Things to Consider When Buying Land

Submitted by Capstone Homes on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 6:00am
Capstone Custom Homes - Buying Land

When preparing to construct a custom home, few decisions are more important than buying the land or lot where you plan to build. While real estate attorneys and realtors can answer many of your questions related to lot purchases, it is also a good idea to consult with your builder. Here are a few things you should consider together.

Site Inspection

At Capstone, our team will gladly complete a site inspection so we can better evaluate your land’s size, grading, and the presence of natural features like trees, creeks and large rocks. These factors often directly influence which floor plans will work best with your lot, and should always be taken into consideration before you choose a design.

Utility Access

If your lot doesn’t have direct access to municipal power, water, and sewage utilities, you will need to assess your options with your builder. Not only will this give you a better idea of the utility service providers in your area, but it will also ensure you have an accurate idea of how much utility hookups will cost.

Land Clearing & Local Regulations

Though you may own the land, many changes must be approved by local regulators. Your builder can guide you through the process of obtaining any needed building permits and beginning preliminary site clearing work so construction can begin.

With proper planning, you can have confidence that your new lot will meet your custom home-building needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you have questions about your lot and its custom building options.