Reasons to Talk to Your Builder Before You Buy Land

Reasons to Talk to Your Builder Before You Buy Land

Publish Date: March 5 2024

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Five Reasons to Talk to Your Builder Before Buying Land

For many, buying land for their first home is a daunting experience and it’s hard to know what to look out for.

Stroud Homes are experienced local home builders who have years of knowledge and can help prepare clients for the land and home build process.

Here are five good reasons why you should speak with your builder before committing to a section of land:

Cheap is not always cheapest

Avoid buying the cheapest section until you know why it’s cheaper than the rest.

Typically, low priced land is cheap for a reason, and will require extra costs and headaches when it comes to building.

It’s not unusual that a house on a cheap section ends up costing more.

Get the soil test right

The soil on your land will very much dictate your home and the price. You may want to commission a soil test from your builder prior to signing the contract.

The results will determine the stability of the soil and the type of foundations required.

Sandy and light soils may require extra reinforcement, while rocky soil or thick clay may require excavation. In both cases, you will be looking at added expenses.

Not all sections are the same

Buying problem-free land reduces site costs, meaning you can put more money into your dream home.

Or you can save the money all together!

Avoid issues only professionals can spot

Talking to a professional home builder can help reveal hidden problems.

Our builders are experts and experienced in spotting future problems that a section of land may hide, that you may not have been able to discover yourself.

Know the neighborhood

The neighbourhood you build your home in can have a significant impact on your lifestyle and happiness. Location is important and can affect the resale value.

What kind of infrastructure and amenities are nearby? How far away is transport, schools, shops, parks, community facilities and employment centres? Will the neighbourhood satisfy you and your family’s needs now and in the future? Make sure you know the answer before you sign on the dotted line.

Avoid buying a section that will cause more headaches than its worth by contacting Stroud Homes.


Build with Stroud Homes!

We offer obligation-free site inspections, meaning we can help you assess if the section is going to be the best choice for you and your family to build your dream home on.

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