Buying a lot of land to build your new house on can be exciting, but being careful to make the right choices is extremely important for your home construction to go smoothly and successfully. Some land for sale may look beautiful, but could have unseen problems when it comes to being a suitable place to build on. Before you make the final decision to purchase a lot of land for your new home construction, follow these tips for helping you avoid expensive problems later on.
Undeveloped Remote Areas Can Be Impossibly Beautiful
Many people want to build their new homes in remote, undeveloped areas for privacy and the sheer beauty of the natural setting. While this is not entirely impossible, you should know that not all land in remote areas is suitable for the construction of a new house, no matter how beautiful and perfect it may appear. Before you buy a piece of land in an undeveloped, remote area, having an experienced home builder take a close look it is a good idea. Bear in mind that preparing a parcel of undeveloped land for the new construction of your home includes the following:
The land will need to be cleared and graded. If a piece of land has a lot of rock on it or has a great deal of natural water run-off, grading and clearing may not be possible.
Your new construction will need access to power that may not be available in some remote areas. If you are not able to run power to your newly constructed house, you could end up with a huge bill for a piece of land that will remain undeveloped.
Even if your land has access to power, you may have trouble getting water. Making sure the land you buy will be suitable for digging a profitable well or has access to public water lines is important.
Developed Areas Can Also Pose New Home Construction Problems
Some land buyers assume that buying a lot in an area of existing new construction can mean the lot they buy is free of the problems that come with buying land in an undeveloped remote area. However, while you may have easy access to power, water, and natural gas, you may still have expensive issues regarding excavation and grading. If there are other newly constructed homes nearby, you may have property line restriction or easements to deal with before you can start building your house. If you are considering the purchase of a lot in a developed area, having a contractor examine it first is best for making sure it will be suitable for smooth, trouble-free home construction.
Avoid making expensive mistakes when choosing where you want to start building home by working closely with a land developer/home builder ahead of time.