When selecting your home site, the elevation change and terrain play a big part in your decision. Do you want a walk out basement or maybe a pool? The slope will play a huge role in either. On top of that, if there is a big elevation change on your site, it could affect the style home you select and the amount of stories.
Within a planned neighborhood, location is one of the most valuable considerations. Great locations within a neighborhood are typically being near a park, on a corner lot, or being off a main street. Corner lots are usually touted as being valuable, due to lack of neighbors, where as end of cul-de-sacs have the advantages of being quiet and more secluded.
Setting, Situation, and Sun
Your lot's shape plays a big role in your site selection as well. In certain neighborhoods, shape will affect the size of your home's footprint. On top of that, an irregular shape could leave you with a big chunk of un-usable space in your yard. Understand what is most important to you, whether you need some significant depth, or maybe just some space between your neighbors.
Jared Reimer is a real estate broker with Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors in Northern Colorado. Real estate is his passion and he always wants to connect with like-minded and savvy real estate fans. For more information or to get in touch with Jared, please visit his website at www.ReimerRE.com or email him at JaredReimer@ReimerRE.com