Last year is in the history books, ending a busy year for the real estate market in the Lake Gaston area. In 2017 we closed 257 waterfront home transactions, average of $431,262 each totaling $110,834,365 or an increase of 23.23% over 2016 sales just in waterfront homes. Offshore homes showed a steady increase of 12.51% over 2016 sales with 122 closed, averaging $115,597 each totaling $13,653,628. Waterfront lot sales showed an improvement with 61 sold, averaging $138,298 each totaling $8,436,200. Offshore lots sales also improved with an increase of 28.37% from 2016 levels averaging $20,041 each. Total homes and land (lots) all firms all around the lake closed 480 transactions totaling $133,940,143, an increase of 21.66% above the same period in 2016.