What is a Non-buildable lot?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Many Buyers are looking for land lately, and have had lots of calls for either home on acreage, or maybe a good lot, and the Buyers can build "down the road".

 

On occasion, you will see lots available, but says it is non-buildable at this time, and not sure when it will be.     Some of the lots in Larkspur for sale are on "streets" that are dirt, and not built out yet.   The City has to have the streets in so the fire trucks or emergency vehicles can get in and out of the area.   When the infrastructure is complete, then those lots can be built on.

 

 

Most lots do not have well/septic or even public water and sewer done.    When you buy a lot, you need to figure those fees into your budget.   Also, there will be a small water tap fee.    If thinking of building, this process has experienced a good-sized increase in pricing.   Lumber and other building supplies have really increased over the last few years.

 

Wondering how much an acre (or more) will cost you?

 

Vacant land for sale in Arapahoe County CO

Vacant land for sale in Douglas County CO

 

Sometimes looking at a resale and identifying what areas of the home need updating may be less expensive than building a home from the ground up.

 

Let me know if you have any questions on acreage.   720-231-6373

 

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Rainmaker
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Bruce Hicks
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One year, I sold a "Landlocked" property, no access to the street, but after survey and clearing of brush, Joan Cox we found that the boundary touched another street with 7 feet width, just enough for a driveway!

May 19, 2019 10:39 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Joan - maybe this is best for a person or couple with a long term horizon.

May 19, 2019 11:35 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Joan... great post. People often underestimate what it takes to build a home this way... both in terms of time and money.

May 19, 2019 11:59 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Joan. This is terrific and I hope it is featured. You lay it out well.

May 19, 2019 12:25 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Prospective lot purchasers need to be very careful and usually need professional advice before submitting a contract.

May 19, 2019 01:05 PM #5
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Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
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Sometimes, it really sounds good in our head but there are things we can't see and these are some of them in buying lots. 

May 19, 2019 06:30 PM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Joan Cox - There are many issues with the land. I have to give a lot of explanation as to all the charges and fees to build.  Many people don't realize what needs to be done to build. 

May 19, 2019 06:38 PM #7
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Here...adjacent to one that IS buildable for those who prefer room to roam 

May 19, 2019 07:59 PM #8
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Having someone like you to help navigate which lots can be built on is very important for someone that is looking for land to eventually build upon.

May 20, 2019 08:00 AM #9
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Bruce, sounds like your clients were lucky.

May 20, 2019 12:49 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Grant, I have had so many calls lately, and most buyers think it will be less expensive to build.

May 20, 2019 12:50 PM #11
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Nina, that is so right, as lumber costs have really increased.  It is much more expensive to build a brand new home now.

May 20, 2019 12:51 PM #12
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Thank you Sheila.

May 20, 2019 12:51 PM #13
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, I suggest the same, as they do need to get firm costs to evaluate the entire situation.

May 20, 2019 12:51 PM #14
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Leif, I agree, and some costs are left out in hopes that a buyer will proceed and Just not know, until it is too late.

May 20, 2019 12:52 PM #15
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Sheri, I have a buyer right now, having a custom home built, and there seems to be LOTS of unknowns the builder cannot answer.

May 20, 2019 12:52 PM #16
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Thanks Sally.

May 20, 2019 12:53 PM #17
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Joan Cox
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Brian, thank you!

May 20, 2019 12:53 PM #18
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