Building a house comes with many burdens and responsibilities. One such burden that often tends to drive people crazy is lot selection. Where should the house be located? How big should the lot be? Should the terrain be flat? What about trees, creeks and hills?
The truth is that there are no fit-all answers to those questions. Generally speaking, people tend to put a lot of thought (no pun intended) into choosing the perfect lot. While there is nothing wrong with that, sometimes it is important to simply take a step back and take a look at your priorities.
At the end of the day, there is no point in putting too much pressure on yourself. What will matter more is always going to be your house. Yes, the lot is important. We never said otherwise and we never will. It is especially important if you have children or are considering having some down the road. But there are so many things to take into consideration when choosing a lot that it can sometimes be too much for that to handle.
Here’s the thing: Once you have a basic idea of what type of house you want to have built, consider going over details such as gardens, neighbourhood and transportation.
With that being said, some home builders offer help in that department. If the company of your choice is among them, we highly recommend that you rely on their help and professional opinion.
To answer the original question, “how much importance should you put in a lot?”, here’s our take on it: As much as needed. Nothing more and nothing less. If a lot is able to meet your needs and that of your family, then what more could you ask for?