Inquire About Cypress Point

National builder D.R. Horton is offering a new community in the Lake Wylie area called Cypress Point. This South Carolina spot is zoned for award winning Clover schools and is only about 20 miles from Uptown Charlotte. Schedule a private tour of these amazing homes today by calling 803-831-8588.

Cypress Point is located right off Highway 49 just past the Buster Boyd Bridge on the South Carolina side of Lake Wylie. There are many different options very close by for shopping, dining, schools, entertainment, and conveniences. Residents are also minutes from boating, water sports, and waterfront dining. The location also allows quick access to highways connecting you to Uptown Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Resort lifestyle is paramount in Cypress Point. Community amenities will include a large clubhouse and pool. Residents are walking distance from the lake with many of the homes having a lake view.

Homes in Cypress Point are a mix of one and two story plans ranging from 2,300 to 4,367 square feet of living space. These elegant homes offer gourmet kitchens with double ovens, granite countertops and large islands. Homes also include wood flooring, crown molding, custom tile work, and French doors. New homes include a home warranty that covers the quality workmanship. Prices start in the $280,000’s and can go higher depending on plan and options.

If you are looking for a home with the laid-back lake lifestyle that is also close to the city, give us a call at 803-831-8588 to schedule a private tour of homes in Cypress Point and the surrounding areas. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Custom Comfort at 2553 Cozy Cove Drive

Just listed is an amazing home in The Glades at Windswept Cove. This custom built home is grand in scale with plenty of privacy, award winning Clover school district, and low South Carolina Taxes. Schedule a private tour of 2553 Cozy Cove Drive by calling 803-831-8588.

As a custom built home, you will be amazed at the attention to detail, from the grand two story foyer to the custom millwork, from the hardwood floors to the arched doorways, and from the custom cabinetry to the thoughtfully designed floor plan. There are over 4,500 square feet of living space on the estate sized lot which has almost 2 acres. This means plenty of space for indoor and outdoor living with a second driveway perfect for parking guest cars or room to build a dream garage or workshop.

This home has a York, South Carolina address and is walking distance from the Lake with a nearby marina and boat landing. There is no HOA in the neighborhood, but there is a real community feel. Located just off Concord Road, there are many options within an easy drive for shopping, dining, and entertainment. This home is a true retreat.

Inside this home you will find 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms with the master on the main floor. Built in 2009, this full-brick home has a side-load three car garage, in-ground irrigation, large deck and fenced yard. Additional features include vaulted and trey ceilings, ample storage, upstairs study, formal dining, custom closets, and large kitchen with island. List price is currently $639,000.

To see more about this listing, click here. To create a custom search and view other current listings, click here. To schedule a private tour of this or any other home in the Lake Wylie area, call us a 803-831-8588.

Neighborhood Spotlight: McKee Ridge

Knotts Builders is about to close out on a beautiful new community called McKee Ridge. This amazing spot is adjacent to the Palisades Country Club and is close to Steele Creek and Lake Wylie. This spot is unique as it is close to Ballantyne and Uptown Charlotte, but homeowners save as there are lower county-only taxes.

You may already know Knotts Builders from some of their other amazing neighborhoods. In addition to custom homes, this local builder is responsible for Brookline and Hawk Haven which is coming soon.

Homes in McKee Ridge have welcoming entries and great style. These grand homes have between 2,300 and 4,050 square feet of living space. Homes have 4-5 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 bathrooms. Some plans have first floor guest suites, home offices, gourmet kitchens, open concept floor plans, hardwood floors, and much more. Prices started in the mid $200,000’s and in the last year have sold for as much as $475,000.

The location of McKee Ridge, off Youngblood Road is perfect for commuters as you can get to Arrowood Station on the light rail for park and ride. You are close to many employers in Ballantyne as well. Rivergate shopping is close for great dining options as well as shopping and community events. Palisades Country Club is a benefit for the whole family as is Lake Wylie, McDowell Nature Preserve, Steele Creek Athletic Association, and many outdoor parks, golf courses and more nearby.

Children in McKee Ridge currently attend Palisades Elementary, Southwest Middle and Olympic High School. Some amazing private schools are a short drive away including Palisades Episcopal School and Lake Point Academy.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of homes in McKee Ridge or any other neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, call us at 803-831-8588. You can also view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

 

January Market Report

The monthly report has been published by the Carolina Regional Realtor Association. The CRRA take data collected through the Multiple Listing Services, Inc to compare year over year trends in the real estate market.

When you look at the entire Charlotte region, you see that the main story is the decline in sales year over year. Sales were down 9% from last year at this time and have been down year over year for the last 9 months in a row. This sharp decline this month could be due in part to the government shut-down. The general trend of the cooling of the market could be a great thing for balancing the power between buyers and sellers, but we need more listings to hit the market. The supply of homes is holding steady at a 2.2 month supply and a balanced market is considered to be between 4 and 6 months.

When you look at Lake Wylie in particular, sales are down even more than the entire region, but you have to keep in mind that the smaller sample size can make the numbers seem a little extreme. Closed sales were down 27.4% but they went from 73 down to 53.

The better story in Lake Wylie is that pending sales and new listings were both up. Pending sales were up 32.5% from 77 to 102. This bodes well for a rise in closings next month and is a sign that seller confidence is on the rise. New listings were up 8.8% from 113 to 123. The supply of homes for sale in Lake Wylie is now at 351, which holds us steady at 3.4 month supply which is the same as this time last year.

If you are interested in 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.

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.

 

Neighborhood Spotlight: Chateau Lake Wylie

Just a little bit away from the lake you will find a great new construction neighborhood in Steele Creek called Chateau. These moderately priced homes are surrounded by natural areas, but are also close to all of the shopping and dining options you need. Nearby highway access connects you to major employers, sporting events, amusement parks, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Chateau is located off of Smith Road walking distance to River Gate Elementary School. The neighborhood is just off Steele Creek/160 and Hamilton Road close to Rivergate shopping center, Charlotte Premium Outlets, Walker Branch Greenway, and McDowell Nature Preserve. There are also nearby public access points for lake living on Lake Wylie.

Home builder Lennar is offering two and three story single family homes in Chateau from the $260’s. Homes have between 2,205 and 4,734 square feet of living space including 4 to 6 bedrooms and 2.5 to 5.5 bathrooms. There are 13 plans to choose from in two sections called Traditions and Enclave. Homes have open concept floor plans, sumptuous owner’s suites, second floor laundry facilities. There are quick move-in homes available or you can design your home from the ground up.

The neighborhood at Chateau offers a peaceful retreat that includes amenities to entertain residents of all ages. The clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground serve residents and provide opportunities for connection and community building.

To schedule a private tour of homes in Chateau or other neighborhoods in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588 or take a look at our website.

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.

Be the first to get in on Camburn Lake Wylie

Be one of the first families to get in on the new neighborhood of Camburn. This Clover neighborhood is just 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and is near to Lake Wylie for great recreation. With just 32 home sites, Camburn is an exclusive community that won’t last long.

Camburn is a new community of traditionally styled estate-sized homes on large lots in suburban Clover. With lower South Carolina taxes, residents don’t have to sacrifice anything and these homes are zoned for award winning Clover schools. Builder Taylor Morrison is offering homes with classic curb appeal, covered porches, and modern floor plans with great energy efficiency.

Located just 4 miles from the Buster Boyd Bridge, Camburn has easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and can connect quickly to Uptown Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport via I-77 and I-485.

Create the home of your dreams by choosing from one of six different modern floor plans. Homes have open-concept living spaces with great areas for entertaining including gourmet kitchens. These homes have between 3,000 to 3,655 square feet of living space including 3-5 bedrooms, 3-4.5 bathrooms. One and a half or two story plans are available and all have three car garages. Many of the homes have first floor guest suites or first floor master suites. Dens, lofts, formal dining rooms, tray ceilings and game rooms are available options. Rooms have ample storage with walk-in closets.

Prices start in the mid $300’s. Call us at 803-831-8588 to schedule a private tour of lots. We can help walk you through the entire process and will represent you as a buyer, not the builder. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Ridgewater

If you are looking for a new home in Southwest Charlotte with quick access to Lake Wylie, let us take you on a private tour of Ridgewater. This new community of homes is prestigious and highly coveted. Brought to you by Mattamy Homes, Ridgewater offers amazing homes and amenities.

Located off of McKee Road south of Youngblood Road, Ridgewater has a great location near The Palisades. There is great tranquility in the wooded setting, but close by you will find everything you need from grocery stores, dining, shopping and more. Recreation nearby includes McDowell Nature Preserve, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Carowinds Amusement Park, and of course Lake Wylie. Nearby highway access will connect you easily with Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and more.

Ridgewater is currently under construction with two model homes, 15 plans to choose from and currently 10 quick move in homes. There are also many homes currently under construction and opportunities to build your dream home from the ground up.  Two additional phases should open soon for more choices of lots. There are many properties that back to green space as well as cul-de-sac properties available.

In Ridgewater, Mattamy Homes is offering their Trademark and Classic Series homes. They include amazing architectural details, superior standard finishes and many options for personalization. Homes have one or two stories with 3-6 bedrooms, 2-4.5 bathrooms, 2,003-3,258 square feet of living space, and 2 or 3 car garages. Amenities for the community include a swimming pool, cabana with covered patio, playground, sidewalks, pocket parks, and nearby lake access. Homes start in the upper $200’s and can go to the upper $300’s with larger plans and personalization options.

For more information or to schedule a tour of Ridgewater or other similar neighborhoods 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.