Picking the Right Location to Build A New Home

Building a new home is so exciting. Perhaps the most important decision of the whole process is deciding on the right location for your home. There are many different factors to consider, from the cost of the lot to the safety of the area and more. JMK Contractor, your local new construction contractor in Miami, is here to help with every step of the building process, from picking the perfect location to completing the construction of your new home. As you begin to consider building a new home, here are some things to think about when choosing the location.  


The first thing to consider with new construction is the cost of the lot. Sit down and create a budget where you break down the costs of everything involved in building a new home. This includes things like the cost of the lot, cost to build, property taxes, building permits, etc. The cost of the lot can help you dictate where you build your home. For example, building a new home right on the ocean will cost a lot more than building a house out in the Miami suburbs.

 Vicinity to Other Things

Another thing to consider is what you want to live near. Are you interested in living near the hustle and bustle of the city? Do you want to live near good shopping? What about unique restaurants? Or would you rather live more out in the suburbs closer to parks? Also, think about where you work in relation to where you want to live. It can be easy to blow off an hour commute when you are excited about building your dream home, but think about how you will truly feel when you’re spending two hours in the car commuting to and from work each day. These are all important decisions that will guide you in picking where to build your home.


The next thing to consider is space. For example, if you want a large home with a big yard, chances are you won’t be able to build that home inside the city. As you explore different lots for sale, think about how your dream home would look on that lot. At JMK Contractor, we can help you look at site plans and draw the dimensions of your future home so that you can truly see how your house would look on the lot.


Another thing to consider when building a new home is the safety of the area. You want to find somewhere that you are comfortable talking walks at night or letting your kids play outside. Research local crime rates and recent police reports to get a good idea about the safety of the area. This is especially important if you have children. In addition to doing your research, talk to people who already live in the area to gain a better understanding. Sometimes, areas can be known as “up and coming” and be perfectly safe, regardless of their past reputation. Talking with locals is a good way to get an insider’s view about safety.


The quality of area schools is an important factor to consider if you have children. There are a variety of ways to learn about the schools in your area. First, visit the Florida Department of Education website to learn about specific schools and school districts in your area. Two other helpful websites to learn more about schools are greatschools.org ,and niche.com. Both of these websites include school ratings and reviews so you can read about other people’s experiences. Perhaps the best way to learn about local schools is to talk to parents in the area who have kids in the school system. They can give you a good firsthand account of what the schools are like, which can be helpful in your decision-making process about where to build your new home.

Local Building Codes

It is also essential to consider local building codes when you’re determining the location of your home. Each locality has different zoning laws. Gain an understanding of the relevant laws by visiting with the planning department. The different rules could help you decide where you want to build. For example, maybe you are interested in renting out part of your home as an Airbnb. Some localities allow this and others don’t. Also, before you build you need to obtain a permit; when you visit the planning department, you can learn more information about how to apply for a new construction permit.

Choosing JMK Contractor as Your New Construction Contractor in Miami

At JMK Contractor, a local new construction contractor in Miami, we are here to help you with the entire new construction process from start to finish. From finding the perfect location to getting your dream home built, JMK is up for the job! No build is too big or too small for us! The first step when starting the new construction process is to find the perfect location for your new home. There is a lot that goes into the decision-making process for picking a good location. Homeowners must consider factors like the cost and size of the lot, vicinity to things they need, safety of the area, quality of local schools, and the rules set forth by the local planning department. Take the time to carefully consider each of these factors. Weigh the pros and cons and figure out what location makes sense in both the short and long term. JMK is here to help you with any location questions you have. We have years of experience working as contractors in the Miami area, so we are very familiar with different locations and can help you pick one that works for your new construction project. For more information about beginning the process of building a new home and our contracting services, contact JMK Contractor today.