If your building a new home, its a vacant lot :) . take lots of time to decide the placement of the home. Consider east west , wind direction etc. Traffic noise, schools etc. Spend some time there in the am, the pm, and the weekends and during the week. Imagine the view from the windows, so you know what your going to be looking at for the next 20 years. It pays off in the long run. When we build a spec home , we will spend many hours scoping it out. Trying to get the home to fit into the landscape.