Building your own custom home can provide you with the freedom to pick and choose the exact features and amenities that will best serve your specific needs. But, finding the best lot on which to put your home can be somewhat tricky – and because of that, there are several important considerations to keep in mind before you make your ultimate decision.
First, of course, is the lot’s location. Here, for instance, the home of your dreams should be in the ideal spot and surroundings. That being said, though, it is essential that you are able to run electric, gas, water, and other utility lines to the home. With that in mind, it can be helpful if you contact the local planning and zoning office for this information.
It is also recommended that you find out whether or not there are any type of limitations with regard to zoning. For instance, is there a maximum square footage and / or requirement that homes be a certain distance from each other?
The slope of the lot is also a key factor. Here, for instance, the property will need to lend itself to proper drainage. And if the lot happens to be in a floodplain, it could have an impact on your home owner’s insurance rates.
Getting your builder involved in the process as early as possible can be beneficial. If you have not yet purchased a lot for your new home, asking the builder whether or not a particular piece of land will (or won’t) work out can end up saving you a great deal of time and money.
Want to know more about how to choose the ideal lot for your new custom home in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area? Just give Rare Builders a call today.