How to Choose a Lot for Your New Home

For those considering building their next home, you may be wondering how to choose the right lot for your new home.

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How to Choose a Lot for Your New Home

Posted by MARK Z. on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 8:38am.

For those considering building their next home, you may be wondering how to choose the right lot for your new home. There are some factors to consider that will help you determine the best location. After you’ve narrowed down the area you’d like, you want to look at the soil and the water table before building a home. Here is a guide on choosing the right lot for your home.

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Soil

Soil is actually one of the most crucial elements to where you build your home. Some people have experienced their home with cracks on the wall or their porch separating from their house, only to later find out their builder chose soil that swells in the summertime. The soil is where the foundation of the house will sit so a new builder needs to research the soil they are building on. Soil also affects the drainage in the area.

Water Table

A water table means at what level the water will tend to sit. People really need to be aware of this element when they are building because it can affect your septic system as well as the floor plan. For the septic system, you can’t place it in a spot without knowing the water table and the water table affects the way the builder will be installing it.

Choosing the right area of town

Along with the very important elements of choosing the right soil and water table when you choose a lot for your home, you’ll want to consider the location of the lot. Is it in a neighborhood that meets your family’s needs? Is it in a school district you want to send your kids? Find out if the neighborhood is quiet or active, is mostly secluded or is in the middle of a business district with plenty of weekend activities.

These are a few tips on choosing the lot for your next home.

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