Whether you’re planning on building a brand new home for yourself and your family, are building a new business or wish to expand an existing office complex, you’re going to need to start by searching for the ideal plot of land for your needs. In fact, upon completion of your project, you’ll likely realize that choosing the right land parcel was at least as important as any other step of the project.
With this in mind, here are a few tips straight from our land surveyors in Idaho about how you can select the ideal plot of land for your next building project. And when you’re ready to get started, be sure to reach out to Mason & Associates for a professional survey!
Investigate all of your options
Don’t limit yourself to a single type of land. Before you choose your parcel, make sure you’ve investigated all different types of land and have an understanding of the pros and cons of each.
The various properties of the land can play a big role in determining how you can alter that land, the kinds of permits you’ll need for your building project and how easy it’ll be to get that work done.
For example, greenfield land (often located in rural areas) is undeveloped or has been used for agricultural or landscaping purposes. This means that, on this type of land, you won’t have to worry about pulling down any structures or doing quite as much manipulation of the land to refit it for your purposes. Brownfield land, however, has been previously used in construction projects, meaning there are likely old property line markers and other manmade features in place. A professional land surveyor can provide you with more information about your brownfield plot.
Whenever you purchase a new plot of land, you’ll need to consider how the location could potentially change in the future. There might be changes to the infrastructure already in the works, such as the development of new roads. Maybe there’ll be a big boom of residential or commercial construction. How will these changes affect you and potentially either benefit or harm you? These are questions you need to consider.
Perform a land survey
Once you’ve at least narrowed down your land parcel options to your top several choices, work with a third-party land surveyor at each site before you make your final decision. This will help you get more information about flood risks in the area, while also determining the exact boundaries of the property. All of the findings your surveyor collects will be compiled in a single document, which gives you instant access to all the information you need to make your final decision. You can then keep this information in your records for future use and to prevent potential boundary disputes with future neighbors.
For more information about how to choose a new parcel of land for your residential or commercial building project, Mason & Associates encourages you to contact a skilled land surveyor in Idaho today. We look forward to working with you.