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Old 07-27-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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I have inherited a lot in Cape Coral that I am trying to work on figures to construct a new home on in the next 6 - 12 months.

I am getting various figures between $60 - $100 per sq.ft. There must be a estimated rule of thumb.

I have taken into account impact fees as I already own the lot so have made this inquiry.

Would like to build 3-4 bedroom 1600 sq.ft property on it if possible, what is the largest size property that i can build on a 10,000 sq.ft lot?
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Someone in the City of Cape Coral Building Division should be able to answer all of your questions related to impact fees and size of building allowed. Here is the link to their web site and some info from the site.


http://www.capecoral.net/Government/ProjectandBuildingInformation/BuildingDivision/BuildingYourHome/tabid/446/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Building Your Home


The Department of Community Development can answer all of your questions about building you dream home in Cape Coral.
The Planning Division has information regarding zoning and development surrounding your chosen site.
The Building Division answers questions concerning construction of your home.

The links below will help you begin the process of building your new home in Cape Coral.

Last edited by TamRE; 07-27-2011 at 01:20 PM..
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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We just finished building a home in NW cape. It was a nightmare. My general contractor was a dope, his subcontractors were arrogant and careless. We didn't build a cheap home either, it cost us $330k. I was very careful in choosing my general, I did all my homework. These builders down here think it is still 2004 and they can call all the shots. Quality is unheard of. They are shameless. If anyone wants the name of these contractors to avoid, just let me know.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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The way things are built today you are better off doing it yourself if you can. You save time and money plus its built right.Because in the long run you will end up rebuilding it later if you don't watch it. We are doing some of this now at our small townhouse complex. The contractor and town permit people must have been drunk or high when they built and passed our complex. They will tell you it was bad then because it was so busy. But I see from your note things still are bad. What is there excuse now? I bet they were always there to collect there pay also for doing poor work?
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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We just finished building a home in NW cape. It was a nightmare. My general contractor was a dope, his subcontractors were arrogant and careless. We didn't build a cheap home either, it cost us $330k. I was very careful in choosing my general, I did all my homework. These builders down here think it is still 2004 and they can call all the shots. Quality is unheard of. They are shameless. If anyone wants the name of these contractors to avoid, just let me know.
I'm curious witch contractor you are reffering to because I also want to build a home in the Cape.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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I have inherited a lot in Cape Coral that I am trying to work on figures to construct a new home on in the next 6 - 12 months.

I am getting various figures between $60 - $100 per sq.ft. There must be a estimated rule of thumb.

I have taken into account impact fees as I already own the lot so have made this inquiry.

Would like to build 3-4 bedroom 1600 sq.ft property on it if possible, what is the largest size property that i can build on a 10,000 sq.ft lot?
Be vary very careful and check out the builder I have seen some very shoddy construction here in the area.
Do your homework, it will save you a lot of aggravation and money.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Use this web site to make sure the contractor is licesned and that their license is current:
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp

You can use Angie's List Doctor Reviews & Contractors Ratings - Find a Doctor or General Contractor | Angie's List

or the Better Business Bureau United States and Canada BBB Consumer and Business Reviews, Reports, Ratings, Complaints and Accredited Business Listings

to check out the contractor as well.

Ask the contractor for references and call the people.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:07 AM
 
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I am getting insurance quotes for my $55K property and the insurance company are suggesting replacement value of $110 / square foot. That seems to high and works out at $175,000 replacement cost to replace a $55K property.

I would also like to know a good rule of thumb for cost to build?
Hope someone can reply to your question as I want to know the same.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Has anyone heard of the new Net Zero homes being built? They are building energy efficient homes in the area.
Home Builders in Cape Coral FL, Home Builders in Fort Myers FL, Southwest Florida High Performance, Low Energy, Net Zero Homes, Remodeling, Chinese Drywall, Commercial Construction - Ravenwood Homes

Maybe something to check out.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA
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I would also like to know a good rule of thumb for cost to build? Hope someone can reply to your question as I want to know the same.
To get a good ballpark figure on a per square foot price you will need to provide a few specific specifications for the house you plan to build.

Size

Number of bathrooms

Size of kitchen

Fit and finish(cabinets/counter tops/fixtures/floor coverings/appliances/interior trim/doors/windows/siding/roofing/ect can vary by 10's of thousands of dollars in the same home). As an example, you may want a $3,000 shingle roof, the guy across the street may want a $15,000 terra cotta roof.

Type of foundation

Type of construction(CBS/Frame/Poured Concrete/ICF/ect)

Once the ballpark figure was throw out you would need to add the cost of your lot, permits, fees, insurance, utilities and lot specific clearing and grading to the cost.

eidt: Think of pricing a home by the square foot like pricing a car by the pound. A Honda and a Mercedes may weigh the same, but they do not cost the same amount per pound to build.
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