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Bovina20
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Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?

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TheHiddenFlask
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
depends on the neighborhood


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Tiger JJ
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
In Phoenix right now it's definitely sub-$35 and I've seen sub-$30.


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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
There was a rather lengthy debate on this subject in the last two months on here if you can find it. Lots of variations to the answers.

Some guy who had his buddy build him a spec house in the country where there is little to no zoning(oversight) will tell you that if you spend more than $80 sf, you are getting ripped off.


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1p56
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In Phoenix right now it's definitely sub-$35


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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In Phoenix right now it's definitely sub-$35




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NEW construction? Damn!!!


Tiger JJ
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
Yeah, I know. And if they are putting up a model on the quick, they can do it in like 4 days!


Tiger JJ
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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I don't have a link, I'm just talking from direct, current experience. And that's obviously just sticks and bricks - doesn't include the lot, taxes, fees and even some upgrades.

For higher end stuff, I've seen really very nice product in North Scottsdale being built for $80/ft.

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1p56
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For higher end stuff, I've seen really very nice product in North Scottsdale being built for $80/ft.


I could see that...


Tiger JJ
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
I mean, I was staggered by how nice it was for that cost.


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1p56
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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Yeah, I know.


Ok, I'll start, you all finish... (ie, I'll fill in a few blanks and you fill in the rest)

2000 sf 3BR/2BA house @ $35/sf = $70,000.00 to build.

Lot prep:
Slab form/pour: $7500.00
Driveway:
Framing:
Roof (4/12 pitch, shingles, 26 squares): $3900.00
Exterior (brick front/vinyl else):
Windows:
Exterior Doors:
Interior Doors:
Garage Door:
HVAC: $5000.00
Plumbing:
Electrical:
Insulation:
Drywall:
Base and trim:
Cabinets (incl hardware):
Bath vanities:
Door hardware:
Lights/fart fans:
Painting:
Flooring: $6000.00
Phone/data/catv:
Builders risk:
Gen Liab / Workers comp:
Permits:

TOTAL:

For now, let's go with ZERO OH&P other than insurance required to build.






Tiger JJ
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
What do you want to know?


1p56
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What do you want to know?



I just want to fill it all in and see if we can build a house for $35/sf. I just don't want to do all the work.



Tiger JJ
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I just want to fill it all in and see if we can build a house for $35/sf. I just don't want to do all the work.


I was talking about large builders - mostly the publics -able to do it with that scale.


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nevernorthofgov
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
Yes, you did. Research the standards at CCLA. What sort of requirements do they have for building houses? You can meet all of the requirements of a CCLA home and have widely different costs per square foot.

What you should have said was "depends on the finish."


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FriscoKid
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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Ok, I'll start, you all finish... (ie, I'll fill in a few blanks and you fill in the rest)


I would say a modest 2 bath would be about 10,000 including tubs, shower, h20 heater, and fixtures. I have heard of some plumbers going below 8,000


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LSUDad
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
Why build? Tons out there to buy.


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LSUDad
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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Lot prep:
Slab form/pour: $7500.00
Driveway:
Framing:
Roof (4/12 pitch, shingles, 26 squares): $3900.00
Exterior (brick front/vinyl else):
Windows:
Exterior Doors:
Interior Doors:
Garage Door:
HVAC: $5000.00
Plumbing:
Electrical:
Insulation:
Drywall:
Base and trim:
Cabinets (incl hardware):
Bath vanities:
Door hardware:
Lights/fart fans:
Painting:
Flooring: $6000.00
Phone/data/catv:
Builders risk:
Gen Liab / Workers comp:
Permits:

TOTAL:


Ok, when you get this total, add about 15-20%. Prices change, you'll leave out something, too many things change. Anyone ever thought how much it costs to buy light bulbs, every bulb for a new house? Think about it.


WHATDOINO
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re: Whats the going rate per sq foot for building a new house?
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Ok, when you get this total, add about 15-20%. Prices change, you'll leave out something, too many things change. Anyone ever thought how much it costs to buy light bulbs, every bulb for a new house? Think about it.




True, I just bought all new lights for my home and spent nearly 400 dollars.
They are the energy flourescents and they are not cheap.


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