WHAT ARE IMPACT FEES?

WHAT ARE IMPACT FEES?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
WHAT ARE IMPACT FEES?
Wikipedia defines impact fees as “a fee that is imposed by a local government within the United States on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. Impact fees are considered to be a charge on new development to help fund and pay for the construction or needed expansion of offsite capital improvements. These fees are usually implemented to help reduce the economic burden on…

WATER & SEWER OR WELL & SEPTIC?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
WATER & SEWER OR WELL & SEPTIC?
Site work is one of those areas of building a house that no one ever talks about after it is done because it is out of sight and out of mind. If you are lucky and the lot that you bought already has water and sewer lines there waiting for you to hook up your plumbing lines to them, cross this cost off your list and congratulations! If not, then you will need to budget for water and sewer. If…

WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO PREPARE THE LAND FOR A NEW HOUSE?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO PREPARE THE LAND FOR A NEW HOUSE?
Once you purchase the perfect lot for your new house, there are a several additional requirements before you can start building on the land: You will need a land survey. The land survey defines the boundary lines of your property, and shows the elevations, as well as the location of any existing structures, utilities, easements, roadways and trees. The cost for a land survey will depend on the size of your lot, the amount of trees, and the number of…

BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT 101 BY ALL STATE HOMES

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT 101 BY ALL STATE HOMES
Building a new home on your own lot can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. On Your Lot customers decide where they want to live, affording them the opportunity to consider important factors such as schools, community, traffic, and more, ensuring them that their family will have ready access to the amenities that are important to their lifestyle. Choosing a builder with strong experience in the On Your Lot industry is the number one…

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A HOUSE ON YOUR OWN LOT?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A HOUSE ON YOUR OWN LOT?
Unlike buying an existing preowned or new construction house, where you can compare house prices by the cost per square foot, buying a house that has not been built yet requires answering a few more questions first: Floor plan:  How much of the house will be heated and how much will be unheated (garage or porches)? Will it be one story or two? How many bathrooms and bedrooms? Fireplace? Materials:  Will the exterior walls be wood, Hardie board, brick or concrete? Will…