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Building a Custom Home: Step 1 – Land Acquisition

When we talk about building, we aren’t only referring to building homes. We also mean building a community. Gerard Construction is steadfast in helping people create homes in the Brazos Valley. While we love remodels and renovations, especially in giving old homes new life, building homes from the ground up and the relationship that creates between a homeowner and our team, is something we are passionate about.

To begin building a home, truly from the ground up, land acquisition is your first step. The lot and location you choose should take a number of factors into consideration. In order to pick the perfect land for your new home, there is a good amount of work that needs to be done on your end as well as ours. It’s not as simple as opening a map and pointing to a random lot.

Your Work

Thoughtful planning is crucial in every step of the home building process. Land acquisition is no different. Knowing ahead of time what you want can help us do our job better as we partner together. Some thoughts to consider:

  • What are your needs?

This doesn’t simply apply to the land but applies to your family now and in the future. You will need to find the perfect balance between creating a home that works for you today, but also 10, 20, 30, or more years down the road. As Kelly Adams, Vice President, says, “You need to understand your present and future needs.”

  • How accessible do you want to be?

Some families are firm in their desire to live in a town with easy access to amenities, restaurants, and neighbors. Other families would prefer a little more of a quiet place with elbow room in the country. Some families need something in the middle. Each of these has perks and obstacles that come with them including traffic and noise or less Internet accessibility.

  • How much can you afford?

Budget is a huge component of home building, at every step of the way. We have the knowledge to help you set a reasonable budget and to discuss a few alternatives to consider when looking to meet your budget.

Our Work

Once you have a basic idea of what you are looking for, we can help in a number of ways. With 20+ years in the area for Kelly Adams and 60+ years in the area for Michael Patranella, we know this community.

  • We Bring Knowledge

Every neighborhood and parcel of land has a history. Some areas are more prone to rising water, some are still lacking inconsistent cell phone service, some have great schools nearby, some have quiet streets and a community feel, every area has its own character. Because we have been living and working in the area for so long, we can provide insight into the good and the bad, allowing you to make the best decision for your new home.

  • We Know Secrets of the Trade

There are areas tucked away, both inside the city limits and on the outskirts of town that you may have never considered. We love to show our families little secrets and pockets as an option for their new home.

  • We Assist you

At every step of the way, we want to build a relationship with you as we build your home. Sharing our extensive knowledge and experience is important to your home being exactly what you want it to be. You can trust our team, from the very start, building from the ground up.

To learn more about our land acquisition services, contact us today. Our commitment to serving the Brazos Valley will be seen in our commitment to helping your family build your home.





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