If you’re in the position of searching for land for your Asheville custom home design, congratulations, because that is quite an exciting first step! Even still, there are several things that every buyer needs to know before choosing a property for their dream home.
In all likelihood, you will probably want to be able to use electricity
in your home. When looking for land to build on, it is important to
keep in mind whether or not you would like to be connected to the power-grid or otherwise arrange to be on your own off-grid solar or wind-powered system. It is also worth noting that you can also utilize solar energy while still being connected to the power-grid system.
In order to determine whether or not your intended property has electrical grid access, you will want to examine the deed and follow up with the local county office for any questions regarding the property.
If you plan to go completely off-grid, you should be able to do this on almost any property (assuming there is enough land/space). However, be prepared to pay significantly more for such a setup.
Water and Sewage
Similar to inquiring about electrical grid access, you will also want to inspect the property deed to determine whether or not you will have access to the local municipal water supply. If this is not an option for the property, you can consider septic arrangements and a well.
Costs between installing a septic system or connecting to your local municipality can be more or less the same, with variations present depending on the location and property type. The same can be more or less true when comparing a well to water connection on-the-grid. Keep in mind, however, long-term costs of having a water bill versus having a well that will require occasional maintenance.
When considering your options here, make sure that you understand what your intended property will allow you to do, and choose the option that makes the most sense for you.
You may not have had soil on your mind when considering your home build options. However, certain types of terrains and soil can actually prevent the option of putting a basement in your home due to the shallowness of the soil.
Make sure that you check with a home builder regarding the soil on your prospective property before purchasing.
Another thing to consider when pursuing land to build on is its accessibility to roads. If it isn’t connected to a road already, chances are your water and electricity options are limited, and your internet accessibility may be as well.
You will also want to consider the cost factor of building a road, if necessary, for your intended property.
Let Brock Builders Help
Brock Builders are here to help you in planning your custom home design and ensuring that you find the right property to suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to speak with one of our specialists today!