Neighborhood Spotlight: Handsmill on Lake Wylie

Handsmill on Lake Wylie is a beautiful gated community that combines natural beauty with resort-style amenities. Homes are right on the lake offering exclusive access to all the activities Lake Wylie has to offer. These activities range from fishing to boating to hiking. The neighborhood even has two private marinas and boat ramp solely for residential use.

Hndsmill also offers many amenities within the neighborhood. For nature-lovers, there are many walking trails and green space to spend time in. But the centerpiece of the neighborhood is the luxurious Handsmill Club complete with a state of the art kitchen, two gathering areas, and a large outdoor patio perfect for entertaining. There are also amenities like a junior olympic swimming pool and fitness center only available to residents. For children, there is a separate playground. But while Handsmill offers seclusion and natural beauty, it also has the advantage of being within half an hour of all the activities Charlotte has to offer.

There are currently 3 homes on the market in Handsmill which represents 6 months of inventory. This means that right now there is a balanced market in the area, which is comparable York County as a whole, which also leans towards a balanced market.

In the last year the average price per square foot has slightly decreased while the average sales price of homes has stayed roughly the same.

With so many wonderful natural and community amenities, Handsmill at Lake Wylie is definitely worth checking out!

Luxury waterfront in Belmont’s Reflection Pointe

The Belmont community of Reflection Pointe is an upscale, gated neighborhood on the tip of the peninsula formed by the Catawba and South Fork rivers.

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This beautiful waterfront property sold in 2015.

The waterfront community is just 10 minutes south of historic downtown Belmont via Southpoint Road and has 362 home sites for your perfect custom home. You can bring in your own builder or choose from the community’s list of approved builders. There are many homes already built but also many lots available.

Reflection Pointe’s location is fantastic with only a 30 minute commute into Center City and about 25 minutes to Charlotte Douglas airport. Both Wilkinson Boulevard and I-85 can bring you to I-485 loop.

Community amenities include a freeform, lagoon-style swimming pool, clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, paved walking trails, recreation field, playground and a marina with deeded boat slips and a sandy beach.

Some of the builders that have built custom homes in the neighborhood are McSpadden Custom Homes, Rouse Builders and Yeary Homes.

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The view from one of the waterfront homes in Reflection Pointe.

Interior homes start in the $400,000s, and waterfront homes are $900,000 and up. Lots are priced from $150,000 to $450,000 for dockable waterfront and $50,000 to $100,000 for interior lots.

Three resale homes sold during the last 12 months in Reflection Pointe for an average sales price of $845,000 and $162 per square foot. Two of the homes sold were waterfront properties; one sold for $1.3 million and the other $870,000. The interior home sold for $365,000.

There are currently 8 homes listed for sale in Reflection Pointe.

Four of the properties are waterfront – 3 resale homes and 1 pre-construction home. The waterfront home list prices range from $839,000 to $1 million. Two are under contract as of April 7.

One beautiful water view resale home is listed for $850,000.

The remaining 3 homes for sale are interior resale homes and range in list price from $499,900 to $630,000.

For information regarding building lots, see the Reflection Pointe HOA web site.

Homes in the neighborhood are zoned for Gaston County’s Belmont Central Elementary, Belmont Middle School and South Point (N.C.) High School.

Lake life in Belmont’s Misty Waters

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Misty Waters is a gated, waterfront community located along Lower Armstrong Road just before the bridge leading to South New Hope Road and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

The neighborhood, developed in the early 2000s, gives residents the best of both worlds being located along the waterfront of beautiful Lake Wylie and still officially in Belmont and part of Belmont’s great school system as well as Gaston County’s lower taxes.

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This Doug McSpadden custom home in Misty Waters is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and combines natural stone and water in its design.

The serene, natural surroundings of the neighborhood were preserved as much as possible in developing lots for building. Additionally, the neighborhood has strict architectural guidelines for construction in keeping with the style and aesthetic of the neighborhood.

It is a short drive from Misty Waters to I-85, I-485 and Highway 74/Wilkerson Boulevard, which makes for a relatively easy commute to Uptown Charlotte for work or play. Charlotte Douglas airport is only about 30 minutes away. For everyday activities, quaint downtown Belmont is less 6 miles to the north.

Homes in Misty Waters must be at least 2,200 square feet and most are on lots of an acre.

Misty Waters has a lakefront clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trails and community boat dock/marina for residents living on interior lots. Waterfront homes have private docks and/or lifts.

Interior homes range in price from the $450,000s to $600,000, while waterfront homes are typically upward of $1 million.

Only 4 homes have sold in Misty Waters in the last 2 years. The average sales price and size of those properties was $716,875 and 4,721 square feet.

Currently, there are 4 properties listed for sale in Misty Waters. None of the properties is under contract as of March 27.

Two of the homes listed are beautiful waterfront properties.

The highest-priced home is listed for nearly $2 million and includes a guest house, dock and boat lift, and more than 6,800 square feet of living space. The other waterfront property is just under $1 million and has an indoor, heated pool, boat lift and is smaller at just under 4,600 square feet. Both are phenomenal properties!

There are also 2 interior homes listed in the $600,000s.

The neighborhood is zoned for Belmont Central Elementary, Belmont Middle School and South Point (N.C.) High School.

Misty Waters is a spectacular waterfront community that gives all residents access to the lake and the beautiful natural setting that surrounds it.

Spring means it is almost time to get on the water and enjoy lake life!!

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!

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3RD Quarter Market Report

Sales of Homes in the 29710,28278 and 29745 North and South Carolina zip codes as of 9/30/14 were 1043 compared to 880 in the same period of 2013 an 18.5% increase year over year. Sales of Waterfront Properties increased from 46 Properties to 49 Properties less than a 1% increase.

Lake Wylie Waterfront Homes and Properties

It has been a great year for properties on Lake Wylie and surrounding areas of the greater Lake Wylie area, Waterfront Homes are having the best year since the start of the great recession. Home sales in the Lake Wylie area have increased year over year since that time. Properties and their values have continued to increase in value and the Real Estate Market.

Lake Wylie Music Fest June 14th -8pm

The Lake Wylie Music fest is being held in Boyd’s Cove June 14th and can only be attended by water as usual this year. Starting the show will be Charlotte’s own Underground Detour Band, Lake Wylie Man and finish up with the Breeze and Bayou Blasters. lakewyliemusicfest.com 

Boat in Movie Nights are Back

Boat in Movie Nights are back at Lake Wylie Marina on Friday nights starting the third Friday of each month starting May (16th) running through August. The movies will be shown off the side of the storage Building facing the water so it will be necessary to come by Boat.

Hall Marine Group would also like to also raze awareness of a very sick young Girl close to the Marina Family. See her story at www.savingeliza.com. Check in with Hallmarine.com on Facebook for updates and movie titles.

ABOUT THE PHOTO

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This Photo, courtesy of Sandee Wilkerson  was taken around 1931 on Highway 49. This is the original Buster Boyd Bridge showing a frozen Lake Wylie. Old timers along with other Historians can’t remember another time this has occurred. For more information call the Waterfront Team.