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Tips on Buying Undeveloped Beachfront Property

Kamil Jain

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If you have the dream of one day living in a luxury home on the beach one cost-effective way to do this is by buying undeveloped beachfront property and building your own home. There are many advantages of doing it this way.

• Generally it is less expensive to do it this way
• It will be a new home made according to your specifications. You will have exactly the type of home you desire.
• It is new and no one has lived there before you.
• You do not have to worry about shoddy construction, aging siding, or cracked foundations because you will be in charge of the construction methods and materials used.

Before you make the decision to dive right in and start looking for your own undeveloped beach front properties there are some pitfalls that you should avoid. Avoiding these pitfalls when building your home will help you avoid being struck with a property lemon. This is one where it might be difficult to see the property and one that you cannot build your home on.

Why is the beach front property for sale?

You should find out why the owner never developed it. It is rare to find beach front properties that are not developed, especially in tourist hot spots. It could be something simple such as the owner never had the money or the time to develop the property, the beach front property was recently sold off a larger tract of land, etc. It could also be a serious issue such as there may be local zoning regulations that prevent construction of a luxury home there or it could be the breeding grounds for an endangered species. You can find all this information out at the local zoning board. You should also check to make sure that the ground is stable enough to hold the heavy support foundation . There could also be a problem with the erosion of the shoreline. This can mean if you do not build your house too close to the water it may okay and not have to be moved.

Local utilities

During the inspection of beach front properties check to be sure that the property is close enough to the water and electric lines along with either an installed septic system or sewer access. Other essentials you need to make sure are readily available are gas lines, internet, and cable television.

Other pitfalls

There may not be neighbors on either side of your beach front property but this does not mean there never will be so check to see if any other development might take place on either side of your property. Do your research in order to get perfect beach front properties.

About the author:

This article is penned by Mohit for CC Summerfield who is a well known real estate agent when it comes to buying beach front properties & luxury homes in and around San Diego, CA. If you want to find the home of your dreams, CC Summerfield is the one who will make sure that you are satisfied.


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