Choosing a Homesite

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You might be thinking you need to find land before you worry about financing, but that’s not really true. If you find that dream piece of property but don’t have your financing lined up, you might lose the land to someone else because you can’t complete the sale before the ...

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Finding Land


Finding land that meets all your criteria (location, school district, size, topography, solitude, price, etc.) can be a big challenge as well. We work with people all the time who are struggling to find that right piece of land. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but these are the ways to ...

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Evaluating Land


Once you find that piece of land that you’ve been dreaming of, it’s time to think about what it’s going to take to make it ready to build a home. You’re essentially getting ready to do what a land developer does for a residential subdivision, though on a much smaller ...

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Negotiating for the Land


If you’ve lined up your financing, found and evaluated the land, and everything looks good so far, it’s time to negotiate the deal with the owner. We have found that the best results come from an honest, good-faith, and fair market value initial offer. 

There are two main steps to negotiating ...

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This step is pretty straightforward, but the time from contract to closing has some pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. Once the appraisal is done and the title is deemed clear by the title company, the lender haws to prepare all their paperwork for closing. When they’re ready, the title company ...