How To Pick The Right Lot For Your Custom Home
You have finally taken the step and decided to build your dream home. You know that you want to build your home in the Fredericksburg or Northern Virginia area. But after that, you do not know what comes next. If you don’t have a lot, then lot selection is one of the first steps towards building your new custom home. There are several factors that you should keep in mind when choosing your lot. From location to orientation, read about what we consider to be the most important factors and why.
- Neighborhood: This is a no-brainer. Researching the neighborhood is a must. What can the neighborhood offer you? Does it have playgrounds, a community pool, etc. Also, who lives in the neighborhood? Is it safe? What is it around? Safe neighborhoods tend to be a huge selling point when selling a house. If you ever plan on selling your home, the kind of neighborhood you choose will play a big part in the value of your home.
- Location: Aside from choosing the neighborhood, you want to know how close or far away it is from your job, schools, and shopping centers. This is the home that you will be living in for a while, do you mind having a long commute? Is the shopping center too close, causing major traffic jams? These are all things that can hinder or ease your everyday activities.
- Orientation and Views: Does your lot allow for pretty views? Once you get to designing with us, we will make sure that your home is also facing the right direction so it allows plenty of sun in the rooms that need it. But this will depend on the location of your lot. Is it on the north side or the south side?
- Property Conditions and Restrictions: You might want to build something a certain way, but can you? That is why you need to research, research ,research! Are there any environmental restrictions and do you know the HOA rules? You want to know all of this before deciding on a lot.
A good tip is to look at the lot on Google Street View or from Google Earth! This will give you a good idea of your lot before walking through it.
Fredericksburg Custom Homes is ready to build the house of your dreams! We can advise you on a lot that can facilitate the home that you always wanted. If you are ready for an exceptional home, give us a call at 540-220-1500.
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