As you are searching for a great home plan, make sure you check to see if it is appropriate for your building lot. Some cities and neighborhoods require ridiculous setbacks. This means your home must not be placed any closer than 30 feet to the front property line. In most instances, 30 feet is far too much. It ruins the size of the back yard and simply adds to the cost, because you have a longer driveway. One quick reminder as you measure your setback. Generally the property line is not the sidewalk or the back of the curb. It can be anywhere from 5-15 feet or more from the back of the curb. Look for the property corner stakes. There are also side and back setback requirements. We would love to sell you a house plan, but we also want it to fit on your lot.