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Lot selection may often be based upon pure emotional reactions to the landscape or specific features of the lots you consider for your home. Residential lots will be less of a mystery with this checklist and will serve to make your lot decision a smart one. Here are the final 9 tips -- Part III of "Lot Selection- 25 Tips".

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Lot selection for a new or existing residence involves many important considerations. Lots have soil,land, building, and service features of critical import you need to examine. There are 25 tips total presented in a 3-part summary. This is Part I - with the first 8 pointers to make your lot selection a smart one.

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Soil is a basic element you need to understand before you select your building lot. The soil profile of the land and surrounding landscape will affect your home and conditions without end. Types of soil and depth will determine specific needs for water, septic system, potential dangerous landslides, drainage potential and other important considerations.

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Lot selection should include consideration of many features. Lots, whether new or existing, are unequal in features of importance, such as utilities, zoning and potential for floods or drainage disasters. Lot and home assets addressed in this column may not even occur to many people. Lots for sale should be thoroughly reviewed with these tips in mind before you choose where you will make your home.

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Drainage of lots you are considering is critically important to review. Yard drainage disaster can be avoided if you study the landscape and slope of residential lots before you buy land to build the home of your dreams. Too late? Live in Soggy City now? Trench drains are one of the most dynamic landscape drainage solutions.

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Topographic maps will help you understand the elevation and slope of the land you are interested in buying. A topographic map of the lots you are considering will help you to avoid major drainage disaster, flooding and damage to your home down the road.

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Lots need to be carefully examined before you buy. Residential lots harbor a number of property and landscape features to study before you select one. If buying from lots for sale in a subdivision, check pertinent rules as well as all other considerations you would with any other lots. The sun, wind, elevation and drainage of the land are all critically important and are tantamount to the best stage for your home and your future happiness.

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Lots to build your home require review of important features. Residential lots in a subdivision may not look much different from one another. Lot differences can be enormous, however. Lots for sale have issues of drainage, wind, sun, zoning..and many other concerns that must be examined before you decide which lot is the pick of the landscape.

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Lots need good drainage to avoid huge problems for the homeowner. Water problems cause massive headaches for people who suffer flooding, damage or even just soggy residential lots. Check the lot you are considering during a rainstorm to see if you are in for yard drainage nightmares if you buy.

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