Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Buying A Home ? Zoning and Architectural Review Board Restrictions > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Buying A Home ? Zoning and Architectural Review Board Restrictions

When you buy a home, you need to be aware of the various things that can limit your control over the property. This is as true for finished lots and single family homes as it is for townhouses, condos, and apartments. It's a good idea to understand these limitations before you buy, so that you can decide whether you're willing to live with them or not. After you buy, it's too late; you're stuck.

Zoning

In most jurisdictions, zoning limits how a piece of property can be used. There are many variations of residential zoning. In some, no business activity is permitted. Some allow business activity but no signs. In some, no commercial vehicles can be parked regularly.

Some residential zones permit only a single dwelling per quarter acre, per acre or per ten acres. Most limit the owner's ability to subdivide land. Some allow only single family dwellings while others allow high rise apartments. Still others allow apartments, but limit the height of apartment buildings. Many do not allow mobile homes.

Some jurisdictions have "overlay districts" in addition to zoning. These are common in areas with many older buildings and a community desire to preserve them. Additions to homes of this type are obviously restricted, but restrictions regarding the location, style, height, and even whether they're allowed at all or not, also applies to fences, sheds, walks, gates, and similar ancillary structures.

Fredericksburg, Virginia has a forty block "historic district." Residents of this area must follow normal zoning rules. However, they must also submit an application to the Architectural Review Board for any changes to the visible exterior of their homes. This can be a surprise for some new homeowners in the area.

You can find detailed information about zoning, overlay districts and the like fairly easily. Simply visit the courthouse for the county in which the property is located or ask your real estate professionals for assistance.

Raynor James is with http://www.fsboamerica.org - providing homes for sale by owner, "FSBO", properties. Are you thinking, "Should I sell my home?" Visit http://www.fsboamerica.org/seller.cfm to sell your home sale for free for one month.

In The News:


PR Newswire (press release)

Investcorp Announces Completion of First European Real Estate Portfolio
PR Newswire (press release)
LONDON, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Investcorp (the "Company"), a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announces the completion of its first European real estate portfolio following the acquisition of seven ...

and more »

GlobeSt.com

How “Real Estate Fracking” Is Leaving Its Mark
GlobeSt.com
As Weikal explains it, real estate fracking involves using technology to break or open up a real estate asset and monetize it in entirely new ways, much like the process of injecting rock formations with high-pressure liquids to release the oil inside ...


Charleston Post Courier

Charleston's tight industrial real estate market expected to stay that way
Charleston Post Courier
Increased industrial growth is putting pressure on builders to keep up with demand for manufacturing and warehouse space, according to a report by the commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. The Charleston-area vacancy rate for industrial-use ...


Erie County Real Estate Transactions
Buffalo News
Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk's office for the week ending Sept. 15,2017. AKRON • 57 East Ave., Cassandra A. Nicholas; Michael A. Nicholas to Edna M. Scherf; Kevin J. Scherf, $200,000.


Newhomeprograms.com Joins Forces With David Knox Real Estate Training
PR Newswire (press release)
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week was a very pivotal moment for the future of Newhomeprograms.com as a deal was inked with the David Knox Real Estate Training company. As real estate commissions around the country ...

and more »

Partners of Life: Best of Real Estate
ValpoLife.com
The real estate scene is booming in Northwest Indiana! Not only are there a ton of great homes and properties on the market at all times, but there are a great number of real estate agencies, teams, and realtors out there working hard to connect the ...

and more »

Australia shares lose steam as financials and real estate stocks weigh
Reuters
The sell-off was led by real estate stocks, which accounted for more than a quarter of losses in the index, with industrial property developer Goodman Group Pty Ltd falling 2.3 percent to its lowest in over two weeks, and shopping centre developer ...

and more »

BRIEF-Plaza Create Honsha to transfer real estate business to wholly owned unit
Reuters
Says it will transfer real estate business to Tokyo-based wholly owned unit, which is engaged in print shops related business, effective Dec. 1. Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/CgSvo1. Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News). Our Standards:The ...


Albuquerque Journal

Taking the plunge into real estate
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While parts of Nob Hill, Downtown and Old Town have drawn strong interest from investors looking for residential and commercial real estate, some brokers say it's actually in some of the city's marginal neighborhoods where small ...


Training series coaches real estate developers
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque and other sponsors are teaming up for a training series about small-scale real estate development starting Tuesday, Oct. 24. One of the workshop teachers is Dallas developer Monte Anderson, an proponent ...

Google News

The Best Way To Get Real Estate Listings

The Real Estate Industry is HUGE and is a golden... Read More

Can I Sell My Private Mortgage Notes?

In this country millions of homes are sold every year.... Read More

The Cat in the Attic

Strange and unexpected things happen during home inspections. Seldom are... Read More

What Can I Realistically Earn In A Lease Purchase Business?

If you're looking at Lease Purchasing as a business, you'll... Read More

The Great Real Estate Bubble Quiz

You hear it asked on the radio, in the newspapers... Read More

Buying and Selling Distressed Houses for Maximum Profit (Update)

If you want to become a real estate investor, find... Read More

Thinking About Selling Your Home?

Owning a home is the original American dream. It's the... Read More

10 Easy but Essential Steps for Home Selling Success

They say that the whole process of selling up, buying... Read More

Ten Steps for Becoming a Successful Real Estate Investor

The secret to success in real estate investment is finding... Read More

Lake Havasu Real Estate

Lake Havasu real estate is a hot commodity. With surrounding... Read More

Why Invest In Property?

Why property, some people ask when looking for an investment.... Read More

Pricing Your Property

A house properly priced is half sold. But there are... Read More

Dramatic Profits From Preconstruction Real Estate Investing

The preconstruction process is an innovative real estate investment opportunity... Read More

Cant Rent a Work Zone

So you've picked up your first (or third, or tenth)... Read More

Real Estate Bubble: Fact or Fiction?

The real estate market buzz across the country these days... Read More

Many Ways To Make Money In Real Estate!

Real Estate is a multi-faceted investment arena - there are... Read More

How To Realistically Get Started As A Real Estate Investor

When it comes to real estate investing, most beginners find... Read More

San Antonio Texas Real Estate

The San Antonio, Texas real estate market is still going... Read More

Selling Property - Valuing Your Property

Selling property privately has many advantages over using an estate... Read More

Are You Really A Twenty First Century Investor

Today's residential real estate market for investors has become very... Read More

Big Discounts With Property Investment Clubs?

A stagnant stock market, low interest rates and booming property... Read More

Home Equity Loans ? Beware of Appraisal Fraud

A new report by the independent Demos group has revealed... Read More

Real Estate Investing ? The Job Escape

Real estate investing is pretty unusual in lots of ways.... Read More

What to Look Out For When Buying Off Plan

Buying Off PlanIt can be difficult to decide when every... Read More

Location, Location, Location

Location, location, location - known as the 3 most important... Read More