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Choosing a lot is perhaps the most important decision you will make in the process of building your custom home. It is also one of the first. Use these simple tips to guide you.

Go in with an idea about your footprint

As you begin to look at lots, it’s helpful to have an understanding of the approximate size footprint you will need for your desired home. Keep in mind that you don’t need to know the exact configuration and square footage before making a decision. Homes can be configured in many different ways, and good architects and builders can make the most of available space. However, beginning the process with a general idea will be beneficial.

Look at the soil composition and condition

The composition and the quality of the soil will significantly impact the process of preparing the lot and building your custom home, as well as your budget. Factors such as how difficult it is to dig through the soil can affect how long it takes and how much it costs to lay the foundation, so ensure you are having soil tests performed before purchasing a piece of property.

Evaluate the topography

Another crucial factor in choosing a lot is studying the topography to get a sense of how it will affect both your home itself and the outdoor space surrounding it. Remember that you don’t have to choose a flat piece of land, because natural slopes can generally be accounted for in designs. Instead, focus on the quality of the land itself as well as the view.

Now that you understand how to choose the right lot for your custom home, you can take the next step in the process of bringing it to life. Reach out to Ridgeline Construction Group today to speak with our designers and builders about how we can work together to create the perfect custom home for your family.