reply to Dodge
Re: Picking location to buy a house Here is one people often forget you want a house north or east or north-east of where you work.
This will allow you to drive south or west away from the sun in the AM and away from the sun in the afternoon.
Makes for much safer less hassle driving.
Whats the point buying a nice house then have to gripe about driving into the sun all the time in the spring and fall?
And yes double check the house or where you are building is not on the flood plain, that you have a relatively low water table, etc. you do not want to have to worry about flooding or mold.