Recently, someone had passed away in my family and I have inherited some land. I am looking to move out to California and build a home on this land. I spoke with someone in the family who works with building codes in our area and he said I can absolutely do this but the finer details will need to be addressed by someone in California who knows the local legal laws and codes. I read that you will need a downpayment placed on the land you own before you can build which is a standing of good faith and upfront local/city fees. How much does this downpayment cost?