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Search all Charleston SC new homes and new construction below. As agents, we realize not everyone wants to live in a previously lived in house. If building your home from ground up isn’t your thing, or it’s too much to get into well then buying a new home is just the way to go. National, regional, and New Homes Construction Charleston SClocal Charleston SC area home builders are building new construction spec homes all over the place. New construction in Charleston SC is booming so it may take as much as 6 to 8 months to get your new home built, so you need to contact an agent to help you negotiate the best deal, and see through the maze of tricks large tract home builders will try. There are plenty of new home communities to choose from and the large national home builders are losing inventory quickly. If you are a new home buyer or thinking about having a new home built here are some tips for new home owners.  If having a home built by one of the large national tract home builders like Lennar, KB Home, DR Horton, Pulte, or Centex, then you should read this article about dos and donts of building with large builders.

 

Understanding New Construction Homes

 

Tract HomesSpec HomesCustom Homes
Tract housing is a style of housing development in which multiple similar homes are built on a tract of land which is subdivided into individual small lots. Tract housing developments are typically found in North American suburbs that were modeled on the “Levittown” concept and sometimes encompass large areas of dozens of square miles. These types of homes although new are usually of lesser quality than the first three options because the builders know exactly what it costs them to build each home as cheaply as possible because believe it or not their profit is in the land. Most of the national builders whose names you’d recognize such as: DR Horton, Beazer, Pulte, KB, and Centex, are considered tract builders. The expense and “control” is in the land (dirt). If you own the dirt or tract of land to build then you have the power because buyers have no other choice other than to buy your product if they want to live in certain areas. These home builders will buy large pieces of land all over the country and develop the dirt, but in order to compete with local builders will many times offer a semi-custom feature into their plans. Whereby, they will have usually offer 6, sometimes 8 floor plans to choose from, and offer a hand full of different finish options. Such as: 3 types of pre-finished hardwood flooring, 4 types of ceramic tile or vinyl, 3 styles of carpet (i.e. low builder grade or burbur), 3 different exterior wall coverings like brick, vinyl, or cement plank. etc

Spec homes are where a builder (national or local) will pre-build a newly constructed home, choose the floor plans, and the finishes, landscaping, etc. hoping that a prospective buyer will be interested in buying it as he or she designed it. They are “speculating” that there are enough interested buyers in the market, hence the name “spec home”. These homes are usually built in established neighborhoods often times in nicer communities consisting mostly of custom homes, but you can likely find spec homes in tract neighborhoods as well because the builder wants to keep “ready to move in” inventory available.
Just as its name states, custom homes are as YOU want them. As the prospective home owner you would be expected to hire an architect whereby with regular meetings you, your architect, and home builder would design a home according to your direction, and vision. After you have signed off on the design of your home it then has to be stamped by a licensed engineer to make sure its design features are structurally sound. Beware of a fully custom home because they take much longer to build, and they require many many meetings with a plethora of different people all of which are there to make sure you get exactly what you want. Also, here in Charleston, South Carolina, downtown specifically there is an ARB (architectural review board) which oversees the construction of every building in historic Charleston. However, there is a good reason for this. Aside from the normal responsibilities of ensuring the safety of each property, it too is responsible for preserving the look and historic significance of one of the United States most respected and historically relevant cities in the country. If you are considering building in Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, or surrounding areas there is less chance you have to be too concerned with having each phase of your design and construction signed off on from an aesthetic point at least. However, many newer suburban communities also have restrictions and rules that have to be adhered to there to preserve a consistent feel of the neighborhood.

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6 Whispering Palms Lane, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

5 Beds 5 Baths 4254 Sqft
Rare opportunity to own a premiere new waterfront home built by Daly & Sawyer Construction, uniquely designed by Beau Clowney Architects on one of the last remaining deepwater, nearly half acre lots...
Rare opportunity to own a premiere new waterfront home built by Daly & Sawyer Construction, uniquely designed by Beau Clowney Architects on one of the last remaining deepwater, nearly half acre lots...
$ 4,200,000
New Construction

1703 Sparkleberry, Johns Island, SC, 29455

3 Beds 2 Baths 1650 Sqft
Build your dream home at Johns Island's premier water-front community - Whitney Lake. This Charleston-style home is being built specifically for the discerning buyer. Walk through the door to 5''...
Build your dream home at Johns Island's premier water-front community - Whitney Lake. This Charleston-style home is being built specifically for the discerning buyer. Walk through the door to 5''...
$ 249,800
New Construction

145 River Landing Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492

3 Beds 3 Baths 3241 Sqft
Under Construction. The Penthouses at Daniel's Corner. Only 2 residences located on the 3rd floor of this mixed-use building. Penthouse 301 will feature 3 BR 3BA, 3241 SF with a cosmopolitan,...
Under Construction. The Penthouses at Daniel's Corner. Only 2 residences located on the 3rd floor of this mixed-use building. Penthouse 301 will feature 3 BR 3BA, 3241 SF with a cosmopolitan,...
$ 999,000
New Construction

2914 Palm, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

8 Beds 7 Baths 6100 Sqft
RARE beach front property on Isle of Palms that is one of the few remaining on the Ocean at .81 of acre. This is an offer to build this fantastic home. Don't miss the opportunity to have a brand new...
RARE beach front property on Isle of Palms that is one of the few remaining on the Ocean at .81 of acre. This is an offer to build this fantastic home. Don't miss the opportunity to have a brand new...
$ 5,795,000
New Construction

1111 Grand Bay, Johns Island, SC, 29455

3 Beds 2 Baths 1598 Sqft
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% off options up to $10,000! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited Opportunities Available!* The FRANKLIN Plan- This traditional ranch (that has a 2 story option) is one of the most...
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% off options up to $10,000! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited Opportunities Available!* The FRANKLIN Plan- This traditional ranch (that has a 2 story option) is one of the most...
$ 248,990
Price Drop
(-4.62%)
New Construction

3404 Hartnett, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

6 Beds 6 Baths 3703 Sqft
Have your dream home or a fantastic rental home built just blocks from the beautiful beaches of Isle of Palms. This proposed plan offers 6 bedrooms, spacious living and dining and porches all around....
Have your dream home or a fantastic rental home built just blocks from the beautiful beaches of Isle of Palms. This proposed plan offers 6 bedrooms, spacious living and dining and porches all around....
$ 1,550,000
New Construction

4444 Grand Bay, Johns Island, SC, 29455

3 Beds 2 Baths 2312 Sqft
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% OFF OPTIONS UP TO $10,000! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited opportunities available!*** The MADISON Plan- This functional, 2 story, 3 bedroom home has something for everyone! Upon...
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% OFF OPTIONS UP TO $10,000! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited opportunities available!*** The MADISON Plan- This functional, 2 story, 3 bedroom home has something for everyone! Upon...
$ 273,990
New Construction

145 River Landing Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492

3 Beds 3 Baths 3097 Sqft
Under Construction. The Penthouses at Daniel's Corner. Only 2 residences located on the 3rd floor of this mixed-use building. Penthouse 302 will feature 3 BR 2.5 BA, 3097 SF with a cosmopolitan,...
Under Construction. The Penthouses at Daniel's Corner. Only 2 residences located on the 3rd floor of this mixed-use building. Penthouse 302 will feature 3 BR 2.5 BA, 3097 SF with a cosmopolitan,...
$ 975,000
New Construction

2222 Grand Bay, Johns Island, SC, 29455

3 Beds 2 Baths 1660 Sqft
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% off options up to $10,000!!! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited Opportunities Available*** The WILSON Plan - This open concept floor plan is perfect for anyone! You're greeted with a...
***NOV. INCENTIVE-50% off options up to $10,000!!! (not to exceed $5000)*Limited Opportunities Available*** The WILSON Plan - This open concept floor plan is perfect for anyone! You're greeted with a...
$ 252,990
Price Increase
(+6.06%)
Waterfront
New Construction

4247 Faber Place, North Charleston, SC, 29405

2 Beds 2 Baths 1775 Sqft
Reverie on the Ashley is the newest and only luxury waterfront condo community in Charleston. While 16 new condos have been constructed, only four remain available for purchase.This residence is a...
Reverie on the Ashley is the newest and only luxury waterfront condo community in Charleston. While 16 new condos have been constructed, only four remain available for purchase.This residence is a...
$ 525,000
New Construction

1089 Fort Johnson, Charleston, SC, 29412

4 Beds 2 Baths 2431 Sqft
This Ashton is a four bedroom, two and one-half bath home. Upon first entering, you are welcomed with a formal living area that could be a formal dining room or a study. The family room is very...
This Ashton is a four bedroom, two and one-half bath home. Upon first entering, you are welcomed with a formal living area that could be a formal dining room or a study. The family room is very...
$ 374,900
Price Drop
(-3.7%)
Golf
New Construction

Lot A-6 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island, SC, 29455

4 Beds 3 Baths 3051 Sqft
New construction in the Village at Seabrook across from the Equestrian center with an amazing view. Any of the predetermined plans (See Seabrook Website) will fit on this larger desirable lot. Open...
New construction in the Village at Seabrook across from the Equestrian center with an amazing view. Any of the predetermined plans (See Seabrook Website) will fit on this larger desirable lot. Open...
$ 650,000
New Construction

8762 Evangeline, North Charleston, SC, 29420

4 Beds 2 Baths 2559 Sqft
Don't miss out on one of the final lots in Cedar Grove! The Drexel floorplan has wonderful standard features including a large entry foyer leading you into the spacious and bright family room. There...
Don't miss out on one of the final lots in Cedar Grove! The Drexel floorplan has wonderful standard features including a large entry foyer leading you into the spacious and bright family room. There...
$ 312,866
Price Increase
(+10.11%)
Golf
New Construction

5 Great Heron Court, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

4 Beds 3 Baths 2700 Sqft
Proposed New Construction by Mt. Pleasant Builders; one of the islands premier builders with over 20+ completed upscale beach homes. 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a large game room that could be used...
Proposed New Construction by Mt. Pleasant Builders; one of the islands premier builders with over 20+ completed upscale beach homes. 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a large game room that could be used...
$ 1,100,000
Waterfront
New Construction

155 Wingo, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

2 Beds 2 Baths 1800 Sqft
This 6th floor two-bedroom residence features an open plan with terraces on both sides of the building, allowing natural airflow throughout the residence. Wake up to sweeping views of the Lowcountry...
This 6th floor two-bedroom residence features an open plan with terraces on both sides of the building, allowing natural airflow throughout the residence. Wake up to sweeping views of the Lowcountry...
$ 1,035,000
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