Many of my clients prefer to shop new construction homes exclusively when searching for their new Greenville SC area home. This is because they are looking for the latest in kitchen designs and features, large master baths, media rooms, today’s most popular paint colors, plus all the other items associated with new homes today.
The Greenville area is blessed with having a large number of local custom home builders as well as several of the national and regional builders. The various builders all concentrate on certain price points and care to those buyers. Current inventory includes traditional neighborhoods, patio homes, estate homes and golf course homes.
Local custom home builders mainly focus on the $300,000 and higher priced homes. These homes exteriors will typically be brick, concrete plank or stone. Kitchens will have granite or similar counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Other common features of these homes include crown molding, glamorously styled master baths, custom paint finishes, stylish and modern choices in lighting fixtures and fans, as well as built-in irrigation systems, and a variety of other high-end and high demand features.
There are currently 1,528 new homes for sale in the Greenville area, with an average price of $304,824. The biggest number of homes is in the $150,000 to $500,000 range, which makes sense given the population demographic. However, there are about eleven homes priced over $1 Million, with homes all the way up to the $2.2 Million dollar mark, for those whose lifestyles afford them such a treasure.
The Greenville SC area includes all of Greenville County, and parts of the Counties of Anderson, Pickens, Spartanburg and Laurens. Simpsonville is a city with the most new homes, with 364 new homes existing as of the beginning of 2008. The cities of Greer and Greenville come in second, with 193 and 191 new homes available, respectively. The communities of Taylors and Easley also have plenty of new homes available, with 87 and 85 respectively. That means there is a lot of selection for anyone currently looking for a new home almost anywhere in South Carolina.
Many of the builders are eager to reduce their inventory right now, and are offering home buyers incentives that may not be seen again in this market. I specialize in working with new home sales, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your home buying plans.