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.

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.

Retreat on Woody Point Road

A once in a lifetime opportunity has just become available on the shores of Lake Wylie. This one of a kind retreat includes four separate tax parcels and a total of 4.885 acres that includes 669 feet of frontage on the lake. This is a great chance to get away from it all on amazing Woody Point.

These properties are all being sold together in a rare chance to take them as-is, or subdivide them per the R-5 zoning. There are two waterfront parcels, each containing a two bedroom, one bathroom cabin built in 1949 with around 1,000 square feet of living space. Each cabin has its own separate well and septic system. One waterfront lot has 0.575 acres and the other is 0.64 acres. The remaining 3.67 acres have no water frontage but are wooded and have road frontage. All parcels are being sold as-is which leaves plenty of room for renovations, rebuilding, developing, or conservation.

The location of this property is fantastic. Woody Point is tucked away from the main channel of Lake Wylie. This provides privacy and less water traffic for a serene retreat. Residents have quick access to Shopton Road connecting to shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. There is convenient access to highways I-77, I-485, Uptown Charlotte, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Current listing price is only $949,000. Property addresses are 13842 and 13846 Woody Point Road. Tax ID’s are #1998225, 19908230, 19908226, and 19908202. For additional information, survey, maps, or to schedule a private tour, call us at 803-831-8588. To view the full listing, click here.

July Market Report

Jason Gentry, president of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association says “Without a doubt, limited inventory continues to pressure prices across the region, while also effectively slowing sales during what’s typically our prime selling season. Demand and pending contract activity remain strong, which means buyers must move quickly to purchase the home they want.” This was in response to the monthly report the association publishes based on data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services.

When you look at the entire Charlotte region, average sales price is up to $290,486, inventory is down to just a 2.4 month supply, and homes are selling in an average of just 36 days. This means that buyers have to be ready to go quickly and be ready to pay top dollar for a home.

When you look at the numbers just for Lake Wylie, the picture is similar. Average price has risen to $409,133, a rise of 4.5% from July of last year. Inventory is dropping as well to a 3.7 month supply. This is dropping below the 4-6 months supply that typically represents a balanced market between buyers and sellers. Homes have been selling in an average of 50 days. This is down 7.4% from the 54 days last year at this time.

When you look at pending sales and closed sales in Lake Wylie, they are both way up over last year. Closed sales are up 11.3% from 115 to 128. Pending sales are up an amazing 41.1% from 102 to 147. We should see many of those sales close in the next month or two.

New listings on the other hand were only up 0.7% from 145 to 146. Based on the small increase, the inventory could drop again next month. As we have seen in the past, as inventory drops, prices usually creep higher following the laws of supply and demand.

As the Lake Wylie market is a smaller sample from the entire Charlotte region, sometimes what we think will be a trend is just the larger fluctuation of the smaller size. We will continue to watch the market to see what the numbers show. For now, buyers need to be ready to act quickly and will be hard pressed to find any bargains.

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.

The Best Views: 7032 Brookview Drive

If you are looking for the best views on Lake Wylie in a newly remodeled space, you have to see 7032 Brookview Drive. This home has it all, amazing space upstairs, additional bedrooms and living space downstairs, a deck with million dollar views, covered patio, boathouse and more all in a great walkable location.

The home was originally built in 1977, but just underwent a major renovation. This includes a new three car garage, large enough to store cars, boats, and more. As you enter the property, the house is partially hidden behind a rise. As you approach you will see the new garage and paver patio and retaining wall.

As you enter the home, you will be amazed by the open floor plan and view all the way through and out the huge sunroom. This spacious feeling continues as you walk through the well appointed chef’s kitchen. There is a full dining room, or you can eat al fresco on the deck overlooking the water. The main floor also contains the master bedroom and bathroom as well as a half-bath.

Walk downstairs and you will find an additional living room, two bedrooms and another full bathroom. All of the bathrooms have been fully remodeled. With 3,220 square feet of living space and 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this homes is a great value at the current list price of $899,000.

You can access the lake from the walk-out basement or from the upstairs deck. You can walk all the way down to the covered dock with boat lift. With just under an acre, you will have plenty of room to enjoy everything the lake has to offer and have room for all of your guests.

Children in the neighborhood currently attend Oakridge Elementary School, Oakridge Middle School, and Clover High School. Please verify school assignments as they can change from one school year to the next and boundaries can sometimes cut through neighborhoods.

The location of this home really has few rivals. Lake Wylie YMCA and T-Bones on the Lake are within walking distance as are many other local businesses. York Road (highway 49) is just down the road making it easy to connect with I-77 and I-485. Rivergate is just down the road for additional shopping needs. Carowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Uptown Charlotte are just short trips away. Closer to home you’ll find McDowell Nature Preserve and Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss your chance to own this stunning home.