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Old 07-15-2010, 12:01 PM
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Hello, I would like to know the average site work / development cost for building a house in Fairfax county. Several builder website say to prepare an estimate of $60,000. Is this reasonable? How much would site work cost for the following type of lot (about .15 - .5 acres):

1) Wooded lot, lots of tree. Urban areas.
2) Old home in place, need to tear down, suburban areas.
3) Semi wooded lot, little mid size trees and bushes, in a community with existing public sewar, gas, and electricity.

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Old 07-16-2010, 09:42 AM
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Estimates in the range of $45,000 to $60,000 are about right. If you really want to dig into it you can look up Machine Rental Caterpillar: Find a Dealer costs and assume that if they know what they are doing it will be at least a week of prep work.

Look at it this way for mid to large size tree and stump removal your pushing $5,000 for one days work so the lowest you will be able to find no matter the lot size will be about $25,000. If you use that for your lower bound then you have to figure out the upperbound because if there is much of anything on .5 acres and you want it cleared you are going to pay A LOT.
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