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Design Trends for Home Plumbing Fixtures

Categories: Buying a New Home, Columbia, Home Buying, Homeowner tips, SC | Posted: July 20, 2018

McGuinn Homes Plumbing Fixtures

Home fashions don’t begin and end with paint, wallpaper, and home decor fabric. Every year, manufacturers of everything from appliances and carpeting to cabinet hardware come up with new designs. Design trends for home plumbing fixtures are no different. Styles, colors, and features are updated every year. If you’re preparing to choose details for your new home, McGuinn Hybrid Homes has some design ideas to consider.

Plumbing picks in the kitchen

Your choices for plumbing features encompass many decisions in your kitchen and bathroom: sinks, faucets, shower head, and tub.

In the kitchen, homeowners are looking for deep sinks, most frequently in farmhouse and undermount styles. Although stainless steel remains a popular choice, manufacturers offer many others that enhance the look of your kitchen: composite granite, enamel-clad cast iron, copper, soapstone, fireclay, quartz, porcelain, and solid surface.

For the kitchen faucet, hands-free is a desirable choice, accompanied by the pull-down feature. The black matte finish has gained popularity, as it works with a variety of kitchen styles. Still, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze maintain their position as the top choices in finishes for kitchen plumbing fixtures.

A pot-filler faucet near the stove is a nice option for the busy cook. Save yourself the time of stepping over to the sink while you’re cooking with this convenient feature, which is mounted to the wall and is hinged to pull it back and forth.

Best in bathroom fixtures trends

The spa experience keeps getting better, thanks to so many advances in bathroom plumbing fixtures.

The rain shower head remains one of the most in-demand bathroom plumbing fixtures. These oversized fixtures—picture one as wide as 20 inches in diameter—can be mounted to the shower’s wall or ceiling and provide a gentle but generous flow. You can also add electronic controls to pre-set the water temperature, spray, flow, and even music, if you’ve incorporated that feature into your luxury shower as well.

Bathroom sinks have gone so far beyond basic that they can look more like artwork than plumbing. Wall-mounted sinks lit with LEDs, uniquely shaped basins, and vessel sinks made from wood, stone, glass, and metal add style and luxury to your bathroom.

The bathroom faucet—sink and tub—reflect the same shift toward matte black finishes, oil-rubbed bronze, and brushed nickel, with chrome-plated brass keeping a firm grip on its long-standing choice for this room. The single lever style sink faucet is preferred over two handles, and a water-sensing feature is a good option for conserving water without compromising water pressure.

The tub is no longer a luxury—and you have more choices in bathtub styles, shape, and features than ever before. The freestanding tub presents a beautiful focal point and comes in different shapes, like oval, rectangular, and round. Clawfoot bathtubs reflect the return of this vintage design, and are now available in a wide spectrum of colors. Jetted tubs provide the relaxing spa experience. Walk-in tubs are ideal for people with special needs. Corner tubs accommodate bathrooms with limited space.

Our design professionals are ready to guide you through every detail in your new home. McGuinn Homes builds energy-efficient, single-family homes and townhomes around Columbia, South Carolina. Take a look at our floor plans and communities or take advantage of the option for McGuinn Homes to build on your lot. Your dream home starts here!

Financing Your Home With a Builder’s Preferred Lender

Categories: Buying a New Home, Home Buying | Posted: July 11, 2018

McGuinn Homes Preferred Lender

Is there a benefit to to financing your home with a builder’s preferred lender? Buying a new construction home is not a complex situation, but it’s different from purchasing an existing home. Not every financial institution has the knowledge and experience to navigate this process. At McGuinn Homes, we want our homeowners to enjoy the entire process, from selecting their home to finalizing the purchase and moving in. We pay close attention to every detail, and we want to be sure the lender does the same.

Close on schedule.This might sound like a “given”, but we’ve heard about too many situations where the lender failed to get the necessary documents together on time. Not being accustomed to the building process, they might overlook a critical step. The result? A delay in closing and possibly an increase in the mortgage rate if your lender doesn’t lock it in. Financing a home isn’t something you want to trust to someone who is just learning about new construction homes.

A human voice.While you’re juggling the details that go with buying and financing a new home, you want to speak to a person, not voicemail. McGuinn Homes chose Southern First Bank as our preferred lender because they have proven they will respond to our customers. When you have a question—on a weeknight, weekend, and even a holiday—you can reach your lender.

Fair appraisals.Appraisers are human. They make mistakes. But an incorrect appraisal can determine whether or not you can close on the purchase of your new home at the price you agreed upon. If an appraisal comes in above the purchase price, the buyer has the choice of paying the higher price or walking away. Our preferred lender has experienced appraisers who fairly assess the value of your new home.

Special incentives.The trust that builds the relationship between the homebuilder and the mortgage lender creates another opportunity for the homebuyer. Incentives like paid closing costs and special financing programs for a builder’s homes can be available only through a preferred lender, because of the respect for one another’s integrity.

When we say “preferred lender”, it’s because these mortgage professionals have consistently performed to McGuinn Homes’ high standard for professionalism and personal service. We  recommend Southern First Mortgage because they’re as invested in your experience as we are! Contact them to learn more about your financing options, and talk to us to find the right home in one of our communities or build on your lot around Columbia, South Carolina.

Discover Your Ideal Southern Lifestyle in Lexington, SC.

Categories: Buying a New Home, Home Buying, SC, Uncategorized | Posted: July 6, 2018

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Southern living means warm hospitality, beautiful weather, and home-cooking that is unrivaled for creativity and flavor. When you’re ready for the best of a relaxed lifestyle that also gives you plenty to do, South Carolina should be your target. Then, zoom in on the capital, Columbia, and head west for 15 miles to reach your destination, Here you can discover your ideal southern lifestyle in Lexington, SC—with some help from McGuinn Homes.

With a population of only 25,000 people, Lexington is the largest town in the county, although it’s a small town by all other standards. People who live and vacation here take advantage of many things to to do and the plentiful sunshine that lets them grab as much outdoor time as they want. Spending a day on Lake Murray could mean anything from boating to paddleboarding, or maybe catching some bass that has made this 48,000-acre lake a legendary fishing spot. You might want to hike the Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve in Lexington, one of the best in the Midlands. Maybe catch a live performance or outdoor movie at the Icehouse Amphitheater. Lexington also provides a variety of parks and gardens where you can wander or treat yourself to a picnic or a quiet escape by a koi pond.

Students gain a quality education in Lexington, too. GreatSchools gave the district’s schools top ratings for student performance and progress.

McGuinn Home is a local home builder with deep roots in this area. Our homes, townhomes, and communities represent the most desirable locations. In Lexington, we offer three premier new home communities.

Mariner’s Creek

This quiet community features just 97 homes in all. We’re presenting a variety of floor plan choices for your new home here, ranging from 1,861 square feet to more than 3,500 square feet of living space. Our new home designs for Mariner’s Creek reflect classic architectural lines, with elegant interiors that blend an open concept with private spaces, like luxurious owner’s suites. We have 21 homes to complete the neighborhood, which is just two minutes outside downtown Lexington.

Pleasant Springs

The affordable homes in this friendly community start in the mid-$150,000s—an incredible value for homes that are not only extremely energy-efficient, but also spacious, well-appointed, and close to the award-winning Lexington One schools, the best of the best! With two-story and single-level homes that offer from 1,491 to 2,835 square feet of living space, you can find the floor plan that presents the perfect fit for your lifestyle.


We designed this McGuinn Homes neighborhood and the homes for people who want to enjoy the Lexington lifestyle. Summerlake is just minutes from Highway 378, making it easy to get in and out of Columbia. But with community amenities that include a lakeside location, resort-style clubhouse, swimming pool, pocket park, playground, fully stocked fishing pond, and nature trails, you have many reasons to stay home! You can move in quickly here, with several personal selection ready homes now available and others under construction. Or look at our portfolio of floor plans, from 2,003 to 2,835 square feet.

Thinking of another location in Lexington or around the Columbia area? McGuinn Homes will build on your lot, providing you the quality construction that includes the exceptional energy efficiency of our hybrid homes! Contact us to experience the comfort, convenience, and enjoyment that comes from choosing the right home in the right location.

Get the “Jewel” of Lakeside Living at Crystal Cove

Categories: Buying a New Home, Columbia, SC | Posted: June 26, 2018

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Lake Murray is known as “The Jewel of South Carolina”. This man-made lake in Columbia, South Carolina, spans 48,000 acres and provides 620 miles of shoreline. It all adds up to countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors. From the best bass fishing around to boating, swimming, water sports, beaches and fun on the shore, Lake Murray is the place to be. Why not do more than vacation here? You can get the “Jewel” of lakeside living at Crystal Cove, McGuinn Homes’ community of energy-efficient, new construction homes.

Crystal Cove is situated on the northeastern side of Lake Murray, in the small town of Irmo. Although just 12 miles from Downtown Columbia, Irmo is a friendly and serene lakeside community of stately homes, green spaces, and locally-owned businesses where you’re treated like a friend, not a customer.

A community of luxury homes

We chose a location within walking distance of Lake Murray Marina to develop our community of luxury homes. Our portfolio of single-family homes features floor plans that range from 2,320 to 3,547 square feet of indoor living space.

The Cleveland is a popular design that offers versatile space and so many ways to customize it to your liking. As the largest floor plan for Crystal Cove, it presents four bedrooms—with an option for a fifth—and 4.5 baths. The flex room near the front entry could be used as a home office, formal living room, playroom, library, or hobby studio. The second-story loft adds another flex space that expands the opportunity in this home.

The Cleveland offers a luxurious, first-floor owner’s suite, with bay windows filling the large bedroom with natural light. We incorporated an oversized master bath and a closet that could be a room on its own.

A wealth of energy-efficient features

With all the luxuries included in this home (and all of our Crystal Cove homes), one of the most valuable features is its energy-efficiency. McGuinn Homes takes pride in the commitment to our hybrid homes. Our design, construction methods, materials, and appliances reflect the most advanced eco-friendly options. We use high-quality insulation, 14 SEER air conditioning system, an engineered roof system, and thermal windows to keep you comfortable while also conserving energy. The tankless gas water heater we install in our hybrid homes uses less energy and provides a better source of hot water when you need it—and lasts longer than conventional water heaters.

You could be living lakeside this summer!

McGuinn Homes has several move-in ready homes for sale at Crystal Cove right now (including two Cleveland designs). You can even put your own finishing touches on some of them. Look at the opportunities at Crystal Cove and our other new home communities around Columbia, and talk to us
to find your home with McGuinn.

Questions to Ask Your Builder

Categories: Buying a New Home, Home Buying | Posted: June 20, 2018

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Building a new home is exciting, especially when you partner with the right homebuilder. If you’ve never had to make this choice, here are some questions to ask your builder.

How long does it take to build a home?

The answer will depend on the builder’s ability to navigate such issues as weather conditions and efficiency with the construction team. Discuss the entire homebuilding process and determine roughly how long each step will take once you choose the lot and homesite.

Will you build on my lot?

Some homebuilders only work with land in their communities. If you own land or have property in mind, it’s important to find a builder who is willing and able to build there. McGuinn Homes welcomes the opportunity to build your home, your way, on your lot.

Are you licensed and insured?

Don’t even consider a builder who lacks either the correct licensing or insurance. Without having proof of both, you risk working with someone who doesn’t follow safe and ethical practices.

Do I need to secure a construction loan?

Ask any prospective builder about financing a new construction home before you make a commitment. McGuinn Homes works with lenders who understand the process of building a home. Once you are pre-approved for the total cost of the home (including the lot), you only need to provide earnest money (a deposit) to start the construction. When the home is completed, the remainder will be handled through your mortgage at closing.

Will you use the plans I provide?

Using someone else’s plans is a risky proposition for a builder. There may be issues with the plans that aren’t immediately apparent, which means you’re responsible for the cost of fixing any problems that arise from faulty plans. Choose from the builder’s selection of plans and discuss the changes you’d like—making sure they are doable and within your budget—before proceeding with the purchase.

Do you guarantee your work?

A reputable builder offers a warranty on the structure, so ask for a copy of the builder’s warranty. McGuinn Homes, for example, offers a one-year warranty from the date of closing. We do a detailed walk-through with you to make sure you’re satisfied before taking ownership. If necessary, we make warranty repairs after 30 days and 90 days, and then at 11 months, before the warranty expires. Our tradespeople (electrical, mechanical, HVAC) also guarantee their work, and all appliances, flooring, and systems are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

How often do I get construction updates? And can I visit the site while my home is being built?

You will have a McGuinn Homes representative who provides weekly progress reports and is available to answer your questions. You can visit the worksite but, for your safety and our schedule, we ask that you call in advance and arrange a time so that our crew can stay on task.

What kind of energy efficient features do you include?

Energy efficiency adds lasting value to your home, so be sure your builder is knowledgeable on the processes and materials, and includes them in your home. McGuinn is proud to share our eco-friendly approach to building a home that conserves energy, provides a comfortable environment, and saves you money.

We’re a homebuilder specializing in single-family homes, townhomes, and communities around Columbia, South Carolina. See what our homeowners have to say about the McGuinn Homes experience and contact us to learn what we can do for you!

Move into Hampton Forest in Columbia, SC, with a special bonus

Categories: Buying a New Home, Columbia, Home Buying, SC, Uncategorized | Posted: June 4, 2018

McGuinn Homes always builds value into each home and community. Our homes are exceptionally energy efficient, which delivers lasting value in energy savings, comfort, and convenience. With our current incentive for new home buyers, you can now move into our Hampton Forest townhome community in Columbia, South Carolina, with a special bonus. These new construction homes feature a move-in package that include an ENERGY STAR washer, dryer, and refrigerator, as well as blinds for your windows—at no extra charge!

Hampton Forest is conveniently situated near Downtown Columbia, Fort Jackson, Shaw Air Force Base, USC School of Medicine, and I-77, so you can easily get to everything you need. Whether you’re commuting or heading out for fun, Hampton Forest puts you just a short drive to everything that Columbia has to offer.

The townhome lifestyle presents the spaciousness of a single-family home, with the low-maintenance of condo living. Your two-story townhome at Hampton Forest provides 1,200 square feet of interior living space that smartly utilizes every area—for style, storage, and comfort. Look at our Maybank floor plan to see how we’ve designed two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an open floor plan to maximize your living space. With details like granite countertops, fully fenced-in back yard, and exterior brick façade, your Hampton Forest townhome is truly distinctive.

We’ve also enhanced the experience of living at Hampton Forest with the community amenities. The clubhouse includes a resort-style swimming pool and cabana, plus an outdoor fireplace for evenings by the pool. We’ve incorporated a theater room in the clubhouse, outfitted with a surround-sound, wide-screen and 16, theater-style seats. You can even reserve the room for your private party.

McGuinn Homes currently has a limited number of new townhomes available at Hampton Forest right now. You could close in just 60 days, with a monthly mortgage that’s probably lower than your rent. Use our mortgage calculator to see what you could be paying for a brand new townhome in a premium location!

Contact us to take advantage of our special move-in package of a free washer, dryer, stainless steel refrigerator, and window blinds.

Our Latest Move-In Ready Homes

Categories: Buying a New Home, Uncategorized | Posted: May 8, 2018


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We’re in a season that sparks a flurry of activity. Spring cleaning has us purging closets and the garage, scrubbing spaces that have been ignored, and throwing windows open to welcome the fresh South Carolina air. While you’re in the “out with the old” mindset, why not think about moving to a new home? McGuinn Homes currently has new construction homes in communities throughout the Columbia area. Check out our latest move-in ready homes to see if you can move out with the old and in with the new—and get ready to close in just 30 to 60 days!

Centennial at Lake Carolina is located in Columbia Northeast, ideal for people who want to enjoy the good life of lakefront activities, local golf courses and country clubs, and a wonderful sense of community.

  • 935 Layton Way can be your new address in just 30 days. This single-story Woodland design features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, and open concept in 1,700 square feet. $249,900.
  • 932 Layton Way provides 1,506 square feet of smartly designed interior living space, with our 3-bedroom Calhoun floor plan, which includes an open floor plan, spacious owner’s suite, and 2-car garage. $224,900.

Crystal Cove in Irmo is within walking distance of Lake Murray, 15 minutes from Downtown Columbia, and close to the award-winning Lexington Richland 5 School District—the ideal location for a McGuinn Homes community.

  • 100 Crystal Manor Drive presents a stunning Cleveland floor plan with 3,547 square feet that includes 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a gourmet center kitchen with butler’s pantry, loft, and a first-floor owner’s suite. $389,900.
  • 106 Crystal Manor Drive offers our distinctive 3,060-square-foot Wilshire design, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and the first-floor owner’s suite includes soaking tub, walk-in shower, and a closet that’s large enough to be another room! Ready to go now, for $328,900.

Forty Love in Chapin is one of the most prestigious communities in this highly desirable suburb. From country clubs and championship golf courses to outstanding schools, the Lake Murray/Chapin area offers significant lifestyle benefits.

  • 334 Forty Love Point is a two-story, 3,618 square-foot home that reflects our Cleveland floor plan. This estate home is designed with an exciting combination of open spaces in your main living area with 5 bedrooms (and 4 baths) designed for privacy and solitude. You could be living here by summer, just in time for all of the lakefront fun. $389,900.
  • 342 Forty Love Point is designed for comfortable living in style. With 3,343 square feet, this Aiken floor plan features 4 bedrooms—including a first-floor owner’s suite— and 3.5 baths, along with a grand open concept that beautifully combines your chef’s kitchen, family room, and dining nook. $368,590.

Hampton Forest is our townhome community near Downtown Columbia, close to all the urban activities you enjoy. We currently have two townhomes in our popular Maybank floor plan: 855 Forest Park Road and 857 Forest Park Road. Each beautiful new townhome is 1,200 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and priced at $125,900—for as little as $657 per month!

McGuinn Homes currently has new construction homes—both single-family homes and townhomes—available at our other communities: High Knoll Point and Panorama Point in Gilbert; Cumberland Place, Pleasant Springs, and Summerlake in Lexington; and Burnside Farms and Woodlake in Columbia.  

Turn your spring cleaning into a bigger purpose—preparing to move to a new home. Contact McGuinn Homes to learn about the many choices we offer.

Grab a First Look at Our New Floor Plans

Categories: Buying a New Home | Posted: April 18, 2018

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Anyone who lives in the Columbia, South Carolina, area knows the many benefits of making your home here. McGuinn Homes has been building energy-efficient homes and communities around Columbia for more than 30 years. We’ve seen the growth—and been part of it by providing quality homes and neighborhoods to people relocating to Columbia. Our communities offer a variety of choices, like lakeside living, cozy villas or executive homes, and resort-style amenities so you can feel like you’re on vacation all year ‘round. We’ve recently expanded our portfolio of new home designs, so grab a first look at our new floor plans now available in various McGuinn Homes communities.

We created the Maybank townhome to provide homeowners with the spaciousness of a single-family home and the low maintenance of a condo. This affordable, 1,200 square-foot floor plan combines the ease of an open floor plan on the main floor, with two, comfortably sized bedrooms on the second. The architecture reflects the popular Craftsman style, with eye-catching details that boost the curb appeal.

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We’ve also added the Aiken to other McGuinn Homes’ communities, Forty Love (in Chapin) and Harbour Watch (Leesville). The Aiken presents 2,917 square feet of living space and eye-catching curb appeal. The flexible floor plan can incorporate three to five bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths. No matter which option you choose, the interior layout features an open concept, ample storage space, and a flex room.

The Cleveland floor plan is now available in Panorama Point (Lexington), Forty Love, and Spence Plantation (Lexington). This spacious luxury home boasts more than 3,100 square feet, with options for four or five bedrooms. The design offers a first-floor owner’s suite, flex room, and formal dining room, in addition to the expansive open floor plan.

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The portfolio of floor plans for Harbour Watch has expanded, too. In addition to the Aiken, Harbour Watch homebuyers can now choose the Sharpton, Windstone, and Wilshire.

The Sharpton reflects the “right-size” lifestyle, blending style and luxury with the smart use of space. The 2,342 square-foot ranch is designed with three or four bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths, and a large kitchen in the open living area.

We added the Windstone to Harbour Watch because it’s the perfect complement to this community. The three-bedroom ranch offers a variety of options to personalize it for your needs and style preferences, like adding a second-floor bonus suite, enlarging the first-floor owner’s suite, or expanding the two-car garage.

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The two-story Wilshire at Harbour Watch makes a distinctive first impression that carries on from the façade through the interior. McGuinn Homes has included either 4 or 5 bedrooms (your choice) and 3.5 baths in 2,835 square feet, as well as a first-floor office and second-floor loft.

When you’re looking for an energy-efficient, thoughtfully designed, and meticulously built new home in and around Columbia, South Carolina, talk to us at McGuinn Homes. In addition to these communities, we’re a custom home builder and will build on your lot. As you can see, we continue to expand the opportunities for quality living in a beautiful region. 

What You Need to Know About Financing a New Home

Categories: Buying a New Home, Home Buying | Posted: April 10, 2018

It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Buying a new home is exciting, but at McGuinn Homes, we find that homebuyers have as many questions about the mortgage process as they do about home building. To make it easier on you, here’s what you need to know about financing a new home.

The first step is to secure pre-approval from a mortgage lender. Once you know how much of a mortgage you are pre-qualified to obtain, you can shop for a new home with confidence. A pre-approval can be done easily over the phone with a qualified lender. You’ll need to provide some basic information, including your annual income, proof of employment, bank statements, and your two most recent tax returns. The lender will check your credit report as well. Your credit score will not only make the difference in your loan approval but also the interest rate. A higher credit rating often earns a lower mortgage rate.

While you’re talking with the lender, discuss the different mortgage programs available. McGuinn Homes rely on the mortgage experts at Southern First. The Southern First team will give you in-depth insight into the mortgage process and programs, so you can choose the one that best suits your financial situation. Finding the right loan can actually save you thousands of dollars, so it’s essential to invest some time in understanding your options.

One of the benefits of working with a builder’s preferred lender is their familiarity with the construction process and how it impacts the financing. A skilled lender ensures that your closing documents are in order and ready so that your closing happens on time.

Once you’ve chosen your homesite and floor plan, we’ll finalize all the details and determine the purchase price. Then you provide a deposit and apply for the mortgage you’ll need. The pre-approval is a pre-qualifying step, not an actual mortgage application review. You might need to submit additional financial information and documentation for the underwriters. A good mortgage professional will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and keep you updated. That’s another reason McGuinn Homes recommends Southern First. Our customers have been so happy with the assistance and communication they’ve received from these mortgage professionals.

A few weeks before the scheduled closing on your new home, your lender will give you a detailed list of the funds you’ll need to bring to closing. These fees vary, depending on the property you’re buying, where it’s located, and the lender and services. For example, your closing costs might include the fee for home inspection, survey, appraisal, attorney, title search, and transfer taxes.

Closing typically takes an hour or two. You’ll sign the documents, receive the keys to your new home, and start your new life as a homeowner.

If that journey brings you to South Carolina, check out McGuinn Homes’ energy-efficient new home communities throughout the Columbia region. As a custom home builder, we’ll also build on your lot, handling every detail, including permitting and site preparation. For an enjoyable home buying experience, talk to McGuinn Homes.

Forty Love Point and Hampton Forest: McGuinn Homes Communities Offer More Than a Home

Categories: Buying a New Home | Posted: March 19, 2018

Have you started looking for a new home, only to discover that what you really want is a better lifestyle? You hear about the importance of location, but that’s a broad topic. The right location is a combination of convenience to the places that are important to you, as well as feeling at home in your neighborhood. McGuinn Homes develops communities that offer more than a home. We provide our families with an environment that has been thoughtfully planned for every detail. Forty Love Point and Hampton Forest are good examples of how McGuinn Homes sees your future.

Forty Love Point is located on Lake Murray, in Chapin, South Carolina. Living here is like a year ‘round vacation. Lake Murray is appealing for boaters, and our homeowners can purchase boat storage here. Lake life presents you with so many recreational opportunities, too, like fishing, swimming, picnics, and catching the sun setting over the water’s horizon. Forty Point Love features a clubhouse, tennis courts, and playground. The students in your household will receive an exceptional education, as Chapin’s schools have earned high grades from, and the average school test scores are 58% higher than the national average!

The homes at Forty Love Point present stunning curb appeal and McGuinn Homes offers you many ways to customize your new home’s design, inside and out. Our floor plans range from 2,320 to 4,128 square feet of indoor living space. These two-story home plans feature an open concept that adds to the expansive interiors. With up to five bedrooms and 4.5 baths, you’ll have plenty of room to enjoy your lakeside lifestyle. If you want to move now, we have a variety of move-in ready homes in Forty Love Point.


In beautiful Columbia, South Carolina McGuinn Homes is developing Hampton Forest, a townhome community that combines our stylish Maybank design with maintenance-free, luxury living in the heart of the city’s most desirable section. Starting at just $125,900, these 1,200 square-foot home feature two bedrooms and 2.5 baths, plus a two-car garage. The master suite opens to a second-story terrace, where you can enjoy the view of the scenic neighborhood. We currently have homes available in Hampton Forest, so you can move in quickly.

McGuinn Homes enhances the community living experience with a swimming pool and cabana that features an outdoor fireplace, ideal for bringing friends together. The clubhouse includes a 16-seat home theater with surround sound, exclusively for residents and their guests.

From your home at Hampton Forest, you’re just minutes from I-77, Downtown Columbia, and a wealth of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, from city chic to cozy country.

McGuinn Homes builds custom homes and new home communities throughout the Columbia, South Carolina, region—and we’re still growing, with more communities coming soon! If you have your eye on rewarding yourself with a better and more energy-efficient place to call “home,” please contact us.