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Old 01-23-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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Hi all. Im trying to get just a general idea of how much I can afford on building a new home in New Market. Does anyone know the average cost per square foot in this part of the state? The land is owned, so I just wanted to see what I could start looking for in terms of plans.


TIA!
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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So .. you'll be doing a custom build? In general, those will be pricier than a mass production neighborhood scenario. It also depends on the sq footage you're hoping for.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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It will be a custom build. I want 1600-2000 sq ft, one story, so not a huge house by any means. Vinyl siding, slab foundation....just something simple for my family to call home for years to come. We are getting my current house ready to put on the market hopefully this spring/summer, so Ive been trying to get an idea of what our mortgage would be on a new home.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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$75 is a good starting point. More as you add custom stuff like granite, and high end appliances.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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I built mine 8 years ago for $70/foot (not including lot). But, that was at Cost+......cost of home plus Contractor flat fee. That was with crown, hardwood, and tile throughout and brick & 14' ceilings. Only about 2400 sf, though. Adjusting for cost inflation and such, same house would probably cost me $85/ft or so now. Higher end homes can be in the $100-$120/ft range easily. $70-$80/ft seems reasonable.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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I think what we have been seeing is around $84/sq.ft.

It varies. Go talk to some builders and they can get you closer honestly.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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Go talk to some builders and they can get you closer honestly.
Agreed.

Here is a link to the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association website:

Huntsville / Madison County Builders Association in Alabama - Building Affordable Homes and Providing Education and Support

Builder - Single Family - Custom: Huntsville / Madison County Builders Association in Alabama - Building Affordable Homes and Providing Education and Support

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Phone: (256) 508-9242
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Phone: (256) 426-3740
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Phone: (256) 520-9957
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Phone: (256) 489-0696
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Phone: (256) 721-0943
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Phone: (256) 232-2715
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Phone: (256) 725-2072
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Phone:
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Phone: (256) 518-9457
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Phone: (256) 518-9457
Company: , Kenneth Chandler
Phone: (256) 536-1605
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Phone: (256) 776-2200
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Phone: (256) 759-8076
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Phone: (256) 542-0222
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Phone: (256) 348-1030
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Phone: (256) 851-7999
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Phone: (256) 851-7999
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Phone: (256) 679-6471
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Phone: (256) 759-1707
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Phone: (256) 679-6311
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Phone: (256) 755-2272
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Phone: (256) 759-2258
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Phone: (256) 603-6100
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Phone: (256) 643-4043
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Phone: (256) 468-6836
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Phone: (256) 797-7279
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Phone: (256) 533-3755
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Phone: (256) 414-4535
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Phone: (256) 232-2967
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Phone: (256) 564-5960
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Phone: (256) 337-3149
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Phone: (256) 759-5267
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Phone: (256) 704-3354
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Phone: (256) 508-1964
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Phone: (256) 883-9646
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Phone: (256) 278-1452
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Phone: (256) 337-8242
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Phone: (256) 829-9446
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Phone: (256) 852-4180
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Phone: (205) 296-3217
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Phone: (256) 348-4108
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:05 AM
 
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That's 143 names, in case anyone's wondering. Kathy Dollison, Dan Piroli, and David Stanton better get it in gear and add their phone numbers or they're going to miss out.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Yeah, but those names are essentially useless to someone who doesn't have a knowledge of who the actual builders on that list are.....you don't have to be a builder to be a member. Kathy is an organizer, and David Stanton is Jim Wright's construction manager, and pretty much all the agents for the builders are members and listed as well.

I had a client build a home in that area several years ago with Chip Powers and I was very impressed with him. He built a solid house with very nice finishes and his price was fair IMO. He is from that area so a lot of people who have lived out there for a while know him well. Rocky Childers is another name I would also throw out, from the area and builds a lot out there and has a good reputation. We used to represent Bret Slaton years ago and I always liked the homes he built and he was a great guy to work with....built a lot out in Deer Valley.

Rachel Brown is a very hot name right now in building. I love her designs, she brings a woman's perspective and her taste is impeccable. Her father was a long time builder in the area and her and her ex husband also were building homes here for a while.

Mark Harris is another builder I would talk with. He builds a lot in that area, from smaller ranchers to large executive homes and he is one of the best builders in the area and wonderful to work with. Just a great guy.

It really would depend what type of home you were looking at building....Chip and Rocky I would recommend for maybe your typically SF home, if I had a client looking to build something more like an executive type home I would probably talk to someone like Hoover and Associates or Barry Phillips.

Like Seth said, you are going to want to go cost plus and that is going to depend on the type of house you are looking to build.....I have one right now that is at about $100/ft and climbing every day as they are choosing some pretty expensive finishes, and its over 5000 sft.

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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After finalizing our finishes Saturday, the house we are going to build is going to run us $92/sq.ft. We are using Compass Homes and chose the Sheridan plan. To give you an idea of what we are upgrading, here's the list.

3 bed/2.5 ba
raised slab foundation
2,542 sq. ft (includes finishing the bonus room over the garage)


Through whole house:
rounded corners on all walls (upgrade)
textured ceilings (not popcorn)
Craftsman style doors (upgrade)
standard batt insulation in walls, spray foam insulation in ceiling (spray foam is an upgrade)
single hung windows
Intercom / stereo system. speakers in the living room, kitchen, back porch ceiling, and master bedroom. (upgrade)
10 ft ceilings (upgrade)
Carrier HVAC system (upgraded from Goodman unit)

Living room:

3/4" Hardwood flooring (not engineered hardwood) (upgrade)
Medium trim (5") plus crown moulding (upgrade)
Bricked gas fireplace with decorative wood mantle and surround
Built in bookcases around fireplace (upgrade)
power outlets in the floor of the living room (upgrade)


Kitchen:

Real wood cabinets (poplar with an ebony face) (40" tops)(upgrade)
Granite counter tops (upgrade)
undermount sink (upgrade)
stainless GE appliances (standard stove... no double oven built ins)(upgrade)
hardwood flooring (upgrade)
Bronze fixtures, faucets, and drawer pulls(upgrade)
crown moulding(upgrade)

Dining room:
Hardwood flooring (upgrade)
Bronze fixtures (upgrade)
Accent wall ( craftsman style wood boar and batten cross hatch style)(upgrade)
crown moulding (upgrade)


Bathrooms:
All will have cultured marble one piece countertops (upgrade)
bronze faucets (upgrade)
standard toilets
12" tile flooring (upgrade)

Master bath:
Removed garden tub and picture window (upgrade)
Extended walk in shower 2 ft. Double shower heads. Cultured marble shower walls and flooring. Glass door. (upgrade)
double vanity


Master bedroom:
Mohawk frieze carpet
Crown moulding (upgrade)

Guest bedrooms and bonus room:
Mohawk frieze carpet
standard finishes

Garage:

Standard with the addition of a 36" exterior door. (door is an upgrade)


Exterior finishes:

D5 dutchlap Vinyl siding
Vinyl siding split shakes in gables (upgrade)
Two decorative accent front walls in cultured stacked stone (upgrade)
Stacked stone rowlock around entire house(upgrade)
All porch columns will be aluminum painted to match trim color


Doing a cost plus would probably save us a good 20% or probably more, but with us not having any free time we felt it best to have someone manage the build for us.

This should maybe give you a better idea of what you can get. Keep in mind the land is not included in this price.
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