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Our team is also composed of on-staff real estate professionals who work for you 7 days a week, 12 hours a day. Many of our clients have taken advantage of our on-site real estate services which have facilitated the sale of their existing property into the purchase of their new home.

Additionally, by utilizing our real estate services, we’ll put thousands of dollars in your pocket. Grander Realty

Selling your existing home:
Sale price of your home                                $200,000
Standard commission 6%                             $12,000
Grander Realty commission 4.5%                $9,000
                                               You save!          $3,000

Finding land for your dream home:

If you have not yet purchased your lot, we advise you to consider the following:

  • Is the lot and surrounding area suitable for the type of home you are planning to build? Consider this from both a physical and aesthetic point of view.
  • Will the lot support a basement, or crawl space? A better location almost always justifies spending a little more money.

It is wise to determine the style and size home you plan to build before looking at lots. It would be a shame to find out that the home you want to build won’t fit on the lot after considering baselines.

A knowledgeable professional, specializing in vacant land, can assist you in making these contacts and may have first-hand knowledge of the area.

Request that the seller provide a legal description of the lot, prepared by a registered surveyor, showing all legal easements and baselines (you may not be able to build just anywhere on the lot). Negotiate legal and other closing costs to be paid by or split with the seller. If you must pay all or part of the legal fees, insist on appointing an attorney of YOUR choice.

  • Check resale values in the area of your building site. Build within range of those resale values. Do not over-build or under-build.
  • Utilities: gas, electric, TV, phone, etc. Have they been extended to the property line? Are they accessible?
  • Does the property need land balancing or fill dirt?
  • Are there any restrictions on drive access?
  • Check subdivision bylaws, zoning, and building department ordinances for restrictions on height and width, and front, back, and side setbacks.
  • Obtain a Title Search on the property to ensure free and clear title. Insist on title insurance.
  • Keep in mind, trees are expensive to remove.
  • Is the land in a flood plain (wetlands)? If so, will the Department of Natural Resources be involved?
  • Property taxes: Are the schools and roads developed? If not, taxes may go up.
  • Property may pass percolation test for septic system, but do not assume standard installation cost. Get a written bid before purchasing property.
  • Survey lot corners: Do not build on your neighbor’s property or on a restricted area.
  • Use a minimum down payment when purchasing property. Free and clear property in not necessarily a requirement of financing.

This may sound like a daunting task, but you do not have to take this on alone. We can help alleviate much of the leg work and research while providing you with the best direction and advice based on your plans.

Why Grander Realty?

Local Real Estate Agent

  • Your home is listed on all MLS sites
  • Commission discount of 1.5% when you list your existing home with us
  • Full-time Realtor® on staff 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Heavy social media marketing
  • Photo Galleries: Grander Realty will help you stage your home