Buying land for your new custom home

Buying Land for Your New Custom Home

Before you can start building your custom dream home, you have to find the land to built it on. Finding that perfect land can be a challenge — here’s a few ways to make the process a little easier.

Narrow down your ideal location

You probably know which city you want or need to live in, but have you considered which area of town you prefer? Many of the cities in the Texas Hill Country have master-planned communities, newer and older neighborhoods, waterfront and hilltop properties, etc. Do you need to be near good schools, amenities like malls, or near your work?

Prioritize your needs

Think about the things you need most in your piece of land.

  • Do you want a certain amount of acreage?
  • Do you want a great view?
  • Do you require privacy and quiet?
  • Do you need a place to put a pool or outdoor entertainment area?

Know your budget

Know how much you can spend — keeping in mind that you’ll still need budget for designing and building your custom home on the land you purchase.

Research ARC and HOA requirements

Many Boerne and Hill Country neighborhoods have an Architectural Review Committee or Homeowners Association that puts parameters around the size and style of homes built in those communities.

When considering neighborhoods in which to buy land, ask for a copy of the ARC or HOA’s rules and make sure you’re okay building your home according to their rules. If you’re not, it’s time to look elsewhere.

Buy smarter

Finding and buying the land most suited to you can take time; knowing what you need and want from the beginning can shorten the process and help you avoid wasting time looking at properties you’d never purchase.

Seeing available properties that match your list can also help you decide if it’s time to adjust your list or budget.

We build custom dream homes

Whether you’re looking to build your dream home in Boerne or Cordillera Ranch, we can help you find the land that most suits your needs.

Ready to buy and build this year? Call us at 830.816.7100 or contact us online. We can make your dream come true.