When planning to build a home, if you have found a lot you want is it best to buy it and then go...When planning to build a home, if you have found a lot you want is it best to buy it and then go to the builder or go to the builder and wrap it all into one purchase? Further, if you do buy it upfront, can the land be used as a down payment?May 03 2014 - Tampa00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.