Things You Should
Know When Building A New Home:
- Is a water meter available?
- What's the cost of the meter?
- Is a well required?
- Get a quote from a qualified
- Is sewer service available?
- What's the cost of a Sewer Tap Fee?
- Is a septic system
- Get a quote from a licensed installer.
- Electricity available? (If a
transformer is not nearby, contact the service planner of the
electric provider to determine if any expense will be incurred
to get power to the property.)
- Lot Preparation: If the building
site is sloped, get an estimate of the cost to level the lot.
What Type of Soil?
Soil Analysis / Excavation:
- Rock, Sandy Loam, Clay?
It's very important to have your soil analyzed.
- To determine if expansive soil is
present, it may be necessary to
excavate (remove) the soil at the building area and replace it
with select fill. (Non-expansive soil)
- Engineers can give you the analysis
relatively inexpensively if you deliver the soil sample.
- Usually a gallon of soil removed from
a 2' depth of the building pad will suffice, verify with the
- Local excavators can give you a quote
to remove and replace the soil.
- Removed soil can be used for yard fill
and final grading.
Deed Restrictions, Surveys and
- What is the minimum square footage
living area required?
- Is a garage required?
- Are gravel driveways allowed?
- Are mobile homes allowed?
- Will the home you want to build fit on
- What is the front set-back
- What is the side set-back requirement?
- Survey: Get a survey showing
property lines, any easements and a flood stamp insuring the
property is not in a flood plane.
- Title Policy: It is highly
recommended to obtain a Title Policy insuring no existing liens
are filed on the property!!!
I Need When I Talk With a American Classic Homes Sales Manager?
- Nothing is needed for a free estimate,
but if you are ready to apply for financing, please bring a copy
Survey (if available),
Deed Restrictions (if available) and
Soil Report (if available).
- Just bring in a gallon of soil that
has been remove from a minimum depth of 2' from the building
- The cost of a soil analysis is