New Construction

Since many of our clients ask about new construction in Charleston, we’ve included information about new homes and neighborhoods throughout the Charleston area.

Found 20 blog entries about New Construction.

do you need a buyers agent for new construction

Many buyers assume they should use the builder's agent when they purchase a new construction home. They often believe they will save money or make the process easier by working directly with the agent on site. However, it's important for buyers to understand that using the builder's representative puts them in a situation where there are competing loyalties and interests. Being represented by the builder's agent during your purchase makes as much sense as a court trial where both parties use the same attorney to represent them.

Does it Save Money to Use the Builder's Agent?

It's free to have your own buyer's agent represent you during a new construction purchase. Especially buyers coming from out of state think they have to pay their buyer's

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best new communities in charleston sc

Here you’ll find the most popular new construction communities in Charleston right now. You can use these links to learn more about the communities, view photos, and search current homes for sale:

  • Mount Pleasant: Oyster Point (townhouses from the $420’s, houses from the $530’s), Stratton by the Sound (houses from $440s), Carolina Park (new houses priced from the $450’s), Copahee Landing (new houses from $450s), Bentley Park (houses from $510s), Dunes West (houses from $650’s), Midtown (houses from $690s)
  • James Island: Freeman’s Point at Seaside Plantation (houses from the $450’s), The Village at Stiles Point (houses from $510’s - these are still in preliminary stages, so ask us!)
  • Johns Island: Brownswood Village (from $250’s), Riverview
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benefits of new construction homes in Charleston sc

Increasingly, new construction is becoming a good route for home buyers in our local market. This is partly because we have a historically low inventory of homes for sale right now. Plus, when new listings do hit the market, they tend to sell quickly (making it hard especially for out-of-town buyers to secure their top pick).

Here are some of the benefits of choosing new construction:

  • Flexible time frame: Whether you’re looking for a newly finished home that can close in the standard 30-45 days, or you’re not ready to close for 6 or 7 months, we can find a home that matches your time frame.
  • The more time you have, the more options you have: That 6-7 month time frame is perfect if you’re wanting to choose your lot, floor plan, finishes, and
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summers corner dan ryan

There are currently four home builders in Summers Corner: Saussy Burbank, FrontDoor Communities, Dan Ryan Builders, and Sabal Homes. Each home builder has a model home so that buyers can see the most popular finishes and colors for these new construction homes in Summerville. You can learn more about this new community on our Summers Corner page, but we wanted to dedicate a blog solely to Dan Ryan. This builder is currently offering the largest homes in Summers Corner with floor plans ranging from 2,100 to more than 3,600 square feet.

Keeneland Floor Plan

The Keeneland is one of the most popular because buyers can choose the elevation with double front porches or wrap around porches that extend along one side of the home. These low country

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charleston sc new construction homes

As Charleston Realtors who specialize in new construction, we get questions daily from home buyers about the building process. Most buyers who consider new construction are in the $300-600K price point because there are very few options in Charleston County below this range. Below you’ll see some of the most frequently asked questions we get from these home buyers, regardless of the Charleston area they’re considering.

What are the Best Selling New Construction Communities in Charleston?

In Mt. Pleasant, the best options and the most popular communities tend to be Carolina Park, Oyster Point, Dunes West, and Tupelo (the latter is almost sold out because it’s the most affordable in this list). James Island has been mostly developed already, so it

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fleming park community james island sc

With so few new construction homes on James Island, we wanted buyers to know that there are still 13 homes remaining of the original 49 lots in Fleming Park. These single family houses are built exclusively by Ashton Woods which has recently become one of the biggest privately held builders in the U.S. You might recognize their work from Freeman’s Point on James Island, Riverview Farms on Johns Island, Darrell Creek in Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island Park, and Strawberry Station in Moncks Corner.

Fleming Park on James Island offers convenient access to Downtown Charleston. A 5 to 10 minute drive (with just 2 traffic lights) is ideal for commuters who work on the Peninsula or plan to commute via the James Island Connector. So many of our clients want to

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hanahan sc new construction homes

As one of Charleston’s smallest suburbs, Hanahan can be a hard area to find new construction homes. Its more centralized location makes it convenient for buyers who think that Summerville and Goose Creek are too far out from Downtown Charleston and the beaches. Commuters wanting good access to Interstate 26 or 526 tend to also like Hanahan’s location. Plus, residents have lots of shopping and restaurant options within a 5-10 minute drive.

Buyers looking in the $200-400K price range will find fully upgraded, new construction homes in the more affordable Hanahan community. Compared to the square footage and finishes offered in pricier suburbs like Mt. Pleasant or James Island, these buyers often choose Hanahan because they can build their dream home

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larch lane in park west

DR Horton is currently building new construction homes in the Park Place subsection of Park West. This will be a very small section located on Larch Lane (which stems off Bessemer Road). Prices are currently starting in the low $400’s for a 4 bedroom house sized around 2600 square feet.

Homeowners in Park Place will be able to enjoy all of the Park West amenities including 2 swimming pools, a club house, volleyball and tennis courts, kids’ park, and plenty of green spaces and walking trails. Park West is one of the largest neighborhoods in all of Charleston and offers a grocery store, retail/commercial spaces, the Town of Mt. Pleasant Recreation Complex, and even 3 public schools within its perimeter.

DR Horton is one of the largest home builders

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townhouses in the park at rivers edge

The local builder Hunter Quinn Homes just announced pricing for their next project, The Park at Rivers Edge. Construction has started for 10 townhouses in the Lakeshire subsection of the neighborhood with prices starting at $129,900. Home buyers have 4 floor plans to choose from – all of which offer an open living space on the first floor with bedrooms on the second floor. Square footage ranges from 1534 to 1674, with 2.5 baths and 2-3 bedrooms.

All of these town homes will include covered back porches and outdoor storage rooms, which are the kinds of features that make home buyers often prefer townhouses over condos. Optional features include fully fenced backyards and screened porches – ideal for buyers who have pets or are looking for privacy.

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hunter quinn homes in colony north

Hunter Quinn Homes is currently building 6 homes in Colony North with more scheduled to be built later this year. If you’re looking for newly finished homes that are ready for move-in, you’ll find options on Expedition Drive which is tucked away at the back of the neighborhood. The local Charleston builder is also offering homes that are currently under construction as well as proposed construction. So, if you want to be able to choose your floor plan, finishes, and upgrades, these are some of the most affordable options you’ll find in Charleston.

Colony North offers a convenient location in North Charleston. It’s far enough removed from the busy Ashley Phosphate Road to give privacy, yet it offers easy access to Interstate 26. Because it’s often hard

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