When you’re looking into designing and building your perfect custom home, it’s incredibly important to know all about the land your home will be built on. Land is an amazing investment, but it can only serve you to the peak of its ability if you know all of the important things about it. With careful planning and research into the properties of your prospective custom home site, you can achieve your dream home without having to deal with any excess hassle.
Buying a suitable piece of land for your custom home is the most appealing option in this day and age for those seeking a new place to call their own. It’s important to ask the real estate agent, title company, or any relevant officials for the information you need. Finding that information can be difficult. Luckily for you, however, this checklist will tell you everything you’ll need to consider when looking for land.
First, and most importantly, you’ll need to make sure you’ve chosen the right kind of land. The plot of land you purchase must be zoned for residential building, and you’ll also have to find out information about local building codes as well as the possibility of dealing with a homeowner’s association. In a similar vein, you should determine if the land you’re interested in is served by city utilities, and it would be to your benefit to inquire separately about each kind (such as electric, natural gas, and water). As well as legal properties, it’s important to consider the most important factor of real estate: location, location, location! Your dream home can only go as far as its walls, and you’ll want to ensure that the site you purchase for it will serve you just as well as the home itself.
You’ll also have to consider the impact of property taxes on your decision. The added cost of property taxes can make one property completely affordable, but render one just a block over completely out of your budget. The difference can be an indefinite charge of hundreds of extra dollars per month, which should definitely be considered in your decision. You’ll also want to ask about any potential plans for future developments in the area around you; if you don’t want to be surrounded by a lot of noise or potential view obstruction, this can be an important inquiry.
There are a lot more things that you can ask about when you’re looking for custom home site land, but these are just a few of the most important. With Curington Homes, we’ll make sure that the site you purchase for your custom home meets your standards perfectly, and we will be around to answer any questions you may have throughout the entire process. From start to finish, from design to finishing touches, we help create homes where you can thrive. Contact us to get started or for more information today!