Bay, The Point at Geneva, Tranquility, Sunrise on Harmony.©Ebersole Photography

 

 

1 – Bristol Harbor Lodge and Resort

This exceptional four-season Bristol Harbor Lodge and Resort nestled on top of a pristine mountain lake vacation setting is regarded as one of the Finger Lakes top wedding destinations. Bristol Harbor Lodge began as a golf course and is now owned and operated with pride by the Cook Family. Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with friends and family for years. If that isn’t enough, you can bet your engagement ring on the beautiful views, manicured Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, and the Finger Lakes farm-to-table cuisine.

Here are some vacation rentals within a 10-minute drive of this venue but our absolute favorite are the South Bristol Cottages, they neighbor this venue making it easy to retreat back to your room after a day of celebrating, great for the bridal party and guests. Other nearby vacation rentals include  Peaceful Sanctuary, Amazing views, Grape wood, Family Affair, Sunny slope.©Bristol Harbor Lodge and Golf Club

 

Looking for more vacation rentals near your wedding venue? Click here to browse our inventory of over 260 rentals in the Finger Lakes or call (844) 548-0790 and one of our reservation agents would be happy to assist you. When you call, don’t forget to ask about our specials for wedding groups!

Watch the Virtual Tour of a Keuka Lake Listing

Follow Zak as he navigates the virtual tour of our Keuka Lake listing on West Lake Road. This beautiful 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,600 square foot home sits on a highly coveted section of Keuka Lake. The first thing you’ll notice stepping in is the custom wood flooring throughout with natural light and lake views pouring through the open layouts. The newly remodeled lower level provides a blank canvas for your new home. Turn this space into an additional bedroom, office or game room to fit your needs. Step outside and enjoy the multiple decks that provide ample space for outdoor entertaining with picturesque views of Keuka Lake Bluff. Want to take full advantage of the lake lifestyle? This home is in the perfect location to explore Keuka lakeside dining by taking a quick boat ride to nearby restaurants such as the Switzerland Inn.

This home is also in our rental program and comes with an established rental history, ideal for anyone looking for an investment home in the Finger Lakes.

For more information about this listing, click here.

To contact our sales team to schedule a personal viewing today by calling 888-599-4810 or email them at sales@FLPPlake.com.