Savannah, GA (September 9, 2011) - Continuing the momentum from a strong 2010 (which saw a 38% increase in home sales vs. 2009), The Landings on Savannah’s Skidaway Island reports that sales in the community have again outpaced national and regional real estate levels and trends. According to Savannah MLS statistics, home transactions (closings) in all of Chatham County in the first 8 months of 2011 were up roughly 8.2% versus 2010 – but home closings in The Landings were up a robust 27.6% in that same time period.

“The summer has been tremendous at The Landings,” notes Bill Houghton, president of The Landings’ homeowner association-owned marketing and sales firm, The Landings Company. “There were 67 homes and townhomes that closed in the community in June, July and August – the most since 2006, and an 81% increase over last summer. That has certainly pushed us ahead for the year – and we are getting closer to 2007 transaction levels.”

The Landings has been in existence since the early 1970s, but has been homeowner- and member-owned since the original developer transitioned out in the 1990s. That ownership structure has furthered the stability in the direction of the community, as the homeowners association and the private Landings Club have been prudent with community re-investments, maintaining the quality and the lifestyle that has kept property values in the community strong.

Part of that investment in property values is due to the community’s marketing messages, as developed by The Landings Company. “Our marketing efforts have driven a good bit of the increases this year and last,” adds Houghton. “In fact, The Landings Company has represented 46% more buyers so far this year than we had by this time last year, which comfortably outpaces the overall community’s strong results. We can track a lot of our incremental business to the national marketing and website efforts implemented in the last 12 months.”

About The Landings on Skidaway Island
The Landings on Skidaway Island is located less than ten miles south of Savannah, Georgia’s historic downtown, and less than 3 nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Six private golf courses are a central element of the amenity package at this gated island community, and residents also enjoy four clubhouse-restaurants, 40 miles of walking and biking trails, 34 tennis courts, two deep-water marinas, five pools, a newly expanded 48,000 square foot wellness and fitness complex and a variety of other coastal amenities. Named “one of the nation’s best residential communities” by the Urban Land Institute and “Savannah’s Best Neighborhood” by Savannah Magazine, the community’s lifestyle is exhibited on the official website Real estate information can be obtained through the community’s homeowner association-owned sales and marketing company, The Landings Company, at their on-island Real Estate Discovery Center or by calling (800) 841-7011.

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