Fort Mill Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

May 4, 2021

April 2021 Real Estate Market Update for York County SC

APRIL 2021 New Listings:

We start by looking at the NEW LISTINGS that came on the market in April and we begin with 2019, where we see there were 548 NEW LISTINGS that came on the market. In April of 2020, we find we decreased by -18.6 percent with 446 NEW LISTINGS. This year in April of 2021, we decreased by -2.5 percent with 435 NEW LISTINGS. 

 

APRIL 2021 Homes for Sale:

We again, start by looking at April of 2019, where we see there were 948 HOMES FOR SALE. In April of 2020, we find a decrease of -13.1 percent with 824 HOMES FOR SALE. This year in April of 2021, we decreased significantly by -73.7 percent with only 217 HOMES FOR SALE.

APRIL 2021 Pending Sales:

Let's view April of 2019, where we see there were 462 PENDING SALES. In April of 2020, we decreased by -17.5 percent with 381 PENDING SALES. This year in April, we increased by +9.2 percent with 416 PENDING SALES. 

APRIL 2021 Median Days on Market:

Let's view April of 2019, where we see there were 17 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. In April of 2020, we decreased from the previous year by -41.2 percent with 10 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. This year in April, we decreased by -70.0 percent to only 3 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. 

APRIL 2021 Months Supply of Homes for Sale:

In April of 2019, the MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE was 2.6. In April of 2020, we decreased by -19.2 percent with a 2.1 MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE. This year in April, we decreased by -76.2 percent with only 0.5 MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE! 

So there is your comprehensive LOCAL look at the real estate market. If you are considering a sale of your home then now might be a perfect time as the competition is low as we mentioned the inventory of homes is down by -73.7 percent from 2020 and the number of days on market is down by -70.0 percent to only 3 days! If you are interested in buying a home then let us help you get a competitive advantage. Please reach out to the Linda Hall Team. We'd love to assist you!!

Posted in Market Updates
April 29, 2021

Multigenerational Homes Are Popular Once Again

 

Some Highlights

  • If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs.
  • With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are discovering the value of a multigenerational home.
  • With such high demand for houses today, now is a great time to sell so you can upgrade to a multigenerational home that may better suit your evolving needs.
April 29, 2021

Caroline McCarthy Earns NAR Designation in Senior Real Estate

Caroline McCarthy with Century 21 First Choice has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the SRES® Council of the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

 

Caroline McCarthy joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers ages 55 and older.

 

“Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a REALTOR® has that understanding,” said Linda Hall, Team Leader for The Linda Hall Team “Whether they are buying, selling, relocating, or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a REALTOR® with their SRES® designation will be able to help them every step of the way.”

 

SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization worldwide. 

 

The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

 

For more information, visit SRES.realtor.  

April 20, 2021

5 of The Best Outdoor Dining Options In York County, South Carolina

We, South Carolinians love to be outdoors as much as possible when the weather allows and that is often when you live here. The Linda Hall Team decided to share some great outdoor dining options with our friends. These aren't even close to all the options, but here's our top 5!

1. The Pump House - Located on the Catawba River between Rock Hill and Fort Mill is where you'll find this affordable upscale restaurant. Known as casual riverfront dining with locally sourced, southern inspired cuisine. Enjoy your meal on their rooftop dining space. One of the best views of the sunset on the river!

 

 

2. Legal Remedy Brewpub - Yes, they serve beer but they also serve food which they say is as crafty as their beer. They specialize in house cured and smoked meats and locally fueled small plates. They are located at 129 Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. 

 

3. Hobos - Located at 213 Main Street in Fort Mill. They have a patio to enjoy those sunny days and they welcome pets! It's based on the theme of riding the rails which we know the name Hobos came from. The decor represents that from the original wood booths to a foot rail made from track. It's great fun dining here. You can even pull up a chair outside and have a view of both inside and out! As far as their food goes...BURGERS is on the menu!! 

4. Green Room Cafe - Located at 3312 Highway 21 in Fort Mill is where you'll find this gem! They not only have patio tables set up for you, but they also have a giant chess table on the patio. A great place to grab a bite of to eat. They serve coffee, sandwiches, paninis, pastries and more!!

5. Papa Doc's Short Club - Located at 3990 Charlotte Highway in Lake Wylie. You'll find everything from oysters to salads to burgers at Papa Doc's. They also make some excellent burgers!! 

We hope you've enjoyed these 5 recommendations for good outdoor patio dining. Please feel free to comment below with your favorite place in York County for outdoor dining! Remember that The Linda Hall Team is not only your real estate go to source, but also your LOCAL RESOURCE!

Posted in Community
April 12, 2021

How To Celebrate Your Mom Fort Mill Style

Our moms are very special and they deserve the best. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate your mom Fort Mill style!

 

Spa Day - What busy mom could not use a spa day? Fort Mill has the perfect solution and you will find it at the Living Art Salon and Spa located at 1510 Onyx Ridge #105 in Fort Mill. Therapeutic massages are available as well as other services. livingartsalon.com

 

Specialty Gifts - If you are looking for just the right gift then we have an excellent suggestion. Visit Crossings on Main as they have wonderful gift ideas. There is home decor, clothing, art, and much, much more! Visit them today. They are located at 102 Academy Street in Fort Mill. crossingsonmain.com

 

Flowers - We love the gift of flowers and again, we know just where you can go! We actually have more than 1 to share with you and so depending on where you are, you will be bound to find just what you are looking for. Here they are in no particular order -

  1. Buy the Bunch - Located at 103 Railroad Avenue in Fort Mill. buythebunchfortmill.com
  2. Jack's House of Flowers - Located at 214 Spratt Street in Fort Mill. jackshouseofflowers.com
  3. Fort Mill Flowers & Gifts - Located at 2000 HWY 160 West, Suite 105 in Fort Mill. fortmillflowers.com

 

Sweets - Sweets for your sweet mom. How about the Chocolat Boutique which is located at Baxter Village, 1012 Market Street in Fort Mill. Truffles, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate bars and more. Definitely a great idea for mom! chocolatboutique.com

 

Dining Out - Taking mom out for this special day is definitely something that should be on your list. Spoil her as much as you can! Here are a couple of our favorite local Fort Mill spots.

  1. Fish Market - Upscale and their Sunday Brunch is delicious!! It's a guaranteed winner! Located at 990 Market Street in Fort Mill. fishmarketbarandgrill.com
  2. Local Dish - Elevated Southern Cuisine is how they describe themselves. Located at 217 Main Street in Fort Mill. localdish.com

We hope you have a very special day and that it is one that is not soon forgotten. Bless all the mamas out there!

Posted in Community
April 2, 2021

March 2021 Real Estate Market Update for York County SC

MARCH 2021 New Listings:

We start by looking at the NEW LISTINGS that came on the market in March and we begin with 2019, where we see there were 538 NEW LISTINGS that came on the market. In March of 2020, we find we increased by +5.6 percent with 568 NEW LISTINGS. This year in March of 2021, we decreased by -20.4 percent with 452 NEW LISTINGS. 

MARCH 2021 Homes for Sale:

We again, start by looking at March of 2019, where we see there were 932 HOMES FOR SALE. In March of 2020, we find a decrease of -11.4 percent with 826 HOMES FOR SALE. This year in March of 2021, we decreased significantly by -78.5 percent with only 178 HOMES FOR SALE.

MARCH 2021 Pending Sales:

Let's view March of 2019, where we see there were 446 PENDING SALES. In March of 2020, we increased by +2.2 percent with 456 PENDING SALES. This year in March, we increased by +2.4 percent with 467 PENDING SALES. 

MARCH 2021 Median Days on Market:

Let's view March of 2019, where we see there were 22 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. In March of 2020, we decreased from the previous year by -13.6 percent with 19 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. This year in March, we decreased by -84.2 percent to 3 MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET. 

MARCH 2021 Months Supply of Homes for Sale:

In March of 2019, the MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE was 2.6. In March of 2020, we decreased by -19.2 percent with a 2.1 MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE. This year in March, we decreased by -81.0 percent with only 0.4 MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE! 

So there is your comprehensive LOCAL look at the real estate market. If you are considering a sale of your home then now might be a perfect time as the competition is low as we mentioned the inventory of homes is down by -78.5 percent from 2020 and the number of days on market is down by -84.2 percent to only 3 days! If you are interested in buying a home then let us help you get a competitive advantage. Please reach out to the Linda Hall Team. We'd love to assist you!!

Posted in Market Updates
April 1, 2021

Critter Creek Farm Plus Goat Yoga Equals Rock Hill Fun!

In our lovely community of Rock Hill, you will find a space offering therapeutic fun. Critter Creek Farm, owned by Terri Gustin, a former nurse, is home to "goat yoga," wedding planning, flowers, and more. It is a pastoral paradise. You will find a schedule of events on the website - CritterCreekFarm.com

 Here's what Terri had to share with us -

"We're in our 5th season of goat yoga and currently have 15 babies joining us for each yoga session with more on the way.  Our "home" location is the White Home in Rock Hill but we make appearances around the area with dates coming up at the Anne Springs Close Greenway as well (April 3. Sept 18 and Nov 13).  The yoga practice itself, while secondary to the goat experience, is a foundational practice suitable for all levels.  The schedule can be found at Goat Yoga, Yoga - Critter Creek Farm - Rock Hill, South Carolina | Critter Creek Farm"

 

Goat yoga is loved by everyone who comes out to try it, as you'll see from posts on her Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest profiles. It actually came on the scene back in 2016 and has become an adorable trend across the nation. Forget about hot yoga and try this instead! You'll find that it's not simply fun but also great for your health in that it is known to decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels as well as depression. You can't go wrong!

When you go, tell them The Linda Hall Team sent you AND HAVE FUN!!

Posted in Community
March 24, 2021

Rock Hill Draws In More Business

Rock Hill is becoming quite the lively community. I thought we'd share some new businesses who are choosing Rock Hill. 

Rock Hill is a very charming area that draws in a lot of interest from people all around the area. One of the attractions is the Mural Mile and recently there was a new mural added which speaks to a young girl having the power to dream big and accomplish anything. This was created by Darion Fleming, a local artist. 

The Carolina Panthers plan to open a state-of-the-art headquarters in Rock Hill in 2023. The cost expectation of this new facility is expected to be around 1 billion dollars! The project is being tagged as "The Rock." The team is expected to hold their training camp there, but will remain in Uptown Charlotte for the home games. 

This development is fueling other businesses' interest in the area. Just recently Common Market announced they'd be opening in Rock Hill at 161 West Main Street this coming Summer. The Common Market is a convenience store with a deli and bar. Follow them on Instagram to receive their latest opening updates. 

 

Next, the Kre8 Gastropub's Rob Masone has secured a spot in historic Rock Hill. Rob opened his new restaurant called the Kounter which is located at 135 E. Main Street, Suite 101 in Rock Hill.

 

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The most recent eatery, in particular, is a new restaurant called "Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails." It will be opening its doors in the former White Horse Space within the historic Lowenstein Building. The White Horse was a staple in the community for 44 years before closing in October 2020. So these are pretty big shoes to fill, but Old Town Kitchen seems ready for the challenge. 

You can expect a menu of everything spanning from sandwiches and salads to the revered "meat and two" plates. You'll also be able to choose from 16 taps of regional beers, wine and crafted cocktails. 

The expected opening timeframe is early Summer of 2021. How exciting!! 

 

Before we close this blog we will mention a couple of more recent business openings that you may want to check out.  Chic Boutique is one which opened January 29, 2021 and is located at 148 Main E. Street. They carry women's apparel, handmade shoes, jewelry and more. Grab your girlfriends and go shopping!

The Hickory Post is another recently opened store on Main Street which houses multiple artists and carries tons of items for your home.

And we'll end with the mention of the Sweet Tea Cafe which opened back in October 2020. Be sure to follow them on their Instagram page. @SweetTeaCafe

 

Remember to reach out to The Linda Hall Team if you need real estate assistance or if you simply want to know more about the communities we serve. We want to help you!

Posted in Community
March 18, 2021

Paying It Forward Lake Wylie Style

One of the many things The Linda Hall Team loves about Lake Wylie is the community's willingness to pay it forward. There are several organizations that support that goal of giving back to their community and they are as follows:

 

Bethel Volunteer Fire Department

5620 Oakridge Road

Clover, SC 29710

803-831-7988

chief@bvfdinc.com

Facebook Page

 

Clover Area Assistance Center

P.O. Box 521

Clover, SC 29710

803-222-4837

caac@bellsouth.net

Website

 

Clover Rotary Club

Meetings held every Wednesday at Noon

117 S. Main Street

Clover, SC 29710

cloverrotary@gmail.org

WebsiteFacebook Page

 

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

264 Latitude Lane #101

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

803-831-2827

lakewyliechamber@yahoo.com

WebsiteFacebook Page

 

Lake Wylie Rotary Club

Lunch every Tuesday at The Clover School District Community YMCA

5485 Charlotte Hwy

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

12 PM – 1 PM

president@lakewylierotary.org

Website - Facebook

 

River Hills/Lake Wylie Emergency Squad

4 Heritage Drive

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

803-831-9888 – Non-Emergency Phone

rhes@comporium.net

info@thems.org

Website

 

River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club

PO Box 5016

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Meeting Place – One Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Gene_ius@att.net

Website - Facebook

 

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation

4082B Charlotte Highway

Lake Wylie, SC 29710

803-831-0722 – Sweet Repeat Store

Facebook Page

 

So, there’s just a few organizations that you might want to look into if you are new to the area and want to volunteer some time to the community. Lake Wylie is a lovely place to call home, and this is just one of the reasons why. If you are interested in learning more about this community and what homes are available, please contact The Linda Hall Team of Century 21 First Choice. We’d love to help you out!

 

Posted in Community
March 10, 2021

The Linda Hall Team Shares Their Favorite Local Restaurants

The Linda Hall Team shares their FAVORITE local restaurants because supporting local business and loving where you live is so important to us. We want YOU to love where you live as much as we do. 

 

The first up is Linda Hall!! She loves 'The Improper Pig' in Fort Mill and here's what she has to say about it -⁠

"I love the staff, the manager, Jason, who texts me when they do a smoked Prime Rib night. A great server named Lisa. The pick up process is flawless. The restaurant is one of the safest I go to. There smoked half chicken and sweet potato casserole is amazing. Just love the whole scene. What I love the most are the people!!!!"⁠

 

Rene Lurion shares that his favorite local restaurant is the Poke Bowl in Fort Mill. Here's what he had to say about it.

"Mine would be the Poke Bowl in Fort Mill for take-out. There are 3 main parts to a Poke Bowl; Sushi grade rice, various salmon and/or interesting toppers such as seaweed. You can design your own blow or order fixed bowls. It is healthy and great for lunch or dinner."

 

Sabine Hammermann shares that one of her favorite places to go locally for hamburgers is BlaCow Burger in Fort Mill. Here's what she had to say about it.⁠

"If you are looking for a great place to pick up a burger check out BlaCow Burgers on Hwy 160 in Fort Mill. Their short rib gourmet burgers are awesome and they offer more than the classic burger. Try the “Nutty Goat” or “F.R.O.G. Burger- don’t worry, no goats or frogs were harmed making those burgers 😃 And if you are really adventurous go for the “Flaming Cow” which includes some Fried Jalapeño Chips and the famous Fort Mill Ghost Peppers!"

Caroline McCarthy shares that her favorite local restaurant is Wing King in Fort Mill. Here's what she had to say about it.⁠

"We love to go to the Wing King in Fort Mill.  In our view they have the best Onion Rings and Wings around our area.  They have plenty of indoor seating, a patio for outdoor eating, and a vibrant, thriving carry out business.  We have been comfortable eating there during the pandemic as they are practicing recommended social guidelines.."⁠

Lorelei Beightol shares that her favorite local restaurant is the Copper Pub. Here's what she had to say about it.⁠

"I love Copper Pub over in Clover. They always have fantastic burgers, a slew of local brews on tap, and a huge patio dining area for outdoor dining.  The service is always excellent.  This is definitely a local favorite as the parking lot is NEVER empty."⁠

The Linda Hall Team is a local resource for many of their clients who are moving to the area. If you know someone who is interested in relocating to York Co. or Lancaster Co., please have them reach out to us!! We would love to help them make South Carolina their home too!

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