Things to Consider
when Buying a Lot
Prior to purchasing a lot I am often asked about building
restrictions, power access, wells, septic systems and lot pricing. I will try
and discuss each topic in general terms so I cover most situations.
- Although we require Planning Committee approval for
any building or structure, we are primarily ensuring that County standards
and permits are being followed. Douglas County requires permits for any
structure over 200 square feet. Second floors, lofts, and porch covers are
part of the 200 square foot limit.
- In short, unless you are close to existing power
(200ft plus or minus), it is probably not economically feasible to bring
power in. I doubt that 10% of all Rimrock lots fall into the category.
- We have about 50 private wells averaging about 160
feet in depth. The range is 75-440 ft. There have been very few failed
drillings but no one can guarantee water. I fully expect there to be some
type of well restrictions some day due to DOE regulations. None exist at
- Gravity septic permits are getting more difficult to
get as time goes on. If you have 2 ½ acres or more, it makes it much easier.
You must have PUD power to get a pressure septic permit. One other
alternative is a Flout system but that requires some natural slope on the
lot. There are Health District standards for well and septic spacing.
- Association pricing is $4995. for a standard lot and
$11,995 for a lot close to power. The average size is 1.25 acres and we have
1000 left in inventory.
We finance in-house at 20%
down, 10% interest over 3 years, about $120/month,
with just a few hundred
dollars closing costs after the down payment.
We do not engage in any high-pressure sales tactics and
attempt to make sure all questions are answered to the buyer’s satisfaction
before closing the sale. We encourage all to look at our website prior to
starting the sales process and then come out for a visit to look around.
GM/Rimrock Meadows Association
509 632 9800