Good news for new home shoppers in the Charleston market! A recent study reported by The Post and Courier and conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology firm, rated two Charleston-area communities in the top ten most affordable areas in South Carolina. The study assessed housing costs in comparison to income. Ladson and the city of Goose Creek both topped the list! And if you look at the housing available in both locations, you’ll see how great and affordable the options are!
Ladson ranked 4th most affordable in the state. Below are average costs for housing in Ladson:
- Closing Costs: $3,271
- Annual Property Tax: $648
- Homeowner’s Insurance: $971
- Annual Mortgage Payment: $5,527
Average median income in Ladson is $49,359. If you’re shopping for new construction in Ladson you’ll find both single family and townhome options available. Hunter Quinn Homes is building in Oakbrook Park, a community of upscale, yet affordable townhomes. Loaded with upgrades, it’s hard to believe these 3 BR 2.5 homes start in just the $120’s. If you’re shopping for single family homes, Dan Ryan Builders is offering low-maintenance 1 and 2-story homes priced from the $130’s at Creekside Village. Be sure to ask about the numerous financing programs available when you visit Creekside Village! For some additional square footage and up to five bedrooms, visit Dan Ryan’s Hunters Bend. Striking the perfect balance between location, price and amenities, homes at Hunter’s Bed are priced from the $180’s to low $200s.
Goose Creek ranked 9th in affordability. Below are average costs for housing in Goose Creek:
- Closing Costs: $3,482
- Annual Property Tax: $902
- Homeowner’s Insurance: $1364
- Annual Mortgage Payment: $7765
Average median income in Goose Creek is $62,107. Just travel down Montague Plantation Road in Goose Creek and you’ll find an array of appealing new home communities. Both Dan Ryan Builders and Eastwood Homes are building in Sophia Landing, a popular community of single-family homes that offers a great location and an amenity center with a Jr. Olympic-sized pool! Priced from the $180’s, you’ll find move-in ready homes or you can choose the floorplan of your choice to build at Sophia Landing. A bit further down Montague Plantation Road is Medway Landing, built by Brock Built Homes. Offering a variety of home designs with an extensive list of standard features, homebuyer’s have the option for 1st floor master suites, flex rooms and hobby rooms. Homes at Medway Landing also begin in the $180’s. Continue travelling down Montague Plantation and you’ll arrive at Brickhope Plantation, a well-established neighborhood with new homes by CalAtlantic Homes. With home prices beginning in the 200’s, homebuyers can choose from an array of included options or upgrades in the Cal-Atlantic Design Center. A host of amenities include a zero-entry pool, fitness center, rec fields, clubhouse & a kid’s play area.
Both Goose Creek and Ladson have a lot to offer homebuyers, with convenient access to I-26, a great selection of new construction homes and unbeatable prices. Visit the Sales Centers at any of the neighborhood mentioned above to learn more!
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