Choosing to build a new home is a big step, choosing the location is equally important. If you are moving to Esterhazy, Saskatchewan and looking for a lot for a new home, consider the real estate offered by Brylee Developments.
Check out the Neighborhood
Before choosing a lot for your new home, drive around the area and go for a walk in the neighborhood to get a feel for the community. You will want to see what is already there and also consider future development.
Is it a fast-growing area? That may be good for appreciation of houses but make sure that the area will not experience growing pains. You will want to look at the infrastructure and determine if it is a viable place for your home.
Another thing to consider is where you work. Take a drive to see how long it would take to get from your home to work. Do the drive during the actual hours of the day you would be going to and from work so you can judge the commute time.
While you are at it, determine how far you would be from other amenities such as grocery stores, schools, parks, churches, or other regularly visited places.
If you have school age children you will want to investigate the school system in the area. Even if you do not have children, the drive or walk to school can affect the resale value of your home should you end up moving in the future.
Do your Research
Make sure you also do some research on real estate tax. If you are looking for a lot in a newer area you will want to find out about any planned assessments and increases that may occur for building or upgrades in fast-growing areas.
Location is Everything
Once you have chosen a lot, there is a lot of personal preference that will go into the decision from there. Small town living means that there will probably be less traffic all around but newer neighborhood may be busier.
Houses at the entrance to a subdivision will have more traffic than a house that is at the end of a cul-de-sac but houses near the entrance also offer quicker access in and out of the subdivision. This is where you will need to examine your own preferences and consider what is best for your family situation. The shape of a lot is also a preference depending on what you want to do with your yard. A home in a cul-de-sac can make snow removal more difficult and the wedge shape may mean you have a smaller front yard. If it is a narrow yard and you are building a wider home, you may have to set it back on the lot a bit. On the flip side, if you want a backyard play space with room for a pool or a trampoline, wedge shaped lots offer plenty of backyard living space.
A corner lot means that you will have traffic on two sides and a yard that will require more landscaping. If you really like to garden and beautify the yard then a corner lot would be the perfect choice. Keep in mind that a corner lot will have two sidewalks to shovel in winter and in south east Saskatchewan and many other places on the prairies, that will mean the purchase of a snow blower.
Lots that are situated at the end of a T-shaped intersection may have to deal with light from oncoming traffic in the evenings. Keep that in mind and design a home that will keep unwanted light away from sleeping areas. These lots are generally lower in price which is something worth consideration.
If you are looking for a lot in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan where you can enjoy small town living and lots of recreational activities, contact the professionals at Brylee Developments and they can help you assess your needs.