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Home Builder Loan Market…Not So Terrible?

Whether it’s houses, land or lots for sale, too many in the real estate industry have seen deals fall apart because of the tight lending market over the past few years. Words to describe the lending market in recent years might include: “terrible”, “non-existent” or “impossible”…making a report of “neutral” something to celebrate. The NAHB recently issued its “Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction Financing” for the second quarter of 2012, which describes homebuilders’ and developers’ current experiences with the availability of loans for land acquisition, land development and home construction. What can we glean from the survey? Our key…

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Roads & Access: Tip #6 For Buying Lots and Land

Our journey through the 8 Tips for Buying Residential Lots and Land for a New Home continues with a look at the important Technical Due Diligence topic of roads and access. Access: Don’t Get Landlocked  Landlocked. It’s a real estate term that describes land completely surrounded by property owned by other parties, impacting the owner’s ability to freely access the land. This Tip can help you better understand access issues so that you can avoid buying property that is landlocked – or otherwise has inadequate access rights – in the first place. Typically, lots for sale in newer residential communities…

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Utilities & Infrastructure: Tip #5 for Buying Lots and Land

If you’ve been looking at residential lots for sale to find a site for your new home and you’ve found your community, evaluated builders, done computer research and checked out the property with a site visit, then it’s time to transition into the Technical Due Diligence stage. This post describes tips for evaluating infrastructure and utilities at the property, and is the first of several posts in this series to focus on Technical Due Diligence. If you’ve decided to put the property under contract (which can allow you to negotiate price, determine key terms and keep it from being sold…

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The Site Visit: Tip #4 for Buying Lots and Land

When you’re buying a lot or land for your new home, the level of excitement builds when you think you may have found that “right” site. In Tip #3, our previous post about 8 Tips for Buying Residential Lots and Land for a New Home, we discussed due diligence, computer research and the Spaghetti Test as initial steps to eliminate properties that do not meet your requirements. Now we dig deeper into the due diligence process. The Site Visit So if you think you found property that might pass the Spaghetti Test, then you absolutely, positively have to do a…

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Check from Satellite to Street: Tip #3 for Buying Lots and Land

So you’ve put some thought into the style of your neighborhood, the general area where you want to live and the type of builder you will consider using to build your new home. Now the fun begins! You can start to actually locate the specific building lot or land where your new home will live. Due Diligence:  It’s a Process If you’ve done some online searches on LotNetwork.com, you likely have found several building lots for sale that you think could be the perfect lot for you. Now you must determine if a particular lot really is what you want…

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Decide Your Community Style: Tip #1 for Buying Lots and Land

You’ve decided you’d like to buy a residential lot and build  a new home – congratulations! No other option for owning your own home gives you as many ways to design and customize a home that’s all yours from the ground up. But where do you begin? You’re already discovering that the web is a great tool to help you do research, see the many choices available, make informed decisions about the type of home and community suits you and to help find a qualified builder. Earlier we gave you 8 Tips For Buying Residential Lots and Land For A…

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8 Tips for Buying Residential Lots and Land for a New Home

So you’ve decided you want to build your next home from the ground up. We’ve got eight “must-dos” before you buy that residential lot.  These are the highlights; we’ve explored each point more thoroughly in a series of posts as noted in the links. Decide your community style:  Just like buying an existing home, think up front about the kind of community and location that suits your style.  Whether you want sidewalks, bike paths, schools and shopping within walking distance or the nearest neighbor a mile away, no other path to home ownership gives you as many options as buying…

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Builders’ Corner

If you are part of the homebuilding industry, the Builders’ Corner is the place for you to learn more about LotNetwork.com and what it can do for you.   Ready to move some dirt and start building your new residential construction project? LotNetwork.com is the only website designed for the homebuilding and development industry that provides more than 250,000 lot and land listings…any of which could be the opportunity you have sought for your next homesite or development project. As the market dynamics start heading in the right direction, LotNetwork.com is the resource to help you find the right piece of dirt for your next project. Ready…

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