toni adcock: Flood Insurance News - 08/19/11 05:23 AM

You may be hearing from your mortgage company that your property is in a flood zone - and that you need flood insurance right now!  In a nutshell, FEMA has issued new flood maps for Tallapoosa County.  This has already been done in Elmore County.  Just about anyone who owns property that touches Lake Martin may be in a flood zone.  If you have a mortgage - be prepared!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Purchase FEMA Flood Insurance (available through most insurance agents)
2. Hire a surveyor or civil engineer to do an elevation survey and apply to … (0 comments)

toni adcock: April 27, 2011 F4 Tornado at Lake Martin - 05/17/11 11:58 AM

On April 27, an F4 Tornado hit Pace’s Peninsula on Lake Martin.  As volunteers for Pace’s Point Fire and Rescue, my husband and I saw the devastation first hand.  Approximately 50 homes were badly damaged or destroyed in our area.  While there were some injuries, there were no fatalities on Pace’s Peninsula.
The response to our community by volunteers was amazing. Pace’s Point Fire and Rescue in concert with Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disasters (VOAD) processed over 80 requests for assistance and sent out over 400 volunteers in the days following the storm.  The work is still in progress; however, … (1 comments)

toni adcock: Lake Martin Water Level is Rising! - 02/14/11 12:48 AM

Yes, the water level is rising and folks are shopping for great buys on Lake Martin.  There are quite a few properties to choose from - but it’s important to know what you want.  My favorite saying is - you can get the house OR you can get the lot - but probably not both.  That holds true unless your price range is unlimited.
So, learn about the lake - and find out what you like:  a big view, a quiet cove, flat terrain or a mountain-top retreat.  Will you be boating and swimming - or just looking at the … (0 comments)

toni adcock: Lake Martin is an Official Alabama Treasure! - 01/10/11 03:23 AM

Area residents have always known that Lake Martin is a treasure.  Now it’s official!  Governor Bob Riley and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have declared that Lake Martin is a Treasured Lake.  This is a new designation created by ADEM and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will apply to lakes that meet special quality standards for cleanliness and nutrient enrichment.  Actually, the Governor signed an executive order creating the designation Treasured Alabama Lake.  And, Lake Martin is likely the first lake in the state to achieve this status.  While this is great news for Lake Martin, it’s just … (5 comments)

toni adcock: 319 Magnolia Dr, Dadeville, AL 36853 - 12/06/10 01:59 AM


Can you spell perfection? This lake home sits on a large, nearly flat lot with a huge view. Heart pine floors, granite counters, stone fireplace, 4 BR, 3 BA. The great room, kitchen and spacious master suite all have water views. There's not enough space to describe this true lake home. Dock, boat lift, large floating dock, and an extra deck off the large screen porch provide great outdoor living.
GPS Lat/Long: 32.714291   -85.857262
Visit Website for 319 Magnolia Drive

toni adcock: 321 Holly Ridge, Dadeville, AL 36853 - 10/27/10 03:45 AM

Sq. Footage: 3,374 Features: Seawall, Pier Bed/Bath: 4/3.5 Year Built: 1999 Waterfront:   Yes Price: $1,100,000
A Mediterranean villa with oversized glass sliders and windows across the lakeside that provide a beautiful view of Lake Martin! Awesome architectural details in this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring custom cabinetry, textured walls, mosaic tile entry, granite, wood floors in living areas, coffered ceiling in the great room, formal dining, spacious master suite, covered patio, and a 3-car garage.
Visit the website for this home
GPS Lat/Long: 32.752819   -85.817253
View a Google Map location of the home
See other listings for … (1 comments)

toni adcock: Friends and Neighbors - 09/29/10 09:50 AM

Your friends and neighbors are not always what they seem.  For example, if your community is protected by a volunteer fire department there is a good chance that one of your neighbors serves the community in this capacity.  Here on Lake Martin we say “when you call 911, you’re calling your neighbor”.
Volunteers probably have a “real” job doing something totally unrelated to fighting fires or answering medical emergencies.  But when the call goes out, even at four o’clock in the morning, they respond.  These organizations always need help.  If one is in your neighborhood, think about lending a hand.

toni adcock: Lake Martin Alabama Summer 2010 Real Estate Activity - 08/28/10 10:08 AM

Real estate sales on Lake Martin have remained strong.  Activity has been heavy in August and looks to continue this trend in September.  For those who love to crunch the numbers:  the average sale price is 9% higher than last year while the average listing price is 4% lower.  There are 2% less homes on the market this year but we’ve had 5% more sales than last year.  This is great news for both buyers and sellers.
If you’ve ever thought about owning that get-away second home on the lake or you’re close to retirement and need the perfect retirement … (0 comments)

toni adcock: 2010 Taste of Dadeville Area - 08/07/10 04:26 AM

The 2010 Taste of Dadeville Area will be held on August 19th from 6pm until 8pm at Camp Civitan on Lake Martin.  This second annual event is sponsored by the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce to spotlight local restaurants and provide an entertaining evening for everyone.
There will be live music, wine tasting, a Partners in Education silent auction and a raffle for cash and prizes.
Last year's event attracted over 300 attendees and more are expected to attend this year.  So, if you live on or around Lake Martin, or just need a reason to visit, be there!

toni adcock: First Day of Summer - 06/22/10 04:45 AM

If you live at Lake Martin, you might be surprised to know that YESTERDAY was the first day of summer!  Boating activity on the lake has been busy for the past month.  In fact, it has looked like the 4th of July here for the past 2 weekends.  Folks have been coming on Thursday and leaving really late on Sunday - at least, that’s how we see it by observing boats being put in and taken out at a local public boat ramp.
According to the property management companies who handle rentals on Lake Martin, we’re seeing a large influx … (1 comments)

toni adcock: April Showers bring May Flowers and SALES! - 05/05/10 05:05 AM

Springtime has come and gone…but real estate activity in the Lake Martin Area is strong!  Compared to this time last year, twice as many properties have sold; twenty percent more properties are under contract; and, there are not as many places for sale.  Here are some interesting numbers for waterfront property:
364 Homes for sale on Lake Martin 93  Condos for sale on Lake Martin 180  Lots for sale on Lake Martin
175 Homes priced under $500,000 189 Homes priced  over  $500,000
85 Condos priced under $500,000 8  Condos priced  over  $500,000

toni adcock: Congressional Gold Medal - 03/02/10 06:24 AM

My mother will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously on March 10, 2010 in Washington D.C.  She, along with 1100 other women, were WASPs in World War II and they each will receive this commendation.  The Women Air Service Pilots were formed during WWII to assist in the war effort by filling in for male pilots who had been given assignments overseas.  The WASPs performed a variety of tasks including ferrying aircraft from one base to another, towing targets, testing repaired aircraft, and more.
If you read interviews of any of these women or read articles about them, the … (1 comments)

toni adcock: The Price is Right! - 06/18/09 04:10 AM
Every year, buyers ask to see property on Lake Martin in a certain price range.  This year, the magic number is between $300,000 and $400,000.  There are several great buys that fit the bill and here are just a few.

Check my website for more information on these and other properties.

toni adcock: What are you waiting for? - 06/15/09 10:21 AM
Summer is almost here and Lake Martin is as busy as ever.  The lake level is high and holding steady;  plenty of property is for sale and quite a few places are selling.  Now might be the right time to make your move if you ever wanted to buy that get-away on the lake, purchase a second home, or nail down your future retirement spot.

While you're here for the 2009 AquaPalooza signature event during the last weekend in July, call me!  Coach Tuberville's beautiful lake home is still available and so are several others.  Visit my website to see … (0 comments)

toni adcock: Real Estate Reality Check at Lake Martin - 07/01/08 04:10 AM
A recent article in a Real Estate magazine really said it all – paraphrased: ...we feel younger than our age; we weigh less than the scales indicate (if we ever got on them); we feel fine – so there’s no need to go to the doctor...In terms of real estate prices in the Lake Martin area, we may all need a reality check!
Sellers naturally believe their property is valuable. Here’s the bad news - it’s only worth what a buyer will pay. In 2007, sales at Lake Martin were not as brisk as in previous years and many blamed that … (0 comments)

toni adcock: What's a Buyer to do? - 09/19/07 03:40 AM
Be ready!  Get your financing in place first.  Know how much you can spend and shop accordingly.  If you see what you like and it's in your price range, don't spend a lot of time thinking about it.  If you like it, someone else will too.  Even if the property has been on the market for 6 months or more, the law of averages says that several buyers will show interest in the same property at the same time.
Be realistic! ...