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How to Pick the Perfect Lot for Your Custom Home

Congratulations on deciding to build your dream home in Utah. A custom-built home exceptionally crafted in the style you want and with all the features, amenities, and special touches you have always envisioned. First step? Finding the perfect lot! In this blog, you will learn how to pick the perfect lot for your custom home. Here are some things to consider:

Size + Style

How much space do you need? Does the lot fit with the style of home you want to build? Not just for the house itself but also outdoor living spaces, gardens, pools, etc. Are you looking for a mountain retreat, an estate home, or a cozy cabin? A rustic cabin in the woods will have a different feel than a modern home in the city.


Do you want to be in the city or the mountains? Are you looking to be close to amenities and outdoor activities like parks, ski resorts, and hiking trails, or do you prefer to be more secluded? In other words, do you want easy access to highways or to be tucked away for privacy?


What kind of views do you want? Breathtaking mountains or serene valleys? Verdant golf courses or one of Utah’s shimmering lakes? With so many views to choose from, make sure the lot you decide on provides the vista of your dreams.


Consider the slope of the lot and how level the land is. A level lot will be easier and less expensive to build a custom home.

Soil Conditions

What about the soil? Is ground soil suitable for building? This is important for the stability of your home. You will want a professional to assess the soil conditions of any lot you are considering.

Water, Sewer, Gas, Electricity

Does the lot have access to water and sewer lines, or will you need a well and septic tank? Are electricity and gas hookups available? If not, how much will it cost to bring them? Having these utilities in place is a considerable time- and cost-saving factor!

Building and Zoning Regulations

Check with the local city or county for building and zoning regulations. Will you need special permits? For example, some areas restrict what type of home can be built, how large it can be, etc.

Homeowners Association

If the lot is part of a planned community or subdivision, there may be rules and regulations set by a homeowners association that you will need to follow. Know about their restrictions before you build.

Once you have considered all of these factors, you will be well on your way to finding the lot for your custom dream home. Here at NRGY Homes, we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Whether you are looking in Park City, Heber City, Midway, Salt Lake City, or any surrounding area, we can help you pick the perfect lot for your custom home. Once found, we will build it with confidence, trust, and expert craftsmanship. Contact us today! Because happy hunting starts with NRGY Homes.