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What To Know When Building on Your Lot

April 9, 2022
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Building a new home from scratch, especially on your own lot, can be a challenging project. There’s more red tape than you could ever expect and building your dream home can soon feel like a nightmare if you go it alone. Fortunately, when you choose a home builder in Vancouver WA like us, we can help pave the way for you and make the process easier and more understandable. We work with you every step of the way to ensure you’re happy with the process and the final product: your ideal home.

We frequently meet customers frustrated with the permitting and site development process used by other home builders. Preparing the site is often one of the biggest surprises for those looking to build on their own lot and it’s where projects can stall and become more costly. With our experience, we handle this for you so the process is simplified. Right from the start, we will provide you with an estimated cost of your plan, site development, and any selections you’ve chosen.

In fact, you should check with a builder before purchasing a lot that isn’t part of a planned community, because there could be issues ranging from water access to internet access, not to mention the spot where you may want to build your home may not be suited to a stable foundation. There could also be issues with flooding, runoff, and other natural elements that could make building a home on the site challenging if not impossible.

This is why experience is so important in choosing a home builder when building on your own lot. Our years of experience help us recognize terrain issues and other factors that may be a problem. However, we also have the experience to make a challenging lot still work out in the end. We understand how to prepare a lot and also know the costs involved to help you plan your budget.

Another reason to work with a home builder like us is the variety of floor plans we offer and the numerous options those floor plans feature. Even building in one of our communities, you and your neighbor could choose the same floor plan and end up with significantly different houses – even the facades of the buildings – thanks to the many options available. We help you build a home that fits your tastes and your lifestyle, while ensuring the home also meets your needs.

Our team listens to what you want in your new home and works to create the home you want within your budget as much as possible. We’ll make suggestions for more affordable alternatives or suggest new ideas that will fit with your vision and your budget. We aim for transparency throughout the process so you aren’t faced with unpleasant surprises.

By working with an experienced builder who knows the area well – and we are a respected home builder in Vancouver WA – you can feel confident in getting the home you want built on your land, making the most of the land and the great scenery of the region. Contact us today to learn more about our building practices, floor plans and much more.

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