Buying Land for construction is one of the first steps in home building. In this article I would like to give you some ideas on how to locate the land you need.
Buying Land for Construction
If this is your first home building experience you need to take some time to think about what type of land you would like to build your new home on. Do you want your land in a rural setting or do you want to be close to all the amenities that the city offers.
Land close to the city is more expensive and harder to come by than rural property. This leaves you with some important choices. When we built our last home we wanted to be as close to a major city as possible for work, and still get the best land price we could at the same time.
What I would suggest is taking the time to explore the area you are interested in thoroughly. If you want maximum appreciation of your property you should start looking for land in the direction of growth.
Cities and Towns grow along major traffic arteries such as interstates, or state highways. This is a great place to start your search for available land. Get in your car and explore the areas that appeal to you. Take a camera, and take pictures of the land that you are interested in. Make notes that you can review later, so you can make an intelligent decision.
A good realtor can help you speed up the process. Choose a realtor that specializes in land in your area. I have included a realty services below that can help you find a realtor in your area.
Below you will also find the most extensive database of available land that I have ever seen. This can help you speed up your land search also.
One last piece of advice. Once you have narrowed down your search to three or four pieces of land take the time to check out the traffic patterns during rush hour. We actually drove to and from or land during morning, and evening rush to make sure the traffic was acceptable before we bought it. Of course this only applies to those of you that live near a Metro area.