Jun 20, 2022

Site Evaluation: How Much Will It Cost to Develop My Land?


Categories: Brown Haven Homes, Process

Site Evaluation: How Much Will It Cost to Develop My Land?

Before we can start building your new Brown Haven home, our team needs to do a homesite evaluation. Some site conditions will require more investment (time, money & resources) than others. These are the various scenarios that will be evaluated and discussed during this meeting:


Before we can start building your new Brown Haven home, our team needs to do a homesite evaluation. Held within five days of your signing a purchase agreement, the On-Site Meeting & Land Development Authorization Meeting & Authorization is vital to planning your new home.

Prior to construction, we send our team out to do a homesite evaluation. Held within five days of signing a purchase agreement, the On-Site Meeting & Land Development Authorization Selections Meeting & Authorization is vital to planning your new home.

At the conclusion of this meeting, we will authorize the investment amount. Because each home site is unique, land-specific preparation – including permitting, clearing, grading, and other land-related investments – can vary. Once the final land evaluation is approved, your total home package will not change without your written approval.



Not All Sites Are Created Equal

Some site conditions will require more investment (time, money & resources) than others. These are the various scenarios that will be evaluated and discussed during this meeting:


HIGHER INVESTMENT

  • Heavily wooded site
  • Steeper slope
  • Visible rocks
  • Standing water on-site or near a body of water
  • Septic system complexity
  • Well as a water source
  • Additional concrete - sub walls due to slope, decking required on sub walls, retaining walls
  • Long driveways
  • Long underground power source
  • Terrace foundation
  • HOA requirements


LOWER INVESTMENT

  • Minimal trees
  • Flat land
  • No visible rock
  • Electrical meters on site
  • Public water source
  • Crawlspace or slab for foundation


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Septic Systems. Installing a septic system varies in complexity and cost. A septic system and its installation are dictated by the county Health Department and/or County Code in which the home is being built. Septic system pricing is an allowance that is included in your site evaluation numbers. Any additional work that is required by the Health Department/County Code will be added to the contract price.
  • Wells. Water well systems vary in complexity and cost and include the following: A bored water well system inclusive of well, pumps, control switches, bladder tank, and a sediment trap. Brown Haven cannot guarantee the depth of the well, the quality, or the quantity of the water. The quantity of the water produced by the well may change due to seasons and/or annual rainfall amounts. As a result, there is no guarantee for the well production. The equipment will be covered for a period of one year from the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. Water well systems are included in the contract price as a $15,000 allowance. Any overages or credits will be made based on the final price.
  • Water Quality. Water quality tests may be necessary after you have moved into your new home. Brown Haven will provide you with the contact information as needed. Additional filters may be required after a water quality test has been completed. These filters vary in cost and complexity due to elements found in the water and will be your responsibility.


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