Land Purchase and Preparation
After we have agreed to move forward with the architectural plans, it’s usually a good time to purchase the land and begin prepping it for the new building. This is dependent on whether it is a new piece of ground, or a plot with an existing house on it. Depending on each, these steps will usually take place;
- Many people believe you need to own a piece of ground in order to build on it, which is not true. The land purchasing process does have a few twists and turns, but it is the first step in building a new custom home.
- If it is a new piece of ground, it may need to be cleared of brush and trees, and begin the process of installing utilities on the property such as electric, sewer, water, etc. In addition, the site may need to have engineering or survey work done it in which case Barker and Son will provide that expertise.
- If the new piece of ground has a building on it that needs torn down, Barker and Son will begin the process of acquiring the necessary permits, utility disconnects and hazardous material surveys to satisfy the city officials.