Raw Land Purchase - Perc and Well Question
My first posting in this neighborhood of GW. I usually hang out at the roses forum in recent years (landscape design and home decorating, too).
So - skipping to the chase....
The owner of the raw land property that borders the property we live on intends to sell his land and has given us first option to purchase it (we'd asked him to do that when we moved in here).
In researching buying raw land and to discover if it's buildable - and most significantly to get a land loan - we are repeatedly told that we have to have it perc tested. That we understand.
What we don't understand is why it isn't required that we also have it well/water tested? Meaning, is there water there that would feed a well (or whatever the terminology is)? Isn't that as big a question and factor for it being "buildable land"?
BTW - if this makes any difference - the property is about 1.5 acres, surrounded by about 10 other 1 - 2 acre lots with houses on them (including ours) that all have well and septic.