Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Location: Where to buy or build

Location is important. If you're going to build, you should start looking at house plans early on, but your location and lot size may dictate your house layout. Check to see if the property is in a flood plain.  Talk to neighbors; one man was considering buying a lot, but when talking to a neighbor, he learned that the lot had been sold several times, but no one ever got a building permit...

(From Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook)

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