Location, Location, Location! This is one of the key things to consider when looking to build a new home. A great house starts with a great lot! Below are a couple tips to keep in mind when selecting your lot for your new home.
Think about what kind of house plan works for you
What comes first the house or the lot? Well this depends. Some home plans may not fit on the lot you want. So you need to keep in mind what kind of home plan you are looking to build. Is it a Rambler, Bi-level or 2-story? These are things to think about when it comes to your lot selection.
Set your priorities
Begin with the general area you want to be in. Think about access to work, schools, parks, and shopping. Friends or family nearby? Easy access to the interstate? Parks or “walkabaility” important to you? What kind of specials are there in the area you are looking at? Consider the areas outlook for growth, will they be building a school, new business etc. Consider these things and prioritize what is important to you and your lifestyle once you do this and narrow down an area you can start looking at what availability there is for lots.
This is important to think about. If easy access to your home is important, choose a lot closest to the entrance of your development. If you are considering a corner lot think of the pros and cons of having two streets on each side vs. an interior lot with only one street and homes on each side. Think about sun exposure when looking at lots. Consider visiting a few lots at different times of the day to get a good idea of the sun direction and where your preference lies.
When considering new home construction take some of these tips into account when selecting your lot. Our sales team at Thomsen Homes are happy to answer any questions you may have on lots and home plan options.