Neighborhood Spotlight: Glenmoor

Just South of the city of York, there is a gem of a neighborhood with large lots, custom built homes, and plenty of privacy. This charming spot is Glenmoor, located near the James Ross Wildlife Reservation. The neighborhood is located off of State Route 46-35 for a quick trip into York.

Homes in Glenmoor were built in between 2015 and 2016, but occasionally a new lot is available for a custom built home. Lots are at least an acre with some lots over 2 acres for plenty of privacy and outdoor living. Many of the homes have private pools, decks, patios, and playscapes.

These homes have a variety of floor plans as well as at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Homes typically have at least 2,500 square feet of living space, but some also have rocking chair front porches or screened in porches to add additional living space.

Last year just 3 homes went on the market in Glenmoor. They sold for an average of just under $350,000. There was also one lot that sold last year for $47,500 for over 2 acres. Currently there are two homes for sale in Glenmoor, but they are both already under contract. Both of them went under contract in less than a week, showing the desirability of the neighborhood.

If you are interested in learning more about Glenmoor or would like to learn about any other neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view all current listings and create your own custom home search on our website at lkwrealty.com

 

Pandemic Organization

One trend that has emerged out of the Covid-19 pandemic is home organization. There are many books about organization, professionals you can hire, and there are shows on Netflix that will show you amazing before and after transformations. If you are bored in the pandemic, it may be worth a try to make your living space feel better.

Marie Kondo made a splash a few years ago with her KonMari method of home organization. She would have clients take out all of their items in a certain category and only keep the items that “sparked joy”. Her method became so popular that she has two bestselling books and a Netflix show.

A new show to hit the scene is The Home Edit. These two women garnered fame on Instagram for their way of making organization beautiful. They have very famous clients and now a Netflix show that can help you to get started on your space.

Organizing your home is a great thing to do for when you are living there, but it can be equally important when you are getting ready to sell. One of the benefits is making your home feel larger. When you declutter and organize your space feels better and shows better to a potential buyer.

If you are thinking about selling your home, give us a call at 803-831-8588 and we can help you come up with a plan to get your home looking its best so you can get top dollar. Visit our website LKWRealty.com to learn more about Lake Wylie and to view current listings and create custom searches of available homes.

 

Large Homes In Demand

Many markets across the United States are showing an interesting trend during the time of Covid-19. People are buying larger homes. There had been a trend for a while where people were downsizing and looking at tiny homes. It seemed like such a good idea to have a smaller footprint, and value experiences over things. That time has passed.

With many people now working from home and helping children with virtual school, many families are feeling the pinch of small spaces. Garages are being taken over by learning pods, and finding a quiet corner to take a business call can be a challenge. We are being asked to multitask on a level never seen before. This is where having a larger space can come in really handy.

Many buyers are looking for homes that have separate offices for two adults, as well as a space suitable for virtual school. Outdoor living spaces such as playscapes, pools, or space for lawn games or trampolines are also big selling points.

The place your home is located is not as big of an issue right now either. With work being conducted remotely for most office jobs, your home just has to be connected to speedy internet. This has allowed many people to contemplate moving to a great natural area such as Lake Wylie. The benefits of this are myriad. Not only do you get the fresh air and natural beauty, but you also get to be part of the lake lifestyle now and once this crisis is over.

To learn more about your options for purchasing a larger home in the Lake Wylie area, call us at 803-831-8588. Visit our website LKWRealty.com to learn more about Lake Wylie and to view current listings and create custom searches of available homes.

Explore Emerald Point

If you are looking for a waterfront condo on Lake Wylie with little to no maintenance, look no further than Emerald Point. This amazing spot sits on one of the best views on the lake. These stunning views come in one of the lake’s largest condominium communities. The area has beautiful landscaping, community boat docks, swimming pool, club house, pier, and tennis courts.

Emerald Point is in the perfect location, just five minutes from I-485. This means that you can quickly get to Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport or any other part of the city with ease. There are many nearby just off Shopton Road. You will find grocery stores, restaurants, and plenty of shopping at and around Charlotte Premium Outlets.

Homes in Emerald Point are typically 2-3 bedrooms with 2-3 bathrooms. Many of the homes have been renovated to include high end features such as granite counters, hardwood flooring, custom closets and more. To take advantage of the views of the lake, homes have outdoor living spaces for gathering, eating, or just sitting and reading a book.

In the past year, 14 homes sold in Emerald Point and most of them sold in less than a month. They are very popular so you have to act fast when one comes on the market. There are currently three homes for sale, but they are all already under contract. Homes typically sell for between $185,000 to $359,000. Prices vary depending on if they have a waterfront view, deeded boat slip, and size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

If you are interested in a home in Emerald Point or another neighborhood in the Lake Wylie area, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can create custom searches of current listings on our website here.

Keep An Eye Out For Trinity Townes

Coming August 10th, there will be a new townhome development in Tega Cay brought to you by Ryan Homes. Named Trinity Townes, homes will start in the $280,000’s to the $350,000’s. Homes will be part of the highly desirable Fort Mill School District and will have lower South Carolina property taxes.

Homes in Trinity Townes will be three story townhomes with up to 2,300 square feet of living space, and two car garages. There are options which include a first floor bedroom, covered porch, and outdoor fireplace. Kitchens are large and open to living rooms making the space feel even more grand. Bedrooms are generous with ample closet space.

One of the best parts of Trinity Townes is proximity to Lake Wylie and Baxter Village. This means that you have shopping, dining, and recreation all within a few minutes. There are public access points nearby for boat launching at Nivens Creek Landing which is less than a mile away. There is easy access to I-77 for a morning commute as well.

Homes are not yet on the market, but are expected to be available starting August 10th. If you are interested in learning more about the process of buying a new construction home, give us a call, we work for you, but the seller will pay our costs. We can help you make sure you are getting the best deal and the most options and upgrades for your money.

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 create custom searches of current listings on our website here.

Featured Listing: 9 Sandy Cove Road

Towards the end of Southpoint peninsula, you’ll find one of the best views of Lake Wylie and it can be all yours. Our new listing at 9 Sandy Cove Road is a true gem at the end of a cul-de-sac street in coveted River Hills. This home has the perfect vantage point for watching sunsets and sunrises from the very private, tucked away property.

This home features 210 feet of unobstructed, main channel views on a peninsula shaped lot. You can enjoy them from the enclosed screen porch, or from the open patio or from most of the rooms which have water views. This full brick home was built in 1978, but has been updated and feels light and open. Outside you will find new landscaping, an all new dock with lift and boat cover, and a shared beach area. There is a 2 car garage with a workshop and lots of storage. The driveway is large and can fit at least 10 cars, perfect for entertaining.

Inside you will find this home has been meticulously maintained and well cared for. There are two fireplaces, an open renovated kitchen with bar area. All bathrooms have been recently renovated as well as the mud/laundry room. There are four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in the home and all have lots of storage space and additional storage in the floored attic. You will enjoy all of the 4,030 square feet of this amazing home.

This home is located in the gated, country club community of River Hills. This amazing community features a business center, club house, dog park, fitness center, golf course, outdoor pool, playground, pond, recreation area, tennis courts and walking trails. There is private security in addition to sidewalks and street lights. The home is currently zoned for award winning Clover schools.

If you are interested in learning more about this gem of a home, give us a call at 803-831-8588. To view the full listing, click here. To view all current listings and create custom searches, visit our website here.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Carolina Orchards

There has been a big trend recently of active communities for adults age 55 and over. Carolina Orchards is a prime example of just such a place done right. It has luxurious homes and resort style amenities in a maintenance-free setting all in Fort Mill, SC, just minutes away from Lake Wylie.

Carolina Orchards is brought to you by Del Webb-Pulte homes and is located on the west side of Fort Mill, SC just off SC highway 460 across from Springfield Elementary School. This great location is close to shopping, dining, and entertainment in Fort Mill, as well as being less than 10 miles to Tega Cay. It will take around 25 minutes to get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and 25 minutes to get to Uptown Charlotte.

Homes in Carolina Orchards range from 2-4 bedrooms with 2-4.5 bathrooms in 1,263 to almost 3,000 square feet of living space. These homes are new construction and can be customized to meet your needs. Most of the plans are ranch style, though there are some plans with two stories. Homes have open floor plans with space inside and outside for entertaining.

Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby rooms, game rooms, indoor pool, outdoor pool, and sports facilities for pickleball, bocce, tennis, and a dog park. There are indoor and outdoor gathering spaces as well as great walking throughout the neighborhood.

In the last year, 40 homes sold in Carolina Orchards for between $275,000 and $617,015 with an average sale price of $439,207. There are currently 10 homes on the market representing 2.9 months of inventory. The wider Fort Mill area has a 4 month supply of homes for sale at the moment.

If you are 55 or older and are interested in this amazing neighborhood, give us a call at 803-831-8588 and we will schedule a tour of available homes. You can view current listings and create custom searches on 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.

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.