Tips on Buying Land in Chelan County
When considering building a new home on a plot of land, buying the lot is only the beginning. As you consider where your house will stand, you will want to think through several points. Where the home is built will make as much difference as the style and architecture chosen.
Here are a few tips on locating the perfect spot for your home.
With lots that are somewhat undeveloped you will need roads for transportation, water, electric, and gas. If you want to be a distance away from the entrance road, make sure it is possible and within your budget to put in a good driveway to the house. Be sure your water source, whether a personal well or connection to city sources is in a reasonable proximity to the building. Remember that pipes must be properly installed and costs should be determined. Whatever you plan for electricity or gas, stop later issues from arising by planning ahead to make sure the location will not have any future effect.
The best things about Beebe Ranch is the following amenities are already included:
- Each waterfront is approximately ¾ of an acre with 100 feet of waterfront.
- A public domestic water system provides water for this community.
- Ample irrigation water is available for swimming pools or landscaping.
- Paved Roads, underground power and phone.
- Grade of the Land
If your acreage has any slopes or grades, be sure you either avoid or use them to maximum potential. Building on hills can have excellent views but added cost as well. Perhaps you can use the lands natural rise to enhance your view or give you the option of a basement, second story deck, or appealing elevated feel. These are all choices to be discused with your builder and meet with your contractors before making a final decision. Be very careful with a home on lower land and be careful that water runoff will not create problems. If the land will need to be leveled, check into estimates and take this into consideration.
- Which Direction will the Home Sit
Once you have pinpointed the site for your home, you will need to decide on a north/south or east/west facing home. The key to finding the best option for direction will be based on views and weather. If you plan on large windows and patios in the back portion, be sure any picturesque views are in eyesight. Check the at different times of the day to be sure you do not end up missing a spectacular sunset every night or glorious sunrise each morning.
Parcels 1 and 2 are designed to likely have the house face the street with the back of the home up to the river bank. Parcel 3 would likely face the street and the river (block 3 does not front the river but has access to it).
Next, consider the sun and if you want to maximize or minimize. The climate in Chelan county can be cold or hot depending on the season to be sure to let in the light for the cold and in the summer, large windows should generally face north/south in the front and back are not in direct light.
- Consider Outdoor Recreation
Find out about the typical direction of winds on the lot so your most frequented outdoor living space is not located in direct wind blasts. Once you have worked through a few essential points when choosing the location for your new home, you can now begin the design and building stages knowing that your first steps have been carefully taken.
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