Building a new home is an exciting process, one filled with anticipation of a brand new life in a brand new location. While the new custom home itself is a wonder to behold, the location is just as important. Location really is everything. Below are a few criteria to think about as you pursue your custom home dreams.
Rural, Suburban, or Urban?
Viking Custom Homes offers numerous locations throughout Maryland, particularly in Frederick, Carroll, and Howard counties. However, they can also build on your land and help you find the best plot for you. With custom home lots, you have numerous choices. You can be close to the city, in a suburban neighborhood, or out in the woods with twisting, narrow roads. Consider what is most important to you (people nearby, gardening, nature) and decide from there.
You’ll also need to consider what amenities you will need, short-term and long-term. For instance, how far are you willing to be away from work? What is your maximum desired commute? How far away are the groceries, retail, and parks? If you plan on having children, what are the schools like in your area? How safe is the community? Ask these questions and more as you consider your ideal lifestyle.
Aside from the amenities, you’ll also want to consider your community. You may have family or friends who live in the area that you want to stay relatively nearby, or perhaps you are moving to be closer to family. Some friends or family will move into a neighborhood to be on the same street together. Think about what kind of neighbors you would like to have.
Another factor is the land itself. In general, it is better to plant yourself on higher ground, closer to the top of a hill than the dell. Also consider the slope of the lot and its type of soil; a sloped lot or one on a precipice will be riskier for custom home building and more expensive. The type of soil can also make a difference. Northwestern and northern Maryland tend to have rocky or clay soil.
Lastly, consider the direction you want your home to face. Its direction will affect how much sunlight gets into your home. Home designers have it down to a science, and recommend a south-facing home for brightness all day.
Let us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder
Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.