Popular restaurant opens new Lake Wylie location

The lake Wylie area just continues to grow and recently had yet another restaurant opening to add to its ever-growing list of dining options.

The much anticipated Sake Express Japanese steakhouse and Sushi just opened its fourth  location in Mill Creek Commons Center in Lake Wylie. This recent opening is the largest of the four locations that are currently open in Belmont, Mount Holly and Gastonia.

Totaling 4,900 square feet of cooking and dining pleasure, locals and visitors alike can take advantage of great Japanese food from 10 AM to 10:30 PM Monday through Saturday and from 11 AM to 9 PM on Sunday.  The menu features creative sushi rolls, bento boxes, Teppanyaki noodles, and so much more. The restaurant prides itself on great food and fantastic service, and it is a wonderful spot for families or a date night.

Mill Creek Commons is strategically located at the intersection of SC Highway 274 and SC Highway 557 and is a 75-acre master-planned retail development anchored by Lowes Home Improvement and Walmart. The shopping center also includes a “proposed 14.59-acre junior box retail development and 10 outparcels.” Five outparcels have already been sold or leased to Bank of America, Wachovia, Walgreens, Zaxby’s and McDonald’s. There are still five out parcels left for sale or lease.
For more details and information on this new dining option in Mill Creek Commons, check out the article at Gastongazette.com.

Open House: 14 Woodvine Lane in Clover

An absolutely stunning home in the River Hills neighborhood is on the market at 14 Woodvine Lane, and you won’t want to miss it. This spacious home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms totals almost 2,100 square feet.

Everything in the home has been renovated and updated to perfection. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, a
fireplace in the family room, vaulted ceilings, crown molding, beautiful stainless steel appliances, large walk-in closets, bathrooms with modern finishes, carpeted bedrooms, and a large deck. The home is situated on a third of an acre and features plenty of trees and yard space.

River Hills is a desirable gated community with a country club, golf course, full-service marina and more, and it features resort-style living all year round. Furthermore, River Hills is located in Clover, and thus, residents can take advantage of one of the best school districts in the state, as well as South Carolina’s lower taxes. Plus, the neighborhood is conveniently located to all of the recreation that Lake Wylie has to offer.

This family-friendly neighborhood and home are waiting for you to make it yours, and at $359,000, interested buyers will want to act quickly.

Be sure to check out our Open House this Saturday, March 25, from 1 PM to 3 PM at 14 Woodvine Lane. This is a beautiful one-of-a-kind opportunity that you will not want to miss.

For more information on this property, visit LKWRealty.com.

Featured Listing: York’s 1775 Canebrook Glen

Your beautiful new home could be awaiting you in the desirable neighborhood of Bethelfields. This four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home totals 2,348 square feet on nearly a quarter acre lot. The open floor pant plan features a kitchen and breakfast bar adjacent to the great room, which includes a charming fireplace for chilly nights.

There are numerous upgrades throughout the house including hardwood floors throughout the downstairs level, as well as upgraded tile in the kitchen. The master bedroom features double walk-in closets, a spacious bathroom with a garden tub and a large double vanity. In addition to the four bedrooms, the second story of the home also features a loft/bonus space, which is perfect for a kid’s play area or home office.

Bethelfields is a lovely community conveniently located in Lake Wylie and sits in the Clover school district, which features some of the best schools in the state. This family-friendly neighborhood boasts a swimming pool, playground, picnic tables and more. Residents can also take advantage of a community storage lot for boats, trailers and RVs.

Living in Bethelfields offers a small town vibe with the convenience of living between several metropolitan areas, including Charlotte, Rock Hill and Gastonia for all of the big city amenities you could dream of.

You won’t want to miss this gem of a home, and for more information on this home or other properties like it, be sure to visit LKWRealty.com.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Bethelfields

Lake Wylie’s community of Bethelfields features a small town atmosphere in a family friendly community that allows residents to not only take advantage of the beautiful Lake Wylie and all of its conveniences and recreational activities, but also of big city amenities. It is ideally situated between Charlotte, Rock Hill and Gastonia and sits in the Clover school district, which boasts some of the best schools in the entire state.

The neighborhood features a swimming pool, playground, picnic tables and sidewalks, as well as storage for boats, trailers and RVs. There are also regular community events for residents to take advantage of throughout the year.

There are currently three homes on the market representing 2.1 months of inventory, making this neighborhood a clear seller’s market. Inventory is much lower here than in York County as a whole, which features 4.3 months of inventory.

There has been almost no change in the average price per square foot or the average sales price of homes in Bethelfields over the last year, indicating that the market here is very stable and steady.

The average list price is currently approximately $218,000 and homes range in size from 1,983 square feet to 2,348 square feet and feature three or four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

This is a great neighborhood on the desirable South Carolina side of Lake Wylie, which features lower taxes and plenty of conveniences. If you are looking for newer construction homes in a neighborhood that offers a great sense of community, you will not want to miss Bethelfields.

Neighborhood spotlight: Clover’s Longlea Estates

Longlea Estates is a beautiful neighborhood of stately homes located in the desirable town of Clover, which features low South Carolina taxes and one of the best school districts around. This neighborhood of custom-built, newer construction single-family homes is great for families and features a variety of floor plans,  and homes are situated on generously sized lots.

There are currently two homes on the market here representing 1.5 months of inventory, which is incredibly low and definitely indicates a seller’s market for this neighborhood. Clover as a whole has 5.1 months of inventory representing a fairly balanced market. Longlea Estates is clearly a desirable neighborhood with homes not staying on the market for long. The current average list price is $219,450.

While there has been a little bit of fluctuation in the average price per square foot, the square footage price hasn’t strayed far from $71 over the last year. There has, however, been a slight increase in the average sales price over the last 12 months.

Clover features a small town vibe but offers easy access to Charlotte’s big city amenities. Furthermore, Clover is conveniently located near all of the recreation of Lake Wylie and also features its own charming shopping, dining and entertainment.

You do not want to miss Longlea Estates, and for more homes available and other great neighborhoods in and around Lake Wylie, be sure to visit LKWRealty.com.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Retreat at Sunset Ridge

The Retreat at Sunset Ridge is conveniently located in the Lake Wylie/Clover area of South Carolina. This desirable, tucked away neighborhood features beautiful new construction estate homes that are completely customizable.

Homes in the neighborhood range in size from 2,600 square feet to over 4,400 square feet and can feature anywhere from three to six bedrooms, two master suites, gourmet kitchens, media rooms and more. Residents of the community can take advantage of not only the great school district here, but also of the lower York County taxes.

There are currently six homes on the market here representing 14.4 months of inventory. Thus, the Retreat at Sunset Ridge is definitely a buyer’s market. York County and Lake Wylie as a whole have 4.3 months and 5 months of inventory respectively, indicating a slight favor towards the sellers. However the ample inventory in this neighborhood gives buyers the advantage.

That being said, there has been very little change in the average price per square foot over the last year, with only a slight increase. The current average list price is $447,242.

The community offers easy access to the local public library as well as to great healthcare. Plus, it is conveniently located near Carolina Place Mall, Baxter Village, Rivergate Shopping Center and more.

If you are looking for beautiful new construction homes in a highly sought after part of town, you will not want to miss the Retreat at Sunset Ridge in Lake Wylie.

Neighborhood Spotlight: York’s Clover Meadows

Clover Meadows, located in the charming town of Clover in York County,  features quaint community living in a premier school district, with convenient access to historic attractions, antique shopping, dining, grocery, entertainment and more. The community, which showcases its own playground, is only minutes from Lake Wylie, which boasts fantastic recreation in the way of boating, sailing, skiing, swimming and picnics.

The neighborhood features new construction homes that currently range in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to over 3,600square feet. There are single-story as well as two-story floorplans available with three to five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There are currently 12 homes on the market which represent 5.1 months of inventory, indicating a fairly balanced market here, given that a significant dip below six months of inventory would signify a seller’s market. York County overall has 4.1 months of inventory available, and therefore slightly favors the sellers. While there has been little fluctuation in the average price per square foot in Clover Meadows, there has been a steady climb in the average sales price of homes here over the last year.

Low South Carolina taxes as well as one of the most desirable school districts in the state make this a very popular neighborhood, especially for young and growing families.  Furthermore, with the average list price at just over $206,000, Clover Meadows is a relatively affordable community in the Lake Wylie area. If you are looking for new construction with easy access to all that the town of Clover and Lake Wylie have to offer, you will not want to miss this fantastic neighborhood.

Neighborhood spotlight: Oaks at Clover

The Oaks at Clover is an upscale community in Clover, South Carolina that features beautiful homes on oversized lots, as well as a “one-of-a-kind play area nestled into the woods that backs up to the fishing pond and one of the communities preservation areas,” making it a wonderful community for families. The neighborhood is located in the heart of Clover, giving families the advantage of the Clover school district and low South Carolina taxes.

Homes in the neighborhood range from 1,600 square feet to 3,600 square feet, and feature anywhere from two to five bedrooms and two to  three and a half bathrooms. These new construction homes feature many options and upgrades, including specialty lighting, trim detail, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and so much more.

There are currently nine homes on the market here, representing 6.4 months of inventory. This means that we are looking at a very balanced market, neither favoring the buyers nor the sellers.screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-3-02-03-pm
Even though there has been an increase in the average price per square foot over the past six months, the average sales price has remained almost unchanged over the past year. The market in this neighborhood is slightly more balanced than that of Clover or York County as a whole, which have 4.8 months and 4.2 months of inventory screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-3-01-54-pmrespectively, indicating a slight favoring of the sellers.The Oaks at Clover community is conveniently located near great shopping, delicious dining and plenty of recreation. If you are looking for a new construction home at a great value in a fantastic location, you will not want to miss this neighborhood.

Neighborhood spotlight: York’s Vanderlakes

screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-3-13-52-pmThere are plenty of charming communities throughout York County, and one that is particularly noteworthy is Vanderlakes–a quaint neighborhood comprised of stately homes that are situated on generously-sized lots averaging at least one acre. This is anything but a cookie-cutter neighborhood, where homes have individual character and charm. The neighborhood features plenty of greenery and privacy, with many homes featuring expansive hardwood floors, beautiful trim work, granite countertops, and lovely outdoor porches.

Furthermore, residents of Vanderlakes get to take advantage of Clover’s award-winning school district, making this a great neighborhood for families.

There are currently two homes on the market in Vanderlakes representing six months of inventory. Thus, the market here is perfectly balanced, not favoring buyers nor sellers.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-3-12-56-pm

However, it is certainly notable that there has been a steady climb in the average sales price of homes here, as well as in the average price per square foot. Over the last 12 months, the average price per square foot was $122.34screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-3-13-05-pm compared with over the last three months, where the average price per square foot was $147.10. Furthermore. The average sales price over the past year was $425,625, as compared with the average sales price over the last three months which was $475,000.

If these trends continue, it is to the buyer’s advantage to act sooner than later when considering purchasing a home here.

Don’t miss out on this great community boasting southern charm and beautiful homes.

Neighborhood spotlight: The Bluffs

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-9-52-54-pmLet’s check in with The Bluffs,  a new-construction neighborhood located just minutes from the beautiful Lake Wylie in the town of Clover. This charming community is an ideal blend of natural beauty and luxurious single-family homes.  Stately and architecturally diverse homes are situated on generously-sized lots that are as large as an acre. Homes here feature optional side-entry garages, stunning granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, tankless water heaters, hardwood floors and architectural shingles on the roof. Plus, The Bluffs is conveniently located near local restaurants, great shopping and plenty of recreational activities.

The market here is fairly balaned, with 7.2 months of inventory represented by three homes currently on the market.  While this number does not indicate a strong buyer’s nor seller’s market, inventory here is still significantly higher than that of York County as a whole, where there is only 4.7 months of inventory.
There has been a steady uptick in the average number of homes sold per month, and this increased activity tends to favor the sellers.
However, while there has been little change in the average price per square foot of homes, there has been a steady drop in the average sales price of homes, which favors the buyers.
The average sales price of homes currently available is $572,125, and houses on the market here have at least five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a minimum of 5,100 square feet and have been meticulously maintained.  Don’t miss this beautiful neighborhood and all that the The Bluffs has to offer!