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Home Building Lots: Part V

Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Fire Protection: At the fire department, find out if the land is within a fire protection zone. The fire department may want a test or inspection showing if your proposed house location is close enough to a fire hydrant and the water pressure and flow available at that hydrant. If you will have a long driveway or a private road, find out what the requirements are for fire truck access and turn-around.

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Home Building Lots: Part II

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Before you buy, consider any of these factors that apply: * Survey: Is there an existing survey? Ask if the seller has one, or check with the County or City to see if there is one on file, if not for the individual property, then perhaps a neighborhood survey. In some jurisdictions, the lot corners must be marked before the land is sold, but you’ll want to see where the corners are earlier than that, before making your decision. * Reports: From the Planning Department, find out if you will need a geological hazard or engineer’s report. These are sometimes required for waterfront, steep slopes, slide zones, or other areas of natural hazard.

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