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You'll find my blog to be a wealth of information; covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That's because I care about the Lake Martin community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I'd love to talk with you!

March 29, 2019

Clay County Land For Sale | Plyers Mill Road, Ashland AL | Lake Martin Area Real Estate

Off the beaten path, private, quiet, country setting, a great spot to build a home, just a few ways to describe this particular property located in Clay County in Ashland, AL; just a little ways down County Road 5 from Hackneyville on Plyers Mill. This road starts out paved but turns into a dirt road just before you get to this property.

So the acreage here is about 37. Mostly flat in the front, then gently sloping towards the back, it's mostly wooded. But, there are some thin/clear spots to use as a home site.

This property is listed with The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster. If you are interested in finding out more about this property, please visit or click the link below.

March 29, 2019

A Home, A Business, A Bundle | Home and Shop For Sale in Coosa County | 1320 Coosa County Rd 44 Goodwater, AL | Lake Martin Area Real Estate

On a about a 2.5 mile road in Goodwater, AL, you will find this lovely 3 bedroom brick home, a 2400 square foot shop, and a great opportunity, all located on 2 acres. If you've been wanting a home and a business, this could be your only chance to get just that.

Let's start with the living space. This 1973 brick home has a 3 car attached garage, massive back deck, metal roof, covered front porch, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. It is currently on city water, but you have the option of using well water as well.

From the garage, you enter into the large kitchen/dining area which serves as the main hub of the house. The master bedroom is located on the back of the house with the main bathroom nearby. Off towards the front of the house you will find the living room and other 2 bedrooms. The complete living space inside is approximately 1500 square feet. 



The shop, which has it's own separate address, once served as the seller's primary business location. The front of the building has a large space which could serve as a showing room and a kitchen. The back has been designated the official work space, with plenty of room to put tools and machinery. This shop also has a full custom bathroom with shower. 



This piece of property holds tons of opportunity. It is listed by The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster. If you are interested in finding out more about this property or to schedule a showing, please visit or click the link below.

March 28, 2019

Your New Home is at Stillwater's | 209 Hickory Way Dadeville, AL | Lake Martin Area Real Estate

The Stillwater's community in the town of Dadeville is home to excellent golf, Copper's Grill, and, of course, Lake Martin. The deep emerald blue water on this side of the lake is just to die for! There are so many things Dadeville has to offer. So why not live at Stillwater's? This beautifully decorated home at 209 Hickory Way is currently up for grabs.
This home is located on the old Stillwater's golf course, now closed, it offers privacy on the back side of the property. The yard has nice landscaping, the trees offer shade on a hot summer day. And I think we all can agree, in Alabama, shade trees are an absolute must! The patio is a great place to have some quiet time for some much needed R&R after a couple rounds of golf. 
From there, make a pit stop in the large sun room, truly peaceful!
 The seller's of this home recently did some updating. The floors, some of the walls, and the roof, metal, have been redone. The living room and dining are an open concept feel with the living room having tall ceilings, complete with skylights and original stained glass, a depiction of the once lively old golf course. Here, I might need to mention that there is a new golf course, that is, in fact, alive and well! 



More features about this home: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2 bonus spaces which could be used as office space, crafting, woodworking, etc. and a room above this space for extra storage. There is also a 1 car attached garage. You won't see a whole lot of traffic on this road as it is a dead in street. 
  This home, just under 2,000 square feet, is listed by The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster and Michael Walton. If you would like to see more photos and info or to schedule a showing please visit or click the link below.

March 28, 2019

Quiet Retreat in the Horseshoe Bend District | 270 Taylor Rd Alexander City, AL | Lake Martin Area Real Estate

Just down the road from Alexander City, is the little town of Newsite. This small town is home to Horseshoe Bend School, The Generals Cafe, and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. Though this home has an Alexander City address, it clearly belongs to the Newsite Community with it being about 1.5 miles from the Newsite side of Sanford Rd and is in the Horseshoe Bend School District.
According to the Horseshoe Bend School Facebook Page: "Horseshoe Bend School was created by the closing of Daviston, Hackneyville, and New Site. We are the strong school we are today because of the rich heritage of these schools."

One of two homes on the private Taylor Road, this one features hardwood, tile, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. The front porch is perfect for rocking on long summer days, and the hills are just teeming with wildlife. The turkey have grown accustomed to tromping through the the backside of the property and every now and then a deer can be seen grazing in the distance.


The covered, attached carport has 2 spaces for parking. From there you can enter the home on the kitchen side. There is also a deck on this side of the house with an entrance into the dining. The laundry room is located beside the back door to the carport as well.

The kitchen, living, and dining room has an open feel with tall ceilings. This home comes with all kitchen appliances, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. 


Just down the hall are 2 bedrooms and main bathroom. At the end of the hall is the master bedroom with on suite.

This home, built in 2004, is about 1500 square feet and is listed with The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster and Michael Walton. If you would like to know more about this property, you can see more photos and details by visiting or click the link below.

March 28, 2019

Lake Martin Land For Sale | 11 Acres | Close to Wind Creek State Park | Lot 6 Amber Hill Road Alexander City

Approximately one mile from Alexander City Alabama's Wind Creek State Park at Lake Martin, there is 11 acres. This acreage is located on Amber Hill Road, a short ways up a dirt drive off of Coven Abbot Rd. Amber Hill is just that, a hill, with several homes, privacy, on top of the world it would seem.

This particular piece of property is wooded, but there are a couple of flat areas that would make a perfect home spot. There are no restrictions, so the possibilities are endless. Just need a place to park your RV for the summer? Park it here! Wanting that cabin away from it all? Build it here! Want a fancy mountain type chalet? You know the drill.

This property is listed with The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster. If you would like more information, more photos or schedule a showing, please visit or click the link below.

*The map shows approximate location.
March 28, 2019

Four Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | Alexander City Home | 1973 County Road | Lake Martin Area Real Estate

If you are looking for a home in Alexander City that is convenient to everything this Lake Martin community has to offer, is affordable, and has a basement, then you might want to check out this one located at 1973 County Road. It is located a short distance off of the main Highway 280 and about 10 minutes from the beautiful Lake Martin, AL. This home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, tile and finished basement. The entryway on the inside has brick flooring. From here, you have two options, go up or down.

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up. Down in the finished basement you will find tile flooring and  real wood paneling in the large bonus room. This room also has an entrance from the driveway. Also located in the basement is a bathroom, bedroom, the laundry room and extra storage space.



Upstairs, you have your main living area, kitchen, dining, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. The flooring throughout the main level is hardwood with tile in the kitchen and bath. The living room windows are large offering plenty of natural light. The dining room has a sliding glass door leading onto the covered back deck with stairs leading down to the back yard. The kitchen has 2 open doorways for entry: one from the dining and one from the top of the stairs coming in from the main entrance. Down the hallway is where the 3 bedrooms and bathroom is located. Gain entry to the the bathroom from the hallway and from the master bedroom. 
This home would be great for the first-time home buyer, or investor, someone looking to get closer to town, or someone looking to customize a home to make it theirs. This home is listed by The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by Kara Luster. If you would like more info, see more photos of this property or would like to schedule a showing, you can do so by visiting or click the link below. 


March 27, 2019

Lovely Brick Home For Sale | Lake Martin Area Real Estate | 1460 Coosa County Rd 44 Goodwater, AL



This 3 bedroom, 1 bath brick home is located on a quiet little road just past the small town of Goodwater, AL. One of 3 properties for sale in this location. In the past six months, there have been a total of 5 properties come up for sale on County Rd 44, 2 have sold already. Meaning, property in this area is selling pretty quick. Coosa Count Rd 44 is about a 2.5 mile road off of County Rd 511 that loops back onto 511.


This lovely home was built in 1984 and is situated on 1.5 acres. The yard is big, mostly flat, with a few trees and shrubs. While there are a few neighbors around, their homes are not situated right on top of each other, so I would consider this a fairly private location.


This home features a paved driveway with a one car garage. Located just inside the garage is a storage room. Who doesn’t need extra storage space? Coming in from the garage, you nester a small office or den. From there you enter the dining and kitchen which has an open concept feel separated by a peninsula of cabinet space. In this room there is an exit to the backyard, the entrance to the laundry, and entrance to the living room. Down the hall is where your bathroom and 3 bedrooms are located.


The overall layout of this home is quaint. Simply put. It easily flows. There’s nothing complicated about it. Which opens up the possibilities for you in this home.


You can see more photos, find out more info, or schedule a showing by visiting or simply click the link below.


March 26, 2019

Delightful Home For Sale | Young Acres Subdivision in the Lake Martin Area | 2064 Clubview Drive

There's a home currently for sale in the beautiful Young Acres Subdivision in Alexander City, AL. Well, actually there are a few, but there is one 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in particular at 2064 Clubview Drive that I am excited about. Why? Well let me tell you!


When you open the front door into the foyer, you are greeted by the back side of the large brick wood burning fireplace. You may think that's odd but actually, to me, it not only gives you a sense of separation from the living area, but it also gives you this warm, cozy feel. I mean the brick work is truly beautiful. It doesn't have that bright red look where you're trying to match all your furniture without clashing. No, it's that subtle brown that goes with everything! More importantly, though, it creates that barrier between the living and foyer.


Now, let's talk about what's on the other side of this charming center piece. Did I mention it's wood burning? I think that it is important I stress that. Think of the aesthetic it will give. Imagine, sitting around with your glass of wine, or grape juice, whichever you prefer, reading a book. You can shut the cast iron door, turn on the blower and heat the main living area. Savings, Savings, Savings.



Now, on to the living room. Did you see that!? How the ceiling is eloquently accentuated? I mean, this is not everyone's thing, but I love this! It feels like a mountain home in the middle of town. The openness is like a breath of fresh air. The flooring for this space was done in a nice hardwood. The double doors lead out to the back deck, which is rather large, might I add, not massive that it takes up the whole back yard, but large enough to host a gathering. Part of the deck is covered, complete with porch swing, so you can relax even on a rainy day.


The living area has an open feel to the kitchen and dining area with a window and large walkway into the living from the kitchen so you still are apart of whatever you have going on in the living room.  Some stainless steel appliances come included, the refrigerator, oven, and microwave. There is also a dishwasher and cook top stove. There is plenty of cabinet space and the flooring is done in tile. From here there is a separate laundry area with half bath and another exterior door leading to the back deck. There is also a door from the kitchen/dining area to the attached garage which, in my opinion, could fit 2 standard size cars. But not to worry, there is a 2 car detached garage in the back of the house. 




The lot in which this house sits upon is rather large at 0.66 acres, privately fenced, and nicely landscaped. The driveway is completely paved and circular. There are 2 entrances to the main road, but one could be closed off by the privacy gate, which is excellent news for you because this side is where the large attached carport is located. Perfect for parking your camper, truck, RV, or boat. And since it is covered, you could use this space for crafting, woodworking, a painting area, play area for the kids on a rainy day, or just about anything! 


No need to walk out side to get to this area, the basement entrance leads right to it with access from the inside of the home as well. The finished basement holds tons of potential! Tile flooring, drywall, and did I mention refreshment bar with refrigerator. The refreshment stand/bar is custom made of about 100 year old barn wood. There is also a separate room which is currently being used as a tanning station, but could be turned into a bathroom. 


The quaint Young Acres subdivision is conveniently located in approximately the center of the Lake Martin town of Alexander City. The junior college, Central Alabama Community College or CACC, is located right across the street from this neighborhood as well. The citizens of Alexander City are quite fond of this little neighborhood for its charming characteristics, location, and sense of community. This home is located about 10 minutes from the beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama. 


2064 Clubview Drive is listed with The Denson Group Real Estate & Design by REALTOR Kara Luster, which coincidentally is me! If you are interested in seeing this home or would like more information, you can visit me at, or click the link below:



Feb. 5, 2019

8 Most Popular Homes on the Market Today in Lake Martin



In today’s technologically advanced world, home buyers take to the internet to start their home buying journey. There are several websites out there that allow you take virtual tours, see photos, locations, and compare, while in your pjs, all from the comforts of your laptop or mobile device. Today’s blog post took a little bit of research. There were several factors to consider, but all that aside, here are the 8 most popular houses, in no particular order, home shoppers loved AND saved that are on the market today!


1. 11 S Lands End Road








2.       125 Cheyenne Lane



614 Ridgeview Point



4.       151 E. Elmwood Street




5.       1595 Moonbranch Drive



6.       133 Mallard Cove



7.       95 Cherry Lane




8.       238 Semmes Street


What do do you like about these homes? Which one is your favorite? Is there a home currently on the market that you love but didn’t make the top 8? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. 


Needing to see more photos of these popular homes? Simply click the photo of your favorite to see all the photos AND additional information. 



Photos and information are courtesy of Lake Martin MLS. 

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Dec. 3, 2018

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