We were out townhouse shopping on Sunday, and were totaly amazed at the available choices. We identified 7 different communities all very close together. All very nice standard feature sets. Wieland has two communities with similar floorplans in both Dunes West and Hamlin Plantation. DR Horton also has homes in two communities in Park West. And there is Etiwan Pointe, which is quite unique. Road noise from I526 is a downer, but lot’s of space and standard options for the money, and in a smaller community. Also, the location is much closer to town, and to the IOP connector.
Royal Palms is very interesting, but nothing to look at yet. Premium standard feature sets and pricing to go along…$309,000 starting point but over 1700 square feet. And two communities we didn’t even get to. All within a five mile radius.
This looks like an opportunity to me….buyers, intestors and agents…I’d keep a close eye on this area for more incentives. And you can get your choice of selection now. Visit www.charlestonneighborhoods.com, look in areas 41 and 42 and make sure to click on the drop down box to select condo-townhouses, the default is “residential”.
P. S. If you want to protect the real estate agent that is helping you weigh the pros and cons of all the different communities, including resales, you might want to avoid the DR Horton models. The agent was very agressive with my client when she ventured out on her own day before yesterday, especially when it came to whether or not she was working with an agent. It was very apparent that the DR Horton agent much preferred NOT to have to deal with a buyers representative. Most new construction outfits value their relationships with real estate agents very highly, so this is not the norm.