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Written by Posted On Friday, 13 October 2017 12:39
Land for Sale in Warrenton VA - Scenic countryside views are yours to enjoy in  the Warrenton VA land for sale. Land for Sale in Warrenton VA - Scenic countryside views are yours to enjoy in the Warrenton VA land for sale.

Don’t miss this chance to make your dream come true!

Are you dreaming of owning a piece of land where you can build your custom home? Do you need a good sized lot for a business opportunity? Are you seeking an active life of adventure and outdoor recreation in a serene and stunning haven?


If your answer to any of those questions are “yes”, you’ll find that buying land for sale in Warrenton is a good course for you to follow.


Considerations to look at before buying land to build a home.


Buying land or property is challenging as there are many considerations to make before purchasing land. It is important that you get this right because it will be where your Warrenton home will stand. A home, no matter how beautiful, if not in the right location, will have problems.


The following are some considerations you should looking for when selecting a piece of land.


  1. Location. I cannot stress how important it is that you find a real estate property that suits your need and lifestyle.  


If you commute to work every day, you may want a location near the road. If you have kids, you may need to buy land near the school, and possibly a hospital.


If you are thinking of building a custom home, check whether the home is near public sewer and water systems.


If the land is being sold for a lower price, check its features. That trickling river in the back may become  a raging river during heavy rains.  


Always check the location and see if it is close to conveniences and amenities you’ll need.


  1. Visualize your neighborhood 10 years forward.  In buying land, don’t buy it for one special aspect that you saw in it.


Think about what the neighborhood will  be like. That large open space behind your home may one day turn into another school, or a commercial space. That means you are close to conveniences, but are you okay with the noise? Evaluate your chosen lot and adjust accordingly.


  1. Know your site’s zoning and restrictions. You’ll want to know all the restrictions on the property.


Is there an architectural style preferred by the HOA? Many things could affect construction plans like HOA rules, restrictive covenants, etc.  Are you allowed to have a clothesline, if you accidentally cause damage do you have to pay anyone anything?


  1. Check your access to utilities and how much it will cost. Yes, it’s cool and exciting to have a home in Warrenton in the middle of a wooded area, a good distance away from civilization, but you want to know the actual cost involved in living there.


It can also be difficult to supply your home with utilities the electricity, water supply, gas supply  and even removal of waste should be considered. It can be expensive when you don’t realize all the costs involved.


  1. Know what rights you have. It is important that you see if there are other rights about the property that you need to know about.


For example, you bought your land for its water features only to find out later that you don’t have the rights to the water, so you cannot use it. Knowing which rights are yours and which ones you have access to will make it easier to make an informed decision.


Would you like to know more tips about land buying in Warrenton?


Call me, Allison Jensen at 703-200-3120. Use my expertise to get the land where your dream house will be built.

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