Find tranquil, waterfront living in Handsmill

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ~Loren Eiseley

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Water and nature are the driving forces behind Handsmill on Lake Wylie.

No matter how hectic your day or the amount of traffic in your commute, coming home should be the most calming part of your day. Add to it living lakeside in beautiful Handsmill, and your day just got a lot better!

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An outdoor meeting area in a rustic lodge setting.

Handsmill is located on Hands Mill Highway and Highway 49. The community is 15 miles from I-485 and easily accessible to medical facilities, great shopping, dining and Charlotte Douglas airport, which is about 30 minutes away. Nearby recreation destinations include the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Daniel Stow Botanical Garden, McDowell Nature Preserve and historic downtown Belmont.

The nearly 400-acre master-planned community is located in York County on Lake Wylie’s western shore. When completed, it will have approximately 500 homes, as well as plenty of green space and walking trails.

Amenities, some of which are not yet completed, will include two marinas with 60 boat slips, boat launch ramp and boat storage area; common areas and parks; junior Olympic pool; fitness center; gathering rooms with fireplaces; catering kitchen; outdoor fireplace; and children’s playground.

The community is being built in 7 phases and has separate sub-neighborhoods – The Manors, The Abbey and The Pinnacle – that include single-family homes and duplex homees built by Handsmill’s approved team of builders.

Nearest the gated entrance, the Pinnacle at Handsmill is being built by Lennar Homes. It offers single-family homes on smaller, interior lots.

The Abbey is all about lakeside living! The custom homes and wooded home sites are nearest the water. Many of the home sites have dockable waterfront lots. There is a list of lots currently available in The Abbey. They range in size from just under 0.4 of an acre to almost 1 acre. Some are interior, but there are some dockable waterfront lots available.

Homes in Handsmill are priced from the $440,000s and waterfront lots start in the $300,000s. Homes currently listed for sale range from $478,350 for a nearly 4,200-square-foot, 5-bedroom home to $564,900 for a 5,800-square-foot, 6-bedroom home. None listed is waterfront.

There are 7 new construction homes listed in MLS for sale. Only 1 is under contract as of March 23. There are also homes listed on the Handsmill site that are available and not listed in MLS.

A list of neighborhood architectural guidelines are available on the neighborhood’s web site. According to the information provided on the Handsmill site, homes range in size from mid-2,000s to nearly 6,000 square feet. No information was provided regarding future phases in the neighborhood.

Handsmill is zoned for the Clover, S.C., school system, including Bethel Elementary, Oakridge Middle School and Clover High School.

Neighborhood spotlight: York’s Bethelfields

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This 4-bedroom home in Bethelfields sold for $264,000 in 2015.

The mature neighborhood of Bethelfields located in York has great amenities, location and school zoning.

Homes in Bethelfields were built in the early 2000s by a variety of builders such as Lennar Homes, Don Galloway and K. Hovnanian Homes.

The neighborhood is on the western shore of Lake Wylie near the intersection of highways 55E and 274 (Hands Mill Highway). A small farm separates the neighborhood from the roadway and gives the majority of the homes in Bethelfields some setback from road noise.

It is about 45 minutes to both the airport and Uptown depending on the route and traffic and is convenient to both Rock Hill and Gastonia. Just north of Bethelfields at Highway 557 are many dining and shopping options, a Wal-Mart Super Center and Lowe’s. The local coffee shops, Crowders Creek Coffee Co., is just a 1.5 miles down the road for a cup of fresh-roasted fair trade coffee.

Inside Bethelfields, the amenities include a pool, 3 playgrounds, picnic tables and sidewalks throughout. There is also storage available to residents for boats, trailers and RVs. Lake access is conveniently located 5 miles south at the Allison Creek ramp.

Homes are reasonably priced in the high $100,000s to mid- to high-$200,000s. Most of the homes are size from 2,100 to 3,100 square feet.

The average sales price of a Bethelfields home during the last 12 months is $227,512 and about $86 per square foot.

Approximately 1.4 homes sold each month in the neighborhood during the last year. Currently, there are 4 homes listed for sale in Bethelfields, which given market data for the last year, is 2.8 months inventory.

York has nearly 11 months of inventory, and York County has nearly 7 months of inventory. Bethfields is still very much a seller’s market at its current inventory.

Home sales average just over 97% of list price in the neighborhood.

Bethelfields is zoned in the desirable Clover School District for Bethel Elementary, Oak Ridge Middle School and Clover High School.

Spotlight: The Coves on River Oaks

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The beautiful Coves on River Oaks offers residents large home lots in a peaceful lakeside setting.

Developer May Green Properties planned the 250-acre neighborhood that has just 160 home sites. It is located just north of the intersection of highways 557 and 274. It’s just 2 miles north of the Buster Boyd Bridge.

Aside from the proximity to Lake Wylie and all it has to offer, the neighborhood has walking trails and lots of common area green space. Additionally, it is close to local shopping, dining and restaurants.

Veranda Classic Homes has 6 floor plans to choose from or buyers can choose their own builder for a 3,000-square-foot minimum home size. The homes are priced from the high $400,000s to the $700,000s.

A custom Craftsman-style home that sold in The Coves on River Oaks last year.

Some of the custom builders in The Coves are MJ Palmer Construction Co., Aspen Homes, Beckham Custom Homes and Holmes Construction.

The first 3 phases of the community sold out, and May Green is offering “estate” lots of 4 to 10 acres in size. Even the standard home size lots of 1.4 to 3 acres are large compared to most planned community lots. There are no waterfront lots but many water view lots.

Currently, 8 homes are for sale in The Coves on River Oaks. One home is a 2010 resale home and the rest are new construction. Three are under contract as of March 1.

Only 4 of the 9 homes sold during the last 12 months were resale homes. The average sales price was $582,478, with an average price per square foot of just under $139.

Resale homes sold for an average of 94.5% of list price. The overall sales average was 97% of list price.

Fewer than 1 home sells per month in The Coves, which puts inventory at more than 8 months. Nearby neighborhood The Landing has 9 months of inventory and 9 homes currently listed for sale.

The Coves on River Oaks is zoned for Crowders Creek Elementary, Oak Ridge Middle School and Clover High School.

Sunset Point: Affordable lakeside living

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Sunset Point on the shores of Lake Wylie is a beautiful community tucked away on the southeastern corner of the lake near Westminster Park.

Built in 2002, the neighborhood includes single-family detached homes and townhomes. It is one of the more affordable communities on the lake with waterfront homes. boatslip

Sunset Point is 20 miles south of Charlotte with convenient access to I-77. It is minutes from Fort Mill and Tega Cay.

Founded in 2002, Sunset Point has many amenities, such as a pool and cabana, grills and picnic area, private beach area with a picnic pavilion and a lakeside boardwalk.

The neighborhood also has a 64-space community boat storage area. Most waterfront homes in the community also have either private backyard docks or private community slips. Public access boat ramps for residents who do not have a boat slip or dock is available at nearby Ebenezer Park.

Interior homes usually range in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, while waterfront homes in Sunset Point can approach high $400,000s.

Currently, there are 2 homes listed in Sunset Point, both waterfront and listed at $450,000. Both homes are around 2,500 square feet.

The average sales price for a home in Sunset Point over the last 12 months was $234,050.  There were no waterfront homes sold in the last year. The price per square foot for the homes sold averaged approximately $90.

The highest and lowest price of homes sold in the last year was $277,000 and $189,500, respectively.

Life on the lake attracts all kinds of buyers and Sunset Point is no different. The community is a diverse mix of young, single professionals, couples, families, retirees and empty-nesters.

If you thought waterfront or even water view living would bust your budget, think again. Keep an eye on homes available in Sunset Point!

There’s no place like home…on Allison Creek Peninsula

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Allison Creek Peninsula is surrounded by Big and Little Allison Creek inlets, two recreational hot spots on beautiful Lake Wylie. Palm Cove and Palm Cove II are just 2 of the 4 adjacent communities on the peninsula worth considering if moving to the lake is on your to-do list!

The communities offer a mix of custom homes and production homes. Palm Tree Cove II is still being built out and has only new construction homes for sale, while there are a mix of new construction and resale in Palm Tree Cove.

Palm Tree Cove II homes start in the $200,000s, and Palm Tree Cove homes are a bit pricier, averaging closer to $300,000 on the low end and upper $400,000s on the high end.

Currently, there are 4 homes on the market in Palm Tree Cove, 2 new construction and 2 resale. One of the new construction homes is under contract, as of Jan. 19. The prices range from $576,000-plus to $385,000.

In Palm Tree Cove II, there are 7 new construction homes on the market. The highest list price is nearly $400,000 and lowest is in the $270,000s. None is under contract.

The location of the communities cannot be beat! Access is easy from Highway 274 onto Allison Creek Road. There is a public access point with a boat launch and day dock that many of the peninsula homeowners use. Shaded sidewalks connect all the communities along Allison Creek Road.

The peninsula offers a diversity of homes from custom homes in Mariner’s Bluff or Mariner’s Watch Cove – the other two neighborhoods that share the peninsula – and homes outside the 4 subdivisions that could be a small cabin or a waterfront mansion.

Winter is the perfect time to dream about summer fun on the lake. If you’re thinking of moving then you can’t go wrong with a home on beautiful Allison Creek Peninsula!

Lake Wylie Realty welcomes Patti Elam

Patti PhotoLake Wylie Realty is pleased to announce the addition of North Carolina, South Carolina Broker/Realtor to the Team Patti brings over 30 years of experience to the Company and will specialize in all phases of the Industry. Contact Patti at 704-309-6912 or email at http://www.patti@lkwrealty.com

 

3RD QUARTER MARKET REPORT

 

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THE WATERS UP SO ARE AREA SALES IN SEPTEMBER BY 6%

  • OTHER GOOD NEWS IS THAT INVENTORY IS DECREASING FROM 166 HOMES LAST SEPTEMBER TO 127 THIS YEAR.
  • AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IS AT 219.
  • AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET FOR ALL SOLD HOME IS CURRENTLY AT 126.
  • LAST YEARS CLOSED SALE PRICE WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS THIS YEARS AT AROUND $550,000.
  • THIS YEARS AVERAGE ASKING PRICE COMES IN AT ABOUT $ 800,000.00 CLOSE TO THE SAME AS LAST YEAR WHICH MEANS THE LOWER PRICES ARE SELLING MUCH BETTER.
  • ONLY 5 HOMES HAVE SOLD THIS YEAR OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS

NOW THAT THE WATER BACK UP WE CAN ALL ENJOY SOME BOATING ACTIVITY WHICH DEPENDING ON YOUR DOCK LOCATION HAS BEEN QUITE LIMITED.

YORK COUNTY IS WORKING ON A NEW WATERSHED ORDINANCE TO HELP PROTECT THE LAKE AND CHANGES TO THE LAND USE PLAN SO STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMONG EVENTS AND HEARINGS IF YOU LIVE ON THE SC SIDE OF THE LAKE.

LAKE WYLIE REALTY BROKER DAVID MCCORKLE, FORMER PLANNING COMMISSIONER IS ON ONE OF THE COMMITEES TO HELP PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS LAKE.

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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!

Riverpointe Home featured in Home Design Magazine

The May 30th edition of the Charlotte Observer Magazine Home Design features our Riverpointe listing

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