Have you been looking for your Tennessee dream home but it’s just not on the market? Building your own custom home is the answer. Your lot is where it all starts when it comes to building your dream home, as it ultimately determines how much capital you have left over to build the physical property. While it isn’t always easy to find the perfect site that fits into your price range and suits your needs, with a little homework, you’ll find a great fit. When it comes time to select a plot for your new home, follow these tips to make sure you pick the right location.
Location, Location, Location
More than anything else, location is the most important factor to consider when buying a lot. Is the lot next to a highway or is the beautiful view likely to be blocked in the future by new development? Some questions to ask yourself include:
- Is it a family-friendly neighborhood and are there good school districts nearby for your children?
- How far will you have to commute to get to work?
- What type of nearby community amenities are available, such as parks, recreational facilities, medical services or fitness centers?
Consider the Surroundings
If you are considering buying in a subdivision, how developed is it presently? Is the lot in a low zone prone to flooding? What are the chances that the open fields across from your future home will be the location of a major shopping center? The beautiful pasture across the street may be owned by people who suddenly decide to use it for all-terrain vehicle sports. That wooded area behind your home may be prime hunting grounds during specific seasons. It is worth it to take some time investigating the surrounding land use. Don’t forget to check out the zoning restrictions; if the lot allows both commercial and residential buildings, you may end up with a gas station next door in the future.
How Accessible Are Utilities?
Make sure you understand how your home will be powered, and how you will take care of water and waste. Will you get gas from a utility company or propane tank? Is there a well? You’ll need to know if there is a garbage removal service and if your waste will require a septic tank or sewer. Make sure there is connectivity available for your phone and internet service as well. Before you purchase a lot, you’ll want to know how you will get access to these necessities.
By doing a little research, choosing the right lot for your custom Tennessee home will be a much easier task. For help understanding exactly what you’re getting into while narrowing your options, contact us at Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling today. We’ll help you build the home you’ve always imagined.