Many buyers who have previously only lived in “resale” homes are concerned about the process of finding the right spot for their new home, feeling they lack the expertise to understand the complex issues which can arise in finding raw land.
There is both an art and a science to site selection. Particularly if you are concerned about building a more sustainable home which requires careful consideration of a number of variables. You may have fallen in love with a home plan that simply isn’t suited for the property you have in mind. Or perhaps the plan you’re envisioning doesn’t take full advantage of the site.
We’re experts in home site analysis.
Many factors will influence the final cost of a building site. It begins with the purchase price of the raw land, to which costs are added for bringing utilities to the site, property taxes, mitigation of challenging topography, and permitting fees. Thorough site analysis includes investigation of zoning restrictions, geotechnical issues, environmentally sensitive areas, topography, noise levels, and views. Land use restrictions – as well as geotechnical and access issues – can also impact the true cost of your building site.
Our Site Analysis offers a convenient overview of typical lot development costs and can be an invaluable resource if you are comparing several sites. A lot which may seem less expensive may actually end up consuming additional (and sometimes unplanned) expenses due to challenges in topography, or additional costs levied in certain municipalities:
We also have access to existing developed lots that have all utilities stubbed to the lots lines. Or you can select a developed lot and we can assist with making sure your home plan is placed to maximize the views and topography before we begin construction.
The best time to determine the suitability of a building site is prior to your purchase. If you have not yet purchased your home site, allow us to assist you in locating the best possible building location. In addition to analyzing the site from a building perspective, we can share valuable information about area schools, amenities, and lifestyles.