When it comes to custom home designs, location is crucial and if you are opting to build on a lot, choosing the right building site can be a daunting task. And while knowing the guidelines for how to pick a location can be a great place to start, seeking the advice of an expert builder will make an incredible impact. With intimate and extensive knowledge of the surrounding communities, a home builder understands the market you’re looking in and will know what things to search for when scouting a location. Keep reading for tips on choosing the right building site.

How to know what you want:

If you plan to build on a lot, the location search is the beginning of when you need to ask yourself questions about the factors in your new home that are most important to you. To determine whether your custom house will fulfill your needs, consider the following questions:

  • What type of neighborhood are you looking for? Do you want to be in a quieter suburban community? Or are you looking for a bustling city life? What kind of lifestyle would you like to maintain? Do you want to have a garden and outdoor space for pets? What do you want the surrounding area to look like in the future and does the future of this space align with your future goals?
  • Is schooling important? Do you have young children with a school system to worry about? What are the schools like? Will you be able to drive your kids or does a bus route pass by the area?
  • What would your work commute look like? Do you plan to work from home or commute to work? Are you close to public transportation or a shorter driving route?
  • Is the location accessible? Is living near family or friends important to you? Will this location bring you closer or farther from family? How close is the lot to hospitals, airports, major roads or grocery stores. Is proximity to these services important to you?

Choosing the right option:

Once you understand what your needs are, choosing the best place for those needs can be another hurdle to jump. If you are going to build on a lot, there are also other factors to think about to help you narrow down your choices. Important details to consider when planning to build on a lot are zoning regulations, with rules such as height and street distance. Geographical features are also important to consider such as if the lot has a slope or is prone to more extreme weather. Infrastructure is a consideration to understand access to water supplies and sewer lines. This is crucial when planning to build on a lot.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help:

Again, it’s important to do your due diligence when searching for the perfect location but it doesn’t have to be a solo undertaking. Finding a home builder you trust will markedly help you

through the process of building on a lot. Choosing a location and a home builder can also be a great way to factor in more exciting elements of a custom home build such as design. Choosing how you want to position your home, or the layout can be important elements to discuss with your builder that can be affected by location.

Metro Building and Remodeling Group (MBRG) will collaborate with you throughout the entire process. Our goal is to build exactly what you want, where you want; from design to building and conclusion. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today and let’s begin constructing your idea together!