Before you choose a lot to build on you need to consider many factors. This is an important decision that has a large impact on your future comfort. Let’s look at some of the main points to keep in mind when you want to choose a lot.
Before You Choose a Lot to Build On
Before you can choose a lot, you should be familiar with the area to make sure it’s suitable for you.
Research the neighborhood.
It’s good to both walk and drive around the area to get a feel for it. If possible, make multiple trips at different times of the day.
Consider your commute.
If you’re going to be commuting to work every day, you’ll want to know how long it takes. Make a test drive to get an idea of traffic and distance.
Is the area convenient for you?
Consider how far the lot is from places you’ll be going such as stores, health care services, church, gym, school or any other frequent destinations.
How to Choose the Right Lot for Your Needs
Keep in mind that most lots have both advantages and drawbacks. Whether a certain lot is right for you depends on your particular needs.
Avoid lots close to busy roads.
You’ll be contending with lots of traffic. This can also lower the future value of the lot. You should also research future plans for the area to make sure you’re not buying a lot on a road that will soon get busier.
Be careful about choosing which direction the front of the house will face.
If the house faces south, for example, you may get more sun. This has its advantages but it also can mean higher air conditioning bills.
Corner lots sometimes offer large yards and privacy.
At the same time, a bigger yard means more maintenance. You’ll also have to contend with traffic coming from two directions.
Secluded cul-de-sacs are appealing to families.
Because they offer protection from traffic for children and pets. On the other hand, these locations can have poor drainage.
Lots at the end of a T-shaped intersection.
If the lot is at the end of a T-shaped intersection, you may be seeing headlights shining directly into your windows at night.
Beware of lots with vacant lots behind them.
For now, it may seem to offer lots of privacy and nice views. If someone builds on the neighboring lot, however, you may lose these advantages. Find out who owns the lot, how it’s zoned and if there are plans to build on it.
Research the lot’s history.
If there was ever a business on the site, there could be environmental concerns.
In addition to these points, you should have a clear idea of your future house floor plan before you choose a lot to build on. You want to know how much room you have and whether your plan fits within the lot’s buildable area.
If you’re looking for help to find a good lot to build on in the Pasco or Pinellas County areas, contact Covenant Homes. They have extensive experience in these areas and can help you find the best lot to build your dream home.
Do you already own a lot you would like to build your home on? Covenant Homes can help you design your home and maximize the space you have available. Contact Us for more details.
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