If you’re thinking about building a custom home in Ottawa, but aren’t sure where to start when it comes to buying land, Omega Homes can help with that. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to finding the right development or community to suit you and your family’s needs.
Finding The Right Location
Before you can pick the perfect lot, it’s important to find a community that will suit your lifestyle now and in the future. Once you decide on a location, then you can start your search for a lot that suits your specific needs. We take the time to sit down with you to discuss your needs and future goals in order to find the right area for your custom home. We’ve helped countless clients buy the land for their dream homes in Ottawa, and there are a few key questions that help us select a series of location options for you to choose from.
- How many occupants will be living in the home currently, and in the future?
- Where will you be commuting to for work, school, social events, etc.? How will you be commuting?
- What kind of location suits your lifestyle? Are you active, outdoorsy, family-oriented, or looking to be closer to the excitement of the city?
- Would you like to have a large back yard? If so, what type of exposure are you looking for?
- Are you looking to retire here in the future?
These are just a few of the many questions we will ask you, but you can see the goal is to understand our current clients and who they will potentially be in the future. After all, you want your dream home to suit your unique needs for years to come, and a lot of that comes down to location.
Finding The Right Lot
During this stage of the process, we step away from questions about your personal needs and start to focus on your construction preferences. At this point, we will have a good picture of what you’re looking for in your custom home in terms of size and occupancy, but we need to learn more about the specific details and designs you would like to find the perfect lot.
- Consider the potential for loss of privacy and noise from neighbouring lots
- Do the size, orientation, and slope suit your design needs?
- Investigate the geology and topography of the site to find out if there is a risk of landslides or soil slips
- Does the site have adequate drainage? Does the natural drainage allow for pool installation if you decide you want one?
- Are services like hydro included, or will they have to be added?
- What are the local bylaws and building restrictions? Will they impact your custom home build?
- Is there permanent road access? Will it be adequate enough to support construction vehicles?
After we discuss these factors for each of the site options, we can determine the total cost of the lot and make sure it will fall within your budget. Once the process of finding the right community and lot is complete, we can start the exciting process of designing your custom dream home. We work with you during every stage of the design process to ensure your home is exactly what you envisioned and completed within your specified budget.
Up & Coming Communities To Consider
Omega builds homes all around Ottawa, so you won’t be restricted to any one area when you choose to build your custom home with us. That being said, if you’re going to buy land in Ottawa, you should consider purchasing a lot in one of these amazing communities.
This neighbourhood is located just south of downtown Ottawa in the beautiful village of Greely. You can enjoy the tranquility of country living while still having access to numerous schools, shops, and golf courses. Most of the lots in Lakeland Meadows are over an acre, which means they can accommodate spacious homes and yards. Many of the lots also have an abundance of trees so privacy won’t be an issue.
The Quinn Farm Development
The Quinn Farm is Ottawa’s environmentally friendly community located in the heart of Greely Village, and it’s only a 30-minute commute from downtown Ottawa. It’s the ideal location for outdoor recreation, being just a short distance from the Greely Village Park, which is home to soccer fields, basketball courts, a skate park, and a playground. There are also several quality schools in the area ranging from nursery level to high school.
Located 20 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, just outside of the villages of Manotick and Greely, Adam Estates is the perfect rural setting for families of all types. There are two-acre plus lots available, so it’s the ideal location if you’re looking to buy land in Ottawa with an abundance of space and privacy. The development is also close to a number of golf courses, schools, and recreational facilities, so you can enjoy the solitude of rural living with access to all the amenities you need. Plus, there are established and trusted hydro and telephone connections already, so you won’t need to worry about service access when you plan your dream home’s construction.
If you’re interested in buying land in Ottawa to build your custom home, contact Omega Homes! We’re here for you every step of the way, from finding a lot to designing and building your dream home.
We don’t just build you a house, we build you a home. We assemble the top architects, designers, and trades personnel to work in conjunction with our experienced and licensed staff in order to make your dream home a reality. As a Tarion Custom Home Design-Builder, we feel it is our responsibility to be adaptable to each client’s individual needs. There’s no job we can’t handle, and we will do whatever it takes to meet your requests with high-quality results. Our architects and designers are always looking for new and exciting challenges, so the only limit is your imagination.