How To Choose A Lot As A First Time Lake Minnetonka Homebuyer

Did you ever consider building your own dream Lake Minnetonka homes? The first thing that you have to do to achieve this dream is to find the right piece of property. There are some things that you have to take into consideration aside from where it is located, there are different types and styles of Lake Minnetonka real estate properties to choose from. In addition to these, it is best that you are aware of such things such as the lots accessibility to power and other important amenities and the natural features that are found in the area.

In the book, “Tips and Traps When Buying a Home”, written by Robert Irwin, the author recommends using a checklist when searching for a lot as a first time home buyer. This checklist will help ensure that critical details are not missed when you go about finding the right property. Here are some essential tips on how to choose the right property:

1. Map out the nearest cities and towns. If the lot that you are interested in is located in a rural area, find out how near the towns and cities are. You may have the need to commute from your new home to work or bring your children to school. Knowing what the access roads are and the distance of your commute to places that you need to go will allow you to see what kind of lifestyle you might have if you choose to buy that lot.

2. See what the natural features are. If you are planning to buy a lot, you would have to find out what are the natural features in and around the property you are interested in. Are there many trees in the lot and in the adjacent lots? Is it near a water form like a placid lake or a bubbling brook? You would have to take into consideration that your new home might be affected by flooding if you live near water or you might have to deal with wildlife if your place is very near a forest.

3. Check the water source. If you build a home in an urban area, you may not have to worry about where you will get your water from. If you decide to build your home in the countryside, you may need to find a private water company or find alternative solutions to be able to get water into your home.

4. Find out the soil quality. When you plan to build a new home, you have to know the quality of the soil you will be building on. This is an important factor as it will ensure that your new home is going to have a solid foundation. There are professionals you can hire to assess the soil quality of the lot if you do not know how to check it.

5. Review building options. If you are located near a national forest, a wildlife preserve or other major landmark, there may be restrictions on what you are allowed to build in the area, and how much you can renovate or remodel. Make sure you understand all of these restrictions (if any) so you’re not investing in something you might regret later.

Aside from the physical features of the property, buyers should check the land title. Make sure that the title of the property is clear and that are no easements of any kind on the lot. This will make the process of building your home a lot less complicated and make it easier for you to purchase the lot for you to build your dream home.

About the Author: Alexandria P. Anderson is a Lake Minnetonka real estate agent that helps people to find and purchase Lake Minnetonka homes and properties in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

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