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Guide to Buying land on Cape Cod 2017

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, etc. In repsonse we've just published an informative guide that will help many people better understand the oppoprtunities and challenges of buying land on beautiful Cape Cod.

Click Here to download our 2017 Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod!

 

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It's a great time to buy. Let  REEF help you build your Cape Cod home.

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Guide to Buying land on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 09, 2013

We are constantly receiving inquiries about land on Cape Cod, where to buy, what's buildable, etc. In repsonse we've just published an informative guide that will help many people better understand the oppoprtunities and caveats of buying land on beautiful Cape Cod.

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It's a great time to buy. Let REEF help you build your Cape Cod home.

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Buying Land on Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Dec 19, 2012

  

There are still great deals on lots and land on Cape Cod! Many of these listings have great potential for your New Cape Cod Home.  However, there are some things you should know before you buy your lot. 

  • Never Purchase a Lot without a Building Permit
    • Make your offer contingent on issuance of a full building permit for the size and type of home that you want to build. Without a permit, there is no guarantee you will be able to build your dream home, or any home at all for that matter
  • Site Engineering
    • Have the site engineered with a site plan, septic design and percolation tests. You want to make sure that you have good soil conditions, and there won’t be additional expenses for fill on the site.  You also want to know where the water table is on the site.
  • House Design
    • Depending on the location of the lot, the project may be subject to review by a historic commission, which may preclude some styling and design ideas.
  • General Site Conditions
    • Having the site engineered and applying for a permit will also identify potential issues such as, zoning, wetlands, or endangered species issues that can cost time and money to address.

The building permit process is clearly the best way to guarantee your investment in land will meet your expectations.  We have worked with customers in the past who have purchased land without permits, and have been disappointed in the final results.

If you are considering a land purchase on Cape Cod, CONTACT US, for a free site visit and initial consultation on your lot.  We are highly experienced in both simple and complex permitting for projects and can manage your engineering, design, permitting and construction processes in a predictable and timely manner. 

 

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Buying Land on Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

  Buying a lot or land on Cape Cod is still a realistic option for many of our customers.  There are still several reasonably priced parcels left on the Cape, and building a new home can afford a customer the ability to design a home that exactly suits their needs.  However, there are many issues that must be addressed before the purchase. Here are just a few:

  • Site Plans / Perc Test
  • House Design and Engineering
  • Historic / Conservation and other approvals
  • Building Permits

   Partnering with a reputable and experienced design/build firm can make this process predictable and provide the customer with some assurance that in fact the home desired can be built on the chosen lot.  Custom Homes can provide the flexibility in design and appearance that many customers desire, but without proper planning, the permitting can become an arduous process.

REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder has developed a critical planning guide for customers planning New Homes and Renovation projects on Cape Cod.  Click Below to download the guide:

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Building Permits and Planning Your Cape Cod Project

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Aug 14, 2012

   Planning and permitting your new home, remodeling or renovation project can be the most challenging part of the process. At REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder, we provide complete, design, planning, and permitting services as part of our construction process. Any project, even the most simple, have several layers of permitting and design that must be addressed properly for the project to be a success.  Things like building codes, zoning by-laws, historic districs, conservation and wetlands, septic systems and energy efficiency all come into play.  Our team of experts has the experience, and technical knowledge to make the entire process predictable. 

If you are thinking of building a new home or remodeling on Cape Cod, you should take a minute and download our Critical Plannign Guide below:

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And this could be your new home!

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Did you know REEF buys Land?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

   REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder has been designing, building, remodeling, and renovating Cape Cod Homes for over 25 years.  From its inception, REEF has also developed several hundred properties on Cape Cod.  We are constantly seeking land or other properties for our own development needs.  If you have land or a developed property that you are interested in selling, REEF would be happy to discuss the potential for a purchase.  Click below to contact us!

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Buying Land for a New Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Dec 12, 2011

   We have seen land prices fall somewhat over the last few years, and we can say with some certainty, that the prices are about as low as they are going to get. With the bottom of the market here, many people are thinking about purchasing a piece of land to build their new home.  This is a great idea, given the economy, permitting environment, and favorable lending rates.  However, there are some things you definitely want to think about before purchasing a piece of raw land.

  1. Get a Building Permit before you close on the property
  2. Understand all of the zoning, and other regulatory issues that apply to a certain property. (Historic, septic, conservation etc.)
  3. Make sure you can build what you want to build, where you want to build it on the lot.  A good design/build contractor can help with this
  4. Find out about the cost of construction prior to committing to the purchase. What you think the house will cost you vs. what it will actually cost you may not be the same
  5. Find a team of professionals to help you.  A good realtor, working with a competent design/build contractor like REEF can point you in the right direction, and assemble the other experts you will need.

Here is some additional information from about.com

http://homebuying.about.com/od/secondhomes/qt/102507_buyland.htm

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