Monthly Archives: April, 2012

York , South Carolina

A welcome alternative to life in the larger metro areas, York is experiencing the overflow of the rapid growth in the Charlotte Metro Area, less than 30 miles away. Positioned between the I-77 and the I-85 corridors, transportation is easy and provides excellent channels for local business parks and government. While renovation and restoration continue, new municipal facilities and road projects are on the horizon boosting economic development.
 

The leisure and excitement of water play is just minutes away in Lake Wylie. With 325 miles of shoreline, the lake is ideal for boating, fishing and diverse water sports. Seasonal changes enhance the surrounding area’s beauty and allow for outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and bicycling enjoyment.

Every year, York celebrates Summerfest, a widely anticipated festival that celebrates the community through arts, crafts, concerts, golf, tractor show and a moonlight bike ride. The annual Christmas Parade is also a favorite event amongst the 7,500 residents, inviting visitors into the historic century-old homes and churches decorated for the season. The residents’ involvement has helped establish a healthy business setting while preserving the area’s natural environment. A family-oriented oasis within close proximity to Charlotte and lakeside towns, York offers the best combination of traditional, small town charm with big city opportunities.

Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie South is a recreation and nature-laden community, located just a few miles from Charlotte, N.C. As Charlotte presents itself as one of the nation’s fastest-growing commercial and financial centers, offering theater, operas, symphonies, museums, fine dining and a variety of shopping areas, Lake Wylie South boasts lakeside living with an exceptional Southern lifestyle. Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as land lots.

The comfortable small town atmosphere sits just minutes away from commercial and cultural centers, making the area a great place to live and work. An active populace takes part in community events, including the “Lights on the Lake” annual holiday boat parade, the 4th of July spectacular fireworks display and the Splash Dash 10K, 5K Race and Walk. Nestled on the northwest shore, with over 325 miles of shoreline, the community presents numerous opportunities for fun, including boating, fishing, water skiing and sailing on the water, or golfing, tennis and biking on land.

As one of the fastest growing communities in York County, Lake Wylie South offers an economic vitality to its residents through burgeoning retail centers. The area also has the additional advantage of an excellent education system, heralding teachers, equipment and learning facilities as some of the best in the state. Further, seasonal changes enhance the area’s beauty, boasting a kaleidoscopic color change. A small, family-oriented oasis within close proximity to Charlotte, Lake Wylie South offers the best combination of small town charm and uncomplicated lakeside living with big city prospects.

Lake Wylie South Real Estate Market & Prices of Lake Wylie South Homes

The Lake Wylie South area offers a wide range of housing options, from elegant lakeside living and cozy wooded neighborhoods to spacious lots and spectacular views. New developments, gated communities and retail centers dot the landscape. Single-family homes start under $100,000 and can go up to $1.25 million for water views, exclusive amenities and sprawling estates. Townhomes and condominiums start in the mid-$100,000s, and can go up to $300,000. A wide range of land property is available in Lake Wylie South depending on acreage, views and utilities present.

Homes For Sale in Clover

The Town of Clover is located in northwestern York County, South Carolina. Clover is a quiet and peaceful community rich in history and antiques shopping. The town officially began around the site of a 5,000 gallon water tank constructed to serve the steam engines of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad Narrow Gauge Railroad. According to a legend, excess water spilling on the ground caused patches of clover to spring up. Residents affectionately referred to the town as Clover Patch. Shortly after, the town became a booming textile community. The town has since grown steadily and the population is currently hovers around 4,700. The small town atmosphere combined with easy access to big city dining, shopping and entertainment make Clover an exceptional place to live. The proximity of Clover to the rapidly growing Charlotte, North Carolina, (about 45 minutes northeast of town) and Rock Hill, South Carolina, (about 30 minutes southeast of Clover) urban areas, provides a plentiful job market and economic variety. Clover real estate options consist of single-family homes, new construction and land lots for custom building

Clover Real Estate

The links below give you the current market of available homes in the Clover area

Homes for Sale in Clover under 100,000 

Homes for Sale in Clover 100,000 to 150,000

Home for Sale in Clover 150,000 to 200,000

Homes for Sale in Clover 200,000 to 250,000

Homes for Sale in Clover 250,000 to 300,000

Homes for Sale in Clover 300,000 and above

Volunteering at the Wells Fargo Championship

In just a couple of weeks one of the most outstanding PGA golf tournaments in the world will be coming to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Country Club. This is the 11th year for the Wells Fargo Championship and my family looks forward to it every year. I actually volunteer and work the event for a couple of days and it is always fun to get up close with the golfers and I especially enjoy the conversations with the pros and their caddies as we work inside the ropes . I’ll be working as a laser operator and will be on hole number 5 on Thursday and on number 7 on Friday. A couple of years ago Dustin Johnson hit his drive 389 yards on number 5 and the PGA officials in the tower didn’t believe we measured it correctly and sent the Shot Link Officials down to see if we knew what we were doing . It was so funny to see their faces when they realized we had it correct and he had indeed hit it so far.

The Wells Fargo is just another reason why the Charlotte area is such a desirable area to live and people continue to relocate here everyday. If you are out enjoying the golf stop by and say hello and if you are looking to relocate to our area we would be glad to assist you. Give us a call.

Have fun and I’ll see you on the golf course!

Moonlight Jazz with The Northwestern High School Jazz Band

The Northwestern High School Jazz Band will perform for Moonlight Jazz & Blues, Come See Me Festival, Rock Hill, SC. Come on out to Winthrop Lake on Friday, April 20!  NHS will play from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Bring your chairs and blankets and picnic!

 

1963 Middleton Place , Rock Hill

Awesome home in Swan Meadows 2 one of Rock Hills best neighborhoods! Beautiful 4 bedroom home with incredible custom kitchen, spacious master suite, large bedrooms, family room, den ,office and bonus room plus a gorgeous wooded lot. This custom built home features a one of kind design that is perfect for any homeowner looking for style, space and comfort. Now only $270,000. Give us a call today 

 

Why We Call Rock Hill Home

Back some 23 years ago my wife Gina graduated from college at NC State and moved from North Carolina to Rock Hill, SC.  At the time she had never heard of Rock Hill even though it was just a few miles south of Charlotte, NC.  Since moving here it is amazing at all the “transplants” to this wonderful community.  Over the years Rock Hill has grown in large part to the reputation of Winthrop University, employment opportunities and the proximity of Charlotte where people desire living in an area that is close to a big city without the traffic and big taxes.   I love meeting people that have stumbled upon this place I call home and it is always fascinating to find out how people end up settling in Rock Hill.  I myself moved from Virginia to Rock Hill and and when our children visit they always talk about the wonderful things that Rock Hill has to offer.

Location is why we call Rock Hill Home. When potential homeowners are looking to buy a property one factor that has been embedded in them is location, location, location.  This is key and certainly an important factor that should be consider when purchasing a home or property.  One of the reasons we chose Rock Hill, SC as our home is the close proximity to Charlotte, NC and all the amenities that come with a large city.  If we drive to Uptown Charlotte it takes less than  30 minutes depending on traffic.  Since the lightrail has opened we really use this form of transportation more that driving all the way into Uptown.  For just $3 for a roundtrip we park at I485 and South Boulevard and take the lightrail if we are going to a Carolina Panthers game, a Charlotte Bobcats game, the Blumenthal Theater for a show or even to some of the many bars and restaurants in Uptown such as Cosmos, Whiskey River, Blue, Merts Soul Food and so many more.  We prefer living in a small college town like Rock Hill so we feel we have the best of both worlds with all the NCAA Sports Winthrop University offers and also the unique shopping experiences, however we have the luxury of large city living if we prefer to head that way.  Can’t go wrong as long as you know about location, location, location

The links below give you the current market of available homes in the Rock Hill area

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill under $100,000

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill 100,000 to 150,000

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill 150,000 to 200,000

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill 200,000 to 250,000

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill 250,000 to 300,000

Homes for Sale in Rock Hill 300,000 and above

Credit Facts

A very important part of your credit education is staying on top of credit facts in the news. This week we will take a look at things that are happening right now that affect your total financial future.

According to Nurido News, There are a lot of myths about the credit score. Many people tend to think that some credit activities can lower their credit score. Here are a few facts about your credit score.

Checking your credit report does not deteriorate your credit score: Checking your own credit report goes down in the credit report as a soft inquiry and hence does not affect your credit score. However if a lender or a credit card company checks your credit report, it goes down as a hard inquiry and may cost you five points. But another important fact to be kept in mind is that all the inquiries in a 14-day period are considered as a single inquiry. The credit score rating system also does not take into consideration all the inquiries made within a period of 30 days before the day the credit score is to be computed.

Closing old accounts does not improve your credit score: Many lenders might tell you to close old accounts that are not in use. But doing this simply robs you of a long credit history and more percentage of your total credit limit is used up if you close your account.

Your FICO score is all you need: All the three major credit bureaus give you a FICO credit score rating formula. So your FICO score says all about your credit score and you don’t need to bother to look for something else to calculate your credit score. Using the FICO Credit Score Rating System, the credit bureaus give you a credit score. However the names for these credit scores are different at these bureaus. At Equifax, they call it Beacon credit score. At TransUnion, they call it Empirica. At Experian, it is called Experian/Fair, Isaac Risk Model.

The reason that you get different credit scores from all the bureaus is that reports of some credit activities performed by you is sent to one bureau and some to other. But more or less your credit score is the same.

Credit counseling does not hurt your score: The FICO credit score rating system does not take into consideration any reference to credit counseling in your report. In fact if you are facing troubles managing your finances then you can try credit counseling. It does not go down as a negative in a credit report.

The perfect way to improve your credit score is of course the simplest of them all – pay your bills on time. Rid yourself of credit score myths and start your credit improvement stint as soon as possible.

2167 Culp Farms Drive, Near the Anne Springs Close Greenway

Wonderful 3 bedroom home in Steele Meadows near the Anne Springs Close Greenway. At only $182,000 this well maintained home has a large kitchen , huge great room and spacious bonus room. Ample storage in this home with a 2 car garage and a large storage building in the back. Large deck overlooks a fenced in back yard. Great home that will not last long

714 McDow ….only $75,000 near Winthrop

Great new listing at 714 McDow ………only $75,000 near Winthrop  ……. 2 bedroom condo all on one level , large galley kitchen with a breakfast nook and a dining area……………large family room with a fireplace ………what a great property and it will not be on the market long  …………Give us a call …you will not be disappointed

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