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Tina Phi, Home Buyer in Morgan Hill, CA

Who can I ask(or when can I go to) about the restrictions on this property?

Asked by Tina Phi, Morgan Hill, CA Mon Sep 17, 2012

Interested in this property but I'd like to know more details.

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A good place to start would be here…

Also I find calling in and talking with one of the "planners" in Santa Clara Counties planning Dept always VERY helpful. Have the lot APN ready when you call. You can do that on your own, or I am happy to arrange for a 3-way call, the Planner, you & I.

Or rather than call you/we can go visit them. Here is their contact info

Santa Clara County Planning Office
70 West Hedding Street
East Wing, 7th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 299-5770

Hope that helps!

Stu Carson
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
When purchasing land you can write an offer with contingencies. You would then do your feasibility study, by asking the seller to provide to you their disclosures and any reports they have. You also go to the county and find out what the use and zoning allows for this property. If there isn't water or sewer you would need a perc test to determine the rate of absorption for septic. And test for well water.

You would also want to look into what utilities you would need to pull to the property.

Start asking listing agent. Your own agent should be a resource, and if you are going to build get your contractor involve early on as well.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
You can check at the county to find out what restrictions are on the property in terms of zoning or whether it is in a special designation area. You can also write an offer contingent on certain things being true...such as the county allows building on the lot, that kind of thing.

Good Luck,
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