Tips for picking the right lot

Street of suburban residential houses with porches

Are you preparing to build a home? The first step is finding the right lot, which can be a tricky process. Use our tips to help you find the perfect location for your new home. Avoid lots that back up to a busy road Pick the right direction -- avoid lots in which your house will face east or west because they will get a lot of sun exposure, which can cause your home to heat up quickly in the summer months Don't buy an irregularly shaped lot Avoid lots with steep slopes Do your research and find out what was on the lot before the subdivision developed

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