Fort Mill, SC Real Estate News

By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
I combined November and December single family home sales for Fort Mill and the Fort Mill Township in one post. I also recapped the 4th quarter. Here are the results: November 2008 Home Sales Fort Mill SC November 2008 home sales in Fort Mill SC were similar to October. Homes sold were down 42% which is two points better than October. The sold price to listing price ratio decrease a percent from 97% in October to 96% in November. Days on the market increased 10 basis points from October and increased 25% from last year same time period. Picture Version Text version Fort Mill SC Home Sales Comparison November 2007 2008 % Change Number of Homes Sold 62 36 -41.94% Average Number of Bedrooms 4 4 0.00% Average Square Footage 2,791 2,690 -3.62% Sales Price Comparisons Average List Price $347...
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In a December 2008 announcement from the S.C. Department of Commerce Titanium Holdings, Inc. has selected a headquarters location in Fort Mill, S.C. that will accommodate its explosive growth and the strategic expansion it is implementing to meet industry demand. Titanium Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Titanium Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of homeowner contacting and consulting services. Titanium Holdings has leased 42,000 square foot of space in the former HSBC Edgewater Office Park building near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 in Indian Land SC. Over the next five years, the company plans to bring up to 300 new jobs to the area to support all of its divisions. On Jul 28, 2008 Titanium Holdings, Inc. announced that Patrick Carey had joined the company as CEO....
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  Is there good news with an existing home sales report headline like this? “Home Price Declines Worsen As We Enter the Fourth Quarter of 2008 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices” Standard & Poor’s published a press release today called the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for homes sales data through October 2008. The report shows continued declines in the prices of existing single family homes across the United States. 14 of the 20 metro areas showed record rates of annual decline and 14 metro areas are reporting declines in excess of 10% versus October 2007. The press release states… “Three of the metro areas have given back, on average, more than 30% of the value of homes since October of last year. Phoenix remains the weakest market, reporting an annual decline ...
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By Kelly Cahill, CNE - Real Estate Consultant SC/NC
(Allen Tate Realtors, Fort Mill, SC)
Last year, I'm sure most of you remember (if you are a resident of South Carolina), the residential property tax cut.  The decrease in your property taxes was offset by a 1 cent sales tax increase. Historically, the portion of this property tax has been the most consistent revenue stream for the state.  The portion of the property tax that was eliminated helped to support our school system and the sales tax increase was meant to replace the revenue from the property tax.   In addition, the tax for food in grocery stores was also eliminated. Dr. Keith Callicutt, Superintendent of the Fort Mill School District, spoke recently to the School Improvement Council at Orchard Park Elementary.  He explained how the tax cut, which was part of Act 388, is now affecting our school district.   Due t...
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By Terry McDonald The McDonald Group, Brokers NC/ SC
(TerryMcDonaldRealEstate.com, LLC)
Fort Mill is a popular suburban choice, near by Charlotte NC, and is a town that has grown during the nationwide housing downturn. Fort Mill's many natural gifts- Lake Wylie in the west, the 2300 acre nature preserve that is the Ann Close Greenway, Springfield Golf course, plus its proximitiy to Charlotte, are it's underlying value anchors. Since a major road expansion of I-77 completed in 2006, and the lowering of property taxes in 2007, Fort Mill has boomed. Home values increased in 2007, and the first half of 2008. I wrote a complete report on my Charlotte Communities blog. Fort Mill Homes For Sale Market Report If you need an introduction to Charlotte, try my well-received (#1 on You Tube) video of Charlotte NC , or information regarding Charlotte schools, its history, an online rel...
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By Carmen Miller
(Miller Realty Group)
Looking for forecloses? Many investors and individual home buyers are taking advantage of the increasing number of foreclosures hitting the market. And there are other advantages to finding and buying a foreclosed home. Homebuyers and investors can now take advantage of a $7,500 one-year tax credit with the purchase of foreclosure properties from April 9, 2008, to July 1, 2009. The York County SC area including Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Rock Hill has not had many foreclosures in the past but that trend looks like it might be changing. Now might be the best time to look for and buy a foreclosed home. How do you find foreclosed homes? TO READ MORE GO TO HOMESFORTMILL.COM Click here to search foreclosure listings. Click here to contact Carmen Miller for a custom search Carmen S Mil...
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(Sentext Solutions)
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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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