Archives for August 2015

3 Little-Known Tips for Buying a Home

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Buying a home is no small feat. When looking to purchase a home, there are endless factors to consider. Here are a few quick tips on searching for the perfect home.

Pre-Approval Means A Lot: If you get preapproved from a lender, it can mean a lot to your budget and your realtor! All of the contributors will feel more invested in you if you are pre-approved for a mortgage. Try to stay friendly with the people at your bank so you can ask friendly questions (like the best interest rates and hidden fees that might be associated with the loan).

Stick to the Facts: Buying a home can be difficult, but try not to get too emotionally invested in your hom- buying experience. It will help you stay strong if your bid is not accepted on a house,or if the deal just doesn’t fit with your budget.

You’re Moving Into Your New Neighborhood: Remember, you’re not just moving into a new house – You’re moving into a whole neighborhood! Take into consideration how your neighbors live, where the grocery store is, and where you can get a good slice of pizza.

If you’ve determined that now is the right time to buy a new home, we’re here to help you get started. For information on homes for sale in Lake Wylie, SC, visit LKWRealty.com!

Top 3 Things to Do on Lake Wylie

lake-clubhouseLake Wylie is the perfect place to take a vacation or day trip. Here are just a few activities to do during your stay:

Hike the Trails: Take a hike over the McDowell Nature Preserve. Over 7 miles of hiking trails are available for you to explore the beauty of Lake Wylie. You can also camp, fish and boat along Copperhead Island. Finally, wrap up your day with a picnic in one of the designated areas.

Splash Dash: Participate in the annual Lake Wylie Splash Dash! Get your running shoes on for a 5K or 10K. Donate just $10 to the Camp Thunderbird Scholarship Fund to walk the course and receive a free t-shirt.

Lake Wylie Music Fest: Visit the Lake Wylie Music Fest and Craft Beer Extravaganza! Admission includes beer samplings, a commemorative glass, backstage enjoyment of Music Fest and a variety of vendors.

Although Lake Wylie is a great place to vacation, it’s even a better place to live! Among our 325 miles of shoreline, there are countless waterfront homes currently available. During your visit, we invite you to tour some of our Lake Wylie waterfront homes. Visit LKWRealty.com for current listings, additional information on neighborhoods, and more.

LAKE WYLIE PROPOSED LAND USE PLAN AMENMENTS

JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION: Call for Action on proposed changes to Land Planning and Land Development Ordinances, Please read and attend the Council Meetings. Follow the link for more information. WE MUST MAKE CHAGES BEFORE IT PASSES TO LOWER DENSITIES AND TRAFFIC IMPACT

Proposed Draft Ordinance Amendment’s

Planning & Development Services has been working to improve our ordinances and appreciate your assistance as we work through these important items. We will be continuing to identify deficiencies within our ordinances and listening to feedback from elected and appointed officials, members of the development community, residents, and other stakeholders to continue to improve our ordinances to better address the needs of the County.

The following is a tentative adoption schedule:

  • August 10, 2015:           Planning Commission Recommendation
  • August 17, 2015:           Council First Reading
  • September 8, 2015:       Council Second Reading with Public Hearing
  • September 21, 2015:     Council Third Reading

Broker in Charge David McCorkle and former Planning Commission Member has been working on an advisory Committee along with other Residence and Stakeholder to advise Council on proposed changes to the Ordinances to reduce Traffic and Development impact in the greater Lake Wylie area. We will be proposing changes and our own overlay to the Ordinance before it’s passed like lot sizes and erosion control

 

Lakefront Living: Tips On Purchasing Lakefront Property

lakefrontLakefront homes are a certain niche in real estate. Choosing to live on a lake requires a certain amount of lifestyle choices to consider. Typically, homes located on a lake are considered more valuable, which leads to a higher price tag. Even when the housing market declines, the lake housing market holds steady as the value does not decrease with the market. When considering the purchase of a lakefront home, it is important to consider many factors. Here are a few tips before purchasing lakefront property.

 

Location: Be conscious of where the house is located on the lake. This could include an area of the lake that is rocky or sandy, if the windows primarily face the lake, or if there is a boat launchpad nearby.
State of the Home:  When looking to purchase a home on a lake, consider that there is constantly moisture in the air. Be wary of purchasing a home that has had previous damage or issues with affected wood, metal or stone that is attached to the home. Contact a home inspector for this step, if possible.
Hire the Right Realtor: The right realtor will understand what you are looking for and avoids wasting your time on properties that are not within your budget. You want a realtor you can trust to help you attain the best deal on your next home.
If you’re in need of a realtor in Lake Wylie, contact Lake Wylie Realty!