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Home Building Lots: Part VII

Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Design: It is usually not practical to settle on a house design without having a specific piece of land in mind, since a house is best designed to fit the lot. This is the problem with stock plans. The house should fit the contours of the land and be oriented correctly to the sun, wind and views. What you can do is to consult a home designer. With knowledge of the site, the restrictions, your own needs and desires, and your budget, a designer can tell you what size and quality house would be within your means on that particular lot.

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Home Building Lots: Part VI

Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Title Report: Ask the realtor or seller for the name of the title company the seller has chosen. Then ask the title company for a preliminary title report before buying the land. A title report is a listing of all recorded documents found by the title company to apply to the land in question. Once you have the report, you can ask for copies of all documents listed, which may include deeds, easements, licenses, liens, property tax information, and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s).

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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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