The location of your
home is a very important decision that can dramatically affect the price, the
type of services that are offered in the area, and how functional it is for you.
Some things to consider are:
Layout of the lot
- Is it on a hill or at the base of a cliff?
Drainage - How
will water flow on and around the property?
Weather hazards -
Are hurricanes or floods a common occurrence?
Services nearby -
Are there freeway accesses, banks, stores, etc. nearby?
facilities - Are there hospitals and physician offices nearby?
transportation - Are there bus lines or subways?
services - How close are fire, police, and ambulance services?
Safety - Is there
Recreation - Are
there parks or recreation facilities nearby?
Distance - How
far is it from where you are or will be working?
Schools - How far
is it from schools or educational institutions?
Certain programs, like that of Habitat for Humanity, allow you to substitute
money for labor, by building your own home or helping others to build theirs.
Find a listing of local contacts for this nonprofit at this section of their
Administration (VA), Specially Adapted Housing Program
The Veteran's Administration has a specially adopted housing program for
veterans that have specific service-connected disabilities. For more information
regarding these programs, visit the VA website.