I'm in the process of evaluating a lake-front lot in my city in hopes of building my next home there. The lot is on a small peninsula as seen on google maps here.
I briefly talked to a friend of mine who does home construction and he said the water table is high and that I likely wouldn't be able to have a traditional basement (something I would very much prefer to have). I'm wonder what other considerations I would need to take. Would it be standard to consult with a builder before even purchasing land?