One of the most difficult tasks about planning a dream log home is buying the appropriate and yet cost-effective piece of land. You need to consider the various areas that interest you in order to carry out the plan of your dream log home perfectly. Buying an existing log home reduces some of the expenses versus building from scratch and therefore you might want to really consider this route.
When you have a existing house on some property instead of just a piece of land with no house, you would not have to worry about getting electricity, sewage system and water supplies to the house since they will already exist. This would be a huge saving in expenses.
When you decide that you are going to be living in a rural area, not only will you have to consider the well, septic and electricity, but you will also have to consider getting a road to your log home. Also, consider that you will need telephone service as well.
Another important thing that you need to remember when buying land for your log home is that you need to select and choose the spot because of its natural beauty. There is nothing like sitting on the front porch of you log home just taking in the view.
If you are looking for a piece of land in a more urban area then you should already know that it will be much more expensive and there will also be zoning restrictions. You should check with the town zoning board or building department to see if there are going to be any major building developments planned for the future, as well as any zoning restrictions for building your log home.
How much land you want is an important point that you need to decide on. Whether the land will be wooded or open and whether it would be flat or sloping is to be considered. What about water body that might be nearby? Have you always thought of having a dream log home near a stream or river or the ocean?
Then think about the supplies that are going to be available in the area. Find out where the nearest gas station, lumber store, hardware store and food market are located.
Consider the kind of taxes that you are going to pay. Thinking about your budget for the land is of course your priority.
In order to make life easier you also need to know if the people who will be living around you are friendly or not. If they are the ones who are willing to help you out in situations then you can be sure that you will get along just fine with them.
Christi Sealey's website will provide you with easy to understand information on building or buying your own Log Home or Log Cabin. Check it out at Your Log Home Guide . Don't make the same mistakes others have made that cost them big!