Build On Your Own Lot
Many custom home buyers have a vision of their dream home already in their head when they come to us. It’s easy to see why there is such an allure to selecting your own land and designing and constructing a home to fit.
Build On Your Own Lot
Picking and Purchasing the Lot
In order to build on your lot, you must first pick out a piece of land but before you purchase carefully assess the feasibility and cost to build. Consider taking pictures and discussing with your custom home builder whether or not the land is a buildable lot. If not, you may want to get an estimate before purchasing for the express purpose of a build-on-your-lot custom home. Remember, no designer should draw house plans for you without a detailed site plan and no builder should estimate the construction costs without knowing where the home is being built or what’s under it.
Don’t Break the Bank
When it comes to building a custom home on your lot, knowledge really is power or, in this case, money in the bank. Often, to the untrained eye, a piece of land may appear easily buildable when in fact it will cost thousands of dollars just to clear and bring to grade especially for property in remote or less developed areas. Consult with an experienced builder with local knowledge and strong build-on-your-lot expertise to help in your search for land to avoid a costly mistake.
Buying a lot in a new or existing development can be just as costly as buying a lot in the middle of nowhere. Although access to electricity, gas, water, and sewage may not be an issue, some sites especially in Florida may require a lot of fill or site work.
Existing developments may also have specific zoning laws, property line restrictions, and architecture criteria that must be adhered to when building. A build-on-your-lot specialist will be able to help in these aspects and let you know what you can expect and whether or not you will be allowed to construct your dream home in these areas.
A number of our customers choose to build on land they already possess or are in the process of buying. We love to help these customers by providing an “on-your-land” option for building their new home.