Visit Henry’s Orchard

On the far east side of York, SC, you’ll find a gem of a neighborhood called Henry’s Orchard. These modestly sized homes all have large lots, mature trees, and are zoned for York schools. Lake Wylie is just minutes away so you get the best of the country and the Lake lifestyle.

Come to visit Henry’s Orchard and you may not want to leave. The neighborhood is just off Old York Road, so it is easy to get to shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can be in York in just 10 minutes, Lake Wylie in 10-15 minutes, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 40 minutes and Uptown Charlotte in 45 minutes. This means you can enjoy the country, while being close to all of the conveniences of the city.

Henry’s Orchard was built in the early 2000’s and homes show like new. These homes range in size from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet of living space and most have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Most of these homes have two car garages, though some have a 1 car garage.

The property is the real star of homes in Henry’s Orchard. Each home has around a half acre of property perfect for outdoor living spaces. Many of the homes already take advantage of the outdoors with decks, patos, playscapes, pools, and fire pits.

In the past year, just four homes sold in Henry’s Orchard. The sale prices for the homes ranged between $230,000 and $267,000 with an average sale price of just under $250,000.

There are currently no homes for sale in Henry’s Orchard, but we can let you know as soon as one comes on the market. Give us a call at 803-831-8588 and we will set up a custom search for you. You can view current listings and create your own custom searches on our website here.

Join the Lake Life

What better gift can you give your dad this Father’s Day than a new home on Lake Wylie? There are so many to choose from at all different price points. What better way to escape the heat than to join the many people who already enjoy the lake lifestyle?

So, you’ve decided to become a homeowner. What’s the next step? You need a Realtor to help you through the process. They are trained professionals who work just for you to walk you through the largest single investment you will probably make in your lifetime.

The first step they will help you through is to get pre-qualified for a loan. This process can be time consuming as you need to provide documentation of your finances to your loan originator. This will include information about your employment, your bank records, and outstanding debts. This will help you know how much home you can afford.

When you have this information, it is time to circle back with your Realtor to start looking for homes. This will initially be done with a search engine like this one here.  Your Realtor has even more search parameters they can set up for you in a custom search so they can narrow down your prospective homes.

Once you have narrowed your search, it is time to go and see the homes in person. It can be hard to tell from photos what the feel of a home is, be sure to pay particular attention to the neighborhood, the location of amenities, the distance to shops and entertainment. It’s a good idea to view the home at different times of day to see traffic to and from work.

The next step is to choose the home of your dreams and work with your Realtor to craft an offer. There could be a few rounds of negotiations, or it could be a done deal the first time. It all depends on how many other people are vying for the same home.

When you have an accepted offer, you need to schedule to have the home inspected to make sure there are no outstanding maintenance issues. If there are, this is time for another round of negotiations where the seller will either fix issues or give you money to compensate you for repairs you will have to do once you own the home.

The next steps are all about getting your loan in order. You will need to provide further documentation to your loan originator, then once all of the paperwork is done, you head to the closing table. You will sign paperwork and the home is yours. Get ready to jump into Lake Wylie as you become the newest resident.

If you are ready to get the process started, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Serenity on Woody Point

Have you dreamed about having your own private retreat on Lake Wylie? If you have, there is an amazing opportunity right now to own 4.8 acres with lake frontage that includes two cabins. You can use the property as-is, or you can turn it into your dream home either keeping the existing structures or bringing them down to create your ultimate lake dream home. There is a chance to own the entire 4.8 acres, or just a portion of the property.

This amazing spot is right at the end of Woody Point Road on the North Carolina side of the lake. The address is technically Steele Creek, a booming area which had added many options for shopping, dining, employment, entertainment, and fitness recently. From this point, it takes around 20 minutes to get to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and just under 30 minutes to get into Uptown Charlotte. This property is close to Shopton Road which will connect you quickly to all of the services you will need including highway access. You truly have the best of both worlds with the city close, but you can live the slower lake lifestyle.

The lake access for the property is off the main channel so you don’t have to worry about too much boat traffic. This truly makes this a serene retreat perfect for family gatherings, or just relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view. The property features expansive views of the lake as well as having a lot of wooded acreage affording privacy and homes for local wildlife.

There are two different MLS listings for this amazing property, to view each of the listings, click here and here. If this isn’t the property for you, call us to schedule a private tour of homes and properties in the Lake Wylie area at 803-831-8588. You can view all current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

September Market Report

Lake Homes Realty, an Alabama-based firm has ranked Lake Wylie the fifth-largest lake market from the 100-plus Multiple Listing Services they reported on. According to their report, the value of homes listed for sale, based on data for three months ending August 14th, was over $455 million. There were 1,082 homes available, which ranked Lake Wylie number 3. Their report only looked at homes and land that were adjacent to a lake, included a water view, lake access, or were in a lake-focused neighborhood. This could mean that neighborhoods that were not on the lake, but were considered by consumers to be lake listings were included as well.

When you look at the numbers from the most recent report from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Multiple Listing Service report, you find that the Lake Wylie region is humming along quite nicely. Almost category was up from the year before. Supply of homes was down to just a 3.2 month supply of homes, getting closer to the 2.2 month supply for the entire Charlotte region. This is not surprising given the general trend of lack of supply that has been plaguing the area for some time. New listings have not been able to keep pace, and this in turn has pushed prices even higher.

Lake Wylie is still more affordable than Lake Norman where the average price for a home is $472,444, but the average price for a home sale in Lake Wylie has risen to $423,236. Rising prices may be pushing some buyers to lakes further away from Charlotte when looking for their dream home or second home. However, there are still affordable options in Lake Wylie.

Pending sales were up 96.9% year over year and new listings were up 44.9% showing that for the next few months at least the market will continue to be strong. Closed sales were up 14% year over year and are up 12.8% year-to-date.

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

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Sanctuary

There are still chances to own a home in the amazingly tranquil custom neighborhood The Sanctuary. Located on the shores of Lake Wylie, but with a Charlotte address, The Sanctuary lives up to its name. There are resale homes and lots available in this exclusive tight-knit community.

Comprised of 1,350-acres of wooded land, The Sanctuary is unique as it has 22 miles of trails for residents to enjoy while cycling, hiking, or walking. There are many other amenities in the community including community Jr. Olympic pool, splash pad, tennis courts, and pickle ball courts. Inside the lodge, you’ll find a 24/7 fitness center, kids room, and gathering spaces available for rent for private events. Lake access is available to residents as well, with boating, kayaking, camping, and canoeing. Dock slips are available for lease for residents without direct water access.

The amenities aren’t the only great thing about The Sanctuary, the homes are pretty impressive as well. Homes sit on lots that are between 2 and 13+ acres providing plenty of privacy and room for outdoor living. There is also room on larger lots for additional structures such as boat storage, guest houses, studios, tree houses, home offices and more. Homes are estate sized with many over 5,000 square feet of living space. This means there is room for families of any size and private amenities like chef’s kitchens, bedroom suites, custom closets, home theaters, wine cellars, saunas, steam rooms, home gyms, and more.

There are 187 lots in the community, 90 of which currently have homes. There are 33 lots currently for sale through the MLS and they are all perfect for using one of the 15 approved custom builders.

The Sanctuary is located about 20 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and is close to highway access perfect for a commute or just a trip into town for a game, concert, or museum. There is convenient shopping close by in Steele Creek.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of available homes or land in The Sanctuary, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Visit RiverPointe

There are just as many amazing neighborhoods on the North Carolina side of Lake Wylie as on the South Carolina side. One of the best examples is RiverPointe. This heavily wooded neighborhood has two artfully landscaped entrances leading you to rolling hills with stately custom homes, and expansive views of Lake Wylie.

RiverPointe was built between 1989 and 2009 by a variety of custom builders. There are almost 200 homes most with full brick or stucco exteriors. Most streets end in cul-de-sacs so you see children playing, residents walking, biking, and skating regularly. In addition, there are great amenities enjoyed by all homeowners and their guests. You’ll spot them at the pool and clubhouse, tennis courts, playground, gazebo, or heading out on the lake from the Marina.

RiverPointe is located just to the east of the Buster Boyd Bridge on the North Carolina side of the lake. This can make a morning commute into Uptown Charlotte go quickly as highway access is convenient. It is also quick to get to Rock Hill, Gastonia, or Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Also close by are plenty or places for hiking, boating, camping and more. McDowell Nature Preserve, Kings Mountain, Nanny’s Mountain and Copperhead Island are all nearby.

Homes in RiverPointe were custom built, and many of them have been extensively updated since they were built. There is not much turnover of these homes, especially the waterfront homes, so when they do appear on the market, they don’t last long. Just some of the amazing features of these homes include soaring ceilings, extensive trim work, gourmet kitchens, custom closets, sunrooms, decks, and terracing. Waterfront homes can include deep water docks, boat houses, floating docks, and boat lifts to more fully enjoy the lake. Interior homes can take advantage of the neighborhood marina so they can equally enjoy lake living.

In the last year, interior homes have sold for upwards of $300,000. Lakefront homes typically sell for near to over $1 million. If you would like to schedule a private tour of listings in RiverPointe, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Waterfront Condos Await in Bluff Villas

If you want your own personal slice of Lake Wylie with great amenities and award winning schools, take a look at Bluff Villas. These spacious condos are in a great location, clod to restaurants and shopping and have easy access to Uptown Charlotte. Bluff Villas is located within the gated community of River Hills.

The community of River Hills includes 24-hour security, golf course, marina, rented boat slips, dog park, beach, park, playground, fitness center, tennis courts, sidewalks, streetlights, and country club. There is a separate private pool for Bluff Villas.

Bluff Villas was originally built in the 1970’s and there is plenty of style that is coming back into fashion. Many of the homes have been completely renovated on the inside so they show like brand new. Each multi-story unit has waterfront views from each level. There are multiple outdoor seating areas to take advantage of the views. Living rooms have vaulted ceilings giving a feeling of grandeur.

Homes have four bedrooms and three full bathrooms in 2,300 to 2,500 square feet of living space. One of the bedrooms and full bathrooms is on the first floor and can be used as a guest suite or office. Private master suites are on the second floor and include loft spaces. The lower level has two bedrooms and another full bathroom, perfect for a home office, guest rooms, or kids rooms. Units have large storage/utility rooms for all of your water toys. The best feature has to be the abundant windows letting in natural light and lake views from each level.

In the last year, five units sold in Bluff Villas. Prices ranged from $190,000 to $285,000. There are currently three listings in the neighborhood ranging from $250,000 to $300,000. Prices may vary depending on how updated the property is, and if they are interior units or end units.

If you want to schedule a private tour of homes in Bluff Villas, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Explore Forest Oaks

If you’re looking for a great family friendly neighborhood near Lake Wylie, South Carolina, look no further than Forest Oaks. This great spot is adjacent to River Hills Country Club and just steps away from the shore. Right down the road is the Buster Boyd Bridge with many shopping and dining options, some even within walking distance. About 5 minutes down the road is public boat access so you can take advantage of the full Lake lifestyle. This location is also perfect for anyone with an Uptown Charlotte commute.

Homes in Forest Oaks were built between 1989 and 2009, with most of the homes built in the early 2000’s. Homes range in size from 1,100 to 2,300 square feet. That makes them the perfect starter size for a small family or for downsizing from a larger home. Homes have 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Yards are small and easy to care for, and exteriors are low maintenance.

In the past year, 22 homes sold in Forest Oaks. This is a great neighborhood to watch closely as there are currently six homes on the market. Prices typically range from $155,000 to $231,000 so these homes are much less expensive than many other areas of Lake Wylie. There is currently a 3.4 month supply of inventory which is compared to a 6.4 month supply in the whole of Lake Wylie. This means that Forest Oaks is currently in a seller’s market.

If you would like a private tour of homes in Forest Oaks, call us at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings on our website here and also create custom searches to help find your perfect next home.

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.

Exclusive Enclave at Harper’s Pointe Lake Wylie

Harper’s Pointe is a new construction community of single-family homes located on the North Carolina side of Lake Wylie. This intimate neighborhood has just 21 homes that include basement lots as well as waterfront homes with lots around half of an acre. These homes are in a cul-de-sac just off Bankhead Road close to schools, shopping and dining, and entertainment. RiverGate Shopping Center and Charlotte Premium Outlets are just down the way with many options for all that you need. Nearby access to Highway 49 connects residents quickly to Uptown Charlotte.

The neighborhood was conceived by local Bonterra Builders which has become part of national builder Taylor Morrison Homes. Harper’s Pointe is located on a stunning lakefront peninsula nestled between two coves on the northern end of the lake.

Homes range from over 2,400 square feet to over 3,500 square feet and offer 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 bathrooms. There are 8 unique floor plans with a variety of options and upgrades available, but each home features a grand rear deck with fantastic lake views. Homes feature two or three car garages, and many include well-appointed master suites, grand two story great rooms, bonus spaces, and much more. Homes have great attention to detail, whether in the coffered ceilings, or the modern open-concept designs, gourmet kitchens and spa-like bathrooms.

Children in Harper’s Pointe are currently zoned for highly rated public schools. Current assignments are for Palisades Park Elementary, Southwest Middle, and Olympic High Schools. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next.

In the past two years, homes in Harper’s Pointe have sold for between $505,500 and $784,830. Homes on waterfront lots will command a premium, but fully finished basements can push some of the other homes up in value as well. New construction homes start at $422,990.

For more information on this neighborhood or other waterfront properties in Lake Wylie, take a look at our website, or call 803-831-8588.