Buying Land to Build Your Home

It’s every home buyers dream. Instead struggling to find the perfect home at the perfect location and ultimately settling, you buy land where you want to live and build your dream home to your exact specifications. But before you purchase a piece of land with the intention of building a home, we can help you get the answers to these questions.

What are the zoning requirements?

Check with the local municipality to find out if there are any zoning ordinances that might prevent you from building the home you want. Also, ask about future zoning or plans for development. For example, you probably don’t want to purchase land next to the future site of an airport.

Are water and sewer readily available?

If so, find out if you’ll be using well or community water. If not, find out how much it will cost to get it connected.

What is the cost and availability of gas, electric, phone and cable services?

We often take these things for granted as part of our daily routine, but this is critical if you plan to buy land to build a home.

Are there any natural hazards?

Obtain a natural hazard disclosure, look for soil problems and find out if the area is a known fire hazard. Any wetlands on the property, like a pond or stream, could affect your insurance.

Do you know a reliable builder or contractor?

There’s always a chance that you’ll hit a snag when you take on any home improvement project, even when you hire a trusted professional, whether you’re remodeling a bathroom or building an entire home from the ground up. Make sure your builder or contractor is qualified, insured, trustworthy and well-recommended.

Other factors to consider:

  • Land elevation/stability
  • Appraisals
  • Architectural plans
  • Permits
  • Cost to clear the lot

Ghattas Enterprises can help you find the right building lot for your dream home in Washington and Frederick County, MD. We know what questions to ask so you can make your purchase with confidence and peace of mind. Contact us so we can sit down and discuss your options.


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