Spotlight: The Conservancy at McLean

If you are 55 or older, there is a great opportunity for you to own a home near Lake Wylie in Belmont, North Carolina. The Conservancy at McLean is a new construction neighborhood brought to you by Essex Homes and M/I Homes. This highly desirable location is surrounded by Lake Wylie and right next to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. These homes are perfect for anyone downsizing, but have amazing amenities so you don’t feel like you have downsized.

The Conservancy at McLean is located just off South New Hope Road. It is part of the wider neighborhood of McLean which includes many different custom homes and sections by renowned builders with price tags going up into the millions of dollars. The town of Belmont is just up the road. There is also easy access to the airport and Uptown Charlotte.

The amenities for the community include clubhouse with serving kitchen, pool, dog park, lakeside park, fishing pond and walking trails. The walking trails include the Carolina Thread Trail and Seven Oaks Preserve Trail which connect to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

There are many homes already built in the community as well as many opportunities for new construction homes. Additional phases will be opened up when the current phase is completed. Homes range from 1,652 to almost 3,000 square feet of heated living space and prices start in the $260’s. There are some cul-de-sac lots as well as wooded lots available. Homes have 2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms and 2-car garages. The homes plans are all single story with optional second floor living spaces and include lawn maintenance for homeowners. Homes are energy efficient and have a long list of included features.

The McLean community is currently zoned for New Hope Elementary School, Cramerton Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Come explore The Conservancy at McLean and join the many families that have already made it their home. Enjoy five miles of shoreline of Lake Wylie, charming historic Belmont, and close proximity with major sporting events and concerts.

Amazing Homes in Pinsto Forest

If you are looking for an amazing Belmont neighborhood with large brick homes and great Belmont schools, look no further than Pinsto Forest. You’ll love the homes on the large lots with all the convenience of being close to the city, yet with the feel of privacy and peacefulness with room to unwind.

This established development was originally built in the 1980’s and homes continued to be built into the early 2000’s. The earlier homes are a little bit smaller than the newer homes. The 1980’s homes are usually around 2,400-2,700 square feet and have 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2.5-3 bathrooms. The newer homes typically have well over 3,000-4,000 square feet and have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Most of the homes in Pinsto Forest have two car garages, some of them rear loading. Some of the homes have fully finished basements which can be used for second living quarters or for offices or game rooms. Many of the homes also have cul-de-sac lots.

Lots in Pinsto Forest are around three quarters of an acre which leaves plenty of room for outdoor living spaces. Homes have mature landscaping and mature trees providing shade and privacy.

Children in Pinsto Forest currently attend Belmont Central Elementary School, Belmont Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as boundaries occasionally change.

Pinsto Forest is located near the banks of the Catawba River off South Point Road walking distance to South Point High School. This great location is very close to downtown Belmont with shops, restaurants, and Belmont Abbey and College. There is easy highway access for a quick trip to Uptown Charlotte or Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

In the past year, homes in Pinsto Forest sold for an average of $403,208. Four homes sold in the past year so they don’t come up often so when you see one you need to jump on it because they are very desirable.


Neighborhood Spotlight: The Meridians

The Meridians is a great Lake Wylie location built by Meritage Homes. This community offers energy efficient ranch style homes with craftsman style details in a great location.

The Meridians is part of The Palisades and residents enjoy membership to The Palisades Country Club. This includes the resort-style swimming pool, tennis complex, state-of-the-art fitness center and much more. There is an amazing PGA worthy golf course as well as banquet facilities with exquisite food. A monthly fee is required to continue the membership.

Owners in The Meridians also enjoy community amenities for only their section of the neighborhood. Included in the community you’ll find a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, sidewalks, streetlights, and tennis courts.

The Meridians homes offer low-maintenance living in their homes. This means that much of the exterior and yard is taken care of by the homeowner’s association. These homes have up to 2,946 square feet of living space with 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. If you build your home, you will also get to choose 2 or 3 car garage. Homes have 1 or 2 stories in eight basic floor plans that can be customized for your needs.

Currently there are 35 home sites with 8 quick move-in homes. There is room for future phases with additional lots that may open up soon. Many of the home sites are wooded for great privacy.

Residents of The Meridians are zoned for some of the best schools available. Current zoning is for Palisades Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, and Olympic Renaissance High School. Please verify school assignments as zoning boundaries can change from one school year to the next.

Located off Youngblood Road, The Meridians are in a great spot. Residents are close to Lake Wylie Marina, McDowell Nature Preserve, Topgolf Charlotte, Gold Hill YMCA and Tega Cay Golf Club. For shopping and dining, Rivergate, Baxter Village and Stockbridge Commons are all nearby. You can also hop on I-77 or I-485 for a trip into Uptown Charlotte, Ballantyne, or SouthPark.

Homes in the meridians have gone for between $346,294 and $373,770 in the past year. There are currently 15 homes on the market here so there are many choices for the discerning home buyer.

June Market Report

Are you ready to act quickly to get a new home? According to the monthly report by the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association based on data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service, you’ll have to. In the Charlotte Region as a whole, homes sold in an average of 36 days. This is down dramatically from just 5 years ago in 2013 when they sold in 93 days.

When you look at Lake Wylie, you have a little bit more time to look for a home as the average time between list and sale was 56 days. This is down from 119 days in June of 2013, a decrease of 63 days.

These homes are also commanding higher prices than ever before. Back in 2013, the average home in Lake Wylie sold for $299,227. Today, that same average home price is $381,048, a rise of just over $81,000. That’s a whopping 27% rise in just 5 years.

Buyers are starting to feel the pressure as prices rise and inventory shrinks. Jason Gentry, the president of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association says “Even though the Charlotte region is wedged into a solid seller’s market, incredibly low supply coupled with higher prices and rising mortgage rates are presenting challenges to buyers.” And mortgage interest rates may continue to rise as the FED is expected to raise rates another two times this year.

In June of 2013, there were 400 homes on the market in Lake Wylie. This June, there were 407 homes on the market. This means that this area is not feeling the pinch as much as the Charlotte Region as a whole. But, due to population growth, 400 homes in 2013 was a 7.7 month supply of inventory while 407 homes today represents just a 4 month supply of inventory.

When sellers do sell, it is a great market for them, however many people are reluctant to enter the market as they are apprehensive about if they will be able to find a comparable home. This means many people are staying in their homes rather than risk the market.

Builders are having a harder time keeping pace with demand as well. Building material costs are on the rise due to recent tariffs and building costs have gone up. This may slow the rate of new housing starts or may just shift price points for consumers.

For now, new listings in Lake Wylie are on the rise, up 28.1% from last month. Pending sales were up 30% as well so it appears that the market in Lake Wylie will be healthy for some time to come.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Amberwood

If you’ve ever been soaking up the sun in Windjammer Park in Tega Cay, South Carolina and thought it would be a great place to live, you couldn’t be more right. The park is just down the road from Amberwood, a great affordable neighborhood close to the free Friday night shows of the Carolina Show Ski Team.

Amberwood is located just off Tega Cay Drive walking distance to Trailhead Park, City Hall and the Tega Cay Police Department. The brand new elementary school is just down the road as are options for shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation. Tega Cay Marina is right down the road so you can take full advantage of lake living.

The wider community features a clubhouse, golf course, playground, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You also have access to places to golf, hike, swim, public boating marinas, and more in the surrounding area.

Homes in Amberwood were built between 2001 and 2003 and typically have 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms. Size can vary, but is usually around 2,000 square feet with one and two-story plans. Each home has a two car garage and brick accents on the exterior. Interiors have open floor plans, plenty of storage, and great outdoor living spaces with mature trees.

Children in Amberwood attend Tega Cay Elementary School, Gold Hill Middle School, and Fort Mill High School. All of these school are top rated and residents still pay lower South Carolina taxes. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

In the past year, homes in Amberwood have sold for between $215,000 and $275,000 with an average price of $249,400. There is currently one home on the market which represents a 2.4 month supply of inventory.

Lakeside Living in Chapel Cove

Chapel Cove is a new construction lakefront neighborhood in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina. There are resort-style amenities, stunning homes, and lake living at its finest all with access to the conveniences of the city.

Located southeast of Charlotte, Chapel Cove is just off Shopton Road West. There is convenient highway access via I-485 at exit 4. This can quickly connect residents to I-85 or I-77 connecting them to all parts of the city. There are many options nearby for shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation.

There are three builders for Chapel Cove. Developer Crescent Communities chose Pulte Homes previously CalAtlantic, Taylor Morrison, and Fielding Homes. Each builder has different floor plans, a variety of finishes, and upgrades available to personalize the homes. There are many different price points so there is a home for most any budget.

Community amenities in Chapel Cove are great for residents of all ages. There is a clubhouse with kitchen, fitness rooms, and multi-use club room. The swimming pool has a splash area for children as well as adult spaces. There are courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball. Walking and biking trails wind through the neighborhood and have both hard and soft surfaces. There is a playground as well as pocket parks throughout the community. One of the trails takes residents to Lake Wylie and has a kayak and canoe launch with neighborhood provided kayaks.

Children in Chapel Cove currently attend Winget Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School and Olympic High School. There are many charter and magnet school options nearby. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

There are currently 16 homes on the market in Chapel Cove representing 3.3 months of inventory. In a typical month, 4.8 homes are sold in Chapel Cove. In the past year homes in Chapel Cove have sold for between $310,000 and $755,000 with an average sale price of $443,510.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hall Park

It’s hard to find an affordable home in the Charlotte area as prices continue to rise. There are some great opportunities to own affordable homes when you go a little further out from the city center. One place that is great for is in Belmont.

Belmont is just 25 minutes away from the city, and 13 minutes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are amazing shops, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor recreation and more close by. In Belmont proper you will find Belmont Abbey, and just outside of town in Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

For affordable housing in Belmont, there is no better place than Hall Park. Located just North of Riverside Drive near the intersection with Belmont Mount Holly Road, Hall Park is convenient to I-85. Residents are walking distance to Belmont Abbey College and can also walk to restaurants and local businesses.

These quaint homes were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Many homes have been fully updated, but there are opportunities to update these homes and make them work for your family. Lots are large and have mature trees and manicured landscaping.

Homes have 2 or 3 bedrooms, and 1-2.5 bathrooms. Square footage ranges between 1,100 and 2,600. Many of these homes have original features that you just can’t find today such as aged hardwood floors, hall stands for telephones, arched doorways and more.

In the past year, homes in Hall Park have sold for between $118,500 and $242,500 with an average sale price of $184,467. These affordable homes don’t stay on the market long and there are currently no homes on the market in Hall Park. You need to be ready when the next one comes up for sale.

Stunning Lake Frontage: 4533 Forest Cove Road

Don’t miss our open house this Sunday, July 1st from 2-4 pm.

This amazing lakefront home is just what you have been waiting for. This is your chance to belong to the elite club of lakefront homeowners. And, what a stunning home.

Boasting an amazing lot with 0.86 acres, this home in Forest Cove has room for all of your family gatherings and parties. The yard has a flat grassy area perfect for all types of lawn games. The huge deck is perfect for watching the sun rise each morning while drinking your coffee. The deck leads down to the newly refurbished in-ground pool perfect for pool parties all summer long. Walk down from the deck to the firepit for smores at days end.

Walk down the path to the water’s edge where you will find a dock with boat lift. The mature trees from the yard make it feel like the lake is your own private oasis. The community also has a floating dock and pier for residents to use.

This home is located just off Armstrong Road, walking distance to the Harbortowne Marina and Ship Store and Seven Oaks Cafe, and right around the corner from Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. You will have a quick commute to Uptown Charlotte or just a day trip to visit museums, catch a sporting event or concert. You can easily get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport for a work trip or vacation, but you will always want to return to this retreat of a home.

When you approach the home you enter through the gated driveway. There is room for many cars to park in the drive as well as a two car garage. You enter the main level of the home which boasts gleaming hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, designer lighting, and much more. The updated kitchen has breakfast bars, island, and stainless steel appliances. The floor plan is open so one living area flows directly into the next.

There are three bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 4,082 square foot home. The septic permit is for three bedrooms, however the fully finished basement has many rooms that can be used like bedrooms. The spa-like bathrooms are spacious and newly updated. The basement has a steam shower as well as bar/entertainment area and the laundry.

This home is currently zoned for New Hope Elementary School, Cramerton Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Come join us for the open house this weekend or call to schedule a private tour. This home won’t last long and is currently offered for $609,000.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Belle Meade

Belle Meade is a Belmont neighborhood with around 190 households with a great location and amazing homes. Built in the early 2000’s, these homes have open concept floor plans, plenty of flexible spaces, and all of the details.

Located off of South Point Road, Belle Meade is close to the Catawba River, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and downtown Belmont. There is easy highway access to take residents to Uptown Charlotte or on a trip leaving from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Everything you need is close by, from shopping, to dining, to grocery stores, to churches, to

In the past year, homes in Belle Meade sold between $292,500 and $422,000. Homes range in size between 2,500 and 4,700 square feet of heated living space. Homes have between 4 and 6 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 bathrooms. Two and three car garages are common as are all brick exteriors, tall trees, and wide sweeping lawns.

The interiors of homes in Belle Meade have hardwood floors, gleaming woodwork, chair rails, crown moulding, trey ceilings, spa like bathrooms, home offices and more. Outside they have great outdoor living spaces to take advantage of the wooded views.

Homes are currently zoned for Page Elementary School, Belmont Middle School, and South Point High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Currently, there are three homes on the market in Belle Meade representing just 4 months of inventory. This is lower than the 4.3 month inventory for all of Belmont, but higher than the 2.2 month supply for the entire Charlotte region. This means that the market in Belle Meade is a little more balanced between buyers and sellers making multiple offer situations less common.

Lovely Lake Views: 2166 Lometa Road

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to own an amazing home in Palm Tree Cove II, now is your chance. 2166 Lometa Road is a fantastic home built by Meritage Homes in 2015. The home sits on a 0.6 acre lot with water views making it a true showplace.

The home has innumerable builder upgrades which make it perfect for a new family to move in immediately. The exterior is a low maintenance hardiboard and brick. Waterviews are available from both levels of the front porch. The wide sweeping lawn is perfect for a game of croquet or badminton. The three car garage and driveway will store your vehicles and leave room for parking when you throw parties.

3,760 square feet of living space are spread out over two stories. The first floor is open and airy with abundant natural light. The kitchen has an enormous eat-in island and plenty of storage in the white cabinetry. Four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms are included in the home as well as a study, mudroom, and dining room. The rear of the home has a patio with wooded view for additional privacy.

The first floor has luxe hardwoods and trim out details like trey ceilings and crown mouldings. Designer lighting really brings each room to life. Arched doorways and cutouts lend a graceful feel to each room. The spa-like bathrooms will help you unwind at the end of each day. There are even designer touches in some of the rooms like shiplap walls and art alcoves.

This property is in South Carolina which offers great schools and lower South Carolina taxes. This home is currently zoned for Bethel Elementary, Oakridge Middle, and Clover High Schools. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Don’t miss your chance to own this immaculate home. See our full listing for more details. We would love to schedule a private showing for you.