What to Consider Before Buying Land to Build Your Custom Home – Part 2

Home builders in Vancouver WA know that there are several things you may want to consider before buying land for your custom home.

In part two of this three-part series, Tuscany Homes discusses utilities, resource rights, and zoning/restrictions.

How will you get utilities? This won’t be much of a problem if you’re building your home smack dab in the middle of metropolis, but it might be problematic if you’re building in the boonies.

Before giving the bank your John Hancock, know where you’re getting, or how you’re getting rid of, the following:

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Phone
  • Internet service

Does the land come with any resource rights? Again, this may not affect a piece of land within the city, but it could be a big issue if you’re buying a rural piece of property.

Natural resource rights include:

  • Water
  • Mineral
  • Timber
  • Access

Basically, even though you own the property someone else owns the rights to the aforementioned resources. They can come and take them at any time or dictate how you use your property.

How is your property zoned? Are there any restrictions? It’s wise to know if your land is zoned solely for residential or for both residential and commercial.

Also, some neighborhoods have “covenants, codes, and restrictions” also known as CCRs. CCRs may adversely affect how you can build your custom home.

To read part one of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

Tuscany Homes is one of the best home builders in Vancouver WA. To contact them, click here.