New Construction Homes & Real Estate in Myrtle Beach, SC

Included below are New Construction homes for sale and real estate in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Literally one of the fastest growing (% wise) areas across the entire country, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area has new construction in just about all price categories and of all levels. National home builders to local custom builders. If new construction is what you are looking for, dig into the options below and let us know how we can help! 

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New Construction June 24, 2024
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Listed
109
Avg. DOM
$217.20
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$356,990
Med. List Price
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Listing information last updated on June 24, 2024 at 4:00 AM EST.

Reasons to Buy a New Construction Home in Myrtle Beach

There are some distinct benefits offered to you when you choose a new construction home over an existing property. 

Modern Amenities and Energy Efficiency

New construction homes in Myrtle Beach have been designed with the latest trends and technology in mind. Whether it's energy-efficient appliances or smart home systems, these homes are equipped to meet the demands of contemporary living. Buyers can enjoy lower utility bills and a reduced environmental impact, as well as the comfort of a brand new home that is already updated. 

Warranty

New construction homes typically come with warranties that cover structural defects and major systems. This can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that any unexpected issues within the warranty period will be addressed by the builder. This warranty coverage can save you from unforeseen repair costs and adds an extra layer of security to the investment.

Even the most reputable builders have a margin of error, and the warranty they offer is meant to provide a buffer for this so that you can make your investment with confidence. 

Customization

We find that many people are drawn to a new build because you can customize the design to some degree without having to live through a home renovation. One of the significant advantages of purchasing a new construction home is the ability to personalize the space according to individual preferences, during the design process; this means buying a truly move-in ready property because it has been designed according to exactly what you would choose.

Depending on the builder you choose, your budget, and the timeline of your build, you might be able to choose from various floor plans, finishes, and fixtures to create a home that reflects your unique style. This level of customization ensures that the new home perfectly suits your taste and lifestyle without any urge to remodel or renovate. 

Low Maintenance

Unlike older homes that may require nearly immediate repairs or renovations after moving in, new construction homes are being handed over to you with absolutely no wear and tear. The materials and construction techniques used are going to be based on current building codes, reducing the likelihood of maintenance issues in the initial years. This means you can enjoy living in your brand new home without the constant worry of repairs.

New Communities

Many new construction developments in Myrtle Beach are part of master-planned communities that offer a host of amenities. These may include parks, fitness centers, walking trails, and community centers. Additionally, new developments often contribute to the improvement of local infrastructure, enhancing the overall appeal of the neighborhood. Remember, when you are buying a home you are also buying a part of the surrounding community, so this is just as important a factor as anything that is actually within the home. 

Do I Need a Buyer's Agent to Buy New Construction?

While you can technically buy a new construction home without a buyer's agent, we don't recommend it. First of all, you won't be paying your own real estate agent (the builder will), so there's no reason not to have the professional support. Second, there are quite a few benefits of having a real estate agent on your team as you buy a new construction home.

Local Expertise and Network

A buyers' agent with expertise in the Myrtle Beach real estate market (like us) can provide invaluable insights into local trends, pricing, and upcoming developments. This knowledge is crucial when navigating the complexities of purchasing a new construction home, ensuring buyers make informed decisions. We can also leverage our relationships with local developers and professionals to find out who the best builders are, negotiate for the best terms, and support your best interest along the way. 

Builder Contracts

The new construction home buying process differs from buying an existing home, and differs even from builder to builder. It is essential to understand the legal details of the contracts you will be signing, and we can help make sure you know what you are agreeing to and are getting the best deal you can. 

Inspections 

While new construction homes undergo inspections during the building process, having an independent inspection is still advisable. We are able to guide clients through this process, helping identify any issues that may need the builder's attention before closing and connecting you with independent inspectors you can trust in the area to provide a qualified second opinion.

Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Build in Myrtle Beach

Not all builders or contracts are created equal, so knowing what questions to ask before signing on to buy a new construction home in Myrtle Beach is crucial. Before you make your decision, make sure you have answers to these questions:

  • What is the builder's reputation? Research the builder's reputation by reading reviews, checking their portfolio, and talking to current homeowners in their developments. We can also provide information on builders with whom we have worked in the past. A reputable builder with a history of quality construction and customer satisfaction is essential for a successful home-buying experience.
  • What is included in the base price? Clarify what is included in the base price of the home and what upgrades or additional features come at an extra cost. New construction homes often do not include some of the feature you might think of as standard, like fencing, landscaping, or window coverings. You may also assume certain finishes are included because they are present in the model home, but find out they are actually optional upgrades. Understanding the pricing structure will help you budget effectively and avoid unexpected expenses.
  • What are the terms of the warranty? Inquire about the warranty terms and coverage provided by the builder. Understand the duration of the warranty, what it covers, and any limitations. This information is crucial for long-term peace of mind.
  • What is the construction timeline and how will you communicate if it changes? Gain clarity on the construction timeline, including key milestones and estimated completion dates. Find out how unforeseen delays or changes will be communicated with you during the process. Knowing the expected timeline will help you plan your move and manage expectations.

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