At Stonecroft Homes we will go out with you and walk the lot to explain everything we are considering. We consider everything from the clearing of trees, sun orientation, topography and soil testing from Engineering. We help you understand how the design of the home will work with the characteristics of your lot.
It’s more than the asking price of the lot. We help you understand the hard costs utilities, property taxes, and associated building costs with the topography, architectural restrictions and subdivision related costs. We also look at the “intangible” lot costs such as the view, location, schools, amenities, etc. By analyzing the costs associated with a lot we are able to present a realistic estimate on the true costs of building on a given site.
Oftentimes, a lot that may be less expensive, can be significantly more due to additional foundation costs caused by the topography (rise or fall of lot), septic issues on larger plots. By performing a lot analysis we are usually able to save our clients many thousands of dollars, and help them find a site that is best suited to their home design and lifestyle.
The combined years of experience Stonecroft Homes brings to the process of choosing a lot is so beneficial and critical to the overall success of the construction of your new home. We have encountered sink holes, sites that gave almost 30 foot tall basement ceiling, underground springs, organic fill, and the list goes on with clients who chose their lots without consulting Stonecroft in the beginning. Many times, these situations can be prevented by having a proactive home builder like Stonecroft Homes that considers these variables up front and educates their clients.