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New Construction | New Communities at The Crystal Coast

Are you considering moving to The Crystal Coast?  If so, you are not alone.  Working in the real estate industry, we have a front-row seat in population and housing trends in Carteret County, North Carolina.  With an estimated 4 million Americans now telecommuting for work and another 5 million self-employed or freelancing, people are going where the climate suits their clothes long before retirement.  If you go too far south, the summers are sizzling and your air conditioning bills are atrocious.  If you find yourself too far north, your winters are extreme and so is your fuel and electricity consumption.  Meanwhile, at The Crystal Coast, we enjoy an average annual temperature of 63* with 211 days of sunshine.  

Employers & Small Business at The Crystal Coast

We are home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Macon.  Collectively, these stations employ more than 63,000 civilian and active duty personnel in Eastern North Carolina.  As they progress and grow, so do the number of people they employ and the demand for single-family housing increases.

According to the NC Department of Commerce, Carteret County household incomes are projected to rise at 1.26% and Population at .57% annually into 2023. New Housing Units are currently growing at 1.3% annually.  At Barefoot-Chandler & Associates Real Estate, we are experts in New Home Construction and New Communities at The Crystal Coast.  There are new developments both established and being planned in:



Morehead City

Cape Carteret 


Atlantic Beach

Pine Knoll Shores

Emerald Isle

Not everyone prefers new construction and many of our clients find their perfect home, already built. The clients we work with who purchase new homes name these top 5 reasons why:

1)Design Your Dream Home, Built to Suit Your Lifestyle

Select your own floor plan, room layout, storage spaces, colors, flooring, cabinets, surfaces, appliances, lighting, trim, fixtures, and more.

2)All Inclusive Home Warranty

From the foundation to the roof, everything around and inside the house is brand-new and under full warranty. Peace of Mind.

3)Energy & Cost Savings

Homes built today are much more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago.  Energy efficient windows and Energy Star appliances are cost-effective and efficient features. New homeowners value the monthly and annual savings.

4)Community Amenities & Schools

Fresh ideas and advanced amenities come with new housing developments. Residents enjoy resort-style community centers, pools, clubhouses, meticulous landscaping and nature trails.  New communities are often built to encompass the best school districts and shopping centers in the county.

5)Advanced Technology for Health & Safety

Innovative circuit breakers, electric garage door openers with infrared technology that stops when a child or object is in the path, heating and cooling systems with state-of-the-art ventilation and filtration, surfaces, carpets, and paints with low volatile organic compounds for air quaility and health.  

Overall, new homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort, and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home and the surroundings with little to zero maintenance.

For exclusive insight into the newest developments and communities planned at The Crystal Coast, call or text Shannon & Jaime at (252) 723-0504.  It is our job to be your Real Estate connection in Eastern North Carolina.

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