Building On Your Lot
Choosing a Lot to Build On
While Halen Homes offers a selection of lots to build your new home on, we will also build on your own lot. If you already purchased land or are looking for that perfect lot to build, we can help.
There are many considerations when purchasing land and it's important to know that not all land is buildable. It's best to involve the experts at Halen Homes as soon as you can. We can help determine the appropriate land for the home you're looking to build.
Lot and Land Considerations
Water and Sewer
You will need to know if there are water and sewer connections to the land or if you will need to install a well and septic system. The purchase and installation of well and septic can run anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000 while connecting to existing municipal water and sewer will run closer to $5000.
Topography and Condition
The topography of the lot will ultimately determine things like a full or partially exposed basement or the size and slope of your yard. You need to factor in these costs. You will also want to make sure a soil test is completed to ensure the land is buildable and to get recommendations for grading, drainage, and foundation design. A soil test will alert you to any potential hazards that can affect your property. Be sure to add in the cost to remove any trees or clear the site of debris.
Impact fees are charged by each municipality on new development. These fees are used to offset the impact the new development has on infrastructure and services like fire, police, sewer, water, and parks. Impact fees can range in cost from a few thousand dollars up to tens of thousands. Each municipality can provide you with a list of their fees.