HERE’S HOW TO BUILD ON YOUR OWN LAND IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A HOME OF YOUR OWN LAND, BUT YOU’RE NOT SURE HOW TO GO ABOUT BUYING LAND?
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer hoping to take the next steps for you and your family or you’re an existing homeowner looking for a property that better fits your lifestyle and needs, building your own home is a great way to make sure you get what you want.
Before you can begin construction on your new dream home, you need to acquire land. So how do you go about finding and purchasing the right property for you and your family? Where do you begin? Is there a professional who can simply take responsibility for the entire project? Should you form a team for the project, and if so, which professionals do you need and how do you select them? How do you get what I want on time and on budget, and is that even possible?
All such questions and concerns are normal and valid. How will you make these decisions? Do you have a clear strategy for making them, or will you rely on gut feelings or instincts? Read on as we walk you through the process of finding and purchasing land in Great Falls to build your dream home on.
There aren’t many things more satisfying than having the freedom to build and design a brand-new home on your very own plot of land. But the process can also be filled with uncertainties and anxieties for homeowners. Many are overwhelmed just thinking about the process. In this post, we answer more of the most commonly asked questions about building on your own land, and show you how we take the guesswork out of the process.
CAN MY BUILDER HELP US FIND LAND FOR SALE IN GREAT FALLS?
Don’t worry if you don’t have land yet. Many of our customers did not own land before they came to us. In each of our building areas, we have valuable relationships with the real estate community which will be happy to help you find the perfect lot for your home.
For more answers to commonly asked questions about building on your own lot, download the free eBook below. In it we answer all of the above questions, and more. We can take the guesswork out of building the home you are dreaming of, and ensure that your home-building process is an enjoyable one.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING LAND
When it comes to buying land — and real estate in general — nothing is more important than location. Finding the right property with the right surroundings, amenities, schools, neighborhood(s), etc. is essential. You want to find a spot that you’ll love, that ticks all your boxes, and which you and your family can grow into.
While the location is important, there are several factors to consider when finding land for a new home. For example:
- How much does the property cost?
- Will you finance or pay cash?
- How will it affect your overall budget?
- Is the land level?
- Are the utilities already in place?
- How much does an acre of land cost in Great Falls?
- Where is land the cheapest in Great Falls?
- How much open land is in Great Falls?
These are just some of the factors that can play a major role when it comes to choosing a property, preparing your land, and building your new home.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE PURCHASING LAND
Buying land for your new home is an exciting endeavor. As with any big decision, it is important to take a moment to determine what your wants and needs are. Some preparation is necessary to find the right piece of property.
It’s a good idea to make a checklist before you make an offer on a piece of land, such as the following items:
- If you’re considering moving to a new area, check out the livability of the region.
- Select a home builder who will assist in the evaluation of your land.
- Establish your financing options and determine your budget.
- Contact your local building department to make sure the land is appropriately zoned and buildable.
HOW TO FIND LAND FOR SALE IN GREAT FALLS
When you have decided to build your home, rely on the experts for advice. We can help direct you in selecting land that’s suitable for the home you want to build and can help connect you with the right resources to find the perfect property for your new home. During your free Idea Session, our team of experts will help develop your vision by discussing items like community preferences, desired budget, and your dream home.
Looking online is a great place to find out what’s out there and filter your searches based on things like acreage, neighborhoods, and other important factors.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAND
It can be tempting to rush through the process of choosing land because selecting a floor plan and starting construction is so exciting. But it’s important to make sure you build your dream home on the right land or property.
In addition to consulting your own personal and unique preferences, consider whether your land meets the following criteria:
- Is it buildable?
- Is it easily accessible?
- Are utilities already in place, or would they need to be added?
- Does it meet all the necessary zoning requirements?
HOW TO BUY LAND AND BUILD A HOUSE IN GREAT FALLS
Assemble a team of experts to help you with your plans for a custom home. Working with a capable team makes your project less stressful and more successful. Your team of experts can also help you avoid costly mistakes.
Great Falls Construction has been building custom homes and remodeling luxury homes since 1978. Great Falls Construction is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in Beach Mill Hill and all Great Falls, Vienna and McLean. The GFC design team will work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.
Great Falls Construction understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and GFC builds it, on time, and on budget.
READY TO BUILD THE HOME YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED? NEED HELP FINDING GREAT FALLS PROPERTY TO BUILD ON?
We believe that our clients shouldn’t have to sacrifice their time, relationships, budgets, or sanity to arrive at their dream home, and we’ve got the knowledge, experience, and dedication to ensure that they not only achieve their dreams, but love the process, as well.
If you need help finding and purchasing land, we’re here to help! Schedule your free Idea Session to discuss your needs today. Our design team is ready to help you identify your space needs, design preferences, and personal touches to create your perfect plan. Together we will establish the scope and budget for your project.