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Determining Your New Homesite
Most customers that are commencing the new home building process are not aware of all of the intricacies involved in selecting a homesite. After setting aside the important issue of price, forethought needs to be made for what city to build in, where to build within the city, and noteworthy building restrictions, such as minimum square feet. While site costs, grade of lot, location of lot in subdivision, and the location of the home on the lot are very important issues, I'm going to outline some of the more broad issues in determining your new homesite.
One of the first questions that I ask my customers is what geographic area, and more specifically, what city that the family wants to live in. Examination of the school system and demographics of the community, such as median age, median household size, and median household income are important to scrutinize. The local Chamber of Commerce is typically the best source to obtain accurate and up-to-date information on these items.
After the city is chosen, it is important to determine where you want to live within the city. Proximity to immediate family, distance to work, and access to highways, trains, or bus depot typically set ... more
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