As much as you may love a house, if it’s not on the right site for you, you won’t be happy living there. Selecting a site is an important part of building a new home. How do you know what kind of site will work for you? It all comes down to your personal preferences, but here are some things you should consider as you go shopping for a new home:
The size of your site is a major factor. How close do you want to be to your neighbors? With little space, you could be very close to neighboring homes, while a bigger space will give you plenty of elbow room. How much yard maintenance do you want to undertake? Big sites require more upkeep, so select a smaller one if you hate dealing with the mower and edger.
If you find a site you love, check out any requirements the neighborhood has. In some neighborhoods, the homeowner’s association may be very strict about the maintenance of the site and which plants you can and can’t add. There may also be rules about hardscape features you can add like decks, fences, and walls. Make sure the guidelines for the community are in line with how you’d like to use your lot.
No matter how beautiful a site is, if you don’t love the location, you won’t love living on it. Be sure the amenities match your needs. If being near good schools and active shopping areas is crucial to you, an urban or suburban lot may be right for you. If you’re looking for privacy, a rural lot may fit the bill. Remember, you may be purchasing a single piece of land, but you’re really buying into an entire community, so make sure you love everything on both sides of your property line.
Century Communities has new sites and homes across the Denver metro. Which of our neighborhoods is right for you? Email us to ask about our selection, or browse our new single family and townhomes on our website.