Cape Gazette

From the Ground Up

By Bill Cullin | Jun 23, 2015

Buying land is different from buying a home, because you must resolve issues relative to land use restrictions, utilities, access and easements before building. When you locate land that seems right for your house, visit the local planning department before making an offer. 

Ask whether city sewer, water and electricity are available. If not, you will need to calculate the expenses of installing a well and testing the soil for a septic system. The land will be zoned for residential, business, or agricultural purposes. Does the zoning permit you to build the house you want? Are there easements on the lot that will limit where you can build or how you can access the property? Ask about the long-range plans for use of the surrounding land. The land will be more attractive if the city intends to build a park or new school nearby. But if a six-lane highway or a waste treatment facility are in the city's future plans, you may decide to look elsewhere for a place to build your dream home.


To Learn More, Contact Bill Cullin Today.

Bill Cullin, REALTOR®

Your Real Estate Source at the Delaware Beaches


Direct: 302-841-7147

Office: 302-227-2541

Toll Free: 1-800-462-3224, ext. 117

Fax: 302-227-8165

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

37156 Rehoboth Avenue Ext, Suite 5

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

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