So we have decided on what route to go in regards to the build. Either the self build or custom build, or the development build route. Now what!? Well one of the most important decisions on your’s or any other real estate transaction will be LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Buying a vacant lot is an important and complex decision, just like any real estate purchase. Before shopping for a piece of land, you should develop a general idea of where you’d like to make a purchase. You can go for an exploratory drive and use online resources such as markb.scexit.com to help you. Since your buying land to build a house you’ll likely want to consider things like access to schools, your job, grocery shopping and restaurants. Your professional real estate agent can handle the things that can possibly give you some concerns, like title insurance (an option), town or city water lines, septic or city sewer and any and all other details. A survey is a very important aspect of purchasing land, It’s possible you won’t need a survey done on land you’re interested in buying. The land could have been recently surveyed, and with a little legwork you should be able to find out if and when a survey’s been done. If you have found your dream home with a development builder, most of the time you will land yourself in what’s called a subdivision. The land in a subdivision likely already has some restrictions placed upon it that you’ll want to know about before buying. Most subdivisions will have what’s called a Homeowner’s Association or HOA, Homeowner’s associations command membership fees, I have seen HOA fee’s as small as 50$ per year up to 600$ per year. They also set the rules for behavior and decorum in the area such as cutting your grass, where you can park your car, and storage on your property such as boats or trailers. The nice thing about HOA’s is in reality it’s there to keep your home value steady. Check out Homes for Sale in my Subdivision! Eagle Pointe, Chapin! Be ready to apply for permits, permits and more permits as construction progresses. Now, once again if you choose the development build route the builder will take care of this for you, If you plan on a self build or custom build most of this will fall onto you! Need to drill a well on the property for water? You’ll need a permit. Need to install a septic system for sewage maintenance? You’ll need a permit. The construction process is laden with permit requirements, from plumbing to electrical work, on the bright side, at the end of the day, all that paperwork will guarantee a solid, completely legal investment. But first, you need to find that perfect plot of land — time to call me to get out there and start looking! Text "markb" to 803-753-4961! Check out the App! Chapin, Irmo, Columbia, Lexington, Blythewood Homes for Sale Mark Baatz, Real Estate Agent with Exit Midlands Realty. If you would like information about buying land for your dream home, call me direct at 803-354-6821
Author:Mark Baatz Phone: 803-354-6821 Dated: January 26th 2014 Views: 1,307 About Mark: Mark Baatz has real estate in his blood. His mother was a successful agent for 25 years, and taught ...
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