Featured Listing: 228 Ridge Reserve Drive

If you have been thinking about building your dream home in the Lake Wylie area, look no further than our new listing at 228 Ridge Reserve Drive. This amazing property is just about a third of an acre in highly desirable Heron Cove. We just wrote yesterday about this wonderful neighborhood, if you want to read the full article, click here.

228 Ridge Reserve Drive is a great lot on a cul-de-sac street with great woods ready for you to custom build the home of your dreams. The requirements of the lot call for at least a 2,200 square foot home that can be on a basement or crawl space. You can bring your own builder, or use one of the neighborhood builders.

The location of Heron Cove is great as it is just across the Buster Boyd Bridge in the heart of Lake Wylie. This means that you are in perfect position to take advantage of local shops, restaurants and community events. Being in South Carolina means lower taxes, but you still get to take advantage of excellent Clover schools. Uptown Charlotte is a quick commute, and quick highway access will make a short trip to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Heron Cove is an upscale community with amenities already built and ready for use. There is a pool and clubhouse in addition to waterfront park and dry boat storage. There are walking trails, a gazebo, and you are walking distance to swimming in the lake.

Don’t miss out on one of the last lots in the established community in Heron Cove. Call us at 803-831-8588 to schedule a private tour of the property and the entire neighborhood. To view this listing, click here. To view all current listings and create custom searches, visit our website here.

Explore Heron Cove

Of the many amazing lakefront neighborhoods in Lake Wylie, Heron Cove may be one of our favorites. The location is great, the schools are excellent, and you can’t beat the lake views. The community is further strengthened by amenities and local activities for all ages. This is a great place to call home.

To get to Heron Cove, take Highway 49 across the Buster Boyd Bridge, the neighborhood is just across the bridge and to the right. This means that residents are near shopping, restaurants, and community events. The neighborhood is zoned for Clover schools, one of the best in South Carolina, but you get the advantage of lower South Carolina taxes.

As you enter the community you will see the amenities including Waterfront Park. This park has swimming, and fishing. There is a storage rack for resident’s canoes, picnic and barbecue grills and a fire pit. There is a playground for the kids as well as Heron Park Swim Club and walking trails throughout the community. There is also dry-boat storage for residents.

Lots in Heron Cove are large, coming in mostly over an acre with old growth trees on a quiet peninsula on the lake. Homes were custom built, and tend to average 4,000 square feet and are packed with features. Many homes have coffered ceilings, hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, bonus rooms and some even have basements.

Currently there are 5 homes on the market in Heron Cove representing 10 months of inventory. The rest of Lake Wylie has just a 4.5 month supply of homes so buyers may have the upper hand in negotiations.

Heron Cove is a stunning neighborhood on beautiful Lake Wylie that you don’t want to miss! To schedule a private tour of homes in Heron Cove or any other Lake Wylie neighborhood, give us a call at 803-831-8588. To view all current listings and create custom searches, visit our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lauren Pines

Between York and Clover, South Carolina you’ll find a slower pace of life in a tranquil spot called Lauren Pines. This amazing neighborhood was just completed so there is no more construction noise to mar the serenity of the scene. If you want a newer home on a large lot away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, this may be the perfect place for you.

This beautiful neighborhood has mainly custom built homes on large lots. Many have full-brick exteriors with stone accents, side-load garages, traditional styling, and architectural features. Lots are at least an acre in size leaving plenty of room for sports courts, outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, playscapes, pools, and much more. The neighborhood is surrounded by woods on all sides so residents frequently enjoy spotting their wild neighbors.

Lauren Pines is located just a few minutes away from I-85 which will quickly connect you to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte. Gastonia and Rock Hill are just 20 minutes away in either direction connecting with shopping, dining, and entertainment. Head into York or Clover for nearby community events such as parades, arts festivals, and concerts.

Homes in Lauren Pines are modest in scale with all homes having at least 2,000 square feet, but many coming in over 2,500 square feet and a few homes over 3,000 square feet. Inside you’ll find many amazing features such as granite counters, fireplaces, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and much more. Rooms are large and feature plenty of storage. Many of the homes are pre-wired for technology in each room. In the past year homes sold for an average of $358,230. There are currently 4 homes for sale in Lauren Pines with one already under contract.

If you are interested in setting up a private tour of homes in Lauren Pines, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

January Market Report

The monthly report from the newly named Canopy MLS is in. When you look at the entire Charlotte area which includes many counties in South Carolina, the same trend we have been following for a while is still in place. Prices are up while supply is down and there appears to be no relief in sight as new listings are almost stagnant. This is persisting despite high demand for new homes with closed sales and pending sales up year over year.

When you look into the numbers for the Lake Wylie area, some of the trends are intact, while some are different. In Lake Wylie inventory of homes for sale is down 37.8% from last year at this time. This should have driven prices up, but it is the opposite. The average home sale was actually down 16.6% from $465,313 to $387,899. Keep in mind that numbers in Lake Wylie can be skewed due to the small sample size, for instance one premium lakefront home can have a big impact.

New listings, pending listings, and closed sales are all up from the same time last year, 27.6%, 40.9% and 10.7% respectively. This bodes well for the area as we can possibly start to recover from some of the inventory slump. Homes are selling quickly showing that there is still a strong demand for homes in the area. The average home was under contract within just 56 days with the closing happening after 106 days.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Glynns at Carolina Crosssing

Sometimes you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The country has fresh air, beautiful scenery, and great relaxation. You’ll find all that and more in The Glynns at Carolina Crossing.

This great neighborhood is located in picturesque York, South Carolina. This small town is home to many community gatherings, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The Glynns at Carolina Crossing is located just off of Old York Road on the east side of York. Residents are halfway between York Road and Handsmill Highway. This location is convenient to Lake Wylie, I-77 and is just 30 miles from Uptown Charlotte and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Homes in The Glynns at Carolina Crossing were built between 2010 and 2019 and there are some lots that have still not been built upon. These homes are typically 3 or 4 bedrooms with 2 or 3 bathrooms and around 1,500 to over 3,000 square feet of living space. Lots are large with each around an acre or just over. This leaves plenty of space for outdoor living spaces, play yards, sports courts, RV storage, and outbuildings.

In the past year, six homes sold in The Glynns at Carolina Crossing for an average price of $316,033. They sold quickly too, with most of them selling in less than a month on the market. There are currently two homes on the market, one resale, and one new construction. There are also four lots currently for sale with two of them under contract.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in The Glynns at Carolina Crossing or any other neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Explore Browns Cove

If you have been to Lake Wylie on a boat or just to swim, chances are you have visited Browns Cove. This amazing spot is popular with boaters and swimmers alike and it has a no wake entrance which makes it a quiet spot to enjoy the water. There is a deep water area inside the entrance perfect for swimming, and a few amazing homes that rarely come on the market.

Browns Cove is located on the North Carolina side of the lake near Charlotte Premium Outlets. You take I-485 to Shopton Road, then you can use either Buckland Road or Rock Island Road depending on if you want to go to the North or the South end of the cove. This means that shopping and dining are close and a commute to Uptown Charlotte is easy. A trip to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is convenient as well.

There are a few homes in Browns Cove and they don’t come on the market very often as they are premium real estate. Proximity to one of the lake’s best swimming holes adds a premium even over the typical waterfront lot.

There is one home about to hit the market and it is a prime example of a perfect lake home. The home is at 9332 Windy Gap Road and has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms in 4,587 lakefront square feet. This luxuriously appointed home has been completely renovated with a fully finished basement and is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the lake life style.

In the last year, not a single home sold in Browns Cove. Many of these amazing homes on large flat lots have unobstructed views of the water. Waterfront homes have boat houses, floating docks, boat lifts, and slips for friends to park.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of the home coming on the market soon, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Summerhouse At Paddlers Cove

If you want to join in the lake lifestyle but don’t have the big bucks for a waterfront property, check out Summerhouse at Paddlers Cove. This new construction neighborhood by Lennar Homes has everything you need.

These homes were built between 2017 and 2019 and are on small easy-to-care-for lots. They have great craftsman inspired styling with brick, shingle, or stone details. Each home has a two car garage and many of the homes have front porches perfect for chatting with neighbors.

The interiors of these homes have open floorplans with grand kitchens, spacious bedrooms, and stylish details.

Summerhouse at Paddlers Cove is desirable for amenities as well as the new homes. There is a great clubhouse, pool, playground, and pond as well as street lights throughout the community.

The community is located 20 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and 23 miles from Uptown Charlotte on the South Carolina side of Lake Wylie, South Carolina. The neighborhood is zoned for award winning Clover schools. This makes it a really desirable spot for many families so homes here sell quickly.

In the past year, 14 homes sold in Summerhouse at Paddlers Cove, but it was the close-out of the new construction. This year, there is only one home up for re-sale. Homes originally sold quickly with most homes going under contract in less than a month. Homes sold for between $255,000 and $353,600 with an average sale price of $312,602.

If you are interested in owning a home in Summerhouse at Paddlers Cove or any other neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view all current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Featured Listing: 17804 Durrango Court

Welcome to your dream home! This stunning home at 17804 Durrango Court is located in the desirable and amenity rich Palisades neighborhood. This home won’t last long so give us a call at 803-831-8588 and we will schedule a private tour.

The Palisades are located south of the McDowell nature preserve on the North Carolina side of Lake Wylie. The neighborhood surrounds the Palisades Country Club and many of the homes have golf course views. There are waterfront lots and well as wooded interior lots. The neighborhood received the Audubon Gold Rating for being friendly with the environment and protecting native species. Amenities for this master planned community include a 21,000 square foot clubhouse, Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, 15-acre swim and tennis facility, 7 miles of natural trails and 300 acres of preserved woodlands.

This home is a fantastic example of an estate home in The Palisades at the end of a cul-de-sac street. The full brick exterior contains 6,899 square feet of living space spread across three floors with one being a fully finished basement. You won’t believe the upgrades throughout this home, from the treehouse with working windows and roof shingles, to the whole house surround sound system with internet hardwired into each room. There is a theater/media room with projector, main level private office, butler’s pantry, wet bar with beer tap, billiard area, exercise room, and so much more. The attention to detail is truly second to none.

This home has 7 bedrooms and 5 and a half bathrooms with one of each being a second living quarters in the basement with outdoor access, perfect for guests or in-laws. You’ll love the chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry,  and the 14 foot kitchen island with seating. The butler’s pantry offers additional prep space and storage.

There are great schools in the area, both public and private as well as a brand new high school slated for 2021. You’ll find nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment. Uptown Charlotte is an easy commute for residents as well as a quick trip to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

If you are interested in owning this home or any other home in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. We will schedule a private tour and help you through the whole process so you can move into this amazing home. You can view all current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Brookside

Many people have been moving further out from Charlotte and are looking for country charm and slower pace of life while still being close to everything. If this sounds like you, Brookside in York is a wonderful place to look.

This fantastic neighborhood is located right off York Highway near the intersection of Old York Road. This means that you can be in downtown York in just a few minutes for the charm of the small town and tightly knit community. There are many events throughout the year where you can be plugged in and get to know your neighbors. There are also many shops and restaurants for everything you need close to home.

A trip to Uptown Charlotte on the other hand, will take a little bit longer as it is 35 miles away. That trip can be for work, museums, professional sports, concerts, theater, restaurants, and so much more. Also nearby are Fort Mill and Lake Wylie. This means that you can enjoy the full lake lifestyle, shop, eat out, or just enjoy being outside all without going far from home.

Homes in Brookside were built between 2001 and 2007 and are typically 3-5 bedrooms with 2-2.5 baths. Homes have between 1,500 to 3,600 square feet of living space. Homes are either ranch style or two story most having two car garages. Many homes include substantial upgrades since they were built including hardwood floors, kitchen remodels, and upgrades to outdoor living spaces. Lots are between a third and a half of an acre and some lots are in cul-de-sac streets.

In the last year 7 homes sold in Brookside for an average sale price of $208,700. There are currently no homes for sale in Brookside, but that is not uncommon in winter. Springtime is typically when the real estate market picks up so people can move into a new home in plenty of time to be ready for the next school year.

If you are interested in owning a home in York, or the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. We will help you to be ready for springtime when there are many more homes for sale so you can move quickly and buy the home of your dreams. You can view all current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Lucky You Could Own A Home

If you had 11, 33, 44, 59 and 67 with Powerball number 8, you are the lucky winner who won $50,000 in the lottery on Wednesday. The winning ticket was purchased at the QuickTrip on Charlotte Highway. You have 180 days from the drawing date to collect your prize, and we know just the way to help you spend your winnings.

When you purchase a home, banks want you to put down 20% of the purchase price. If you don’t have 20% of the purchase price, there are ways to still purchase a home. You can have two loans and only put down 5%. One of the loans will be for 80% and the other will likely have a higher interest rate but will be for the other 15%.

Another way to purchase a home without the full 20% down is to find a property that will accept an FHA loan. These types of loans have a few more requirements for the borrower, but you will be able to purchase a home with only 3.5% as a down payment if you have a FICO® credit score of at least 580. FHA loans also require a debt-to-income ratio less than 43% and income and employment verification. Your loan officer will let you know all of the other qualifications you will need, but the property will also have to pass a more rigorous FHA inspection.

If you have 20% or more to put down on the purchase of your first or next home, you may qualify for some of our historically low interest rates. Banks look at how much debt you have, what your income level is, what assets you have, and more to determine your interest rate for a loan.

If you are in the market to purchase a home in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. We can put you in touch with the right people to get your loan process started, then we will help you find your perfect home. You can view all current listings and create custom searches on our website here.