However, before you tear down that Boca Raton home, make sure that you have obtained clear title, which is typically presented to you at closing by the seller.
Before you finalize your offer, you might also want to check with Boca Raton planning and zoning, the Boca Raton building department, and very important, FPL and the Palm Beach County Water Department whether there any restrictions about how, what, where, and whether you can build on that piece of property.
Because this may take time, consider creating an addendum to your contract that extends your due diligence period from 30 days to 90 days or more. You're not really concerned with buying the house; you're buying the property. There are large time frame differences between the simple inspection processes involved in purchasing an existing home and the time consuming and sometimes complicated processes for purchasing a piece of property on which you want to build a new structure.
Since all new construction requires building permits, you may want to ask the general contractor and / or architect you are likely to hire to design and build the house if they can contact the town departments and verify all the aspects necessary for new construction. You'll pay for their time, but your architect and GC are likely to know the ins and outs of the county so they will probably obtain answers more quickly than you can.
After the town says you can build a house of a certain height, and number of square feet, it will still be necessary to present construction blueprints to the town and have them approved.
Assuming everything goes well with this phase, you'll find that the time for construction of homes in Boca Raton and getting them approved by the various parts of the building department will take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending upon the complexity of the structure. Again, your architect oo GC will be the best sources for this information.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
You're REALLY buying it AS-IS!
Have you checked with the local Building Commission about Codes, Permits and Regulations to see if you can build what you want to build?
Good luck and may God bless
My question is why? There is so much inventory available why bother. As my mother says the soup will cost you more than the meat. The cost , the time for permitting, inspections, financing and the stress that comes with it .
So getting this off my chest made me feel better. As for you Cp finding the right attorney to get the ball rolling is more than a reasonable start. Get out your check book ready get set go.
You must check with your association if there is one, and find out their rules. Secondly, I have an amazing contractor. He specializes in this, so he would really know the checklist. They are very good! I would highly recommend them.
President / Owner
Jemstone Construction Group Inc.
9030 Paragon Way
Boynton Beach, Florida 33472
office (561) 742-5503
Not Your Typical Realtor!
Jennifer Susanne Sommers
Keller Williams Realtyâ€”East Boca Raton
2424 N Federal Highway, Suite 318
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
information for you to consider, There is the structure , but also the " site " conditions
involved in the feasibility of the project !
The considerations involved most always require some engineering and archetectural input
early on to ensure the "do-ability" both financially and technically. Do your own research
but don't go-it alone! Start with "Building" see what they suggest! Best of Luck!
BOB BRUBAKER HIGHLIGHT REALTY PALM BEACH COUNTY FL. 561-876-6649
Keller Williams Realty