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Selecting a Lot

December 3, 2020

Whether you are looking in one of San Antonio’s established communities or planning to build on your own lot, location is key when shopping for a new home. But how do you go about choosing the right homesite for your custom build in the San Antonio area? Our staff at Weston Dean Custom Homes has compiled this guide to help in finding the perfect placement of your dream home.

Prioritize your needs

The most important factor in choosing the location of your future home is proximity to the amenities that matter to your family. This will determine the complexity of everyday routines around commutes and school drop-offs as well the feasibility of quick grocery or pharmacy stops on the way home. 

It may also behoove you to do some research into planned commercial and residential developments in the area. These will affect the future value of your custom home as the area around it expands and improves. 

Consider the costs

If you are building in an established community like Anaqua Springs Ranch or Monteola, you will pay a separate price for the home site before you start building there. This will be based on an average price per acre so it is important to think about the view you want to wake up to each day.

Do you want a tree-lined lot? A view of nearby water? Do you want to be more secluded in a lot set back from the entrance? These are all questions to consider before budgeting for the rest of your purchase. 

If you plan to build on your own lot in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country, make sure to evaluate the layout of the lot. If there is bedrock, or hills that may need retaining walls, this can add to the preparation costs before you start building. The Weston Dean team is happy to conduct a lot meeting to help review any lot you may be considering.

Finalize your home design

Even though it may seem counterintuitive, it can help to complete your design before shopping for a lot. This ensures that you can in fact build your dream home there without having to sacrifice any square footage to fit into a smaller space. 

Weston Dean Custom Homes offers 16 distinct floor plans and each can be modified to fit your needs. Our team can also work with you to plan a truly custom floor plan starting with a concept meeting. Bring pictures, drawings, magazines and anything else that might inspire your home design.

To learn more about building on your own lot, register for a free quarterly seminar or contact Weston Dean with further questions. Call (210) 408-9107 or fill out this form to start building your custom home in San Antonio.   

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