How to buy land for new home

Written by Ajay Pats

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Utilities Be sure to consider well and septic installation expenses for land without community water and sewer hookups. Check availability of electric, gas, and telephone services.

Easements An easement isrepparttar right to use another person's land for a stated purpose. Does someone else haverepparttar 100128 right to userepparttar 100129 property you want to buy? Find out before you make an offer, or add a contingency torepparttar 100130 offer that you must approve of existing easements orrepparttar 100131 offer is void.

One way to find easements is to take a look at past deeds forrepparttar 100132 property you are considering and for surrounding parcels, but a real estate attorney or other title researcher can give a more accurate opinion.

Surveys Doesrepparttar 100133 bank require a survey? Updates to existing surveys can often be used, and are less expensive than a new survey. In our area, surveys are most important for tracts of land that are not part of a development, since plats for developed lots are typically on file atrepparttar 100134 courthouse.

If there's a question aboutrepparttar 100135 number of acres inrepparttar 100136 tract, your offer can be stated as "X dollars per acre as determined by a new Now, you'll need to word it a bit better, and state who will pay for that survey. This method can work to eitherrepparttar 100137 buyer or seller's advantage, depending on howrepparttar 100138 acreage count turns out.

Locatingrepparttar 100139 Boundaries Look for iron pins atrepparttar 100140 corners of property, or at any point whererepparttar 100141 property line makes a turn. You might find iron pins flush withrepparttar 100142 center ofrepparttar 100143 road, too.

In wooded areas, watch for cut-throughs, pathways cut by surveyors when they marked a property line. Cut-throughs that go through wooded areas are often visible for many years.

Sometimes trees or bushes that border property lines are marked with brightly colored paint or plastic wrappers.

Road Maintenance Ifrepparttar 100144 property is accessed from a private road, there should be a formal Road Maintenance Agreement. Some banks will not lend without a recorded agreement that shows all owners have promised to help with road upkeep Restrictive Covenants normally cover road maintenance issues.

Environmental Liabilities If homes or other structures were onrepparttar 100145 land inrepparttar 100146 past, ask for a signed statement that discloses facts about buried items, such as oil or gas storage tanks. Their removal and cleanup can be expensive.

Contingencies Before you make an offer, think aboutrepparttar 100147 what ifs--things that would makerepparttar 100148 property unusable for your purposes. Add these torepparttar 100149 offer as contingencies, which means if they do not happen,repparttar 100150 offer or contract is void.

All offers for land without sewer hookups should be contingent on your ability to obtain permits for a septic system.

If an architectural review committee must approve your home design,repparttar 100151 offer should be contingent on obtaining that approval.

The offer should be contingent on obtainingrepparttar 100152 type of financing you desire.

There must be a deeded right-of-way torepparttar 100153 property. You getrepparttar 100154 idea. Your buyer's agent, contractor, or real estate attorney can help you determine if other contingencies should be added.

Searching for land can be a fun adventure. If you look hard enough, you may find a perfect building site just waiting to be cleared from an overgrown jungle of brambles and weeds.

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So which builder can you trust?

Written by Bill Payer

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The customer can complain torepparttar scheme aboutrepparttar 100127 builder. If this is for poor workmanship then good builders have nothing to fear but a vindictive client could complain about somethingrepparttar 100128 builder cannot prove to be untrue such as "he was very argumentative.”

Builders employees have to be qualified based on NVQ or equivalent yet some ofrepparttar 100129 best jobbing builders inrepparttar 100130 land have never had any formal training in their lives.

The builder is required to comply with health and safety legislation such as risk assessments, safety policies etc. Back door regulation? What does all this mean for yourepparttar 100131 client?

Looking atrepparttar 100132 application pack, there is plenty of reference to customer care, satisfactory workmanship etc. but no reference to fair pricing.

There is also a lot of added bureaucracy, couple that withrepparttar 100133 probable large annual fee andrepparttar 100134 cost of work for future customers can only go up.

It has already been reported that companies are gettingrepparttar 100135 quality mark that are financially sound and have good tradesmen but have a record of rip-off prices.

The Institute of Plumbing andrepparttar 100136 Federation of Master Builders have also raised similar concerns aboutrepparttar 100137 new scheme¹s accreditation process.

As long as you comparerepparttar 100138 price of members of this or any other recognised organisation with a few reputable non-members and not just assumerepparttar 100139 price must be o.k. because they are registered with an organisation, it would be worth adding them to your list of potential builders.

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