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WHAT NOT TO OVERLOOK WHILE BUILDING ON YOUR LOT

craig calhoun - Tuesday, May 09, 2017
WHAT NOT TO OVERLOOK WHILE BUILDING ON YOUR LOT

You’ve weighed pros and cons of buying or building a home, saved money bit by bit, and toured the length and breadth of the city in search of that perfect lot. Nothing can be more rewarding than watching your home take shape from the ground up. Before you embark on this incredible journey, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

1. Nature of the Lot

Sometimes a parcel of land may need a lot of work before you can start construction. There may be certain topographical features, such as a slope, which may not be detected by a layperson but which may hinder construction later on. Then, there is the soil type to consider. Whether you are building your home downtown or in asuburb, soil quality represents an important engineering decision in the building process. If the ground is unstable, the structure may eventually crack or sink, and even fall. All State Home experts can guide you through the entire process and help you make the right choices.

2. If Your Floor Plan Is Suitable for Your Lot

Your lot and your floor plan should both be compatible because not all kinds of floor plans are appropriate for all types of lots. Your floor plan should be able to fully leverage the unique topography of the parcel of land you have chosen. An All State Home expert will be able to tell you if that site is suitable for the floor plan that you have in mind.Sometimes, people prefer to build their dream homes in remote locations with spectacular surroundings. But you cannot just select a hilltop lot just because it offers an expansive view of the lush valley below. You will have to consult a build-on-your-lot expert first to know if it is at all feasible to build a home on that particular plot.

3. Your Budget

The size and scope of your floor plan will directly affect the construction costs. Before zeroing in on a plan, make sure you have the required funds to translate it into reality.With our expertise in on-your-lot-construction, here at All State Homes, we will show you the ways to save costs so that you can have more space on a limited budget. For example, we can guide you in choosing more affordable options in flooring so that the money saved can be utilized for acquiring a little more floor space. Sometimes, homebuyers end up overspending on items they would not use frequently. Instead, focus on your present needs. As far as features and amenities are concerned, you can add them to your master plan eventually, perhaps when you have the means for doing those upgrades. But at present, choose a floor and décor plan that will not make you feel ‘financially strained’. A qualified builder like All State Homes can show you the ways to break the ground without breaking your bank.

Even if you do not own a lot but nurture the dream of building your home on your land, we can help you find the perfect lot. Get in touch with us. With our expertise in the areas of on-your-lot homes, we can assist you with the evaluation of your floor plan and its compatibility with the site. Contact us here for more information.



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