You have an idea in mind of what type of home you want. You even have some of the special features nailed down and a home construction company chosen. However, before you go for your initial consultation, it is best if you already have some land picked out for your new place. Already having a piece of property will help the project along so your home's construction can be initiated as fast as possible, but picking property for your future home can be tough. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind to simplify the process of picking the land where your home will eventually reside.
Make a quick list of the priorities for where you want to live.
Shopping for land should first begin with a short list of must-haves that are important to you no matter where you reside. Think about things like:
- Proximity to work and school
- Privacy from surrounding neighbors
- Natural features like trees and hills
- Distance from friends and family members
- Proximity to major highways
Creating a list of what you want in land will help you pull out a map and get a general idea of where your plot of land should be located.
Do plenty of comparison shopping.
Buying land is no different than buying a home in the fact that prices can vary dramatically according to the location, the local demand, and even the nearby landmarks, resources, and businesses. Because of this, you should go into shopping for land with the idea that you should find several places that would work but can eventually be narrowed down to one place. By comparing the different places later in the shopping process, you can find the plot of land that best fits your budget and your priorities.
Investigate the land before you make any final decisions.
The land you buy is going to be where your home will eventually be located, so there are a few things that you should be checking into about a piece of property before you make a final decision. Some land tracts will simply not work for a residential home build. For example, not all land has access to public water supplies or is close enough to the power grid for the home to have access to electricity. You may even find tracts of land that have stipulations that would prevent you from building the home you want, such as regulations about multi-story homes.
For more advice, check with a company like Clark Superior Builders.