Get in on Fort Mill’s Oakland Pointe

CalAtlantic is bringing another amazing new neighborhood to Fort Mill called Oakland Pointe. This intimate community has just 100 home sites only 20 miles from Uptown Charlotte. The great location isn’t the only thing drawing people to Fort Mill, the amazing schools are bringing people to the area too.

Oakland Pointe is located off North Dobys Bridge Road at Kimbrell Road on the East side of Fort Mill, South Carolina. A quick 1.4 mile drive will have you in quaint downtown Fort Mill for shopping, restaurants, historical sites and major retailers. Fort Mill Golf Club is just 1.3 miles away, and Anne Springs Close Greenway is just across Tom Hall Street. Also close by are Carowinds Amusement Park, Ballantyne Village, and Lake Wylie is a quick drive as well.

Homes in Oakland Pointe start at $322,990 and can go higher for larger plans or upgrades to the plan. There are five floorplans to choose from with many different features including owner’s suites and retreat areas, game rooms, screened in porches, and gourmet kitchens. Plans have between 3 and 6 bedrooms and have between 2 and 3 bathrooms. Square footages range between 2,473 to 3,567. There are currently 9 quick move-in homes available or you can choose a lot and start your home design from the ground up.

Children in Oakland Pointe are eligible to attend Fort Mill Elementary, Nation Ford Middle and Nation Ford High School. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change. All of these schools are in close proximity to the neighborhood. There are also many options nearby for preschool, daycare, and private schooling.

If you are looking for a home in Oakland Pointe, let us help you find the home of your dreams. Give us a call at (704) 525-4045 and we can schedule a private tour of the community. You can also view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Custom New Construction in Wendover Hill

There’s a new exclusive neighborhood coming soon to the Cotswold/Myers Park area of South Charlotte. Wendover Hill has amazing custom homes that are grand in scale, yet on a private cul-de-sac less than ten minutes from Uptown Charlotte, five minutes from SouthPark, and two blocks from Cotswold. Currently there are three opportunities to own homes here, one almost completed and two still with plenty of opportunity to customize before completion.

Custom boutique builder/Architect Jain Design LLC is responsible for the project at Wendover Hill. They bring more than 20 years of experience and LEED accredited building expertise. They work in conjunction with leading Charlotte interior designers to make these spaces truly luxurious.

Each home in Wendover Hill has at least 3,000 thoughtfully designed square feet of living space. Open floor plans feature plentiful windows for natural light. Main floors feature 10 foot ceilings and wooden beam accents. Custom furniture-style cabinetry, custom moldings, and site-finished hardwood floors are just a few of the details you can expect in a home in Wendover Hill. Luxurious bathrooms with spa showers, soaking tubs and custom tile work are to be expected as well. Outdoor spaces are high on the list of perks with screened porch areas with fireplaces and gas lamp details. Some plans have fully finished basements. There is community open space as well making yards feel larger and more open. Current prices start in the high $700’s.

The homes and the location are just a few of the features to love in Wendover Hill. Amazing schools are zoned for the neighborhood as well. Children here will attend Cotswold Elementary, Alexander Graham Middle, and coveted Myers Park High Schools. Please verify the school assignments as they are subject to change. There are also many private school options nearby.

If you are interested in learning more about Wendover Hill or touring one of these amazing properties, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can view current listing and create custom searches on our website here.


Spotlight: Inverness on Providence

CalAtlantic has done it again. They have a new neighborhood off Providence Road in Waxhaw with amazing homes, great amenities, and fantastic schools. Inverness on Providence is home to 113 home sites with just a few remaining to be built from the ground up.

Located between New Town Road and Cuthbertson Road, Inverness on Providence is in a great spot. A commute to Uptown Charlotte would take around 35 minutes without traffic. You can get to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in about the same amount of time. Weddington is just 7 minutes away and Ballantyne is 15 minutes. This means great shopping is right around the corner.

Homes in Inverness on Providence can be built from one of five floorplans. There are endless ways to personalize the plans to fit your family’s unique needs. Plans include the Carlisle, Leslie, Downing, Kinley, and Waterford. These thoughtful designs feature mulit-functional living spaces, timeless craftsmanship and distinctive architectural details. Homes have up to 4,500 square feet of living space and 2-3 car garages. Most plans have owner’s suites, guest suites, gourmet kitchens, outdoor living areas, spa-like baths and more. Homes start at $405,900 and some home sites have basements that can be finished as well.

Amenities in Inverness on Providence include sidewalks, competition sized swimming pool, splash and play area, and a clubhouse. There are also hiking trails for the community.

Schools servicing Inverness on Providence include New Town Elementary, Cuthbertson Middle, and Cuthbertson High Schools. All of the schools are top rated and award winning. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change.

If you would like to view one of the model homes in Inverness on Providence, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. We can also show you one or both of the quick move-in homes currently available. To view current listings or save a custom search, visit our website here.

Check out Queensbridge in Indian Land

In the heart of Indian Land, SC is a delightful new neighborhood filled with stunning homes. Queensbridge is comprised of two separate villages with 123 homesites in the first phase. These homes are being carefully crafted by Pulte Homes with an Estate collection and Manor collection. They have a great location close to retail, dining and golf clubs and with low Lancaster County property taxes.

Queensbridge is located off of Collins Road near Highway 521 near the state line. There is easy access to I-77 and I-485 connecting you to Charlotte and surrounding areas. An Uptown commute will take you around 30 minutes without traffic. A shopping trip to Ballantyne will take around 15 minutes. Entertainment is close by as well with Paramount’s Carowinds, Carolina Lakes Golf Club, Fort Mill Golf Club and the Golf Club at Ballantyne. There are also state parks, and the Catawba River as escapes into nature. Medical care is just 10 minutes away.

The neighborhood amenities in Queensbridge will include a pool, cabana and tot-lot. This secluded community is not a through way so streets only hold local traffic. This means you will see children riding bikes and families taking walks.

There are 11 floorplans to choose from in Queensbridge. They start at $286,499 and include 3-7 bedrooms, 2-7.5 bathrooms and 2-3 car garages, some with a courtyard arrangement. Homes include gourmet kitchens, private owner’s retreats, guest suites, butler’s pantries, vaulted ceilings, loft spaces, princess suites, Pulte Planning Centers® and large sunlit living spaces. There are quick move-in homes available or you can create the perfect home from the ground up with Pulte homes having 65 years of experience building homes.

Current zoning has children in Queensbridge attending Indian Land Elementary, Indian Land Middle, and Indian Land High Schools. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change.

If you would like to learn more about Queensbridge or would like to tour a model home, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can also view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Year End Market Wrap-Up

The end of year numbers are in from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. The report, which is based on numbers from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services data, shows that the Charlotte market is left with just a 2 month supply of homes for sale. This trend has been going all year with a steady decline as people are reluctant to put homes for sale when there is not enough choice for a next home. This leaves the market chronically low. At the end of 2015 we had 3.4 months supply, 2016 ended with 2.6 months supply.

A balanced market between buyers and sellers is considered to be when there is a 6 month supply of homes for sale. Charlotte’s 2 month supply is well below that and also below the 4.6 month supply across the nation.

Somehow, even with the lack of supply, sales were up year over year. In 2016 there were 44,734 sales and 2017 saw 47,353 sales. This is a rise of 5.9% year over year. There were fewer closings this December than the previous year, 8.4% fewer. There was a 17.3% rise in pending sales in December which leads us to believe that January will be strong.

Prices are on the rise as well, median sales price was up to $226,000, a rise of 9.2% over last year. Average price was up 5.8% to end the year at $272,900.

Homes are staying on the market for a shorter time as well. In 2017 they spent an average of 45 days on the market before a sale. This means that competition for homes is more fierce than ever with homes selling quickly and for higher prices and with lack of supply. This leaves buyers in a situation where they need to be able to act quickly and decisively if they want to get the home of their dreams before someone else buys it.

In fact, in a report from Zillow, 27% of homes in Charlotte have sold for more than their asking price. This is up from 9.4% in 2012. This means that sellers have walked away with an average of an extra $5,000. This is great for sellers, but will leave buyers in a position where they have to be more aggressive than ever to get what they want.

We can help you with that. Give us a call at (704) 525-4045 and we can help get you into the home of your dreams. You can also view homes and create custom searches on our website here.


Check out Ballantyne’s The Retreat

A new luxury development is underway right now in Ballantyne. The Retreat by Meritage Homes has two quick move-in homes and will eventually have 56 homes total. These homes will have the most energy efficient features in grand homes with top rated schools. All this and close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and an easy commute. It sounds almost too good to be true.

Located just off Marvin Road south of Providence Road West, The Retreat is in a great spot. A quick drive will have you at Ballantyne Town Center. A few minutes more will have you in the heart of Ballantyne. An uptown commute will take around 25 minutes without traffic. Charlotte Douglas International Airport will take you around the same time. SouthPark Mall area is just 10 miles away making a 20 minute commute or just a trip for world class shopping and dining.

Children in The Retreat will attend top rated schools. Current zoning is for Ballantyne Elementary, Community House Middle, and Ardrey Kell High Schools. All of these schools are top ranked 10 out of 10 by Carolina School Hub. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change. There are also many private school, daycares, mother’s day out programs, and preschools in the area.

Homes in The Retreat are grand in scale and can be as large as 3,984 square feet. Many of the homes have a tandem three car garage allowing room for a workshop or family bikes and play equipment. Homes are two story and can have owner’s suites on the first or second floor. Ample storage is available in large closets in between 3 and 6 bedrooms. Home offices, lofts, flex space and open concept floor plans are common in The Retreat. Expect a home here to go between $470,990 and $564,900.

Other neighborhoods by Meritage Homes in the area include Riverchase, Vizcaya, and Falls at Weddington to name a few. If you are interested in a home in The Retreat, give us a call at (704) 525-4045 to arrange a tour. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Spotlight: The Park At Sharon

There aren’t many opportunities left to purchase a new construction home in the SouthPark area. The Park At Sharon is one of the rare places that you can. There are two opportunities left to be an original owner of one of these stunning homes. Just over three miles from SouthPark Mall, The Park At Sharon is just a quick drive away from world class dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The neighborhood has a total of 11 homes, with the last two currently under construction. Homes in The Park At Sharon are grand with many totaling over 5,000 heated square feet. Some have finished basements which add extra space for media rooms, home gyms, teenager suites and more. Most have master suites on the first floor, and all have large open gourmet kitchens.

There were a few different builders onsite in The Park At Sharon. Custom builder LaVista Builders out of Cornelius is responsible for one of the remaining homes. The other home is by Landis Reed Homes also out of Cornelius. These builders have provided amazing homes with all of the bells and whistles to provide you and your family the space, flexibility, style, and comfort of an in-town luxury home.

Children in The Park At Sharon currently attend Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School, Carmel Middle School, and South Mecklenburg High School. There are many private school options close by. There are also preschools, daycare providers, mother’s day out programs, and after school programs to provide for young children. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change.

The Park At Sharon is located off of Park Road just north of the intersection at Sharon Road. This cul-de-sac neighborhood is 8 miles from Uptown Charlotte and 12 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Current listings are in the $700’s which is between $150 and $202 per square foot.

If you are interested in touring one of these amazing homes, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can also view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.

Be the Last Original Owner in Hawk’s Creek

Just two chances remain to be the original owner of a home in Hawk’s Creek, and one is already under contract. This is the best time to get in on a new neighborhood. All of the construction vehicles have left, but the homes are all shiny and new. There are also opportunities to purchase a previously owned home.

Hawk’s Creek is in Tega Cay South Carolina off exit 85 on I-77. This allows you easy access to Charlotte, NC, about a 20 minute drive. There are plenty of destinations for shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment close by, some even within walking distance. You are also close to downtown Fort Mill. In the field next door, horses graze helping you to feel like Hawk’s Creek is a true country retreat.

This high growth area of Fort Mill, SC is in demand due to location, lower South Carolina taxes and great schools. There is also close proximity to Lake Wylie for all kinds of outdoor recreational activities for the whole family.

Builder M/I Homes built three different home collections in Hawk’s Creek. The Willows, The Oaks and The Maples. Each collection offers various home plans with varying square footages and features. The community also has a pool and cabana, and pocket parks throughout.

Homes in Hawk’s Creek are craftsman in style with hardiboard siding and stacked stone accents. Homes are built on crawl spaces and there are some basement homes in the community. All homes were built with energy star ratings as M/I Homes prides themselves on energy efficient homes. Homes are generously sized with many over 3,000 square feet of living space. This gives you ample storage, large open kitchens, mud rooms, home offices, game rooms, owner’s suites and more. Current pricing has these homes going for the high $300’s to the low $400’s.

Students in Hawk’s Creek attend award winning Fort Mill Schools. Current zoning is for Gold Hill Elementary, Gold Hill Middle, and Fort Mill High Schools. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change. All three schools rank 10 out of 10 by CarolinaSchoolHub.

If you are in the market for an upscale neighborhood with large homes, beautifully landscaped yards, and a great location, give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can view current listings on our website and create custom searches here.

Check out Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek

If you want the best value in Union County, Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek is it. This amazing neighborhood is completely surrounded by Catawba Lands Conservancy green space, has low Union County taxes, and homes start in the $220’s. You can’t get any better than that.

Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek is located in a cul-de-sac community with no through access. Charming downtown Waxhaw is about 7 miles away, and shopping in Weddington is close by as well. It will take less than an hour to get to Uptown Charlotte or Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This bucolic setting is great for getting away from the hectic life.

There won’t be too many more chances to get in on Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek. The second phase is underway right now with two more proposed phases. One phase has been completed. This is great for people who don’t want to go through the building process. Many people love to be able to choose every detail of a new home and there are opportunities to completely customize a home here.

Builder True Homes is developing single family homes in Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek. There are 75 lots in the first two phases of the project with the potential for more in the remaining phases. True Homes is offering 15 floor plans with opportunities to truly make the space work for you and your family. There are one and two story plans with many ways to make the space work for you from home offices to extra bedrooms. Homes range from 1,680 to 4,281 square feet. They have between 2 and 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4.5 bathrooms. Some homes have finished basements, open kitchens, game rooms and more.

Children in Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek currently attend Waxhaw Elementary, Parkwood Middle, and Parkwood High Schools. There are also private schools, daycares, mother’s day out programs, and preschools nearby. Please verify school assignments as they are subject to change.

If you want to be a part of the amazing community of Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek give us a call at (704) 525-4045. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.