The Difference is in the Details
New Construction in Charleston SC
While it's true you'll find a number of historic homes around Charleston, West Ashley, Hanahan and Mount Pleasant, there are also new construction possibilities. When exclusively looking at new construction homes many consumers don’t seek the guidance of a real estate agent. However, an experienced agent can help you streamline the home shopping process with familiarity of various builders’ floorplans and styles, and can be particularly beneficial during the detailed closing process that begins after you have a contract. This is where an experienced real estate agent can help guide you to a smooth closing and happy start in your brand new home. With that said, purchasing a brand-new home requires two key factors: the right agent and timing. You need to be at the right place at the right time and that's where an educated and knowledgeable Realtor® can make the difference.
Types of New Construction in Charleston / Mt. Pleasant
If you want to buy a new house in the greater Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas there are primarily two kinds of homes. One option is an entirely new home beginning with the choosing of your lot, desired floorplan and all the final finishes. The second, and more economical solution, called spec homes. A home built on the builder’s specifications is one that's already in the process of being constructed by the builder or has been recently built.
Depending on the building stage of a spec home, you can choose a number of finishing elements that make the home personalized to you. This can include door placements, floor coverings, wall colors, fixtures, counters, appliances, etc. Essentially you're picking out everything you want for your new home without the additional costs associated with a home built from the ground up.
Benefits of New Homes on Spec
What's really ideal about homes built on spec is that you have a brand-new home that no one has ever lived in before. Another factor that many home buyers overlook is that a new spec home can sometimes cost as much, or even cheaper, than renovating a preowned home. Some home shoppers mistakenly think that they’ll buy an older home and fix it up because it's cheaper. At other times, they figure they'll renovate an old home ‘at some point’, but it usually never happens. In the end, they’ve either got a home that’s more expensive than they planned or it’s an unfinished home.
Again, when you work with the right Realtors® you can avoid these pitfalls. You can move into your brand new home that you helped design. If you're looking for agents who are serious about finding you the perfect new home, contact Tracy Evangelista and Lara Schellenger. They've helped a number of homebuyers throughout Mt. Pleasant and nearby IOP and Sullivan’s Island, Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Daniel Island, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Monks Corner, and Summerville. Find your ideal new construction by e-mailing or calling them today.