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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Lot

One of the first items to tackle before you can build your home is to decide where you'd like to build it. Our team will make sure all of these factors are taken into consideration to make sure that your lot will suit your wants, needs, and lifestyle. Here are the top 6 things to consider when purchasing a lot for your custom home:

Location & Neighborhood

  • Where would you like to live?

  • Do you need to consider school districts?

  • What will your work commute look like?

  • Do you prefer a gated community or a secluded hideaway?

  • Does your neighborhood have a Home Owners Association?

Lot Size

  • What size is the lot?

  • Will there be enough room for everything you need?

  • Your Home, Front/Back Yard Space, RV Garage, or guest House?

Lot Cost

  • What’s your budget for the lot?

  • What are the property tax rates?

Desired Lot Features

  • What does your dream home setting look like?

  • Do you want to be surrounded by mountains?

  • Do you want to be tucked away in a cul-de-sac?

Typography, Geology, Soil Conditions, and Vegetation

  • Is your lot site on a steep or hillside?

  • Will any trees or debris need to be removed?

  • Is the lot located in a floodplain?

  • Is the stormwater detention & drainage happening on or offsite?


Factors That Can Affect The Timeline, Cost, & Design:

  • Lot Shape

  • Zoning

  • Easements

  • Building Restrictions

  • Neighborhood Design Guidelines

  • Utility Set-Up For Water, Electric, Sewer/Septic

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About Starwood Custom Homes

Jake and Josh Simonton founded Starwood Custom Homes because they wanted to change the custom home building industry. They set out to do things differently. It was a blend of passion, experience, and insight that drove Jake and Josh to make sure they lived up to their promise. A promise to provide a personalized, unmatched client experience, coupled with the highest quality of craftsmanship in each and every Starwood custom home.​

At Starwood Custom Homes, we are all about family. Ours, and yours. Over the years, Starwood Custom Homes has taken the promise of building innovative, luxurious, fully customizable homes and has made this a reality for more than 500 families across the valley.

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