Do you prefer a country or city lot?
If you choose the country, will you have
farmyard smells for a perpetual "incense"?
Would you like a view?
If so, mountains, woods, water?
Do you want to live on a knoll or in a valley?
Are there yearly association fees due?
Is there a
"Covenants and Restrictions"
publication that you must follow to the letter?
What types of structures are permitted/banned
in this particular subdivision?
How much space do you need to avoid feeling cramped?
Will there be plenty of room between your house and the next?
(or considerations for a fence or bushes/trees to offer privacy)
What about noise?
Is the lot close to a highway, railroad tracks, airport, business locations?
How much traffic is there?
Will lights shine into your home from dusk till dawn?
What school system is available for your children?
How far away are the schools, churches, gas station, grocery,
hospital, rescue squad, fire station, etc?
How close is the nearest fire hydrant?
Are there prisons or factories in the vicinity?
Are there sex offenders in the area?
(critical to know particularly if you have children)
What about the demographic makeup of your area?
Are you considering an area where mostly retired people live?
Are there any children in your potential
neighborhood with whom your children may play?