7 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying Land For Your New Home

7 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying Land For Your New Home

When you find land for your new home construction, you already know to get some basic answers, such as how big the parcel is, where it’s located, and how much it costs. But before you put your money down, find out if the land is truly something that will meet your current and future needs by asking the following additional questions:

  1. Is the lot suitable and construction ready with the type and size of structure you want? What are the setbacks? Are there any zoning restrictions or requirements you need to be aware of?
  2. How does the topography affect what you can build? Is it high enough from the surroundings so it doesn’t flood?
  3. How was the land previously used? Are any contaminants or junk on the property? Are there any environmental regulations that affect the property?
  4. Is the site accessible to water, power, natural gas, or sewer systems? If not, what’s involved in adding such systems?
  5. What kind of road access does the property have? Can the road support the equipment you need to build the home or do you have to build a special way? Will any surrounding road expansions affect your property?
  6. Does the seller have legal title? Are there any liens, easements, or rights of way that allow other entities access?
  7. What kinds of taxes are due on the property when the sale goes through and if you hold it for an extended period

You can avoid many problems by not relying on the seller’s agent to broker the deal. Their primary responsibility isn’t you. At Trafalgar Homes we have trusted partners that we work with that can help you to find the land you are looking for. Please contact us, or call 1.866.971.0239 to find out more about Trafalgar Homes and to discuss your options on selecting property for your new home build.