Today I was talking with one of my co-workers and they asked me a question: “Are more homes built in Grovetown in the Augusta area?” The short answer to that question is: Yes! Which got me wondering and thinking about what the numbers look like as far as: “How many homes have been sold this year” and “How many more new homes in Grovetown have been built than the other areas around the Augusta Metro Area?”
Here are the numbers:
- New Homes in Grovetown: 570 Sold Year-to-Date, 206 Available
- New Homes in Evans: 325 Sold Year-to-Date, 141 Available
- New Homes in Augusta: 176 Sold Year-to-Date, 91 Available
- New Homes in Graniteville: 108 Sold Year-to-Date, 48 Available
- New Homes in Hephzibah: 79 Sold Year-to-Date, 47 Available
- New Homes in Aiken: 78 Sold Year-to-Date, 49 Available
- New Homes in Martinez: 63 Sold Year-to-Date, 25 Available
- New Homes in North Augusta: 52 Year-to-Date, 73 Available
As you can see from the numbers above more people bought a home in Grovetown than any other area. As a matter of fact, Grovetown outsold Evans by 57%!
Now, why did Grovetown out sell the other communities in our area? The simple fact is that there are larger areas of land available for development at an affordable price. This means Grovetown just has more homes being built and the prices are affordable for Columbia County. Grovetown is also convenient to I-20 and Fort Gordon making this community an easy commute to work.
Evans is reaching the outer fringes of land available to be built on and Martinez has only a few areas remaining for smaller, more intimate neighborhoods. Both of these communities are in Columbia County and have popular schools, which keeps this area in demand. Just remember that land is limited and when things are in limited supply the price tends to be higher.
In our South Carolina area of the Augusta Metro, Graniteville was the leader in new homes sold due to the availability of develop-able land. There have been a couple of projects that were started a few years back and those master-planned communities are finally taking shape. Buyers in these areas get to take advantage of some special mortgage programs offered through the USDA Rural Housing Program too. Anytime buyers can purchase a home with little or no money down is a boon.
As this year begins to come to an end, I expect Grovetown to top 600 new homes sold and Evans might hit 400. Just remember, if you are looking to purchase a home or need to sell your home contact me. I am here to help you get to where you are going!Susan MacEwen, Realtor Your Grovetown Home Hunter! Keller Williams Realty Augusta Partners
Direct: 706-294-6795 Office: 706-868-3772 x207