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Buying Land on Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Dec 19, 2012
Matthew Teague


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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