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3 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN SELECTING A HOMESITE

April 1, 2020

3 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN SELECTING A HOMESITE

When it comes to building a new home, one of the most important parts is selecting the location. First, you’ll need to decide which neighborhood is right for you. Then, it’s time to pick a homesite, or lot, to build your new home on. While the concept is relatively simple, it can be much easier said than done. From the proximity of places you frequent to the position of the lot, finding a homesite can be a stressful experience. To make it a little easier, we’ve put together a list of questions to keep in mind while selecting a homesite to build your new home on.

#1: WHAT PART OF TOWN DO I WANT TO LIVE IN?

“Location, location, location!”

Sound familiar? Chances are you’ve heard that before! There’s a good reason realtors spout “location, location, location.” The location of your home plays an important role when selecting your homesite. Not only does it dictate how long of a commute you’ll have to work, but it also impacts the potential resale value of your home.

Things to consider include:

  • How far you’re willing to spend driving to and from work
  • How easy or difficult it is to access major roadways
  • Your proximity to nearby shopping, dining, and recreation
  • The distance from family and friends
  • Which school district the homesite is located in

#2: WHAT KIND OF ELEVATION DO I WANT MY HOMESITE TO HAVE?

A homesite’s elevation will determine whether or not your new home can accommodate a basement walkout, deck, or patio. Knowing which, if any, of these features you prefer will be helpful when viewing homesites. If you’ve been dreaming of a home with a deck and basement walkout, you’ll want to select a homesite with the correct elevation to make it happen.

#3: HOW BIG OF A HOMESITE DO I WANT?

Not only does the size of your lot determine the size of your new home, but it also determines how much maintenance will be required to manage it. The bigger the lot, the more upkeep it will require. In addition to the time and money required for homesite maintenance, you’ll also need to think about the lot’s proximity to potential neighbors.

Working with a builder like Nilson Homes can make picking out a homesite a lot easier. With many amazing communities to choose from, finding the best homesite for your new home is a breeze! Contact our team to learn more about our available homesites and building process.

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