Fort Mill, SC Real Estate News

By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
October 2008 home sales in Fort Mill SC were about the same as September even in the light of more economic bad news.  Homes sold were down 44% two points better than September.  The sold price to listing price ratio was consistent to last year. Days on the market bettered by 3%. Fort Mill homes sold did include Tega Cay, Baxter village, Springfield,  and other communities around Fort Mill. There are currently 592 homes listed for sale in the Fort Mill SC Township, York County on the Charlotte MLS system. Here is the spreadsheet comparing the October year to year comparisons in Fort Mill SC. Picture version Text Version - To read the rest of the article please go to HOMESFORTMILL.COM To discuss or for more information please contact me. Carmen S Miller Century 21® First Choice206 Rockm...
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Should I buy or sell a home now? If you are thinking about selling or buying a home right now you obviously have to be wondering how today's economy, interest rates and local real estate market will affect your bottom line. There is not one answer for everyone, and as when any of us invest in the stock market, it is the long term return that should be our focus. If you are thinking about buying a home now every investor and real estate analyst has stated that this is absolutely the best time. As with most markets, Fort Mill and Tega Cay SC are considered to be a "buyers market". What does a "buyers market" mean?. It means that buyers are in the driver's seat. There are a good number of homes on the market which gives you plenty of available inventory to see and choose from. Depending o...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
Come see a beautiful home for sale in Baxter Village SC during my OPEN HOUSE Saturday November 1, 2008 from 2 to 5pm. Front Porch Charm, Pristine Condition! Charming four bedroom, plus bonus and study for $395,000. Wonderful open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Corner fenced lot, serene setting backs to green belt. Beautiful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/SS and corian counters, designer lighting, Restoration Hardware paint and colors. Gorgeous custom drapery. Surround sound, alarm, central vacuum all included! The address is 7172 Michael Scott CrossingFort Mill, SC 29708 For more details about the home for sale click here baxter-village-home-for-sale-7172-michael-scott-crossing-fort-mill-sc Or contact me. Carmen S Miller Century 21® First Choice206 Rockmont Dr | Fort Mill, SC ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Fort Mill SC Home for Sale: 4007 Indian Hills Lane Fort Mill SC Home for Sale:  4007 Indian Hills Lane This beautiful home is located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Fort Mill, Legacy Park!  Fort Mill offers a quaint community with all that you would expect to have in a small town--shopping, restaurants, and excellent schools, community functions, 'neighborly' neighbors and outdoor living at its best!  Legacy Park offers two stocked lakes for resident fishing, walking trails, tennis courts, swimming pool and a recreation center with an indoor gym and 'rainy day' activities.   4007 Indian Hills Lane offers amenities that will make you feel that you're living in the lap of luxury--for only $359,700!  This statuesque Georgian, built by Parker Orlenas, is absolutely immacu...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
I see many inquiries coming into Carmen’s blog asking for the distance between Charlotte North Carolina and Fort Mill South Carolina. As you may have read in Carmen’s market research posts (Fort Mill SC Rank 6 Out Of Ten Fastest Growing Metros), the Fort Mill and Tega Cay area is part of the Charlotte NC MSA (metropolitan statistical area) for census and other analysis basis. I guess you could say Fort Mill and Tega Cay are close enough to be considered suburbs of Charlotte. So here are the distance and drive time facts related to the distance between Charlotte and Fort Mill. Fort Mill is located south of Charlotte of interstate 77. The North Carolina and South Carolina northern border on interstate 77 is 7.8 miles or 15 minutes drive time from downtown Fort Mill. The western NC/SC bord...
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If you are thinking about moving or buying/renting a home or condo in the Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Rock Hill area and would like to search the available home or condo listings you've come to the right place on the internet. Carmen Miller with Century 21 First Choice is now offering FREE, no strings attached, local property for sale or rent search. This service is available at both of Carmen Miller's websites www.carmensmiller.com and www.homesfortmill.com. We have just signed up with a new property search service to offer you the latest technology in the home search business. And best of all it is free for you to use. Here is how to use this new tool, just click on the property search orange button on the top left hand side bar or choice from one of the custom search links we ha...
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Fort Mill schools begin August 20, 2008. Many of you have been asking questions about an update to the elementary school enrollment freeze. Here is what is mentioned on the Fort Mill School District website: The Fort Mill School District is now reviewing its elementary attendance areas to prepare for the opening of Sugar Creek Elementary and Pleasant Knoll Elementary in 2009. The process will take into account a number of considerations including enrollment, building capacity, demographics, transportation issues, transitions between schools, keeping neighborhoods together and creating an easily understood plan. A public meeting will be held in September to unveil reassignment options. In the July school construction update both Sugar Creek and Pleasant Knoll elementary schools under co...
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Jenny Overman staff reporter with the Fort Mill Times wrote an article on August5, 2008 about how you can learn a lot about places and people on YouTube.com. Her article points out there are several videos on or about our area like Tega Cay, Fort Mill, and Indian Land. Jenny said local residents are using YouTube to post videos for entertainment, make political statements, and business. She did a YouTube search for Tega Cay and came up with more than 15 real estate videos. Of course Carmen has all of her home for sale videos posted on YouTube so Jenny called Carmen for an interview and printed the following quote: Carmen Miller, with Century 21 First Choice, uses YouTube to appeal to "Generation Y," she said."We figured that over 80 percent of home buyers use the Internet and the big bu...
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By Jackie Kyles, ABR, CNE, SFR
(Keller Williams Realty)
We have a great home for sell in Fort Mill SC 29708. Absolutely gorgeous Brazilian cherry floors, nice size family room that connects with breakfast area, kitchen and a keeping room, there is tons of space! It is hard to find this quality home in Fort Mill SC for such a great price!!! It is about 2 minutes to the interstate and maybe 7 minutes to the SC/NC border, you can be in Charlotte within a mere few minutes! You can see this great home August 9,2008 from 11am to 1 pm, please stop by and take a look! 1804 Sam Smith Rd , Fort Mill SC 29708
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
Post written by Scott Miller In today’s difficult housing market it takes a special Realtor® to make things happen. If you look at Carmen Miller’s first half of 2008 home sales, she obviously has the special touch to sell homes even in today’s fluctuating economy. Carmen Miller is very successful helping buyers find the perfect home and sellers selling their home in the Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie South Carolina markets. Carmen Miller is ranked in the top 100 producing Century 21 real estate agents for the South Carolina and North Georgia region! Her top 100 ranking reflects transactions since January 2008 through June 2008. I am very proud of Carmen and so are her home buyers and sellers. Click to see some of Carmen’s testimonials from satisfied clients. What’s Carmen’s ...
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By John Adams
(Keller Williams Realty)
Born and raised in a small town in South Carolina, my parents raised me on proper etiquette with high moral standards and the determination to set goals for myself and strive to achieve them. Growing up, I was just like any other young boy, eager to play sports and superhero saving the day with big dreams of one day becoming a professional basketball player although height would later play a disadvantage in that dream.I was blessed enough to be raised by two loving parents who came from good Christian homes and raised my sister and myself in a God centered home. Growing up I was active in the church and later became president of my Sunday School class and participated in such missions as Salkehatchie which is a Methodist version of Habitate for Humanity where for a week, teens would hel...
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By Steve Fair
(Remax Metro)
My team & I specialize in "short" sales (when you owe more than your home is worth.)  We also offer a 60 day GUARANTEE on the sale of your home.  Call us today for details.
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Fort Mill SC keeps growing. The new Koll Development Company 150,000 square foot Intellicenter building in Fort Mill SC is finished and has been turned over to Daimler Trucks of North America. Freightliner LLC changed it corporate name last January to Daimler Trucks of North America. Last October Daimler Trucks announced the move of its 340 job sales and marketing division from Portland OR to Fort Mill, SC. As of the company deadline for relocation decisions last January, 118 Portland Daimler employees are making the move to Fort Mill, SC. I took a look at Daimler's job opening website. Only 14 positions were listed as available. Daimler had a job fair in March so many of the non relocating positions may have been filled. The Daimler Trucks sales and marketing new office is located on D...
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If you are shopping for a home in the Tega Cay or Fort Mill area right now you will notice lawns looking brown instead of green these days. With higher or I should say HOT summer temperatures and water restrictions that are in place, it is difficult to maintain a bright green lawn. So you might ask what are the current water restrictions? Here is an update. Tega Cay's city council did revise the current stage 3 water restrictions on May 31st. Stage 3 restriction have been in place since October of last year. We were blessed with much needed rain during the spring season so the council reduced the restrictions slightly from the April 21st, 2008 change. We are still in stage 3 water restriction with the following changes: You are allowed to water lawns with sprinklers or irrigation syste...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
View Larger Map York County Council approved on May 19 to re-zone 32 acres in Fort Mill on highway 160 west across from Baxter Village to mixed use. ELA, a Rock Hill based developer, original planned to build apartments but sought to add retail and office developmemt to the project. The development after last months county approval will now consist of 288 apartments and 110,605 square foot of retail and office space. The buildings in the front of the development facing highway 160 will be 4 to 5 story buildings with retail and restaurants on the first floor and offices in the upper floors. The apartments will be located in the rear of the development. The county has tried to restricted further commercial development on this part of highway 160 to minimize the traffic impact on the highw...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
Fort Mill School District Superintendent Keith Callicut wrote an update recently in the Fort Mill Times. Here is a summary of his school growth update. Besides the two new Fort Mill School District elementary schools planned to open in the fall of 2009, the district is busy working on a plan to spend the money raised by the March 4th bond referendum that was passed. The Fort Mill School District is looking at the following areas for 3 new schools (2 elementary, 1 middle); Possible Elementary School Locations: Massey home development area which is south west of Fort Mill. Tega Cay Sutton and I-77 near the planned York County Museum Possible Middle School Location: An area near the southern part of the Springfield Parkway. The district plans to finalize the sites and acquire the land for...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
I wrote a post recently about a rumor all Fort Mill Schools are in an enrollment freeze. Here is a link to the posts  Fort Mill Schools Freeze Enrollment?  As I stated that was simply not true. In the post I mentioned therewill be 2 new elementray schools. Well the Fort Mill School District Board has approved names for the district’s newest elementary schools. The elementary located adjacent to Nation Ford High will be known as Sugar Creek Elementary. Sugar Creek Elementary Capacity - 900 Location - off Farm House Rd. Adjacent to Nation Ford High A second elementary now under construction on Pleasant Road will be known as Pleasant Knoll Elementary. Pleasant Knoll Elementary Capacity - 900 Location - Pleasant Road Both schools will open in August of 2009. This post is from my blog http:/...
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By Elaine Whitton Davis, Elaine Whitton Davis
(Homes in the Piedmont, LLC)
Fort Mill SC will celebrate Springfest on Saturday, May 3 at Walter Elisha Park.  Tega Cay will be hosting its tour of gardens and homes on the same weekend.  It looks like a busy time for the Fort Mill and Tega Cay residents. 
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By Steve Schwartz
(First Properites of The Carolinas)
Hey Fort Mill / Tega Cay locals!   Remember when the only "sit down" restaurant in town was Fish Bones?  Things are REALLY changing fast around here....Ok, I've never been a big fan of Wal-Mart.  I just don't like the way the 800 lb gorilla bully's the little mom and pop shop keeper.  Well, it's kind of hard to hate the new Tega Cay store.  I thought Wal-Mart coming to town wouldn't be such a good thing, but it's just so darn convenient!  Not only does the facade look great, but the parking is wonderful.  No more fighting for a spot at the one in Rock Hill or up in Charlotte.  I can run by on the way home to pick up something and it's not a huge trip.  And now it looks like we're getting even more options to eat out - Dunkin Donuts going in beside McDonalds at 160 and Gold Hill Road (no...
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By Steve Schwartz
(First Properites of The Carolinas)
Listening to the National Media drone on about how dismal things are in residential housing is enough to make you cry, get a little sick, then cry again.  And, after seeing the California Market first hand last month, it's not pretty.  But, you have to remember that the National numbers are not necessarily an accurate reflection of what's going on right here in Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Lake Wylie.  Here's the facts:  The Charlotte Metropolitan Area was one of 3 major cities that actually experienced increased appreciation in 2007 by a little over 4.5%.  The average price for a single family home for January, 2008 was only very slightly down from the same period in Jan 2007 ($218,610 down from $219,270) which represents less than 1 percent.  The number of sales transactions is down and h...
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