Q: How Can You Overcome New Construction Anxiety?

These four tips will help you allay new construction anxiety.

Are you embarking on a new construction home build but feeling anxious about the process? Our associate broker Dan Graves knows how you feel—he’s been there before, and today he’s taking over our video hosting duties to share four tips for overcoming new construction anxiety. A lot of people are turned off by the idea of building a new home because it sounds overwhelming, but these tips will help you stay on track and build the home of your dreams.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your leisure:

2:00—Evaluate your needs versus your desires

2:38—Stick to your budget

3:30—Drown out all opinions you hear during the process

4:48—Trust your builder’s expertise

5:26—Wrapping things up

As always, if you have questions about this or any real estate topic or are thinking of buying or selling a home soon, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to help.

Q: What’s the Difference Between Prefinished & Traditional Wood Floors?

Here’s where prefinished and traditional wood floors differ.

Today we’re joined by Drew Dillenburg of Tom Manley Floors so he can explain the difference between traditional wood floors and the prefinished wood floors we offer new home builders.

According to Drew, unlike traditional wood floors, most prefinished wood floors are aluminum-oxide, factory-finished floors. The samples are a good representation of the color, but you can expect variances due to the flooring being natural wood. These floors are engineered to allow for a wider plank (usually six to eight inches) and not be as dramatically affected as solid wood floors during times of high humidity.


"Since prefinished wood floors don’t need to be sanded, they also take less time to install."

Even though they’re true wood floors, prefinished wood floors are built with six layers of plywood on the underside to keep them level and deal with the daily expansion and contraction high humidity causes. With traditional wood floors, wider planks would be more susceptible to cupping in high humidity because there are fewer boards to split the gaps between them.

Since prefinished wood floors don’t need to be sanded, they also take less time to install, and the color and smoothness of their finish is more consistent. 

If you have questions about these floors or anything else, reach out to us via phone or email. We would love to help you.

Our Newest Development: Falcon Pointe

Falcon Pointe is Charleston Home’s newest development. It features two exciting new floor plans and much more. 

We’re really excited to share with you our newest development here at Charleston Homes: Falcon Pointe. It’s located at 52nd and Capehart and features two models with brand-new floor plans. The Lexington is a ranch floor plan with 1,683 square feet, and the Richmond floor plan is a two-story floor plan with 2,397 sq ft. We’re going to have single-family lots, villa lots, and a community park to make sure there’s something for everyone. We’ll be here Monday through Thursday from 2p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. We’d love for you to come out and see them sometime.