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how much $ to Build a house ?

I am trying to figure out the range it may coast us to build a house. Dose anyone have any idea the coast to have a 3 bedroom 2 bath 1 story house build on your own property . Just a range of what it may coast with cabnets, light switches ext.. I have checked out different people they say well we can not give you a number with out details and floor plan they are not getting I just want a number to look at not for it to be a bottom line.
Any ideas>>???

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Asked by mamagator at 7:25 AM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • depends on a lot of factors, the size, the materials, location, landscaping, and what bells and whistles you're getting.

    A home in Sunny SoCAL overlooking the ocean would cost more than a home inland in East LA overlooking the barrios, even tho its an identical house.

    Answer by Zoeyis at 7:33 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Truthfully it depends on where you live. We live in SW Oklahoma. We got a house built from the grond up. I a new comunity here. We picked the lot and the type of house we wanted. We got to pick out everything in the house. 4 bd, 2 bth. 1870 sq ft. Cost about $185 thousand.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:34 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I guess it depends where you build. We are building a house right now in S. FL. It is a 3900 sq ft 4 bdrm with a loft and 3 full baths. It is costing us $450K. That includes all appliances, flooring, impact windows, etc.

    Answer by Syphon at 7:50 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • There are too many variables to be able to answer your question accurately.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:55 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Even though you have the land I'd look at comparable homes (new construction and previously owned homes) and take the selling price do idea it by the square footage. And add20% to be on the safe side. We did a 2300 sqft addition tou our 600 sqft cabin several years ago and spent like 1$115/sqft and that was on the cheep side no bells and whistles. We did do nicer cabinets in the kitchen however no bathrooms were included in that price.
    Good luck

    Answer by mtnaspen at 7:57 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • The cost to build is probably the same as comparable sizednew house in that neighborhood. So, let's say in your neighborhood a newer build the size and style you want would cost about $100,000, then roughly the cost to build would be the same or even more if you have higher end finishings or eco-friendly materials

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:29 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Without a floor plan would be hard to determine. Not all 3 bedroom 2 bath homes would be the same size. To build a 3000 sqft home like that would cost more than one that is 1800 sqft.

    It cost us 600k to build our 6 bedroom 7 bath home. We have 5900 sqft above grade and a 2500 sqft fully finished basement. We owned our land. Our first home we built was 4 bed 3 bath and 2800 sqft cost us 250k to build. Others on our block had homes with 4 bed and 3 baths but paid less than us some more because of the sqft. No one will give you an estimate without building plans because they have no clue what the costs would be without them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • You could do it cheap for $50,000, you could do it right and good for $200,000, you could go overboard and spend $1,000,000. Too many variables to give you any real range. And all those little things like lightswitches are too hard to factor in, you can get cheap ones for $1, you can get really nice ones for $10. You really need to sit down with a contractor and set up a plan - find one who will not hold you to building with him first, then pick all your inside details, you basically need to pick & know every single itty bitty detail and then get local quotes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Depends on where you live.
    The size
    The floor plan
    Whether you want the nicest cabinets and fixtures, or something middle of the line.

    Start contacting people to get estimates.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 10:20 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

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