Archives for September 2013

LAKE WYLIE WATERFRONT LOT REPORT “IT’S A BUYERS MARKET” 9/15/13

Waterfront Properties for sale have increased to 146 listings as of 9/15/13 further increasing supply of vacant undeveloped waterfront  lots. Demand for Waterfront Lots has decreased since the Great Recession started, primarily because of the lack Financing available.

Only 29 lots have sold on the Lake this year in Gaston, Mecklenburg and York Counties. The average sales price was $215,000, and days on the market were over 227.

Realistically the glory days in lots sales are over for now and the near future because of the lack of financing. Prices are declining back to the late 1990’s to early 2000 levels. Its a great Buyers Market for Waterfront Properties on the Lake.

Lake Wylie Realty welcomes Quinn Johnson

P1010390Quinn Johnson of River Hills has joined The Lake Wylie Realty Man Team as Broker Associate. Quinn has been a Licensed Broker in both Carolinas for more than a decade. His past experience includes Development, Commercial and Residential Sales. For the past seven years Quinn has specialized in sales and marketing of Homes and Home sites in “Lifestyle Communities”. Quinn and his Wife Kara live in River Hills and both grew up in Lake Wylie and are now raising three Children of their own in that same Community. Quinn can be reached at 704-906-6636 or email Quinn@lkwrealty.com

JERRY PLAGEMAN JOINS LAKE WYLIE REALTY

We are very pleased to announce Jerry Plageman has joined Lake Wylie Realty as Realtor/Associate. Jerry is a former Lake Wylie Man of the year and  is a 30 Resident of the River Hills area of Lake Wylie. Jerry is married to Phyllis and has two daughters Jenifer and Elizabeth. Jerry has been a Partner in the Shopps in the Landing and in Commercial Real Estate for over 10 years. and will be specializing in River Hills Real Estate along with Lake Wylie Waterfront Properties and Commercial Properties. Jerry can be reached at 704-293-5136 or email at jerry@lkwrealty.com

LKW Fall News and Events

Labor Day has passed, but anyone expecting a slowdown on Lake Wylie may need to take a closer look. Several large events are planned at the lake during the next two months. Last week, USA Water Ski announced two major sponsors, Hall Marine Group and Race City Marine, for the Sept. 27-29 USA Wakeboard Nationals at Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill. Organizers expect 1,000 to 1,500 spectators. “It’ll be fun for spectators, even people who’ve never wakeboarded,” said Mark Murff with Hall Marine, a company whose oldest location and corporate office is Lake Wylie Marina. “It’s really amazing what these guys are doing behind a boat.”

    The 15th annual national championship features a $15,000 purse for top pro men and women, featuring 11 divisions. Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Carolina Show Ski Team are helping with the event. Auvis Cole, sports sales manager with visitors bureau, said his group uses Lake Wylie as a hook to land large events like the nationals. “Lake Wylie is such a great natural resource for the entire county,” he said. “Why not take advantage of such a great resource?” Cole’s group also is a sponsor for an Oct. 20 event bringing triathletes to Ebenezer. Lake Wylie Tri Fest, presented by  visityorkcounty.com, features short and long courses covering a swim, bike ride and run. Swimming takes place in the lake, up to 1,500 meters for the long course. The event is part of the Y Tri Series and is the ninth in a series of 10 races this year. It’s the third this year in Rock Hill, but a first using the lake. A Fort Mill event drew more than 70 athletes. Along with athletic events, fall is the time for two major gatherings each year on the lake. Riversweep, organized by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Lake Wylie Marine Commission, is a community clean-up where volunteers comb shorelines and haul in thousands of tons of trash and debris. This year’s event will be held Oct. 5 A week earlier is the 11th annual concert benefit for Lake Wylie Children’s Charity. The group sponsors an area child facing cancer each year and throws a fall bash to raise money to help the family pay for medical expenses and more. Last year’s event was so successful, the recipients were able to purchase a house. This year’s concert will be held Sept. 29 near Buster Boyd Access Area. Cole said this group is talking about hosting another large event in the spring. “It’s some exciting times, some really cool events coming up,” he said.