If I wanted to locate a mini home on private land, how much will that cost?

The decision to locate a mini home on private land brings a lot of variables into the mix. Each variable can provide an advantage or could incur an added cost. Here is an example:

Approximate Costs for Developing a Parcel of Land for a Mini Home:
COST OF LAND:$30,000 – $80,000
TAXES:1.5% of the purchase price of land
LAND CLEARING & ENTRANCE ROAD:~ $10,000-$15,000 (up to 100ft of driveway, including culvert)
HOME SITE PAD PREPARATION:~$4,000-$5000
WATER SUPPLY (WELL):$10,000
SEPTIC FIELD:$20,000 – $40,000
ELECTRIC (POLE INSTALLATION):(1st 125ft of line is free) additional poles can range from $800 – $1,500 each, pending site visit by NSP planner
LANDSCAPING:~$5,000
LEGAL FEES:$1000 – $3,500
POTENTIAL REBATES? (GOV’T)Up to $3000 PST rebate + 36% GST rebate
OTHER FEES (MAY OR MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE):
SURVEYOR’S FEES
$1,500 – $3,000
APPRAISAL FEES
$500
PERMITS (blasting, occupancy, etc)
Anywhere from $500 – $5,000
UTILITY SERVICE CONNECTIONS
$100 – $500

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Please be advised that our office is open by appointment only. We are trying whenever possible to maintain social distancing to keep our staff and clients safe. We have tight areas in our office and want to avoid client overlap. During Covid, we discovered that we are able to share information about our homes with clients from the comfort and safety of their own home, using video meetings, virtual tours, and digital signing.  At this time, you will also notice we have no model homes on the lot to view in person, however, we do have virtual tours of all of our homes that can be found online on our YouTube channel or our FaceBook page. For more information about our homes, or to book your private in-person appointment, please call ahead prior to visiting our office, at (902) 835-8388 or send an email to .
We thank you in advance for your understanding & look forward to speaking with you.
Note: This information is current as of Aug 2nd, 2022. 
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