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New Home Construction in Goshen Buyer Due Diligence

Written by Posted On Friday, 04 March 2016 09:32
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New Home Construction in Goshen Buyer Due Diligence

Due diligence is the research and analysis of a piece of property done by the prospective buyer long with their Real Estate Professional prior to a final decision about buying. Usually you have already made an offer on the property and a time frame was negotiated in the purchase contract for you to gather more information. You may ask for additional time to complete your research however, the Seller does not have to grant your request. This is especially important if they have another person interested in the same property.

When buying raw land for new home construction in Goshen, you want to find out if you will be able to build your dream home on that property.  Important information to obtain during this time frame is:

  • Home Owner Association Covenants and Restrictions
  • Municipal Codes and Zoning Laws
  • Neighborhood issues
  • Air Quality Issues
  • Industrial or Commercial Building Projects nearby
  • Nuisances like neighbors, children or pets
  • Neighborhood Crime Rates
  • Sex Offenders
  • School Ratings
  • Subdivision Sales for previous years
  • Obtain setback and height restrictions from the building/zoning department
  • Visit property on different days, times and weather conditions, does it flood?

When you have completed your research, fill in the Due Diligence Information page and keep it with your other paperwork on the home. Make notes of any concerns you have, or questions you think of.


If you have not yet written an offer on the Land...

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in new home construction in Goshen will help you compile a list of questions to ask the Seller of the raw land. The list should be given to the Land Owner's Real Estate Agent requesting answers in writing and signed by the Seller.  Here are the first 10 questions, I have about 30 more , for you to ask, when you hire me to represent you:

  1. Why are you selling the property now?
  2. Have you done any soil tests, surveys or architectural plans? Will you provide those to me?
  3. Are the survey posts on the property?
  4. What Utilities are available and where are they located?
  5. If not already located, do you know where they will be located?
  6. Are there plans for underground utilities in this area?
  7. Are there Utility Easements across the property?
  8. Are there plans of any major power lines planned for the neighborhood?
  9. Are there pipelines running through the property? Are they marked?
  10. Tell me about any right of ways running through the property


What direction do you want your home to face?


  • What part of the property faces the western sun? Does that affect the location of the home on the land?
  • Which direction will the driveway face? It could keep ice on the surface longer.
  • If in a snowy part of the country, which side of the home faces north, where the sun will collect?
  • Will your windows and that of the homes next door line up? You won't like that later...
  • What will you see from each window in all the rooms?

Answers to these questions, and more, will determine if this property will work for you and how you want to live. New home construction in Goshen is booming...the earlier you contact Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, the earlier we can help you sort out the properties available and get your new home process started.  Our Real Estate Agents are well versed in the new home construction process and we have representatives in all areas of our area.  We will keep you on track and help you with every decision from which raw land that is available to the final walk thru, final punch list for the new home construction builder and finally moving  into your Dream Home! Call today! 574-304-7148



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