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Beyond the house itself, what should I look for in the property?

Floor Plans Once you've found the right home, take a good look at the land it's built on before you buy. Check for:
  • Easements

  • Whose are they and where are they located? Will you be able to build a garage, shed, fence or make other improvements while avoiding the easement areas?
  • Flood plain

  • Is part of the lot marked for flooding areas? How often and for how long is the area under water? Has the property ever been flooded or threatened by high water?
  • Boundaries

  • Where are the true lot lines? Is the fence properly placed within the lot? Will there be room to build a deck or addition to the home later on?
  • Utility cables

  • Where are they located? Will it be possible to add phone lines or upgrade electrical capacity later?
  • Hydrants

  • How close is the nearest fire hydrant? This, and the proximity of the fire station, are often important when purchasing homeowner's insurance.
You may have to do a little research to answer some of these questions, and may want to make any contract contingent upon your being satisfied with the results.
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