“Shocking News” When You Sell Your Lake Home!

Most home sales at Smith Mountain Lake are contingent upon a few inspections being completed. Typically there is a home inspection, sometimes including a radon inspection. There is almost always a request for the seller to conduct a well and septic inspection. The septic inspection is rarely problematic. Well inspections involve testing a homes well [Continue Reading]

Why is Smith Mountain Lake a Popular Destination for Visitors from Northern Virginia?

If you’re from Northern Virginia (Fairfax, Culpeper, Warrenton, Manassas, etc.) you probably know someone who either vacations at Smith Mountain Lake or has an investment property. SML is hugely popular amongst NOVA residents. It’s an easy, scenic drive from the bumper to bumper traffic of the Washington D.C./Metro area. Smith Mountain Lake’s personality is casual [Continue Reading]

Celebrating Summer at Smith Mountain Lake

Even though we’re a few weeks shy of making summer official, the Smith Mountain Lake community has already started celebrating its signature season. Calendars are capsizing with RSVPs to summer barbecues, mid-morning tee times, and afternoon excursions on the open water. Make no mistake, Smith Mountain Lake shines in the summer, and you’ll want to [Continue Reading]

Business Expo and Beer Festival Change Locations

The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the SML YMCA to co-host two of the area’s springtime events. The 15th annual SML Business Expo, scheduled for Friday, May 4th from 11am-4pm, will occupy the interior of the facility. Over 100 businesses will be on-site to showcase their products and services, giving [Continue Reading]

What Does The Inventory Of Homes Tell You?

Anyone currently looking for a lakefront home is also searching for a good value. Buyers typically have some firm search criteria (number of bedrooms/baths, price point, views, etc). Criteria often become more fluid, upon the discovery that a budget of $350K doesn’t get you all that you want. Taking a daily look at the inventory [Continue Reading]

Smith Mountain Lake Business Expo Goes Indoors

The 15th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Business Expo is a free event that allows local businesses to advertise their products and services to the community, and this year the event is moving indoors. The new home of the Business Expo will be the Franklin County-Smith Mountain Lake YMCA (293 Firstwatch Drive, Moneta) where over 100 [Continue Reading]