You’ve found the ideal neighborhood and are ready to break ground on your custom home. Great! Now, you’re ready to find the ideal location. Choosing the perfect lot for your custom-built home can be a lot of fun. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when shopping for the site of your luxury dream home.   

Location. Location. Location

  • It seems that all roads lead to the location in real estate. When choosing the perfect lot for you and your family, consider the following:
  • The noise level. A lot closer to the entrance may have more traffic noise, but may have better access in and out of the neighborhood.
  • Cul-de-sacs may offer safety for families with small children. But, their design makes snow removal difficult. Also, their wedge-shaped lots have narrow front yards. Corner lots have traffic on two sides. They are typically larger which require more landscaping and maintenance.
  • Is it close to neighborhood amenities? You may want to be within walking distance, or prefer the quiet of being further away.

Site Features

Lots can vary drastically in some planned neighborhoods. Do you want trees or no trees on the lot? Is the lot flat, or elevated? Elevated lots can affect the location of the driveway. When choosing the perfect lot for your new home, walk the lots you are interested in with your designer and builder to identify beneficial elements and troublesome details.

Lot Position

When choosing the perfect lot for your dream home, you may want to consider which direction do you want your house to face. Do you love natural light to pour in the windows and outdoor spaces? Or, do you prefer more natural shade trees? Also, consider the location of your driveway and walkways. Depending on the direction they face, they may take longer for snow and ice to melt. Read more about house orientation here

Will the House Fit

If your heart is set on a specific plan, you may want to make sure that you choose the perfect lot for your house design. For example, if you are determined to have a side load garage, you may have to look at lots that fit your home.

Walk the Lot

Once you’ve chosen a potential lot or lots, walk them! Bring friends or family members with you. If you already have a builder, walk it with them as well before settling on the site. Another set of eyes is always helpful.

Check Out the Neighbors

Are there houses already built near the lot you are considering? Check out the neighbors. If you have children, a street with children of the same or similar age may be enticing to you. Or, you might crave a bit quieter section of the planned community.

Choosing the Perfect Lot

Choosing the perfect lot for your custom home should be an exciting process. The good news is, you don’t have to know everything when it comes to choosing the perfect lot. You can rely on others to help you and build your luxury dream home.

Are you ready to take the next step and elevate your lifestyle? Start building your dream home with one of our eight exclusive new home builders. Scissortail is a master-planned community designed for luxury living with resort-style amenities. We invite you to visit one of our luxury homes for sale or build your dream home on one of our available lots. Dream it. Build it. Live it at Scissortail.

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