5 Things to Consider Before Picking the Location of Your House

April 21, 2020

Once you’ve purchased your land and have the blueprint for your home, you have to pick the location of where to position your home. This is a decision you should not make lightly. There are several factors that you need to consider in order to be completely satisfied. Here are the things you need to be mindful of when choosing where to build your house on your land.

Considering Topography

When picking a spot to build, it is essential that you minimize your exposure to floods and other natural disasters. In order to go more in-depth with this, you can look up your land on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) site and look into the risk.

Another thing to consider is the placement of your septic tank, which would be required in rural areas. Before you decide on where to put it, it must first pass a percolation test to ensure that the soil is suitable in order to receive a permit from the health department.

Look Past the View

While the view might be your number one starting point when considering a location to build your home, you need to keep an eye on any developments with other properties that could make your choice less than optimal. Try to envision the future as well as you can. If you can consult with any neighbors around you about their plans, do so.

Planning Your Driveway

If you have control over where your driveway will go, it is important to survey the land and see what is a sensible location. Keep in mind, the longer the drive and more drastic the elevation, the higher the costs could be in the future.


Properties with bigger acreage could face greater costs when powering your future home. Multiple acres of land can rack up a huge monthly bill, so it’s important to be smart and plan ahead to see how the orientation of your home will be powered.

Get Expert Advice

Homeowners of any kind should consult a solid professional home builder or land agent to decide what works best for them.

If you are interested in building a custom home and/or have questions about your project, do not hesitate to contact Erotas Custom Building online, by phone or in person!