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    Choosing a Lot to Build On

    Today we’re discussing how to choose a lot to build your new home on.

    Today we’re discussing lots and things to look for when purchasing property to build on. Location is one of the most critical aspects of this. Remember the adage: location, location, location. It’s still true. Where do you want to be, and what is available? 

    Some suburbs have more land for sale than others, and some people want to be further out in the acreage community. When you’re in a suburb, the cities have restrictions: usually about 15 feet on the side widths and 30 to 35 on the front. This is for R175 zoning, which is residential, single-family, 75 feet wide. With this, you’re generally looking at about a 60-foot build width, but each suburb can vary a bit. This means your lot isn’t very large to build on. 

    Remember the adage: location, location, location.

    Another thing to look at is what your easements are, where your utilities are, and what utilities are provided. On an acreage, you’ll need to know whether you have a city sewer or a septic system, whether there is natural gas or you’ll need propane, and so on. You will need to discuss this with a real estate professional.

    We would love to help you find a lot for your new home. If you’re looking to build, come speak to us about where lots are and what exactly you can do on them. With any questions about lots or real estate in general, please reach out by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in West Des Moines, IA. Tim helped my wife and I find our first home back in 2009. He got to know us and figured out what we were looking for, and he found the perfect house for us. Over the next few years he helped us buy an apartment building and two other houses, and last year when we decided to sell one of the houses  he made the selling process easy and fast. The things I like best about working with Tim are his deep understanding of both the local hou…