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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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2619 Bayonne, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482

6 Beds 5 Baths 5070 Sqft
Your best life begins with a home that inspires you. 2619 Bayonne is the most exceptional property ever to hit the market on Sullivan's Island. Live your Lowcountry dream on this coveted exclusive...
Your best life begins with a home that inspires you. 2619 Bayonne is the most exceptional property ever to hit the market on Sullivan's Island. Live your Lowcountry dream on this coveted exclusive...
$ 8,250,000
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
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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
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New Construction

7 Whispering Palms, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

5 Beds 5 Baths 4275 Sqft
Brand new construction on IOP with New shared dock walkway. Each of the 2 owner's have their own seperate lift and floater. Views, Views, Views....
Brand new construction on IOP with New shared dock walkway. Each of the 2 owner's have their own seperate lift and floater. Views, Views, Views....
$ 3,995,000
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2303 Waterway, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

5 Beds 5 Baths 4518 Sqft
Welcome to 2303 Waterway Blvd, a stunning new home on the Isle of Palms with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and a deep water dock! The home sits on a beautiful .53 acre lot with a custom, salt...
Welcome to 2303 Waterway Blvd, a stunning new home on the Isle of Palms with views of the Intracoastal Waterway and a deep water dock! The home sits on a beautiful .53 acre lot with a custom, salt...
$ 3,675,000
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Golf
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426 Fish Tale, Daniel Island, SC, 29492

4 Beds 4 Baths 4119 Sqft
Proposed Construction. Situated on over half an acre on Fish Tale Island with vast marsh and river views of Beresford Creek. This custom built estate embraces its outdoor vistas with plentiful...
Proposed Construction. Situated on over half an acre on Fish Tale Island with vast marsh and river views of Beresford Creek. This custom built estate embraces its outdoor vistas with plentiful...
$ 3,549,000
New Construction

2 Citadel, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482

4 Beds 5 Baths 4300 Sqft
This quintessential Island home under construction is located on a large lot in a great Island location right across the street from Station 17 unlit tennis courts and playground. It boasts 4,300 SF...
This quintessential Island home under construction is located on a large lot in a great Island location right across the street from Station 17 unlit tennis courts and playground. It boasts 4,300 SF...
$ 3,200,000
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New Construction

121 Halona, Kiawah Island, SC, 29455

5 Beds 5 Baths 3568 Sqft
Kiawah Island Club membership available! Discover the Indigo Park difference in Kiawah's newest eco-friendly development built by one of Kiawah's most reputable builders Royal Indigo Construction....
Kiawah Island Club membership available! Discover the Indigo Park difference in Kiawah's newest eco-friendly development built by one of Kiawah's most reputable builders Royal Indigo Construction....
$ 3,195,000
New Construction
Under Contract

1908 Ion, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482

6 Beds 4 Baths 4121 Sqft
This is the Sullivan's Island house you've been waiting for. This recently completed home boasts over 3,122 square feet in the four-bedroom main house and another 999 square feet in the detached,...
This is the Sullivan's Island house you've been waiting for. This recently completed home boasts over 3,122 square feet in the four-bedroom main house and another 999 square feet in the detached,...
$ 3,150,000
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New Construction

12 Seagrass, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

5 Beds 5 Baths 3762 Sqft
Introducing this fantastic new addition to Seagrass Lane in Wild Dunes... A stunning new home to be built at 12 Seagrass Lane. You will be amazed and captivated with the breathtaking views of the...
Introducing this fantastic new addition to Seagrass Lane in Wild Dunes... A stunning new home to be built at 12 Seagrass Lane. You will be amazed and captivated with the breathtaking views of the...
$ 2,998,500
New Construction

31 Smith, Charleston, SC, 29401

3 Beds 3 Baths 2770 Sqft
Introducing Historic Charlestona(tm)s new distinctive address, Harleston Gates. With just four flats and four penthouses, these boutique residences showcase the very best of elegant contemporary...
Introducing Historic Charlestona(tm)s new distinctive address, Harleston Gates. With just four flats and four penthouses, these boutique residences showcase the very best of elegant contemporary...
$ 2,904,000
Golf
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44 Salt Cedar, Kiawah Island, SC, 29455

4 Beds 4 Baths 4223 Sqft
The architectural inspiration for the design of 44 Salt Cedar is the Anglo-Caribbean genre as typified by the work of Oliver Messel on Barbados and Mustique, brilliantly reinterpreted for the Kiawah...
The architectural inspiration for the design of 44 Salt Cedar is the Anglo-Caribbean genre as typified by the work of Oliver Messel on Barbados and Mustique, brilliantly reinterpreted for the Kiawah...
$ 2,878,000
New Construction

8 Whispering Palms, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451

6 Beds 6 Baths 4520 Sqft
Proposed New Construction by Published Builder K C Wood Custom Homes known for their Meticulous attention to detail. Masterfully Designed Low Country Style Cottage on a beautiful ''Estate'' size lot...
Proposed New Construction by Published Builder K C Wood Custom Homes known for their Meticulous attention to detail. Masterfully Designed Low Country Style Cottage on a beautiful ''Estate'' size lot...
$ 2,850,000
New Construction

3021 Middle, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482

5 Beds 5 Baths 3925 Sqft
PHOTOS ARE REPRESENTATIVE - HOUSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE IS IN April 1, 2018. Introducing 3021 Middle St. Being built by Rhodes Residential Builders, this quintessential...
PHOTOS ARE REPRESENTATIVE - HOUSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE IS IN April 1, 2018. Introducing 3021 Middle St. Being built by Rhodes Residential Builders, this quintessential...
$ 2,695,000
New Construction

1311 Cove, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482

4 Beds 4 Baths 3800 Sqft
This quality constructed home is designed with the essence of island living in mind! Open floor plan brings the outdoors in, and the light and airy design captures the island breeze from one of the...
This quality constructed home is designed with the essence of island living in mind! Open floor plan brings the outdoors in, and the light and airy design captures the island breeze from one of the...
$ 2,595,000
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