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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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385 Shoals, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

4 Beds 3 Baths 2230 Sqft
AS of May 1 2018 just 60 days to completion. Engineered Green home will qualify for FREE energy. INCREDIBLY EFFICIENT HOME! Home being built on one of the last remaining lots in Grassy Creek and...
AS of May 1 2018 just 60 days to completion. Engineered Green home will qualify for FREE energy. INCREDIBLY EFFICIENT HOME! Home being built on one of the last remaining lots in Grassy Creek and...
$ 640,990
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1009 Old Wharf Road, Seabrook Island, SC, 29455

4 Beds 3 Baths 3340 Sqft
This is a Proposed Custom built home on a .51 acre lot in this beautiful secluded area of Seabrook Island (checkout Video in Photos Tab). You will work closely with the builder and choose a Style...
This is a Proposed Custom built home on a .51 acre lot in this beautiful secluded area of Seabrook Island (checkout Video in Photos Tab). You will work closely with the builder and choose a Style...
$ 1,025,000
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1585 John Fenwick, Johns Island, SC, 29455

4 Beds 4 Baths 3502 Sqft
You still have time to choose the features of the custom home. So now is the time to buy and make it your own. Engineered green home!!! Check out this incredibly efficient home being built and...
You still have time to choose the features of the custom home. So now is the time to buy and make it your own. Engineered green home!!! Check out this incredibly efficient home being built and...
$ 794,990
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0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

3 Beds 3 Baths 2060 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 789,000
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New Construction
Under Contract

0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

3 Beds 3 Baths 2060 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 659,000
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Under Contract

0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

3 Beds 3 Baths 1950 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 659,000
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0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

3 Beds 3 Baths 1950 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 829,000
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Under Contract

0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

2 Beds 2 Baths 1375 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 539,000
Waterfront
New Construction
Under Contract

0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

2 Beds 2 Baths 1470 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 539,000
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Under Contract

0 Marsh Harbor, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

2 Beds 2 Baths 1300 Sqft
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
Throughout all residences, the finest finishes, features, and appliances bring comfort and finesse to every room. From generous closet space and the convenience of a full-size laundry room to custom...
$ 539,000
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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
New Construction
Under Contract

232 Warbler, Summerville, SC, 29483

3 Beds 2 Baths 2839 Sqft
Marion plan. Price subject to change once design options are added to final purchase price.
Marion plan. Price subject to change once design options are added to final purchase price.
$ 401,125
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2636 Colonel Harrison, Johns Island, SC, 29455

5 Beds 5 Baths 2703 Sqft
***MOVE IN READY*** The Radcliffe plan is a spacious open plan with the master on the main level. Four additional bedrooms and three full baths are located on the second level. This home offers an...
***MOVE IN READY*** The Radcliffe plan is a spacious open plan with the master on the main level. Four additional bedrooms and three full baths are located on the second level. This home offers an...
$ 494,900
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1573 Banning, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466

4 Beds 3 Baths 2593 Sqft
Move In Ready! The Horlbeck is the most popular plan! With wide open living, 2 YES 2!) screened porches and a large first floor master bedroom this home has everything you are looking for! 10 ft...
Move In Ready! The Horlbeck is the most popular plan! With wide open living, 2 YES 2!) screened porches and a large first floor master bedroom this home has everything you are looking for! 10 ft...
$ 559,900
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1590 John Fenwick, Johns Island, SC, 29455

4 Beds 3 Baths 3202 Sqft
WOW a water front home for under $800,000 A RARE OPPORTUNITY - The property is situated on the banks of the Penny Creek on a wooded grove of coastal forest directly behind the Historic Fenwick...
WOW a water front home for under $800,000 A RARE OPPORTUNITY - The property is situated on the banks of the Penny Creek on a wooded grove of coastal forest directly behind the Historic Fenwick...
$ 779,990
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