How to Pick a Lot to Build a House
January 12, 2015
Choosing the plot of land where you’re going to build your dream home is an incredibly important part of the custom building process. You need to find a location that is beautiful, ideally located, and possible to build upon. At Sekas Homes, we can help you ensure the place you want to build is suited for residential construction before you make a purchase.
Contact us today by filling out the form to the right or calling 703-594-7449 to learn more about lot selection in Northern Virginia!
Benefits of Lot Selection Assistance
The foundation of every great home is in place long before the cement is poured—that’s why lot selection is so important. However, finding a lot is more than just finding the perfect location for your home; there are zoning and building regulations that need to be followed, demolition requirements, percolation tests and more. That’s why getting help with your lot selection is vital. Some of the benefits of lot selection assistance include finding or understanding:
Beautiful scenery and area â Of course, one of the top priorities when it comes to lot selection is finding an area that is beautiful, safe and in the right location for you and your family. When you work with Sekas Homes, we’ll take all of these considerations in mind as we help you select an ideal lot for your custom home—one that will complement the home design we’re creating for you.
Suitability â Purchasing a lot is a huge investment, and you don’t want to throw your money away on a lot you can’t build the home of your dreams on. Before you spend the money on a lot that’s beautiful, let Sekas Homes help you determine its suitability. This would include assessing building regulations, zoning laws, sewer and water lines, demolition and clearing costs, and more. The suitability of the lot is one of the most important determining factors during lot selection because certain building regulations and restrictions dictate the number of bedrooms and bathrooms a home can have, the number of floors allowed, whether or not there can be a basement and other constraints. Sekas Homes can help you by ensuring the lot you choose can accommodate the home you plan on building.
Percolation and other land testing â Related to the suitability of the lot, land testing, such as percolation tests, are essential to lot selection because some land types cannot be built upon. When you work with Sekas Homes to build your custom house, our experienced staff will perform all land tests necessary to ensure the lot is suitable for building.
Affordability â Anytime you make a big investment in your future like purchasing a lot for your home, you want to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. That’s why Sekas Homes will put their decades of experience to work for you to help you find the perfect lot at the right price. We understand the value of a good plot of land and know when you’re getting a fair price for your acres. Our years of experience and good reputation have helped us gain the trust of the community. Many sellers chose to sell their homes directly to Sekas Homes instead of going to market so we often have access to lots that never get listed.
When you’re looking for a premier custom home builder to help you during your lot selection in Northern Virginia, contact award-winning Sekas Homes.