Dreams and then decisions, decisions, decisions...
Clients come to our office and describe the piece of property of their dreams and we find that it mimics the dreams of most of the other people looking to build. Some folks limit their search to a specific school district, while others are more open minded. They describe that their lot should be about an acre in size, in a great neighborhood, with no close homes on either side, and a forest or green area behind them, where no one else could ever build. The lot is to have public water, natural gas and sewers. It should also have just enough of a slope that we could design the house for a walkout basement. Oh, by the way, we are told the cost of the property needs to be very reasonable, so they can spend more on the goodies inside the house itself. We are told, “Please give me a list with all the lots that have those features, so we might select the best one for us”. Unfortunately, it’s usually a blank piece of paper. You know I’m exaggerating a little bit, but you get the idea. Those described lots are virtually non-existent or have extremely high prices.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some very nice lots and pieces of land out there! You may have to compromise a little and use some ingenuity to reach most of your goals for a home site. Be sure to read our advice if you are looking to buy a free-standing piece of land or acreage. You just need a little bit of education on how to go about selecting a build site and reaching most of your goals, while not getting burned. We list many existing community developments, in a wide variety of local school districts. Look at the communities available on our website, keeping in mind that lots in developments not listed, may also be available to us. Give us a call and we can help guide you through the process.
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