Did you know that double-checking the measurements of your homesite before signing a new construction sales agreement is incredibly important? We’ve seen so many blind spots over the years that can easily be overlooked. If you don’t check and double-check, you could end up in a very unfortunate situation down the line. Let’s take a closer look at why it is so important to double-check measurements before signing a new construction sales agreement.
Wooden Stakes are Not Always Accurate
One common mistake we see when it comes to measuring properties is assuming that wooden stakes in the ground are 100% accurate. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Wooden stakes can move or get knocked out of place.
Beware of Artist Renderings
Another mistake we often see when it comes to assessing property measurements is looking only at an artist rendering of the site map and believing it is 100% accurate. It can be easy to assume that an artist rendering has been created with exact precision, but this isn’t always the case either. Artist renderings should be taken as just that—an artist’s rendition—and should always be double checked against other sources before signing anything.
What Can Be Developed Behind Your Property?
It’s also important to consider what can be developed behind your property because this could have an effect on what you are able to do with your own land and home in terms of future additions like pools and sheds. Additionally, there may be easements on the property that restrict usage or impede development in certain ways, which must also be taken into account prior to signing an agreement.
While it’s true that there are many benefits to owning a pool, such as providing hours of fun and relaxation for your family and friends, there are also several important considerations that need to be taken into account before installing one. These include county set-backs from your home, property lines, HOAs, fencing requirements, sun location, and many other factors.
To sum up, it is absolutely essential that you double check all measurements before signing any new construction sales agreement! From wooden stakes in the ground to artist renderings and understanding what sort of easements are on your property—all these components must come together for you to make sure you are making the right decision for yourself and your family before signing any agreements or contracts. With proper due diligence, research ahead of time, and a good Realtor by your side, you will be well prepared for whatever comes your way.
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