Selecting the right lot to fit your lifestyle wants and needs is a decision that will affect your family for years to come. Here are some tips to consider during the selection process.
1-Look around in neighborhoods where you would like to live
2-Do not over build. Build a home with similar square footage to the surrounding homes.
3-Trees are usually a positive, keep in mind the associated cost to clear the land.
4-Review all local zoning requirements and setbacks to determine the home foot print.
5-Some subdivisions have restrictive covenants that govern the home design, square ft, ect.
6-What are the property taxes, how close is public transportation, is the grocery store and shopping areas close?
7-What utilities are available at the street? (Gas, cable, town sewer, ect.)
8-Is there a yearly subdivision fee?
9-Does the lot slope and where would a house sit?
10- Will this lot require hauling soil in or out? (Additional trucking costs)
11-How will this effect the lot drainage? Will you need additional waterproofing steps?
12-Has the lot be surveyed recently? (Do not go by rock wall, fencing, or where the neighbors shed is)
13-Any potential environmental problems? (Commercial run off, stream, wetlands, BOX turtles..)
14-Will I get a clean & clear title? (Do not close until you do!)
When shopping and reviewing home sites contact Kennedy Built. We will work with you and your broker or ours to locate the site that best fits your family. We have numerous local agents that we work with on a daily basis that can assist you in finding land, tear-downs, and rehab properties.
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