This begins a series I've postponed a couple time, but really need to get started. I'm sure comments and additional thoughts will cause some revisions along the way.
How to build a home Part One - Location, Location, Location
It seems so cliched to say, and yet from the perspective of building a new home, in any part of the country, but especially here in Northwest Indiana the key is where? You may already be disagreeing with me and wanting to talk budget or investments or financing first. But alas I'm writing the series and I can tell you that LOCATION is KING!
What school system
What kind of neighborhood
Sidewalks or rural roads
Manicured lawns or Acres and Privacy
Neighbors for that next block party or perhaps trees so you can't see anyone
In the city with utilities
In the county with well and septic
These are key questions that predate budget or financing truthfully. All of them have corresponding pluses and minuses that have to do with who you are, and how your family lives now and wants to live the future. Perhaps you can drive the streets of your area and choose that perfect spot easily ... or is it a bit more difficult and you need another set of eyes? I have often done the "DRIVING and DREAMING" Tour with potential homebuyers and it can be extremely revealing.
This brings then to center stage the need for good maps and driving directions and background information on all those communities in your area that have available homesites. And that is our project right here on this site for this month. We will be posting one at a time maps and detailed information on each community in Lake, LaPorte and Porter County that we know of that have available lots. We'll even be available to help if you want ideas.
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