When people walk into one of our model homes, visit us at a home show or open house, or call us on the phone, one of the first things they tell us – or we ask – them is if they have land or need to find land.
Some people may have purchased their land years ago, and have spent the time searching for the manufacturer that is right for them. Sometimes, people have a home on their land they want to tear down and rebuild. Some have inherited land, the list goes on and on.
But for some people, they have their floor plan down pat, they know exactly what kind of home they want to build, and even sometimes they know when they want to move into their dream home. However, they still need to find land.
Finding the perfect land for the perfect home can be tricky! There are plenty of things to know when you begin the hunt to find land.
So many of our customers who are building, or already built and are living in their home now came to us right from the get go. Our team of professionals can help with pretty much everything – including financing, and of course finding land.
Here are a few tips when checking out potential land to purchase:
-make sure you have the length and cost of a driveway.
-access to utilities: you need the details of this, including public utilities.
-know where your home would be located on the land. Be sure to find out the size of the lot.
-find out where your house should be placed, thinking about where the bulk of your windows will face.
-know if you want a garage, and where you would want that located. According to Timber Block dealer and builder Ray Venema, he says the garage should typically be on the high side of the ground to prevent more fill to be brought onto the site. If it’s on the low side, then fill requirements may increase dramatically.
-know the proper size of your home in proportion to the lot.
-make sure you learn if there are any obstacles likes lakes, streams, cliffs, valleys.
-Ray also wants you to know: If there is a septic sand mound, you need to know where it will be located. If there will be a well, then the well must be typically 100 feet from the sand mound or 50 feet from the holding tank.
Once again, this may seem overwhelming, but it isn’t. Our team of professionals can and will help you find land. We can also set you up with one of our many certified builders, to ensure a good fit for you.
Questions? Please feel free to ask. You can call us at 866-929-5647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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