One of the first steps when building a custom home is deciding on where to build. The custom home builder you choose can help you through this process, but, ultimately, choosing your custom home site is up to you. You might be tempted to choose the first site you see or a site you have been considering for a while, but consider looking at several sites before you make any decisions. As you begin the custom home building process, here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at home sites:
Consult Your Builder
The builder you have hired has a wealth of knowledge. From the materials you need for your custom build to the neighborhoods you are regarding, builders can help direct you to the right site. Just be sure you ask questions about specific plots, towns, and traffic. Your builder will be able to help you decide on the right location for you and your family.
Location. Location. Location
While you are choosing your custom home site, keep the location in mind. They say it’s all about location, location, location and, to some degree, they’re right. The location of your custom home site can determine a lot of things like deciding the size of your home and the style of home you build.
Type of Plot
As you look at different plots, take note of what you like and don’t like. Keep in mind the different sizes of plots and what the plots have. Ask yourself whether you like larger lots, trees, corner lots, or a smaller lot with less maintenance. If you are considering building in a neighborhood, you might be limited on the type of lot you can purchase.
From small towns to large cities, no two communities are exactly the same. If you enjoy going out and being active, you might want to consider building in an established community that has a lot of activity already happening. For some, the idea of an up and coming neighborhood, with some great features and a lot of promise on the horizon, is the perfect place to build.
As you start looking at available home sites, it’s important to keep in mind the commute you’ll have to places like work, the kids’ school, the grocery store, and any other activities you and your family attend. It may not seem like a big deal, but you could end up spending a lot more of your time on the road, depending on the site you choose.
If you are looking at home sites in an established neighborhood, then you might want to take your neighbors into consideration. Don’t be afraid to talk to people, just explain that you are thinking about purchasing a nearby plot and want to talk to someone from the neighborhood. The people who already live there can help you determine if the area is a great fit for your family or not and you can get a better understanding of your potential neighbors.
Building a custom home can be a tedious process, but our e-book, Tips For Building Your Custom Home, walks you through the process and provides you with tips and tricks to help you along the way. If you’re ready to start talking, then contact Carrington Homes to start talking about your dream home!