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Olde English Festival of Bands

Mark you calendars for October 6 for the annual Olde English Festival of Bands to be held in Rock Hill. This event is sponsored by Northwestern High School and Rock Hill High School marching band programs and it brings together marching bands from all over the region who compete in one of largest and most exciting competitions of the year.  If you enjoy the pageantry of marching band shows then this is one you can’t afford to miss. Olde English will be held at District Three Stadium and is a wonderful event to share with family and friends while supporting the band programs at both Northwestern High School and Rock Hill High.  Hope to see many of you on October 6 and we have several different sponsorship levels for those who may be interested in supporting this great event. Contact The Guilliams Team for additional information


Homes For Sale In York County

Homes For Sale In York County

Located in north central South Carolina, the City of York is a small community with a strong historic core and traditional lifestyle. Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as land lots for custom building. 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.

The links below give you the current market of available homes in the York County, South Carolina area

Homes for Sale in York under 100,000

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

Homes for Sale in York 150,000 to 200,000

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

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

Homes for Sale in York 300,000 and above

Visit Lake Wylie , South Carolina

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.

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!

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

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

Come See Me Festival

Rock Hill is gearing up for the huge Come See Me Festival which is a 10 day celebration of spring that runs April 12-21! There are so many activities packed in to the Come See Me Festival and there is so much offered for everyone no matter your age. The Beach Bash is always a big hit with families. The Mayor’s Frog Jump is always entertaining and fun. Great photo opportunity! The parade is a great celebration of Rock Hill and the citizens. I am especially proud of the Northwestern High School Senior Jazz band who will be performing at the Moonlight Jazz Festival at Winthrop Lake and then be sure not to miss out on the finale extravaganza with fireworks and music on the last night of the festival. Several merchants are selling souvenirs in their stores and you can find a list of events on the official website which is http://www.comeseeme.org.

Come See Me has been featured in Southern Living magazine so be sure to get out and find out for yourself just how special this event is and enjoy all that is available. So be sure to Come See Me!

Create Your Home Wish List

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities.


•Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones?
•Style: Do you have a special preference for ranches, bungalows, or another style of construction?
•Bedrooms: How many?
•Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?
•Living and Dining Areas: A traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan?
•Stories: How many?
•Square feet: How much space?
•Ceilings: How high?
•Kitchen: How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?
•Storage: Big closets, a shed, an extra-large garage?
•Parking: A garage or carport? Room for how many cars?
•Extras: Attic or basement?

•Play/exercise room
•Security system
•Sprinkler system
•In-law suite
•Hot tub
•Wooded lot
•Patio, deck, or porch
•Laundry room

Consider Indian Land , South Carolina

Homes For Sale In Indian Land

Located in Lancaster County, Indian Land is a growing community located less than 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The Indian Land area offers short commutes to the uptown metropolitan area, the region’s international airport and 12 great golf courses all of which are situated within a 12 mile radius of Indian Land plus shopping options galore.

Indian Land is located in the middle of beautiful Carolina horse country, home to two of Lancaster County’s finer recreational areas, Anne Springs Close Greenway, and Cane Creek Park. Low county taxes in addition to excellent Indian Land schools make this the perfect area to live, work and play with many new residential homes and commercial real estate projects currently in development along Route 521, the main thoroughfare between Lancaster and Charlotte.

In addition to the Carolina Lakes Sun City development, available properties for sale include single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as land lots and historic Lancaster properties. The neighborhoods are clean and safe as the community fosters a family-friendly atmosphere that blends southern hospitality with old world charm.

Indian Land is near the ever-popular city of Fort Mill with their highly rated school system as well as the rapidly growing Ballantyne area in South Charlotte. The Charlotte Metro Area’s emergence displays a trickle down effect of economic prosperity that is already evident in Lancaster. New land developments, housing tracts, homes and real estate growth will continue the steady migration of retail stores, restaurants and other small businesses. So, if you are considering a move to Greater Charlotte, consider the town of Indian Land.

Fort Mill , South Carolina

Fort Mill is a wonderful town located along the I-77 corridor in the northernmost part of South Carolina. It is are one of the fastest growing communities in the state and residents enjoy a high quality of life with a strong sense of community. The Fort Mill Schools are among the best in the state and perform well above national standards. Fort Mill is also home to a number of thriving businesses and corporate offices. Our close proximity to the Charlotte metropolitian area provides numerous educational, recreational and employment opportunities.

Since 1986 my wife Gina has called York County home and if there is one area that has made a complete transformation, but retained the hometown feel it is Fort Mill, SC. In the beginning Fort Mill was well known as the home of a textile empire, Springs Industries. One of the original manufacturing plants burned in the early 1980s and that space, which is near downtown, has been converted into a wonderful community park known as the Walter Elisha Park. The park is located near the quaint downtown area that still boasts many unique shops great for spending a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Fort Mill has grown tremendously with residential developments such as Baxter, a new Lowe’s store, an unbelieveable Wal-Mart and lots of niche shopping centers and restaurants unique to the Fort Mill area. Locals will tell you to be sure and check out the Peach Stand which offers a great selection of produce, famous Fort Mill peaches, an incredible butcher shop and much more. Fort Mill is growing, however, it maintains the quaintness of long ago. Fort Mill is conveniently located right off of I-77 and is just minutes from Charlotte, NC. Fort Mill is home to the Charlotte Knights which is a AAA baseball franchise. There are so many offerings in Fort Mill and this is just an area that you have to discover to truly appreciate. Give us a call today and let us show you this wonderful South Carolina gem.

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