Charleston’s Best Kept Secret- Point Hope
Dreaming of a new home in Charleston, with marsh views, access to parks and great schools? Room to grow in your home with only a short drive to town and beaches? You are not alone. The Clements Ferry Road corridor boasts all of this and more. Those who moved here over a decade ago love the area so much, they just move down the road rather than change zip codes!
Point Hope is a master planned community with new homes, nature and exercise trails, bikeways and parks, and shopping. Publix is the cornerstone of the development and which includes Philip Simmons Elementary, Middle and High Schools. The first neighborhood built was called First Light and began building in 2020. Three builders: Pulte, Toll Brothers and David Weekley. It sold out very quickly and my clients have been highly anticipating more homes coming to the area.
Point Hope Updates:
August 2, 2022
Let’s buy some houses! Pulte has finally released 16 of their lots and are accepting appointments. We are still waiting for final lot numbers from the county but if you have a Pulte model in mind, this is a great time to get in ahead of the crowd. Models and plans can be found on Pulte’s website. Check out the newly released map below showing the Hopewell community and all of Point Hope. Give me a call to set up an appointment – 843-906-3296
March 3, 2022
I checked back in with the agents at the Hub and there have been no new updates to the release of the new Hopewell section. Demand continues to grow but they are still waiting for the parcel numbers to be assigned. The street signs have been added, so it should only be a matter of time before we see them released. Check out the map below and you can see Hopewell and the bottom left.
What can I do now?
Since the previous homes sold so very quickly, I would focus on making your home selections now. Let’s meet with the individual builders, get your names on their lists and learn about the differences between builders. When these lots become available, you will be some of the first to know and will be able to move fast. Each builder has a different process. With the growing demand and supply shortages, you may see more “quick move in” homes than ones that you can design yourself. This is a great option because often the build times are shorter and prices are fixed with lots included.
January 13, 2022
Hopewell will be the second section developed on the in the community, behind the Publix and across from Newbrook Apartments. There will be 62 more lots in this section and the builders will remain the same. A few new home options will be added. The area has been cleared for the new homes and they are currently waiting on plats and parcel numbers for the new lots. Once these plats have been finalized, the builders will be able to begin offering the homes for sale. They had anticipated these to be available first quarter of this year, but as history tells us- once things are with the city and the county – timelines can take a bit longer. I would expect movement to start happening around mid- March. There have been no new updates on pricing, but that most recent homes sold in the mid 700s.
November 9, 2021
The next phase of lots will be the first phase of a new neighborhood, called Hopewell, located across from the Newbrook apartments behind the Publix shopping center. This will have 62 lots and should be opening in the first quarter of 2022. All three builders will still be working in that phase.
The new map is completed, however, it sounds like they are waiting until closer to the first release of Hopewell to publish it.
September 1, 2021
Point Hope has just finished updates on their next map to show future phases and hope we will have it for publication this month. It will help paint a much broader picture.
July 29, 2021
They just had their first resale… how quickly things change! First Light had such a great response that are essentially sold out. As you drive around, you might see some homes that look available but at this point they have such long interested party lists that they are telling us they are spoken for. The next neighborhoods and homesites are still in the planning and City review process but they hope that the builders will have new homes to offer late this year. They are currently working on a phase of First Light that will have roughly 28 homesites and the first phase of Hopewell (neighborhood behind Publix area) that will have roughly 60 homesites.
Why use a realtor with a new build?
The builder’s agent works for the builder, does not represent your personal interests
A realtor will walk you step by step through the process from sales to closing
They can provide information and recommendations for financing
A realtor can review the contracts and make sure your financial and personal needs are being met
A builder is unlikely to reduce the home price by the buyer’s agent commission. A lower home price will affect the price of future home sales so they want to keep it consistent. That cost to pay your agent is figured into their marketing budget
What’s available now for sale?
Builder Websites: Check here at the links below to view the builders and home plans