As a custom home-builder, we are present in multiple neighborhoods. However, building in communities is only part of our business. We often build on home-sites owned by the homeowners in other neighborhoods or off-site locations where our homeowners want to build on their own land, developed or undeveloped.
If a client already owns a home-site, or even if they still need help finding one, we are happy to assist. Our owner, Zenios, often takes the time to walk the land with the perspective homeowners to see what is feasible and to assist in understanding what lot preparations need to happen before and during the build.
Many considerations must be taken into account-where will the home be situated? Are there any easements? Will we need a septic system? Can the lot offer a walk out basement? We asked the Ebbers family about their experience searching for their perfect home-site.
Q: What was the biggest driver in your choice of lot?
A: Distance from where you do “life” – our lot is 11 minutes from school and church. Type of lot – our new lot is 9 acres, but 4 is “forest” with a creek running through it. We wanted a walk-out basement, so finding a lot where that looks natural was imperative.
Q: How many lots did you consider?
A: We looked at 12-20 lots, considered 3.
Q: What lifestyle goals were you hoping to achieve?
A: We love being outside and want our kids to grow up seeing nature. We want to raise some Pheasants and feed the deer. The kids are already having a blast playing in the creek.
You can follow Ebbers’ journey through the custom-build process here!