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Factors to Consider When Shopping for Property for New Home Construction

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Finding the perfect plot of land for your new custom home can be a bit of a challenge. Not only do you have all the considerations of what the inside of your new house will look like, but you also need to find the perfect location that provides you with the view you desire, the layout you want, and the space you need. There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for property, including:

Floor Plan
One of the major considerations for new home construction is whether you’ll be having a completely custom home built or if you will be deriving a design from pre-existing plans. You’ll need to know some initial requirements and make a comprehensive list of your wants and needs. Having a clear initial picture can help you determine the appropriate lot size, shape, and location.

Size and Space
The expected size of your new home will obviously play a large part in where it will be placed. Orientation is something else to consider. Perhaps you have a specific view in mind, and will need to lay out rooms accordingly. You will also want to have enough breathing room outside of your home, so be sure to choose property with adequate outdoor space. Also consider how manageable the surrounding terrain will be if you plan to add a patio or wrap-around deck.

Consulting an Architect
Your custom home builder can give you the guidance you need to select the perfect lot for your new home. An architect can help you through the initial planning stages, help you understand what you’ll need to look for in order to achieve the final build you have in mind, and offer any assistance you need throughout the entire process.

At Timberlake Building & Renovations, we can help you with a custom-built home while overcoming construction challenges. We have the experience and the education to work with any kind of lot and home design. Learn why we are Maryland’s preferred custom home builder when you call us at (443) 837-3105.