Chesapeake Homes Things to Remember When Selecting a Homesite

Things to Remember When Selecting a Homesite

When it comes to purchasing a new home, the selection process does not stop at the home itself. Before you even select what style cabinets you will choose or what exterior color will welcome you home every day as you pull into your driveway, you must first decide on a homesite. Open any Real Estate 101 book and you will learn that location is everything! Let’s dive into the three things to think about when deciding if a homesite is right for you and your family!

View:  What do you want to see when you look out your window every day? Do you dream of seeing a serene view of mother nature with some lush trees serving as the backdrop for your home? Or would you rather see a sprawling common area? This is something that needs to be taken into consideration when selecting the perfect homesite. Many of the homesites throughout the communities that we build in will bring something to the table for a buyer. If you’re interested in a water view and long for the sound of a fountain to relax you at the end of a long day, look for a home backing to a pond in the community. Those with children may love the idea of being near the community playground for their kids to get some fresh air. Some people are the absolute life of the party and want to be surrounded by neighbors. Choose what will bring you the most joy in the long run.

Home Fit:  Will the homesite that you selected work with the home that you are looking at? Each lot has what is called a building envelope. This is determined typically by the city or county and it acts as the boundary of where your home can be built on the lot itself. Sometimes a home will not fit if the overall footprint of the home is just too large to keep within those boundaries. Sometimes the culprit is an option. For instance, if a must-have on your list includes a rear covered porch, the porch must also fit within those guidelines. Your New Home Specialist will guide you through understanding what homes will fit best on what homesites.

Homesite Premiums:  Some homes will carry what are called homesite premiums. Examples of homesites that will carry premiums can include lots that back to beautiful mother nature (to include trees, water, and open space), lots that do not have homes on both sides of them, or lots that provide more space than others. Homesite premiums work much like an option investment where the amount is wrapped into the cost of your home. Make sure you are aware of premiums upfront and budget accordingly.

Taking these three points into consideration will help you narrow down what homesite will be a perfect fit for you and your new home. From tree lines to water views and everything in between, Chesapeake Homes has brought many choices of homesite features throughout our various communities. To find out more about what homesites we have available, contact our  New Home Specialists Stephanie and Ashlee to learn more or schedule an appointment!

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