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Old 08-22-2007, 01:33 PM
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What is the average price per square foot for new residential construction in Branson? I know I can't expect specific numbers without listing details of what I'm wanting in a house, but what is the average cost?

I built a beautiful 2,600 sq. ft. home in deep south Texas for $80,000 (minus the land). I know labor is more in Missouri, so what should I expect?

Also, when does building slow down or come to a halt due to weather?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Location: Wyoming
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when i was in the area this past February i priced a few builders to build my new MO home. i got prices of $90-$110/sq ft (not including land of course) for about a 2000 sq ft home with a walk out basement. my wife and i actually ended up getting some property (3.5 acres) for a steal and couldnt pass it up for about $30K.

many of the builders i talked to weren't against you doing some of the work yourself to offset some of the cost. thats what i plan on doing since im in construction anyway. so if you're handy you might consider that.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:27 PM
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City
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Default All over the board...

Well Carrie, that's a tough question...you're right.

It depends on a lot of things, the type of construction (standard 3br, 2ba, 2car, 8' ceilings, carpet & vinyl, formica...to upscale 12' ceilings, granite, custom wood work...you know.) It also depends on WHERE. And our construction costs are definitely impacted by the terrain. It's not flat here, there's very little dirt. Steep, rocky. Generally.

I think cyberbone's right on at $90-$110 for a decent house...including the excavation costs...including water & sewer...realize that we're just a series of small towns and many of our homes have private well and septic. Just like you were out in the country! Some subdivisions (don't let the word scare you, it's not like back home) have a big community well so they offer community water for a small annual fee...that helps. But that whole issue has to be considered.

The other issue with building here is that we have no building codes. The reputation of the builder is key. There are great builders putting up quality houses and there are cut-corner guys out there. You have to really know who you're dealing with...

Hope that helps.
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