Buying Land to Build a New Home? Read This!

Are you thinking of becoming a landowner? If you’ve always wanted to buy some land so that you can build your own new home, you will want to read this first, to help you avoid some pitfalls along the way.

One of the benefits of buying land is that the prices drop as you move closer to the country. If you already enjoy a more rustic lifestyle, it’s a win-win situation to buy the land where you intend to build your own dwelling.

Building a home is not something to be taken lightly. If you haven’t had much time to check out the land you are considering purchasing, it’s a good idea to rent a home in the area first, as a kind of test drive.

One other caveat to be aware of: Craftsman may not be very interested in traveling far to do work at your new home’s location. You may have to pay a higher rate to compensate these experts for the extended travel time.

If you have any questions about buying land to build a new home, please feel free to contact Cary Amo of Sotheby’s International Realty. Cary, a residential Realtor based in Contra Costa County, has more than 20 years of experience in real estate. He is an excellent negotiator and will help you get the property of your dreams!

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