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Choosing the Perfect Location for your New Custom Home

It’s been said time and time again – location is everything – and it’s true. When choosing to build a new custom home you have options that people who buy used homes don’t have. You get to choose the location of your new home. When choosing a location there are many things to consider — cost of the property, property taxes, school district, how conveniently located the location is to work, how close it is to shopping, dining and recreation, and the list goes on. It’s a personal choice and what is right for one family is not going to be right for another.

You want to choose the location of your home based on your current lifestyle. If you’re part of the corporate world you’ll want to reduce your commute as much as possible. You’ll also probably want to live in a community that you can relate to. If you’re part of the corporate 9-5 you probably don’t want to search for property in the warehouse district surrounded by musicians and artists. You’ll probably feel more at home in the suburbs where you can spread out a little.

The above examples are based on career opportunities but what about family? It might be necessary to live closer to aging relatives or you may want to live in a school district that is best suited for your children.

There are so many things to think about when finding the right location for your home and those are the personal choices, the decisions only you can make. Before you can choose a floor plan you need to know where you’re going to put the house and that can get tricky because there are so many considerations simply with choosing the floor plan. How will the home look on the lot? Is there a way to position the home so you get the best views? What about permitting and easements? All of these things will need to be addressed before you can even think about digging a hole. That’s why it’s important to choose a builder who can guide you through all these considerations.

So you’ll need to choose a quality builder but that isn’t enough either. Where do they build? Most builders build in specific developments but what if you want to live someplace else, will they build there?  You have many choices in the neighborhoods and communities where builders are currently building, but they can be limited so check with your builder.

At Custom One Homes we provide a handy checklist so you can evaluate the lot to the type of home you want to build. Not all home floor plans will work on all lots so it’s important to take the time to make sure your site is suited to your home plan.

location checklist for new home owners

Right click on the image above and save it to your computer so you can print it out and fill it out. Bring it with you when you meet your builder so they can get a better sense of what you are looking for. If you need help finding a location to build your new dream home please call Jeremiah to get started.

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