a Residential Lot
for your new home is a very involved process. You might want to get right
down to selecting a set of house plans but don't get into a hurry. It
is almost a ccertianty that the design of your new home will be somewhat
determined by the lot you choose. This is why it makes sense to select
the lot for your new home first, before you start the design process.
lot you select for your new home should compliment your lifestyle or social
habits. It should also reflect your financial situation.
the length of commute from your new lot to your place of work. What is
the maximum distance that you are willing to drive to get to work? The
location of schools, shopping and emergency services may also be important
in deciding where to build your new home.
of Building Lots
are several different types of building lots and choosing oneis simply
a matter of personal preference, finances,and your lifestyle.
lots are of course those within a town, city or manicupality. An urban
lot can often cost more then one in the suburbs or acreage. Here in southern
British Columbia a lot can easily cost you $50000 especially in a major
should be aware of services such as water, sewer, gas and hydro. Knowing
where these services come into the lot is essential for determinng the
cost to bring these services into your new home.
is important for you to know if there are and building restrictions or
requirements that need to be followed. It is better to know before you
get into the planning and design process.
alternative to the urban lot would be to get a lot in the suburbs. The
main difference between the two would bethat a suburban lot is usually
more private and larger then an urban lot.
on where you live the cost will vary in comparision to an urban lot. In
Kamloops BC a lot in the city is comparible in price with a suburban lot
considerably larger in size.
lots in the suburbs are able to hook up to city sewer and water but not
always. Additional cost can be added to have a well built and a septic
system installed. A septic system will require that you perform perculation
test on the soil to determinAe the drainage capability.
suburban lot will almost definatley mean a long commute to work and shopping.
Most people find this a worth while trade off for the added privacy a
lot in the suburbs can provide.
third alternative would be acreage. A plot of land 1 acre or larger gives
you the freedom to build your home where you want plus you have room to
build different outbuildings auch as a shop or storage sheds.
building on acreage it is almost a certainty that you will have to install
a septic system and a well. This added cost needs to be factored in when
determining overall building costs. If you plan to build your home more
than 40 or 50 meters from the hydro service then the installation of hydro
poles will also need to be considered.
on your needs one of these 3 types of lots will be chosen. The main factor
that will determine the lot that you get is price. Obviously you can't
get a lot that is outside of your financial capabilities.
you have determined which lot you want to build your new house on it is
simply a matter of arriving at a deal with the property owner. With the
lot purchasedyour existing home can be put on the market and you can start
the process of designing your new home.
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