Finding the ideal lot upon which to build your dream house is no easy feat. There is a highlighted increased competition for land here in the United States. Not to mention that a lot of the available lots that appear to be perfect aren’t always what they seem. Failure to consider zoning laws, risks for flooding, and property condition before diving headfirst into buying can lead to property maintenance headaches and expenses. Read on for a few essential factors to consider before building on a custom home lot.
The General Condition of Your Land
Just because a lot seems to be in good condition doesn’t mean that it is fit for a custom home build. Hastily purchasing an existing lot without the required soil testing and property evaluations could result in damage to your homes and health. Prospective lot buyers should request a property evaluation or seek an experienced home builder’s input to avoid these possible hazards.
Zoning Laws and Codes
Zoning laws have existed for well over 100 years and are the most popular type of land-use regulation. They typically dictate what you can do with the property that you’ve purchased and how you could develop an existing lot. For example, zoning laws might prevent you from opening a home-based company or storing a boat on your property. You might also face restrictions on construction and remodeling costs. The failure to consider zoning laws might ultimately result in delays in approval for your plans to build your custom home.
Costs to Prepare for the Land for Building
Preparing a lot to build your custom home could cost you a few thousand dollars depending upon the size of your custom home lot and the work that has to be completed. The presence of trees, “bad ground,” and sloping sites are the three big factors that could escalate ownership costs for a custom home property. Tree removal could cost thousands of dollars while rectifying bad soil could cost thousands more. Get in touch with your local custom home builder from Robin Ford to figure out exactly how much it would cost for you to build the custom home of your dreams on a property lot.
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