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!


This years Music Fest takes on a different twist this year and is being held at The Lake Wylie Red Fez Club on the NC side of the Lake near the bridge. Patrons will be able to anchor up or come by land to see 8++Bands playing from 1:00 PM till dark and there will be a Craft Beer Extravaganza sponsored by Lake Wylie’s Sweetwater Bar and Grill. LOG ON

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Lake Wylie Waterfront Fireworks Display 2015

YMCA Camp Thunderbird will be having their annual fireworks display Friday the 4th starting around 9:30 PM everyone is encouraged to donate to the cause. Please send checks to YMCA Camp Thunderbird . One Thunderbird Lane Lake Wylie SC 29710 Viewing is available at the Lake Wylie Realty Office parking lot for more info please call David McCorkle at 704-309-1549

Lake Wylie Realty’s BIC David McCorkle talks improvements in the Charlotte Obser

The June 7th Home Design section in the Charlotte Observer featured an article by Broker in Charge of Lake Wylie Realty David McCorkle on Home improvements as they relate to decks, porches, patios and outdoor living spaces read the article click on the link  Home Design

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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Lake Wylie Market Report First Quarter 2015

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Lake Wylie Realty sells Properties in North Carolina and South Carolina both Residential and Commercial. Waterfront Homes along with Properties in all neighborhoods. Our Office is conveniently located near the NC- SC border at the River Hills Community entrance on Highway #49 at 1 Executive Court, Lake Wylie SC 29710.  Our Professionals are the best in the Business, search our site, set up notifications, see everything on the Market and visit our virtual showroom or contact us at 803-831-8588.











Lake Wylie’s Best Realtor

January 2015

Better Business Bureau

Southern Piedmont

13860 Ballantyne Corporation Place

Suite 225

Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

This brief letter is in reference to the professional services of David McCorkle, BIC of Lake Wylie Realty, Clover, South Carolina.

I retained the services of Mr. McCorkle (David) in February 2014 to sell the home of my deceased father, Robert Glenn Smith, Jr., who resided at 11101 Windy Grove Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. I could not have secured a better realtor.

As I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I required someone who could and would effectively represent me in Charlotte, communicate regularly with me, and adjust his schedule when necessary to meet with me during my monthly trips to the Charlotte area.

David certainly performed the expected realtor duties—listing the house and showing it to prospective buyers, representing my needs and expectations to potential buyers, and taking the sale through the closing process. His phone calls and emails were frequent; I was fully aware of developments as they occurred despite being 200 miles away.  David routinely altered his busy schedule to make himself available for personal meetings with me when I traveled to Charlotte, and travel plans were often made at the last moment.  All of these actions were expected by me, as David came highly recommended. But he went beyond the expected duties of a realtor. On several occasions, David visited the property simply to determine what work, if any, was needed. When he discovered a problem (or potential issue), he secured reputable people to make minor repairs to my father’s home, always with attention to cost. There were a couple minor, cosmetic issues that he handled himself, without charge. Adding to his work was the necessity of David serving as a liaison between myself and the property’s co-owner—my father’s second wife, a woman with whom I refused any direct, personal interaction.

Even more remarkable was David’s work following the actual, formal closing of the sale. He met me at the property when my family and I came to clear the house of its furnishings. David spent most of that day—using his own time—moving furniture, clearing the crawlspace and exterior buildings of stored household items, and removing trash and discarded items from the premises. I have never heard of nor imagined a realtor helping in such a manner, especially after the sale of property was final.

It is extremely rare that I find myself genuinely impressed with anyone, especially in the business sector; however, David was that rare individual. He was knowledgeable, effective in his dealings with prospective buyers, and forthright  in his dealings with me. He routinely communicated with me, offered sound advice, and adapted his schedule to mine, often rescheduling his own earlier-made commitments. He demonstrated professionalism in his work and inspired me with confidence in his handling of the entire process of representing the property and my needs—doing all of this more as a friend than as an agent Again, I could not have secured a better realtor.


Diann Townsend

614 Six Lakes Drive

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588



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