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Old 05-26-2007, 10:27 PM
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What kind of homes are these. Are this stick built homes, are log more.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:36 AM
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I found those prices on stick built and trusses built homes. Stick built being 5% higher in price and gives you attic space for storage.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:08 AM
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Default Building Costs

Building costs apply to the area as well as the quality and upgrades of the home. Upscale homes here in Florida go from $125 to $160 per sq. ft. I just purchased a new home at a price equaling $140 per sq. ft. of the heated structure (not counting total under roof). It was a great deal for the area and type of home compared to other homes like it. The difference is that the walls are 13 inches thick with an R value rated at "amazing". All superior crown molding, 8ft interior doors, Italian tile, 14 ft ceilings, complete sound and video system control center for the entire home (inside and out), waterfalls, about $100,000 of Imported Italian granite counters, stairs, coffee bar, railings and accents inside and out, all solid wood built in cabinets and so on and so on.

Most custom builders in the area will report a custom home cost of $156 a sq. ft. for this type of home without the granite and some other upgrades this home has. State Farmís estimated cost to rebuild the structure came to 1.1 mil. ($197 per sq ft heated area or $151 per sq. ft. total under roof) also not counting all the granite and upgrades so it really depends on where and what you are planning to build to verify the cost per sq ft.

I built custom homes 15 years ago when I estimated costs at $40 to $60 a sq. ft. so times have changed. Remember that costs per sq. ft. are not near as much for basement or under roof as they are for heated area. Some building costs have decreased in this economy and builders are becoming more desperate so shop around before making a decision.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:44 PM
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Does a garage and a basement get the same square footage price as the main living space? Or is there perhaps a different amount for those two items?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 AM
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$60 is close to break even for builders. This can change from area to area but it's a benchmark.... not cast in concrete (pun intended). That is for contractor grade appliances and fixtures, single family, ranch style etc. There are some fixed prices (or darn close) in every builders cost especially if they own lots/land. The cost of a 2x4 or plywood is generally the same for "builders" at the same moment in time. It does and can change, but it changes "equally". So where is the variables? Land costs, impact and building fees, custom designs, and the biggie... "upgrades". Cost over runs are always associated with changes... especially if your charged TM (time and material).
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:33 PM
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Resurrecting this from the dead... What should we be looking at now at $/sqft turn key?
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:48 PM
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More compared to when the thread was started
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:39 AM
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Resurrecting this from the dead... What should we be looking at now at $/sqft turn key?
For smaller homes in the Johnson City metro, you'll probably be looking at between $110-$120/sq ft before any extra finishing or options for smaller homes (<2k sq. ft). I'd go up another $10/sq ft just to be safe. As you go larger, the cost per sq. ft generally decreases somewhat. If you're doing a completely custom home, expect to pay more.

Kingsport has only five new construction options on Trulia, none below $330k, and Bristol, TN has none. Knoxville has quite a few options slightly above $100 sq. ft.
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