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Old 03-12-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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I have been reading how expensive it is to build in Aspen. Does anyone happen to know how much it costs per square foot to build in the surrounding areas such as Carbondale and Basalt. Thanks
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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Don't expect it to be that much less expensive. The land will cost less and you'll probably have lower priced finishes but there isn't a surplus of builders in the area and they have to factor in high cost of living for their employees.

We built in Willits in 2002 and it was about $230 sq/ft on a very tight budget, that was before the area had the amenities that it currently does. That house sold a couple years ago at about $355 sq/ft, sadly we didn't still own it to cash in on that.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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recently got bids to build a fairly modest 1,800 sq ft house in Basalt. Maybe a bit upscale in layout/architectural features, but no high end finishes or trim, no fancy gourmet kitchen ...

GC quotes ranged from $450-500 psf for the turnkey structure. Did not include site prep/utilities hook-ups.

the architect/engineer thought that the bids were likely to not be able to do the project properly at that price, but would depend upon change orders or other means to up the final cost.

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Old 03-19-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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recently got bids to build a fairly modest 1,800 sq ft house in Basalt. Maybe a bit upscale in layout/architectural features, but no high end finishes or trim, no fancy gourmet kitchen ...

GC quotes ranged from $450-500 psf for the turnkey structure. Did not include site prep/utilities hook-ups.

the architect/engineer thought that the bids were likely to not be able to do the project properly at that price, but would depend upon change orders or other means to up the final cost.

That's pretty depressing. So you're looking at north of a million dollars, plus whatever the land costs, plus whatever it takes to fix the things that are not done properly.

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Old 03-26-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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Wow. Incredible how expensive it has become. Love the area, but not sure it’s worth that kind of money!
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