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9 Important Factors Before Buying Mountain Property or Building A Mountain Home
1 Site Stability -- the ability of the land to adequately support a house.
2 Sewage Disposal -- the proper and safe disposal of household sewage.
3 Drinking Water -- sufficient quantity and high quality drinking water for your home.
4 Slope -- building-site preparation is complicated by shallow bedrock and high erosion rates that commonly exist on steeply sloping land.
5 Access -- legal access in and out of your property to a state-maintained road; a properly planned and constructed access road.
6 Flood Plains -- whether or not the property is subject to flooding
7 Stewardship of the Land -- how you maintain your land can benefit you in the future; a well-landscaped homesite is attractive and prevents erosion?
Viewsheds -- how can you help preserve the scenic quality of the mountains.
River Preservation -- the stream running through your land provides water for many others down-stream.
Wildlife -- how to manage visits from wildlife.
8 Solar Energy Potential -- the orientation and exposure of a house to the sun partially determines ease and expense of heating.
9 Mineral Rights -- who owns the mineral rights to the property?