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Land Development

Land development is probably the least understood area of the entire process. It is not only misunderstood by the client but also by a large number of builders. If you can imagine placing a hook on top of the home and picking it up from the lot all the work that remains on the site with the home removed is “Land Development” This includes excavation, clearing trees, septic fields, sewer, water, bringing in and connecting utilities, driveways and permits. On a typical lot in Skagit County it generally runs between $25,000 and $60,000. As you can see this could easily be the second largest line item in the overall budget right behind the cost of the lot. Another consideration in selecting you lot’s location is the possible impact fees (i.e. schools, parks, sewer, traffic, fire, etc.) that are charged in that jurisdiction and the wide variation of costs from jurisdiction to jurisdicion. We feel that it is unconscionable for a builder to ask an owner to go into the custom home process without having a very good idea as to what the overall land development costs are going to be.

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