Build favorable to the area. So what exactly does this mean? First off, it is just an opinion. What do you think when you are driving through a neighborhood and you see a house with a flat roof painted purple and all the other homes are hill country style in neutral colors and stone? My thought, what were they thinking? But to some people, it is beautiful in the eye of the beholder. That is one reason many neighborhoods have HOA’s (Home Owners Association) or rules. But have you thought about in the country, out in the open, unrestricted land? Yes, the land owner can do what ever they want. They can build a design that totally does not fit the area. Nothing you can do unfortunately.
So many times, when I have my Real Estate hat on, people ask about what’s next door on the land? My answer is normally land or a home on land, etc. However, that does not mean it will always remain just land, or a home on the land. Developers can come in and buy it, turn it into a subdivision. Or a noisy neighbor moves in and ruins all the quite times you use to enjoy out on your porch, with constant shooting, 4 wheeling, etc. Again, it’s their land and most don’t care about what you might think. Don’t panic, there are still some people that care about what goes on the land and around it. Some will not build outside of the normal construction for the particular area. But, I still have to warn people. You just don’t know.
What is considered favorable to an area? Look around. What blends in? What is the typical construction? Do you want to build a pink and green polka dot barn on your land, which happens to be at the edge of a major highway right outside town? Not unless you want to be the talk of the town. Why would you build this pink and green polka dot barn anyway? There are times that you can justify a very different structure or paint scheme. Maybe you are going to have a kid’s event center inside, or something else. You might want it to stand out.
I guess my last thought, do you want to blend in or stick out with your construction project? Value what is around you and consider how others will perceive your project, Or maybe not. There are always changes coming, different opinions, different ideas, some like to show it, and some don’t. There is no right or wrong in what you want to build, if there are no restrictions. So keep some of these things in mind, when you see or hear something that you don’t think is favorable to the area. For ALL Your Real Estate and Building needs or questions, call Debbie at (830) 833-4249 / (713)818-6658 or firstname.lastname@example.org