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About how much do you think it would cost?

for a small house, 4 bedroom, 2-3 bath, a family room, diningroom, kitchen with a walk-in pantry, laundry room, and patio. From scratch. We were looking into buying a house but none of them are really anything were looking for, so were thinking about taking out a loan, and both our dads build houses, and churchs, things like that, so theyve both agreed to do it, we were just wondering about how much it would cost, what do you think?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • the cost depends where you live, here in oregon the home you describe could be built for 250,000 in some areas, In california where I grew up your looking at upwards of 700,000. It all depends on the area your looking at building, you can check for builders in your area online and they normally have sample plans with a cost estimate. There are many independent builders out there. One thing I saw recently on one of the home networks was that you can preorder your walls already framed you just lock them together and then drywall, the electric is pre installed and the cost savings was huge.

    When we were looking into it we found that in our area the resale value on a modular was really bad as in less than you paid for it type of bad. Several friends also warned us away from them as well they had these beautiful modular homes that were filled with mildew and other major problems because of materials used.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:45 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Stick build houses are much more expensive than modular homes. You can get a nice modular home and still customize it with everything you want for half the price of stick.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:34 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • You need design plans to estimate the cost of building a home. The design has a huge effect on the cost.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I agree with anon :03. Get your house designed first, preferably with the help of a design software or a professional. They know how to design so you get the best construction value for your dollar. Then any decent builder can figure an estimate for you, not including the cost of the land you build on. Don't forget the cost of a well or septic or getting power to the property, or tying into water or sewer if you're in city limits. There will also be building license fees and most of the time you'll have to have a licensed plumber or electrician in order to get inspection approval. Heating/cooling systems are something to think about too, as well as excavating and landscaping.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:15 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • It can cost you a thousand dollars to have plans drawn up. It is very expensive to do it yourself. Usually more expensive by the time you have bought land, designed a plan with all the bells and whistles you want and built the or had the home built. Finding contractors and keeping them is a pain. You;d be much better off to keep on looking. The cost really depends on where you live. East and West materials and labor are more expensive so it starts out costing more.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:00 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • here in wisconsin the house your describing as a modular home would be anywhere from $150,000 to $225,000 for everything

    Answer by katiekruschke at 9:31 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

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    they have some of the neatest home designs.

    it all depends on where you are, what the costs of the materials are, labour costs, and permits and all the rest of the required things for home building.

    a modular home is probably cheaper - and they're really nice too.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:42 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Last time I checked ( a few years ago) in our area it was an average of $100 per a square foot.

    Answer by kc932 at 12:39 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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