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Tips to Find the Perfect Homesite for your Custom Home

by Arelys Alexander
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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.

Find Your Ideal Location

Location is very important when it comes to choosing a homesite because that's where you're going to be building your dream custom home. 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. Consider questions like: do you want to live near water? What kind of view do you want? What landscape do you prefer? Where on the street do you want your home? How close do you want your neighbors?

All these questions are good things to think about when deciding on a the perfect homesite. Make sure you're getting exactly what you want. 

You should also consider the homesite's location in relation to necessities like grocery stores, doctors, restaurants, hardware stores, and anything else that you will go to frequently.

Find Your Dream Neighborhoods 

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 part of the city. 

Many communities in Southwest Florida are focused around specific amenities, such as a golf community. If you’re interested in joining a gated community, find one that fits your interests and provides the key amenities you're most interested in.

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 and each comes with unique advantages over the others such as distance from the water or being closer to downtown.

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 what Size homesite You Need

The size of your homesite is dependent on many factors such as budget, what size home you want, location, etc. While most homesites are between a half of an acre and a full one, you may want some more land or less depending on what your vision is for you custom luxury home. 

Some characteristics of a homesite you should consider are:

  • The Shape: 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. If you’re interested in finding out more about building a custom home, contact us today.

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