Buyer's Guide

The NEW! Enchanted Homes Design Center

The newly built Enchanted design center is loaded with hundreds of trending color options and details. It is open for drop-in viewing Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Our design center team updates our available selection daily. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or on your custom forever home, the design center offers personalization to accommodate any style aesthetic.

Meet Robin, our homeowner coordinator! Robin patiently and knowledgeably walks each  home buyer through their options and available upgrades. She will guide you through the design center displays and help you narrow in on your personal design style. Our goal is to help you leave confident of your choices and knowledgeable of our building process and what comes next.

 The Process

The week you go under contract, you will be contacted to set up a private colors appointment to make interior and exterior choices. Many buyers choose to make upgrades at this appointment to achieve their desired look. Here is a simple list of items you may wish to be prepared to choose:

 

Interiors

Paint Colors
Lighting Package
Door Hardware
Flooring
Plumbing fixtures
Chair railing
Cabinet Color/stain
Cabinet Hardware
Granite/Formica Color

Exterior

Vinyl Color
Shutters & Shutter color
Stone veneer
Roof color
Gutter Color
Window Color
Front Door Style
Garage Door Color

Popular Upgrades

 

Stainless steel appliances
Comfort Height Toilets
Backsplash
Painted Cabinets
Granite Sealing
Featured Upgrade Package: (Covered Porch w/ 10×12 Pad + Patio Door)

 

Tips for Your Design Appointment

 

  • View our GALLERY of photos or drive around one of our 30+ Enchanted neighborhoods, making note of your preferred exterior color combinations.
  • Bring printed photos of your favorite Pinterest inspiration.
  • Create and know your spending budget for design.
  • Discuss with your family and rank upgrades based on what is important to you.
  • Familiarize yourself with our standards and the available upgrades.
  • Drop into the design center to get an idea of your options.
  • Expect to spend between 1-3 hours at the colors appointment.
  • If you’re on Instagram or Facebook, follow us at @EnchantedConstructionSC for inspiration.
  • Have fun!

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Determine how you will afford your home

For most of us, our home is the most expensive thing we’ll ever buy; and for most of us, we need one big loan to do it—a mortgage.

If you remember all the foreclosures that happened during the recession, a mortgage is not something to be taken lightly.

To pay for your first home, you’ll need good credit, a steady job, and a sizable chunk of cash for a down payment. Navigating the waters of home financing isn’t always easy, but these articles can help guide you.

Articles

  • What You Need to Get Approved for a Mortgage
  • How To Save For A Down Payment On Your First House
  • How Much Of A Down Payment Will You Need?
  • Mortgage Rates Explained
  • How to Shop for a Mortgage: 7 Steps to Finding the Perfect Home Loan
  • What Percentage of Income Can You Afford for Mortgage Payments?

Resources

  • Get Mortgage Pre-Approval Online
  • Home Affordability Calculator
  • Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates
  • Take a Look at the Best Online Mortgage Lenders

Go Shopping for Your First Home

In a perfect world, you would commit to buying a home and get mortgage pre-approval before stepping foot into your first open house. Obviously, it may be you didn’t realize you wanted to own a home until you see your dream home. Either way, shopping for a home can be a long and taxing experience.

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  • How to Find a Good Realtor
  • Your Home Buying Checklist
  • Resources
  • Realtor.com: Search Homes For Sale Nationwide

Seal the deal at closing

As if getting a mortgage and finding the perfect house wasn’t enough, you’ll soon learn that it’s only half of the home-buying process.

Here are few final tips before you head out there on your own:

  • The Secrets to Winning a Bidding War
  • What Happens at a Closing?
  • How Much Cash Do You Really Need To Close On A Home?

And, that’s a wrap! Our first time home buying guide. Hope it’s useful. Do let us know what you think and if there are any topics you’d like to see us cover in the future! Happy home buying!

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Coming Soon!

Enchanted Homes wants you to enter your new home feeling confident in the craftsmanship and equipped with the knowledge to best care for your new home. Read along to learn answers to frequently questioned topics.

Interiors

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Exteriors

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Landscaping

Q: Why are there gaps in the sod?
A: The landscapers leave gaps in the sod to ensure a grass pattern. The gaps fill in the first growth year and summer. Gaps also benefit you as small gaps result in more ground cover. You are charged for the pallet of sod that is typically a set square footage and not the area of ground the final result covers.

Connect with One of Our Experienced Realtors

Our team of trusted agents will help you navigate our inventory
and choose the best home for your needs!

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Our Preferred Lenders
Davis Love
NMLS# 1866217
Mortgage Banker
Cell: 864-542-3521
 
   Kevin Love
   NMLS# 113076
   Mortgage Banker
   Cell: 864-921-3471

 

John Bostic
NMLS# 111883
Vice President
Ameris Bank
Mortgage Banker
Cell: 864-304-9658

 

Craig L. Benton
NMLS# 228741
Vice President
Ameris Bank
Mortgage Banker
Cell: 864-349-3444

 

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