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Lot 14.2 Wiccopee Road Putnam Valley $169,000 6.0096 Acres

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT 30SA0872839 

Lot 14.2 Wiccopee Road Putnam Valley
$169,000 6.0096 Acres

This is a property listing for a plot of land. If you're considering purchasing this
lot and want to clear it to build a home, here's how you can proceed:

Steps to Clear Land for Building a Home on Lot 14.2 Wiccopee Road, Putnam Valley

  1. Initial Research and Evaluation

    • Visit the Property: Walk the land to assess the terrain, vegetation, and any obstacles.
    • Check Zoning Laws: Verify the zoning regulations in Putnam Valley to ensure that residential construction is permitted.
    • Soil Testing: Conduct soil tests to determine suitability for building and septic system installation.
  2. Survey and Planning

    • Hire a Surveyor: Get a professional survey to mark property boundaries and identify any easements or protected areas.
    • Site Plan: Create a site plan detailing the proposed location of the house, driveway, utilities, and any other structures.
  3. Permits and Approvals

    • Building Permits: Apply for necessary building permits from the local planning department.
    • Environmental Permits: Obtain any required environmental permits, especially if the land has wetlands or other sensitive areas.
  4. Utility Checks

    • Utility Lines: Contact local utility companies to locate and mark underground lines (e.g., water, gas, electricity).
  5. Clearing the Land

    • Tree and Brush Removal: Use chainsaws for smaller trees and hire professionals for large trees. Remove brush with a brush cutter or bulldozer.
    • Stump Removal: Rent a stump grinder or hire a service to remove tree stumps.
    • Rock Removal: Clear large rocks using heavy machinery like excavators.
  6. Grading and Leveling

    • Hire Professionals: Use a professional grading service to level the land. This ensures proper drainage and a solid foundation for the home.
    • Erosion Control: Install erosion control measures to prevent soil erosion during construction.
  7. Utility Installation

    • Temporary Utilities: Set up temporary water, electricity, and sanitation facilities for construction use.
  8. Final Site Preparation

    • Debris Cleanup: Clear any remaining debris from the site.
    • Inspection: Conduct a final inspection to ensure the site is ready for construction.

Additional Tips

  • Budgeting: Plan for expenses related to land clearing, including permits, equipment rental, and labor costs.
  • Environmental Considerations: Be mindful of environmental regulations and strive to minimize impact on local wildlife and vegetation.
  • Hire Experts: Consider hiring a land clearing company or a construction manager to oversee the process if you're not experienced in land clearing.

By following these steps, you can efficiently prepare Lot 14.2 on Wiccopee Road for building your new home. If you need more specific advice or recommendations for local contractors and services in Putnam Valley, feel free to ask!

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a successful transaction and a very productive spring.

May 20, 2024 08:11 AM
Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker

Thank you,

Tom S

May 20, 2024 09:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Sounds like the perfect place for someone to build their dream home. Best wishes for a sale soon Thomas!


May 24, 2024 10:51 AM
Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker

Thank you

Tom S

May 25, 2024 08:33 AM