Finding land or a teardown property is the first step in building your REDEFINE Custom Home. REDEFINE is experienced in finding its Clients land. Our building process, in-house Real Estate Broker, and land evaluation team means that you can move quickly through a land transaction. See our FINDING LAND page.
LAND PROPERTIES THAT AFFECT BUILDING COST
Pay attention to the variables below that affect building costs during your search for a buildable lot:
- Proximity and cost of utilities: electricity, gas, cable, septic/sewer; water/well ...
- The cost and extent of site development: slope, soil, clearing; access ...
- Additional design features: driveways; retaining walls, landscaping ...
- Environmental restrictions: wetlands, conservation; coastal areas ...
RESOURCES YOU SHOULD REQUEST PRIOR TO BUYING LAND
If you are not working with REDEFINE's in-house Real Estate Broker to FIND LAND --- we suggest you request the following from the seller:
- Boundary survey that contains property lines, setbacks, contours, location of utilities, and environmental restrictions
- Soil Report so engineers can determine necessary requirements
- Find out if your local jurisdiction requires any special planning reviews
- Planning Department Regulations
A FEASIBILITY STUDY is the second step toward building a REDEFINE Custom Home. REDEFINE will evaluate your lot for buildability before you purchase it. A Feasibility Study will expand your knowledge regarding a particular parcel so you can make a go-no-go decision on purchasing that property.
Many great lots that have some of the best views, proximity to town amenities, and low cost utilities are teardowns. Teardowns are also often available in established neighborhoods and school districts that often do not have vacant land available.
- REDEFINE can help you identify a local demolition company for a quote upon ordering the FEASIBILITY STUDY.