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Tips to Find the Perfect Homesite for your Custom Home

by Arelys Alexander

Building a brand new home can be very exciting. You get to choose the perfect style of home, along with the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms to fit your lifestyle. However, that isn't all that you need to consider. The lot that you choose is equally important.

So, how can you find the perfect homesite for your custom home? Here are some tips to help.

Scout Out Your Ideal Location

Location is very important when it comes to choosing a homesite. You are going to want to live close to the things that are important to you, like your friends and family, your job, and the things you enjoy! 

You also should be sure your lot is close enough to amenities and services you will frequently use like grocery stores, your favorite shops, restaurants, and the beaches along the gulf coast. Another thing to consider is how close or far you want to be from downtown.

Find Your Dream Neighborhoods 

Of course, when buying a lot you should be sure you’ve done the research and found a community that will make you feel comfortable and that is in an ideal area.

Many communities are based around amenities, like a golf community. If you’re interested in joining a gated community, find one that fits around your interests. Naples is also home to some prestigious neighborhoods like Park Shore, The Moorings, Old Naples, and Port Royal. Each of these neighborhoods offers a unique take on coastal living.

Some neighborhoods and communities like Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club and Mediterra offer certain amenities, which might appeal to you. Things like community clubhouses, pools, workout centers, tennis courts, walking trails, parks,  and lakes and other nature. 

Know the Homesite Size that You Need

The size of your homesite is often a personal or financial decision. While most homesites are between a half of an acre and a full one, you may want some more land or less. 

Some characteristics of a homesite you should consider are:

  • The shape of your homesite: Hopefully you have an idea of what your dream custom home will look like. So, find a homesite that will allow you to fulfill that vision.
  • Be sure you have room for everything you want: Whether you want lots of extra land or not, make sure the lot is big enough to hold all the home elements you want.
  • Vegetation and other landscaping: While a lot of landscaping can be done with some construction, watch for homesites that have natural formations like hills, vegetation, etc.

There are a lot of things to consider when finding the perfect lot for your dream custom home from location to size to cost.  

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