Developing Your Property
Already found the land on which you want to build? Congratulations! A Fleetwood home can be ideal for placing on undeveloped land. To ensure the timeliness of the delivery process, the utilities hook up, and any site improvements, it is important to take some precautions to provide long-term durability for your new home.
- Zoning - Are there any regulations that would prevent siting your home on your land? A title search will probably reveal any such restrictions.
- Access - Is there adequate access to the site for delivery of your home?
- Utilities - Is there access to utilities such as electricity, gas or alternate fuel, water, sewer or septic tank?
- Permits - What is required in your community? More than one permit may be required for site improvement and the installation of your home.
Your local independent Fleetwood home store should be able to provide you with information regarding your specific area. The next step is to work with your local housing specialist to plan the complete project, which we will review in What to Expect After You Buy.
If purchasing land is not the best option for you, learn more about leasing property.
Buying land in a subdivision
An increasingly popular option is purchasing a lot in a planned subdivision. These are attractive, well thought-out communities. One big advantage they offer is that much of the preparation work, including streets, lights, landscaping and utilities, has already been done. As with undeveloped land, consider the practical factors:
- Are there covenants and/or home owners' associations?
- Ask the locals - What are their experiences with the community management?
- Amenities - What is available in the community?