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Arthur Rutenberg Homes is your Lake Norman area home lot expert.  As part of our service as a trusted area builder, we can help you evaluate potential home sites.  In determining if a home site will work for you, price and location are just a few of the important criteria. We have found that having us involved prior to the purchase of a home site can potentially save you thousands of dollars.  We can provide you with an excellent checklist of items that need to be evaluated during the due diligence period of a lot sale.  Just some of the items that you need to be aware of in your analysis are:

  • Grading and Site Clearing.  What additional costs are involved in clearing and grading?
  • Site Conditions. This covers a wide variety of costs associated with the lot.  These can include additional foundation block, dropped siding, basements, length of water line, railings on porches and porch steps.
  • Architectural Review by a homeowners association. Any costs of the review and changes required by the homeowners association for approval.
  • Tap fees.  These fees are charged by a town or county to hook up to their sewer and water systems if they are available.

These are only a few of the items overlooked by customers that may come up later in the process.  You would be surprised how many customers come to us after the fact with a home site they bought because they got a “deal”.  In many of these cases the sellers knew that there were considerable issues with the site and the buyer had not budgeted for the additional costs.  Let us help you up front and smooth the way for an easier home building process.

Arthur Rutenberg began business in 1953 as an “on your lot” builder.  Whether you already own a home site or need help finding that very special place, the professionals at Arthur Rutenberg Homes are ready to help you.  We build in fine communities and on customer owned property throughout Iredell, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln and Rowan counties.

For more information contact:

Kim Blanton 704-696-8262

Kblanton@arhomes.com