We interview Dave Porter, Director, PorterWorks.
What you see is not always what you get. And that is never more true than when buying land on which to build. What you see on above the ground is only a small part of the picture, and it’s not always clear what hidden surprises await you beneath the surface – rock outcroppings, dumped or abandoned materials, hazardous waste, or worse. Then, there are zoning ordinances, codes and restrictions that dictate what you can or can’t build, or even if the land can be built on at all (remember the spotted owl?)!
Dave Porter, Director of PorterWorks, has seen too many land deals go south because of unexpected issues. With decades of experience in mortgage and development lending, Dave now consults with builders and developers on a land negotiations, green building and neighborhood development. He’s created a 54-point checklist for builders and developers of points to consider when looking at property. Every building site must be looked at carefully and individually, but this list will give you an idea of what to look for – and what to avoid – when performing your due diligence.
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Contact Dave Porter at [email protected], or visit his website, PorterWorks.com