Tips for Finding Land for a Custom Home

Tips for Finding Land for a Custom Home

Check out these boxes to check when looking for land to build your home!

Part of building your own house is finding the perfect plot of land to put it on. Finding land takes time and deserves careful consideration, and with a professional custom home builder like Shore-Line Construction, this process can be easier than you think! Below are some tips for finding land for a custom home. If you are looking for a home on Maryland’s shoreline, Shore-Line Construction can be your custom home builder!


Location is the first box to check off the list of what to decide on a plot of land. First determine what area you are looking to build on, looking at its amenities, work commute distance, and neighborhoods. The location should allow you to access everything you need conveniently and provide a safe haven for you and your family. 


Another factor to consider is the plumbing, namely city water vs. well water. Living on a property with either of these two options can give you a notably different experience, but each of them has its pros and cons. City water is under the municipality’s control and typically maintains its quality. Meanwhile, well water is powered with electricity but typically offers a freshness unlike that of city water.


Various conditions may apply to a particular piece of land. It might be a clear piece of land, or it might be sparsely or thickly wooded. It may be on the waterfront, in which case one might need to discuss riparian rights and flood zones. Each land plot is different and may have different conditions and regulations.


If you are looking to build a particular type of house, such as one with a basement on ground level with the backyard, you are likely looking to build on a slope. Your house design can affect the type of land you want. You might also have different lifestyle preferences, in which case you may prefer a flat yard compared to a sloped yard.

Work with a Professional

One can purchase the land before contacting a custom home builder, but one doesn’t have to. Finding land for a custom home is part of a custom home company’s services, and with our professional help, we can find you the property that suits your needs.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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