Featured Listing: 4548 Water Oak Drive

Just listed is this amazing custom built home located in The Coves. This home sits on a one acre estate sized lot with a private backyard with large screened porch, patio, mature trees, and lots of green space. The lake is across the street and you can enjoy views from the front and side yards. It’s a true must see!

Amazing attention to detail is the hallmark of this true custom home. Outside you’ll find a side-load two car garage, full brick veneer, and lush landscaping. Inside you’ll find gleaming hardwood flooring and abundant natural light. Extensive mouldings, trey ceiling, coffered ceiling, and wainscoting are throughout. Plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, and an open floorplan make this home perfect for any family.

Within the 3,520 square feet in this home are 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and a powder room. The master is on the main floor as are a breakfast room and dining room. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, two full baths and a large bonus space. There is plenty of room to set up a home office or media room.

This home resides in The Coves, a great Lake Wylie neighborhood built in phases in the early 2000’s. You’ll feel like you are in a true retreat, though restaurants and shops are just 5 minutes away. If you have a boat, you can store it just 3 miles away at the Harbortowne Marina. This home is located just down the road from the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, close to shopping, dining, and easy access to Uptown Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

If you are interested in scheduling a private tour of this amazing home, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view additional photos on the full listing here.

Just Listed: 5929 Johnson Road

Newly listed is a true lakefront custom home that leaves no detail to chance. Careful thought, meticulous planning, and exquisite execution brought this amazing home together. Now it can be yours with only enjoyment ahead.

This home is located on a cove off the main channel of Lake Wylie with a Clover address that feeds to award winning and desirable Clover schools. The home is located within a community, but is not a part of the HOA. The lot is very private and is a dockable waterfront homesite. The home sits on an acre of property giving privacy, but also room for outdoor entertainment and living spaces.

This home is unique as it has a fully finished basement, as well as a carriage house with a suite perfect for a caregiver or the in-laws complete with full kitchen. Also included are a en-suite laundry, fitness room, and home office. You’ll be amazed at the custom built-ins, the chef’s kitchen, and the details like chair rail and wood inset trey ceiling.

You’ll love to relax on the deck or have morning coffee on the screened-in porch. The view of the lake is phenomenal. You can tool around the neighborhood on a golf cart and park it in its own private garage. You’ll also love the abundance of natural light that plays on the vaulted ceiling in the main living area.

To schedule a private tour of this home, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view the full listing and see additional photos here. To view additional listings and create custom searches, visit our website here.

Schedule a Tour of 4556 Water Oak Drive

Opportunities to get a home in The Coves on Lake Wylie don’t come up all the time. In fact, in the last year, just 5 homes were sold in the neighborhood. Currently there are just two homes on the market with one of them already under contract. If you would like to live in this amazing area, give us a call at 803-831-8588 to schedule a private tour of 4556 Water Oak Drive.

This custom home is located on an estate sized lot with just over one acre. This affords plenty of privacy and space for outdoor living. The backyard is so large it has a screened porch, decks, outdoor fireplace, and a huge irrigated green space perfect for pets, yard games or sports.

The location of this home is perfect, with Lake Wylie just across the street. You truly feel relaxed and peaceful in the small community. There are options for shopping and dining just five minutes away so you can be as connected as you want to be. A trip to Uptown Charlotte is a quick 35 minutes and Charlotte Douglas International Airport is just under half an hour.

When you walk into this home, you will see the incredible attention to detail that is a hallmark of a true custom built home. You will enter to see soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and an open floor plan with abundant natural light. A large custom kitchen is perfect for entertaining or just a casual family meal. There are also 4 large bedrooms with master on the main floor, bonus space, 4 and a half bathrooms and two separate two car garages.

This home is zoned for desirable and award winning Clover schools and has lower South Carolina taxes. What’s not to love? Check out our full listing for this property here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: River Hills

If you want a one-of-a-kind experience, River Hills is a unique neighborhood on Lake Wylie that you need to explore. This resort-away-from home could be your new home and it is only 18 miles from the center of Charlotte, North Carolina. The neighborhood was designed by Sea Pines of Hilton Head. It features casual Southern living in a gated community with 24-hour private security, a staffed gatehouse and all the amenities plus low South Carolina taxes and top-rated schools.

A magnolia tree lined entrance welcomes you to the over 800 acres of River Hills. Within the neighborhood you will find almost 1,100 homes set among mature trees and a championship golf course as part of the River Hills Country Club. Residents can choose from one of several types of club memberships. Residents also enjoy a playground, basketball court, dog park, community garden, beach park, and marina club with over 200 slips. Residents also gather throughout the year for community events organized by the homeowners association. Seasonally the neighborhood sees horses come through from YMCA Camp Thunderbird which is located adjacent to the River Hills, close to the Buster Boyd Bridge.

Homes in River Hills range from more affordable condominiums and patio homes to exclusive lakefront estates. In the past year homes in River Hills sold for between $211,000 and $800,000 though some of the premium waterfront homes occasionally come on the market and can list for well over $1 million.

If you would like to schedule a tour of homes in River Hills or are looking for 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.

State of the Housing in the Charlotte Market by UNCC

A comprehensive report issued last week by the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate (CKCRE) at UNC Charlotte offered a sobering picture of the State of Housing in the eight-county Charlotte Region. Using a wide range of housing data from 2010 – 2017, the report concludes that our region is woefully under-producing both for-sale and rental housing, leading to a growing affordability crisis that is most directly impacting middle-income families.

Read the article:

https://rebiccharlotte.com/2019/01/22/unc-charlotte-state-of-housing-summit/

Lake Wylie/Steele Creek/ Charlotte Real Estate report

The yearly numbers are in for 2018 for the Lake Wylie/Steele Creek Real Estate Market. The Carolina Realtors Association compiles data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services to get a portrait of the local real estate market and provide us with data to analyze for our readers interested in Real Estate. This is what they show.

The Charlotte Region:

When you start digging into the numbers, for the entire Charlotte region sales were down 14% from December of 2017. Prices were up slightly, with the average sales price up 1.1% to $282,894. Inventory was down yet again from a 2.3 month supply to a 2.2 month supply, a decline of 550 homes. This leaves sellers again in the best position in real estate deals with a balanced market considered to be a 4-6 month supply of inventory. Pending sales were dead even and new listings were down 4.4% from this time last year.

In the Steele Creek area zip codes 28278 and 28273 the Market is extremely tight,

1325 Homes were sold compared to around 2000 in 2017. Currently there were only 15 Homes priced under $300,000 in the entire 28273 area, most sell within 10 days of entering the market and the overwhelming majority of those were priced under $350,000.

York, Clover and Lake Wylie: Zip Codes 29710 and 29745

A similar pattern continues in the South Carolina Market, sales were down from 2017 from a high mark of 1300 to 1135 in 2018, the majority of those 848 were priced under $350,000. Current active inventory is 221 Homes.

When you look just at Lake Wylie, South Carolina non waterfront resale Homes the story is a little bit different. Closed sales were indeed down year over year 15.3% from 98 to 83. Due to the small sample size, the percentages can look extreme so please keep that in mind. Average price was up year over year to $409,539, an increase of 16.2%. Inventory was dead even from last year in terms of months of supply at 3.3, but remember about that extreme note from earlier, there were actually 26 more homes on the market.

This means that sellers are still in a slightly better position in the Lake Wylie area. New listings are on the rise in the area with many new construction projects helping to boost the supply. The new listings were up 23.9% from 67 to 83. Pending listings were down year over year from 75 to 62, down 17.3%. Homes spent longer on the market in 2018 with days on market up 102% from 51 to 103, but this probably reflects new construction homes which typically stay on the market substantially longer than existing Homes.

In River Hills there is an extreme shortage of Homes on the Market the lowest in recent memory 52 closed last year with currently only 9 on the Market. New Homes accounted for an amazing 245 sales with strong sales in the Paddlers Cove Community

WATERFONT MARKET UPDATE

Median prices continue to rise in the waterfront market due to low inventory and high demand, as of this writing there were just 91 active listings in both Carolinas down from the 120 to 140 we experienced over the last decade with a median asking price of $839,000 which is over $100,000 more than last year with only 5 priced below $600,000.

The 1 Million plus market was very active with 11 Million Dollar plus Homes closed in 2018 and currently 14 are on the market, both numbers are about the same as 2017. A total of about 120 legitimately waterfront Homes sold down from about 160 from the year before due to a shortage in inventory with a median price pushing close to $725,000 up from the low $600,000’s a number that stayed steady for some time.

TIPS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS:

In this unusual Housing market it is still important to discuss Home staging, photography, drone shots, brochures, marketing, Web presence and most of all pricing strategy. Here are a few other tips to guide the process.

The Real Estate transaction is a complicated and emotional process. Contracts and addendums are extensive sometimes reaching 20 to 30 pages.

Make sure you review all the documents prior to listing or purchasing a property, that way there will be no surprises when time comes to make an offer or negotiate an offer..

Understand the hard deadlines for Loans to be approved, Inspections to take place and negotiations on any repairs, speaking of repairs this is the biggest deal killer of them all as Inspectors are paid to find out everything that is not perfect with the Property, that offends most all Sellers.

The best tip of all is always hire an experienced professional Agent not a friend of a friend that just got Licensed or the former Barber or Hair Stylist. Transactional experience is key to a successful and Happy Purchase or Sale.

 

David McCorkle

David lives on Lake Wylie and is the Principle Broker of Lake Wylie Realty. David has been a Licensed Broker for 40 Years.

 

Rustic Retreat at 16250 Cozy Cove Road Lake Wylie

Just listed, a cute cabin in a prime location adjacent to the Palisades. Don’t miss this opportunity to own 16250 Cozy Cove Road at a great price with year round amazing access to and views of Lake Wylie.

This rustic retreat has a great screened porch and decks perfect for lounging and taking advantage of the views. Enjoy just over an acre of property with over 185 feet of waterfront. This home is perfect for escaping the city for the weekend. Relax on the floating dock or take your boat out to enjoy time on the water. Current list price is only $489,000.

The current home has 860 square feet of living space built in 1967. There are three bedrooms and one full bathroom. The kitchen, dining, and living room are open concept. Owners have access to the Palisades Country Club even though there is no HOA. The home is being sold as-is. This could be a perfect weekend spot.

If you are more adventurous, you could remove the current home and custom build your dream home in its place. The home has exiting well and septic systems, but no representation on their condition. The current Utility Department tap fee is $7,500 if you wish to bypass the old systems and modernize the property. With the main value being the land, a new structure could take great advantage of the views.

For more information on this home or other waterfront properties in Lake Wylie, take a look at our website, or call 803-831-8588. To view the listing for 16250 Cozy Cove Road, click here.

Explore Lake Crest

Home builder Mattamy Homes is currently building another great project nestled on the banks of  Lake Wylie. These homes back to wooded green space and there are some basement lots available. Amenities serve the community as well as country clubs, parks, and the lake. There are great school assignments and a Clover, SC address.

Located just across the Buster Boyd Bridge, and across the street from D.R. Horton’s new community of Cypress Point. This spot is great for access to the lake as well as a quick Uptown commute up Highway 49/Tryon Street. There are many options nearby for outdoor recreation, golfing, shopping, dining, and much more. Nearby highway access will connect you with all parts of the city.

Homes in this desirable neighborhood start in the upper $200’s so are a great affordable place to get lake living. Homes have between 3 and 6 bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 bathrooms and 2,205 to over 3,000 square feet of living space. There are six plans to choose from with many different options for upgrades to make the homes your own. They range from one story ranch style homes to two story to one and a half story homes. Amazing details are found throughout the homes from craftsman style porches to shingle siding to chef’s kitchens and home offices with built in cabinetry.

Lots are small and easily manageable, perfect for busy families or downsizing. A community pool and cabana, hiking trails, and ponds round out the community. There is also a public boat and kayak launch a short drive away. Homes in Lake Crest are zoned for nearby award winning Clover schools.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of Lake Crest or any other Lake Wylie neighborhood, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can also view current listings on our website here.

Visit Lake Wylie’s Cooks Cove

Cooks Cove is a beautiful enclave of gated luxury homes on the shores of Lake Wylie. These homes are a true escape from the busy pace of life. Enjoy lake living at its finest in one of these homes that rarely come on the market. This great location has everything you need along with great schools and is truly an oasis.

The neighborhood is located on the shores of Lake Wylie off of Lake Wylie Road. Residents can get quickly to Highway 49 to connect with I-485 and  I-77. This will easily get you to Uptown Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are also nearby options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

With custom homes built in the early 2000’s, Cooks Cove has every feature you would expect in a modern luxury home. Some of the homes feature salt-water pools, home theaters, libraries, wine cellars, sports courts, 4 or more car garages and much  more. Homes typically have around 4,000 to 8,000+ square feet of heated living space. Most of these homes have at least 4 bedrooms and 4-6 bathrooms.

Expect master suites with spa like bathrooms and custom closets. Many of the homes have fully finished basements adding valuable space for living and entertaining. The waterfront homes have docks, boathouses, and/or floating docks. Many of the homes have extensive outdoor living spaces including outdoor kitchens, decks, paver patios, screened porches and more. Homes have custom cabinetry, high ceilings with trey and coffered details, tankless hot water heaters, central vacuum systems just to name a few.

Children in Cooks Cove currently attend Crowders Creek Elementary School, Oakridge Middle School, and Clover High School. These schools are top in the area which makes Cooks Cove even more desirable. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Pierpointe

Come and visit Pierpointe, a remarkable enclave of custom homes on the main channel of Lake Wylie. These homes have stunning views both inside and outside and epitomize the lakeside lifestyle. Add close proximity to major employers, an international airport, and Uptown Charlotte and this location is perfect.

You approach Pierpointe from Pine Harbor Road at Shopton Road. This means that Rivergate is just minutes away providing most of the necessities. There are shops, restaurants, and grocery stores in Rivergate. Residents can quickly get to I-77 or I-485 to connect with Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte.

Homes in Pierpointe are grand in scale and full of unique features. Many of the homes have two-story plans and some have fully finished basements as well. Some of the homes have extensive formal gardens, some have guest houses, some have media rooms, there are surprises in each home. Most homes have over 4,000 square feet of living spaces with between 3 and 6 bedrooms and 3.5-4.5 bathrooms.

The waterfront homes in Pierpointe have truly stunning views of the lake. Homes take full advantage of the views with terraces, sunrooms, decks, boat houses with lifts, floating docks and lakeside seating areas. Some homes even have pools that overlook the water. All have outdoor living spaces and lush landscaping making a true retreat. The lots are large, most are at least half of an acre with many over an acre, providing privacy.

These homes don’t come on the market very often, in fact in the past year only two homes came up for sale. Prices range from the $700,000’s to over $1 million.

Children in Pierpointe currently attend Winget Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, and Olympic High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.