Here’s a tip for you if you’re getting into the development game:
Beware of sloping blocks!
Listen, I know that in booms, sloping blocks are sometimes the only thing that seems affordable.
They can be so much cheaper… it seems crazy not to go for it and “figure it out.”
Sloping blocks might look picturesque, but they present a range of challenges. Challenges that will delay your project and increase your costs.
In fact, especially if you’re getting started, I think you should make flat blocks a priority in your search for the perfect development site. And here’s why:
Flat blocks are easier to develop
When you have a flat block, you don’t have to worry about dealing with multiple things like retaining, cut, and fill. This makes it easier to shape the land for roads, driveways, and access. It also reduces the amount of earthworks and retaining walls required, which can save you a lot of money and time.
Builders prefer flat blocks
Builders want flat blocks or gently sloping blocks.
It makes it easier for them to build on. If the block is too steep, it will require more earthworks, benching, and retaining walls…
… all of which can drive up the cost of the project.
Buyers want flat blocks
Buyers also prefer flat blocks.
Sloping blocks can create challenges with installing things like swimming pools, and the lack of usable land can be a deal-breaker for some buyers.
People want flat garden beds and usable land… so you better give it to them if you want to get paid top $! 🙂
Steep blocks present challenges
Sloping blocks can create issues with erosion and sediment control, waterproofing, and retaining walls.
This can lead to delays and increased costs, making them less desirable for real estate development.
In conclusion, when searching for the perfect development site, you should prioritize finding a flat block. This will make your project easier to develop, more appealing to buyers, and less costly in the long run.
But how do you find flat blocks that actually stack? It’s actually easier than most people think… check this out:
Have a great day!