What to Look for When Buying Land

By: Melanie Click

When buying land to build a house on, you need to first look at your ideal location, but be sure it is truly ideal. If you intend to stay there until the children are grown up, does it have good educational and sporting facilities nearby? If you don’t want your children to attend boarding school, then it makes no sense to buy a block of land in the outback, even it you do love it there.

Make a list of all the facilities that you need both now and in the future. Transport and proximity to the workplace may be important – only you can decide. If you intend to stay there until the children are grown up, does it have good educational and sporting facilities nearby? If you don’t want your children to attend boarding school, then it makes no sense to buy a block of land in the outback, even it you do love it there. You also need to look at other amenities such as doctors and dentists. Find out if the land has electricity, water and sewerage connected and how much it will cost, if not. If there is no telephone, find out if there is mobile coverage in the area.

Another thing that is important is the slope of the land. Steep means expense when building. It can also make access awkward for construction machinery, as well as yourself. What about flood zones? Being in a flood zone will increase your insurance at the least. You also need to check out building and zoning regulations – and whether any trees can be removed.

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A convenient option is to have both a house and land package. Examples include Cranbourne house and land and house and land packages Geelong. There are many packages for house and land Victoria.

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