Building a custom home doesn’t start with designing a floorplan—it starts with choosing the perfect lot!
The plot of land where you choose to begin construction will literally be the foundation of your new home. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial that you put a substantial amount of thought into which lot you select.
In this blog post, we’ll go over a few major points to consider when selecting a lot for new home construction. Let’s jump in!
When Picking a Lot for Your New House…
- Be careful about lots on corners and cul-de-sacs. The empty lot might look normal, but the yard shapes and/or views may become irregular once the house is positioned for proper slope and drainage.
- Avoid lots on busy roads. This is a safety issue as well as a convenience issue. If possible, tour the nearby area and see if any four-lane roads are directed to your house.
- Avoid buying a lot that has a vacant lot behind or next to it, unless it’s part of the same subdivision.
- Find out what, if anything, existed on the lot prior to now. If a business was previously there, you’ll want to be careful about potential environmental contamination.
- Watch out for steep slopes. It may not seem very drastic when the lot is empty, but a steeply sloped yard will lead to expensive landscaping needs and cut down on your yard’s usable area.
Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you like the feel of the neighborhood, the quality of the school district, and the length of your commute before signing on the dotted line. But beyond these points, picking the right lot can be tricky—so it’s best to have some guidance from experienced home builders.
John Falvella Construction Services is ready to help you find the ideal lot for your new custom home. Contact us today for a consultation!