If your searching for land in a subdivision, check with the homeowners association for restrictions. Also, make sure the lot size is large enough for the size of the home you want to build. When looking for tracts of land outside of a subdivision, there are a few things to consider: Is there gas, electric, sewer/septic availability? How far back will you place your home determines cost of utilities. Also, how much site prep needed to be done before building can begin is very important.