5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Home Lot to Build Your New House

How to Pick a Home Lot

Building your dream house is an exhilarating prospect.

But it isn’t cheap. Indeed, custom house construction costs can range between $100-400 per square foot. That means a 2,000 square foot home could cost up to $800,000!

Thankfully, picking the perfect lot on which to build will help deliver full value for money. Are you looking for advice on selecting an ideal location for your new home?

Keep reading for 5 top tips on doing exactly that!

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1. Take a Look Around

Start by taking numerous tours of the area.

You want to look around, walk the streets, and get a feel for the neighborhood.

Visit at different times of day to see how the atmosphere might change. Pay attention to your would-be neighbors and their families. Think about distances from work, the local amenities, and schools.

These kinds of factors will all play a role in your final decision. You’ll begin to realize whether or not you’d enjoy living there in the long term.

2. Consider the View, Traffic, and Noise Level

Pay attention to your senses whenever you visit the lot.

What can you see, hear, and smell? How does the location make you feel? The best lots tend to boast incredible views, low traffic, access to green spaces, and peace and quiet.

Its orientation is important too. For example, east-facing houses would enjoy the morning sun; west-facing houses would get the sunset (as well as the heat in summer).

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3. Consider the Topography

The lot’s physical features are vital considerations as well.

What’s the lay of the land like? Is there an enormous slope that would need leveling? Are there masses of stones that’d need removing? Are there trees that’d block the sun or pose a potential risk to the property?

Any additional work that needs doing to the land will cost money. Speak with a builder in advance to get their opinion on the topography.

4. Assess Growth Potential

Ask yourself how the surrounding area might change.

Find out about the extent of development and how many houses may spring up around you in due course. Consider how the wider community might alter and the impact it’d have on your property.

For instance, the construction of highways and train tracks nearby would have a big effect on your home’s value- not to mention how much you enjoyed living in it.

5. Create a Mental Image

Think about the home you’re planning to build.

Now imagine the finished building in place on the lot in question. Conjure an accurate mental image of the house and your family living there.

Imagine the space you have available, your proximity to the neighbors, the view you get in the morning, and the commute to work, and so on.

You should come away with a better sense of whether it’s the right lot or not.

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Time to Pick the Perfect Home Lot

Building your own house is both an exciting and expensive prospect.

Understandably, you’ll want the final outcome to be as close to perfect as possible. Hopefully, this post will help you pick the ideal home lot that’ll deliver the end result you’re after.

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Situated just a short drive from the cosmopolitan Tampa Bay and the beach, Brandon’s affluent communities offer respite from the hustle and bustle while keeping people connected. It’s the perfect place to settle down, raise a family, and have some fun.

Curious about building a dream home in the Brandon area? If so, read on to learn more about how Sabal Homes approaches building custom dream homes.

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Decide What Is Important to You Before You Begin

Many of us have imagines our dream house for years now. It’s one thing to want to build a dream home, but it’s another to narrow down the specifics.

First, map out your priorities and create an achievable timeline. Goals with deadlines are more likely to come to fruition than goals without deadlines.

Questions to ask yourself during the beginning stages:

Make sure to document all your answers so nothing gets forgotten when the time comes to meet with us.

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Create a Budget

You’ll want to consider your budget in the previous stage, but once you’ve narrowed down some of the critical details of what you desire, it’s time to focus on the financial planning phase of your dream home.

Research the cost of homes in the neighborhoods which fit your desires. For instance, homes in Fishhawk Ranch and Hidden Reserve differ in price. In fact, the homes in Fishhawk Ranch range from approximately $624,000 to $800,000. On the other hand, the homes in Hidden Reserve range from approximately $498,000 to around $670,000.

Study your income and projected cost ratio to see which ones fit your budget.

Finally, create a contingency strategy. Unexpected expenses occur, and nothing ever goes exactly according to plan. Your budget should account for that. Always have extra budget in your back pocket in case anything arises.

Make a Final Decision on a Plot of Land

Do you want to live in a posh neighborhood? Or are you looking to build your dream home from scratch away from everybody?

Making the final decision on the location of your dream home is as important as building the house itself. Remember, your ideal house should be as close to perfect as humanly possible. Your home’s location has a lot to do with that, so take your time on this step. Location is everything, so consider the differences between our neighborhoods.

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Join our OYL & Semi-Custom Home Program

Here at Sabal Homes, we take care of the builder crew for you. We have in-house complimentary design services to help guide you in planning your dream home. We can sit down with you a design a custom floor plan and new front elevation that is everything you ever wanted.

If your vision requires collaboration with other design professionals, then we can contact our strong team of third party consultants to make your dream a reality. Our OYL and Semi-Custom value proposition is built upon our years of experience, responsiveness and creativity.

Let us take away the hassle of finding an architect, crew and design team for you to enjoy the home building process. Keep in mind, true custom homes projects can cost 1.5X per square foot for a standard plan. Factor this into your budget if you want a custom design.

Enjoy Your Dream Home

After you’ve braved the gauntlet, sit back, sip a mojito, and gaze at your dream home’s glory. It’s all worth it in the end, so enjoy the fruits of our labor. You will not only enjoy your dream home, but you will also enjoy making it!

Contact us today to learn more about our dream home process.