Choosing Your Lot: A Guide to Selecting a Lot to Build Your Home On
The first step in any home building project is the selection of the lot you wish to build on. However, it’s not as easy as just choosing a piece of land that looks large enough and pretty enough. There is a lot of research that needs to be done and many questions you should seek answers to. It can be easy to get overwhelmed during this process, but the experts at Cardano-Goodwin are here to help you when selecting a piece of property to build on, so we have a list of tips you should keep in mind when trying to choose a lot of land.
Determine your preference in community
When trying to determine where to begin looking for the perfect piece of property on which to build your new home, begin by determining what type of area would fit your needs best. Do you enjoy being close to schools and shopping centers, sidewalks and bike paths? Or do you prefer having a bit of distance between you and your closest neighbor? Once you have figured out what community would fit your lifestyle, then you can begin researching areas that match your needs.
Check out satellite and streets views of the property
With the many tools that we have these days, it can be a huge asset to utilize overhead satellite and street views of a property. By using tools like Google for overhead and street views, you will be able to see everything on the property and in its surround ding areas. Perhaps there is a reason why a plot of land is so “bargain-priced”.
Double-check the conditions of the property
You always want to be sure to visit the property in person and walk the entire lot to ensure you know everything that you are signing up for with that lot. Things are not always as they seem, and you could be in for a few surprises if you walk in blind, opening yourself up to hidden costs. You know the old saying, “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.”
Confirm infrastructure and utility status
Make sure that there are no hidden fees associated with the property. What are the costs to connecting to water and sewage? Is there access to cable TV and high-speed internet?
Review roads and access points onto property
Ensure that the property has vehicular aces to a public road. And if it doesn’t, you need to be sure that the proper easements and rights of way are in place.
Research restrictions and site limitations
Some counties and municipalities could have restrictions to what you can do on a property. So always make sure that you do your research and check if there are any restrictions or limitations on the use of a site. The last thing you want to happen is to purchase a lot and then find out that you cannot build for residential use on the land.
Overall, be sure to keep these tips in mind when looking for a lot to build your new home on. Always put in the time and research when looking into a property to build on because if you don’t, it could cost you in the long run. And when you have found the perfect property that fits every one of your needs, be sure to contact Cardano-Goodwin by calling 215-540-9183 or visiting us online today!