Tips For Buying Bare Land For Building A Family Home

7 March 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


Shopping for a piece of bare land to build your next home is always a trying time. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to ensure that you purchase a piece of land that you can successfully build your new house on and that your family can call home for many generations.

Follow these tips to find just the right piece of land to meet your needs:

Tip: View Locations in Various Seasons 

If you have a couple of different locations where you are considering for your move, then you should visit each of them in various seasons. Visiting each season gives you a better understanding about the property and the neighborhood. For example, visiting in the fall allows you to see the area without leaves so you will see things that are hidden during the summer. Visiting in the spring will alert you to a potential problem with seasonal allergies. And visiting in the winter and summer allow you to see the property when it is a hot or as cold as it will be. 

Tip: Ensure that the Land is Legally Buildable

If you have never purchased land before, then you might be surprised to learn that not all parcels are legally buildable. State and county zoning rules may designate a piece of land must remain farmland or forested with natural plants. The parcel might be protected wetlands where building is strictly prohibited. Additionally, even if you are allowed to build a home on a piece of land, there may be restrictions on the size of a home that you can build. The last thing you want to do is purchase a big chunk of land only to find out that you can only build a small cabin on it. 

Tip: Consider Buying Additional Land for the Sake of Your Long-Term Privacy

If you have the option to purchase a large parcel or multiple parcels of land to build your home, then it is always advisable to purchase as much land as you can afford. Having some extra land around your home ensures your long-term privacy by preventing other people from building a home too close to yours.

Tip: Enlist the Services of a Real Estate Agent Who Frequently Sells Bare Land 

Finally, it is vital that you enlist the help of a realtor who specializes in bare land sales to help lead you through the purchase process. Real estate agents who have experience buying and selling undeveloped parcels of land are always the best people to help you with this type of purchase. To learn more, contact a company like Sweger Development.