New Home Construction – Selecting a Lot

For any custom-built home, you start by finding a lot.

There’s a lot to consider but before we get into the details, let’s look at the options.

We can work with you in several ways:

  • You can build on a lot you either own or have selected.
  • You can build on one of our lots in a developing neighborhood.
  • We can help you find a lot in the town of your choice.

Wingspan Properties owns lots and finished homes in developing neighborhoods in central Massachusetts. 

Let’s discuss your options. 

Please call 774-314-0108 or click here to schedule an introductory call or an on-site visit.

What makes a good lot for your new custom-built home?

You know what they say about location as being the most important element in any real estate transaction.

Well, it’s true.

And finding a good lot – the right lot for you and your family – is all about location.

We’ve been doing this a long time so we have a good idea of what to look for in a lot.


The right neighborhood

Everyone is different.  Some prefer more privacy with no neighbors, while others prefer a vibrant neighborhood.

This should be your first consideration.

What type of neighborhood do you want to live in?


The right lot size

Your local bylaws are likely to have some very specific guidelines on minimum lot sizes, required setback from the street and proximity to neighbors’ properties.

There is also the aesthetic factor.  If you have a certain home size or style in mind, you need a lot size that is suited for that house.


Access to utilities

Know in advance what utilities may or may not be accessible to your new home.

Will you have access to sewer services or will you need a septic system?   Where will your water come from? How difficult will it be to run electricity to your home?

These are all questions you need to ask before you settle on a lot.


Natural slope and runoff

Like it or not, your new home will be affected not only by the slope of your property but also by surrounding properties.

Will water run away from your home or toward your home?  If water runs toward your home, what mitigation steps can you to take?

Selecting a Lot