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Serenity Bay on Kerr Scott Lake, NC FAQ's

Q. I want to buy now while the prices are low, but don’t want to build until later. Is this possible?

A. Yes, you can buy now and wait to build. There is no time requirement for building a home.

Q. Do you require a specific homebuilder, or a specific style of house?

A. Serenity Bay HOA does not require a specific homebuilder or a specific style of house. Your house plans must be submitted and approved by an Architectural Review Committee before construction.  There is a 1700 square foot minimum for one level homes, 1900 square foot minimum on a story and a half, and 2100 square foot minimum on a two story home. No trailers or mobile homes are allowed.

Q. I don’t know of any homebuilders in the area?

A. Not a problem. We can provide you with a list of local homebuilders.

Q. Are Waterfront Lots dockable?

A. Yes. Waterfront lot owners must obtain Boat Docks Permits from the Army Corp of Engineers.

Q. What type of activities are allowed on the lake?        

A. The lake is a fully recreational lake for swimming, boating (gas or electric engines), sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding etc.

Q. What schools are in the area?

A. Serenity Bay is located in the Wilkes County Public School System, with students attending Wilkesboro Elementary School, Central Wilkes Middle School and Wilkes Central High School.

You can also visit http://www.greatschools.net/ to see information on testing scores for Wilkesboro Elementary School, Central Wilkes Middle School and Wilkes Central High School.

Local universities and college's include Appalachian State University and Wilkes Community College.

Q. Are there any yearly HOA dues?

A. Yes. The Serenity Bay Home Owner’s Association fee is unknown at this time.

Q. What types of utilities are at the community?

A. Serenity Bay has underground power, underground phone lines, individual well, and individual septic tanks.  (Wells and septic systems are installed during home construction.) 

Q. How’s the weather?

A. You can visit http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?refer=&s=652613 to see statistics on Monthly Average High Temperatures, Monthly Average Low Temperatures, Monthly Average Rainfall, and Monthly Average Snowfall (average 4.8 inches of snow per year over the last 10 years).

Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Elevation: 1120 feet      Latitude: 36 10N   Longitude: 081 09W


 

 

  Average Temperature

Years on Record: 30 

YEAR

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

°F

55.5

34.4

37.5

46.5

55.5

63.7

71.3

74.9

73.8

67.1

55.8

47

37.9

 

  Average High Temperature

Years on Record: 30 

YEAR

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

°F

68.6

46.9

50.7

60.3

69.9

77.2

83.8

86.9

85.8

79.6

70.3

60.9

50.5

 

  Average Low Temperature

Years on Record: 30 

YEAR

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

°F

42.3

21.9

24.4

32.6

41.1

50

58.8

62.8

61.8

54.6

41.3

33

25.4

 

  Average Precipitation

Years on Record: 30 

YEAR

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

in.

50.2

3.7

4

4.6

3.9

4.5

4.8

4.3

4.7

4.3

4.2

3.5

3.7

 

  Average Snowfall

Years on Record: 10 

YEAR

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

in.

4.8

1.9

2.1

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0.1

0.7

Q. How close is Serenity Bay to the ski resorts?

A. Serenity Bay is located at 1000 to 1100 feet above sea level.  Ski Resorts are one hour away.

Q. How close is Serenity Bay to the beach or ocean?

A. It’s about 4 to 5 hours to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, NC, and to Charleston, SC.

Q. What about financing?

A. We can help connect you with banks for financing with very competitive rates.  Below is an example of sample loan amounts:

Loan AmountMonthly Payment*
$50,000$271
$75,000$407
$100,000$542
$150,000$814
$200,000$1084
$250,000$1355
$300,000$1625
$350,000$1896
$400,000$2168
  
*Monthly Payment based upon an Interest only Loan at 6.5%.

Q. Where can I launch my boat?

A. Right next to Serenity Bay is a boat launch.

Q. How do I find out more information about the Wilkesboro area surrounding Serenity Bay?

A.

Serenity Bay is located approximately 8 miles West of Wilkesboro and about 1/2 mile North of Highway 268.  It is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains located between Asheville, Greensboro, Boone, and Charlotte with quick and easy access to Highway 421 & I-77.

Wilkes County has a population of about 65,000 people, with the towns of Wilkesboro & North Wilkesboro having a combined population of about 8,000.  From Wilkesboro, you can take day trips to the beach or go snow skiing in the mountains.  With an average temperature of 77 degrees in July, it’s no wonder this region has become so popular.  

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Entertainment – Movie theaters, Shopping Malls, walking and fitness trails at parks on W. Kerr Scott Lake, health clubs, museums, live theater, local college sporting events, and of course boating activities on the lake.

Medical Facilities - Wilkesboro Regional Medical Center is just a few miles away, as well as a variety of local clinics in the North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro area.

Golf Courses – Many public and private golf courses, such as Stone Mountain Golf Club, Olde Beau Golf Club, Oakwoods County Club, and Rock Creek Country Club.

Dining - Over 40 Local and Nationwide Chain Restaurants in Wilkesboro, including local fine dining at 6th and Main Restaurant.

Q. How about more information on Kerr Scott Lake?

A. W. Kerr Scott Lake Highlights:

W. Kerr Scott Lake has over 55 miles of shoreline, totaling over 1475 acres of surface area.  W/ Kerr Scott Lake offers 7 boat launches and one marina (Wilkes Skyline Marina).  The lake is a fully recreational lake for swimming, boating (gas or electric engines), sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, etc. Waterfront lots have already been assigned Boat Docks Permits by the Army Corp of Engineers.  During the summer months you can enter various fishing tournaments, since the lake abounds with many species of fish.

There are several things that have made W. Kerr Scott Lake extremely attractive including the natural shoreline, water clarity, and the peacefulness of the country.  

The natural shoreline of W. Kerr Scott Lake is one of the greatest attractions of this lake. There are 14 Parks and/or Wildlife Management Areas on the lake, making up over 800 Acres of Natural Shoreline, which makes W. Kerr Scott Lake very distinct from many other lakes. Water clarity is another reason why people want to be on W. Kerr Scott Lake. Unlike most other North Carolina lakes, W. Kerr Scott Lake offers clean and clear water

But what's most important?  Location, Location, Location.  W. Kerr Scott Lake is located just a few miles from town, but you get the peacefulness of the country. Serenity Bay will offer your family the conveniences of the city with small town charm. Boating traffic is rated as low to moderate. Once you see W. Kerr Scott Lake you will see why so many people describe it's natural beauty as it's biggest attraction, and when you see it, you will feel the same…

Q. How much are property taxes?

A. Property taxes are about $6 per $1,000 of value.  Some examples:  A $50,000 lot would have about $300 per year in property taxes, a $200,000 lot would have $1,200 per year in taxes, and a $400,000 home and land package would have $2,400 per year in taxes.

Q. Is my deposit safe if I choose to purchase property?

A. Yes, your deposit is held in a non-interest bearing escrow account until closing with an attorney. A full refund of all deposit money is given if the title search reports a defect in title or if the sale is contingent upon financial approval.

Q. What should I expect on the day that I go to view a property?

A. Be prepared to walk the property and understand the boundaries and character of the property. Some properties may be hilly and/or wooded.  Wear long pants and walking shoes (hiking boots are best).

Ask questions. Our Agents have the answers and will provide you with property information that will clearly explain the accessibility of the property, access to utilities and the costs associated with purchasing the property.

Properties are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis contingent upon receiving a deposit check, so remember to bring a check in case you find a property you want to purchase.

Q. If I decide to purchase a property, what guarantees are offered?

A. A general warranty deed comes with each property which guarantees that title is marketable and free and clear of all encumbrances.

Q. Do I need to find an attorney on my own if I decide to purchase?

A. You may, however we have obtained an attorney from the area who is familiar with the property and region. The attorney's knowledge of the property and area will make for a smooth and timely closing. The attorney can also arrange the closing via mail which will save you considerable time and make for an easy process.

Q. What is a title search or title abstract?

A. North Carolina law requires an attorney to perform loan closings.  Part of this process is searching the title to the property. The history of ownership of the property is investigated to determine that there are no others who may have claim to any portion of the property. Any covenants, conditions, restrictions, easements, rights-of-way, deeds of trust or other matters of record that may affect the title are reported. Any findings that are not permitted, such as prior liens on the property, will be cleared by the attorney's office prior to closing.  An owner's title insurance policy is issued based upon the findings of the title search.

Q. What types of lots are available to buy?

A. We have a variety of lots fitting different parameters such as acreage, water access, slope, view (mountain or lake), location, and much more. Most of our lots, at this time, are waterfront properties, but we have access to an extensive range of properties in the area. Simply tell us the type of lot that you're looking for and we'll be happy to provide you with a list of lots that meet your criteria.

Q. What if your lot inventory does not include a lot that will suit my needs?

A. No problem. NClakefront.com Realty has access to virtually all of the lots for sale in this area.  We also have a database that includes properties which could be acquired directly from owners.  As a company that focuses on lots and new construction, we have an extensive knowledge of lots and pricing on the lake, and can help you discern appropriate values for these properties in order to enable a smooth real estate transaction.

Q. What services do you provide when someone buys a lot?

A. Our goal is to make buying a lot a pleasant and easy experience for you! We do that for you in a variety of ways.  Most of our lots have property lines that are clearly marked, so when you visit in person, you will find the location of the property lines. Many times one or more possible homesites in a community will be cleared.  Additionally, many of our lots have septic permits already completed.  We've found this gives most buyers added peace of mind to know these things have already been taken care of.  There are other items involved in purchasing property here such as Title Insurance, Recorded Maps and Property Covenants, and we have a database of banks to assist in property financing.  If there is anything additional you would like us to do, or if you would like us to change anything, please let us know! Again, we are here to put a smile on your face, and will do everything we can to make you happy.