How to Choose Land to Build a House

How to Choose Land to Build a House

You’ve found land options, but how do you choose the best one for you?

Building a home rather than buying is becoming more popular these days. One of the first steps everyone has to complete is to find land. You could do it by looking at land for sale online, driving around your area of interest, or going with a custom home builder that looks for land for you. Some new construction homes come as part of a planned neighborhood, so you only have to choose a lot and floor plan. However, if you are looking for something specific, you can follow these tips on how to choose land to build a house. 

How to Choose Land to Build a House


The first consideration to make is the location, which will help you narrow your choices significantly. You can determine your location based on your preferred commute time to work, school, family, etc. It might also depend on the next criterion.


Do you have a specific type of view you would like to have on your property? In central Maryland, a waterfront view is one of the most sought-after views of all. You might also prefer rolling hills, woods, or simply the sunny yard in a residential neighborhood.


It is possible to build privacy onto any property, but it will be easier to hide your home if you choose a rural location away from the main roads. Woods or carefully planted trees and shrubs can also do wonders in shielding your home from the public.

Zoning & Restrictions

The land you choose might also come with different restrictions or regulations. Of course, it must be zoned for residential use and be buildable. If you build next to a natural body of water, check to see if you are in a flood zone. There could also be restrictions regarding utilities, building size, building height, and auxiliary buildings. Know all the restrictions and requirements before purchasing.


If you live in a relatively developed area, you likely already have access to utility hookups. If you are in a rural area, though, you might need to pay for utility installations on top of the cost of the land. Be aware of any permits or easements present in the situation.


Of course, there is the cost of the land itself. Shore-Line Construction can help you with your financial analysis to know what a safe budget for the land and home construction would be.


Will you have to install a driveway to get from the road to your house? Consider the cost of creating access, ease of access, and its relation to your commute time.


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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