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Most people associate lake houses and lakefront properties with summer, but did you know that fall is often the busiest time of the year for Smith Mountain Lake real estate? Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of this scenic area, without the busy activity of the summer.

Autumn scenery and activities

One of the great things about the Smith Mountain Lake area is its moderate, seasonal climate. There are four distinct seasons, and in this season you can enjoy breathtaking colors and views with the explosion of fall foliage in the area.

While the summer months are busiest, Smith Mountain Lake still has a lot to offer in the fall. In fact, autumn is the best time for festivals and celebrations in the area. There’s the annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival, a full-day lakeside event with activities for everyone. The Franklin County Civil War Days is a weekend of history and fun, complete with re-enactments.

Other popular fall events at Smith Mountain Lake include the SML Hot Air Balloon Classic, the Dragon Boat Race & Festival, the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, and many more.

Why now is the time to buy

If you’ve been considering a vacation home or retirement home at Smith Mountain Lake, now is the time. There are still hundreds of properties available, and the market is turning around quickly. More homes are being put on the market and sold—sellers who have been waiting for things to improve are entering the real estate market, and there’s a definite increase in buyer traffic.

Right now is the perfect time check out a home at Smith Mountain Lake. The selection is great, the prices are affordable, and you’ll be able to enjoy your SML property all year round. Contact Debbie at Prudential Waterfront Properties to learn more about finding the perfect lake home in Smith Mountain Lake.