Choosing the Right Lot for Your New Home

Choosing a lot to build your new home can be fun, but rushing in to purchasing a lot can also have major consequences. You may choose a beautiful lot, and then learn that the land cannot accommodate your desired floor plan. It may have a fantastic view, but may cost a massive amount of money to prepare the land for building. You may think you have found the perfect neighborhood, only to realize that covenants limit your aesthetic preferences. Or, you may have found the acreage you’ve dreamed of, and then find out the there is no electricity access and you have to cover the cost installing poles to reach you.

Ensuring you have found the right lot is a critical component of the home building process. It is important to make sure that the lot you purchase doesn’t become far more than you bargained for. Taking the time to carefully review your selection to make sure you’ve found the right lot may take some time, but by following a few simple tips, you rest easy knowing there will be no surprises and you have just the right lot for your dream home.

Give Yourself OptionsLot for a New Home

If you experience love at first sight with one particular lot, be open to checking out what other options you may have. Every location will have positives and negatives and having a multitude of choices will only help your decision making ability. You may decide that none of the other lots will be home, but it will assist you in taking some of the emotion out of your thinking and allow you to view things from a more objective viewpoint. On the other hand, if you feel you have too many options, discuss things with your builder. They can discuss which lot may be best for your desired building plan.

Will It Meet Your Needs?

Also do a little research about the neighborhood and think about the nearby resources available. Is the property close to your child’s school? Is there a hospital nearby? Is there adequate shopping in the area? Speak with the neighbors and ask questions. Why did they choose to live here? What are their favorite aspects of the location? What are their least favorite? Think about your lifestyle as well. If you have pets or young children, is it on a busy street or a quiet cul-de-sac? What age groups are the neighbors in? Is the landscaping or snow removal manageable? These are all questions that affect the value of a particular lot for what you desire.

Progressive Builders Is Here For You!

Progressive Builders is dedicated to partnering with you every step of the home building process to ensure that your lot will accommodate your new home and will meet the needs of your family and lifestyle. We also can assist you in finding the right floor plan, constructing your home with a focus on quality, and all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond and are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.