I'm an active member of the GHBA Custom Builders Council, and have indepth experience being involved with numerous custom home and new construction projects.
Based on experience, here's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to "build on your lot" new construction.
Every lot will have easements, set back lines and building lines associated with it that will limit where an improvement will/can be located, and these lines will limit the width and depth of the structures within them. There are also aerial easements to consider on some lots. All lots will also have minimum and maximum limits as to the size (square footage) of the finished home. The square feet restrictions are either imposed in the deed restrictions for the community, or by the city or county codes. It depends on where the lot is located.
This is like a chicken or egg situation. Which comes first? Do you locate the lot, obtain all the documentation as to the easements, lines, and restrictions, then find a home plan that fits these requirements. Or, do you first locate a builder, select your home plan, and then find a lot or land that will accommodate what you want to build?
I've assisted many buyers since 1998 with selecting a custom home builder, and finding a lot or land, and the project is approached from either start point, depending on their situation.
Custom home building is a challenging and a rewarding experience.
Hope this helps you.
Realm Real Estate Professionals
It really depends on the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods are built by a developer and lots are sold to builders. There are some lots in the city of Katy that you can build a custom home according to the deed restrictions, HOA and City of Katy. If you need assistance in the purchase, please call or email to discuss you needs. Have a Great Day!
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