An essential part of building a new home is acquiring the ideal homesite on which it is built. The land itself can have vastly different properties, such as the soil type, the slope, the sun exposure, and of course the location. When you build a house, you may need to purchase the land first. At Ameri-Star we are in constant search for land opportunities and can do most if not all of the leg work for you. Here are a few considerations to make when deciding specifically on your ideal homesite.
The first factor to consider is your budget. Because of the supply and demand for land costs in recent years have been on the rise. Another important component is the cost to improve the land, utilities, grading, clearing, and much more. You always want an accurate assessment prior to committing to purchase. Ameri-Star Homes provides extensive support and direction in this realm as well. Before you embark on the house building journey, make sure you allocate funds for both the land and the house itself. Ameri-Star Homes’ professional team can help you find a piece of land that fits your requirements and your budget.
Another consideration is the square footage of your new home. Keep in mind that one acre of land equals 43,560 square feet. Lots sizes and use are governed by local zoning laws. These laws determine the size of the home and setbacks from property lines and much more. Again, in advance of purchasing many factors need to be considered. Then you have to site the home for the ideal orientation to maximize the use and beauty of the property. This is an art and should be evaluated before purchasing. At Ameri-Star, we have an array of architectural designs to choose from. You can decide which best suits your needs and we can evaluate the homesite with you in advance to determine how it works on your potential lot. In doing so you’ll look at outdoor living plans, pools, driveway configurations and more. It’s a wonderful part of the process and Ameri-Star Homes works with you every step of the way.
When deciding how large your ideal homesite should be, you will want to know what you want to use the land for. Do you want it purely for residential or recreational enjoyment? Do you have specific plans, such as hunting, fishing, farming, or keeping horses, and does the zoning for the property permit for these activities? Is there room for future expansion such as building outbuildings or additions? All of these questions and more should be evaluated in advance and can fairly easily be determined. Ameri-Star Homes will assist all along the way.
Keep the future in mind when looking for land. If you are looking for a new home for your retirement years, you might not want a vast piece of land that you will have to maintain. Buying land could be a balance between gaining what you want and what you can manage.
Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes.
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