Buying land in Maine, what to look out for when building a house, your home from scratch.
This blog post also considers the top mistakes to avoid making when you build your own home in Maine. First the Maine land.
Like people the soils are different on house lots or larger property acreages.
And the first rule of real estate everyone knows about the three location, location, location mantra that reminds under everything is the land and where it is on the planet is everything when building a home.
It is so true that the land location, the how it lays in the terrain and setting is everything to the future home owner.
What is happening on the adjacent lots, the property across the street or road from the Maine land where you want to build?
Will the house you have in mind fit the flavor of the other houses already constructed?
What is planned for development on vacant land for the best finished structure. That all goes into the selection of the best possible house site for your Maine home.
What is in your view, the orientation to the southern exposure sun? Where are you toying with placing the improvements on this Maine land? Does the house, the garage, septic system, big garden, tennis court or swimming pool all go together like a puzzle where you don't have to force the pieces?
Next building permits, HHE 200 soil tests for private septic systems leach field designs are needed on your Maine land.
Every municipality is different on what is required and believe it or not there are itty bitty Maine towns that don't require building permits. Some of these small burgs or plantations that are more like settlements run everything through the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC).
The majority of folks who growl about LURC are ot the out of state building on land buyers because they are used to heavy duty zoning and layers of players.