Yes, it's certainly possible and yes, you would need new construction building permits in this case. In the event that you purchased an existing home and were able to retain some of the existing structure, the permit process would be easier and less expensive as a remodel/addition. Some of the Blu home models are very attractive so that may in fact be your decision but the other alternative may be a more cost-effective option. The primary reason for this would be that the site would likely have a water supply, an existing septic system and power. When buying raw land, these are additional expenses that would likely be incurred in the development process. I'm an experienced agent with 10 years as a developer as well as a mountain resident for over 15 years . If you would like further guidance feel free to contact me.
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When you take a look at what makes a community work it is several factors. Yes Saratoga and Cupertino have better schools in regards to API scores, but LGHS is still amont the upper escalon as far as High schools go in Santa Clara Valley. Take a look at the downtown areas, Cupertino is more a bedroom community with multiple pocket areas for shopping and no real dwontown, Saratoga's Downtown is going thru a transition, Campbell and the Willow Glen areas have great downtowns like Los Gatos does, but not all their schools compare to Los Gatos's. Los Gatos is still a town with a small town feel, where the community as a whole is very supportive of the town and its activities,couple that with a low crime rate, wonderful location and you can see that when you look at the whole package Los Gatos is hard to beat.... more